— Creative Director & Graphic Designer

Hello I’m Jonathon a Graphic Designer with over 7 years experience designing custom logos, typefaces, packaging designs, trade show booths, page layouts, web development & design, product photography, and photo editing for startup and mid-sized businesses in the for-profit and non-profit sectors.

Core competencies include Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, DSLR photography, Photo retouching and editing, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Creative Cloud suite, CMS (WordPress, Wix, Shopify, Volusion), HTML, CSS, PHP, Responsive Design, Google Analytics.

EXPERIENCE

Creative Director, Kimmie Candy – Reno, NV, December 2016-Present.

Responsible for the Creative Direction of all product design, new product development, packaging, trade show design, marketing materials- including presentations, B2C and B2B websites, and social media as well as managing and assisting in our IT support. I work closely with vendors and clients to see projects from initiation to completion.

Notable accomplishments are:

  • Design and implemented a new eCommerce solution, combining 2 outdated eCommerce sites; generating an increase of more than 25% of eCommerce sales, streamlining the ordering process and reducing the average internal hands-on time from 30 minutes to less than 5 minutes.
  • Launched over 9 new products with fully developed branding and packaging lines. Being the first printed packaging lines in over 10 years, we were able to reduce labor costs by 40%.
  • Developed Training Sessions for various softwares & platforms, including Shopify, ACT! CRM, ShippingEasy, Volusion, MailChimp, and more.
  • Reduced vendor IT costs by taking on the responsibility of managing and assisting in our IT support and being the liaison between Kimmie Candy and our IT Vendor.

Lead Graphic Designer, Kimmie Candy – Reno, NV, September 2013-December 2016.

Responsibilities: Creating marketing material, maintaining eCommerce websites, assisted in trade show booth design, creation and implementation of new product labels and packaging, assisted in IT support.

Notable accomplishments are:

  • Redesigned the company website that was modern and more user friendly and allowed for more efficient updating.
  • Designing product labels according to company standards.

Freelance Graphic Designer, Jan 2013-Present.

Client List: Black Label Detailing, Murphy Tattoo Removal, Aiden’s Gift, Battle of the Rattle, Entrepreneurs Assembly, Paradise Sushi & more.

  • Successfully designed, developed, and launched a website to convert prospects to customers by utilizing WordPress and integrating Square payment processing.
  • Developed business collateral including catalogs, brochures, posters, advertisements, and web assets.
  • Prepared and sent final artwork to vendors to produce .

EDUCATION

AAS – Graphic Communications, Truckee Meadows Community College, 2015.

  • Web Design & Advanced Web Design
  • Computer Illustration
  • Print & Digital Media
  • Dean’s List

Associate of Arts, Truckee Meadows Community College, 2013.

  • Dean’s List

CERTIFICATIONS

Extended Studies – Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno

  • Social Media and Digital Marketing
  • Digital Analytics: Measuring Your Online Efforts
  • Digital Marketing Strategies: Maximizing Your Visibility
  • Social Media Essentials: Building Effective Campaigns