Graphic Designer, Web Designer
Smith Mountain Lake, VA
My experience in the graphic design industry began 25 years ago and has included a few periods of full-time positions in between freelancing projects. I have worked with both local advertising agencies and individual clients assisting with various graphic design and website projects.
I currently work from my home studio in Smith Mountain Lake, VA working around my family and the constant draw of the beautiful scenery.
The programs and platforms I use have changed over the years as the landscape of Graphic Design continues to improve. I operate on a PC platform utilizing Adobe Creative Suite products (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat).
The positions I’ve held for employers in the past, in addition to years of freelance projects, have also provided substantial experience with print production processes and special print techniques. I enjoy working from the design stage through to the final print production and being able to offer this start-to-finish approach to clients is beneficial for all parties.
While I’m certainly open to new and exciting design adventures, my current design schedule would best accommodate multiple-page layouts (magazines, annual reports, etc.), brochure, logo design, and website interface design requests.
Feel free to contact me via email or phone and let’s discuss your project.
Freelance Graphic Designer
Jennifer Church Media LLC
While every day the scope of work changes, daily activities include logo and branding design, print collateral design, photo editing, website design and css/html coding updates.
The industries of my clients include marketing firms, real estate, construction, restaurants, retail stores, medical, craft beer brewing, interior design, accounting, fitness and more.
Airport Parking Helper
Conceptualized, built and now maintain a budget travel website featuring an affiliate marketing business model helping travelers save money on expensive airport parking.
A full-service marketing and creative advertising for both large and small clients, the GO Agency was also the founding publishing company for the successful area magazine, the Smith Mountain Laker.
Being one of only two in-house designers afforded me the opportunity to work on many creative projects including corporate logo designs, complete creative advertising campaigns, website designs, indoor/outdoor signage, and all forms of print marketing materials such as brochures, postcards, rack cards, booklets, and magazines.
Other duties included production-oriented tasks such as gathering print quotes and working with several local and national printers throughout the production phase to ensure quality.
I also acted as the account manager for many company clients and performed related tasks such as suggesting marketing budgets, co-op advertising submissions, managing client meetings, submitting creative proposals for new projects.
Johnson Meade Advertising & Public Relations Inc.
During my tenure at this medium-sized advertising agency, I was responsible for creative concepts, design and production for all types of marketing collateral including brochures, annual reports, logo design, stationery packages, point of purchase displays and more.
The team environment allowed me to work closely with account managers, copywriters and advertising sales professionals to get the job done.
Other duties included maintaining and upgrading all software/hardware for the Macintosh-based computer network systems.
Print Production Coordinator
My responsibilities at this large advertising agency included facilitating all printing quotes and manage print services throughout the entire production process.
I also took on the role of an in-house traffic coordinator by maintaining the flow of all jobs to the correct agency personnel and ensuring deadlines for clients, printers and media outlets were met.
Cryovac W.R. Grace
After serving as an intern for 6 months with the food packaging division, I was hired after graduation to perform computer production art for the same division. Macintosh computer environment with jobs requiring precise and tight registration and adherence to government food packaging regulations.
BA in Graphic Communications
Creative Print Layout & Design, Computer Illustration, Logo/Brand Design, Print Production Management, Website Interface Design, Specialty Printing Processes, Billboard and Outdoor Signage Design, Newsletters, Direct Mail Marketing Design, Social Media / Digital Asset Design
Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Excel, Word, Wordpress, Camtasia, HTML/CSS