Becky Hyatt Rickenbaker
Central Carolina Technical College, Public Relations, Sumter, SC
Graphic Artist. Responsibilities include designing and producing ads, brochures, catalogs, branding, outdoor boards, newsletters, direct mail, schedules, flyers, posters, wall wraps, boulevard banners and various other promotional print materials. Also photograph images for use in above materials as well as photograph events for use on website. Coordinate with various vendors, printers and in-house departments. Schedule appointments with in-house customers and outside vendors. Working knowledge of Mac based Adobe CS5 InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat. Manage multiple projects. Working knowledge of digital file preparation for a variety of print media.
1990 - 2011
Rickenbaker Design, 112 East Main Street, Lexington, SC
Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Writer and Photographer
Owned and managed a business with responsibility for customer service, design, illustration, photography, writing, editing, public speaking, printer and vendor coordination, scheduling and billing. Working knowledge of Mac based Adobe CS4 InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat. Managed multiple projects. Working knowledge of digital file preparation for a variety of print media.
Lexington Wine Walk, 2010-2011
Designed and produced branding, 4 page magazine insert, flyers, posters and boulevard banners for the newly launched annual Lexington Wine Walk sponsored by the Lexington Beautification Foundation, Lexington, SC. Also provided photography, coordinated with vendors and partnered with the event as a sponsor.
Newberry College Costumed Mascot, 2010
Designed, developed and implemented a new mascot and mascot program at Newberry College. Also scheduled performer appearances and authored policy, procedure, performer, and public relations guidelines for the program. Worked with Newberry College employees and outside vendors to coordinate mascot’s unveiling event.
Sandlapper Magazine, Sandlapper Society, Sandlapper Publishing and Hidden Path Publications, 2002-2011
• Illustrated 3 children’s books: “Mr. Bud’s Country Store”, “Would You Salute?” (Hidden Path Publications), and “Make It Three, the Story of the CSS H. L. Hunley , Civil War Submarine” (Sandlapper Publishing). Frequently made public appearances and presentations at schools and civic groups promoting these books.
• Photographs and illustrations were published in Sandlapper Magazine.
• Photographed, designed and produced a 312 page book, “Stop Where the Parking Lot’s Full”, for Sandlapper Society. Created promotional materials and assisted in arranging author appearances and photo shoots.
Lexington County Veterans’ Monument, 2002
Designs and illustrations were chosen to appear on the Lexington county veterans’ memorial monument located in Lexington, SC. Also supervised the production process of the 80,000 lb. monument in Elberton, GA for the Lexington Monument Committee and made presentations to public at ground-breaking and dedication ceremonies. Also made presentations at schools and civic groups regarding all aspects of the monument construction and purpose.
PBT Communications, 1990-2005
A full service telecommunications company located in Lexington, SC
Worked with marketing department to implement advertising campaigns, branding, direct mail, newspaper and magazine ads, annual directory cover/community pages, vehicle graphics, bill inserts, brochures and various other printed promotionals. Also coordinated with a variety of vendors, printers and publishers.
Other Full-Time Job Experience Includes:
1985-1990: Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC
Art Director. Responsibilities included designing and producing ads, brochures, annual reports, branding, outdoor boards, newsletters, direct mail, and various other promotional print materials. Produced illustrations for promotional projects. Supervised employees, worked with corporate photographer, writers, and coordinated with various vendors, printers and in-house departments. Scheduled appointments with in-house customers and outside vendors.
1984-1985: Atlanta Business Chronicle and Georgia Business Magazine, Atlanta, GA
Art Director. Responsibilities included designing and producing a weekly newspaper, quarterly magazine and ads. Produced illustrations for stories. Coordinated with various vendors, illustrators, photographers, writers, advertisers and printers. Partnered with a local writer to create a weekly political comic strip. Answered phone and scheduled appointments with clients and vendors.
1983-1984: Secured Communities, Atlanta, GA
Graphic Designer for an in-house commercial real estate ad agency. Responsibilities included designing brochures, branding, ads, posters, outdoor boards, sales packages, direct mail, newsletters, and various other printed materials. Worked with vendors, printers, and various resources. Scheduled appointments with in-house customers and outside vendors.
1981-1983: Graphic Design Center, Atlanta, GA
Graphic Designer for a design house/Print Shop. Responsibilities included client consultation, printer coordination, design, illustration and production. Answered phone and scheduled appointments with clients and vendors.
Volunteer Experience Includes:
2009-2011: Studio 112 Manager, Lexington, SC
Managed art studios housing up to 7 artists in residence and operating at 112 East Main Street in Lexington, SC. Responsible for assisting walk-in customers, maintenance supervision, event planning, inner office communications, studio rentals, social networking, web page maintenance and community/public relations. Rickenbaker Design was located at Studio 112.
1979 Summerville High School Graduate, Summerville, SC
1981 Art Institute of Atlanta Graduate, Atlanta, GA
Scholarships: Art Institute of Atlanta half tuition scholarship and Summerville Artist’s Guild scholarship
Major/Degree: Visual Communications/Associate in Arts
Awards and Honors
Addy awards, PICA awards, and various telecommunications industry awards
1992 SC Wildlife Federation Print of the Year, 2008 Florence Museum juried show, 2009 & 2010 SC State Fair merit awards, 2010 Contemporaries of the Columbia Museum of Art juried show, Tapp’s Center for the Arts First Thursday exhibitions