About Christy Broccardo
A freelance designer and social media consultant, I also serve as Digital Media Manager for one of the state's largest trade associations, the Illinois Realtors. I design for screen, print, email and web materials and manage our social media marketing efforts.
In an earlier role with the Illinois Realtors, I served as graphic arts manager and webmaster for 17 years, where I designed a 4-color magazine, marketing and communications materials, and managed both a member and a consumer website on real estate and homeownership. served as Senior Visual Communication Specialist for central Illinois' top health care provider, Springfield Clinic.
I taught graphic design, publication design and Internet courses, and served as Associate Director of Web Services, for the University of Illinois Springfield. I designed all graphics and layouts for the campus web site and email communications, and taught the importance of web accessibility and usability, web standards, and consistency in web design.
I am a past president of the Association for Women in Communications - Springfield IL chapter, www.AWCSpringfield.org, served on the AWC board of directors and served as the chair of the national AWC conference marketing committee. And I'm a proud mom and dog-lover!