Jill Blum

Senior Digital Designer

Baltimore, MD, USA

Work Experience

University Of Maryland Baltimore County

Senior Digital Designer

• Work closely with design, marketing, and communication team members to develop marketing materials for the university.
• Perform hands-on web/digital/interactive design, print, and production work
• Lead efforts on developing a brand template solution
• Assist the director of Creative Services with licensing approvals
• Develop and deliver projects in an accurate and timely manner
• Mentor and develop professional skills of junior designers
• Manage project from request to deliverables
• Create branding for multiple events that include all print, interactive, and web deliverables
• Create thematic memes to help engage users on multiple social media platforms
March 2020 - Maryland, United States

Stanley Black & Decker

Senior Graphic Designer

• Operations management for a global design team of 9, including trafficking, resource management, and personnel management.
• Preparing and pitching designs for internal and external use for 7 globally renowned brands.
• Designing packaging, merchandising, web banners, motion graphics, videos, mobile apps, interactive ebooks, brochures, catalogs, trade show, and environmental graphics.
• Liasing with stakeholders and marketing teams on project requirements.
• Managing video and photo shoots including storyboarding, copywriting, editing, and on-screen graphics.
• Providing support, mentoring colleagues, and developing training materials for a wide range of design processes.
• Involved in the creation and development of new designs and visual concepts for specific audiences and brands.
• Preparing files to print and for archive on both server and web.
• Developing archival processes and server structure for all brands.
• Designing and copywriting ads for trade publications.
• Product and feature naming and logo development.
• Developing launch campaigns for in new and existing brands.
• Art direction and production management for trade shows and events.
• Developing cross-platform accessible interactive materials.
February 2005 - February 2020 Maryland, United States

Caffeine

Creative Catalyst/Co-founder

- Design: We specialize in print media, illustration, motion graphics, video, copy-writing, web design, mobile web, and logo design.

- Consultant: We work one-on-one to help define your challenges, determine what your needs are, and create a roadmap for you to reach your goals.

- Workshop: Training sessions in software, crafting, design, production, etc. are available.
September 2010 - Maryland, United States

Alter Communications

Graphic Designer

• Layout of multi-page advertising section (14-24 pages) in weekly publication using Quark 6 and preparing for press in both hard copy and postscript formats
• Designing all ads in advertising section, as well as additional ads for the rest of the paper
• Annual layout and design of 260 page directory
• Traffic management of advertising design for high-end bi-monthly magazine and designing ads for the same magazine. Responsible for ad design, placement of ads
• Pre-flight and file prep for bi-monthly special section for the weekly magazine
• All in-house and out-sourced internal sales sheets, business cards and envelopes
June 2003 - February 2005 Maryland, United States

Kinko's

Assistant Manager of Technology/Desktop Publishing

• Managed all commercial accounts for a branch that makes over 1.2 Million dollars yearly
- Raised commercial accounts by 1 Million dollars annually during my tenure
• Training all co-workers in customer service and software
• Provide in-store customer service for both commercial and walk-in customers
• Quoting and bidding on jobs
• Aid customers on self-serve computers to navigate programs
• Production using a variety of copiers, using machines such as velo binders, laminators, tape binders, foam core mounters
• Creating over 40 desktop publishing orders per week, outputting to a variety of output devices
• Maintaining, reformatting and reinstalling over 12 computers, both PC and MAC
• Assisting customers on both platforms in the self-serve computer area, troubleshooting all technology in the branch
• Customer service, cashier, and customer assistance.
January 2000 - June 2003 Maryland, United States

Education

University Of Baltimore

M.A. in Design

I began the MA program concurrently with my undergraduate studies, and continued part-time, amassing over 130 credit hours.
September 2008 - June 2017 Maryland, United States

University Of Baltimore

B.S. in Corporate Communications

July 2007 Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Awards

Graphic Design USA

American Package Design Award

2007

Skills

Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Express, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop,