Jackie Smith

Art Director & Graphic Designer

When I was a kid, I wanted to be an artist. But back in the ’70s & ’80s, the only artists I knew were starving ones. So I decided to become a writer. Fast forward to the ’90s and the dawn of computers. Tada! Thanks to Adobe Photoshop and QuarkXpress, I finally found a way to make art and not starve. Night classes on an old Apple computer and regular training over the years have made my dream come true. And while I don’t write very much anymore, I still have quite a knack for proofreading.

Content Creative, LLC

Graphic Designer / Owner


We handle everything from branding and digital to print and packaging. The client list is focused, and we enjoy doing exciting work with some smart folks. Clients include Chick-fil-A, Mercier Orchards, Fannin County Chamber of Commerce, Fannin County Economic Development, Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce and Pulse Medical.

Accomplishments: Incredibly strong client satisfaction and referrals.

First Marketing Company

Senior Account Executive


FMC is perhaps one of the few places in the universe where AEs handled clients and creative. I worked both sides of the fence, producing highly targeted custom newsletters and publications for clients such as Chase Manhattan Bank, American Federal Bank and other leading banks and credit unions.

Accomplishments: Managed key clients, traveled extensively for in-person client meetings, sought and managed new creative talent, and consistently led the company in billings.

Pearson McGuire Associates

Public Relations Intern


During my senior year in college, I worked as a paid intern at this boutique public relations agency. The company specialized in golf resorts and high-end hotels throughout the country.

Accomplishments: Wrote public relations releases, archived published articles and assisted in general office tasks.

Florida International University

Bachelor of Arts: Public Relations; Minor: Marketing

Graduated: May 1987

Accomplishments: Graduated with honors; received the Public Relations Student of the Year award in 1987; worked as a staff writer on the FIU student newspaper.