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Detail-oriented graphic designer, skilled in creating visually compelling designs that effectively communicate ideas. My passion for design extends beyond aesthetics; it involves crafting visuals that inspire, inform, and captivate audiences. In addition to my graphic design expertise, I bring a strategic mindset, excellent collaborative skills, and a solid understanding of public health principles. 


Bachelor Degree - Applied Science in Graphic Design, Robert Morris University
Associate Degree - Applied Science in Graphic Design, Lincoln Land Community College



Technical Proficiencies:  Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat Pro, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop), 
Microsoft (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Trello, Drupal, Commercial printing, Team Leadership


Skills & Abilities: Time management, Design principles, Attention to detail, Creativity and innovation, Communication and collaboration, Strategic thinking, Social media management, Brand management, Campaign planning and execution


Co.Starters - Innovate Springfield, 40 under 40  - Springfield Business Journal, Leadership Springfield  - The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Mid-Illinois Communications Association (MICA), Society for Health Care Strategy and Market Development (SHSMD)


Creative Services Manager
SIU Medicine - Office of Marketing, Communication & Engagement

April 2021 - current

  • Manages successful implementation of visual strategies, including print, web, video, and multimedia activities.

  • Develops and maintained the visual identity of SIU Medicine and SIU School of Medicine, ensuring consistency across all communication materials.

  • Designs brochures, flyers, posters, banners, infographics, and other print materials for public health campaigns, events, and promotional purposes.

  • Creates and photographed graphics for websites, social media platforms, email newsletters, and digital advertisements to effectively communicate public health messages online.

  • Develops custom illustrations and icons to enhance visual appeal and clarity of public health materials.

  • Ensures all design materials met accessibility standards, making them usable by individuals with disabilities.

  • Collaborates with other departments and external partners to understand their communication needs and provided expert advice on design strategies.

  • Assists in the creation of content by providing visual assets and design support for articles, reports, presentations, and other communication materials related to public health initiatives.

  • Incorporate feedback from stakeholders, including public health experts, community members, and agency leadership, to refine and improve visual communication materials.

  • Builds and managed a creative team of graphic designers, photographer, and videographer, overseeing their projects and ensuring high-quality output.

Stephanie Cullen Design
June 2019 - April 2021

  • Specialized in delivering customized creative communication solutions that brought visions to life for individuals and small businesses.

  • Focused on crafting impactful visual identities, including logo design, marketing collateral, and print materials.

  • Planned and executed graphics and content for health-related events, workshops, and public awareness campaigns.

State of Illinois - Illinois House of Representatives

January 2013 – May 2019

  • Implemented design, proofing, and editing on materials such as fliers, newsletters, mailers, brochures, postcards, and social media content for the Illinois House of Representatives.

  • Designed interactive elements for websites and presentations to engage the audience and facilitate user interaction with public health information.

  • Worked with vendors and oversaw the printing process for special events.

Democratic Party of Illinois | June 2013 – October 2018

  • Created communication materials, including direct mailers, yard signs, invitations, and digital pieces for political campaigns under tight deadlines.

  • Ensured quality printed materials by working with printers to provide quotes and timely delivery.

Solution Printing

September 2010 – January 2013

  • Managed projects from concept to completion, including client meetings to discuss goals, selecting papers, evaluating colors, typesetting samples, and presenting ideas for projects.

  • Produced final materials such as brochures, invitations, letterhead, flyers, and large format projects.

  • Managed copiers, pre-press, and proofing processes.

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