Resume

Collaborative, highly adaptable designer with 20 years of experience devising creative materials across digital and printed media. Experienced in most all aspects of the creative work flow, from concept development, through production. Strong design background in a variety of disciplines and able to create solutions with a clear awareness of client needs and project goals.

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Designer at Shentel (Sprint PCS Affiliate)
May 2013 – Present
Works with the Sprint PCS Marketing Team to create compelling marketing campaigns that include OOH, in-store POS, digital ads, social media, motion graphics, video and more. Serves as art director and official for several different wireless brands. Manages multiple outside vendors as well as helps direct creative agency of record.

Owner at Smalltime Creative
January 2013 – Present
Designs and developes all website materials in collaboration with clients. Includes websites, e-commerce solutions, digital ads, social media integration, graphics, content management and any marketing strategies required.

Designer at Water Street Design
July 2005 – January 2013
Design and production on a wide range of projects—from complete marketing campaigns to trade shows, retail packaging to catalogs, and everything in between. Managed some projects as well. Also responsible for developing and updating websites, web and email hosting services, and served as the in-house photographer.

Designer at Lefkowitz Design, LLC
May 2001 – July 2005
Provided support to the principal and art director for a wide range of projects. Produced graphics and related materials, designed and maintained websites, and managed clients and vendors.

EDUCATION

Art Institute of York Pennsylvania
AA, Design with a focus on Multi-media
2000–2001

SKILLS

  • Art Direction
  • Graphic Design
  • Typography
  • Project Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Prepress & Production
  • Photography
  • Video & Audio Editing
  • Motion Graphics
  • Web Design
  • Web Hosting

REFERENCES

George Dearing | Principal, Creative Director
georged@waterstdesign.com

Jeff Lefkowitz | Principal, Creative Director
jlefky@gmail.com

Joe DeZarn | Principal at DeZarn Marketing
joe.dezarn@gmail.com

SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE

Expert
Adobe CS: InDesign, Illustrator,
Photoshop Extended

Proficient
Adobe CS: Flash Professional, Adobe LightRoom,
After Effects, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver,
Acrobat Pro

Microsoft Office:
Word, Excel, PowerPoint

WordPress, InPreflight Pro

Limited
Adobe CS: FireWorks, Media Encoder

Mac OS, phpMyAdmin, Rumpus,
MySQL Database Management,
Web & Email Hosting

Jeff grew from taking design direction to leading creative teams of freelance vendors. He understands the principles of good design, and is able to apply his skills with a clear awareness of client needs and the goals of an assignment.

—Georgiana Dearing
Principal, Creative Director

Jeff is an excellent problem solver and is always looking for better solutions. He is quick to understand the goal of a given project and is adept at delivering designs that achieve that goal.

—Jeff Lefkowitz
Creative Director

Jeff has a knack for ensuring that projects are focused on objectives, and has extensive skills with the tools employed in executing those projects. He is conscientious and trustworthy and I always appreciate his "do whatever it takes" commitment to our work.

—Joe DeZarn
DeZarn Marketing