Jessica Lee

Graphic/Product Designer & Illustrator

Anaheim Hills, CA, USA
I am a versatile designer and illustrator with many years of experience working on:

• Soft goods & jewelry design
• Apparel graphics & prints/patterns
• School, office, & small business product designs
• Social media content creation
• Product photography

I thrive in a collaborative and challenging work environment but also am great at working independently. I am currently learning UX/UI design and coding (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) to become a more well-rounded designer and a more valuable asset to my clients and employer.

Work Experience

Avery Products Corporation

Senior Graphic Designer

• Own and lead product designs and technical process throughout the lifecycle of various school and office products (including all PLC and CPG products) from trend research, design development based on qualitative research or different personas to creating and maintaining production files for trials and final production. Products include binders, dividers, folders, planner stickers, labels, Ultra Tabs, and print-to-order stationery products.
• Provide art direction to Jr Designers and delegate work as needed.
• Create original artwork or update existing graphics for various school and office products.
• Product photography (photo staging, art direction, and photo editing).
• Present seasonal market trend research to the marketing and sales teams.
• Design marketing print collateral based on Avery brand guideline. Create graphic assets for online advertising, trade shows, social media, and Amazon/Avery e-commerce site based on Amazon style guide.
• Delegate work to other designers as needed.
• Create simple animations such as GIFs to build more online presence for Avery.
• Manage projects and deliverables via Workfront.
• Create in-house mock-ups for packaging and various Avery products for quantitative research or internal/sales meetings.
• Collaborate with the marketing team, copywriters, R&D team, engineers, and consumer insights team as needed to ensure efficiency, consistency, and design/strategy alignment with all project requests.
• Create and maintain process maps or style guides for various products.
• Create and maintain faceprint, backprint, lit sheet, and instruction sheet artwork files for flagship products.
• Clients include: Amazon, Staples, Office Depot, Target, and Walmart
September 2015 - California, United States

Daxis Design

Freelance Designer & Illustrator

• Illustration & hand lettering for editorial, packaging, or products
• Textile/surface pattern design
• Apparel/accessory graphics
• Product design (headwear, cold weather, jewelry, school/office supplies, mobile phone cases, etc)
• Trend/market research & seasonal design/trend presentations
• Create and maintain technical packages with placement and measurement call-outs
September 2015 -

Shanghai Style Fashion Accessories

Freelance Graphic & Accessories Designer - Remote

• Seasonal market trend research.
• Collaborated with the art director to design and developed headwear, woven scarves, and cold weather accessories for men and women.
• Created and maintained detailed tech packs with placement and measurement call-outs for sampling and final production.
• Daily communication with the New York office and main office/factory in China.
• Clients include: Forever 21, rue21, and Cotton On
January 2016 - February 2019 China

Pukka Inc

Graphic/Accessories Designer

• Created original artworks or updated existing artworks for prints and patterns, hardware, embroidery, patches/appliqués, jacquard knit development.
• Designed and developed headwear, cold weather accessories, iPhone cases, jewelry, packaging, hangtags, and labels.
• Managed and lead biannual trend and design presentations for Dillard’s (Dillard's cold weather, Solaris, Cremieux, Cremieux Jeans, and Trev Vero).
• Collaborated with merchandisers and creative director to create seasonal trend and design presentations.
• Sourced fabrics and trims.
• Created and maintained technical packages with placement and measurement call-outs for sample and final production.
• Managed projects and deliverables via Basecamp.
• Assisted the marketing design department by editing and retouching product photos.
• Clients include: Aeropostale, Alpinestars, Billabong, Calia, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dillard’s, Element, Famous Stars & Straps, Fox, Life Is Good, Neff, Reebok, RVCA, Sanuk, and Zumiez
August 2012 - July 2015 California, United States

Covee LLC

Graphic/Accessories Designer

• Seasonal market trend research.
• Created original artworks or updated existing prints and patterns.
• Designed headwear, cold weather accessories, and promotional items.
• Lead accessory designs and technical process throughout the lifecycle of a product from trend research to creating and maintaining CADs and tech packs for sampling and final production.
• Maintained daily communication with overseas factories.
• Sourced fabrics and trims.
• Clients include: Athleta, Alpinestars, Brixton, DC Shoes, Element, Hot Topic, Hurley, Monster, Nixon, Oakley, Roxy, RVCA, Stussy, Troy Lee Designs, Volcom, and Wilson Latin America
May 2007 - July 2012 California, United States

Education

Art Institute Of California -- Orange County

Bachelor of Science, Media Arts and Animation

• Received a full scholarship to Art Institute of California—Orange County from Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation in 2002
2007 California, United States

Languages

English (Fluent),
Korean (Native),

Awards

Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation

Received a full scholarship to Art Institute of California—Orange County.

2002

Skills

Accessories Design, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe XD, Apparel Graphics, Art Direction, Coding, CSS, Digital Art, Digital Illustration, Figma, Hand Drawing, HTML, Illustration, JavaScript, Jewelry Design, Painting, Procreate, Surface Design, Textile Design, UI Design , UX Design, WordPress,

SOFTWARE/SKILLS

• Experience with B2C and B2B
• Very high level of adaptability & versatility
• Positive & "can do" attitude
• Managing multiple projects and deliverables via Basecamp or Workfront
• Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
• Creative problem solving
• Negotiation & conflict resolution
• Attention to detail
• Strong verbal and written communication
• Excellent interpersonal skills

SOFT SKILLS

• Very high level of adaptability & versatility
• Experience with B2C and B2B
• Positive & "can do" attitude
• Managing multiple projects and deliverables via Basecamp or Workfront
• Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
• Creative problem solving
• Negotiation & conflict resolution
• Attention to detail
• Strong verbal and written communication
• Excellent interpersonal skills

CURRENTLY LEARNING

• Sketch
• Figma
• Adobe XD
• UX/UI design
• Coding (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript)