Dana Jefferson

Designer/Animator

New York, NY, USA
New York City based graphic designer/animator, specializing in branding, motion graphics, and art direction. Graduate of St. John's University (Queens, NY) with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design. Currently working as a staff designer/animator for MTV's Brand Creative Group. Available for project-based hire.

Work Experience

Facebook

Designer/Animator

2017 - Present New York, New York, United States

MTV Networks

Designer/Animator

Design and animation for live events, on-air promos, digital platforms, show packaging, and Times Square digital billboards; Create style guides and various design elements for the channel
2013 - 2017 New York, United States

Dr. M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery

Freelance Graphic Designer

Designed exhibition cards, logos, catalogs, and eCards for several gallery exhibits
2013 - 2015 New York, United States

Freelance

Graphic Designer

Designed logo and brand identities for numerous companies within sports, education, finance, health, retail, media, architecture, advertising, and art industries
2009 - Present New York, United States

Amore Social

Graphic Designer

Designed and produced content for clients' digital and social media platforms
2012 - 2014 United States

MTV Networks

On-Air/Off-Air Design Intern

Designed style guides, stationary, logos, and graphic animations for various MTV programs
2013 - New York, United States

St. John's School Of Law

Junior Designer

Designed posters, mailers, brochures, and pamphlets advertising law school events
2010 - 2013 New York, United States

Education

St. John's University

BFA Graphic Design; Summa Cum Laude

Summa Cum Laude
September 2009 - May 2013 Jamaica, New York, United States

Languages

English (Native),
Italian (Beginner),
Spanish (Beginner),

Awards

Emmy Awards

Daytime Emmy Nomination - "Outstanding Promotional Announcement - Institutional" (MTV's Look Different)

2015

AdWeek

Adweek Talent Gallery

2014

Advertising Served

Advertising Served Gallery

2014

Creativity International Awards

Consumer TV Design, Honorable Mention

2014

St. John's University

Undergraduate Research Award

2013

St. John's University Annual Student Art Exhibition

Best in Show

2012

St. John's University Annual Student Art Exhibition

Best in Show

2010

St. John's University Annual Student Art Exhibition

Winner of Exhibition Card Contest

2010

Skills

Adobe Aftereffects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop, Animation, Art Direction, Brand Identity, Branding, Drawing, Hand Lettering, Motion Graphics , Network Promotion, Packaging Design, Painting, Print/Digital Design, Quark Xpress, Typography,

Clubs/Organizations

2013 – Present: AIGA, Member
2013 – Present: S3 & Zog Sports Leagues, Softball/Volleyball Team Captain
2013 – Present: Volunteer Mentor, Imerman Angels, BBBS NYC
2011 – 2013: St. John's Advertising Club, Graphic Design Chairperson
2012: AAF National Student Advertising Competition, St. John's Team Member

Study Abroad

Studied abroad in Rome, Italy – including travel throughout Italy as well as to Greece, Belgium, Netherlands, and Spain