by Susan Corbin
Upon moving to Lansdowne in 2009 from Drexel Hill, via New York, Julia Prymak hit the ground running. She embodies one of Lansdowne’s most desirable and valuable traits, the spirit of volunteerism.
Since moving here, she has joined the Lansdowne Business and Professional Association (LBPA), of which she currently serves as one of their Directors. You have seen her at the Farmers Market on Community Day, marching in the Memorial Day Parade, at National Night Out and at the Arts on the Avenue promoting the LBPA and their member businesses. She is also responsible for the designing and production of the LBPA annual business directory.
Julia was a member of the committee that organized the activities around the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Inside Out Exhibition in Lansdowne. She designed the promotional insert of the Borough’s restaurants and yearly events seen at each display, in addition to the postcard for the Poetry Walk which she also helped to lead. As a supporter of the Historic Lansdowne Theater, Julia was part of the team of volunteers who helped to get signatures for the alcohol referendum and she even helps to decorate for the Theater’s Halloween Ball.
When Julia is not volunteering her time in Lansdowne, she is running her business Pryme Design. She started her business in 2001 to offer graphic design and production services to the greater Delaware Valley business community and beyond. Her company motto is, “Pryme Design works for you.”
Some of Julia’s current and past clients include the many Colleges and Schools of Temple University, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation, Delaware Museum of Natural History and the World Affairs Council. One of her most distinctive projects was being the graphic designer for the three volume book series, Challenge and Change: History of Jews in America by Shelley Kapnek Rosenberg. The books were created to help teachers to teach American Jewish history to 7th, 8th and 9th graders in Jewish day schools and afterschool programs. She considers this to be one of the most significant projects she has ever worked on.
In 2014 Julia was awarded the “Novice of the Year” award by the Philadelphia chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) of which she is a member. The award was primarily due to her volunteer involvement in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), a year-long program that teaches middle and high school students how to start and run their own real businesses.
Since moving to Lansdowne, Julia says that she has been greatly inspired by the volunteer efforts of so many residents, friends and neighbors who display such a passion and love for their hometown. She is grateful that she is part of such a vibrant community of volunteers and doers who have such a remarkable sense of civic duty. Her move here has proven to be a perfect fit.
Julia’s company, Pryme Design is located at 491 Baltimore Pike, #103, Springfield, PA 19064. Reach her via phone at 610-623-7329 and by email at email@example.com.