Olivia Harvey

I spent 30 years in the real estate industry, holding the positions of  Director of Marketing, Manager of Builder Services and Escrow Officer.  Since retiring, I have been babysitting our 5-year old granddaughter. My husband and I are both AKC judges and have spent a lifetime dedicated to purebred dogs. Vern is licensed to judge Best in Show, the Working Group and 7 Herding Breeds. I am licensed to judge 5 Working and 11 Herding breeds. We currently own 4 Siberian Huskies, and we are still active in exhibiting, but no longer run a sled team. We owned a Belgian Tervuren and worked him in herding sheep, and he also ran on the sled team. Doberman Pinschers kept faithful watch over all of us.  The Whippet was shown and chased the Roadrunners and birds in our backyard.

It seems like I have always been the editor of a newsletter, starting with a "Neighbor Newsletter," when I was 12. I advertised my babysitting services and included articles of interest to the neighborhood. 

In 1974, along with 3 other couples, we decided to form the Siberian Husky Club of Greater Atlanta. Of course, we needed a Newsletter to get the word out to other Siberian Husky owners. Guess who? Yep, and I have been doing Newsletters ever since.

Although I have held many offices in breed clubs, and worked on various committees in all-breed clubs, I absolutely love working as a Graphic Designer aka Newsletter Editor,  I have adapted my schedule and designs to suit the individual needs of these clubs to produce their quarterly magazines in a professional and timely manner. I am well-organized and creative by nature. Probably my best characteristic is that I have extremely strong work ethics. I enjoy facing new challenges.

I take my laptop everywhere I go and work daily on upcoming projects. I subscribe to the Adobe Creative Suite and have access to the newest and best of all the Adobe products. Adobe InDesign is the premiere program for printing Newsletters and magazines, and Photoshop is excellent for designing ads. It is fun, and I am learning so much! My husband and I receive many club Newsletters, which are a wealth of new information. I have really enjoyed networking with other breed clubs.Type your paragraph here.

  • Breeder/Exhibitor                                                        40+ Years
  • AKC Judge                                                                    20  Years
  • Specialized Dog Breed Club Graphic Designer      15 Years​

Graphic Designer Job Responsibilities:

Prepare work to be accomplished by gathering information and materials.
Plan concept by studying information and materials.
Illustrate concept by designing rough layout of art and copy regarding arrangement, size, type size and style, and related aesthetic concepts.

Gather articles, reports, statistics, artwork for issue.

Prepare magazine with all insertions, ready for final review.
Completes projects by coordinating with outside agencies, art services, printers, etc.

Prepare final proof and coordinate sending it to printer.

Maintains technical knowledge by attending design workshops; reviewing professional publications

Graphic Designer Qualifications/Skills:

  • Strong graphic design skills
  • Layout skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Creativity
  • Flexibility
  • Attention to detail
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Desktop publishing tools and graphic design software
  • Acute vision
  • Time-management skills
  • Communication skills