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PROFILE/RESUME
Jade DaRu  
Graphic Designer
My graphic design journey began through the chicanery of photographers who pledged to fix images they had not, inspiring me to learn to retouch the photos myself. Next thing I knew I was designing logos, comp cards, menus and advertising inserts by the seat of my pants for several NYC-based artists and entrepreneurs. Now my creative efforts have expanded to the design and execution of print and digital content, and social media for a wide range of interests.

To keep myself grounded, I am a passionate culinary enthusiast and alchemist, coffee and tea aficionado, and photographer who loves to write poetry, short stories, and engaging social media posts. I am also an experienced makeup artist and organic skincare specialist, who will often whip up my own lotions and balms.
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EXPERIENCE | PROJECTS

FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER | 2010–present | NYC
Conceptualize, design and execute print and digital content for a wide range of interests and clients.

WILD RESTAURANT GROUP | GRAPHIC DESIGN & BRANDING | 2014-present | NYC
- Conceived, designed, wrote and executed brand guidelines and presentation materials for WRG franchise.
- Design and execute menus, promotional & marketing materials, and social media for WILD Restaurant Group entities including WILD restaurants, Kitchen Gourmet & Catering, Little Atlas and Cocopoké restaurants.
- Manage WILD Restaurant website design and upkeep.

you fortified | GRAPHIC DESIGN | 2017| NYC
Design and execute print/digital marketing and promotional assets, etc., as needed for
a lifestyle-media content company owned by Daryn Mayer.

SCOTT C. SICKLES — PLAYWRIGHT | GRAPHIC DESIGN | 2014-present | NYC
Design & collaborate on logos, digital and print marketing collateral for various projects
such as book covers, one-sheets, theater production flyers, posters, postcards and social media imagery.

NAJEE PHILLIPS | GRAPHIC DESIGN | 2017-present | NYC
Design and manage content and collateral for website and youtube channel.

ANDREW'S HONEY | SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST | 2016 | NYC
- Conceived, designed and wrote social media content for Andrew Coté, Andrew’s Honey owner, beekeeper.
- Increased Instagram following organically by 283% within ten months.

OFF-OFF-KILTER WEB SERIES | GRAPHIC DESIGN & BRAND IDENTITY DESIGN | 2016 | NYC
- Conceived, designed & collaborated on a fictional off-off-Broadway theater company’s 19-year history for a web series written by Anne Fizzard & Scott C. Sickles, directed by Fritz Brekeller.

MICHAEL KORS | DESIGN INTERN | February – May 2016 | NYC
- Researched existing and emerging commerce, blog sites and print catalogs.
- Conceived new design layouts for areas of Michael Kors website and emails.
- Updated in-house branding materials and guidelines.
- Assisted designers with the creation of photoshoot support documents.
- Executed on creative briefs from various departments including invites, mailers,
lookbooks, store signage, packaging, logo/branding design

TIFFANY OLIVER, MAKEUP ARTIST | 2014 | GRAPHIC DESIGN | NYC 
Logo and Tearsheet Resume 

SHIMEKA FOSTER, BEAUTY & SKINCARE SPECIALIST | BRANDING | 2014 | NYC |
Logo Design

TANNA VALENTINE, BELLY DANCER | GRAPHIC DESIGN | r2012 | NYC 
Advertising Insert & Postcard Design 

SULTANA, BELLY DANCER | GRAPHIC DESIGN | 2012 | NYC
Logo & Postcard Design

KARIM ORANGE, ORANGE TWEETS SOCIAL MEDIA | GRAPHIC DESIGN | 2011 | NYC 
Logo Design 

RHETT GEORGE, ACTOR, PERFORMER | GRAPHIC DESIGN | 2011 | NYC 
Retouch Work for promotional purposes 

AARON WORMAN, MAKEUP ARTIST | GRAPHIC DESIGN | 2010 - 2017 | NYC 
Retouch Work & Resume Design
Jade DaRu
Seeking
Full-time, Part-time, On-site, Off-site, Permanent position, Freelance/contract
Experience
Mid-level
Skills
Design, Art Direction
Industry
Advertising, Print
POST DATE: 07.15.2021
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