Highly productive workflow position with some great people. Providing education to the masses was enjoyable!
Pros: great work-sponsored events after hours, work incentives, great benefits, fun regional meetings, elective classes to excel
Cons: turnaround time on managerial decisions on creative
My position covered graphic design, photography and most recently, print production for 40 hospitals and 1,000+ medical practices.
As a designer, I produced layouts and designs that educated the public, winning a few awards along the way.
By offering in-house photography, our department (and system) was allowed to save tens of thousands of dollars – more... by not utilizing outside sources. Photography appeared in annual reports to brochures.
By handling and managing the print production for the system, I learned where I could be most efficient with costs, both in time and budget. I relayed this knowledge back to my team.
My closest co-workers knew my style and approach and I knew theirs. We worked efficiently together and saw results. Deadlines were easy on most projects as we had clear lines of discussion.
A somewhat difficult aspect of this position was the sheer volume at times. In the midst of recent healthcare changes, it created additional quick deadlines where designer, photographer and print production all came into play at once. It was a challenge and I loved it.
I learned early on that this position of presenting information and educating the public was what I enjoyed. Layouts, photos and even public events were part of it. – less