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graphic designer

Greenbelt, MD
January 12, 2020

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Design Editor (*/**/**-**/**) Association of Writers & Writing Programs / Suite 225, AWP, 5700 Rivertech Court Duties included the production and design of all marketing collateral for annual conference, the layout and production of a quarterly magazine, design of annual reports, website features, social media graphics, and ads. Job involved a lot of print production. Sr Graphic Designer (12/16-10/17) The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission / 7833 Walker Dr, Greenbelt, MD 20770 On a daily basis I supported the Public Affairs and Marketing Department with production and graphic design for printed marketing materials that promoted enrollment, participation and visibility of Department of Parks and Recreation programs and facilities. The materials produced were often illustrative and supported activities including sports, health and wellness, nature, the arts, fitness, youth programs, summer camps and special events. JS Designs (2/11-present) Self-employed Freelance Designer / 100 E. Hawthorne Dr., La Plata, MD 20646 I provide design and production services — with an emphasis on quality, to a wide range of clientele. businesses both large and small. My strength is in helping companies and nonprofits find their niche through the visual use of logos, brochures, ads, and other marketing collateral in the form of print as well as digital, including graphics for social media, email marketing and art direction on website design. Graphic Designer (9/15/14 -10/28/15) KNC Marketing–The Artist Group / 8E Irongate Drive, Waldorf, MD 20602 As a part-time contractor, I provided design and production services to a screen printer and marketing business in southern Maryland. Created artwork, did production, designed graphics for t-shirt art and provided designs for social media and email campaigns as well as website design. I also provided print design and production for The Artist Group, a small independent graphic design studio that works in conjunction with KNC Marketing. Graphic Design and Production Manager (7/06-2/11) American Public Health Association / 800 I Street, N.W. / Washington, DC 20001 Responsibilities included branding and development of print materials for public outreach programs and for national health initiatives. Created APHA's first graphic’s standards manual. Developed logos and public awareness materials for the “Get Ready,” campaign—a national pandemic flu preparedness and prevention campaign; as well as National Public Health Week, the Traffic Safety Institute, and the Annual Meetings. Designed web graphics and digital art for email campaigns, the website and online promotions as needed. Sr. Graphic Designer (4/05-6/06) Prince George's Community College / 301 Largo Road / Largo, MD 20774 My primary duties were providing creative services to the Marketing and Public Relations Department to promote the college through advertising campaigns and events. My daily duties included the design and production of college viewbooks for student audiences, posters, annual reports, a Strategic Plan, course fliers, catalogs, departmental brochures, invitations as well as staying current with the latest software and production techniques. I provided design services for the entire campus staff, worked with an on-campus print shop and submitted bids to external vendors. Sr. Graphic Designer (1/01-8/02) Frank. Strategic Marketing / 8320 Main Street / Ellicott City, MD 21043 Job required concept and design through production of print collateral. Notable achievements and designs: B&O Museum—design of 175th logo for the museum’s celebration of railroading in America, including banners for the Baltimore Inner Harbor, press kit, totes and invitations. The National Trust For Historic Preservation—monthly design and layout of a 4-c 16-page mini-magazine, Main Street News. The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attrac- tions—design and art direction of direct mail campaign. Sr. Graphic Designer (11/93-3/99) Loyola College in Maryland / Publications Department / 4501 N. Charles St. / Baltimore, MD 21214 Senior graphic designer for quality-driven in-house publications department. Concept, design and production of external and internal materials for develop- ment, admissions, alumni and academic departments. Wide range of in-house clientele with a diverse set of needs. Responsibilities included the art direction of quality four-color brochures and media campaigns, setting of long-term design goals and directions for individual departmental identities, and the design of low budget internal publications aimed at a student audience. EDUCATION

Maryland Institute College of Art

Baltimore, MD

’79-’83; BFA, Major: Painting

University of Baltimore

Baltimore, MD

’85-’87; MA, Major: Publication Design


C.A.S.E. (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) Silver Award – 1996 Bull & Oyster Roast Invitation Silver Award – 1996 Humanities Symposium Poster

Bronze Award – 1998 Cardin Lecture Poster

PARAGON Award – (National Council for Marketing & Public Relations) Bronze Award – 2006 Prince George’s Community College Recruitment Brochure Society of National Association Publications

2007 Bronze Excel Award for the book Muddy Waters

JENNIFER STRASS 51 Ridge Rd, Unit J Greenbelt, MD 20770 240-***-**** PRACTICALcreative

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