Employee Spotlight: Judy Doyle
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Please join us in welcoming Judy Doyle as our newest Senior Project Manager. She brings a wealth of experience in what it takes to get a display from design concept to store floor on time and on budget.
Here’s a bit more about Judy, in her own words.
Tell us about yourself!
I’m a Nebraska native. I grew up in Omaha and completed my undergraduate degree in Advertising and Graphic Design at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Then, I moved to Kansas City for a job with the Business Journal. I’ve lived here ever since, and KC is where I raised my family. My son recently completed his active duty in the Army, which took him overseas to Kuwait and South Korea. My daughter sells her wares at music festivals and stays with me in between shows.
What are your hobbies outside of work?
My three dogs and one cat keep me busy as do my gardening projects at home. I also enjoy bike riding on paved trails in the region. And in the winter, I like to head to Colorado to ski.
Tell us about your work experience and the clients you’ve worked with in previous roles.
My background in advertising and graphic design has served me well in a variety of roles at newspapers and advertising agencies. When I was with Barkley, I worked on accounts like Sonic, Blue Bunny Ice Cream, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Citgo Petroleum, 24-hour fitness, and Payless Shoe Source. My job at Kendal King Group introduced me to the display business, specifically corrugated and small acrylic displays. I honed my technical expertise in corrugate at Lawrence Paper Company and learned the ins and outs of printing at the Kansas City Business Journal. I’ve seen just about every angle of integrated marketing, including managing suppliers, ensuring quality control, and coordinating multiple vendors on a project.
What makes the projects you manage successful?
I enjoy taking intricate designs with lots of components and bringing it all together into the final product. It helps that I can see both the “forest and the trees” with these kinds of projects. I find it’s important to balance the big picture with all the components—especially when there are lots of them. Having a strong eye for detail orientation is key to delivering a quality display, but there’s always a balance when there’s a need for speed.
What drew you to InStore Design Display?
I like a lot of variety in my work and being in a creative environment. So, when I saw IDD’s office and all the displays of their client work, I knew I wanted to be in this type of atmosphere. This is a highly collaborative team, and my skills align well with the type of projects IDD does for its clients. My experience in corrugated materials and kitting was put to work the moment I arrived.
Want to tap into Judy's expertise in project management for your next display? Reach out to her on LinkedIn to start the conversation.