Jon Allen

Senior Graphic Designer

Tallmadge, OH, USA
Creative and self-motivated multidisciplinary designer with 20+ years of professional experience, which overlaps with direct work with freelance clients.

With a background in Fine Arts, Jon has a strong ability to conceptualize ideas into solutions as proven through various print and digital projects.

Work Experience

Kent Displays, Inc.

Digital Designer

Under the direction of the VP of Marketing & Product Strategy, I create a variety of visual assets that span marketing channels: from paid digital ads, organic social content, retail packaging, point-of-purchase displays and merchandisers, as well as print, video advertising and communications. Well-versed in delivering artwork at every stage of development — from concept to finished production-ready artwork.
January 2024 - Kent, Ohio, United States

Kiwi Creative

Senior Graphic Designer

Senior Graphic Designer, working under a Managing Director in an agency environment. Responsible for creating visually appealing and highly-impactful designs for clients in the software and tech industry. A passion for digital, print and branding projects, being equal parts creative and attentive to details.
April 2022 - January 2024 Strongsville, Ohio, United States

Carter Lumber

Senior Graphic Designer

Senior Graphic Designer, working under a Marketing Manager. 
Responsible for a range of projects both print and digital. Strong ability to conceptualize ideas into solutions as proven through various assignments ranging from print media for local home shows to websites and email campaigns.
May 2009 - April 2022 Kent, Ohio, United States

StrategyONE, Inc

Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer, working under a Creative Director in an agency environment. Producing engaging design solutions, from print collateral to website projects for local clients.
June 2007 - April 2009 Canton, Ohio, United States

Crowl Marketing

Junior Graphic Designer

Junior Graphic Designer, working under a Creative Director in an agency environment. Participated in various design projects from concept to completion. Listening to feedback to hone skills and improve design.
June 2005 - April 2006 North Canton, Ohio, United States

Education

Kent State University

Bachelor of Arts

I earned my Bachelors of Arts degree in Printmaking and Painting from Kent State University in December of 2005, along with an assortment of awards and accolades that look good on a resume. I spent the next years fine-tuning the skills necessary to produce my current media environment.
August 2000 - May 2005 Ohio, United States

Skills

Brand Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Merch Design, Print Collateral, User Interface Design,

Website Platforms

DotCMS
HubSpot
Magento
Shopify
Squarespace
Wordpress

Software

Adobe Creative Cloud
Affinity by Serif
DaVinci Resolve
Figma
Google Workspace
Microsoft 365

Product Management

Active Collab
Basecamp
FigJam
Notion
Slack
Trello