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Jasen Melnick

Graphic Designer

Cleveland, OH, USA
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.

Work Experience

Fizz

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
November 2010 Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Graphic Touch Letterpress

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
July 2010 Salem, Ohio, United States

Linear Creative

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
October 2010 - December 2011 Strongsville, Ohio, United States

JWT (J. Walter Thompson)

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
March 2009 - October 2009 Akron, Ohio, United States

American Greetings

Freelance Designer

Worked in small team of New Product Development, designing new and unconventional card formats and styles.
December 2008 - January 2009 Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Pulsar Paper

Graphic Designer

January 2014 - Present Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Education

Myers School Of Art

BFA, Graphic Design

Scholarship for Excellence
Magna Cum Laude
Honors Scholar
September 2002 - May 2008 Akron, Ohio, United States

Languages

Spanish (Beginner),
German (Conversational),

Awards

HOW Design Magazine

HOW+Print Color In Design

2012

Skills

Adobe Bridge, Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign CS5, Creative Writing, Letterpress, Packaging Design, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Branding & Corporate Identity, Custom Typography, Hand Lettering, Pattern Design,