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Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Links
  • JessicaClairedesign.com
Professional Summary

Experienced Graphic Designer successful at applying technical and design skills to create art that informs and engages customers. Highly artistic, always on-task and fluent in Adobe Creative Suite. Consistently creates skilled, clear and brand-specific designs. Positive, reliable, resourceful, hardworking and a collaborative team player with an eye for detail and skill in customer relations.

Skills
  • Branding strategies
  • Digital imagery
  • Production layouts
  • Website graphics
  • Logo design
  • Digital design
  • PC and Mac platforms
  • Image manipulation
  • Illustration/Infographics
  • Magazine background
  • Advertising understanding
  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Graphic design
Work History
Freelance Graphic Designer, 02/2008 - Current
Nbc Universal Sacramento, CA,
  • Developed creative design for branding and marketing packages, including logos and collateral, print materials, brochures, banners and signs.
  • Designed website layouts, templates and unique branded looks.
  • Worked with clients to gather and define requirements, establish scopes and managing project milestones.
  • Contributed design ideas in early planning stages with customers and project managers.
  • Met with customers to present mockups and collect information for adjustments.
  • Used Adobe Creative Suite to create images and layouts.
  • Employed design fundamentals when selecting typography, composition, layout and color in design work.
  • Applied knowledge of production to create high-quality images.
  • Applied creative expertise to present marketing concepts.
  • Developed collateral such as display, marketing and packaging materials to support product branding strategies.
  • Designed creative digital displays used in on-line advertising for local businesses.
  • Built corporate brands by designing cohesive looks between elements such as logos and letterheads.
  • Created broad range of work using various design techniques.
Graphic Designer, 02/2020 - 09/2020
Marcus And Millichap Boston, MA,
  • Developed creative design for marketing packages, including print materials, brochures, banners and signs.
  • Created digital image files for use in digital and traditional printing methods.
  • Used Adobe Creative Suite to create images and layouts.
  • Completed final touches for projects such as images sizes and font selection.
  • Employed design fundamentals when selecting typography, composition, layout and color in design work.
  • Designed website layouts, templates and unique branded looks.
  • Worked with Creative Directors/Project Managers to gather and define requirements, establish scopes and managing project milestones.
  • Contributed design ideas in early planning stages with customers and project managers.
  • Applied knowledge of production to create high-quality images.
  • Applied creative expertise to present marketing concepts.
  • Developed collateral such as display, marketing and packaging materials to support product branding strategies.
  • Designed creative digital displays used in on-line advertising for local businesses.
  • Created designs and collaborated with technical team to complete projects.
  • Created broad range of work using various design techniques.
Production Manager/Senior Art Director, 12/2016 - 02/2020
Apex Systems Hanover, MD,
  • Aided in giving Metrokids a new look by designing a new logo.
  • Responsible for total design and layout of monthly magazine and four special publications.
  • Supervised all print and digital productions from concept through completion to meet deadlines.
  • Developed art and design concepts.
  • Contributed to creative process through original ideas and inspiration.
  • Anticipated design issues and proved to be proactive in developing effective solutions.
  • Developed artistic visual products while working within defined technical constraints.
  • Task list creation to meet overall project goals on time.
  • Carefully prepared all design layouts into prepress files for offset, web and digital printing.
  • Managed all art and office supply needs for art department.
  • Implemented artistic vision.
  • Researched industry trends and evaluated competitive products.
  • Preserved branding standards of assigned accounts.
  • Delivered on multiple titles and platforms simultaneously.
  • Improved quality standards of company's digital printing process by effectively using Adobe Creative Suite. Facilitated the transition from Corel to Adobe.
  • Developed print materials such as brochures, banners and signs.
  • Created story layouts, developed assets while meeting monthly deadlines.
  • Worked with editors to incorporate layout changes.
  • Prepared and sent final files to printer. Completed press checks to ensure quality.
  • Uploaded magazine files to Metrokids' digital platform.
Production Graphic Designer, 06/2014 - 12/2016
Review Publishing City, STATE,
  • Aided in giving the Philly Weekly a new look by designing a new logo.
  • Responsible for total design and layout of Classified ad section for both Philly Weekly and South Philly Review.
  • Developed creative design, including article layout, print and web ads, sales sheets and print materials.
  • Completed final touches for projects such as images sizes and font selection.
  • Employed design fundamentals when selecting typography, composition, layout and color in design work.
  • Worked with clients to gather and define requirements, establish scopes and managing project milestones.
  • Met with customers to present mockups and collect information for adjustments.
  • Applied knowledge of production to create high-quality images.
  • Applied creative expertise to present marketing concepts.
  • Created designs and collaborated with technical team to complete projects.
  • Created broad range of work using various design techniques.
  • Assisted the Production Manager with shipping the final print ready files to the printer on a weekly basis.
  • Assisted production staff with software and design help when needed.
Education
Bachelor of Science: Graphic Design, Expected in 10/2015
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The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA
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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

Job Titles Held:

  • Freelance Graphic Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Production Manager/Senior Art Director
  • Production Graphic Designer

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science

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