Sunny Given brings 30+ years of experience in graphic design, specifically print media, to Sundance Media & Design. By the time Sunny was in junior high, she knew her future was a career in art. She was always drawing something, from copying the styles in Marvel Comic Books and MAD magazine for homecoming poster contests (her class won every year) to redrawing animal illustrations from books and magazines. Her ambition was to design album covers along the lines of Roger Dean's work for the band Yes. But during her time at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, her focus shifted to
graphic design and typography, more specifically advertising design. She returned to her home state of West Virginia to design ads at Charleston Newspapers. Seven years later, the company promoted Sunny to Creative Services Director, and she kept that position until she moved to Marlinton, West Virginia, in 2000 to accept a position in advertising sales and design at The Pocahontas Times. She also has experience in catalog design, logo creation, and marketing design. Sunny lives near Clover
Lick, West Virginia, with her husband, David, six horses, four cats, and two dogs. When she's not riding or showing her horses, she enjoys playing racquetball, piano, and reading. She has yet to design a single album or CD cover.
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Patty has over two decades of experience as a graphic designer, art director, and creative director. She graduated from the Virginia Commonwealth University in the 1980’s with a degree in Communications Art. Soon after, she spent two years art directing a travel magazine in the Caribbean, then headed west to work as a graphic designer for Atwood Design in Phoenix, Arizona. She moved back to Virginia in 1990 to work with Barber Martin Advertising Agency in Richmond, a five-man shop at that time.
From 1992 to 2008, she rose from art director to creative director of this retail-focused agency. Barber Martin ranked as one of the top 5 advertising agencies in Virginia in 2006, with 54 employees; handling the Virginia Lottery, Friedman's Jewelers, and Southern States Agricultural Retailer, among many others.
Patty moved to Staunton, Virginia, in 2008, and lives on a horse farm with her husband, Terry, two dogs. and four cats. When she’s not working, she spends her time exploring the Shenandoah Valley on horseback.
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Mary Musick earned her B.B.A. in Financial Accounting from National University in Orange County, California, in 1988 and passed the C.P.A. exam in Washington State the next year. She worked for several years in public accounting and as an auditor for the State of Washington. Later, she served nine years as the treasurer of the Home Educators Association of Virginia, a statewide homeschool support group.
Mary and her husband, Boyd, have lived in Highland County, Virginia, for eighteen years and have never stopped believing it’s the nicest place on earth to live. They are the parents of five sons and one daughter and value family above all else.
Jennifer Lee is a graduate of Mary Baldwin College, where she received a BA in Graphic Design.
After graduation, Jennifer landed several jobs in the media industry but had a greater passion. A few short years later, Jennifer listened to her entrepreneurial spirit and opened Wood & Associates in 2002. She is a much sought-after designer, bringing years of experience and an impressive portfolio to the table.
Her 20-year career has brought her creativity to dozens of clients and projects including Highland and Luray-Page Counties Chamber of Commerce, Mary Baldwin College, Shenandoah County Tourism, Staunton CVB, Harrisonburg CVB, Wild Wolf Brewing Company, Old Hill Cider, Contemporary Longrifle Association, Augusta County Historical Society, and Delaware North to name a few.
Jennifer's talents include clean and classic graphic design, ad and brochure design, advanced website development, search engine optimization, Google Analytics/Adwords/apps, marketing strategies, creative branding, and, above all, the enthusiasm and love she has for her job.
Throughout her professional life, Dorothy Stephenson has been a dance instructor, a volleyball coach, a freelance writer, a website designer, a track and field coach, a jewelry store manager, a farmer, a public relations rep, a waitress, a professional performer, a commercial printing manager, a small business owner, an office assistant, and an executive director… to name a few.
She graduated from the School of Life with honors and received a degree in Get Stuff Done with an emphasis on Quality and Multi-Tasking. Though there have been many fun endeavors and experiences, Dorothy keeps coming back to one skill in particular – Marketing and Design.
In 2008, Dorothy began creating websites for a few friends. Word of mouth recommendations led to more jobs, and soon after, Dorothy established Sundance Web Design. In 2015, Dorothy re-branded the company into Sundance Media & Design to offer a wider range of marketing services.
When she’s not in the office, Dorothy spends her spare time managing her dance studio - Sundance Studio & Productions, farming with her husband, Robby, spending time with friends, traveling, binge watching Netflix, reading, working out, or gardening.