The Out of Office team is pleased to announce the addition of our newest team member, Lawanda Baker. Lawanda’s years of experience and passion for graphic design are a true asset to our clients and our business.
A Passion for Art and Design
Fueled by a lifelong passion for art, Lawanda chose to pursue a Bachelor of Arts at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). After graduating in 1994, she began a graphic design career in Memphis, Tennessee and brought her expertise to businesses in various industries. In addition to serving on the board of the Memphis Advertising Federation, Lawanda has worked for Towery Publishing, The Downtowner Magazine, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Her skillful designs have earned multiple awards, including the Public Relations Society of America’s VOX award, in addition to others.
Life After Memphis
Eventually, Lawanda relocated to Atlanta, Georgia and began working for the Atlanta Journal Constitution. She continued to explore graphic design opportunities and eventually began a role in the graphics department at MTSU, her alma mater. In 2004, she moved to Birmingham, Alabama and she has been here ever since. Today, Lawanda continues her work as a creative consultant and graphic designer at Out of Office.
Lawanda’s Passion Project
In addition to her role at Out of Office, Lawanda’s passion project is SepiaStock.com. This website offers affordable, quality melanin-enhanced stock images that showcase people of color in all genres. The images are downloadable and affordable for those who wish to access them. SepiaStock also offers a creative community network that Lawanda calls the CocoLab Business Directory. The directory offers an all-Black and Brown business directory for creatives. This valuable resource hosts talent for hire across the vast creative spectrum.
We’re so excited to welcome Lawanda to the team. Out of Office values the diversity of skillsets, backgrounds, and specialties of our Virtual Assistants. To learn more about our services or to get in touch, visit https://outofofficellc.biz/contact/. We’d love to speak to you further about our VAs and how we can help revolutionize your business!