About Bobbie and Her Work
Bobbie’s proficiencies at visual and written communications have brought value to clients and colleagues throughout her career. She brings a blend of soft and technical skills, including a solid background in print and expanding knowledge of digital media.
For the past 15+ years, Bobbie Lee Lovell has worked in the marketing department of an insurance company that employs a unique affinity-based strategy. There, she serves as an in-house graphic designer and branding resource, and she sometimes writes or edits copy. Additionally, Bobbie works with vendors to maintain print collateral inventories for internal print and mail centers. She has produced materials ranging from postcards to internet ads to billboards.
During her career, Bobbie has implemented the brand guidelines of organizations including several FORTUNE 500® companies. She recently played a key role in her employer’s rebranding initiative following its sale to a new corporate parent.
Bobbie’s professional experience also includes numerous freelance graphic design projects and over five years on the creative staff of a paid-circulation consumer magazine, Log Home Design Ideas.
Bobbie received a BA degree and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, where she studied art, graphic communications and creative writing.
Bobbie’s poems have appeared in literary journals and anthologies, including From Everywhere A Little: A Migration Anthology and Bards Against Hunger: Wisconsin Edition. She belongs to the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, co-coordinates the Poetry Unlocked reading series in Appleton, WI, and gives readings.
Bobbie’s poetry honors include Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominations. She won The Mill: A Place for Writers’ 2020 Janet Dee Wullner-Faiss Memorial Prize for Poetry, and she placed in two categories of the 2016 WFOP Triad Prize. Her chapbook, Proposition at the Walk-In Infinity Chamber, was published in 2017 by Finishing Line Press.
Bobbie’s nature photographs are the result of converging passions for visual art and hiking. A few have been published in Blue Heron Review.
Proposition at the Walk-In Infinity Chamber
ISBN 978-1635342666 published by Finishing Line Press
Bobbie Lee Lovell’s first poetry chapbook is about relationships, decision-making and resilience. Pivotal moments from dating to divorce are infused with ekphrastic (visual art) and speculative (science fiction/fantasy) elements.
Throughout the book, the theme of “the edge” recurs. Several poems describe the precarious beauty found at great heights. Others present “the edge” as a metaphorical line between despair and hope, union and separation.
This book is especially for art lovers, hikers, dreamers and anyone who seeks healing and growth.