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ABOUT LEANNA
LeAnna Graves Creative Services

Biography

 
Contact LeAnna Graves / Phone: 828-320-8812 / Mail: PO Box 217, Patterson NC 28661

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"With everything I do, with every project that I undertake, I do so with respect, compassion, and with the fullest intent that my work is serving the highest good of everyone involved. This is the role of a Shaman. I consider myself to have the soul of a Shaman, as my purpose on this earth is to serve and help others - on a personal, business, emotional and spiritual level.

"My creativity comes from the Divine Creator, the highest source of energy. I facilitate the Divine Will by allowing this energy to flow through me to create absolutely the best possible for each of my clients' needs.

"I was raised to treat everyone the same, and with the respect that I would want to receive from others. Deeply spiritual by nature, my roots are in Christianity, now enhanced by the teachings that are universal in many other religious beliefs and cultures - the teachings of creating no harm, of gratitude, and of genuine loving respect for everything and everyone around me. This includes all of the animals and plant life on earth, as well as people from every nation, race, and religion. Native Americans have a saying that means 'We are all related'. This is the creed that I follow.

"My mentors call me a 'bridger of worlds' because I hold and exercise the ability to walk well with one foot in the everyday world of business while keeping the other foot firmly grounded in the realm of spiritual love. I feel that the two need not be separated - that messages and guidance that come from the spiritual world do so in order to make the business world more complete, successful and whole. This is my specialty. This is what I bring to my clients. This is how I live my life." LeAnna Graves

Areas of Expertise

- Photography Art Direction
- Literature & Collateral Layout & Design
- Business Identity and Brand Development
- Consumer and Trade Website Development
- Public Relations
- Print Production and Color Correction
- Project Management
- Advertising Production & Media Placement
- Video Production Direction
- Product Packaging Design
- Trade Show Display Development
- Consumer Inquiry & Fulfillment
- Image & Advertising Asset Management
- Production Business Practice Re-engineering
- Point of Purchase Display Development
- Consumer Inquiry & Fulfillment

Technology Skills

- QuarkXPress
- Adobe CS5- (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Illustrator)
- Microsoft Office 2010
- Microsoft Expressions
- Joomla CSM/VirtueMart
- Virtual (Cloud) Server Implementation and Management
- Internet/E-mail/FTP Software
- Remote Virtual Color Proofing Software
- Lotus Notes

Profile

- Highly productive professional offering numerous years of creative art direction experience thriving in fast-paced situations that demand strong technical, organizational & interpersonal skills.

- Communicative style wins collaboration with individuals at all levels while encouraging a positive team environment.

- Expert in completing deadline critical projects within budget.

- Highly motivated by challenges, multi-tasking and detail oriented projects.

 

Work Experience

LeAnna Graves Creative Services
Western North Carolina
2009 - Present

PRO Unlimited
Web Development Contractor
for Corning, Inc.

Hickory, North Carolina
2014 - 2016

Bernhardt Furniture Company
Strategic Marketing Coordinator
Lenoir, North Carolina
2000 - 2009

Thomasville Furniture Company
Coordinator, Advertising & Marketing
Thomasville, North Carolina
1987 - 2000

Equicare Animal Massage Therapy
Co-Owner/Operator
Lenoir, North Carolina
2004 - Present

Usui Reiki Master/Teacher
Hickory, North Carolina
2003 - Present


Associations/Organizations

- IEEE (Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers)
- Board of Directors - Caldwell Animal Rescue (Currently)
- WITHIT (Women In The Home Industries Today)
- Board of Directors - WITHIT '99 - '01
- IAAMB (International Assoc. of Animal Massage & Bodywork)
- Board of Directors - Blazing Saddles, Equine Assisted Therapy '06 - '09
- Holistic Practitioners of North Carolina
- Ordained Minister of EarthStar Spiritual Center

Education

Bachelor of Science, Marketing
High Point University
Summa cum laude: GPA 3.86

A.A.S Degree, Web Technology
Caldwell Community College &
Technical College

GPA 3.96

A.A.S Degree, Commercial Photography
Randolph Technical College

Certification, Database Specialist
Caldwell Community College &
Technical College

GPA 4.00

Virtual Server Implementation & Management
VMWare Academy
GPA 4.00

University of NC at Greensboro
Broadcasting/Cinema major with minors in Psychology & Interior Design

 



 


Contact LeAnna Graves

Phone: 828-320-8812

Mail: PO Box 217, Patterson NC 28661

 

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