PROFILE: Experienced Graphic Designer, Art and Photo Art Director and Production Artist
Skillful and driven graphic design professional with prowess in most aspects of high-end media, both for print and
online. Highly skilled in collaborating with both internal team members and outside clients to attain design objectives.
Creative, detail oriented, passionate, self-motivated, flexible, with a strong work ethic and high standards.
Brent A. Jones Design, San Francisco | Graphic Designer / Principal | 1983 to Current
Established and developed successful graphic design firm; managing all aspects of a small business.
Expertise in client acquisition, estimating, account and project management, art buying, creative, and art and photo art direction, graphic design and production.
Broad background in producing targeted high-level advertising, branding, corporate identity systems, corporate collateral, direct marketing, some packaging and P.O.S, photo and video art direction, and offline and online production, including social media assets for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, for clients in such diverse fields as architecture, consumer goods, fashion, education, entertainment, fine arts, food, health care, insurance, interiors, law, marketing, museums, music, performing arts, publishing and technology.
McCann/SF, San Francisco | Senior Designer / Art Director | 8/99 to 3/01
Generated successful brand identity, brand positioning, catalog, collateral, P.O.S. and video material for Hunter Douglas account; helping launch new products and sub-brand, extending clients’ brand into collateral, advertising and non-advertising media.
Scouted locations, determining styles, selecting talent, art directing studio and location photo and video shoots
Closely sustained project through post-production stages and supervised assigned creative and production teams responsible for the day-to-day activity of account; securing a positive end result.
Managed a variety of special assignments for choice accounts such as California Table Grape Council, Duty Free Shops, Microsoft and SuperCuts; creating branding, advertising and print collateral; ensuring a high standard of creative excellence.
Assisted in redefining the culture of the agency during a transition phase by directing the creative and bringing redefinition to life through printed in-house materials; a project which was lauded by the Chairman.
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco | Graphic Design Manager | 1/89 to 5/90
Hired on a one year contract to cover for the design director on maternity leave, I oversaw design department which included supervision, client interaction, design and production coordination from conception through finals of design materials for varying departments of the institution.
Collaborated with both in-house and outside clients, designers and vendors to attain beneficial results.
Designed and implemented exhibit and sales materials, invitations, collateral and displays for temporary and permanent exhibits and numerous “Academy Ball” fundraising packages that were well received by the Academy and their patrons.
EDUCATION: | Academy of Art University | San Francisco
Graphic Design Program
Included advanced courses in branding, packaging, typography and collateral design.