Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Full time professional and part time freelance graphic designer, with over 10 years experience.

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Apparel Design
  • Garment Construction
  • Project Organization
  • Product Development
  • Digital Design
  • Digital Content Generation
  • Garment Production & Manufacturing
  • Production Layouts
  • Pattern Making
  • Process Improvement
  • Web Design (Wordpress - Unbounce)
  • Website & Social Media Graphics
  • Motion Graphics
Work History
04/2016 to 04/2020
Art Production Specialist / Creative Manager / Senior Production Artist The Mark Travel Corporation Portland, OR,
  • Responsible for monitoring the art production & proofing workflow for multiple in house brands (PrydeGear, Flying Bull, AK Apparel, Battleskinz) & multiple smaller Private Label Brands.
  • Responsible for managing a team of in-house artists, assessed their performance & offered feedback on how they could be more efficient and improve productivity.
  • Trained new production artists on how to correctly use design software & implement the art team's process methods to improve overall design skills, work faster, become more accurate and overall more proficient.
  • Monitoring Art Activity reports weekly to ensure the in house production artists were meeting daily & weekly goals.
  • Developed an in house art cataloging process that's easily accessible to all artist and employees to have the ability to instantly file share & update to each employees computer, find & adjust any product template instantly, have an alternate way to search a specific file created within art department, and the ability to work remote in case of an emergency or catastrophic event.
  • Responsible for providing all documentation & training materials for new incoming artists - private label art departments & outsourcing teams which included: PDF screenshots with highly detailed step by step instructions, a short screen sharing demo of the workflow process, & design examples so the artist can fully understand the in house art production process.
  • Revamped companies digital production templates multiple times due to new machinery, vendors, & software which consisted of recreating product template layouts, registration mark patterns & thru-cut template files.
  • Collaborated with Sales & CEO in the creative direction of new products, sales & marketing strategies and tactics which consisted of researching and recommending new patterns, new products and styles to align with market trends & client needs.
  • Collaborated with Print Staff Managers & Sewing Houses on how to improve product print and sew templates for faster and more accurate output.
  • Responsible for developing custom uniform & product styles for multiple team sports annually.
  • Taking those concepts & ideas and developing them into a productionable template files that could be used daily by production artists and manufactured at our print, cut, and sew facilities.
  • Created & Cataloged all in house fonts using a Font Creator application to keep up with industry styles and trends which also improved the art production process for faster file output.
  • Developed & Adjusted product patterns to improve overall fit and meet client standards & satisfaction.
  • Worked directly with Print Managers & Private Label Art Directors to troubleshoot any type of print production error that would occasionally come up, whether it be a printing issue or a template error.
  • Managed in house art product sample request & special projects.
  • Managed multiple art outsourcing queues to ensure quality control and deadlines were being met.
  • Examining color output & product samples from domestic and overseas manufacturers for color & sewing quality.
  • Learned basic knowledge of WordPress to update the company website with new products, sizing charts, color & graphic options & overall layout.
  • Learned basic knowledge of Unbounce to create landing pages for sales & marketing team.
  • Learned basic knowledge of 3D modeling application to produce high quality images for proofing & sales purposes.
03/2013 to 04/2016
Production Artist / Team Lead / Product Designer PrydeGear City, STATE,
  • Managed art production for two brands (PrydeGear + FlyingBull) Prepared production artwork and templates for the printing & manufacturing facility Trained new production artists on how to correctly use design software & implement the art team's process methods to improve overall design skills, become faster, more accurate and overall more proficient.
  • Responsible for replicating template-based designs with high attention to detail to ensure that all brand guidelines were met and accurate & run smoothly through production.
  • Creating artwork & product renderings for internal and external purposes.
  • (outside sales reps, internal customer service & sales team, client proofing, marketing team, and web stores) Interpreting client designs briefs daily to provide accurate proofing for client satisfaction Managed & prioritized multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
  • Collaborated between art, print production facility, and sewing houses to ensure that all art guidelines & standards were being met.
  • Set up proofing & art for screen printing, sublimation, and embroidery.
09/2010 to 04/2012
Digital Designer Visualive City, STATE,
  • Digital company that promoted concerts & events at local hotels, restaurants, and other venues mainly through HD screen displays.
  • My responsibilities & purpose was to create eye catching digital content & motion graphics based on information given to me by promoters, the sales team, and restaurant owners.
Expected in 04/2011
Associate of Arts: Graphic Design
The Art Institute of Charleston - Charleston, SC,
Volunteer Experience

Charitable Society of Charleston - Graphic Designer

Charleston Rec League - Soccer Coach

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