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Lizabeth A. Johnson
NoE Communications, 818 Bluestone Road, Durham, NC 27713
(H) 919.361.0630 (C) 919.523.3651
email: lizabeth@noecommunications.com



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Professional Experience

GlobalPrime Technologies, Inc. Morrisville, NC (2000 to present)
GlobalPrime is a start-up technology software company. Our first product is Mobile i3, a revolutionary file management system, which allows people to be able to manage information regardless of format, application or origin using any type of Internet connected device. Major responsibilities include:

Technical Writer, Webmaster and GUI Designer

  • Designing Graphical User Interface for Mobile i3
  • Webmaster (JavaScript code and content) for GlobalPrime web site
  • Writing and editing documentation for Mobile i3 web, PC and wireless clients, including online help
  • Working with executive, marketing and sales staff and independent contractors to create marketing materials and identity art
  • Editing business plans, executive summary and presentations for various audience levels
  • Editing company documents such as GlobalPrime newsletter and marketing materials
  • Developing web-based demos and presentations for prospective products

Citygate Associates Sacramento, CA (1995 to 2000)
During my tenure with Citygate Associates, I have held two positions: Editor for the California Redevelopment Association (CRA) and Publication Designer for CRA. The California Redevelopment Association is a statewide nonprofit association of redevelopment agencies and allied firms. It is comprised of over 500 members including cities and state agencies. These diverse positions have given me a well-rounded background in publications both on the editorial and production side. In addition to the Association's monthly newsletter, the CRA Redevelopment Journal, I have worked on other publications including several of CRA's recently published books. Major responsibilities while with Citygate Associates/CRA:

Editor (1997 to present)

  • Edited monthly Association newsletter (CRA Redevelopment Journal)
  • Coordinated day-to-day production and printing for CRA newsletter and other publications
  • Planned editorial calendar for newsletter
  • Managed freelance writers
  • Researched and wrote feature articles
  • Associate editor and publication designer for CRA Affordable Housing Handbook
  • Associate editor and publication designer for CRA Communications Guide
  • Managed six-figure printing budget
  • Wriote and edited press releases
  • Scripted video narration for CRA Award of Excellence
  • Art director for CRA Award of Excellence video
  • Wrote speeches for CRA Award of Excellence program
  • Generated content for Association web site
  • Designed Association web site
  • Staff liaison for media relations for CRA Award of Excellence program
  • Staff liaison for Publication & Public Relations Committee and CRA Awards Committee
  • Advertising representative for Redevelopment Journal and Annual Conference Program

Publication Designer (1995 to 2000)

  • Designed special-interest publications
  • Designed templates for newsletters and books
  • Produced layout for monthly Redevelopment Journal
  • Designed seminar announcements
  • Designed marketing materials for membership services
  • Trained graphic design staff and coordinated projects produced by graphics team
  • Performed cost analysis and prepared budget for printing and printing-related services
  • Worked with freelance designers and photographers to create identity art for Annual Conference and CRA publications

View Camera Magazine Sacramento, CA (1991 to 1995)
During my tenure, I managed all day-to-day operations at View Camera magazine on both the editorial and production side. View Camera is a four-color, bimonthly trade publication targeted toward large format photographers, covering a myriad of topics ranging from fine art to commercial subjects as well as technical issues of interest to the photographic profession. Between 1991 and 1995, circulation figures and advertising revenue for the publication rose dramatically. Circulation increased 30 percent in 1993 and 20 percent in 1994. Advertising revenue increased approximately 25 percent each year from 1992 to 1994. Primary responsibilities included:

Managing Editor

  • Designed, interviewed, wrote, and edited bimonthly trade magazine (circulation 13,500)
  • Project manager for all outside service bureau operations (printer, separation house, etc.)
  • Interviewed, trained, and supervised clerical staff (circulation department)
  • Managed off-site contractors, contributing writers, editors and photographers
  • Managed six-figure printing and advertising budget
  • Liaison for eastern and midwest advertising representatives
  • Handled midwest advertising sales 1991 to 1993; western advertising sales 1991 to 1995
  • Performed cost and quality analysis of printing firms and printing related services
  • Managed payroll for in-house staff and off-site contractors
  • Company representative for major trade shows, press conferences, and review sessions
  • Wrote and designed promotional materials
  • Researched and wrote over 40 feature pieces
  • Conducted interviews with major artists
  • Generated press releases and media information
  • Created and maintained office production schedules and editorial calendar
  • Created and managed the View Camera Excellence Awards program
  • Managed production process and acted as company representative during press checks at printer

Houston Center for Photography (HCP) Houston, TX (1990)

General Arts Administrative Intern

  • Edited upcoming events section of HCP's monthly magazine
  • Managed production of HCP's 1990 FotoFest participant/exhibitor program
  • Designed in-house promotional materials for HCP's 1990 FotoFest exhibition
  • Reviewed new library materials for potential future exhibitions
  • Implemented and managed tracking system for HCP's library acquisitions

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Education

University of Houston Houston, TX 1990
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Major: Photography
Minors: Political Science and Art History

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Software Proficiency Includes (PC and Mac)

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Professional Honors

1995 Maggie Awards Finalist Western Publications Association

1994 Maggie Awards Finalist Western Publications Association

  • Best Overall Design (Trade) View Camera, November/December 1993

1994 Gold Ink Award Winner William Byrd Press

  • Overall Excellence (Circulation under 100,000-Trade) View Camera, January/February 1994

1990 Blaffer Gallery Houston, TX

  • Group Show

1986 Autorama Press Coverage Competition Detroit Free Press

  • First Place, Statewide High School Press Conference Competition

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