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Jeanee Duval

graphic designer & trend specialist

Miami Beach, FL, USA
I'd like to obtain a position at a company where I can maximize my graphic & visual design, trend research, social media communication and leadership experience so that I can create strategies to develop and expand the company's existing customer sales, brand/product evolution, and media endorsement. Freelance work is welcomed.
Experience
Miami Beach, FL, USA
Jul 2007
Sole Proprietor
Professional blogger, social media coordinator, trend specialist, product maven, author and freelance graphic designer.
Miami, FL, USA
Feb 2013Dec 2013
Graphic Designer / Social Media Specialist
Graphic designer for Art Gallery Fabrics, a manufacturer of 100% premium cotton fabrics for the quilting, sewing and home decor industry. Duties include, but not limited to:
- Create graphics for print and web such as ads, logos and web banners.
- Photo editing.
- Fashion illustrations.
- Visual Merchandiser for International Quilt Market events. Includes research, mood boards, layout, graphics and layout of booth.

Social media coordinator for company Instagram account, Feb 2013 - July 2013. Aug 2013 - present:
• http://instagram.com/artgalleryfabrics

Trend Alert blogger for company AGF blog June 2013 - present:
• http://artgalleryfabrics.typepad.com/

Social media coordinator and content curator for all company accounts, Aug 2013 - present:
• https://www.facebook.com/ArtGalleryFabrics
• https://twitter.com/ArtGalleryFab
• http://www.pinterest.com/artgalleryfab/

Social media coordinator and content curator for Pat Bravo Design identity. Handling social media accounts (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and blog) while creating content and graphics to engage consumers and increase business/traffic. April 2013 - present:
• http://patbravodesign.blogspot.com
• https://www.facebook.com/PatBravoDesign
• http://instagram.com/patbravodesign
• https://twitter.com/patbravodesign
• http://pinterest.com/patbravo/
Miami Beach, FL, USA
Jan 2013Apr 2013
Instructor
Class instructor for creative brainstorming class that I created and developed myself.
Miami Beach, FL, USA
Sep 2012Apr 2012
Visual merchandiser
Interpret visual directives to create the best visual impact of the store and ensuring that the details are set to high company expectations.
Miami Beach, FL, USA
Nov 2012Jan 2013
Sales Associate and Visual Merchandiser
Participated in preparing for new store opening of the Miami Beach flagship store. Responsible for presenting the garments according to the H&M guidelines. And providing excellent direct and indirect customer service.
Miami Beach, FL, USA
Oct 2012Nov 2012
Holiday Visual Merchandiser
Work closely with the Visual Manager to bring the holiday magic of Macy's to life. Implement corporate visual standards to presenting visual displays, update mannequins and form styling with seasonal changes. In addition, to adding my own unique and innovative visual flair to a variety of projects. 4-week project.
USA
Sep 2012Dec 2012
Social Media Intern
Find and communicate with top fashion blogs and people in the FaceBook and Twitter communities to help to increase the Shabby Apple's web presence and ranking in addition to, Shabby Apple's following on Twitter, Facebook and blog. Write tweets and FaceBook posts along with Pinterest and Instagram photo uploads. Appointed the Shabby Apple Tumblr lead - http://shabbyapple.tumblr.com. Redesigned the Shabby Apple Tumblr page, gave PR direction and increased visibility. 3-month internship program.
Kansas City, MO, USA
Aug 2005May 2012
Graphic Designer III
Greeting cards graphic designer, creative research instructor, trend researcher, trend group manager.
Kansas City, MO, USA
Oct 2007Aug 2012
Zumba Fitness Instructor
Instructed Zumba classes to groups of 40-50. Voted, 2009 & 2011, Kansas City best Zumba class.
Atlanta, GA, USA
20022005
Barista
Part-time barista during graduate studies.
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
19992002
Web Designer
Design and code time-sensitive web promotions and mini sites, design print promotions.
Southfield, MI, USA
19971999
Web Designer
Web graphics and web page production, project management, created e-commerce solutions.
Education
Atlanta, GA, USA
20032004
Graphic Design
Two-year, intensive full-time graduate school training for portfolio development in graphic design.
Royal Oak, MI, USA
Sep 1998Sep 1999
continuing education in photography
Experience in black and white photography. Fundamentals of Photography, Advanced Photography, Studio Photography, Special Projects in Photography
East Lansing, MI, USA
19921997
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
Skills
 
Proficient on Mac and PC, Adobe Indesign, Adboe Flash, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Creative Writing, Trend Forecasting, Photography, Public Speaking, social media marketing, HootSuite, HTML Coding, visual merchandising
Work Activities
These are work activities I held during my employment with Hallmark Cards.

• Liaison with Hallmark Trends Group to research and develop trends in artisanal retail shopping experience. Traveled to Chicago and New York City for research. Resulting in two, 1-hour, presentations to Hallmark employees and staff.

• Director and designer of mind{FULL} e-letter, an inspirational research newsletter for the Hallmark employee creative design department. Managed team of nine designers.

• Class instructor for Hallmark Creative-U. Instruct and created Introduction to Creative Research and Application class.

• Designer of Springboard, a Hallmark employee social media network.

• Mentor.
Personal Business Activities
• Dirty Laundry, my indie business. The Dirty Laundry blog consists of trends, lifestyle and inspiration.
-- blog.shopdirtylaundry.com
-- create, handmake and package cupcake bath fizzies (2008-2013)
-- product and lifestyle photo stylist
-- craft show retailer and visual merchandise display
-- book, "How to be a Craft Show Genius"
-- press and awards, blog.shopdirtylaundry.com/press
-- 2007-present

• SoFlo Brunch Series, business community: graphic designer & social media coordinator.
http://soflobrunch.blogspot.com/
-- logo design and branding
-- design and create bog content
-- assist in coordinating events
-- Twitter and Instagram social media coordinator
-- 2013 - present

• Jacq's Organics, handmade beauty products: graphic designer
http://www.jacqsorganics.com/
-- 2012 - present

• Influenseter, a product review service by trendsetters.
-- influenster.com
-- December 2012 - present

• TrendBoost, a trends-focused blog, resource and inspiration site for small independent handmade businesses and the creative community.
-- trendboost.com
-- April 2012 - present

• Speaker on the emerging trends panel for the SNAP! conference.
-- snaptheconference.com
-- April 19-21, 2012

• Trend Spotter for trendwatching.com
-- May 2011- present

• KC Blogger Meetup, co-founder of local blogging group. Event organizer to bring together local bloggers with like interests to build their blogging business, collaborate and get off-line and meet other bloggers in person.
-- www.kcbloggermeetup.com
-- January 2012-July 2012

• N.E.E.T. Beauty Blogger, blogging eco-beauty trends for grassroots UK on-line magazine, N.E.E.T. magazine.
-- neetmagazine.com/blog/author/beauty-blogger
-- April 2010-September 2011

• Zumba fitness instructor. Voted 2009 & 2011 Kansas City best Zumba class.
-- zumba-jeanee.blogspot.com
-- January 2007-August 2012
URLS
• BLOG: blog.shopdirtylaundry.com
• BLOG: trendboost.com
• FACEBOOK, personal: facebook.com/jeaneeduval
• FACEBOOK, business: facebook.com/shopdirtylaundry
• ETSY: etsy.com/shop/yourdirtylaundry
• TWITTER: twitter.com/urdirtylaundry
• PINTEREST: pinterest.com/urdirtylaundry
• INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagrid.me/urdirtylaundry
• FLICKR: flickr.com/photos/sweetnee
• TUMBLR: http://www.tumblr.com/blog/thelaundryroom
• FANCY: http://www.thefancy.com/dirtylaundry
References
Available upon request.