Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Photo Retoucher
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I am a Graphic Designer specializing in publications and promotional materials through creative use of design, color, photography, info-graphics and typography.
I have over 15 years experience producing trade magazines, annual reports, exposition/ trade show catalogs, displays and signage, logos, assorted print collateral, advertisements and newsletters.
I work closely with publishers, editorial and creative directors, proofreaders, staff writers, photographers, technical support and public relations personnel.
I was recently asked in an interview what work I was the most proud of and hands down it is the 2 children’s books I illustrated for the National Organization for Victims Assistance (NOVA). I don’t call myself an illustrator but when the director, who I had worked with on a number brochures and conference materials asked me if I could illustrate the book she had written, I hesitated but took the manuscript and said I would see if I could develop the characters. "Lily Lighting Bug and Her Stolen Glow" is about Lily who lives in “bug world" and is sexually assaulted by Spencer the spider. When I began to work from character to character developing bugs and spiders they all seemed to flow from within. I became intimately attached to the many characters I created. They were no longer just graphics on a page but tangible elements with the power to nurture and heal. Last year we published "Benny Bee and His Secret Hive" about a boy living in a home with substance abuse and violence.
One of the greatest rewards from my “Lily" book are letters from Child and Family Court prosecutors telling of the children sitting in court facing their offender with the Lily book in their hands. The book tells a story the child sadly relates to but it shows then that they can triumph over their adversity and empowers them to persevere through the hard work of prosecution.
Kudos from my clients:
I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Sabrina Dively since 1996. During these 18 years, I have found Sabrina’s work to be superb as it is built upon the highest level of competency, creativity and passion for the job.
One of Sabrina’s greatest assets is her ability to effectively weave a compelling design into the editorial product.
Sabrina understands deadlines and has never failed to deliver when due. Her work on Air Cargo World has played an integral role toward the publication’s esteem and worldwide popularity.
— Steve Prince, Publisher, Air Cargo World Magazine
One of my first assignments after joining the U.S. Department Office of Inspector General was to produce the agency’s Semiannual Report to Congress. The high-profile assignment had a tight deadline. I called Central Communications, and Sabrina rose to the challenge. She was able to identify photos and graphics to accompany the narrative and feature articles and meet our congressionally-mandated deadlines. I was so pleased with the end product that I used Central Communications for several years.
— David Barnes, Former Director of Communications,
Office of Inspector General , U.S. DOT OIG
Sabrina is a very creative and conscientious designer. She is always full of ideas about how to develop eye-catching and appealing magazine pages. She is patient, yet quick when she needs to be. She is one of the best art directors that I have worked with during my career and I highly recommend her for any design project.
— John McCurry, Editor, Air Cargo World Magazine
“To Sabrina Dively, yet again, for getting inside my head and capturing the bugs of Bug World so beautifully.“
— Jeanette Adkins, Author
I would love to be considered for any graphics and publishing need you may have and promise to not only apply my skill to a job well done but my heart too.