Hello! I’m Susan DiFelice

I am a Freelance Web & Graphic Designer

Located in North Carolina, I am a freelance graphic designer with 19 years of experience and specialize in website creation for equestrian businesses, small businesses and startups.

As both a graphic and fine artist, I bring a strong aesthetic quality to my projects without losing the impact and communications message of the businesses that I work for.

My experience with major pharmaceutical companies and university campuses means that I understand how to manage large projects from their conception to delivery, that the work retains high quality and disability access across several platforms, and that there is a seamless transition of product from the designer to the owner after the project is complete.

I have strong interpersonal communication skills with an open adaptive style, which enables me to service customers who have a hard time articulating their vision. I maintain effectual relationships with local vendors and consistently meet deadlines with high visibility. I have been an equestrian for 30 years and a freelance designer for nearly 20 years. I recently wrote and illustrated a kid’s activity book about horses, and created Allpony – Horsemanship for Kids website.

Susan DiFelice

Susan DiFelice

Freelance Web & Graphic Designer

(Pronounced Dee Felice)

EXPERIENCE

Freelance Graphic and Web Designer/Business Owner (2000-Present)

Web Designer with Information Technology Services at UNC-Chapel Hill (2008-2013)

Web Designer with the School of Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill (2006-2008)

Web Producer at IBM (2004 – 2006)

Senior Graphic Designer at GlaxoSmithKline (2000 – 2003)

TECHNOLOGIES

Practices: Enterprise content management, agency model, full life-cycle development, information architecture, project management, SEO, version control, Disability 508 compliance, responsive design, child themes

Software: Adobe Creative Cloud, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Contribute, Acrobat, Fireworks, InDesign, QuarkXPress, Google Analytics, Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Divi theme, CSS, HTML5, WordPress, Woocommerce, Squarespace, CMS, Web Content Management

Platforms: Macintosh and Windows operating systems

EDUCATION & TECHNICAL TRAINING

Viral Marketing and How to Craft Contagious Content – University of Pennsylvania (2018)

Fundamentals of Swift – IOS Swift Playgrounds (2017)

Creating Mobile Apps with HTML5 – Durham Technical Community College (2017)

WordCamp – Raleigh & Wilmington (2017, 2018)

Project Management Certificate Track – UNC-Chapel Hill (2010)

Site Studio Fundamentals, Advanced Site Studio Skills, Using Content Server – UNC-Chapel Hill (2009)

Advanced Internet Programming – UNC-Chapel Hill (2008)

XML Level 1, CSS Level 2 – NCSU Computer Training Unit (2007 and 2008)

Website design and animation courses in Flash and Dreamweaver – School of Communication Arts (2004)

Professional Certificate in Graphic Design – School of Communication Arts (1999 – 2000)

HTML Level 1, HTML Level 2 – Wake Technical College (2000 – 2001)

B.A. in Visual Art with concentrations in painting and drawing – Warren Wilson College (1996 – 1999)

Testimonials

“Susan is the best to work with. I am so pleased with the website and logo she created for me. I have already seen an increase in calls for my business since the site launches last month.”

Bev Burnette

Horse & Rider Training Services

“My new website looks great and I’m already getting calls! A woman called two days ago and said what a professional website I have!”.

Annie Lewis

Creative LivingScapes Owner/Landscape Designer

“I know I’ve said to you many times how much we love our new website, but I thought it would be good for you to see that others, too, love it as well. We’ve been sending out the announcement via our various listservs as well as on Facebook. Nothing but positive responses. I share this with you so that you will know how much we appreciate the amazing job you did for us. We are quite pleased that we had the opportunity to work with YOU. You rock!”

Rhonda Beatty

Communications & Marketing, Carolina Center for Public Service

“Susan is an amazing designer. This is evident by her being sought out for continued design work – both print and digital – by groups outside of Web Services. She is always willing to help and consistently produces top-quality results. Once client even indirectly complimented Susan’s work by referencing the Medical School’s web presence as one they particularly liked… a site Susan was involved with the design for.”

Jeremy Davis

Manager, ITS Web Services at UNC-Chapel Hill

“Our goal was to do a complete website redesign with a more modern look and feel. We started out working with another person but found the experience extremely frustrating so we switched to Susan. The difference was night and day. Susan was professional, well-organized, efficient, knowledgeable and quickly able to help us articulate and accomplish our vision for the website. We highly recommend her to anyone looking to develop or modernize their website.”

Dan Bauer

Professor in the Department of Psychology, UNC-Chapel Hill / Consultant, Curran-Bauer Analytics

“Your work is really, really incredible. Your projects are breathtaking in appearance, and it’s amazingly hard to find graphic designers who hit an aesthetic mark and still understand the functionality of the message.”

Christine Shia

Freelance Editor and Paralegal, The Lighthouse Law Firm, LLC

“I write to thank you – and the entire team in your offices, particularly Susan DiFelice, with whom we had so much contact, as well as others around the campus – for the outstanding service you provided during every phase of development of the New Ackland website. From the very first meetings where we imagined the final product to the day the new site went live, you have been an amazing partner in meeting our strategic (and time-sensitive) goals. I hope you know that everyone here has expressed their appreciation.”

Amanda Millay Hughes

Director of External Affairs, Ackland Art Museum

“Susan is very skilled designer and has a strong grasp of modern web design standards and best practices. She has a reputation among her peers and manager as being organized, reliable, and willing to fully understanding client needs.”

Billy Hylton

Manager, ITS Web Services at UNC-Chapel Hill

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