As a high school freshman, Lynn Abent didn’t know that the Graphics Arts course she signed up for would set the stage for her future professional life, but the stage was set nonetheless. Immediately engaged by the “hands-on” nature of the field, she dove right in to the subject like a duck into water. By her sophomore year, Lynn had already landed a job at a local printing company, putting some of what she’d learned to work while gaining even more knowledge of how the industry operated in the ‘real world’.
As Lynn continued to study Graphic Arts in the ensuing years, she furthered her practical experience by retaining her job in the small print shop. Upon graduation, she was offered a more challenging position as a pre-press operator for a larger printing firm, and she took it. It was here that she developed her inherent knack for implementing technology-driven solutions that streamlined print management processes for both company and clients. While this earned her a reputation as a technological wunderkind, it was her detailed, organized approach to an industry that is traditionally somewhat chaotic, coupled with an exceptional eye for quality (and a determination to produce nothing less), that fueled her rise to General Manager of the company in nine short years.
As print technology and marketing communications grew, changed, and evolved, Lynn was right there evolving with them. From pre-press platemaking to search engine optimization to social media, the nuts and bolts of every aspect of business communication were her constant companions. The next logical frontier was to strike out on her own, which she did when she founded The Printheads in 2009. Having managed day-to-day operations for a large company and then conquered the challenges of launching a small business start-up of her own, Lynn has an unusual amount of insight into the needs of her clients – above and beyond what’s found at the average agency.
Lynn is an avid gardener and blossoming tennis player who lives in Marietta, Georgia with a slightly cranky cat whose tail is mysteriously missing; a standard-issue Heinz 57 dog; and a decidedly non-standard issue fella, the inimitable Brian. Her customers will tell you that her dedication to helping people find just the right blend of resources and strategies to grow their organizations – graphic design, print materials, and online technology – is not at all unlike her love of gardening, and it shows in the fruits of her work.