CHL Logo
Talent Profile
PROFILE/RESUME
Jamie Dennis  
Senior Graphic/Product Designer
Creative, high-energy designer with several years of experience in product, packaging and graphic design. Passionate about translating emerging trends into successful product lines that connect on an emotional level and sell through at retail. Effective team leader with a proven ability to collaborate with people at all levels of the organization and a reputation for delivering high-quality work on time and within budget. Comfortable in foreign cultures with extensive experience of working with vendors in China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, & the Philippines.
Resume
Profile

Creative, and seasoned high-energy designer with several years of experience in
product, packaging and graphic design.
Passionate about translating emerging trends into
successful product lines that connect on an emotional
level. Effective team leader with a proven ability to
collaborate with people at all levels of the organization
and a reputation for delivering high-quality work on time and within budget.

Areas of Expertise
Trend Board/Concept Development
Trend Analysis/Interpretation
New Product Design
Packaging Design
Brand Identity
Visual Merchandising
Client Relations
Style Guide Development
Pitch Presentations
Color Story Creation
Market Research
Strategy Development
Logo Design

Computer Software: Illustrator CS2, Photoshop CS2, Quark and InDesign

Professional Experience

Freelance 2007 – Present
Designer
• Target– Trend development, product design and style guide creation
• Pier One - Translated trends and applying them to product designs by sketching 120 pieces for
• Lowe’s - Designed retail environment program to allow for an easier consumer shopping experience
• Illustrated step by step installation drawings, and application drawings for hardware products
• Bed Bath Beyond - Created illustrations and graphics for product.
Independently, I have produced identity pieces, retail environment, packaging, illustrations and product
clients including but not limited to Pier One, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, Lowe’s Hardware, Dial,
involved in brand and market research and consulting. I have seen projects through from onset to completion: initial contact, assessing needs and opportunities, pitching projects, developing concepts and sketches, designs with the client and with team members, and executing final work. I have had the opportunity
creatively and to refine my problem-solving techniques.

LPK
World’s largest brand identity company with offices in the US, Europe and China
Designer
Report directly to Design Director with accountability for
the design and production of brand identity projects.
Assist other teams on as-needed basis.
Projects have included in-store design, logos, packaging
and style guides. Developed reputation as design innovator,
frequently called upon as a resource to
solve challenging problems or take projects in a new direction.
Created brand identity for Pringles music promo – designed
hip logo which was used in multinational campaign.
Rapidly became the go-to person for projects needing a design ‘twist.’
Ensured brand consistency by developing a Pringles brand
‘toolbox’ which serves as a guide for
partner firms, outside agencies and new team members.
Designed distinctive packaging for leading breakfast cereal
– concept was selected by the client from a number of ideas
presented, and packaging is currently in development.

NEW CREATIVE 
Major player in the outdoor living and entertainment industry
Senior Product Designer
Originally recruited as a Package / Retail Environment
Designer but moved into product design within one year.
Quickly learned product development process.
Earned reputation for excellence, often juggling many
projects at once and received promotion to
Senior Designer/Team Leader overseeing teams of
Met challenge of developing ‘home run’ product line by
researching marketplace, identifying trends and creating
bold, fresh outdoor entertainment line that generated
enormous buzz, appeared in movies and TV shows, and sold-out rapidly at retail.
Spearheaded innovation of adding pets’ products to outdoor entertainment line.

Jamie L. Dennis

“Design is not something I do.
Senior Product DesignerIt is who I am.”

C: 513-315-2493 / spunkypup@mac.com

NEW CREATIVE (Continued ...)
Selected to travel to China with CEO to oversee
high-profile product development project.
Earned promotion as a result of excellent results.
Joined other team members in visual design project, winning
“best of show” at Atlanta Merchandise Mart
and subsequently assigned to set up new products for line reviews.
Identified opportunity for new line of collegiate hard
goods that generated millions per year in
revenue – conducted trend analysis and designed entire line.
Create comprehensive style guide encompassing all aspects
of the line which is now used as a template for all new development projects.
Played key role in training new design
agency, providing one-on-one mentoring over a 6-month period.

Freelance designer 
Representative Projects:
Developed style guide for major design firm whose products
are sold to retailers such as Home Depot, Lowes and
Wal-Mart. Style guide is now used to train all designers within client’s agency.
Designed successful line of goodie bags and decorative pillows for sale in Wal-Mart.
Revamped brand identity for client’s product – results were
so successful that client assigned additional projects, including product design work.

Gibson greetings
Graphic Designer – Retail Environment
Created logos, packaging, point-of-sale items, trade
show/retail displays and greeting cards.
Researched trends and applied them to product designs.
Increased revenues by creating eye catching
and attractive packaging for gift sets, card sets etc.
Created effective retail and trade show environments
through the design of point-of-purchase
displays, signage, and trade show booth graphics.
Created logos for new product lines.

Education

B.A., Communications / Graphic Design – Wilmington College, Wilmington, OH 

M.Ed., Fitness Management/Wellness – Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH 

Cincinnati Art Academy
Jamie Dennis
Seeking
Full-time, Part-time, On-site, Off-site, Permanent position, Freelance/contract
Experience
Senior
Skills
Design, Art Direction
Industry
Industrial/Product, Computer
POST DATE: 06.04.2021
share
Philadelphia, PA
Home | Browse Jobs | Browse Creative Talent | Privacy Policy & terms of use | Advertising Opportunities | About Us | Contact Us
©2021 Coyne & Blanchard, Inc. All Rights Reserved.