Jim Kennedy


Durham, NC, USA
I desire to continue creating exciting work in a collaborative work environment. I am committed to continually improving my skills as a graphic designer in order to produce captivating, creative work that meet brand standards while exceeding clients’ expectations.

Work Experience

Participate Learning

Senior Marketing Designer

August 2015 - Present Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Jim Kennedy Studios


• Developed custom graphics and layouts used in eLearning programs for Senova Training

• Designed print collateral and logos for companies and individuals, including entrance attire for a semi-professional cage fighter using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

• Conceptualized the interface and interactive behavior, and designed graphics for digital instruments by Embertone

• Created animations and videos for clients including CareerBuilder, Craig Jackson and Partners, and Cornerstone Therapeutics utilizing Adobe After Effects

• Collaborated with a small team to formulate the 2010 marketing campaign for PENTAX Medical
September 2008 - Present Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Centerline Digital

Motion Graphics Designer

• Transformed narrative scripts and interview footage into fluid, highly kinetic animations and videos for everything from large-scale events to websites and mobile devices for Fortune 500 companies including IBM and DuPont — within brand guidelines and under tight deadlines

• Utilized Adobe Creative Suite software to develop multimedia for various formats including web, social media, DVDs, and other digital formats

• Designed infographics, icons, poster and invitation templates, signage, layouts, and t-shirts

• Collaborated with Art Directors, Motion Designers, Content Writers, Project Managers, and Sound Designers — ensuring final experiences met deadlines and stayed within budget, while exceeding clients’ expectations
and Centerline’ s own high standards of quality and creativity

• Received departmental award for exceptional work in the areas of animation and innovation (Aug 2013)
July 2010 - September 2013 Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

The Catevo Group

Interactive and Motion Designer

• Designed animations, videos, and interactive presentations for clients such as Raytheon

• Collaborated with a team of designers to create Catevo’s new website, built pages, designed graphics, and created video that appeared on the website using Photoshop and Adobe Flash

• Worked quickly while balancing multiple assignments in order to meet deadlines and exceed expectations
June 2009 - November 2009 Raleigh, North Carolina, United States


Dynamic Media Intern

• Created motion graphics and edited video for clients including Google, Novozymes, and ChannelAdvisor
May 2007 - July 2007 Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

The Russell Agency

Design Intern

• Created print design including logos, advertisements, and layouts
• Supported the senior creative staff in completing various ongoing projects
May 2006 - August 2006 Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States


North Carolina State University

Bachelor of Graphic Design

August 2004 - May 2008 Raleigh, North Carolina, United States


Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Graphic Design, Layout, Logo Design, Mac OS X, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Motion Graphics, Typography, Video Editing, Adobe Creative Suite, Custom Typography,