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PROFILE/RESUME
Jessie Kendall-Marks  
Graphic Designer / Freelancer
Designer with 18 years professional experience ranging from luxury real estate markets to small mom-and-pop venues; Offering clean solutions and well-crafted ideas; Seeking creative opportunities, environments and people; Entertaining freelance, contract or full-time work. (My portfolio pages (and logo) are in need of an update, coming...soon ...ish, by hook or by crook.
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EDUCATION
BFA, Graphic Design
Winthrop University
Cum Laude

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EXPERIENCE

Senior Graphic Designer
McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture
(January, 2016 - Current)
www.mcmillanpazdansmith.com
Currently, full-time designer in the architecture marketing department at a regional firm with 6 locations across the southeast: Atlanta, Asheville, Charleston, Charlotte, Greenville and Spartanburg.

Freelance Graphic Designer
Jessie Kendall Creative
(May, 2007 - Current)
www.creativehotlist.com/jkmarks
I have freelanced throughout my working life while holding a day job in most locations that I’ve lived: Charleston, Savannah and Greenville. Clients include: Compass Real Estate, Portman’s Music, Kiawah Island Real Estate, Christophe Harbour, IMIX Digital Radiography, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas, Smoak PR, Your Creative People and Your Mobile Mechanic — among other local or small businesses.

Senior Graphic Designer
The Greenville News - Greenville, SC
(August, 2014 - August, 2015)
www.solutions.greenvilleonline.com
B2E, B2B and B2C in-house designer for the Marketing and Sales teams. Responsible for B2B and internally branded collateral to represent The Greenville News Media Group, designing: sales flyers, media kits, invitations, event materials, in-house ads, digital banner ads, emails, etc. Also responsible for preparing B2C collateral to help our sales team acquire new business for Key Accounts, designing: ad concepts, flyers, presentations and other materials upon request for client meetings. Additionally, prepared quote requests and maintained relationships with our vendors, sales executives and news teams regionally across both markets: Greenville and Asheville (The
Greenville News and Asheville Citizen-Times).

Art Director / Senior Graphic Designer
Crawford Strategy - Greenville, SC
(July, 2012 - January, 2014)
www.crawfordstrategy.com
Promotion to “Art Director” in October, 2013 providing art direction, design, illustration, and print production for print collateral across all clients, including: Breakwater Restaurant, Greenville Dermatology, Greenville Tech Foundation, GSP, Ice On Main, Mission Hospital, O’Neal, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas and more. Also provided basic web and digital work as needed working with Mailchimp and Photoshop to create web banner ads, screensavers, social media artwork and update e-newsletter templates.

Technical Designer / Senior Graphic Designer
Erwin-Penland Advertising - Greenville, SC
(April, 2009 - July, 2012)
www.erwinpenland.com
Promotion / internal move to “Technical Designer” in February, 2011; Designed user interface for portals, e-newsletters, DAMs and other internal digital systems. Originally hired as “Senior Graphic Designer” in April, 2009—working with various accounts including Verizon POS, Verizon Communications, Verizon B2B, Greenville Drive Baseball and Greenville Humane Society; Collaborated with art directors, copywriters and account execs to create templates, ads, event displays, web graphics and other marketing collateral; Built and prepared files for print, outdoor and direct mail production; Provided basic photo retouching/correction and image research; Assisted design and production for additional clients such as Denny’s, BMW, Bi-Lo and more.

Graphic Designer
skirt! Magazine - Savannah, GA
(August, 2007 - April, 2009)
www.skirt.com
Designer for the skirt! Savannah/Hilton Head Island market; Provided ad concept and design for the magazine’s advertisers, ad photography as needed, postcards, posters, displays, table-tops, e-blasts, webpage icons, local editorial pages and promotional materials; Prepared the magazine files for press, monthly. Often worked independently, meeting with sales reps and clients as needed.

Senior Designer
DPS Sporting Club Development Company, LLC - Charleston, SC
(May, 2004 - August, 2007)
www.dpsdevelopment.com
Collaborated with our small, in-house creative team to conceptualize and design projects including: brochures, posters, invitations, newsletters, print advertisements, logo design, signage, banners, displays, direct mail, e-promotions and other marketing collateral; Managed jobs and provided art direction; Maintained relationships with print vendors; Attended press checks; Assisted with coordination of photo shoots. (Company no longer operating. Website still exists, but not fully functioning).

Production Artist
Kiawah Island Real Estate, Marketing - Kiawah Island, SC
(March, 2002 - May, 2004)
www.kiawahisland.com
Assistant to the director of resale marketing; Provided layout, production and print coordination for all resale marketing print collateral; Designed weekly newspaper ads and sales center signage; Updated daily real estate listings and photography to web site; Assisted setup, clean-up and scouting for real estate photo shoots.

Design Assistant / Intern
Mint Museum of Art - Charlotte, NC
(May, 2001 - September, 2001)
www.mintmuseum.org
Worked under the direction of the in-house, senior designer creating exhibition invitations, gallery merchandise, postcards, children’s activity booklets and additional museum collateral.

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RELATED EXPERIENCE

Community Figure Drawing Organizer
Taylors Mill / Village Studios and Gallery - Greenville, SC
(September, 2009 - August 2014)
www.drawing-figures.tumblr.com
Managed a weekly figure drawing group for local artists and the community; Promoted via email, flyers and social media; Scheduled models; Notified artists; Maintained database of contacts; Set poses; Prepared space and equipment. (Originally offered at Village Studios and Gallery, which closed in 2013, then moved to Studio 5F @ TAYLORS MILL).

Volunteer
Redux Contemporary Art Center - Charleston, SC
(May, 2004 - August, 2007)
www.reduxstudios.org 
Provided freelance design for a non-profit, art gallery and studio center; Organized, promoted and managed weekly figure drawing sessions.

Assistant Teacher
Gibbes Museum of Art - Charleston, SC
(Spring 2006 & Summer 2006)
www.gibbesmuseum.org
Assisted beginner drawing class: drawing from life; Prepared lesson plan; Set poses; Critiqued work.

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SOFTWARE
Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat

SKILLS
Typography, Pre-press, Production Support,  Light Copy Writing, Attention to Detail, Client Liaison, Social Media, Banner Ads, Microsoft Office, MailChimp, WordPress

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AWARDS

2007 ADDY, Silver
non-profit poster, pro-bono freelance

2007 ADDY, Bronze
field guide 

2007 ADDY, Bronze
event invitation

2006 ADDY, Silver
direct mail piece

2006 ADDY, Silver
holiday party invitation

2005 ADDY, Silver
event invitation

2005 ADDY, Bronze
brochure

2004 ADDY, Silver
KIRE newsletter

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REFERENCES
Available upon request
Jessie Kendall-Marks
Seeking
Full-time, Part-time, On-site, Off-site, Permanent position, Freelance/contract
Experience
Senior
Skills
Design, Production
Industry
Print, Publishing
POST DATE: 07.25.2019
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Southeast / Upstate, SC
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