Jason Willis

Rochester Hills, MI, USA

Work Experience

Oakland University

Interactive Media Specialist

March 2013 - Present Rochester, Michigan, United States

Grid4 Communications

Graphic Designer

Work with marketing team at a telecommunications and technology company to
promote brand awareness and develop internal and external communications. Created
marketing materials including corporate book, folder package and service overview
brochures. Design advertisements for print publications. Design, write, and develop
monthly HTML newsletter. Work with web team to design and develop new website.
Created brand for 10th anniversary celebration.
February 2010 - March 2013 Troy, Michigan, United States

The Detroit News

Page Designer

Designed features and news pages for the Weekend, Arts & Style, Drive, Your Money, Business and GO! sections using CCI Layout Champ. Worked with section editors, photo editors and graphics editors toward completion of pages on strict nightly deadlines.
September 2011 - April 2012 Detroit, Michigan, United States

The Oakland Post

Design Editor

Responsible for overseeing weekly publication’s layout, graphics and photography for
web and print. Worked with team to redesign newspaper and website to enhance user
experience through design and content choices. Designed page layouts and graphics for single page and multi-page news, sports and features articles. Created cover designs for weekly issues based on chosen topic. Photographed and videotaped events on and off campus. Edit photos and video for specific uses. Created multimedia projects through motion graphics and video editing software.
August 2009 - September 2011 Rochester, Michigan, United States

Work Experience

American Photographers

Graphic Designer & Photo Editor

Designed wedding albums and color corrected digital photographs for wedding, senior, business and family clients. Scheduled and ran meetings with clients to place orders and discuss album design process. Created and maintained system for organizing album and photo libraries. Created advertising and marketing pieces. Videotaped and edited wedding videos.
June 2006 - January 2010 Shelby Township, Michigan, United States


Oakland University

B.A. in New Media and Minor in Graphic Design

September 2006 - Present Rochester, Michigan, United States


Student Society For News Design

1st place Student Designer of the Year


Student Society For News Design

2nd place Redesign of a Newspaper/Magazine



After Effects, Digital Publishing Suite, Dreamweaver, Final Cut Pro, HTML/CSS, Illustrator, Indesign, MAC & PC, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, SLR Photo/video,