Jenny Addison

Graphic Designer

Chicago, IL, USA
Multifaceted professional with a diverse background in graphic design, social media management and expert in detailed business administration processes, seeking to utilize a distinguished skill set to achieve growth and contribute to the success of an organization.

Work Experience

Concerts For Kids

Manager

• Managse a detailed and complex production of a 10-month series of all-ages concerts yearly.
• Branded and maintained the Concerts for Kids brand across all platforms. Created logos, flyers, posters, social posts and all designed collateral for distribution in print and digital.
• A knack for successfully booking event-appropriate bands and promoting the shows using effective strategies.
• Extend the usage of all social media to spread publicity including a weekly email newsletter.
• Coordinated and executed multiple Concerts for Kids seasonal festivals each year with bands and various vendors.
• Instrumental to the coordination of family entertainment and stages for Green Music Fest, West Fest, and Do Division street festivals.
January 2011 - Chicago, Illinois, United States

DeSoto & State

Social Media Management

• Skilled in content generation and management while working with client’s personal assets.
• Adept in brand message projecting and the voice of the organization through social media strategies.
• Manage contests and giveaways in order to promote the organization and keep it in the forefront of the community, peaking the interest of the public.
• Responsible for managing and tracking insights and analytics as well as detailed ad campaigns.
• Advocate for organic interaction with followers, respond quickly to inquiries and high-level management of all social media profiles.
June 2018 - January 2019

Lock And Key Press

Freelace Contractor

Notable works include identity creation and promotional materials for Chicago Bike Polo Association; identity and branding for St. Louis Artisans and Trades Haus (inception pending). Other clients include: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Visual Communications Department; Four Star Courier Collective (Chicago); Youth Services Project (Chicago); Northwestern Connecticut Community College; Jessi T. Walsh (independent Artist); Tulsa Hub, Non-profit bike kitchen (Tulsa OK); Blue City Cycles (Chicago); (Salary varied. Base Rate of $45/hour)
2000 - Chicago, United States

Jane Hamley Wells

Designer/IT

Print catalog design and maintenance, online catalog maintenance, web site maintenance, some IT responsibilities, image procurement and purchasing, monthly graphic emails for company advertisement and other duties as assigned.
August 2010 - Chicago, Illinois, United States

A. W. Meers, Job Printer/Collector

Printing Equipment Sales Representative

Independently created position. Current arrangement is commission based upon sales of antique printing equipment. Work entails extensive research, cataloging and organizing the collection of printing equipment, creating and placing advertisements, participating in Printer's Fairs and conventions for exposure and information gathering, contacting potential leads for sales, price negotiation as well as acting as a daily "Helper" for Mr. Meers, who is elderly and infirm. (Salary: 33% Commission on sales plus bonuses.)
2007 - August 2010 Illinois, United States

Firecracker Press

Instructor

Created syllabi and wrote curriculum for three separate classes: Letterpress Techniques one-day workshop, Digital Letterpress 4-week course, and Letterpress Fundamentals 5 week course. Responsible for maintenance of the shop and equipment during class times, teaching safety guidelines and procedures. (Salary depended upon enrollment in classes, averaged about $60/hr.)
June 2008 - June 2009 St Louis, Missouri, United States

Emond Photography Studio

Photo Retoucher

Retouched digital and scanned photos using Photoshop. Filed, organized and labeled prints, negatives and contact sheets. Assisted in lighting and studio set up. Performed general administrative duties. (Salary $15/hr plus incentives)
2000 - 2001 New Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Giordano SIgns And Graphics

Lead Designer

Lead Designer. Responsible for design, layout and production of signage including banners, window lettering and displays, vehicle lettering, trade show displays and more. Acquired and practiced gold leafing techniques, adhesive vinyl application, thermal spot and CMYK printing. Worked directly with clients to produce highly effective products within their budgets and personal preferences. Also performed light office work. Frequently managed shop independently for full days. (Salary started at $9/hr with raises to $14/hr)
1998 - 2001 Torrington, Connecticut, United States

Foothills Trader (JRC)

Production Artist

Design and Layout of materials for ad-based publication. Created advertisements, flyers, filler material; proofread and edited copy for new and updated ads in digital files and paste boards. Some administrative duties such as setting appointments for Sales Representatives, faxing and correcting proofs, and filing. Frequently managed entire production floor. (Salary Part-time started at $8/hr with raises to $9/hr.)
1998 - 2000 Torrington, Connecticut, United States

Education

The School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago

Bachelor of Fine Arts with focus on Visual Communication, Art and Technology

Studied art, design, and printmaking with a focus on technologies emerging and obsolete.
August 2001 - May 2006 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Northwestern Connecticut Community Technical College

Associate of Fine Art; Associate of Visual Communication

Studied graphic communications and printing, design and typography.
August 1998 - June 2001

Languages

English (Fluent),

Skills

Asana, Canva, Design, HootSuite, Illustrator, Indesign, Later, Meistertask, Photoshop, Social Media, Trello,

Skills

•Professional Communicator/Collaborator •Proficient,