Title: Information Designer
Location: Portland, Oregon, United States
Carolyn Ray Strong, information designer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in information design and computer technology.
Ms. Strong grew up in a highly diverse and multi-cultured background in Ethiopia. Her parents, Albert and Juliana Strong, were missionaries there, which fostered an appreciation and understanding of different cultures and languages and inspired Ms. Strong in her professional and volunteer endeavors. She first earned a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and journalism from Whitworth University in 1973 and later obtained a Master of Science from the University of Oregon in 1992. She specializes in information design, media trends, online marketing, personalized print-on-demand and electronic business trends and Internet applications. Ms. Strong has held various roles throughout the course of her career, including working for Tektronix, Inc., for 26 years as a documentation manager and technical writer, director of Worldwide Customer Communications, and ultimately the director of Internet Strategy. Ms. Strong has also used her business and technological prowess to establish her business, Strong Strategic Consulting, where she provided writing and information design consulting services to clients and agencies from 1999 until 2010.
For over 30 years, Ms. Strong volunteered on the board of directors of First Tech Federal Credit Union. Her many years as chairman as well as other leadership roles with the organization earned her the honorable title of emeritus board member from 2015 to 2017. Ms. Strong has shared her information design knowledge with others as an adjunct professor for over 20 years with the University of Oregon’s applied information management Master of Science degree program. In addition to these pursuits, Ms. Strong has also been a special program aide with the Beaverton School District for 10 years where she worked with students who have autism. Though Ms. Strong is now retired, she remains active by learning Spanish and Japanese, writing, and volunteering at Serenity Hospice Portland, Oregon. As a testament to her success, she has been named as a named a Print on Demand Innovator and Keynote Speaker in 1996 and has been featured in the 25th edition of Who’s Who in the West, the 15th through 17th editions of Who’s Who of American Women and in the 1973 edition of Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.
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