Jennifer Scott

Graphic Designer • Visual Storyteller

East Lansing, MI, USA
I am a graphic designer, illustrator, and visual storyteller working professionally for over fifteen years. Creativity and exploration are what drive me as an artist while organization and attention to detail allow me to succeed as a designer.

Work Experience

City Of East Lansing

Graphic Designer

• Primary responsibility to provide graphic and branding support for city departments, events, and programs
• Lead designer for all visual city communications and publications via print and web,  working directly with department managers
February 2017 - Present East Lansing, Michigan, United States

Freelance

Graphic Designer/Illustrator

Client: Medical Advantage Group – Deisgn and layout of presentations and web pages
Client: Liquid Web – Storyboarding and illustration for whiteboard video
Client: Michigan Council for Maternal & Child Health – Design and layout of infographic series
Client: Gongwer Web Services – Design and layout of promotional mailer
Client: Lansing Mayor’s Office, Capital Area Michigan Works – Storyboarding and illustrations for a promotional whiteboard video
May 2016 - Michigan, United States

American Cancer Society

Contract Graphic Designer

Design and layout of event materials for print and web, design and layout of PowerPoint decks and presentation materials
July 2015 - May 2016 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

American Cancer Society

Senior Graphic Designer / Brand Manager

• Primary responsibility to manage and protect the national organization’s brand assets for Relay For Life, Bark For Life, Relay Recess, and Relay Field Day
• Lead designer for Relay For Life branded promotional, incentive, and training
presentation materials
• Responsible for providing design strategy and direction for RFL nationwide promotional and incentive programs
• Partnering with division and national staff to support the build out of national programs and communication strategies
• Working as the organization’s liaison with the nationally approved vendors to ensure proper branding and messaging
April 2007 - March 2014 Georgia, United States

American Cancer Society - Great Lakes Division

Creative Services Manager

• Managed a team that serviced the marketing and creative needs for a two-state division
• Lead designer for all division materials
• Responsible for protecting the national identity and brand at the local level
• Provided art direction for major fundraising campaigns
• Built an online site to house and distribute hundreds of branded materials
April 2004 - April 2007 East Lansing, Michigan, United States

Portland Printing

Graphic Designer

• Responsible for the design and layout of travel magazines and advertising
September 2003 - April 2004 Portland, Michigan, United States

Hills Communities

Graphic Designer

• Primary responsibility to layout and design the print and web advertising for the company’s rental properties
• Worked closely with the Marketing Director on advertising campaigns from conception to completion
May 2001 - July 2003 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Education

University Of Northern Kentucky

Bachelor of Arts - Graphic Design

May 1999 - December 2000 Highland Heights, Kentucky, United States

Samford University

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and Fine Art

September 1995 - May 1998 Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Skills

Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Keynote, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Illustrator, Blogger, Facebook, HTML, Powerpoint, Twitter, WordPress,

Cover Letter

My passion as a creative lies in the art of the story and I love taking raw data and abstract information, or just sitting down with a client and digging deep to find and then weave together the story they have to tell. Whether it is with imagery, words, or both, I am a story-teller at heart.

I have over fifteen years of professional experience in graphic design with a background in print, event, presentation, and digital design. Having served as a senior graphic designer and brand manager, I am skilled at managing my time and multiple projects. Working in-house, I have had the good fortune of working with a variety of design and presentation software as well as having a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Working in this industry for many years, I am very used to tight deadlines, collaborating with managers and directors, and staying within a budget to deliver a polished, final product. As a head designer and department leader, I’ve had experience working with outside vendors and contractors as well as supervising internal staff. I am always eager to learn new skills and grow as a designer.