What Clients Say
“Jessica is a versatile, cheerful, and highly productive worker who is willing to go the extra mile to get everything right. She has so many talents I can't even begin to describe them, but they include: ace web skills, design skills, and that all around essential, artistic flair.”
- Mary Ellen Polson, Senior Editor, Old House Interiors and Arts & Crafts Homes Magazines
“Jessica is a creative fast worker who was a delight to work with. She created wonderful ads and layouts for our publication, and boy is she fast. I loved working with her and would highly recommend her for a position in the graphic/computer/web design world. She also did some photography for me that was published in our magazines- a fast out of the gate shoot that was so well composed.”
- Rebecca Bernie, Associate Publisher, Homebuyer Publications
What I Can Do
Since 1999, I have been a web & graphic designer creating print collateral, magazine layouts, websites, blogs and banner ads. Enjoying all creative challenges, working directly with my clients, and pushing myself to produce great work that interprets my clients' vision. I’ve developed identities, logos, brochures, direct mail pieces, print ads, catalogs, websites, and other marketing materials for a range of individuals and organizations.
As a multi-disciplinary designer my work encompasses not simply Web & Graphics, but Integrated Communications, Advertising, Events, Film & Production, Publishing, and Photography. Navigating these creative fields I aim to help my clients better understand and utilize a variety of technology and influencing factors that they could potentially pursue for their project.
Having this vast skill set grouped with hands on experience I hope to engage my clients’ vision with creative, smart concepts and excelled execution. I have worked independently with my clients, as well as a team player with other creatives and account executives within businesses of all sizes from local and non-profit to corporations.
After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Photography from Montserrat College of Art, I gained extensive experience wearing many hats at an integrated communications company that also housed an advertising agency and a video editing suite in demand by many prestigious agencies in Boston. Branching my talents into these directions I gained further opportunities and explored emerging technology. With the interweb starting to soar I honed web skills and continued designing, add to that, several years as an independent contractor working in advertising and publishing until the launch my own freelance design studio.
Continuously evolving, I've gained knowledge in many aspects of design, photography and the arts. Some of my past experiences include: Product & interior photography, assisting National Geographic photographers, production work, editorial layout, design and Art Direction for three national interior homes magazines. I've also expanded the capabilities and developed websites for the previous magazines and created target marketing for advertisers to consumers online. I've worked in conservation, preservation, photography and education departments in a museum setting; and ahigh end custom frame shop and gallery on Newbury Street; I've also managed an art gallery while assisting Jewelers who create high end 18K Gold Custom work for juried exhibitions and national shows.
Include branding, product launches, exhibits and events or simply brainstorming options. Whatever your project may entail, my skills will bring new concepts to the forefront to best enhance your unique vision.
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Graphics & Web Software -
Various Social &
New Media Apps -
Aweber, Constant Contact, MailChimp, Blogger, Wordpress, Typepad, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Vimeo, YouTube, MySpace, Stumble...
Photography, Film & Video -
Extensive knowledge on Digital SLR cameras and Speedlights. Color correction, photo retouching and manipulation. Sony EX3 & EX1 HD video equipment.
Gallery Management Software
ArtSystems Gallery Pro, Artbase
Print - 4 color process printing, typography, preparation of files
for press, press checks, color correction, photo retouching, manipulation and production.
Word, Powerpoint, Publisher, Excel, Outlook