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Jasen Melnick

Graphic Designer

I strive to do good work, trust my instincts, and always follow my passions. I believe that working on projects that excite me leads to the best solutions.
Experience
Cleveland, OH, USA
Nov 2010
Graphic Design Partner
My freelance design partnership with Katie Major. We focus on identity design, letterpress and design for breweries and wineries.

• Developing a business plan and working strategically to create unique projects
• Launching promotional materials to meet our marketing objectives, including pro bono work for Weapons of Mass Creation Fest, a design and music festival in Cleveland, Ohio
• Invoicing, creating proposals, and managing project timelines
Salem, OH, USA
Jul 2010
Assistant
Letterpress print shop in Salem, Ohio specializing in small runs and offering creative workshops.

• Collaborating on design and coding of Cheesy Pete’s website, marketing pieces, and
packaging sundries
• Exploring creative solutions to building a unique business approach
• Troubleshooting some of the technical challenges of letterpress printing
• Assisting with a letterpress workshop, drawing upon my experience and knowledge
Strongsville, OH, USA
Oct 2010Dec 2011
Freelance Graphic Designer
Advertising and design studio in Strongsville, Ohio. Clientele is largely local.

• Designed and managed identity rebranding for client Albums Inc., including developing logo variations, Pantone color schemes, background patterns and style sheets
• Pitched layout design concepts for a catalog redesign project
• Designed conceptual ad booklets, flyers and web navigation buttons
Akron, OH, USA
Mar 2009Oct 2009
Freelance Graphic Designer
Advertising and marketing agency in Akron, Ohio specializing in business to business advertising.

• Introduced a more efficient method for generating and editing a series of business cards for Johnson & Johnson
• Designed and developed sale sheets, in-store displays, billboards, posters and advertisements for various clients
• Managing and prioritizing multiple projects on tight deadlines
Cleveland, OH, USA
Dec 2008Jan 2009
Freelance Designer
Worked in small team of New Product Development, designing new and unconventional card formats and styles.
Education
Akron, OH, USA
Sep 2002May 2008
BFA, Graphic Design
Scholarship for Excellence
Magna Cum Laude
Honors Scholar
Awards
2012
HOW Design Magazine
HOW+Print Color In Design
Languages
 
Spanish (Beginner), German (Conversational)
Skills
 
Adobe Bridge, Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign CS5, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Branding & Corporate Identity, Creative Writing, Custom Typography, Hand Lettering, Letterpress, Packaging Design, Pattern Design