graphic designer resume example with 13+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Deadline-driven creative designer focused on overseeing projects from concept through final delivery. Successfully creates brand messages, strategies, visual content, and key graphic productions. Resourceful and hardworking with vendor sourcing expertise and empowering leadership skills illustrated over ten years of industry success.

  • Digital imagery
  • Visual design
  • Digital Photography
  • Adobe Creative Suite
Work History
06/2016 to Current Graphic Designer Acquia | Madison, WI,
  • Completed in-depth product design tests with help of different software, models and design systems.
  • Designed website layouts, templates and unique branded looks.
  • Worked with clients to gather and define requirements, establish scopes and managing project milestones.
  • Developed creative design for print materials, brochures, banners and signs.
  • Built corporate brands by designing cohesive looks between elements such as logos and letterheads.
  • Put together videos for social media, advertising and informational purposes.
  • Created broad range of work using various design techniques.
  • Applied creative expertise to present marketing concepts.
06/2008 to Current Photographer Ripley's Believe It Or Not! | San Francisco, CA,
  • Completed complex photo shoots at indoor and outdoor venues.
  • Adjusted, modified and networked photos using digital and computer manipulative applications.
  • Digitally edited photos to enhance appearance.
  • Photographed high-quality images for various print and digital projects.
  • Scheduled and booked locations for photo shoots, working collaboratively with clients and contacts.
  • Experimented with different lighting effects to deliver unique images.
  • Tracked inventory for photo products and equipment.
  • Defined and recommended detailed solutions to capture images.
  • Inspected proofs to verify quality and determine needed adjustments and retouches.
  • Planned and prepared for on-location and studio shoots.
  • Archived photographs on computers and servers.
  • Maintained and shared portfolios of artistic work to demonstrate styles, interests and abilities with potential customers.
  • Edited, toned, captioned and uploaded photographs for publication.
09/2018 to 08/2021 Lead Preschool Teacher Primrose Schools | Acworth, GA,
  • Monitored students' academic, social and emotional progress and recorded in individual files.
  • Worked with teaching staff to evaluate individual progress and recommend appropriate learning plans.
  • Applied play-based strategies to provide diverse approaches to learning.
  • Planned educational opportunities based on children's interests.
  • Promoted physical, academic and social development by implementing diverse classroom and outside activities.
  • Observed children to identify individuals in need of additional support and developed strategies to improve assistance.
  • Consulted with parents to build and maintain positive support networks and support continuing education strategies.
09/2013 to 06/2016 Instructor of Record University Of Iowa | City, STATE,
  • Shifted between informal and formal methods of teaching to create multi-layered web of learning incorporating experiments, practical activities, discussions and projects into lessons.
  • Used variety of learning modalities and support materials to facilitate learning process and accentuate presentations.
  • Encouraged class discussions by building discussions into lessons, actively soliciting input, asking open-ended questions and using techniques to track student participation.
  • Designed hands on curricula about photography to increase student interest, resulting in 18% increase in class enrollment.
  • Administered exams and assignments to monitor student understanding and progress, implementing systems to fix blocks in comprehension or learning.
  • Developed and implemented multidisciplinary collaboration teams.
  • Taught diverse student population by employing various learning styles and abilities.
  • Reviewed program materials and coordinated updates to keep department materials relevant and accurate.
  • Stayed abreast of developments within photography to improve curriculum, develop new research and share with colleagues and students
  • Created materials and exercises to illustrate application of course concepts.
  • Conducted engaging in-class discussions to facilitate learning and encourage participation.
  • Applied innovative teaching methods to encourage student learning objectives.
  • Created lesson plans for courses, modifying throughout year to meet time constraints and specific interests of class.
  • Incorporated instructional technologies in course delivery for both in-class and online instruction.
  • Monitored student use of darkroom chemistry and equipment for safe and effective handling.
  • Created syllabus and instructional plans for each class session in accord with stated course objectives.
Expected in 06/2016 to to Master of Fine Arts | Photography University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA GPA:
Expected in 06/2015 to to Master of Arts | Photography University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA GPA:
Expected in 06/2010 to to Bachelor of Fine Arts | Photography University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD GPA:
  • Society for Photographic Education
  • American Society of Media Photographers
  • Freelancer's Union

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School Attended

  • University of Iowa
  • University of Iowa
  • University of South Dakota

Job Titles Held:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Photographer
  • Lead Preschool Teacher
  • Instructor of Record


  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts

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