About Colleen

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I am a self-taught designer, and I find the most joy and reward in creating something that fosters an emotional connection with your audience, sparking a unique feeling that sets you apart from the rest.

Colleen has spent the past 20 years in highly detail-oriented creative and marketing roles such as Creative Coordinator, Project Manager, Print Buyer, Contract Designer. Because of her extensive experience in the creative field, she has the knowledge and understanding of what it takes to communicate efficiently and effectively.

“I pride myself on being keen on the details, while never losing sight of the big picture.”

Colleen’s strong organizational and time management skills have also brought her much success and have been an enormous factor in helping to build her career. Along the way, Colleen’s passion has always been the creative design aspect of her talents.  

In addition to design, Colleen has more than 12 years of print management experience and long standing relationships with many key print vendors around town. She will consult on and/or manage any and all print needs.

When Colleen is not designing she can be found playing hide-and-seek with her two small boys and watching choo-choo trains go by. Colleen is available for professional or personal projects that best suit your unique needs. If you don’t see it on this site, just ask and she will provide you with her best, most creative ideas & solutions.


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Mission

Living in Glendale with my husband and two beautiful boys, I started out with a passion for bringing pictures and words to life! After a long summer of fighting for, praying for and laying to rest my cousin's sweet little boy Leo, who lost his battle with Leukemia after 8 months, I decided that life is precious and short and the time is NOW to journey out on my own and take this bold leap. Thus, Colleen Sneed Creative was born. Leo taught us so much about living every day to the fullest and I dedicate my work to his memory and his unsurpassed ability to find all that is Good in this life!

The Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation is a foundation that is near and dear to Leo’s family. KSHC’s mission is to conquer pediatric cancer through research and political action, with an emphasis on responsible spending. They are making amazing strides every day and I am honored to be a part of their mission to stop pediatric cancer. If you are interested in learning more or donating today, please go to kidsshouldnthavecancer.org.

Be bold. Be inspired. Be the GOOD in this world!

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Colleen, I love the home for the holidays idea! Perfect choice for what I want. Thank you so much! You really understood my vision!
— Tammy Nilsen, Re/MAX Results, Buyer Specialist
Colleen was a pleasure to work with! She was always quick to reply and helped me complete a last minute design faster than I could have hoped. She’s a rock star!
— Erica Carpenter, Y Combinator, San Francisco, CA
This is a work of art, Colleen. Balanced, vibrant, clean. Great work!
— Abigail Diers, American Marketing Association, St. Louis
Colleen was extremaly generous to create a flyer for my nonprofit organization in just two days! She provided an outstanding product, and was super easy to work with. I would definetly use Colleen’s creative services again!
— Alex Rocco, Marketing Specialist, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
Working with Colleen was an absolute pleasure! I wasn’t sure how to articulate what I wanted, so I gave her my branding guide and some general ideas. What she came up with was far better than I could have imagined or asked for. She is a great mix of graphic design talent and practical business sense. She understood what I was trying to convey to my own customers. She communicated with me daily throughout the project, from first to final draft. I highly recommend working with Colleen and I look forward to working with her again.
— Michelle, Michelle Lynchard Life Coaching
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Resume

Organized, results-oriented design & marketing professional with twenty years of experience driving & creating effective marketing initiatives requiring exceptional strategic, innovational and time management skills.

Effectively communicate with all channels to ensure on time, under budget completion of all deliverables, targeting both business-to-business and business-to-consumer audiences. Industries include Recreational, Automotive, Food Service, Medical Device and Insurance/Warranty. 


Experience

Marketing & Print Manager
Protective
2009 to 2018

Account Manager
NSI Marketing Services
2006 to 2009

Account Coordinator
NSI Marketing Services
2006

District Marketing Consultant
Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics
2005 to 2006

Surgical Services Specialist
Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics
2004 to 2005

Creative Coordinator
The Avala Marketing Group
2003 to 2004

Project Manager
The Avala Marketing Group
2002 to 2003

Account Executive
The Graphics Company
2000 to 2002


Education

B.A. Communication - Minor in Fine Arts
University of Missouri, Columbia
1994 to 1998


Volunteer Experience

Design Partner
Catherine Cares

Fund Raiser
Kids Shouldn't Have Cancer

Coach
KEEN Sports

Event Greeter
JOY FM Radio


Professional Skills

Graphic Design / Production

Print Management

Creative Development

Program Launch

Customer Support

Channel Marketing

Vendor Management

Experiential Marketing

Brand Management

Inventory Management

Business Development

Translation Management

Adobe Creative Cloud

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Outlook


References

Tammy Nilsen
Buyer Specialist, Proud Member of the Jen Svoboda Team at RE/MAX Results
314.781.7777

Annie McBride
Owner, Annie M Creative
Digital Marketing Website & Technology Chair, AMA St. Louis
Marketing Chair, AMA St. Louis
314.724.4716

Ted Wright
St. Louis Artist, Illustrator and Designer
314.607.9901

Lisa Dudley
Assistant Vice President, Ansira
314.605.2403


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