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Jessica Schindhelm  
Freelance Senior Graphic Designer
A designer with over 25 years of experience in the non-profit (primary education, university and health care) and corporate arenas (including work for Cisco, Google Cloud, AWS and Dell Technologies), I offer award-winning design and communication services including branding, marketing, print collateral, and digital media. My expertise in design is matched by my attention to detail and customer service. Examples of my design work, as well as video and writing samples, can be found at my website.
Resume
EDUCATION
B.A., Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
magna cum laude, Women’s Studies and English · May 1998

RECENT EXPERIENCE
Director of Marketing
North Cross School, Roanoke, Virginia
2016–2020
Lead designer, editor, photographer/videographer and brand/advertising manager of independent pre-k through grade 12 school. Managed school’s online and social media presence, established and executed consistent brand voice for institution, directed and supervised junior designer. Created press releases, thought leadership pieces and 
editorials to communicate schools mission and values. Wrote, produced, and maintained school’s website using Weebly platform and evaluated school’s online presence and popularity through Google Analytics, Facebook Ad Manager, MailChimp and Later. Increased the school’s social following and alumni network twofold. Created branding and communication for school’s largest ever capital campaign. Wrote, designed and produced award-winning viewbook for prospective families. Established branding for various school events and programs such as the CrossCurrents speaker and dialogue series and Future 
Forward (an elementary career symposium).

Freelance Graphic Designer
Various
2006–present
Contract and sub-contract designer in print, informatics, e-pubs, and web for corporate, small businesses and non-profit institutions including: Cognizant Technologies, C&Z Marketing (their clients include Cisco, Google Cloud, AWS, and Dell Technologies), University of North Carolina Asheville; Elite Performance Solutions LLC (a bioinformatics startup based in San Francisco, CA); and Bentley Hoke LLC (a web development firm in Syracuse, NY). Illustrator and designer of personalized stationery products and ephemera, and retail packaging.

Senior Designer
Duke Health
2004–2006
In the Medical Center’s Office of Communications and Marketing, designed and produced the institution’s award-winning magazine DukeMed Magazine, various patient health newsletters and department brochures and annual publications. Collaborated with illustrators, photographers and copywriters to create consumer friendly versions of leading edge medical research and advancements in patient care in order to promote brand awareness and community support. 

SKILLS & EXPERTISE
Adobe Creative Suite, Google Analytics, MailChimp, WordPress (novice), Weebly, Microsoft/Google Office, Later.com, Facebook Ads Manager, video editing (iMovie, novice Adobe Premier), print production and publication, copywriting and editing

AWARDS & RECOGNITION
2020
CASE National Circle of Excellence Bronze Award
Communications | Student Recruitment on a Shoestring 
North Cross School Viewbook 

2016
ITSMA Diamond Award for Marketing Excellence 
Category: Driving Business with Thought Leadership
Cognizant Technologies
"The Robot & I"
 
2007 
CASE III Regional Grand Award
DukeMed Magazine

2006 
CASE III Regional Grand Award
dukehealthline newsletter

2006 
CASE III Regional Award of Excellence
Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center Annual Report

INTERESTS & HOBBIES
Volunteering, reading, sewing, knitting, cooking, exploring, exercising, keeping the peace between our cats and dogs, and collaborating with my husband on my biggest creative project yet: our two kids.
Jessica Schindhelm
Seeking
Part-time, Off-site, Freelance/contract
Experience
Senior
Skills
Design, Customer Service
Industry
Print, Web/Multimedia
POST DATE: 01.26.2024
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