Graphic & Web Design
Operations Manager and Graphic Designer at Signarama Nashville
The Art Institute of California—Sacramento, a campus of Argosy University
I learned very valuable career practices in my time at [school], including time management, to be over-prepared, and to have a reason for everything. Greta Miller , Operations Manager and Graphic Designer at Signarama Nashville Associate of Science in Graphic Design, 2013 , The Art Institute of California—Sacramento, a campus of Argosy University
Greta Miller is an operations manager and graphic designer at Signarama Nashville, a sign shop in Tennessee. She manages and oversees day-to-day operations and departments including sales, customer service, design, and production. She also designs custom projects and manages production meetings. “As operations manager, I work with and oversee all areas of this business. I work directly with clients from start to finish on their jobs.”
Greta enjoys helping clients to determine the best way to communicate a message.
“This includes custom products and substrates like flat-cut acrylic lettering/logos, halo-lit channel objects/logos, customized reclaimed wood, or standard substrates like corrugated plastic.” She also works on full and partial vehicle wraps, which she says are her favorite projects.
Greta works to keep her environment creative by working closely with clients. She discusses design ideas and provides proofs. Today, she says that she stands out as a leader—even after challenges in the workplace involving a difficult co-worker. Instead of quitting, she sat down with the coworker to find a resolution to the conflict. While things are still not perfect, she says that she’s working in a field that she wants to be in and looks forward to coming into work each day.
Greta enjoys hearing input from her team members. “Everyone feels valued, no one is afraid to provide input.” And she feels the benefits of her hard work through continued promotions and raises. “The best career advice I've received was from my parents. They said to treat any company you work for like it's your company.”
Greta, who in 2013 earned an Associate of Science in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of California—Sacramento, says that her education prepared her for a career by teaching her time management, to be over-prepared, and to have a reason to back up her designs. She adds that getting her degree helped her to move up in her career and allowed her to feel confident in her ability to move up the pay scale.
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