Curriculum Vitae

Resume of Jessica Shields, Graphic Designer and Educator

Competencies

Web Design & Development Email Marketing Branding & Identity Advertising Search Engine Optimization Publication Design Project Management Vendor Relations

Programming Languages

HTML CSS JavaScript Python PHP .NET/C#

Software Applications

WordPress Photoshop Illustrator InDesign Dreamweaver Flash

Education

2012

Savannah College of Art and Design

Savannah, GA

Degree: M.F.A.
Major: Graphic Design

2006

Georgetown College

Georgetown, KY

Degree: B.A., Summa Cum Laude
Major: Art: Graphic Design Emphasis

Teaching Experience

March 2013-Present

Course Mentor

Western Governors University, online

Serve as a subject matter expert, providing a one-to-one approach to facilitate student learning. Work with 2,900 students in 5 courses. Courses include:

  1. Web Technologies
  2. Web Programming (JavaScript)
  3. Software II (PERL)
  4. Scripting and Programming Foundations (Python)
  5. User Interface Design
  6. Web Development Applications (Advanced HTML5 & CSS3)

2012-2015

Adjunct Professor of Design

University of Kentucky, Lexington KY

Online course development for the Arts Administration Program in the College of Fine Arts. Developed course material for a graduate course, Arts Administration Technologies, and taught the course online. Developed instructional videos and tutorials to supplement student learning.

2010-2012

Adjunct Professor of Design

Georgetown College, Georgetown KY

Taught upper-level courses in Brand Identity, Publication Design, and Web Design. Developed curriculum for each course, brought in guest speakers from within the industry, facilitated student internships, and advised students on thesis projects and graduate school applications.

Professional Experience

2006-2012

Web Coordinator

Georgetown College, Georgetown KY
  • Initiated campus-wide conversion of website to content management system
  • Supervised student interns on projects such as website maintenance, logo creation and publication design
  • Collaborated with 18 different departments
  • Designed and maintained approximately 75 websites
  • Created online event registration and payment collection for 20 departments
  • Designed and send 15 email campaigns monthly
  • Increased email database from 2,500 to 8,000 addresses
  • Committee: Marketing Team, Parking Appeals Committee, Communications “Flight” Team, Campus Sustainability

2004-2005

Graphic Designer & Web Master

King’s Publishers, Mayfield, KY
  • Designed and maintained website weekly
  • Created brochures for promotion of non-profit division
  • Facilitated and led 30 adults and youth on international trip
  • Managed funds for group travel expenses

Summer 2003

Photographer & Web Master

Centrifuge Summer Camp, Ridgecrest, NC
  • Maintained website, taking and adding 200 photographs daily
  • Managed funds for photograph orders
  • Awarded “Best Weekly Photo” by Active Network, Camps
  • Top earning camp, of 10 locations, in photography sales

Seminars & Presentations

July 2011

“Web 2.0 in the Classroom”

Picturing America School Collaboration Conference, Frankfort, KY

Led seminars on Web 2.0 technology in the classroom for teachers in the public and private K-12 school systems. Also recorded and edited podcasts to be used with the conference. Facilitated group discussion in large group conference sessions.

March 2011

“Taking Your Print Designs Online”

Keeneland Thoroughbred Racing and Sales, Lexington, KY

Developed and led an intensive three-week web design course for the in-house graphic designers. Created all course curriculum and facilitated interactive hands-on instruction for attendees.

February 2010

“Online Marketing Fundamentals”

Business Department Invited Speaker Series, Georgetown College, Georgetown KY

Spoke to undergraduate students and faculty in the business department about ways to utilize online media in marketing and public relations.

Certifications Earned

Awards & Recognitions

Published Work

Newspapers

  • Georgetown News Graphic (photography)
  • Lexington Herald Leader (advertisements, photography)
  • Louisville Courier Journal (photography)
  • Western Recorder (advertisements, photography)

Magazines

  • STORY Magazine (advertisements)
  • Louisville Magazine (advertisements, photography)
  • Kentucky Monthly (advertisements, photography)
  • PGA Magazine (photography)
  • Insights Alumni Magazine for Georgetown College (advertisements, photography)
  • Centrepiece Alumni Magazine for Centre College(advertisements, photography)

Books

  • Georgetown College: Campus History Series by Megan LeMaster (photography)

Exhibition Record

2006

Senior Thesis Exhibition • Anne Wright Gallery

Georgetown College, Georgetown KY
  • Collaborated with seven others to curate the show
  • Designed promotional materials

2005

Student Art Competition • Anne Wright Gallery

Georgetown College, Georgetown KY
  • Awarded “Best in Show” for Digital Reflections

2005

Senior Preview • Cochenhour Gallery

Georgetown College, Georgetown KY
  • Collaborated with seven others to curate the show

2004

Student Art Competition • Anne Wright Gallery

Georgetown College, Georgetown KY

2003

Student Art Competition • Anne Wright Gallery

Georgetown College, Georgetown KY