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Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Executive Profile

Creative Director offering outstanding presentation, communication and cross-cultural team management skills. High-energy, results-oriented leader with an entrepreneurial attitude desires a high-level position in a professional corporate environment.

Skill Highlights
  • Project Management
  • Die Line Package Design
  • Illustration
  • Vendor Negotiations
  • Team Leadership
  • Work flow Planning
  • New Business Development
  • Product Development
Education
Central Washington University Ellensburg, Washington Expected in : Fine Arts Coursework - GPA : Fine Arts Coursework - Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington
Art Institute of Seattle Seattle, Washington Expected in 1997 Associate of Arts : Visual Communications - GPA :

Associate of Arts, Visual Communications - The Art Institute of Seattle, Seattle, Washington

School of Visual Concepts Seattle, Washington Expected in : Design and Typography Coursework, MULTIMEDIA - GPA :

Design and Typography Coursework - School of Visual Concepts, Seattle,

Core Accomplishments
  • Award-winning, patented designs, motivating talented design teams and driving profitable business
  • Product Innovation through print-on-demand personalization
  • Chosen for HOW International Design Award for Best Print Design for the Look Who's 1 theme design
  • Awarded eight management awards based on nominations from the senior leadership team
  • Recognized for teamwork, innovative designs and leadership with Four Employee of the Month awards and an Employee of the Year selection recognized for attention to detail, understanding of print design and outstanding customer
Professional Experience
Buy Seasons, Inc - Graphic Designer, Product Development
City, STATE, 1999 - 01/2015
  • General Manager, Washington (2010 - Feb 2015) Manage Washington State staff and business operations while driving product creation and development for industry leading party goods retailer. Conceptualize and produce products ranging from sculpted decorations and toys to themed paper goods. Product Development Leader Lead design teams in the creation and implementation of new and adapted branded product lines; provide project vision, guide graphic design efforts and coordinate vendor services to ensure on-time, on-budget results. Plan, monitor and control budgets in Excel. Collaborate with cross-team groups of production managers, merchants, licensing specialists and senior designers to execute design vision with consistency and quality. Oversee design management and project time lines. Establish and improve project work ow processes and procedures. Recruit and mentor prepress and licensing managers, senior designers and a sculptor. Use Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Acrobat Pro.
  • Chosen for HOW International Design Award for Best Print Design for the Look Whoo's 1 theme design
  • Proposed, tested and introduced Digital Print, a print on-demand process used to test new product themes; process enabled the introduction of new themes without up-front exographic printing costs
  • Awarded eight management awards based on nominations from the senior leadership team
  • Conceptualized 15 of the company's top 20 themed parties, outselling blockbuster movie themes and major licensees; streamlined operations brought products to market four months faster than competitors
  • Developed two patents with one pending; invented method to upload a child's photo onto an FDA- compliant paper plate, a concept that became a pillar of future planning due to competitive advantage
  • Implemented Asana project management software and provided team training
  • Recognized by Washington team with a BBQ and party in celebration of JessicaFest; event highlights included an ornate scroll featuring the Top 16 Reasons Jessica is a Good Boss General Manager Oversee facility and team of eight at company's Washington operations center; drive employee morale, negotiate contracts and oversee local HR issues. Manage product schedules and sta workload.
  • Orchestrated move from Kirkland to Bothell; consulted with architect, designed work spaces and hired moving vendors for on-time, under-budget move Conceptualized and designed rst-to-market and original products for line of Halloween costumes and birthday party plates, napkins and table decorations. Used Adobe Creative Suite's Photoshop and Illustrator to develop party themes and design concepts from new and existing art; served as company expert in dieline design for folded items. Managed budget forecasting and worked in collaboration with pre-press, merchandising and development teams and print vendors to stream- line processes and control costs. Designed product catalogs and marketing collateral in conjunction with marketing team. Recognized for teamwork, innovative designs and leadership with four Employee of the Month awards and an Employee of the Year selection
Dominion Enterprises - Design Coordinator, Four Color Division
City, STATE, 1997 - 1999

Evaluated design submissions and supported graphic designers to improve the print quality of (555) 432-1000 designs in magazine and newspaper ads. Promoted from Advertising Designer after seven months in a highly competitive environment; recognized for attention to detail, understanding of print design and outstanding customer service skills

Professional Affiliations

Washington COMMUNITY Volunteer, Youth Skateboarding Program - YMCA, Mukilteo, Washington Assist with fundraising events and community building projects.- Co-Founder - Grommets Skateboarding Team (link), Mukilteo, Washington Develop programs for kids with talents in skateboarding. Built social media pages on Facebook and Instagram. Created logo. Designed and printed team uniforms, sweatshirts and stickers. Organize eld trips and community demonstrations. Support fundraising activities. Volunteer Designer - Skate Like a Girl, Seattle, Seattle, Washington Support nonprofit providing skateboarding and empowerment opportunities for girls and women. MULTIMEDIA PROJECTS Graphic Design - Blue Collar Skateboards, Bellingham, Washington Created line of skateboard graphics, marketing collateral, apparel and seasonal items for skateboard label. Wood working and Silk Screening - Independent, Snohomish, Washington Create polished wood structures using computer-aided designs. Design and print apparel and signage.

Additional Information
Method of producing a collapsible hat - US 2014/0109291 and Collapsible hat - US 8635713 Wall burst - 041297-0196 (pending)
Skills

Budget, Illustration, Illustrator, Photoshop, Pre-press, Product Development, Transmissions, Print Design, Graphic Design, Acrobat, Award, Budgets, Business Operations, Contracts, Excel, Fda, Hr, Hr Issues, Mentor, Negotiate Contracts, Operations, Patents, Printing, Project Management, Training, Marketing, Marketing Collateral, And Marketing, Forecasting, Merchandising, Ads, Advertising, Liaison, Contract Negotiation, Process Improvement, Project Manager, Project Planning, Relationship Management, Team Building, Associate, Fundraising, Wood Working

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School Attended

  • Central Washington University
  • Art Institute of Seattle
  • School of Visual Concepts

Job Titles Held:

  • Graphic Designer, Product Development
  • Design Coordinator, Four Color Division

Degrees

  • Associate of Arts

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