Jeff Heller


Princeton, NJ, USA
I am a technology geek who enjoys innovation when it intersects the humanities with the liberal arts. I am trained in my passion of graphic design. Applying thoughtful visual choices as a way to problem solve communication issues is the essence of what has always drawn me to design. I have built a wealth of knowledge of computer software and hardware for design, project organization, database management and programming languages for a plethora of projects. I relish the opportunity to use these skills in conjunction with my education in my future endeavors. My greatest success is the ability to translate my expertise into mentoring others to develop their own knowledge base. Hire the geek!

Work Experience



Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Apple Inc. - Retail


Responsible for educating and training members of the Apple Store’s One-to-One service, which provides one-on-one and group training on Apple computers, consumer and professional applications, and multimedia industry basics. Trainer and mentor for Apple’s Joint Venture program, preparing, teaching, and outfitting businesses with their technology needs. Working closely with management on projects that require critical, logical thinking to produce print, web and video communication on new store processes, initiatives, and events. Created and currently maintaining a FileMaker database used for sustaining accountability with accurate and timely in-store communications. Providing mentorship to the internal customer and leading by example with new processes and initiatives. Preparation for and facilitating during CORE training, the two week on-boarding training program for all new employees. Organizing, scheduling, and mentoring for Apple Retail’s successful Camp, held annually.
May 2006 - August 2014 New Jersey, United States

Otakorp Inc.

Design Department Head

Lead graphic designer and supervisor of the design department for the not-for-profit corporation. Managing a team of six designers, working on all design-related projects for Otakorp’s annual Otakon Convention with over 35,000 attendees every year, including production of all publications, badges, and signage. Communicating with the organization president and convention chairman to craft a design fitting the complex logistics of the convention which would ultimately lead to improved security features, navigation of the convention center, and line management. Under my leadership, the design department created and currently maintains the brand identity for the company. Interacted with existing SQL databases to provide information of scheduled programming for printed publications and web-based schedule systems. Provided content management and acted as liaison for the Guidebook app, a mobile app used by Otakon for displaying all convention publications and information in digital form for attendees.
January 2008 - April 2013 Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Princeton University

Data & Project Coordinator

Create a relational database from the ground up, customized for the administrative use of the Department of East Asian Studies. Design an intuitive interface for the database with logical structure, allowing quick access to filtering, sorting, importing and in-house reporting on various forms of confidential data related to the department on both desktop and mobile platforms. Fulfill requests from faculty and administration to provide reports including specified data sets. Produce a secure environment for financial data to be processed and reported to the department manager. Prepare charts and graphs for use in annual reports and faculty meetings. Delicately handle confidential information maintained by the graduate and undergraduate administrators as well as sensitive materials for the department manager and chair.
September 2014 - Present Princeton, New Jersey, United States


School Of Visual Arts (SVA)

Bachelor of Fine Arts

September 2000 - May 2004 New York, New York, United States


English (Native),


Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Apple Final Cut Studio, DVD Studio Pro, Graphic Design, Keynote, Motion Graphics, Typography, Web Design, Filemaker Pro,