Highly creative and multi-skilled Graphic Designer, Experiential Marketer, and Brand Strategist with an extensive background in multimedia, marketing, event planning, and print design. Able to produce high quality designs that are consistent with a company’s brand strategy, anticipate and plan departmental workload to assure resources are available to meet the design needs of clients and company; Understands the subtle relationship between branding and visual design; Exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills and a dynamic team player with well-developed written and verbal communication skills. Passionate about design and capable of creating innovative and consistent design campaigns and events.
Relana holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as an Associate of Applied Arts and Science in Graphic Design from the International Academy of Design and Technology. She is also a state certified rape crisis and domestic violence awareness advocate, and a W.I.T.S. certified group fitness instructor, certified Master Force life coach, and soon-to-be NASM certified personal trainer and nutritionist. True to her creative and entrepreneurial spirit, Relana also serves as a design and brand development consultant to a variety of well-known brands including, one of the nation’s oldest African American book publishing companies. Her other activities include, fundraising and advocacy for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign.