For more than 30 years, Roland Owens’ company has been providing top-notch graphics and printing services to a wide range of clients in the Washington, D.C. area. Over Roland’s career he has been blessed to work with a wide variety of creative artists, typographers, editors, photographers and printers. “The work has been great, but the eccentric personalities of the many creative coworkers and clients is what has made my career seem like it just started yesterday. The diversity of our clientele’s requirements has always kept the job fresh and keeps me on my toes. Using Graphic Design to produce results and inspire action is our main focus.” An avid hiker, Roland also follows politics and classic rock.
Robert Pace earned his degree in Visual Communication from the Maryland College of Art and Design. With 18 years of experience in graphic design and illustration using InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Powerpoint, Wordpress and Acrobat Pro, he specializes in logo and brand design. He’s the recipient of four APEX awards for design excellence, a APEX Grand award for excellence in e-publication design, two Clarion awards for magazine design, and a Mercury award for magazine design. An active member of the Fauquier Chamber; he is a member of the chamber marketing committee and 2017 vice president of the Wednesday lead share group. In his spare time, he plays bass guitar, makes scale models and has an interest in all-things Star Wars.
Jack Hernandez is a talented “jack of all trades,” with more than 18 years experience in graphic design and illustration (in-house and freelance) in every field with a smattering of web/UX development, marketing, copy writing and photography.
His hobbies and side projects include mixed media art & illustration, photography and cooking. He’s drawn to anything related to the work of H.P. Lovecraft and avoids walks on sandy beaches.
With more than 30 years of experience in layout, design and illustration, Diane Lewis excels in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Word, Excel, creating 508 compliant PDF’s. A graduate of Omaha, Nebraska ‘s Studio Academy, School of Advertising Art and Design, she has received a number of awards, including the J.L. Brandeis and Sons Certificate of Merit Award for Illustration, 1st Place in the U.S. Air Force Artist and Craftsman contest for Illustration, several APEX awards and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the U.S. Air Force for volunteerism. She also has a talent for turning trash into art, riding motorcycles and DIY projects.
Jessica Kroskie is a graduate from Liberty University, where she majored in Graphic Design and a minored in Photography. She’s proficient in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom and Excel, and was a published finalist in the 2012 and 2016 editions of Photographers Forum’s “Best of Photography.” She loves spending time with her family, jamming out on her guitar, and indulging in her love of photography. She also has a true passion for coffee.
Emily recently graduated with Honors from Longwood University, as a Graphic Design major. She’s proficient in InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, and the Microsoft Office Suite. Her design projects have been published in volumes seven and eight of Longwood’s Incite of Undergraduate Research Journal. She created and branded a gluten free campaign, and is currently working to implement the campaign at Longwood University. When she’s not designing, Emily can typically be found curled up in a comfy chair with a good book and a cup of tea, or off adventuring with her camera in hand.
Rachel has worked in the printing and graphics industry for several years. She grew up in the printing industry, both her parents work in the industry, ink is in her blood. She started in the AW bindery department when she was a teenager, and has worked her way up to digital printing on both Xerox and Konica systems. She also has a working knowledge of word processing and layout. She lives in Fauquier County with her husband Mike and daughter Hope.
Brandon Barker’s 15 years of online media experience began in San Francisco in the late 1990s and continued at America Online, where he served as Business, News & Sports editor of the AOL Welcome Screen. In addition to producing/managing large and small business web campaigns, he writes fiction for literary magazines. His first novel, OPERATION EMU, was the subject of a feature story in The Baltimore Sun.
Sarah Lerner’s career began in the graphics and printing industry in 1979 as a typesetter and paste-up artist for a local newspaper, back when everything was typed and coded on paper tape with no preview or screen. She has always loved anything related to words, including typing, reading and word puzzles. A Fauquier County resident for more than 20 years, Sarah has two children—Rachel and Blake—and a grandchild named Hope.
A Cleveland, Ohio-native who moved to Virginia in the early 90’s, Barbara Yudd received her BBA from Baldwin Wallace College. She serves as an accounting consultant for several companies, in addition to operating her own household employee payroll and tax service. She lives in Loudoun County with her husband, Charles, and her two children, Jennifer and Tyler. In her free time, Barbara loves watching sports and movies with her family, and playing with her two German Shepherd-Lab mixes.