Josh Rice

  • Forest, VA

I am an award-winning graphic designer based in Forest, VA.

By day, I am the Creative Director in the Marketing department at Liberty University where I have the privilege of mentoring and working along side of 12 fantastic designers. I have 20 years of print experience in the areas of politics, real estate, retail, large and small business, and non-profits. I leverage 3 years experience managing a small mail shop into my direct mail designs. By night, I am a husband, daddy, coach, entrepreneur and freelance graphic designer. My life is full, and I like it that way.

Awards by me or teams that I have directed while at Liberty University include showings in:

• Higher Ed Marketing
• American InHouse Design Awards
• American Graphic Design Awards
• Collegiate Advertising Awards

Experience

Creative Director; Collegiate Licensing Liaison at Liberty University Marketing

May 2010 – Present

I am the Creative Director in the Marketing department at Liberty University where I have the privilege of mentoring and working along side of 12 fantastic designers. I leverage 20 years of print experience in the areas of politics, real estate, retail, large and small business, and non-profits and 3 years experience managing a small mail shop into my day to day interactions with my designers.

Senior Graphic Designer at Liberty University University Advancement

May 2007 – May 2010 Lynchburg, VA

The Advancement Office is an internal creative agency at Liberty University. I produce and maintain high-end development, marketing and promotional materials. My internal clients at the university include the Office of the Chancellor, the Alumni Relations Office, the Donor Development Office, Major Gifts and the Estate Planning Office. I am also a back-up art director on photo shoots and creative direct while mentoring Jr. Designers through client relationships in various meetings.

Senior Graphic Designer at Liberty University; Jerry Falwell Ministries

Oct. 2005 – May 2007 Lynchburg, VA

Created all direct mail campaigns for the fundraising arm of Jerry Falwell Ministries. Also worked as additional staff for the Listen America television show produced by the ministry.

Creative Director & Mailshop Director at InService America, Inc.

Oct. 2002 – Aug. 2005 Forest, VA

Created and guided all outgoing marketing for InService America. Tasks included: Design of exhibit graphics and hardware; design of mailpieces and corporate identity pieces. Coordination of mailshop. Tasks included: receiving client list or file; list management; list selection; presorting of mail for best possible USPS discounts. I setup all mailing equipment including: Inline inkjetter/tabber/stamper; 6 station inserter; high-speed folders. I also took over ISA’s shipping/receiving/fulfillment department with title for a month during a transitional period. My tasks included: receiving and doing physical adjustments of inventory on both the warehouse floor and into our AS400 Management System; printing of all orders for our pick-and-pack operation (PAPO); stocked all PAPO bins locations; setup bin locations for all new product; leveraged the equipment used for the MailShop for the letter fulfillment operation; managed PAPO employees through lettershop activities.

Creative Services & Webmaster at Thomas Road Baptist Church

July 2000 – Oct. 2002 Lynchburg, VA

Produced and managed mailings for special events. Overhauled website.

Lead Graphic Designer at American Association of Christian Counselors

Aug. 1999 – July 2000 Forest, VA

Produced and maintained major marketing piece entitled, “Caring For People God’s Way.”

Creative Director at Jefferson Direct, Inc

Dec. 1998 – Aug. 1999 Forest, VA

Graphically produced direct mail packages for many non-profits; our largest client being the National Rifle Association.

Project Manager; Junior Designer at Liberty Broadcasting Network

May 1998 – December 1998 Lynchburg, VA

Set the Direct Mail schedule and managed production between the printers and the company. I bid out packages and compared the quotes that were sent back. Due to our Non-Profit status, I made sure that we always got the lowest price.

Graphic Design Intern at Liberty Broadcasting Network

Nov. 1997 – May 1998 Lynchburg,

Paid Intern as Graphic Assistant. Produced anything that Jerry Falwell or his ministries needed including Letterheads, birthday cards, brochures, BRE’s, carriers, buckslips, invitations, newsletters, etc.

Education

B.S. Communications; Concentration in Media Graphics at Liberty University

August 1994 – May 1998 Lynchburg, VA

Specialties

Direct MailBrand IdentityPrint Design

Skills

InDesignIllustratorPhotoshopQuark