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Jennifer Kievit

Graphic Designer

Boulder, CO, USA
"Jennifer is an incredible asset to the realm of professional arts as well as marketing - working immediately alongside her truly made me appreciate just how critical the possession of unrestrained creativity combined with a proactive drive is to any successful business. She knows how to precisely hone her skills in order to custom cater to any set of needs and traits -- for example, seamlessly morphing her creative style from edgy and unique to rustic and traditional-- but in the end, it's her immaculate organization, unwavering focus, and steadfast dedication that ensures that the execution of her projects are outstanding." - A. Young, General Dentistry Resident at Woodhull Medical Center

"Jennifer is an absolute pleasure to work with! The two of us were involved in working together on a variety of marketing materials for the grand opening of a Whole Foods Market store. These projects are often complex and typically come with tight deadlines. To get it all done well and on time, you have to be a detail-oriented multitasker, a team player and a great communicator. Jennifer is all of these and more, and I’m always happy to be working with her on any project." - Independent Copy Editor

"Jen's work as an artist is unsurpassed. As a colleague and mentor, she inspired everyone around her to the highest level of integrity. She is a fantastic part of any team that is looking for someone who is clear, straightforward and committed to the best outcome with available resources. I can't wait for the opportunity to work with her again in the future." - V.P. Boyle Chief Operating Officer at Relativity School

"Jen has been so amazing to work with, and our whole team feels incredibly lucky to have connected with her. She has managed to create her own fresh spin on our brand, while still keeping it aligned with our previously established "look and feel." So often I go to her with a very basic or rough idea and she quickly delivers a graphic that so often surpasses my original aesthetic expectations and hopes. She's enthusiastic and fun and her work is a reflection of that." - Brad's Raw Foods
Work Experience
Roswell, GA, USA
Apr 2012Present
Owner/Designer
ODGI is a Graphic Design studio specializing in print media. Our focus is mainly retail package design and rehabilitating a brand's identity through print media.

What does ODGI stand for? One Darn Good Idea. (I know, kinda corny) but it's true, usually the best ideas are rejected right away—only to find ourselves, after coming full circle, back to where we began, with some form of the original idea being the winner. It's also a play on counter thinking. Is it really a good idea or is the opposite of that idea the better idea?

Please visit http://odgi-studio.com for client testimonials
Roswell, GA, USA
Dec 2012Present
Owner/Designer
Made For You® is a USA based, small, woman owned and run business that I created out of a passion for design and functionality. I offer original designs, handmade by myself, on an item to item basis. I make stuff with my hands to share with those who see the world like I do: full of art, inspiration and raw beauty. Handmade art and goods, made for you in roswell, ga.
NJ, USA
Sep 2006Apr 2012
Store Graphic Artist
Maintained all in-store signage, both computer generated and hand drawn chalkboards. Utilized company Brand Standards to create eye-catching, unique, graphics. Developed creative ways to use recycled materials as marketing and advertising pieces. Extra projects included print ads, special event signage and print media. Printed training materials for Team Member education and larger scale design projects for Regional Art Director as called upon. Assisted in new store openings at Regional level as well as store level with graphic design, store signage and training of new store graphic artists.
New York, NY, USA
19932006
Broadway Local One IATSE Stagehand
Broadway Stagehand job included Electrical Department Follow Spot Operator, Property Master, Electrician, Spot Light Operator for Broadway Productions of: Cats, Radio City Music Hall, City Center, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Christmas Carol, Dracula The Musical, Mamma Mia, Ring of Fire, Spamalot, and more.
Bronx, NY, USA
Oct 20002002
United Scenic Artists Local 829 Industrial Shop Person
Maintained all aspects of the paint shop. Maintain all specialty paint equipment ranging from paint brushes and spray guns to prep area and paint inventory. Maintained intricate relationships with all other departments in scenery shop.
Bronx, NY, USA
19982000
Art Department Coordinator
Assistant to the Art Department Director as well as liaison between project managers, designers and scenic painters. Maintained all project files from creation to completion of job. Maintained paint shop inventory, ordering of materials, and payroll.
New York, NY, USA
20052006
Assistant Projection Designer
Assistant Projection Designer (digital scenery) on Lennon the Musical and Ring of Fire for Broadway. Create all story boards from concept to execution. Document and archive all show materials, media and movies for future reference. Design digital set pieces from photoshop files, render video and after effects for use on LED screen.
Education
Boston, MA, USA
Sep 1993May 1996
Lesley University - The Art Institute of Boston
Undergrad student major in fine art painting
Montclair, NJ, USA
Sep 1996Aug 1998
Montclair State University
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting
Degree received, BA fine arts, painting
Jersey City, NJ, USA
Sep 1998Jan 1999
Studio School of Stage Design
Scenic Painting Classes
Atlanta, GA, USA
SepPresent
Masters of Art Graphic Design
Currently pursuing MA in Graphic Design
Skills
 
Acrylic, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Chalkboard Art, Color Theory, Digital Photography, Hand Illustration, Hand Lettering, Handmade Leather Accessories, Jewelry Craft, Leather Craft, Nikon D7000, Oil Painting, Product Photography, Social Media, Woodworking
Professional Affiliations
AIGA Colorado Chapter
Freelancers Union
United Scenic Artists Local 829 I.A.T.S.E.
New York City Broadway Stagehands Local One I.A.T.S.E.