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Whitney Ostrander

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Institute on Human Development and Disability

Outreach and Dissemination Program Coordinator

Skilled Graphic Designer, Photography, Video editor, and Marketing Coordinator.

G52 River’s Crossing
850 College Station Rd.
Athens, GA 30602

whitney.ostrander@uga.edu

706-614-0643

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Bachelors Degree Graphic Design University of Georgia 2017
Associates Degree Graphic Design University of North Georgia 2014

Prior Professional Positions

Organization Title Years of Service
Design Agency / Design Marbles Freelance Graphic Designer 5 years
QDMA - National Magazine Advertising and Marketing Coordinator 5 years

Advisory Committee

  • Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
  • Communication Education and Dissemination Council (CEDC)

Areas of Expertise

CORE STRENGTHS 

  • Excellent Organization  |  Project Management  |  Multi-tasking  |  Time Management  |  Communication  |  Public Relations  |  Responsible and Loyal

SKILLS

  • InDesign  |  Photoshop  |  Illustrator  |  Lightroom  |  Premiere Pro  |  Acrobat  |  Video editing software  |  Microsoft Office  |  Photography  |  Marketing  |  Advertising & Sales 

CERTIFICATIONS & TRAININGS

  • Quick and Affordable Assistive Technology, Rapid Fabrication
  • Linkedin Learning: Film, lighting, video editing, sound and audio, interviewing, project management, and video foundations.

Job Description

Whitney works at the Institute on Human Development and Disability as their Graphic Designer, Photographer, and Marketing Coordinator. She is responsible for all Graphic Design, Marketing, and Publicity for the department and grant-funded projects. Trained in production of products with Accessibility and Digital ADA Compliance; including alternative formats. Websites are developed in 501c3 format. Responsible for photography, videography, and program coordination of events, workshops, and conferences for the department. All digital productions are captioned. Manages social media accounts, third-party platforms, and dissemination that is disbursed throughout the University and community through our outreach initiatives. Manages reporting, tracking, and analytics for events, social media profiles, website management, and dissemination. Oversees organizational management for multiple projects within the department.

Whitney started working with IHDD in March of 2018. Before IHDD, Whitney was simultaneously attending the University of Georgia earning her Bachelors's degree in Graphic Design while gaining extensive experience in the field working with a prestigious Design Agency, as well as a Marketing Coordinator for a National magazine for 5 years. The skills Whitney gained from working with well-known successful corporations (some include Califia Farms, Coca-Cola, and Nestlé), as well as clients with independently-owned businesses and smaller companies, really set her apart with the invaluable hands-on experience and skills gained, even before she gained her degree. Whitney graduated from the University of Georgia with her Bachelors in Graphic Design and minored in Photography in December of 2017. 

Personally, Whitney has a heart for helping people. Whitney has had her own set of mental and physical health struggles over the years and has a heart for coming alongside others who are struggling. She grew up on a farm and loves the outdoors. Whitney said "Being able to help farmers and others for my job is an absolutely perfect fit. I feel like I am designing for a purpose, which was my overall motive for entering the field of 'design'." 

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