co founder and product designer resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Motivated Art Director fluent in English Russian and Armenian and offering solid background in creative marketing and advertising. Experienced developing proposals, marketing collateral and branding materials for organizations in the entertainment industry. Eager to work with marketing and graphics team members to drive business success and increase bottom line. Performance-driven Marketing Manager skilled in creating marketing plans and leading successful product launches, promotions and development. Well-versed in SEO content creation, social media audience engagement and brand management with excellent communication and leadership skills.


• Experienced Art Director, majored in Master of Arts, International Relations and Art History
• Have a thorough understanding of photography, typography and printing techniques.
• Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Work well as part of a team, with a range of people.
• Have excellent computer skills in relevant art and design software packages

• Successfully contributing towards achieving the best possible outcome of projects to meet customer expectations and drive sustainable growth.

• Provided ideas and guidance to creative team to effectively launch new projects. Devised the concepts and strategies for multiple ventures and monitored their progress.

• Conceived and implemented concepts, guidelines and strategies in various creative projects and oversaw them to completion

• Collaborated with account executives to obtain knowledge of clients’ requirements

• Supervised designers in creating designs and layouts used for magazines, newspapers, movie productions, and packaging for products

• Directed and motivated teams of designers, illustrators, copywriters helping them use their talents effectively.

• Earned a variety of industry awards, for design and advertising excellence.

Work History
Co-Founder and Product Designer , 05/2008 to Current
Bulldog Couture®City, STATE,
  • Marketing and advertising brand director. Developer of new look of harnesses and collars using stylish leather products for dogs without sacrificing comfort and quality.
  • Successfully working closely with vendors internationally and in house.
  • Using 100% high quality genuine leather, Swarovski Crystals, Studs, variety of traditional lock stitch patterns best fit and quality for years of wear worldwide.
  • Negotiated with vendors and manufacturers on pricing, services and scheduled shipping windows.
  • Converted project specifications into drawings and other materials that would be used to create product.
  • Documented each step in product's design process for use in manuals.
  • Managed multiple projects effectively in demanding environment with tight deadlines.
Art Director Marketing Coordinator , 12/2003 to 08/2014
Vast Resources Topco SalesCity, STATE,
  • Product and Brand Developer for Spencer's Gifts NY, and Private Labels in house and International accounts.
  • Developed over 200 new innovative private label products per year.
  • Successfully contributing towards achieving the best possible outcome of projects to meet customer expectations and drive sustainable growth.
  • Provided ideas and guidance to the creative team to effectively launch new projects.
  • Directing Photoshoots and model styling multiple brands and product lines for marketing collateral.
  • Work with mass production, meeting deadlines. Earned a variety of industry awards, for design and advertising excellence.
  • Boosted brand awareness with target customer demographics with social, print and email campaigns.
  • Communicated closely with all applicable parties within the company, including the art department, upper management and sales team.
  • Developed creative sales tools, including presentations, trend reports, kitted assets, and product data sheets.
Art Director / Product and Brand Developer, Marketing Coordinator, 10/2014 to 07/2019
Curve Toys LLCCity, STATE,
  • Art Directed and managed Art Department all concepts, layouts, copies, proofs, and other creative project elements for all brands, packaging, sales and marketing.
  • Built and designed over 80% growth and expanding product lines and brand items.
  • Maintained strong relationship with clients, worked closely with marketing team on big major product lines for international and in house.
  • Conceptualized and directed designers for all products and helped with concepts and brand identity and name.
  • Consulted and guided clients with creative vision, build and managed relationships with outsourced resources, i.e., vendors, media representatives, etc.
  • Monitored all design work and quality on all firm printed and electronic material for public vision.
  • Hired and directed professional photographer for catalog / supplement and product brand themes as well as all marketing collateral (like pictures and video) and for future product use.
  • Developed New ideas of product within budget, by evaluating current competition, developing new markets, using past trends and current future promotions.
  • Followed the brand identity guidelines visual and graphic standards for clients, magazines and online marketing.
  • Earned a variety of industry awards, for design and advertising excellence.
  • Leveraged different market research strategies to investigate new products and enhance campaign planning.
  • Coordinated creation and deployment of videos, social media posts and other marketing collateral.
  • Built brand awareness and generated leads while managing internal and external marketing campaigns and programs.
Assistant Sales Manager / Personal Shopper Services and Customer Relation, 10/2000 to 08/2005
Macy'sCity, STATE,
  • In My Position as a Sales Manager / Personal Shopper at Macy's Women's Clothing and Fashion Department Store was to focus on clients providing excellent customer care, look stylish wearing top designer clothes.
  • My position as a Sales Personal Shopper was to provide an excellent customer service, make suggestions, help to choose proper stylish look for everyday and events.
  • Exceptional strong communication, organization, and interpersonal skills, with a personable demeanor and a keen attention to detail proven dedication to providing outstanding customer service, resulting in solid customer loyalty, satisfaction, and referrals demonstrated experience in building strong customer relationships and achieving sales success within the fashion retail stores.
  • Demonstrated exemplary customer service by engaging clients on sales floor.
  • Worked diligently to resolve unique and recurring complaints, promoting loyalty and enhancing operations.
  • Identified and hired exceptional candidates to fill key sales roles and strengthen revenue development.
Bachelor of Arts: Computer Graphics, Visual Merchandising, Marketing, Advertising, Expected in 07/1999 to The Art Institute / California Design College - Los Angeles, CA ,
Master of Arts: International Relations And Art History , Expected in 08/1995 to Yerevan Academy Of Fine Arts - Yerevan Armenia,

State Academy of Fine Arts of Armenia. Painting, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Theory of Fine Arts and Art History

Yerevan, Armenia 1989 to 1995

  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Tech-savvy
  • Project presentations
  • Creative design layouts
  • Superb eye for detail
  • Supervision
  • Problem resolution
  • Vendor relationships
  • Originality
  • Team management
  • Process improvement
  • Project Manager
  • Customized template design
  • Fashion design
  • Illustration
  • Photoshop
  • Project organization

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School Attended

  • The Art Institute / California Design College
  • Yerevan Academy Of Fine Arts

Job Titles Held:

  • Co-Founder and Product Designer
  • Art Director Marketing Coordinator
  • Art Director / Product and Brand Developer, Marketing Coordinator
  • Assistant Sales Manager / Personal Shopper Services and Customer Relation


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Arts

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