Erin Zysett is a graphic designer, writer, and photographer who is currently employed as the digital design specialist at the Oregon Department of Education, Early Learning Division (ELD). Prior to her work at ELD, she served as the communications editor at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance for nearly 10 years. Prior to being hired at the SOMD, Zysett spent five years as the program coordinator and cultural exhibits gallery curator for the Salem Multicultural Institute and World Beat Festival in Salem, Oregon. She has also worked as a community reporter and photographer at the Polk County Itemizer-Observer, in Dallas, Oregon, where she won the 2008 Oregon Newspaper Publishers Award for Excellence in Feature Writing. Zysett is currently for hire on a contract basis. Contact her for more information.