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Since 2000, an accomplished web design professional and web developer, with exceptional skills and proficiency using motion and sound; a graphic designer and multimedia presentation guru. Barbara has a BA in Fine Arts from Southern Illinois University and a MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

Until November 2007, Barbara was Vice President, Western Advertising Director at Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. for EBONY and JET magazines. While at Johnson Publishing, she:

  • Pioneered innovative multimedia sales presentations and proposals from idea to production

  • Guided company to a presence on the Internet

  • Contributed to media sales success with creative, innovative multimedia sales presentations and proposals to convince EBONY & JET clients to advertise and/or buy sponsorship/merchandising opportunities

  • Designed an award-winning media kit for EBONY magazine.

Ananse Design develops ideas and designs for client-specific multimedia sales presentations, web sites, Eblasts, blogs, podcasts, promotional brochures, sell sheets and other collateral material. The presentation, graphic and web design firm produces integrated answers to your marketing hurdles that entertain, amaze, convince and wow customers about your brand or service.

The Blizzrd Group is the marketing extension of Ananse Design. The two companies,founded by Barbara E. Rudd in 2000, offer clients a total package by helping to make the sale, deliver the service and build the brand.

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