Jamie Zebedee

Freelance

Hamilton, Bermuda
Hi, I'm Jamie, and I'm a freelance visual communicator. I hype brands, live for great design and have a particular soft spot for all things print design, art direction and branding.

I have more than 10 years experience working in various design and communications teams both agency-side and client-side. From a global oil company, to a national telecommunications company, major daily newspaper and art production teams in both Canada and Bermuda, I design and help build brands that keep people engaged.

I set myself apart from typical designers in that I come from a strong corporate communications background and have a more developed eye for content, writing style and spelling than a typical designer who traditionally only flows type. Knowing how language and content fit in visually to a piece is just as important as knowing where it fits in.

A particular interest of mine is art direction and concepting of corporate annual reports - I love being able to tell a complex story simply through what is arguably one of the most important communication pieces for a company. Being able to distill operational facts and work them into a compelling visual theme within a company's established brand is a skill I've been able to hone quite well.

I am super passionate about delivering exceptional client experiences through being on brief, on time and on budget. I am known for going above and beyond for clients when I believe in the work and am able to meaningfully contribute to the success of the business.

Work Experience

Frontier Bermuda Limited

Senior Project Manager

I consult with Frontier's client base on visual identity, strategy and design processes in relation to annual and corporate financial reports, branding, advertising campaigns and communications materials.
March 2015 - Present Hamilton, Bermuda

TODAYCOULDBE

Art Director

Freelance art director at Canadian sole proprietorship, TODAYCOULDBE.
April 2014 - Present Alberta, Canada

Aardvark Communications

Senior Designer

Senior designer and lead copywriter for Bermuda's oldest ad agency, Aardvark. Managed a team of two designers as well as various freelance design talent. Clients included Bermuda Commercial Bank, Bank of Butterfield, Bermuda International Film Festival, The Royal Gazette, ProServe Limited.
October 2011 - April 2014 Hamilton, Bermuda

Shaw Communications

Corporate Communications (Internal)

Managed and contributed to various internal design and copywriting projects across several business units and offices throughout Canada.
June 2008 - April 2011 Alberta, Canada

Pricewaterhousecoopers

Corporate Communications (External)

Contract position to provide corporate communications (copywriting, graphic design and crisis communications support) for external marketing and global branding initiatives.
June 2007 - June 2008 Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The Calgary Sun

Prepress Layout Artist

Prepress artworking and fill-in Production Manager for major Canadian daily national newspaper.
December 2006 - October 2007 Calgary, Alberta, Canada

AltaGas

Corporate Communications (External)

Coordination of various communications projects including annual and quarterly financial reports, drafting media releases, and assisting with shareholder communications initiatives.
April 2006 - June 2007

Suncor Energy

Corporate Communications (Internal)

Contract copywriter and graphic designer of Suncor's employee newsletters and publications.
April 2005 - April 2006 Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Education

Alberta College Of Art And Design

Extended Studies, Graphic Design

Extended studies in Photoshop, Illustrator and silkscreen printing.
January 2007 - May 2007 Calgary, Alberta, Canada

University Of Calgary

Bachelor of Communications Studies

September 2003 - April 2005 Alberta, Canada

Mount Royal College

Broadcasting

Majored in commercial writing and production.
September 2001 - April 2003 Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Skills

Art Direction, Branding, Copywriting, Creative Cloud, Graphic Design, Illustrator, Indesign, Lithography, Photoshop, Prepress, Typography, WordPress,