Cari Hall

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get to know me

If you’re looking to partner with an experienced marketing and design expert, who has an excellent work ethic paired with strong technical & design skills infused with creative thinking, I would love to discuss how we can work together.

technical skills

As a photographer, designer & marketing expert with a degree in Advertising from Brigham Young University, I would love to put my expertise to work for you. From my experience at an ad agency, in-house design firm, and years of independent photography and design work, I can help you create expert marketing communications through brilliant images and stunning design.

Photography – I own a commercial and real estate photography/marketing company, which includes shooting  headshots, MLS listings, commercial, and product photography. I also enjoy shooting families, lifestyle and sporting events, and was the team photographer for the WFHS Football Team when they took state a couple of years ago.

Graphic/Print Design – Extensive knowledge of CC Adobe Suite, including Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, Illustrator, and Premiere.  I have designed ads, invitations, newsletters, catalogs, product brochures, flyers, etc., for both print and online for clients over the past 20 years.

Copywriting – Skilled in the English language, in both writing and editing ad copy. Also worked as a grant writer and editor, and recently helped my husband publish a book.

Website Design – Design and maintain several WordPress websites.

Social Media/Advertising – Currently manage social media for my websites, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Experienced in Google Ads, Facebook ands and mass email marketing campaign programs such as MailChimp. Managed million dollar print campaigns and media buys for clients as an account manager.

Cari Hall

education + work experience

Elegant Dining Room - Mesa Real Estate Photography

qualifications

EDUCATION | Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising, Brigham Young University – May 1994

TCS DESIGN GROUP, LLC | February 2003 – present

Owner and proprietor of online design firm, providing custom design and print services, as well as local commercial and real estate photography and marketing services. Responsible for all design work, print preparations, photography & photo editing (for customers as well as for online product images), web design and managment, business and sales, hiring and supervising of staff, marketing, and all aspects of business. (TCS Design Group, LLC, includes both EnvelopMe.com and MarketExpertly.com)

Grant Writer | February 2002 – May 2004

Freelance grant writer for ETC here in Tempe, RMA Associates in Arkansas, and privately contracted work.

Director, Arizona Western College | November 1999 – January 2002

Grant Director for Tech Prep Grant in Yuma & La Paz counties (working with college & high schools to help students earn vocational/technical degrees). Responsible for writing grant, achieving grant goals, marketing of program, website management and development, as well as supervising staff and managing board of directors.

Lovely White and Gray Kitchen - Gilbert Real Estate Photography

Marketing Coordinator, Arizona Western College | November 1997 – November 1999

Marketing Coordinator for School-To-Work Grant in Yuma & La Paz counties (working with college & high schools to help students earn vocational/technical degrees). Responsible for writing grant application and reporting, marketing of program, designing communications, collecting and analyzing data, website management and development, achieving grant goals.

NuSKIN International | February 1997- October 1997

In-house graphic designer for health and beauty products manufacturer – using Photoshop, Quark Express, Illustrator, etc. Art director for several product photo shoots, coordinated and designed internal company newsletter and managed printing. Designed marketing and sales materials, product packaging, training materials, etc.

AdGuy Inc. Marketing Communications | May 1994 – February 1997

Account Manager and Graphic Designer for this full service ad agency – using Excel, Photoshop, Quark Express, Illustrator, etc. Managed million dollar ad buys in national publications, press checks, billing, and creative concept development and design.

portfolio – web design

An image of a wedding invitation on a website featuring elegant designs.

EnvelopMe.com – Custom Designed Invitations

Ecommerce website for TCS Design Group, LLC boutique invitation designs. Maintained and designed by Cari Hall.

The homepage of a website featuring a woman's face for a resume.

QuietandStrong.com – Author Blog Website

Author blog for a customer, designed and maintained by Cari Hall.

Sports injury recovery.

SportsDocsAZ.com – Small Business Website

Chiropractic website for client – designed and maintained by Cari Hall.

  • Great Service and Great Photos! "Cari was fantastic from start to finish. I was very impressed with her level of service and the quality of the finished product. I would recommend her to anyone. She also followed up and offered to do a Facebook blast of a virtual tour after the photo shoot."

    Tony C. Realtor, West USA Realty
  • "They say if you leave 5 stars in a review, people will disregard that review as being biased or superlative in some way. Well, I just gave Cari 5 stars to her detriment because I AM biased! She produced some awesome pictures for a listing that I had so, now I'm hooked. Cari's incredible photography skills and eye for detail are a huge benefit to any listing.  Thank you Cari!"

    Dennis Z. Realtor, Denman Realty
  • "Marketing & Photography Solutions... professional, high quality work and fast! All the traits a busy Realtor is looking for in one amazing company. Thank you! Merri Cox, Realtor HomeSmart"

    Merri C. Realtor, HomeSmart
  • "Cari was so wonderful and accommodating. She came out quickly even though I had a schedule change. She was very mindful of my deadline, my budget and she listened to what I wanted. Boy did she deliver! I and the homeowner could not have been more pleased with her work. Fantastic!"

    Renee A. Realtor, The Anderson Team
  • Excellent job ! "Excellent work.. I will recommend her without any reservation for her professionalism, being on time on the project and great result...Thank you for a great job.. !"

    Joseph B. Lumux Lighting
  • "Cari is an amazing photographer! Her photos exceeded my expectations and she scheduled me immediately. She also gave me additional marketing help with Zillow had a turn around of less than 24 hr. It was a great experience."

    Shannon W. HomeSmart

portfolio – photography

Tempe Real Estate Photography

Real Estate & Commercial Architectural Photography

Examples of real estate, twilight, and commercial images shot by Cari Hall.

Resume

Social Media Memes & Product Photography

Product shots and nature photography for memes. Meme designs also by Cari Hall.

A football player showcasing their throwing capabilities on the field.

Sports and Events Photography

Photography of events and sports in Arizona, including the 5A high school championship football game (at Cardinals Stadium), plus scouting events, community service events, etc.

portfolio – sample business communications
(various clients)

A wedding invitation with a white envelope.
A set of business cards on a wooden table showcasing professional resumes.
A brochure with a child's picture on it, perfect for a resume.
Keywords: wedding invitations

portfolio – sample sales flyers
(various clients)

A resume flyer for a home in Chandler, Arizona.
A resume.
A flyer for a home for sale in Arizona.

portfolio – sample print ad campaign for makeup artist
(photography by Zac Grimaldo + design by Cari Hall)

The cover of Nicole West's makeup portfolio.
The resume of Nicole West, showcasing makeup expertise.
Nicole west - miss mississippi 2014, resume.
The cover of Nicole West's makeup portfolio resume.

portfolio – editing

A woman with
resume smiling for the camera.A woman with blonde hair smiling for her resume photo.

Splash Page - Real Estate Slide Show

mesa real estate photography

Real Estate Single Page Website

A desert home with exteriors featuring a garage and bushes.

Offer Page w/ Animated Virtual Guide

Offer your home pictures on Google ME.

Marketing communications and photography that speaks to your clients