Resume

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.

Competencies

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

2013-Present

Course Mentor · Western Governors University

2012-Present

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.

2006-Present

Freelance Designer

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

2012-2013

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

2010-2012

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

2006-2012

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

2011

Instructor · Keeneland Thoroughbred Racing and Sales

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

Education

2012

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

2006

Georgetown College

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

Professional Affiliations

  • CAA, College Arts Association
  • New Media Caucus

Awards & Recognitions