WHO I AM
I am Megan Joyce, and it’s great to meet you. I am a hard-working, hands-on graphic designer, problem solver, and difference maker. I love being part of a passionate and diligent team, dedicated to doing the best job possible.
So what are my credentials? Take a look at the facts. Well educated? You know it. Varied experience packed into my past 10+ years? Absolutely. Equipped with tons of skills? Without doubt.
Plus, there’s more to me that you’ll want to know:
Important people (my bosses, coworkers, professors, friends, my mom even!) will tell you my capabilities are juxtaposed, in a good way. I’m pretty good at marrying creative with practical and technical. What I create must wow, and work, so I tap both sides of the noggin to make it happen.
Context makes me better, so you’ll find that I’m curious. I read the copy, I ask questions, I learn the bigger picture. Understanding who my audience is, what their pains are, and how my company (or my client) helps them gives me a leg up, and makes my design more effective.
Resourcefulness comes up as well. Those who know me say I’m good at figuring out how to get something done. Google is my friend! So are people who don’t do what I do, who give me perspective. I am one willing to reach across the aisle for a solution.
Sound good? I hope so!
In my free time, you can find me riding my horse through the forests along the South River, making overly-ambitious costumes for DragonCon, snuggled up with my dogs playing video games, or trying my hand at cooking a new recipe.
WHAT I KNOW
I spent my childhood scribbling horses on every available surface. As a result, I can draw pretty darn well these days. This comes in handy when I need to sketch out some quick ideas that I then turn into masterpieces.
I’m working on broadening my 3D modeling chops: I’ve got SketchUp pretty well in hand, and I’m currently working my way through FormZ and Blender.
I've yet to meet a CMS I couldn't figure out forwards and backwards in record time.
I can deliver design work that is not only good looking, but on-strategy and on-message. Said plainly, I'm picking up what you're putting down.
I like to think I've earned my black belt in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.
Adobe AfterEffects is one of my more recent forays. I've mastered the basics and I can't wait for the opportunity to learn more.
I am a pretty fair hand at several video editing softwares, most notably Apple FinalCut Pro and Adobe Premiere.
I’m a pretty solid copywriter when the situation calls. You’re still reading, so I must be doing something right!
Woodworking, blacksmithing, sewing, and an encyclopedic knowledge of adhesives? I’m your girl, and I've even been known to pick up a TIG welder. Does that come up often? Not as nearly as much as I'd like, but I'm ready when it does!
WHERE I LEARNED
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Consistently ranked a top-10 U.S. public university
B.S. Industrial Design, College of Architecture
Graduated August 2010
4-year Dean’s List recipient
Undergraduate research assistant
4 student internships
Senior thesis achieved 2nd place at 2010 GT Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering Senior Capstone Design Expo
Work exhibited at the Modern Atlanta 2010 Kickoff Event
An educational institution teaching 21st century technology skills on 20 campuses
10-week Front End Web Development Course
Graduated February 2015
Honed cross-disciplinary communications skills
WHAT I'VE DONE
Museum exhibit design and fabrication
November 2018 – Present
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
October 2015 – November 2018
Leading membership software provider serving 3,000 clients in the U.S. and Europe
March 2013 – September 2015
MEGAN JOYCE DESIGN
Freelance project and contract services
Marketer and Graphic Designer
September 2011 – Present
HARRY NORMAN, REALTORS
Atlanta’s oldest and largest residential real estate firm
Marketing Coordinator/Graphic Designer
May 2010 – August 2011