About

JEFFREY C. SINNING
GRAPHIC DESIGN, ILLUSTRATION, DIGITAL MEDIA

OBJECTIVE
To acquire a full-time position where I can utilize both my skill and experience as a highly effective creative member of an innovative, energetic team and company to deliver significant financial results.

PROFILE
Creative professional with over 12 years of experience that demonstrates strong design, production and layout ability. Comfortable handling multiple projects from concept to completion while meeting tight deadlines. A problem solver who works well as a team member or independent contributor. Strong client service, sales, communication, phone, problem solving and teamwork skills. Comfortable with able to effectively communicate with all levels of company, from ground floor employees to C-level executives.

SKILLS

  • Responsible for design implementation and development of projects in both web and print mediums.
  • Web/interactive design including business, educational and artistic websites, animated banners, banner ads, sales demos, development of web based graphics, website updates and redesign.
  • Proficient with both Apple Macintosh and PC platform design programs; Acrobat Professional 9.0, Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe In-Design CC, Adobe PageMaker 7, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Effects CC, Dreamweaver CC, Macromedia Freehand 10, Flash CS6, Cinema 4D, QuarkXPress 9, Final Cut, Sound Studio, Microsoft Word and many others.
  • Proficient with print and illustration design and production projects including; murals, children’s books, story board based illustration, greeting cards (standard and digital), political and mainstream cartoons, character creation, portraits, photo manipulation and enhancement, corporate and school branding, logo creation/development, brochures, posters, t-shirts, business cards, letterhead, coupons, photo montage and more.   Standard media talent includes pencil graphite, pencil color, pen & ink, pastels, charcoal, acrylic paints, watercolor paint, oil paint, screen print and photography.
  • Instructor and teacher to various age groups of school children. Developed lesson plans, projects and led students through exposure of illustration and design. Reviewed results, mentored and encouraged development of their ideas through completion.

EDUCATION
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, Grand Rapids, MI
BFA, Illustration / Minor: Digital Media; May 2004

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Bad Day Industries         2016 – Current
Freelance Graphic and Web Designer

Created business identity and marketing concepts.

Design logo and promotion ads.

  • Design and update website to promote update on info.
  • Design business cards, brochures, fliers and other collateral.

 

The Mitten State          2016 – 2017
Artist / Designer / Head of Costumer Services

Following a year of freelance, I was offered a full-time position to design t-shirts for ‘all things’ Michigan. My exclusive designs enabled the company to secure business partnerships with the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons, University of Michigan, Michigan State and other Michigan institutions. I also provided the design work for email and social media marketing and had the responsibility for product photography of all merchandise. When the company downsized, I stepped up to lead the customer service department, including providing superior customer service via phone and email communications.

 

The Mitten State         2015 – 2016
Freelance Artist

Created numerous Michigan based designs and themes including a tribute to Gordie Howe and a large portfolio of numerous Michigan summer themes.

 

Eddy Graphic Design         2010 – 2016
Graphic Illustrator

Responsibilities included designing for print, video, web and successfully managing timelines for each project. Lead the design team, working with our clients and sales people on their design needs and ideas. Tapped by the executives of the company to partner with them and lead the internal design jobs for Kellogg, Perrigo and other clients.

  • Designed layouts for coupons, ads, banner and other print media.
  • Developed websites that are compatible to work with all types of browsers.
  • Worked in HTML 5, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Skilled with film work including cutting and editing to be compatible with various web viewing, training videos, commercials and television.
  • Created Illustration in 2D and 3D for animations.
  • Traveled to numerous offsite/out of state locations for photography, meeting/training video development and event filming.

 

Marc Libants          2009 – 2010
Campaign Artist

Staff artist and promotion coordinator for the campaign of Michigan House of Representative candidate, Marc Libants. Responsible for layout and design of all printed and non-printed material including; signs, mailers, posters, web banners, and invitations. Created and developed the artwork for promotional products including pens, magnets and buttons.

 

Jonny Logo Marketing Solutions             2007 – 2010
Art Director

Responsibilities included; acquiring new corporate accounts, managing multiple print and design projects from sales/inception to print completion. Instrumental in generating a 30% increase in revenue from custom designed jobs versus template orders.

  • Designed client logos to fit on a variety of promotional products and apparel.
  • Develop identities for business; logo’s, business cards, mailers, employee apparel, etc.
  • Developed and built layouts for company websites and provided clients with search ability and ranking information and strategy.
  • Created, designed and layout of catalogs, postcards, brochures, signs, booklets and posters.
  • Interviewed potential customers to determine logo and design idea’s incorporating their ideas and utilize my talent and experience to finalize a desirable outcome, generating revenue.
  • Utilize PMS and thread books to ensure the correct colors are incorporated into designs.
  • Guiding the client to choose the most effective promotional products for their needs.
  • Extensive teamwork and communication with internal/external business managers and artists for collaboration, brain-storming, problem solving and design ideas.
  • Worked closely with the production team to insure smooth, timely and efficient completion of customer’s projects.

 

Demski Creations            2005 – 2009
Freelance Graphic Design

Created and developed a business identity, including movie graphics.

  • Designed movie posters and movie graphics.
  • Continually re-created, designed and updated the website to promote and sell art.
  • Designed business cards, brochures, fliers and other collateral.

 

KeRa, LLC             2006 – 2008
Freelance Graphic Design  

Created a business identity, logos, color and theme consistency with all print and media advertising. Design website and update as required.

  • Created fun and impactful ad campaigns for web and print.
  • Designed a fun and full active flash website.
  • Create versions of logo to use on interior walls, brochures, media advertisements, newspapers, indoor and outdoor signage.

 

Royal Arc            2005
Freelance Graphic Design

Designed website and updated as required.

  • Designed a fun and full active flash website.

 

Numerous Contract and Freelance Projects and Jobs, immediately upon graduation.

 

AFFILIATIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS
2001 Society of Illustration; 1998 Eagle Scout Badge
Comic Con International Participant