Lauren Parish

Web & Publications Manager

I pride myself on being a creative professional with diverse skills in print and web design. I have a drive for creativity and a reputation of being highly organized. I am an adventurous cook and consider myself a bit of a "foodie" and wine connoisseur. I guess you could say I'm good at pairing things...whether it be print and web or wine and cheese!

Work Experiences

Rochester Institute of Technology
Image Permanence Institute

Web & Publications Manager
2008 - Present
  • Design new and maintain existing websites and web applications
  • Develop and oversee all print and web marketing materials, as well as social media presence
  • Work with researchers to gather content and create publications for sale
  • Manage full-time web developer and student co-op
  • Organize workshop and webinar materials, as well as coordinate details with participants and partner institutions

Gatehouse Media, Inc

Graphic Artist
2007 - 2008
  • Created Flash advertisements for local newspaper websites around the country
  • Responsible for all print and web-based design within the corporate office and local properties

The Salzman Group

Web Designer
2006 - 2007
  • Designed promotional web material on a regular basis for multiple eCommerce websites under tight deadlines
  • Responsible for multiple ongoing projects, mainly the implementation and design of new websites and images for the products contained within
  • Created and executed ongoing marketing strategies and designs for email campaigns for multiple companies

Rochester Institute of Technology
Information and Technology Services

Web Designer
2005 - 2006
  • Designed user interface for the myRIT web portal
  • Worked with Rochester-area CEOs and RIT to create ExploreRochesterIT logo and website

University of Rochester
Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Web Developer
2003 - 2005
  • Designed and implemented websites in HTML and CSS
  • Responsible for ongoing website maintenance
  • Worked with research scientists for content and vision

Education

BS New Media Publishing

Rochester Institute of Technology
2001 - 2006
Concentration in Digital Media with a minor in Communication

Proficiencies

Top Skills

85%

Leadership

Moderate, 9 years
I successfully lead groups in official and unofficial capacities to complete objectives. People often look to me for guidance on multiple aspects of projects, starting from the vision, to design, and on to completion.
90%

Accountability

Advanced, 10 years
I pride myself on being able to plan out and manage multiple projects at once with several different budgets and timelines. I always deliver on time with high quality output.
95%

Technical

Expert, 19 years
Extremely proficient in Adobe Creative Suite software. Most notably Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and Lightroom. I live and breathe these tools on a daily basis. They allow me to be diverse in both web and print.

Other Skills

HTML/CSS EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION EDITING DESIGN
SOCIAL MEDIA EMAIL CAMPAIGNS CROSS-PLATFORM PUBLISHING

Get in Touch

I'm always interested in hearing about new opportunities.

I can help with the following:

  • Web design and development
  • Print publications
  • Logo design
  • Photo editing
  • Managing a team

Drop me a line at laurenknits@gmail.com or call me at 585-766-0584