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Jerome Calleja

Art Director

Long Beach, CA, USA
I started with Crayola Crayons on drywall in 1971. Pencil on desktops and notebooks were the path of my artistic progression, eventually leading to a BFA in Graphic Design. I have a deep appreciation for clean and bold design that effectively connect with its target audience. I love design because it is evident in our every day lives yet it never gets old. Thanks to my children the Crayola Crayons brand continues to make its mark in our home today.

Work Experience

Jerome Calleja Design

Creative Director/Owner

Jerome Calleja Graphic Design + Branding is based in Long Beach, California. Primarily focused on brand identity, brand development, print collateral, marketing materials, product packaging and digital illustration. The goal is to help elevate the potential of clients and employers through clear communication, strategic branding and impressive design.
February 2009 - Present Long Beach, California, United States

Marshall Advertising & Design

Art Director (freelance)

Helped with designing a small number of print projects and banner ads for GT Radial & Yamaha Motorcycles.
February 2014 - February 2014 Costa Mesa, California, United States

Lakeshore Learning Materials

Production Designer (freelance)

Built and preflighted digital files for print. Followed strict branding and production guidelines.
- September 2013 Carson, California, United States

Marshall Advertising & Design

Art Director (freelance)

Freelance Art Director primarily for the Cox Communications account. Worked on various mailer advertisement campaigns, banner ads, print brochures. Other accounts I worked on were Yamaha Motorcycles and Toll Roads.
March 2010 - September 2010 Costa Mesa, California, United States

JDA, Inc.

Art Director

My first job as a professional graphic designer. Promoted to Art Director after a year. Responsibilities and duties included digital file production, graphic design/art direction for print and web from concept to completion, art direct and lead team of designers and production artist, art direction and talent casting for photo shoots and attend press checks.
May 1997 - February 2009 Long Beach, California, United States

Education

California State University, Long Beach

BFA - Visual Communication

2 year intensive program, focusing on graphic design, advertising, typography and early multimedia. Acceptance upon portfolio review.
September 1991 - June 1996 Long Beach, California, United States

Awards

Print Magazine

2nd place, Creative + Commerce competition, Identity issue, October 2011, EarBudeez earbud packaging, Audiovox accessories, Art Direction

2011

Skills

Adobe InDesign CC, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop CC, Digital Illustration, Illustration, Microsoft Office, Quark Xpress,