dutchie design




OBJECTIVE

Hi! I’m Jenny, a graphic designer + art director (crafter, illustrator, gardener, creator) based in Salt Lake City, Utah. My industry experience ranges from B2B advertising, fundraising campaigns for non-profits and working on both in-house and agency design teams. My goal is to find a creative position where I can demonstrate my abilities in a leadership role but also encourage additional opportunities with web, user experience and emerging technologies.

I’m always on the hunt for new challenges and experiences, whether through design or other mediums. I enjoy staying active in my community and look forward to new learning opportunities professionally and otherwise.

EDUCATION

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) – Milwaukee, WI.
BFA in Communication Design

Maryland Institute, College of Art (MICA) – Baltimore, MD
Foundations Courses: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculptural Forms, Electronic Media & Culture

EXPERIENCE

Handi Quilter – Salt Lake City, UT (October 2013 – Present)
Responsible for look and feel of internal and external marketing campaigns, advertising, product collateral, branding, social media, and events. Primary responsibilities include concept, art direction, design, production and copywriting for print and digital advertising, email marketing and events. Manage email database lists, film, edit and produce instructional and product videos, design and implement product collateral (sale sheets, catalogs, packaging, etc.), create infographics and supplemental illustrations, logos and branding for new products and programs, signage and product interface design, front-end web design and updates, various vendor coordination and project management.

Dutchie Design – Salt Lake City, UT (August 2005 – Present)
Work with clients to discern appropriate strategies and materials for their businesses. Projects and expertise include layout design, branding, production (including data-driven content), front-end web design + coding, CMS setup, email marketing and database management.

National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) – Austin, TX (August 2011 – October 2013)
Concept, design and produce print and digital materials from inception to completion – NDVH partners with five national non-profit organizations: NCFV, The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV), The National Domestic Violence Hotline, The National Dating Abuse Helpline and loveisrespect.org. Primary responsibilities include fundraising campaigns (print + web), email marketing, annual reports, event branding and collateral, web design/management + digital asset creation, various video + animation projects, social media design + assets, interactive design and organization directories, various vendor coordination and project management. Worked collaboratively with copy writers and fundraising team, managed freelancers, interns and vendor relationships.

Anthologie, Inc (formerly MMT) – Milwaukee, WI (April 2007 – August 2011)
Graphic Designer/Art Director. Primary responsibilities include concept, design and produce print and online material ranging from internal campaigns, brochures, product collateral, catalogs, advertising, direct mail, trade show signage, email marketing, various online media for primarily B2B applications. Work with clients on a daily basis to discern and execute effective communication strategies. Art direct and coordinate photoshoots.Worked collaboratively with copy writers and other designers, managed freelancers and interns. Research and contact photographers and other vendors for samples and price quotes. Technical work including photo editing, retouching, clipping paths, color correction. Animation and web when appropriate. Illustration such as information graphics, charts, tables, logos and icons. Other office-related tasks such as work flow, database and archive management. Clients include Johnson Controls, Briggs & Stratton, Badger Meter, Kangaroo Pita, Helios Solar Works, Satisloh, A/R Optical.

Circular Marketing – Milwaukee, WI (Aug. 2005 – April 2007)
Graphic Artist. Create and update existing ads and promotions, print large format banners and signage, database management.

PROFICIENT WITH:

Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Premiere Pro), MailChimp, Wordpress.

EXPERIENCE WITH:

Adobe After Effects, Encore, Audition, Dreamweaver, HTML + CSS + JS, Coda, Flash, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Acrobat Pro, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), iWork (Keynote, Numbers, Pages), Bridge, Drupal, Various Email Marketing Software (NetCommunity, Constant Contact, Campaign Monitor, Act-On), ClickMeeting Webinar Software.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS/TRAINING

+ Drawing and Illustration
+ Adobe Certified Flash training at C2 Graphics Productivity Solutions
+ lynda.com (various software + video training)
+ teamtreehouse.com (HTML5 + CSS, iPhone and Android app development, Ruby on Rails, and PHP training)

AWARDS

+ Multiple Milwaukee Business Marketing Association (BMA) Bell Awards
+ Multiple Milwaukee BMA Excellence Awards
+ GOLD in Video/Online production at the Chicago BMA Tower Awards
+ MIAD Scholarship & Dean’s List
+ MICA Scholarship & Dean’s List
+ Kansas City Art Institute Top-ten Full Scholarship Finalist

AFFILIATIONS

Founding committee member and Treasurer of Celebrating Brad: A Tribute to Art & Life (www.sweetforcertain.com)