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PROFILE/RESUME
Jeff Hall  
Creative/ Designer/Illustrator
 
I am a freelance graphic designer/illustrator with over 20 years of experience primarily in the non-profit markets. I have designed a wide range of marketing materials including identity systems and brand marketing, annual reports, brochures, newsletters, invitations, logos, packaging/signage, banners and ads.

Excellent work ethic with a great sense of humor.
Resume
Talented, and seasoned designer brings innovative solutions that support client objectives and balance creative design with effective communications. Seeking a collaborative team environment that challenges and cultivates each designer’s talents and creative passions—a group with a serious mind for business and a sense of humor.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Running a successful business for over 20 years.
• Strong customer service skills, including client and vendor liaison, planning, and presentations.
• Can identify project requirements, assessing client goals/needs to fit within required budgets.
• Comfortable working in a team or self-reliant setting.
• Can handle multiple responsibilities, detail-oriented, excellent work ethic.
• Mac experience in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Quark, MS Office.
• 20+ years of experience in Education, Healthcare, and Business to Consumer markets.
• Knowledge and experience in web design and animation.
 

EXPERIENCE
1. Jeff Hall Design, Principal/Creative Director  (2005-Present)
2. The Barn Company, Partner/Creative Director (1995-2005)

Projects include: annual reports, identity programs, logos, collateral brochures and direct marketing materials for non-profits as well as business to consumer, retail displays, signage, packaging, retail products, and web applications. 
• Create effective design and illustration solutions for a wide variety of clients, primarily designing for print with expanding growth in web and web animation. Working directly with clients in assessing marketing goals, developing design solutions and maintaining brand identities.
• Design and manage multiple projects simultaneously within budgets and schedules, from initial concepts through final production and press checks. 
• Provide art direction and coordination of photographers, printers, and other creative service vendors. 
• Manage and run day-to-day business operations including sales/promotion, equipment purchasing, record keeping, hiring of outside vendors, as well as all aspects of creative design/direction.
• Create illustrations in traditional and Mac applications, including: signage, packaging, books, magazines, and t-shirts.

3. Senior Designer/Illustrator, The University of Chicago Printing Services (1988-1995)

Produced over 150 printed pieces annually including: brochures, catalogs, annual reports, identity programs, campaign fund raising materials, book design and logos.
• Provided art direction and coordination of in-house staff, photographers, illustrators and vendors to produce high profile marketing and recruiting materials for the University and the Medical Center. 
• Worked directly with clients in assessing their design needs. 
• Designed and managed multiple projects simultaneously within budgets and schedules, from initial concept through final production, including reviewing printers proofs and checking jobs on press.
• Created illustrations in traditional and Mac applications, including: spot, medical/technical, and cartooning.

4. Graphic Designer/Illustrator, The University of Chicago Hospital AudioVisual Department (1984-1988)

• Designed various marketing materials for hospital departments. Created graphics for medical publications. Designed and constructed exhibit displays for medical trade shows.

EDUCATION
BA in Visual Communication, Eastern Illinois University

Additional professional studies include: Dreamweaver Bootcamp, Flash course, and Constant Contact e-mail marketing course, Digital Academy, 2009; Marketing/Branding, University of Chicago, 2007; Web design, Triton College, 2006; Commercial Illustration courses at The American Academy of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago, multiple years; Silk Screen Printing, Lill Street Gallery, 2008; and various design seminars.

AWARDS

2016
Logo selected for HOW magazine conference keynote speech on design trends

Gold   
University Continuing Education Association Award
University of Chicago Graham School, Basic Program Quarterly Brochure

Gold
University Continuing Education Association Award
University of Chicago Graham School, Basic Program Campaign

Gold
Health Care Marketing Award
University of Chicago Children’s Hospital, Liver Transplant Patient Manual

Gold
Champion Paper Imagination Award
University of Chicago, Encyclopedism, Library Exhibition

Silver
CASE Circle of Excellence Award
University of Chicago, La Cenerentola, Fundraising Invitation

Winner
Library Society’s Rare Book Award

Winner
Chicago Book Clinic Award

Winner
Inplant Magazine’s In-Print Award


CLIENTS

Healthcare:
• The University of Chicago Medical Center
• The University of Chicago 47th Street Clinic
• The University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center
• The Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment and Optimal Health
• The Center for Global Health 
• PICS Foundation (pediatric cardiology) 
• The Dermatology Foundation
• Boundless Balance
• Symmetry Therapeutic Massge

Education:
• Advance Illinois
• Chicago Public Schools (CPS)
• Farther Foundation
• Harvard University
• Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS
• National Center for Teacher Residencies (NCTR)
• University of St. Francis
• The University of Chicago
• The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools (University High School)
• The University of Illinois at Chicago
• UChicago Consortium on School Research

Architects/Real Estate/Builders: 
• The John Buck Company (real estate developer) 
• Associates Planning Design Group (architects)
• Town Square (real estate)
• Distinctive Building
• Miller Building

Consumer/Business:
• Hallmark
• Tubbs Snowshoes 
• Kelty (outdoor)
• CrazyShirts–Hawaii
• SC Johnson
• PCS Sales (ag-fertilizers)
• Nickelodeon/Sanford
• Merrell Shoes
• Metra Rail
• Chicago Model Internationl, Inc.
• Brite Products
• WBSamuels Consulting
• Registration Technologies, Inc.
• BCU Risk (insurance)  

Publishing:
• McGraw Hill Publishing 
• Lake Claremont Press
• Hausman & Schott (video production)
• The University of Chicago Press
• Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

REFERENCES
Supplied upon request
Jeff Hall
Seeking
Full-time, Part-time, On-site, Off-site, Freelance/contract
Experience
Senior
Skills
Art Direction, Design
Industry
Print, Marcomm
POST DATE: 02.17.2018
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Brookfield, IL
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