AWARDS

Recognitions and accolades

2014 Ernie Seneca Award for Excellence in Public Service
North Carolina Association of Government Information Officers
Received the 2014 Ernie Seneca Award for distinguished government service by NCAGIO.

2014 Excellence in Communication Award: First Place Broadcast Campaign
North Carolina Association of Government Information Officers
First place award for video filmed and edited for Breast Cancer Awareness program.

2014 Excellence in Communication Award: First Place Publication
North Carolina Association of Government Information Officers
First place award in the publication category for the 2013 Wake County Accomplishments report.

2014 Best of the Web Award
Center for Digital Government
4th Place Best County Government Website in the nation for Wake County Government’s website at www.wakegov.com.

2014 First Place Annual Report
North Carolina City & County Communicators
Provided the graphic design and layout work for the 2013 Wake County Accomplishments Report. An updated layout created a more concise read than most annual reports and the design featured nearly a dozen Instagram photographs of Wake County submitted by residents.

2013 Excellence in Communication Award: First Place Graphic Design
North Carolina Association of Government Information Officers
Designed the print and digital materials for the opening of the new Wake County Justice Center. The graphic design elements helped the public know when services were moving to the new building and where they could find the new location. The graphic design work, including posters, an infographic, handouts, brochures, promotional web pages and program booklets helped promote events related to the opening of the building.

2013 Best of the Web Award
Center for Digital Government

2013 Pinnacle Award – Best Local Government Website; Large Population Category
National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW)

2013 Award of Excellence – “Best in Class” Website
National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO)
1st Place Award – Website at www.wakegov.com

2013 Achievement Award – Website
National Association of Counties (NACo)
Achievement Award for the Wake County Government website redesign project at www.wakegov.com

2013 Sunshine Review Audit
In 2013, Sunshine Review gave Wake County’s website the highest score in North Carolina and one of the highest in the nation with an A-. Auditors noted that the WakeGOV website’s search function is excellent and the layout intuitive. View more details.

2012 Excellence in Communication Award
North Carolina Association of Government Information Officers (NCAGIO)
1st Place Award – Website Design for Wake County’s website at www.wakegov.com

2012 Excellence in Communication Award
North Carolina Association of Government Information Officers (NCAGIO)
1st Place Award – Graphics Design Category for WakeGOV Infographic

2012 Excellence in Communication Award
North Carolina Association of Government Information Officers (NCAGIO)
2nd Place Award – Electronic Press Kit for the WakeGOV.com launch

2012 Digital Government Achievement Award
Center for Digital Government
Part of the team that helped to develop the Wake Accountability Tax Check (WATCH) Portal that allows citizens to view online how their tax dollars are used. www.wakegov.com/budget/watch

2011 Award for Excellence
NC State Treasurer’s Office
Part of the team that developed the Wake Accountability Tax Check (WATCH) portal that allows citizens to view online how their tax dollars are used. www.wakegov.com/budget/watch

2011 Award for Excellence
National Association of County Information Officers (NACo)
Team award for development of Wake County Government’s social media process, policies and procedures.

2010 Excellence in Communication Award
North Carolina Association of Government Information Officers (NCAGIO)
2nd Place Award – Wake County Annual Report

2009 Excellence in Communication Award
North Carolina Association of Government Information Officers (NCAGIO)
2nd Place Interactive Media Award for the Wake County Parks, Recreation & Open Space Website

2008 Best of the Web Award
Center for Digital Government 
Wake County Government’s website
 ranked 3rd Best County Government Website

2006 Garland Jones Award
Wake County Government Professional Employee of the Year

2003 Excellence in Communication Award
North Carolina Association of Government Information Officers (NCAGIO) 2nd Place – Wake Reads Together Website

2003 Excellence in Communication Award
North Carolina Association of Government Information Officers (NCAGIO)
3rd Place – WakeGOV Redesign

Top 10 Digital Counties Survey Winner 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010 & 2012
Part of a team that helped Wake County place in the top 10 county governments in the nation for their use of technology in the Digital Counties Survey conducted by the Center for Digital Government.

I’M SOCIAL

Follow me.

Follow me, @comwyn on any of the social media sites below.  In addition to being an early-adopter of social media and manager for Wake County Government’s social media accounts, I’ve helped many nonprofits, public sector and small businesses reach their communication goals using social engagement. As a designer, I also have expert skills in developing creative content fast for social media at any site location with my phone. With just a mobile device, I can prepare and publish the following content to social media from any location as news and events happen:

  • Write attention-grabbing, brief content,
  • Take creative photos and professionally edit them on remote locations,
  • Film video, edit, add special effects and lower-thirds,
  • Create and design graphics,
  • Publish to many social media channels simultaneously,
  • API development and integration of social media into websites and user-interfaces.

Follow me Follow me on Twitter @comwyn Follow me on Facebook. LinkedIn  Instagram - @comwyn Pinterest Find me on Foursquare. Google Tumblr Socl Follow me on Flickr. Klout 

Video Follow me on Vine @comwyn. YouTube

Listen to me. Soundcloud

 

PHOTOS

I enjoy taking photos, especially black and white images. I am interested in mobile photography and use a drone to capture aerial images. You can follow me on Instagram @comwyn.

I’M ON THE WEB

Check out my web design & development work.

Websites I’ve designed and developed:

I DESIGN DATA

Designing data into informative infographics.

infographicData as art. I’m skilled in visualizing data and creating infographics out of analytical and statistical facts.

I DO GRAPHICS

Logos & Print Design

Print design work examples:

  • RatingAgency_Brochure1
  • RatingAgency_Brochure2
  • 2014_budget_cover
  • 2013_accomplishments_report_page1
  • 2013_accomplishments_report_page2
  • parking_deck_poster_web
  • design2
  • design4
  • api_brochure
  • 2011poster_design1
  • 2006_budget_cover
  • 2011_budget_cover_final.PDF
  • budget_at_a_glance_V2.indd
  • carolina_cottage
  • cmf2006

I’M ON THE TUBE (YouTube that is!)

Animation & Video

I enjoy creating and editing videos, whether it is aerial video filmed with my drone or stop motion animation. I’m also active in sharing micro video creations on Vine and YouTube.

 
Drone/Aerial Video
 
 
 
Stop Motion Animation and Micro Videos
 

I SPIN

My DJ & Audio Editing Work.

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I have many years of DJ experience doing club events, private parties and school dances. I also enjoy creating my own electronic music and editing mixes. You can follow my sets on SoundCloud.

Contact me for booking information at comwyn@icloud.com.

Check out some of my mix tracks: