Jennifer Minning Grimes

Nektar Design

Cleveland, OH, USA
Nektar Design helps business owners and marketing professionals attract customers with emotionally engaging graphic design based on sound strategic planning. Specialties include:

- Brand Development
- Corporate & Employee Communications
- Product / Service Roll-Outs

Work Experience

Néktar Design

Owner, Creative Director

Nektar Design is a full-service graphic design studio that specializes in creating innovative, results-generating marketing materials based on sound strategic thinking. Our goal is to provide the highest caliber creative services to our clients at a fair and competitive price — without compromising our rigorous standards of quality.
January 2007 - Present Cleveland, Ohio, United States

The Arras Group

Senior Art Director

• Created brand identity, consumer and trade advertising and collateral for ShowHouse by Moen that lead to rapid sell-in of product line that exceeded client’s projected time line

• Conducted world-wide interviews of best-in-class customer relationship marketers for P&G; created comprehensive training videos and manual that was touted by the client and conference attendees as a “masterpiece”

• Awarded silver Tower Award from Cleveland Business Marketing Association for greeting card design
October 2002 - January 2007 Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Washington Hospital Center

Senior Graphic Designer

• Directed re-branding initiative for the Hospital Center’s print collateral and on-line presence that resulted in cohesive messaging and style guidelines for all marketing materials

• Implemented digital asset management system that increased productivity of in-house designer staff

• Awarded Crystal Award of Distinction from The Communicator Awards for excellent newsletter design
August 2001 - October 2002 District of Columbia, United States

The Arras Group

Art Director

• Contributed to a 225% increase in key client billing through consistent on-target creative solutions

• Created brand identity, packaging and merchandising for Moen pull-out faucets that realized increased in-run product placement at
key retailers

• Awarded Judges Choice Award, gold, silver, and seven bronze Tower Awards from Cleveland Business Marketing Association for sales support materials, product collateral and direct mail

• Awarded Gold Excellence Award from Wausau Papers for Arras Group corporate identity system
June 1997 - May 2001 Cleveland, Ohio, United States


Miami University

BFA, Graphic Design & Photography

Summa Cum Laude
1992 - Oxford, Ohio, United States


Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Audition, Adobe Captivate, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, ZMag Publicator,