ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm Jessica.

Designer. Visionary. Craft-o-holic.

Nice to Meet you!

Thanks for stopping by to peruse my design work. I am an artist by heart and can always be found creating something. My Mississippi roots have taught me to be humble, hospitable and open to new ways of seeing things.  I have been a professional designer for over 15 years and am well versed in cohesively designing for different media touchpoints. If you would like to download a pdf of my resume, please contact me.

Education

University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design 2005, Cum laude

SKILLS

Branding

  • Identity Branding

  • Logo marks

  • Brand Standards

  • Templates

Storytelling

  • Storyboarding

  • Video Editing

  • Animation

  • Interactive PDFs

Design

  • Print

  • Direct Mail

  • Websites

  • Email

  • Interactive Portals

  • Presentations

  • Ads

  • UI Frames

Consulting

  • Design and layout

  • Vision boards

  • Critiques

  • Concepting

 

 PROFICIENCIES

adobe cc

microsoft office

basic html

acrobat

workamajig

calligraphy
final cut express 

letterpress

photography

painting

illustration

 

EXPERIENCE

Freelance / Contract 
Art Director, present

Concepting, development and execution of print and interactive design solutions for brand development, collateral layouts, promotional campaigns, website design, digital and print advertising. Clients include nationwide corporate firms and small businesses.

Red House Global Brand Architects, Alpharetta, Georgia

Senior Designer, 2005—2018

• Designing components from concept to completion for integrated marketing campaigns for mid-size to FORTUNE 500 companies 
involved in healthcare, technology, supply-chain companies, & non-profits

• Rebranding & promoting product lines for clients, creating streamlined microsites & web portals,
designing trade show graphics & collateral, developing storyboards for video production & web spots

• Managing vendor relationships, including identification, negotiation & execution 

• Leading weekly creative team meetings; Identifying & implementing internal process improvements

• Ensuring brand standards are met & approved for our clients' projects

 

Sweet Magnolia Design, Atlanta, Georgia

Co-founder, Designer, 2008 

www.sweetmagnoliadesign.com 

 

• Designing concepts and executing custom orders for handcrafted event invitations and announcements

• Working directly with clients to provide top-quality service

• Consulting with trusted vendors to find the most cost effective way to produce work my clients love.

 

Old Tyme Commissary Children's Boutique and Toy Store 

Jackson, Mississippi

Artist, 1997— 2003 

 

• Custom painted furniture, clothing, and accessories for upscale children's boutique

• Happily worked with clientele on custom design orders exceeding their expectations

• Trained new employees the process to retain high efficiency standards

HONORS


PIAG Award

2017, Best of Category: Client: Cognizant

SIA Summit International Award
2016, Bronze Award: Client: TriZetto, 2016, Silver Award: Client: Red House

2012, Bronze Award: Client: AT&T 2010, Silver Award; client: Alere

 

33rd Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards.
 2016 Merit for McKesson Strategic Supply Sourcing Integrated Campaign, Client: McKesson 

 

American Graphic Design Award;

   2012 Graphic Design USA, Web, Client: AT&T

   2011 Graphic Design USA Award for Customer Welcome Kit, client: LexisNexis

 

Aster Award

2009 Gold Award for Direct Mailer; client: Barco 

 

MarCom Award

  2011 Gold Award for Integrated Campaign; client: Alere
  2007 Platinum Award for “Stick Man” Animation; client: Inovis, 

  2007 Platinum Award for “Per-Se is Now McKesson” Ads; client: McKesson

Telly Award

2007 “Stick Man” Animation; client: Inovis 

Publishings

WellWed Magazine, Winter 2013, Invitation Ensemble

The New Big Book of Layouts, Collins Design, October 2010, Multiple invitation pieces 

Featured finalist, PRINT Magazine Student Cover Competition,  April 2005

WORK HISTORY

AAHOMECARE

ALERE

ATLANTA SPORTS HALL OF FAME

AT&T

BAYER

BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC

COGNIZANT

COURTNAY & ROWE

CHANGE HEALTHCARE

CHARTSPAN

DEBMED

EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES

EXCEL HEALTH

ELSEVIER

ENSONO

EQUIFAX

ETA CREATIVE EVENT PRODUCERS

GEORGIA PACIFIC

GILBARCO

GREENWAY HEALTH

KAPPA DELTA RHO

LAUREL & MAY MARKET

LEXISNEXIS

MANHATTAN ASSOCIATES

MAYO HEALTH CLINIC

MCKESSON

MEDEANALYTICS

MEDECISION

MUGS ON MILTON

ONCOLENS

PLAID CONSULTING

PNC BANK

PRIOR AUTH NOW

RAY'S ON THE RIVER

ST. ANGELO'S PIZZA

SWEETER BY THE DOUGHZEN

THE MUSIC STUDIO 

TOP TIER TREES

TRANSUNION

TRIPWIRE INTERACTIVE

TRIZETTO

WITH LOVE, PAPERIE

FULLY INVOLVED!

AIGA-Atlanta

Atlanta Printmakers Studio

St. Benedict's Catholic Church

UNICEF NextGen Art Auction Donator

ICE Atlanta's Wedding Day Hooray!

Chattanooga's This Ain't Your Mama's Wedding

Mural Painting

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