Elise Cronin-Hurley, designer and consultantemail

Specializes in graphic design, website design and website maintenance for small businesses and not-for-profits.
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Design and science have often directed the focus in my life. I first encountered the web when I was studying for my Masters degree. It was quite a different animal then. Nothing fancy, but an intriguing tool. At the time I was working in an office with fax machines and overnight mail being our best options to reach existing and potential clients quickly. I became curious about how this whole world wide web thing would change the way business communicated and further the way the world communicated. Being the curious person I am, I investigated, and here I am.

My primary goal is helping small business and not-for-profit organizations communicate their message in an affordable and professional manner. I strive to communicate the workings of the web, web sites and marketing messages to clients in an understandable manner, breaking down the jargon and techno-speak into plain English.

Design Experience
More than twenty-five years ago I began my career as a designer, first with brochures, newsletters, flyers, promotional items, and workbooks, then branching into websites, corporate identities, e-mail marketing, stationery, advertisements, posters, post cards, signs, and PowerPoint presentations and more... for small business, national seminars, educational programs, conventions, events, private and public sector sales, political campaigns, non-profit organizations and not-for-profit organizations.

Small Business Marketing
Brought up in the world of growing small business and now working within it myself, I have a great appreciation for the hard work it takes to sustain a business and the many hats one wears any given day. Small businesses rarely have marketing departments or webmasters. I fulfill these roles for numerous businesses and organizations at affordable rates with reliable service. Whether you need a logo, stationery design and a website or just need someone to maintain your existing website or a quick design of a postcard, call or email me for an estimate.

Education
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida - Go Knights!

Masters of Public Administration:
Pi Alpha Alpha Public Administration Honor Society, 1994

Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication,
Minor in Advertising/Public Relations, 1990

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 1990

Continuing self education in many areas such as graphic and web design, programming, Wordpress, CSS, marketing, search engine marketing, painting and drawing, and physics, and robotics



Personal Interests

Encouraging youth to pursue careers in STEM fields with my work as a mentor for FIRST Robotics team 1902, Exploding Bacon.
Wasting time with dear friends, oil painting, drawing,
writing fiction, reading, walking, astronomy,
history and physics, and cheering on my
son in all his endeavors -- now a UCF legacy!