Lindsay Benson Garrett

Dancing Designer & Photographer

Award winning graphic designer, photographer, marketer and creative force with agency experience entrusted time and again to build brands from concept to completion and translate client business goals into materials delivering strong qualitative and quantitative results.



Copper Note

Partner, Strategic Creative

Copper Note is a multi-disciplinary branding and web agency with experience helping organizations reach national audiences both on and off the web. We help businesses use branding and marketing to establish trust, position themselves as thought leaders, and generate new leads. Our expertise in marketing, design, and web technology can build brands that earn and increase customer loyalty.

Clients include Meals on Wheels America, American Anthropological Association, Richmond Ballet, ACIL, TEDx Herndon, AIGA, and Charlottesville Ballet.


Stokefire Branding & Advertising

Art Director & Graphic Designer

Translated strategy into cohesive visual systems and impactful designs, creating branding to communicate clients’ core identity and effect behavior change in their desired audiences.
Signed on seven new clients by cultivating relationships and bringing insight to opportunities, becoming the first employee in the company’s ten year history to close contracts. Responsibilities included: strategic branding development, ad campaign design, photography, web design, business development, social media, content strategy, proposal writing and account and project management.


Meals on Wheels America

Manager of Creative Services

Developed the new identity system of the national nonprofit and worked with the marketing team on an award winning PR toolkit for local programs to utilize the updated branding. Photographed the celebrity submitted recipes featured in Made With Love: The Meals On Wheels Family Cookbook. Managed member advertising services and launched a niche stock photography store featuring original senior imagery, some of which have been published in national publications including the New York Times and USA Today. Collaborated on PSA creation through creating concepts, scripting, and art direction. Responsible for all promotional pieces, advertisements, emails and conference materials.

Jun 2008–Aug 2008

Royall & Company

Art Director Intern

Developed graphics and materials for nationwide university marketing campaigns.

Jun 2007–Aug 2007

National MS Society

Graphic Design Intern

Designed departmental logos, original artwork for T-shirts, newsletters, flyers, and brochures.

Sep 2012

GiveBack DC

Designer & Videographer

Directed, shot, and edited ten promotional videos and assisted in the design of a new website for a local nonprofit in 72 hours.

Feb 2008–Nov 2008

Apple Inc.

Apple Campus Representative

Organized creative social, promotional, and networking events and taught Mac software workshops.

Jan 2012–Present

Gin Dance Company

Classical Dancer

A part-time professional dancer combining the beauty of ballet with modern movements.


Richmond VA, USA
Aug 2005–May 2009

Virginia Commonwealth University

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Major in Graphic Design, minor in Dance.



Cougar Paper

Featured in Cougar Paper’s “Share on Cougar” book, a marketing campaign launched at the HOW Conference


MarCom Awards

Platinum Award & Honorable Mention


PR News

Member Communications: We Are Meals On Wheels Toolkit


Virginia Commonwealth University

Featured in Juried Graphic Design Student Exhibition


Fairfax County Computer Graphics Competition

2nd Place Winner


Adobe Creative Suite, Branding & Identity, CSS, Digital And Film Photography, HTML, Handmade Design, Photo Editing, Strategic Branding, Strategic Design, Typography

Core Competencies

  • Strategic Brand & Identity Development
  • Advertising & Marketing Campaign Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Typography
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Presentation & Communication Skills
  • Art Direction

Technical Skills

  • InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Photography
  • Photo Retouching
  • Handmade Design
  • Craftsmanship
  • HTML & CSS