Senior art director and designer, Dolly Sanborn, began her career at Appleton Creative through a chance encounter 11 years ago with CEO and creative director, Diana LaRue. Since her first day on the job, Dolly has provided this Orlando advertising agency with beautiful and practical graphic design, as well as a helpful and detail-oriented personality.
Dolly enjoys Appleton Creative for its friendly environment where fellow employees are ready with a laugh or shoulder to lean on. When needed, everyone pitches in to carry the load. Perhaps that’s why her favorite space in the office happens to be the round table upstairs where coworkers collaborate and connect on a daily basis. Dolly also appreciates Appleton’s involvement in the local community, including the Appleton Awareness Gallery, which brings public issues to light, including Great Oaks Village, Pet Alliance and Zebra Coalition.
As far as personal growth, Appleton offers many opportunities to hone essential skills, and according to Dolly, “challenges her to be as creative as possible.” To ensure that she provides the best tools for her clients, Dolly is constantly learning new graphic design trends. The projects she enjoys working on most are the design and front-end programming of websites. But her favorite responsibility is the print collateral designed for Orlando International Airport, whose brand she loves to evolve. For her efforts, Dolly has won many local, national and international design awards over the years for her work in several mediums.
If Dolly could talk to her younger self, a recent graduate of the Ringling College of Art + Design, she’d say to, “relax, stay focused and be positive.” And to those aspiring graphic designers hoping to one day be a senior art director, Dolly has wise words: “Show initiative. Be willing to work more than asked and take it one step further.”
We go the extra mile. Appleton Creative is an award-winning, full-service Orlando digital marketing agency that works with local, national and international clients to deliver impressive ad campaigns, branding, print, web, public relations, social media and video services—all in-house. At Appleton, we want to learn about your business, empower your marketing team and be your creative resource. Your advertising goals are worth a conversation: contact us at 407-246-0092 or firstname.lastname@example.org.