I am Betsy Burts, owner, principal graphic designer and illustrator of Graphiti Design Inc., located in Atlanta, Georgia.
After receiving a BFA in Visual Art from Auburn University, I worked as an art director for a Georgia-based financial corporation, then moved on to become an integral part of a newly formed design studio owned by one of Atlanta's largest independent advertising agencies.
In 1988, I started my own graphic design business, Graphiti Design Inc. Working closely and collaboratively with clients, business partners and creative teams, I specialize in the concept, execution and delivery of targeted and highly effective imaging and communications solutions for a wide range of businesses—both internal and external facing. Print and digital deliverables include, but aren't limited to: Corporate identity and marketing communications, promotions, presentations, advertising, illustration, blogs and web. My ultimate goal is to meet and exceed client objectives for engaging and informing their target audience.
Honors: In addition to being a founding member of the Art Directors Club of Atlanta and a founding member and past membership co-chair of the Atlanta Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), I've also had the pleasure to serve on the Board of Directors for Theatrical Outfit and the Euclid Arts Collective.
My work has been published in Print's Regional Design Annual, and I've received numerous industry awards from the following professional groups and associations:
AIGA Atlanta ShowSouth: Gold, Silver and Honors for logos, ads, direct mail and print collateral
Addy Awards: Silver and Honors for ads and print collateral
International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) U.S. District 2: Silver Quills, Excellence in Print
IABC Atlanta Gold Flame Awards: Gold Flames, Silver, Excellence in Print
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA): The Phoenix Award, Honors, for direct mail, invitations and brochures
Printing Industry of America: National Benjamin Award for best letterhead package
Printing Industry Association of Georgia (PIAG): Best of Category, Awards of Excellence, Judge's Special Awards for Magazine and Print Collateral
Finch Papers: Creative Use of Paper
Beckett/Monadnock Mills: Excellence in Use of Paper