Erin Sowards

Professional Experience

Golfpac, Inc. & Tee Times USA

Senior Graphic + Web Designer

Altamonte Springs, Florida • February 2008–May 2017

Participated in all aspects of the design process from concept to launch of consumer-facing websites. Conceptualized and designed fully formed webpage mock ups, included graphics, HTML and CSS for development. Created a template with modular design elements for the family of Golfpac websites. Created logos, business cards, print & digital full-page ads, direct mail, banner ads, graphics, icons, 36- & 100-page brochures, sales kit, email newsletter templates.

Wyndham Vacation Ownership

Graphic + Web Designer

Brand Management • Orlando, Florida, August 2006–July 2007

Designed printed materials for business partners according to Wyndham Vacation Ownership Brand Standards. Designed online related promotional material, maintained site-wide graphics, flash animations, and CSS. Created animated presentations with Adobe After Effects. Added graphic assets through a content management system, or supervised those additions. Wrote HTML and CSS for implementation.

Wyndham Vacation Ownership

Graphic + Web Designer

Web Technologies, Information Technology • Orlando, Florida • March 2004–July 2006

Designed consumer facing websites for the world’s largest vacation ownership company. Designed and created HTML mock ups, CSS and graphics for online projects assigned to the Web Technologies group. Worked directly with project sponsors to understand their goals and objectives. Collaborated with project managers, business analysts, and Java developers in all aspects of implementation from requirements to launch. Used a content management tool to manage creative assets, and provided training to business partners.

The Morning Journal

Graphic Designer

The Buckeye Publishing Company • Lisbon, Ohio • February 2003–September 2003

Designed ads for print in the Morning Journal, a daily newspaper in Columbiana County, Ohio. Scanned and color corrected photography in a Macintosh environment, and collaborated with sales staff to ensure high quality advertisements under tight deadlines.

DigiKnow, Inc.

Graphic + Web Designer

Cleveland, Ohio • January 2001–July 2002

Collaborated with account, design, technical, and production staff to design websites from concept to launch—included initial concepts, subpages, forms and graphics. Tested for cross platform and browser compatibility, and handled multiple projects on time and within budget. Clients included The Ohio Ophthalmological Society, Invacare Corporation, Henkel Consumer Adhesives, The Ohio Division of Travel and Tourism, MDI Entertainment and Nationwide Arena.


  • HTML 4.1, HTML 5
  • CSS 2.1, CSS 3
  • PHP & MySQL
  • Bootstrap
  • JavaScript
  • JQuery
  • WordPress
  • Sketch
  • Git
  • Dreamweaver
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign


Front-end Development Track, Completed 2016

Kent State University

Kent, Ohio

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication Design

Graduated Cum Laude, December 2002
3.489 GPA
President’s List
National Golden Key Honor Society member


The Golf Travel Group

Longwood, Florida
January 2018

The J Robinson Group

Orlando, Florida
August 2017

Jason Forthofer Marketing

Atlanta, Georgia
April 2014

Chris Baranyi Sound

Orlando, Florida
April 2014

Keynote Tuning

Tampa, Florida
November 2012

Speak Spanish Live

Orlando, Florida
March 2007–2016

Transition Consulting, LLC

Orlando, Florida
March 2007–2016

Strategic Construction Solutions

Ann Arbor, Michigan
March 2007

LMNO Theatre Company

New York, New York

The People’s Opinion Project

St. Paul, Minnesota
May 2003–January 2005

The Foundation for Environmental Research

Washington, D.C.
October 2002