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Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary
  • Life-long experience of making things look AWESOME.
  • Experienced, hardworking, driven, resourceful and detail-oriented; These are a some of the qualities I'm looking to bring to your team.
  • With 15+ years in the sign and design industry, I have developed an instinct for what works and what doesn't when it comes to making an impact.
  • Significant hands-on experience with many different types of printed graphics/printing hardware as well as design software and computer technology.
Skills
  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Logo Design
  • Image Manipulation
  • Large Format Printing/Plotting Equipment Operation
  • Understanding of Brand Identity
  • Sign Industry Background
  • PC and Mac Platforms
  • Website Management/Graphics
  • CNC Router Training
  • Forklift Training
  • Communication with Clients
Education
Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny, IA, Expected in Associate of Arts : Graphic Design - GPA :
Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, IA Expected in Associate of Arts : Graphic Design - GPA :
John F. Kennedy High School Cedar Rapids, IA Expected in 06/2001 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Work History
Skan - Lead Graphic Designer
San Francisco, CA, 02/2017 - Current
  • Develop creative custom designs for a wide variety of sign types from large scale outdoor architectural signage to intricate detailed interior sign displays.
  • Employ good design fundamentals when selecting typography, composition, layout and color in design work.
  • Collaborate with sales teams to bring customer vision to life through graphic design.
  • Collaborate with manufacturing and installation teams to design projects as efficiently as possible.
  • Apply knowledge of industry to design within engineering and manufacturing specifications - ensuring product stability, longevity and serviceability.
  • Consistently bring constructive ideas to group settings that help set businesses apart from the competition through the use of sign design and construction.
  • Consistently explore and provide solutions to a wide variety of real world construction and manufacturing challenges - problem solving!
  • Setup digital files for use in various manufacturing and printing methods including large format digital printing, vinyl plotting and CNC routing.
  • Occasionally meet with customers to gather ideas for new signage and/or make adjustments to proposed designs.
  • Create digital files of completed original graphic logos for customer use.
  • Photograph completed projects for use on social media and in marketing items.
  • Design various company slideshows, hand-outs and digital layouts for marketing purposes and convention displays.
  • Consistent daily use of Adobe Illustrator vector design software.
  • Frequent use of Adobe Photoshop.
  • Frequent use of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Office.
  • Periodic content updates to company website.
  • Research sign trends to keep pace with industry standards.
  • Use experience, knowledge and research to instruct in small group settings on a variety of topics related to sign design, construction, installation and industry trends.
  • Develop employee resources and standards for graphic design department.
  • Manage team members to maintain quality-of-work standards.
MediaQuest Signs - Vinyl Graphic Department Manager
City, STATE, 01/2013 - 02/2017
  • Applied adhesive graphic images across a wide variety of mediums including signs, storefronts, building interiors and vehicles.
  • Setup digital production files to maximize use of materials.
  • Devised, deployed and monitored workflow processes to maximize efficiency.
  • Ensured excellent quality of work and high levels of detail were achieved.
  • Operated and maintained production equipment - vinyl plotter and large format digital printer.
  • Managed stocking and inventory of materials.
  • Managed time wisely to meet required deadlines.
  • Provided expert advice on how best to achieve desired project outcomes.
  • Designed, estimated and delivered pricing on various projects.
  • Communicated with customers to schedule project installations.
Innovative Signs - Sign Designer and Installer
City, STATE, 01/2006 - 01/2013
  • Applied adhesive graphic images across a wide variety of mediums including signs, storefronts, building interiors and vehicles.
  • Setup digital production files to maximize use of materials.
  • Ensured excellent quality of work and high levels of detail were achieved.
  • Operated and maintained production equipment - vinyl plotter and large format digital printer.
  • Managed stocking and inventory of materials.
  • Managed time wisely to meet required deadlines.
  • Painted various small items using automotive paint methods (basecoat/clearcoat).
  • Developed and maintained business website.
Gilcrest Jewett Lumber Company - Yardworker/Driver Helper
City, STATE, 01/2002 - 01/2006
  • Operated forklift regularly to pull construction items for delivery and safely load onto delivery trucks.
  • Identified and counted order slip items for delivery to customers.
  • Stocked items using forklift and also by hand as needed.
  • Assisted customers to gather purchased items and load into vehicles.
  • Operated saw to cut lumber to length as requested by customer.
  • Accompanied drivers on deliveries to unload products at job sites and load returns as needed.

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School Attended

  • Des Moines Area Community College
  • Kirkwood Community College
  • John F. Kennedy High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Lead Graphic Designer
  • Vinyl Graphic Department Manager
  • Sign Designer and Installer
  • Yardworker/Driver Helper

Degrees

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts
  • High School Diploma

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