Julie R. Leake
Throughout Julie Leake's career she has been known for her ability to manage multiple projects while still giving each the attention that it deserves.
Leake honed her detail-oriented organizational, strategic and creative skills, and brought them to fruition in the business world. In 1991, Leake became the managing editor and publisher of The Cherry Creek Locale newspaper. Some of Leake's responsibilities included assigning and coordinating all stories, editing and proofreading copy, generation of advertisements for customers, and design and layout of the publication. In 1993, she also began publishing a sister paper, Focus on Denver, as well as a Russian-American newsletter, Zerkalo-Russian Reflections. In all, Leake managed the efforts of over 30 freelance writers, 11 in-house staff members and the sales team, as well as design and layout. Within the first year, Leake's efforts and expertise increased the paper's readership by over 300 percent.
In early 1995, Leake started her own consulting agency and joined forces in 1997 with Michael Stano to provide full-service desktop publishing and computer consulting. In early 2002 the business name was changed to AmmaGrafix in order to concentrate solely on graphic and website design, with the mission being to help .
Leake has been involved in a variety of projects including creation and design of manuals, corporate identification packages (logo design, letterhead, business cards, etc.), brochures, computerized presentations, newsletters, direct mail campaigns, advertising campaigns, and web site design.
Leake's skills have afforded her a reputation of efficiency, reliability, honesty and creativity. In 1999 Leake received two Awards of Distinction (second place) and one Honorable Mention and in 2000 she won one Award of Excellence (first place), three Awards of Distinction (second place) and one Honorable Mention from the Communicators Awards for Print Accomplishment. In 2002 her team was awarded a Pollie award for second place. The Pollie Awards honor the very best in political campaign advertising and expertise. Perseverance, hard work, attention to detail, multi-tasking abilities and dedication to providing superior service, are the qualities that Leake offers her clientele.
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