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Jill Blacketer  
Senior Art Director
 
I am an award-winning and experienced Art Director actively seeking a new full-time or freelance opportunity. I have been working in advertising, marketing and publishing in the United States and Canada for many years. I am a strong design professional that has helped design for and grow brands in finance, pharmaceutical, travel and tourism, gardening, luxury resort, education publishing, music, museum, retail, culinary publishing and culinary events, real estate and healthcare.
Resume
Professional Experience

November 2007–Present
Freelance Art Director/Graphic Designer, Chicago, Illinois
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Chicago, Illinois
Herman Adler, Evanston, Illinois
Illinois Restaurant Association, Chicago, Illinois
Illinois Restaurant Association: Chicago Gourmet (2008-2009), Chicago, Illinois
Indo-American Heritage Museum, Chicago, Illinois
Institute of Food Technologists, Chicago, Illinois
Institute of Real Estate Management, Journal of Property Management, Chicago, Illinois
Les Dames d’Escoffier (2002-2004), Chicago, Illinois
Maggie Kain, Chicago, Illinois
Pace Communications, Greensboro, North Carolina
Stinson Brand Innovation, Chicago, Illinois
StratMarketing Group, Chicago, Illinois
SYNTHIS, New York, New York
Tighe Publishing, Chicago, Illinois
V. Wine Bar, West Hollywood, California
Wilton Enterprises, Creative Services: Publications, Woodridge, Illinois

October 2015–January 2017
U.S. Sales Representative, Paper E. Clips, Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sell and promote the brand of Paper E. Clips gift and stationery lines to the U.S. operating out of Chicago, Illinois and at the National Stationery Show in New York, NY in 2016.

August 2009–June 2020
Art Director/Creative Manager, American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Chicago, Illinois
Art direct and create design content for ahima.org, engage.ahima.org, bok.ahima.org and for the annual AHIMA Convention and AHIMA Products Apps. Also responsible for ongoing support of the Marketing department by creating various collateral materials for print, web, and social media. The first four years at AHIMA, I was responsible for the art direction, design and production of the members’ (80-100+ pages) monthly print and digital versions of the Journal of AHIMA. 

January 2008–October 2008
Art Director, Todd T Designs, Chicago, Illinois
Responsible for Art Direction for publishing and graphic design projects from concept to final including: logos, direct mail, advertisements, invitations, magazines, photo shoots and hiring photographers, stylists and illustrators

February 2002–November 2007
Art Director/Associate Art Director, Redwood Custom Communications Inc., Chicago, Illinois

September 2004–September 2006
Associate Art Director, Redwood Custom Communications Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
In Toronto: Responsible for art direction of spring 2005 edition of Grow magazine for Scotts Canada; responsible for design of Redwood Custom Communications Inc.’s newsletter, Remark/Able, for employees, for current and prospective clients

In Chicago and Toronto: Responsible for design and layout, photo shoots, styling at photo shoots, hiring of illustrators and photographers, budgets, and production from concept to final of custom published magazines and Web sites. Those magazines and Web site are: Illinois NOW!, Grow, Sea Island, Mohegan Sun’s Legends magazine and 
Rubbermaid.com: Tips & Solutions

March 1999–February 2002
Marketing/Production Designer, Chicago magazine, Chicago, Illinois
Responsible for creation and design of special advertising features, promotional pieces, and other print materials; designing and production of advertisements and recreating special ad features and editorial articles for the Chicago magazine Web site (www.chicagomag.com). Train and supervise Graphic Design interns.

August 1998–March 1999
Multimedia and Internet Specialist, ComCoTec, Incorporated, Chicago, Illinois
Responsible for creation and design of print media such as magazine advertisements, 
brochures, direct mail; web design for ComCoTec (www.comcotec.com), and Multimedia Data Systems (www.mdsmed.com) 

April 1997–July 1998
Graphic Artist, First Data Card Services Group (FDC), Omaha, Nebraska
Responsible for creation and design of print media such as magazine advertisements, logos, brochures, as well as multimedia design primarily using Macromedia Director

July 1996–August 1996
Press Operations Volunteer, 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, Atlanta, Georgia
Assistant to photojournalists and other media at Olympic Stadium venue

August 1995–April 1997
Graphic Designer, Instructional Design Center, Lincoln, Nebraska
Responsible for creation and design of print media such as, brochures, logos, and various other presentation materials for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

May 1995–August 1995
Summer Graphic Design Intern, Group III Communications, Norfolk, Virginia
Worked on print media campaigns for clients such as, FHC Health Systems, Norfolk Marriott Waterside, UnionCamp Fine Paper, NAUTICUS, The National Maritime Museum, and the City of Portsmouth

EDUCATION
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska
Bachelor of Journalism, Advertising major with English, Art History and History as minors

SKILLS
Able to work on Apple Macintosh computers; Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office

PORTFOLIO
behance.net/JillBlacketer

AWARDS (Won individually and/or as part of team)

AHIMA
2019 American InHouse Design Award: Graphic Design (GD) USA – AHIMA19 Conference Luggage Tag

2019 American InHouse Design Award: GD USA – AHIMA Convention 2018 Preview Brochure 

2018 American InHouse Design Award: GD USA – AHIMA Convention 2017 Preview Brochure 

Journal of AHIMA
2014 Bronze Award: American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) Opening Page/Spread - Illustration: HIM’s Evolving Workforce, Journal of AHIMA, August 2013

2014 Association Media & Publishing’s 2014 EXCEL Bronze Award, Magazines: Single Topic Issue: 50,001 to 100,000; August 2013 

2013 Bronze Award: American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) for the Best Humorous/Fun Department of the Year: Addendum, June 2012 and Addendum, 
August 2012

2012 Gold Award: American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE) – 
Best Cover: Computer-Generated, The New Privacy Officer, April 2012 

2012 Silver Award: ASHPE – Best Opening Page/Spread: Computer-Generated, ICD-10 Delay, Impacts All Sectors of Healthcare, June 2012 

2012 Silver Award: ASHPE – Best Overall Use of Graphics, Higher Tech Education Issue, August 2012

2010 Gold Award: ASHPE – Best Regular Department, “Addendum”

Mohegan Sun Legends magazine
2008 American Graphic Design Award: GD USA – Overall Magazine Design, spring 2008

2008 American Graphic Design Award: GD USA – In Focus, spring 2007

2007 American Graphic Design Award: GD USA – Mohegan Sun’s Legends magazine, Dan Aykroyd Cover, spring 2007

Sea Island magazine
2007 Silver Magnum Opus Award: Best Use of Black & White Photography, spring 2006 feature “The Amazing Mr. Mizner”

2007 Gold Magnum Opus Award: Best Cover, summer 2006

2007 Gold Magnum Opus Award: Best Column/Department Design: Nature Lesson

2006 Gold Pearl Award: Design – Best Cover/Less than 50,000

2006 Gold Pearl Award: Editorial – Best Special Feature/Less than 250,000

2006 Bronze Folio Award Eddie: Best Custom Publication

Grow magazine
2005 Honorable Mention Magnum Opus Award: Best Use of Color Photography for the article “Beautiful Borders”

2005 Honorable Mention Magnum Opus Award: Best Design New Publication

2005 Silver Pearl Award: Editorial – Best New Publication/Magazine

2005 Bronze Pearl Award: Editorial – Best Special Feature

Illinois NOW! magazine
2004 Bronze Magnum Opus Award: Best Use of Illustration for the article, “Literary Illinois”

2004 Honorable Mention Magnum Opus Award: Best Feature Design for the article, “Top of the Shops”

2003 APEX Award: publication excellence, fall 2003

First Data Corporation
Produced the highest net profit direct mail piece, winter 1998

Awarded the “Can Do” Award for a philanthropic brochure design, summer 1998

University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Awarded a Silver Nebraska Addy for Hook & Ladder Toys product brochure, spring 1997
1996 recipient of the Barney Oldfield Christmas Card Scholarship
Jill Blacketer
Seeking
Full-time, On-site, Off-site, Permanent position, Freelance/contract
Experience
Senior
Skills
Art Direction, Design
Industry
Advertising, Publishing
SAMPLE WORK
POST DATE: 06.19.2020
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