Hi there,

I’m  Sandi Beach

Creative Manager

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about

I am a self-motivated, hard-working, creative manager with over seventeen years of award-winning design experience. I’ve worked on branding strategies, print publications, websites, eCommerce, LMS, SEO, ADA, Facebook ads, and social media campaigns for clients nationwide.

I enjoy meeting new challenges and using my top-notch organizational skills to deliver high-quality creative solutions. I love every stage of the creative process from brainstorming, design and development, testing, deployment, and support, but my favorite part is seeing the client’s face in presentation meetings.

Teamwork is really my dream work! I love working with a mix of creative and technical personalities with my hands-on managerial approach. Working shoulder-to-shoulder, uplifting, mentoring, and coaching my teammates have proven to bring out the best in them and our projects.

My name really is “Sandi Beach”. Not only is it a given ice-breaker for any conversation, but is a great representation of my laid-back, flexible personality.

A Diverse creative leader delivering high-qualtiy solutions

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Happy Clients
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Projects Completed
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Years of Experience

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Skills

HTML & css
98%
JAVASCRIPT
50%
PHP
20%
wordpress
98%
Joomla
95%
Drupal
70%
Shopify
98%
UX/UI Design
95%
SEO
80%
Photoshop
60%
illustrator
85%
InDesign
75%
Drewmweaver
95%
MS Office
98%

Project Management, Sales & Support

Digital Marketing

Print Design

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Experience

2014- Present
Creative Division Manager
Courtland Consulting
  • Manage a fun, open environment for designers, programmers, copywriters, testers, help desk technicians, and sales team with a hands-on approach
  • Goal setting and evaluation of creative team
  • Train and mentor creative division coworkers
  • Select and oversee outside vendors and contractors
  • Analyze and implementation of processes, technologies, etc.
  • Manage all aspects of a project, such as client relations, timeline, budget, change in scope, and deliverables
  • Lead all client meetings, such as sales meetings, project kickoff, design presentations, status meetings, training delivery, etc.
  • New hire on boarding process, such as interviewee’s resumes, employee, screenings, phone and in-person interviews, and current employee reviews
  • Technical sales consultant and lead quote/proposal writing
  • Provide estimates and timelines for projects
  • Research and evaluate new tools
  • Lead quality control of all deliverables, such as reviewing and critiquing design/code to meet the client’s expectations
  • Design various print pieces
  • Design and develop responsive websites in WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Shopify, Concrete5, Moodle, SharePoint, SquareSpace, Wix, Weebly, and custom applications.
  • Develop eCommerce websites with WooCommerce and Shopify
  • Integration with various CMS platforms, APIs, and Payment Gateways
  • Consult and implement search engine optimization, ADA, and social media strategies for web clients
  • Develop and deliver custom training programs for clients
2008-2014
Lead Graphic and Web Designer/Developer
Courtland Consulting
  • Lead and provide art direction to team of designers
  • Design various print pieces
  • Design many responsive websites
  • Custom mock-up and wire frame design
  • Program websites using HTML, CSS, PHP, ASP, Action  Scripting, and MySQL
  • Program content management sites through Joomla,  WordPress, Drupal, Concrete5, SharePoint, CWIS, Moodle, Wix, Weebly, and SquareSpace.
  • Develop eCommerce, LMS and CRM websites
  • Design and program custom PHP administrative sites
  • Consult and implement search engine optimization and  social media strategies for web clients
  • Author and maintain web content for customers
  • Develop and deliver custom training programs
2004-2008
Stony beach studio
Owner, Graphic and Web Designer/Developer
  • Designed and produced many designed pieces in the forms of logo design, print design, identity, signage, and web design
  • Designed and coded websites and multimedia  presentations using HTML, CSS, WordPress, and  ActionScript
  • Managed multiple, concurrent projects in different  stages, juggling short-turnaround jobs with longer, more complex projects
  • Maintained production schedules and budgets
  • Attended press checks and coordinated projects with  outside vendors
  • Worked in all stages of the creative process
  • Collaborated with clients directly through each project
2004-2008
Graphic and Web Designer
Resurrection Life Church
  • Successfully lead a team of 12 creative individuals from all professions to grow the church through marketing and advertising
  • Assist in the growth of the church through branding,  marketing, and advertising (500 attendees in 2005 to 1,200 attendees in 2009)
  • Lead in the creation of the creative team, developed project processes, and recruited creative team members
  • Serve as a ministry liaison for over 15 ministries
  • Performed lead role in the brand design and production of print, identity, packaging, multimedia, web design, and web applications
  • Managed press checks, art directed photos, supervised team design efforts
  • Maintained production schedules and budgets
  • Trained, supervised and provided art direction for junior designers
  • Consulted and created the church brand
  • Designed many weekly print promotions
  • Developed many ministries logos and print materials
  • Designed their first website

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Portfolio

My portfolio includes pieces I have worked on in all capacities. From creative direction, project management, design, development, testing, and support. With all of these pieces, I have worked directly with the client. However, I wasn’t the lead designer/developer on all these projects.

Clients I have worked with

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Testimonials

I’ve been blessed to work along side the most amazing clients! These testimonials are from the clients I have worked with at Courtland Consulting. I’ve worked with these clients as a project manager, web designer/developer, trainer, tester, and help desk support.

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Contact

Let's Connect...

If you’re interested in working together or have a question about any of my projects or experience, please don’t hesitate to send me a message. I will respond as soon as I can! 
-Sandi

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