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My name is April Zammas and I’m a senior graphic designer. Beyond what I can show here, I am a detailed-oriented, fast yet efficient team player with excellent design, communications, and management capabilities. I have a long history of thriving under pressure and the ability to ease that pressure with a good joke or two.
I understand all too well the importance of exceptional organization and time management, and how they’re attributed not only to a project’s success, but to the overall success of any business. I love a good challenge and possess an infectious positive attitude. More than just ‘work,’ what I seek is longevity within a thriving workplace, an environment in which to contribute, collaborate, and always continue to learn.
If you ask anyone what I do, they often say I “make things pretty” or “make things work correctly.” That’s me in a nutshell! Branding and content management is my passion. Designing for print may be where my career began but I’m equally invested in digital design, including web interface, social media marketing, content management systems, and product setup on e-commerce platforms. Most recently, I designed for big box home improvement retailers like Lowes, Home Depot and Floor & Decor.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER (REMOTE) / Zamma Corporation
Home improvement retailer customers include: Lowes, Home Depot, and Floor & Decor. Provided art direction, illustrations, print design, and store display/merchandising for National home improvement and flooring retailers. Production designer responsible for creating and managing graphic assets. Managed content and assets in the proprietary content management systems unique to each client. Created and maintained web presence and Youtube video content library.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER / Creative Circle (Zamma Corporation)
Contract graphic designer hired to support a flooring manufacturing company in Orange, VA. Responsible for creating product images, uploading to proprietary Content Management Systems used by their various flooring contracts. Assisted the marketing and sales team in creating sales sheets, product guides, 3d displays, presentations, and web content.
CO-OWNER, CREATIVE+OPERATIONS / Katora LLC
Small business owner of a plant-based cafe on campus at the University of Mary Washington and in downtown Fredericksburg. Responsible for hiring, training, inventory, accounting and HR. In-house designer and social media expert creating content and event promotions. In-house web developer creating and maintaining a WordPress-managed web presence.
SR. SOFTWARE ENGINEER / Capital One
TECHNICAL WEBSITE COORDINATOR / InfoComm (now AVIXA)
Responsible for the development of InfoComm’s association and show websites within the OpenText (previously RedDot) content management system. Utilized various web technologies and scripting libraries, including HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery. Streamlined content entry by ensuring ease-of-use for content authors and editors, and provided on-going documentation and training. Aided in the project management of development deliverables for major association site redesign, working closely with vendors. Implemented and supported social media marketing and site analytics, serving as the go-to for Google Analytics reporting. Assisted in the troubleshooting of site publishing issues. Provided support on the association’s WordPress show blogs. Offered research and recommendations for design and technical challenges. Worked with the Marketing Services Department on a day-to-day basis, as well as supported expositions, education, certification and membership departments, as needed.
FREELANCE DESIGNER / Stem Creative
stem creative is a graphic and web design firm serving the needs of associations, non-profit organizations, and small business. stem also serves consumers with all their party stationery needs – from weddings to graduations, and birthdays to birth announcements.
PC + Mac-based systems, proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat Pro, After Effects, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop, Premiere Pro), Quark, and Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Teams, Words)
AddThis, Canva, Google Analytics, gitHub, Google Workspace (Docs, Forms, Sheets, Slides), InVision, Meta Business Suite, Sketch, social APIs, WordPress