Elizabeth K. Winders

Phone: 515-554-4128   |   Email: liz@elizabethwinders.com  |  Online portfolio: www.elizabethwinders.com

  • Design and creative expert
  • Collaborative
  • Flexible
  • Keen eye for color
  • Highly skilled in photo editing and direction
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Team leader
  • Strategic thinker
  • Sharp attention to detail

Work Experience:

September 2014 – present: Associate Director of Communications, Iowa Conference of The United Methodist Church

  • Implement and oversee concept, planning, creative and communications that effectively promote and support the 760 United Methodist Churches of Iowa including their pastors, lay, members and 38 ministry programs
  • Create campaigns through team collaboration or working individually for all segments of the United Methodist Church including managing projects from start to finish while adhering to budget and time restraints
  • Art direct, photo direct, write, edit, and design printed campaigns including but not limited to trade show graphics, magazines, websites, logos, and brochures that align with clients branding
  • Concept, design and execute digital visuals to be used in online advertising and digital marketing for the web, mobile apps, and social media platforms
  • Lead, collaborate, problem solve and balance multiple projects while keeping a positive attitude and working under tight deadlines
  • Present concepts to small and large audiences, listen and learn from critiques then rework and edit materials while maintaining a professional demeanor

Jan 2001 – present: Marketing and Creative Professional, Elizabeth Winders Studio of Design

  • Key customers include Loffredo Fresh Produce, Produce Innovations, Hwy 28 Farms, Iowa Restaurant Association
  • Design and produce marketing materials, either digitally or through printing, for companies who are seeking new ideas and fresh approaches for branding, advertising campaigns, and marketing messages
  • Plan budgets, give guidance and take the lead by overseeing the creative process, planning, design and production of marketing and advertising
  • Direct and lead client pitches and proposals with confidence and professionalism
  • Maintain a strong understanding of many different industry trends
  • Manage the production and budgets of multiple projects while working within tight deadlines

October 1994 – December 2000: Senior Graphic Designer, The Stelter Company

  • Design and produce planned giving marketing materials for a variety of non-profit organizations

Work Skills:

  • Innovative designer
  • Superior project planner and time manager
  • Leader, team builder and problem solver
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Expert in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office
  • Writer, proofreader, and editor
  • Photo director, photographer, and editor
  • Website and social media manager


  • Valley High School, West Des Moines IA
  • Iowa State University, Ames IA