2014 to Present
In addition to Website & Graphic Design I am doing a variety of other jobs to keep life interesting and keep my body moving. I participate in a network of mobile workers called Workampers and we accept short term jobs in different areas of the country.
Volunteer guide for a Traveling Safari & Zoo with a tiger, panther, monkeys and even camels
Ozark, AR | September – October 2014
Framing, HVAC Ducting & Electrical Wiring Assistant – Finishing a basement into living quarters
Broomfield, CO | November 2014 – January 2015
Construction of 2 story garage from pouring the foundation to installing the last shingle
Boulder CO | October 2014 – February 2015
Exterior Painting – Residential Home & Detached Garage
Boulder CO | June-July 2015
Convenience Store Cashier/Gas Station/Coin Laundry Attendant
Keystone, SD | August-September 2015 & May-July 2016
2007-2013: Micro-farming & “Dawn on the Farm” Brand is created.
County Farmer’s Market Steering Committee & Board of Directors, Volunteer Position
County Farmer’s Market Weekly Vendor – Vegetables, Eggs & Preserves
In 2005 I purchased a modest home in a remote area of Cocke County, TN and I worked out of a home office at that location utilizing satellite internet access. Soon after moving there, I also began retrofitting my small parcel of land into a hobby/micro farm, so that we could also grow the majority of our food. This is a daunting task that included building several outbuildings, and converting 1/10th of an acre to sustainable kitchen gardens. This is what led to the blog and the brand name “Dawn on the Farm”. Between the family, the farming, the volunteer work & the computer work I stayed very busy,(and in shape) but happily doing things that I love and am good at!
2002-Present: Work at Home Mom – Dawn Suiter Designs
I have enjoyed being busy enough with Full Time online work to maintain my self employed status and be able to be available to my family as needed. Managing work at home with family life was always a challenge, and I’m proud to say that I did well with it.
1999-2003: Pigeon Forge, TN – Website Marketing & Design Agency
In fall of 1999 I landed a job at a local design and marketing agency, Brainstorm Cafe. As a full service marketing & design support agency in Pigeon Forge, they handled several dozen large accounts from cabin rentals to major attractions. I worked with Brainstorm Cafe for almost 4 years as their tech support/server admin. I started out as a search engine marketing specialist and eventually grew my skills enough to assist with hundreds of web site designs and layouts. I was trusted to plan, design & manage several large sites on my own. I learned a great deal about the Tennessee Tourism industry & a variety of advertising methods during my time there, a valuable education I could never have gotten in a classroom. I continue to maintain a positive relationship with them and we exchange support as needed. Our work relationship regretfully ended when I relocated to Florida for my Husband’s job.
1998-1999: Pigeon Forge, TN – Ticket Sales Display Designer, & University of Phoenix Online
I relocated to Tennessee to after I got married.
Summer Ticket Sales for a major Pigeon Forge Attraction
Online Courses with the University of Phoenix for HTML programming
Display Designer Christmas Tree designer at The Incredible Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge, TN
1995-1997: Los Angeles, CA – Construction & Remodeling
After the 94 Earthquake there was lots of creative work in the construction fields which I preferred over temporary office assignments.
Interior Remodeling – Contract labor
Tile Installation Assistant
Carpentry – Assistant
Interior Design – Consultant
1993-1995: Los Angeles, CA – Temp Agencies & Freelance Work
I worked in a variety of industries & positions which were not only interesting but also a lot of fun!
Insurance Firm – Administrative Assistant
Auction House – Receptionist
Print Houses – Fulfillment & Delivery
Vocational Rehabilitation – Receptionist/Medical Transcription
Courier Service – Data Entry
Communications Company – Data Center Operator
Print House Delivery Driver – Back Lot Deliveries; Scripts, Promotional Materials