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Jess Kemp

Design Director

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Work Experience

High Lantern

Design Director

March 2015 - Present Los Angeles, California, United States

BLITZ

Art Director

January 2013 - March 2015 Santa Monica, California, United States

Hypothesis Group

Lead Designer

Responsibilities include: Working with clients to produce designs that reflect their internal brand needs. Translating market research findings into digital and sometimes print deliverables for clients such as Starbucks, Logitech, Pixar, Mattel, Fisher-Price, & Disney. Maintaining and evolving Hypothesis' own brand and web presence.
April 2012 - January 2013 Los Angeles, California, United States

Biola University

Art Director

Responsibilities included: Managing a staff of designers and interns. Working closely with clients, project manager and job trafficker. Jobs ranged from fully integrated web, interactive & print campaigns, to way-finding, retail restructure and branding consistency maintenance and guidelines.
January 2007 - March 2012 La Mirada, California, United States

The Collectiv

Art Director, Art Director Women's Fashion

Managed mainly the relationship between clients and studio staff. Worked closely with many fashion brands to generate on-brand designs and in many cases full brand and identity re-designs. Oversaw a small team in textile, print and web.
August 2005 - December 2006 Irvine, California, United States

Jovovich Hawk

Freelance Textile and Branding Designer (via The Collectiv)

Worked mainly on branding, hang tags, textile design, and web design.
November 2005 - December 2006 Hollywood, California, United States

Diedrich Coffee

Freelance Web Designer (via The Collectiv)

Redesigned the main website. Project halted when the company was sold.
September 2005 - December 2005 Irvine, California, United States

Shink Design Studio

Co-owner, creative

Freelance design studio.
September 2005 - January 2007 Long Beach, California, United States

F. A. Daniels

Graphic Designer

January 2005 - September 2005 Hollywood, California, United States

Education

Biola University

B.S. in Art and Design

August 2000 - December 2004 La Mirada, California, United States

Awards

CASE

Print Periodical Publishing Improvement : Silver, Biola Magazine

2012

CASE

Individual Student Recruitment Publications - Viewbooks and Prospectuses : Gold

2012

CASE

Periodical Special Issues: Gold, Biola Magazine 25th Anniversary Issue

2012

CASE

Excellence in Design : Silver (Viewbook)

2012

Webby Awards

Webby Award - Official Honoree

2011

Awwwards: Website Awards

Site of the Day

2011

CASE

Silver Medal - Sub Website

2011

Donald Hoffman

Hoffman Awards

2010

Webby Awards

Webby Award - Official Honoree

2008

CASE

Gold Medal - Multi-page Publications: Undergraduate Viewbook

2007

Skills

Advertising, Branding, Concept Development, Photo Manipulation, Adobe Creative Suite, Art Direction, Campaign Development, Collateral, Identity, Illustration, Information Graphics, Layout, Print Design, Project Leadership, Team Leadership, Team Management, Typography, UI/UX Design, Visual Communications, Web Design,