lornadigital

graphic design and websites with
beauty and brains.

what i do






Services

Design is muscular — it works hard, transforming a sketch, a wireframe, or a blank screen into a living, breathing experience that communicates powerfully and creatively, reaching out to your users so they can effortlessly get what they came for. My job is to bring your site, design, brand, and marketing to life; to attract and guide your users, to communicate your message, to infuse it with your identity, yet somehow be invisible, so your visitors are magically wowed without ever knowing how.


My work process for Websites

1 Always be Prepared

Arguably the most important phase of the process because what's decided here sets the stage for the entire project.

  • Site Requirements Analysis: Client Form
  • Project Charter
  • Mapping Site Hierarchy

*It is recommend that you choose a small team of up to two individuals to interact with me and make final decisions. "Design by committee" leads to below-average designs with above-average prices and delayed deadlines.

  • planning
  • wireframe
  • coding
  • launch
  • post-launch

my portfolio






Portfolio

Did I mention I design stuff? I’ve had plenty of fun creating a bunch of designs and websites for both worldwide clients and for myself as personal projects. Every project I undertake is a fresh challenge and I strive to constantly bring innovative ideas to my creative approach in order to broaden my artistic and technical expertise. Here’s a collection of some of my favorite projects so far.


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About

Lorna Yarberry

Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Web Developer, Marketing

I call myself a Web Designer first and foremost, yet I have skills and passions in many areas of graphic design, marketing, print media, computing, internet, programming, design, and troubleshooting. Okay, I lied a little. I'm not passionate about troubleshooting but I seem to have a mind that's tuned to that sort of thing.

I began studying illustration and design in 2007 at Virginia Commonwealth University and started teaching myself web design in 2010. Since then, I have redesigned my current employer's entire website all on my lonesome (oh the joys of being the company's sole Graphic/Web Designer) and have been working as a freelancer on the side. In a nutshell, that means that I sit at my shiny computer all day long creating snazzy designs for cool folks from around the world. It's great!

As a web and graphic designer, I have the privilege of helping clients create unique and memorable experiences. I enjoy the entire creative process, having built up experience the last 6 years in visual design and front-end web development. I strive to communicate clear messages that call users to action. I want to create things that help others succeed.

Work Experience

  • Front-end Web DeveloperJanuary 2014 - PresentThe Martin Agency — Richmond, VA

    Front-end Web Developer and Software Engineer.

  • Graphic & Web DesignerAugust 2011 - July 2013Velocity Micro, Inc. — North Chester, VA

    As Velocity Micro's sole Graphic and Web Designer, I was responsible for new product logos, product packaging design, photo retouching, web advertising, product promotional videos, email marketing, and designing/managing Velocity Micro's website.

  • FreelancerMay 2009 - PresentLornaDigital.com — Richmond, VA

    Self-employed freelancer for both private and commercial clients in the United States and abroad.

  • Graphic Design InternJanuary 2011 - May 2011Media General — Richmond, VA

    Responsible for high-definition, television-ready graphics and animations for various news stations in the American Southeast. Successfully handled a constant flow of work orders from over twenty stations without sacrificing quality of product.

  • Assistant IllustratorMay 2010 - January 2011PopIdiocy — Richmond, VA

    Worked as an assistant to a freelance illustrator to create an exhibit for a children's museum in Louisiana and an educational comic for the Virginia Historical Society. Entrusted with completing and stream-lining supervisor's illustration as a result of my demonstrated ability to promptly resolve design and formatting issues to meet clients' standards and expectations.

Skill set

Web Skills

  • OS: Windows
  • OS: Mac OS
  • HTML5/CSS3
  • HTML
  • PHP
  • Javascript
  • jquery
  • wordpress

Nerdy Skills

  • Acrobat pro (CS4)
  • aftereffects (CS4)
  • dreamweaver (CS3-5)
  • Illustrator (CS3)
  • Indesign (CS3-5)
  • Media Encoder (CS3)
  • photoshop (CS3-5)
  • premierepro (CS4)
  • autodesk maya 3d
  • cinema 4d r12
  • microsoft office suite

Education

  • College2007 - 2011Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

    BFA Communication Arts

  • Study Abroad2009Cultura Wien Institute, Vienna, Austria

    German Language Certification, B1


Awards & Honors

  • WebAward.org2012Web Marketing Assoc's 2012 WebAward Winner

    Since 1997, the Web Marketing Association's annual WebAward Competition has been setting the standard of excellence for Website development. Independent expert judges from around the world review sites in 96 industries. The best are recognized with a WebAward which helps interactive professionals promote themselves, their companies, and their best work to the outside world. The WebAward Competition is the premier award recognition program for Web developers and marketers worldwide. 2012 WebAward For Outstanding Achievement in Web Development →


Reviews

  • Josh Covington8/2/2013Marketing Manager, Velocity Micro, Inc.

    Lorna has an impeccable eye for design and brand. Her work with Velocity Micro put those skills on display. She easily conquered tasks both big and small with the ability to and evaluate and execute tasks for our site on the micro level, as well as our entire marketing platform at the macro level. Even a gargantuan tasks like the complete redesign of our ecommerce site did not phase her.

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Affiliates

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Contact Me

LornaDigital welcomes your questions and comments. All contacts are kept confidential and the information you provide with your inquiries is never marketed.


Lorna Yarberry
205 W. Clay St. (#2)
Richmond, VA 23220


Phone: (757) 692 3477

Email: yarberryln@gmail.com

Web: LornaDigital.com


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