• Brand New Products, L.L.C.         
Chicago, IL 2007-2008
Graphic Designer
— Candy packaging for licensors using style guides 
— Concept and design internal candy brands
— Compile sell sheets for the Sales Department
— Sales collateral for marketing campaigns
— Clients: Disney, Dreamworks, MLB, Lucas Film
— Prepared files for print in China


• MightybytesChicago, IL 

November 2007-February 2008

Graphic Designer

— Created layouts for various websites including: Bandriot & the RandMcNally Classroom            

— Designed a new suite of internal business cards

— Made an animated Flash holiday card    


• Crow Canyon Archaeological Center     

Cortez, CO 2006

Illustrator

— Illustrated artifacts curated by the center from Goodman Point Pueblo and other nearby sites

— Painted a reconstruction of the Goodman Point Pueblo on canvas

— Painted and illustrated areas around Crow Canyon for marketing materials


• Q101 and 97.9 The Loop         

Chicago, IL 2005    

Internship in Promotions

— Illustrated T-Shirts for Q101

— Produced T-Shirt for the interns

— Designed Q101 billboard at Clark and Belmont

— Created Backstage passes for VIP access

— Produced Biker Brunch ad for local magazine


SCHOOL

The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago, IL

BFA, Visual Communications 2007


PROGRAMS

Proficient in: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Quark and the Microsoft Suite

Knowledge in: Flash, Html, Social Media, iContact, CMS, SQL

Platforms: Mac & PCSpecialties: Illustration & event collateral


VOLUNTEERING    

Saint Eustatius Center For Archaeological Research, OSHA, Eastern Shore Business Alliance, Muzak’s Heart & Soul Foundation, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center


PERSONAL

I enjoy painting, archaeology, photography, traveling, interior design, refinishing furniture and playing with my Chihuahua, Louie.


Jennifer Kelly

Creative Explorer

251-348-3019 | Jennifertheartist@gmail.com

Creative To The Heart

Be Kind For Your Soul & Creative To THe Heart.

EXPERIENCE 

• The United States Sports Academy
Daphne, AL
July 2014-Present
Web Master
— Develop and maintain several of the Academy websites including ussa.edu, thesportupdate.com, thesportjournal.org, and asama.org

— Create marketing campaigns for various aspects of the Academy including the design of a new ASAMA flyer focusing on Olympic art, designing eblasts, writing press releases and original article content when needed

— Spear-headed the development of an Academy app and develop ways to market to new users

— Schedule and interact with social media efforts across multiple platforms

— Analyze website and social media analytics

— Research advertising efforts, schedule and develop materials when needed


• The Lewis Bear Company

Pensacola, FL 

January 2013-July 2014

Graphic Designer

— Produce signage graphics for brands being sold

— Create signage for various events in the Pensacola area

— Maintain working printer equipment and stock related supplies


• Covey Communications

Gulf Shores, AL 

January 2010-January 2013

Graphic Designer/Interactive Media Coordinator

—  Publication layouts for CondoOwner Magazine, ConventionSouth Magazine, SportsEvents Magazine, & Crossties

— Created supplemental sales materials (sales sheets, media kits)

— Initiated an online presence for our publications on Facebook, Twitter, & Wordpress

— Prepared the publications for print

— Updated and maintained archived files

— Design tradeshow graphics including banners, signs and other materials— Created sales and marketing materials for campaigns

— Photographed CondoOwner's 2010 Education Symposium & various press conferences and events 

— Created e-newsletters for ConventionSouth & SportsEvents Magazine

— Updated the magazine's websites using both html and a content management system

— Designed internal e-mail marketing campaigns and custom e-mail blasts for clients


• SAM Collection & Susan Campbell Jewelry

Pensacola, FL 

April 2011-November 2011

Jewelry Production/Product Design/Social Media Management

— Stamp various metals with initials and characters for custom orders

— Conceptualized new lines of leather necklaces, bracelets, and dog collars for the collection

— Managed and maintained the social media for the SAM Collection & SCJ on Facebook & Twitter


• Airwind Creative & Myshotz

Daphne, AL 

October 2008-September 2009

Graphic Designer & Photographer

— Logo & business card designs

— Created political marketing materials for print and web

— Collateral and promotional kit material

— Advertisements for an array of clients

— Preliminary website layouts
— Book cover design

— Storyboard illustration & art direction

— Photography: concerts, events, stock photography, portraits  ​

GOAL 

To use my creative and fine art abilities in a positive work environment where I can expand and grow as a professional.