Resume of Jessica Shields, Graphic Designer and Educator

I am a graphic designer who also just happens to be passionate about scholarship. I’m constantly learning in order to sharpen my own skills and love helping others learn more about design.


Branding & Identity Web Design Email Marketing Advertising Search Engine Optimization Organization Project Management Sourcing Vendors Written Communication xHTML CSS WordPress Photoshop Illustrator InDesign Dreamweaver Flash

Selected Experience


Course Mentor · Western Governors University


Adjunct Professor · University of Kentucky

Online course development for the Arts Administration Program in the College of Fine Arts. Write course material for a graduate-level course, Arts Administration Technologies and teach course online.


Freelance Designer

Develop unique design concepts for various clients, producing one of a kind websites and printed materials.


Visual & Web Designer · Centre College

  • Design environmental graphics, print ads, websites, and merchandise for the 2012 Vice Presidential Debate
  • Design advertisements for magazines, airports, and the web
  • Design environmental graphics for major events
  • Provide art direction for photo shoots
  • Contract and collaborate with vendors for printing and installation needs


Adjunct Professor of Design · Georgetown College

  • Develop course curriculum for 3 courses
  • Advise students on thesis projects and graduate school applications
  • Initiate and facilitate industry guest speakers
  • Facilitate student internships


Web Coordinator · Georgetown College

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


Instructor · Keeneland Thoroughbred Racing and Sales

  • Developed and led intensive three-week web design course
  • Created course curriculum
  • Facilitated instruction of 3 attendees



Savannah College of Art and Design

M.F.A. in Graphic Design
Thesis Title: Inclusive Design: Providing Accessibility Through Visual Design for People who are Blind


Georgetown College

B.A. in Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design

Professional Affiliations

  • CAA, College Arts Association
  • New Media Caucus

Awards & Recognitions