Design Resume


Bachelor of Fine Arts emphasis in Digital Art, 2004
Dominican University of California

Bachelor of Arts in Art History, 2004
Dominican University of California

Work Experience

Susan Searway Art & Design
Owner | Artist | Graphic Designer | Website Designer | Social Media | Marketing
2006–Present, San Rafael, CA
• To provide graphic design, website design, social media, marketing and art services to my clients.

Art Works Downtown
Graphic Designer | Website Designer
April 2013–March 2020, San Rafael, CA

Social Media Marketing | Special Graphic Design, Website Design, Emails
November 2021–Present

Bay Model Visitor Center
Graphic Designer
2005–March 2020, Sausalito, CA
• Design: brochures, posters, signage, calendars, direct mailers, educational program materials
• Website: maintain site of my design during internship
• Organized and executed visual displays, art hangings, permeate exhibits.

Sonoma State University – Nursing Department
Coordinator of Distributed Learning Program
December 2009–October 2011, Rohnert Park, CA
• Website – Re-organize, re-brand & re-design Collaborative Nursing Education Continuum Model (CNECM) Website, SSU Nursing Department websites, help nursing faculty with their online course websites, and teacher personal websites. ( (
• Learning Management Systems – WebCT, Moodle
• Design Presentation Posters, Marketing Items, Files, PowerPoints, Etc.
• Create Interactive PDF Forms for the Clinics

Bay Model Association
Marketing Assistant
2004–2005, Sausalito, CA
• Company Identity Package: Logo Redesign & Tag, Business Cards,
Letter Head, Envelopes.
• Design – Company Brochure; Identity Package for BayQuest; Brochures; Fliers; Direct Mailers; Annual Report; JASON Expedition Educational Resources; Signage; Sausalito Summer Music Series Collateral; 94965 Newspaper Advertisement; Cards; Standardization of all collateral.
• Website – Site Definition; Content; Creation; Design; Layout and Upload. (
• Various Office Skills; Multi-Tasking; Training Others; Accounting; etc.

Dynamic Rabbits
Informational Technologist
2003–2005, Oak Park , CA
• Company Identity Package: Logo, Business Cards, Membership Cards
• Print – Magazine Advertisements, Team Jersey Design
• Website – Initial Conception through Final Execution (

Bay Model Visitor Center
Student Conservation Association Internship
2003–2005, Sausalito, CA
• Design – Brochures; Posters; Calendars; Line of Postcards; Direct Mailers; Educational Materials
• Website – Site Definition; Content; Design; Layout and Upload.
• Organized and executed visual displays, art hangings, and temporary exhibits.

Dominican University of California
Assistant to Art History Department
2003–2004, San Rafael, CA
• Took on the tasks of the Slide Librarian using a highly organized filing system, remounted, and photographed slides and used various office skills.

Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley, CA
1997–2002, Assistant to the Box Office Manager
1997–2002, Assistant to the Casting Director
• Design and Production of Subscription Packets and general office tasks.

California Graphics Inc.
Summer Internship
2000, San Rafael, CA
• Learned all facets of a small graphic design direct to press printing company.

Clients | Freelance

  • Animal Listening | Greer Straatsma
    business card design
  • Anita R. Johnson & Associates, Inc
    website design
  • Applied Financial Services, Inc.
    website maintenance, blog posts, emails, social media marketing
  • Aquarium of the Bay
    event marketing
  • Art Works Downtown
    Graphic Design, Website Design, Emails, Marketing Materials, Social Media Marketing
  • Beckerly Travel
    website maintenance | mail merge
  • Blackstone Technology
    email campaign | infographics
  • Blue Sky Motivation | Ed Rinker
    graphic design project
  • California Writers Club | Marin Branch
    website redesign + maintenance
  • Career Biz Resources
    website maintenance
  • CellMark
    graphic design project
  • Chaucer Theatre | Becky Parker Geist
    program design project
  • Christ Presbyterian Church in Terra Linda
    graphic design projects | redesign website | website maintenance
  • Cindy Mac Personal Trainer
    website creation + maintenance
  • Clare Michael Interiors
    marketing materials
  • Claire Up Your Books
    website redesign + maintenance
  • ClapperConsulting
    marketing materials
  • Clearly Organized | Toni Ahlgren
    social media marketing, email campaigns, website design
  • CSLP | Community for Spiritual Living, Petaluma Well-Being Center
    website creation
  • Continental Jewelers
    website redesign | FaceBook business page | social media marketing
  • Consignments Unlimited of Marin
  • The Corps Foundation
    graphic design projects: brochure + fliers, emails
  • Creative Divorce, Love & Marriage Counseling Center
    website creation
  • Desara Group
    marketing materials
  • Amï Diallo | Artist
    business card + website updates
  • Dimensions in Travel
    website redesign + maintenance, social media marketing
  • Dine in Personal Chef
    website maintenance
  • Discover Meditation | Pragito Dove
    website maintenance
  • Divorce Recovery Coaching
    website maintenance | emailer campaign
  • Divorce Recovery Coaching
    website maintenance | emailer campaign
  • Dyslexia Think Tank
    website maintenance
  • Dominican University of California
    graphic design projects
  • Ed Roualdes | Home Contractor
    graphic design projects | website design
  • Edie Chaska Designs
    website design
  • Embellish You | Designs by Jennie Barr
    website maintenance
  • Engel Geist | Daniel Geist
    branding | marketing materials | website | Facebook page setup
  • Essential of Skin Care | Stephany Baker
    branding | marketing materials | website creation
  • Executive Gears
    website maintenance
  • Eva’s Delights
    website design + maintenance
  • Fred Martin Events
    website maintenance & incorporation of SEO
  • Friends of the Bay Model
    graphic design projects
  • Fire Falls Studios
    graphic design projects
  • Michelle Foyer | Artist
    email campaigns + website updates
  • Front Porch Realty Group
    website updates
  • Giant Properties Inc.
    graphic design projects
  • Gig Harbor Quilt Festival 2008
  • Greenfire Strategies
    website maintenance
  • Green Hauling
    social media marketing
  • Green with Envy | Plant Services | Felicia Schonborn
    website creation
  • Greg Beyer | Farmers Insurance Agent
  • Handyman Marketing Tools
    website creation
  • Healing Helpers | Susie Lampert
    business cards | brochure
  • Hidden Chianti
    creation of website | marketing materials
  • Homeward Bound
    emailer campaign
  • Horse Plus Sense
    website maintenance
  • Ilani Sessions | Ilani Kopiecki
    website redesign | emailer campaigns
  • Inner Destinations
    website maintenance
  • Interior Floor Design
    website maintenance
  • Dr. Ilya Skolnikoff
  • JC Williams Group | HR Biz Partners | Silver Sexy Strong | World View Coaching
  • Jennifer Kaufman (Artist)
    design marketing materials | business cards
  • Kate Writes Copy
    website maintenance
  • Katie Chase | State Farm Agent
    graphic design project
  • Kiwi Container Lifting Services
    graphic design project
  • Kristi Frlekin
    website maintenance
  • KP Public Affairs
    graphic design + website design projects for their clients
  • Lake Sonoma | US Army Corps of Engineers
    graphic design projects
  • Liberate Your Destiny | Judy Cameron
    website maintenance
  • Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, San Francisco
    website maintenance
  • Little Gay Book
    website cleanup + incorporation of SEO
  • Make Contact Marketing | Donna Pullan
    graphic design projects
  • Marilyn Greenblat | Artist
    graphic design projects
  • Marin Health Empowerment Center | formerly Ross Valley Wellness | Connie Prodromou
    redesign website & update content | MailChimp emailer campaigns
  • Marin County Office of Education | Marin County Work Readiness Certificate
    Constant Contact newsletter template
  • Marin Professional Women’s Network | MPWN
    website creation + maintenance | re-brand
  • Marin Short Sales Team – Rita Gatlin
    website maintenance
  • Master the Pause | Yoga | Maryon Maass
    website creation + maintenance
  • Marymount Greenhills, LLC
  • Maryon Maass | Hair Salon
    website creation + maintenance
  • Metaphysics of Money
    website maintenance
  • Miller Pacific Financial Advisors
    email template & campaign
  • Mojo Dojo Karate
    social media marketing
  • Multi-Pure Water Systems | H2O Lady | Kay Karchevski
    website design
  • My Pro Knee | Doug Hitt
    website design
  • Napa Valley Concierge Medicine
    website rebuild + maintenance | update marketing materials
  • Night Sky Casting
    logo design
  • Novato Lumber & Fence
    website redesign
  • Novato Music Association Chorus
    graphic design project
  • Nuheara
    marketing materials | email template
  • Cynthia Nowicki Moore | Financial Advisor
    branding | website design
  • Olallaberry Farms – Quilt Design Studio
    website design
  • Organizing That Suits You | Karen Marie Pascoe
    social media postings
  • Patricia J. Stamm, MD
    website design + maintenance, social media, marketing materials, invoicing
  • Patricia Tostenson Jewelry
    redesign + reformat website
  • Patti Anastasi
    website maintenance & addition of new fine art section
  • Patti’s Personalized Gift Baskets & Gifts
    website design
  • Petaluma Elegant Furniture
    website designs | social media sale listings
  • Pet Career Coach | Paula Cottom
    graphic design project
  • Perotti & Carrade, CPAs | Certified Pubic Accountants
    rebrand | marketing materials | website updates
  • Prosperity Circles | Linda Anderson Henry
    social media marketing
  • Present Life Counseling of Marin
    website creation
  • The Ready Home Program
    website redesign
  • Reiki with Karen
    graphic design project
  • Revknits | Renee Rico
    brand | logo design | blog design
  • Rotary 5150 Assembly
    graphic design project
  • Sales Tools for Contractors
    website creation
  • San Geronimo Valley Stewards
    website maintenance
  • San Rafael BID | Business Improvement District
    graphic design brochure
  • Sarah Solomon | Artist
    business cards
  • Salvation Army
  • Saute2000 | Claire Buchanan
    website updates
  • Sausalito Rotary-Rotary International | District 5150
    design rotary directory & event programs
  • Seamen’s Training Center 
    fliers for educational programs
  • Segue Cellars  
    direct mailers | preliminary website designs
  • Serenity Pet Services
    website updates
  • Shabby Girl Furniture | Jessica Tevis
    redesign website template
  • Shari Byrnes | Artist
  • Sigma Theta Tau Int. | Lamba Gamma Chapter
    website maintenance | graphic design projects
  • Simply Inspired | Susan Berke
    redesign brand | business cards | banner for Constant Contact
  • Simply Organized | Cheryl Spater
    graphic design project
  • Dr. Dan Smith, DC | Chiropractor
    organization of marketing materials for a presentation
  • Skellar Skulls | Christina Gerber
    email design project
  • S.L. Pemberton, Inc.
    website maintenance
  • Shari Byrnes | Artist
    website design | business card design
  • Lynn Sondag | Watercolor Artist
    website design
  • Sonoma Academy of Dance & Arts
    website design
  • Smart Feed
    marketing materials + emails
  • Sonoma Secret Gardens
    website design
  • Sophia Metzner Photography
    website design
  • Starcross Kin Worldwide
    website design
  • Susan E. Zaslav | Business Management Consultation
    graphic design project | powerpoint projects
  • Susan Hope Berland
    graphic design project
  • Susan Ticken | Artist
    website design
  • Tankless Water Heaters
  • Terrie Burns | Catalyst
    website redesign | graphic design projects |Constant Contact email template
  • True Colors Painting & Decorating, Inc.
    rebrand | business cards
  • Twisters Frozen Yogurt
    website design
  • Tonton Paintings | Antonia Vorster | Artist
    branding | marketing materials | website creation +maintenance
  • Unity in Marin
    emails + social media marketing
  • Ute Scott-Smith
    redesign website design | business cards
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | San Francisco District
    graphic design projects
  • Valentino Fine Jewelers | Mark Singerman Designs
    social media marketing | monthly emails
  • Vicki Clarke | Financial Caregiving Inc.
    marketing organization and consultation
  • Wealth Pathfinders | Karen Caldwell
    website maintenance
  • WINDfall Financial Group | Valrie Joy Williams
    graphic design projects | social media posting
  • Young at Heart Communications, LLC | Diane Castro
    branding | marketing materials | social media images | website design project
  • Youth in Arts
    social media marketing – target FB + IG ads
  • Youth Renewal Center
    website maintenance & SEO additions

Volunteer Experience

  • Art Club Member
  • Art Works Downtown Studio Artist & Member
  • Bay Model Visitor Center
    Media Marketing Assistant 2003
  • Broadway Bound Kids!
  • Christ Presbyterian Church in Terra Linda: Website Redesign, Elder-Session Member 2018-2021, Deacon, Worship Committee, Advent Committee, Lent Committee, Youth Group, Graphic Design Projects
  • Dominican University of California
    Digital Program Tutor
  • Marin Professional Women’s Network
    MPWN Team Member | Website Design
  • The American Red Cross
  • Zephyr Experience Committee: 2009 & Layout /Design Brochure 2010-2019


  • Marin Professional Women Network Member, Graphic &Website Designer, since 2012-Present.
  • Art Works Downtown Member, Studio #32, since 2020-Present
  • Art Storefronts Member, since 2020–Present
  • Art Works Downtown Member, Studio #18, since 2012–2020.
  • Marin Open Studios, 2012.
  • Marin Professional Women Network Member, Website Designer, 2008-2012.
  • Art Works Downtown Member, Studio #24, 2008-2012.
  • Marin Arts Counsel Member, 2009-2011.


  • National Conference on Undergraduate Research 2004 (NCUR): Student Presenter, Indianapolis, IN April 17, 2004.
  • Artist Talk at Dominican University of California Senior Thesis San Rafael, CA, May 10, 2004.
  • Methodology Presentation at Dominican University of California: Johannes Vermeer’s Hidden Meaning: A Look at Iconography San Rafael, CA 2003.


  • Illusions of Reality(ISBN: 0-7951-5302-3) Printed by The International Library of Photography, 2007, pages 185 & 226 (Featuring Photograph Presence).• NCUR 2004 18th National Conference on Undergraduate Research Abstract Book. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, 2004, page 146.
  • Text Transformation: A Look at Illuminated Manuscript. San Rafael, CA; Dominican University of California, 2004.
  • Persona. San Rafael, CA; Dominican University of California, 2004.
  • Images of Africa. San Rafael, CA; Dominican University of California, 2002.