Hello

My name is Jacob and I am a designer. I enjoy what I do and never pass up an opportunity to learn new tricks.

Portfolio

web design

print media

illustration

logo design

Skills

Code

HTML, CSS, SASS, SCSS, JavaScript, Git, Markdown (vanilla, github, and multi), jQuery, Wordpress, October CMS, Sublime Text, Atom, and Brackets. Additionally I have basic knowledge of Python, Node.js, AJAX, PHP, Ruby, C, and Visual Basic.

Design

Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Acrobat, Premiere, After Effects, Speed Grade, and Audition, Inkscape, and Gimp.org.

Productivity

Homebrew, MacPorts, NPM, bash, Microsoft Office, OSX 10.7–10.12, Windows XP/Vista/7/10, and Linux (mostly Debian and Ubuntu).

Experience

January 2013—November 2016

Designer with OVS Group

I designed and maintained OVS Group’s website using a combination of Wordpress, php, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. I was in charge of creating all of their collateral and booth assets using InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. I also managed their email marketing campaigns with MailChimp. Additional responsibilities included UX/UI consultation for OVS Group’s software and setup and maintenance of the Linux web server.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Created a custom wordpress theme for OVSGroup.com using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, PHP, and responsive design techniques.
  • Designed, finalized, and delivered printed marketing materials using InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
  • Created poster sites like OMC15.com using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript.
  • Managed multiple, simultaneous design projects
  • Designed and managed trade show assets using Photoshop, FTP, and Bridge CS.
  • Set the visual direction and monitor brand image and messaging in all outbound marketing
  • Oversaw production of printed materials
  • Copywriting and editing
  • Oversaw internal pdf newsletter.
  • Managed external email marketing campaigns using Mailchimp

Secondary Responsibilities

  • UI/UX design consulting on primary software product
  • Intern wrangling
  • Video editing and creation of motion graphics using Premiere and After Effects
  • photographed company events both public and private with DSLR and manage photos in Lightroom
  • Managed corporate social media presence on Linkedin and Facebook
  • Configured, managed, and monitored the AWS Server which hosts OVSGroup.com for performance and security.

December 2010—September 2012

Web Designer with Theatrics

Theatrics.com, LLC was an online collaborative video production studio. Their primary product, Beckinfield, was a weekly mass participation web series that allowed app users to submit video content in an ongoing story world. Each week the staff video editor would compile the best videos into a 10 minute episode and the story for next week would be sent out via MailChimp to participants.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Collaborated with Art Director and Chief Creative Officer to create pixel perfect web mockups in Photoshop and HTML/CSS/jQuery
  • Took finalized photoshop documents and worked with development team to create production ready web pages in HTML, CSS, and jQuery.
  • Wireframed user experience paths on paper and with functional HTML prototypes to ensure smooth use of Theatrics web app
  • Created production ready HTML, CSS, and Javascript for Theatrics web app
  • Designed, coded, and managed weekly newsletter, bi-monthly promotional email, one-off email flyers, and all outbound server email through MailChimp.

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Occasional vlog style, video production
  • Copy editing
  • Consulted with show runner on story
  • Extra in video marketing materials
  • Voice-over narration
  • Contest judge
  • Straight guy for office comedian

January 2008—December 2010 and June 2012—Present

Freelance

I freelance out of my home office and provide print, web, multimedia, and brand identity materials to my clients.

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