Being Creative

Since I have been at the Liberty Theatre I have been given many design opportunities to build my portfolio. I am currently working on the November/December newsletter. I am someone who is big on cohesiveness and making sure everything connects so I made our newsletter for this month resemble the presentation as well as brochure that I created or them.

I must say have definitely progressed within theses short about of months in getting better at graphic design. One thing I’ve learned from the department is that the eye always wins and the best way to catch someones attention is by making something graphically appealing, nut still readable and simple.

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Here is a sample of the brochure that I created.

Also for the newsletter something new we are incorporating are actual interviews with board members, directors and entrepreneurs. We have a few amazing events coming up fairly soon, like our play the Black Nativity. We are also starting to promote for next year. The Liberty Theatre will be hosting a Women in Business Expo to celebrate women who are entrepreneurs. I am excited that I will be given the opportunity to interview someone about the entrepreneurial ventures.

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Festivities

Networking at the Cufflinks and Pearls event

I have recently been increasingly acknowledged for my graphic design skills. Over the past couple of weeks I have designed brochures, flyers, newsletters and presentations. I have a very big interest in branding and I am a person who is big on being consistent, as well as cohesive.

I guess you can say I’ve recently tried to re-brand them. I have created a new logo and given them colors to recognize them by. It is good to know that they recognize my effort and I am glad that I am able to continue to utilize my skill set.

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Last week I had to create a flyer to list the Liberty’s upcoming events for the 7th annual Cufflinks and Pearls event. I was very excited about this event in particular, because it allows people to network with entrepreneurs and business professionals. We printed over 150 flyers to promote the upcoming events and passed out just about all of them and it seemed like were able to generate some interest from them.

While I attended the event I was able to meet a woman who designed jewelry, someone who made beads for your bath, graphic design/ marketing consultants and more. It was nice mixing an mingling with professionals from the Columbus community.

They also had a speaker for that night, Jeff Johnson. People generally remember him from BET Networks. One thing that stuck out to me during his speech is when he said when we are trying to network lets stop just giving our business cards and actually build a relationship.

Weekend Festivities

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This is the last weekend the Liberty will be showing the Amen Corner. Last weekend was a success and many people are still buying tickets for this weekends show. This week I worked on getting a presentation together to let the  audience know what is coming up next with the liberty, like events and other shows.

I am glad that I am able to utilize the graphic design skills that I learned within the communication department for my internship. I was also given the task to make a new updated brochure for people who are looking to get involved with the Liberty.

For people who are interested one thing they should know is that there will never be a dull moment at the Liberty Theatre. For instance this weekend they are having the play and also the partnered event with the Columbus Museum. So there are always opportunities for someone to get involved and volunteer.

Getting the word out!

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This week we released our September news letter. It is the first time the Liberty Theatre created a newsletter to keep the community informed, but it was well received. I would like to give myself a little pat on the back, because it received many compliments.

This was a week focused on getting the word out about them. Whether it maybe social media or newspapers calendars, we basically wanted the community to know more about their upcoming events and Liberty Legends posters being sold to raise money for their organization.

I mentioned that we should create a social media campaign of some sort to 1. raise awareness and 2. start a social movement within our community in honor of the Liberty Legends. I grew up in Columbus and I never new that there was a Liberty District or that Columbus, Georgia had musical legends performing here and that the mother of blues, Ma Rainey was born here. I feel like that is something worth raising awareness for and to receive funding, because it is a part of our cities culture.

The Liberty Theatre has been around for many years and many people within our community are not aware of it. I did not find out about until last year myself. I am hoping that the social media campaign can get the okay so we can get our community involved and get the word out!