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JENNIFER JEAN WALES    |    818-486-1816   |   Van Nuys, CA 91405
Art Direction   |   Senior Graphic Design   |   Typography   |   PrePress   |   Mac/PC
jenartdesign.com  |  jen.jenartdesign@gmail.com 

 

Skills and Specialties


print advertising
magazine/newspaper  |  collateral  |  direct mail  |  stationery  |  invitation packages  |  flyers/posters  |  catalogs/brochures

branding
brand identity  |  logos and logotype  |  style guide  |  color theory  |  product development

packaging
labels  | boxes  |  tubes and bottles  |  clamshells  |  shrinkbands  |  hangtags  |  sample packs  |  kits

photo manipulation
photo retouching - products/people  |  insert/remove backgrounds  |  3D product rendering

outdoor advertising
posters  | banners  |  billboards  |  bus and bus bench advertising  |  van, car wraps

tradeshows
booth design - concept - modular/custom - truss/lighting  |  signage  |  banners  |  tablecovers

events
planning  |  invitation packages  |  signage  |  banners  |  branded giveaways  |  tents and tablecovers

transit advertising
map design  |  car cards  |  schedules/timetables  |  direct mail  |  brochures/catalogs

social media
facebook  |  twitter  |  word press  |  constant contact  |  survey monkey  |  eblasts

promotional
hats, shirts  |  pens, mousepads, re-usable bags  |  car wraps  |  co-branding  |  media releases

processes
offset, digital, rotary, and web press  |  silkscreen  |  stamping  |  embroidery  |  bindery  |  xerox/itek  |  lamination  |  custom dies

markets
cosmetic, personal care  | entertainnment  |  health  |  nonprofit  | b2b  |  transit  |  corporate  |  food/drug/mass  |  big box

industries
ad agency  |  printshop  |  public and private sector  |  manufacturing  |  newspaper/magazine  |  boutique

content
copywriting  |  proofreading  |  editing  |  photography selection  |  research  |  typography  |  type 80+ wpm

organization
style guides  |  naming conventions  |  asset management  |  server heirarchy  |  workflow  |  deliberate production

administration
office management  |  project management  |  client relations  |  interviewing/hiring  |  training  |  recruiting  |  billing

purchasing
budgeting  |  vendor research/relations  |  account management

quality control
press checks  |  spec sheets  |  proofing

 

 

Work Experience 

03|2006 - Present
FOREVERHOME PET RESCUE, INC  |  Castaic, CA
President, Founder, Director, Marketing & Creative Director

I am the Director of a local, all-volunteer, nonprofit pet rescue organization based in the Los Angeles area where we rescue dogs and cats from abuse, neglect and abandonment, rehabilitate them medically and emotionally, and then find them new homes. I personally handle all of our event planning, volunteer coordination, social media, budgeting, fundraising, photo shoots, transportation coordination, public relations ... and of course, I design and write all of our materials including banners, flyers, event invitations, humane education series, newsletters, tradeshow booth banners/signage, and our website. Please visit us at: http://www.foreverhomepetrescue.org  |  http://www.facebook.com/foreverhome

 

01|2003 - 06|2009
TRIGG LABORATORIES, INC.  |  Valencia, California
Senior Designer, Pre-Press Coordinator

Graphic Design of product packaging and peripherals for an established line of personal care products for both Food/Drug/Mass and for the adult industry. Duties included designing logos, labels, boxes, tubes, pillows, bottles, POP displays and clamshells for new products and private label products, building digital 3D renderings of products for internet and marketing, designing mainstream full page advertisements (People, Cosmo), retouching model photography, designing tradeshow booths for 8-10 events per year, creating and enforcing style guides, digital asset management, pre-press for all files headed out to press in both US and overseas as well as printed media quality control, presschecks and photoshoots, and participating in all product development marketing strategy meetings. 

 

04|1997 - 04|2002
ADOUT | VERTIS PREMEDIA, INC.  |  Van Nuys, California
Senior Designer, Training Team, Manager

Graphic Design and layout of advertisements for the Los Angeles Times, Daily News and Daily Breeze newspapers, magazines and special sections. Automotive, Real Estate and Retail Ads were designed in CMYK, Spot Color or B/W in a fast-paced, overnight turnaround environment where accuracy, teamwork and deliberate production were key. Duties also included managing image catalogs, assigning ad timelines and managing and/or training up to 30 employees nightly.