Welcome to Hazelbasil.com. I have several years of experience in graphic design, web design and photography. I have been fortunate to work in several different industries that have ranged from publishing, movies, music and small businesses. More info can be found at LinkedIn/hazelrider .
I started with Arcadia Publishing, in the production department, by scanning photography, color editing, and restoring vintage photography. While there, I also initiated the company’s first website. I then decided to head out to Los Angeles, California. I landed at New Line Cinema [think Se7en, Friday, Lord of the Rings] where I experienced Hollywood, in all it’s glamour. As Hollywood movies go, some jobs come to an end. After a powerful merger [AOL & Time & Warner Brothers], my position became duplicated and obsolete. I moved back to the east coast and found a “musical” career with MBT International/KMCMusic. I was immersed in producing 900+ page catalogs, sale flyers, managing brand websites, and producing email campaigns. After 11 and a half years, Fender (yes, those guitars), who bought KMCMusic, and 5 years later, decided to close the Charleston, SC office. I briefly took up a contract job with CreateSpace, where I finalized digital files and proofed printed samples from various publishers through Amazon’s “Print On Demand” process. As soon as that contracted ended, I found herself freelancing again for several small business owners. Hazel was given a referral from an amazing colleague and friend (Catherine Polk), and became employed full-time at the Medical University of South Carolina, at the College of Health Professions, as their Multimedia Communications Manager, where I handled website management for the College of Health Professions, graphic design projects, social media and photography for almost two years.
However, as career choices and dreams change, my husband and I decided to relocate to Los Angeles, California, to transition into the west coast life!