High School Diploma, General Studies @
Century High School
I am myself, and without pride I can say that it's my biggest asset. The mind of a designer is one of a problem solver, figuring out an issue and tackling it with every tool at your disposal. It just so happens to be that my most reliable tools are design and art. I honestly love what
I am myself, and without pride I can say that it's my biggest asset. The mind of a designer is one of a problem solver, figuring out an issue and tackling it with every tool at your disposal. It just so happens to be that my most reliable tools are design and art. I honestly love what I do wholeheartedly, and given the opportunity, I make that apparent in every facet of projects that I am involved with.
I don't like to claim that I'm better than anyone, because that is hard to quantify and subjective, but I will say that I take pride in my ability to develop solutions. As a person of color, I have a unique perspective and experience that I bring to bear while working. I feel privileged to be able to do what I do, and represent myself and my culture as strongly as possible. I draw, paint, sculpt, write, photograph, video, edit, code, speak, brainstorm, create, collect, and re-contextualize my way through life no matter the situation.
I'm a success because I care about the individual. I care about the work, and I'm here to make a difference. This is what I do, I know it will fit what you need.
Specialties: Print Design, Writing, Visual Communication, Print Production, Web Design, Sculpture, Illustration, Painting, Drawing, Video, Photography
Creative Coordinator @ From March 2015 to Present (10 months) Freelance Designer @ Various design projects for multiple clients ranging from print production to web and interactivity. From June 2010 to Present (5 years 7 months) Founder @ Margin is a new podcast that focuses on highlighting the stories and talents of minority creative professionals/fresh creatives. We don’t mean to be exclusive of our brothers in the majority, but we definitely feel like there is room for a platform of exposure for creative professionals of varying gender, orientation, creed, and nationality. From April 2013 to Present (2 years 9 months) Portland, OregonGraphic Designer @ Production and execution of digital assets in mobile, web, print, email, and other interactive marketing campaigns. Branding and profile management for the web presence of various digital audio content platforms. Web content generation and branding redesign for LarsLarson.com
Project management and organizational systems related to the development and implementation of audio content and podcasting infrastructure which includes aggregation and analysis of user consumption statistics collected from analytics tracking software. Implementing sales marketing support and providing consultation on statistics for sales Account Executives to be presented to clients as sales recourses. From April 2013 to July 2014 (1 year 4 months) portland, oregonInteractive Media Designer @ Collaborate with producers, reporters and newscasters to help create data visualizations, news applications and rich multimedia-experiences for multiple platforms. Review, compilation and writing of newsworthy concepts, maintenance on KXL website presence and home page presentation. Taking ideas from conception to plan to execution in real time as the news is happening so as to accurately reflect the needs of the station online and on the KXL app.
Design and implementation of digital assets, using a proprietary CMS to manage promotions across multiple campaigns for advertising clients. collaboratively worked to develop strategically planned sales and integrated marketing initiatives across Colorado, California, and Oregon. From March 2014 to June 2014 (4 months) Portland, OregonGraphic Designer @ Design and implementation of digital graphic design assets, using a proprietary content management platform to manage promotions across multiple campaigns for ad clients that run the gamut. Part of a team that works to develop strategically planned sales and marketing initiatives to promote the platform and the needs of the client. Serving the city of portland interactive radio content on a proprietary platform. From November 2013 to March 2014 (5 months) portland, oregonSales associate and Good Buddy @ From May 2013 to December 2013 (8 months) Beaverton, OregonProduction Assistant @ Production and preparation of Maple and Bamboo panels for adhesion and mounting of customer prints. From December 2011 to December 2012 (1 year 1 month) Portland, Oregon AreaOwner/Graphic Designer @ Small scale apparel screen printing operation out of my garage. Multi color separation and screening on garments, as well as promotional products. Limited production runs of small scale unique prints on finished bamboo presentation boards for clients like Nike.
As owner I administered all parts of the business operations process.
- Customer cold calling.
- Customer Needs Assessments.
- Quotes and Estimates.
- Graphic Design and Art Manipulation.
- Emulsion Application.
- Screen exposure and washout.
- PMS ink matching and mixing.
- Multicolor screen printing on 6 color press.
- Packing, Shipping and Delivery.
- Accounts Payable and Receivable. From June 2010 to June 2012 (2 years 1 month) OSU Memorial Union - Student Designer @ Print design and publication, web design. From November 2009 to June 2010 (8 months) Student Multimedia Services - Production Staff @ Design Consultation and Production services. Administrative duties, Printing and production work (large scale printing, business cards, posters, fliers, lamination, finishing, mounting, video editing, sound mixing, equipment checkout) From January 2009 to March 2010 (1 year 3 months) Center for Writing and Learning- Lead Writing Assistant @ Assisting students and Corvallis Public in crafting and finishing written works of all kinds for assignments or personal use. From January 2007 to January 2010 (3 years 1 month) Resident Assistant @ Administration of student issues. One-on-one personal contact with residential students, handling of conduct issues (alcohol, drugs, policy
violations), regular rounds of buildings, nightly desk duty, and administrative tasks. Compensation package of free room and board. From April 2005 to June 2006 (1 year 3 months)
Bachelors Degree, Applied Visual Arts (Graphic Design) @ Oregon State University From 2005 to 2010 High School Diploma, General Studies @ Century High School From 1997 to 2001 Jake Baez is skilled in: Graphic Design, Photography, Illustration, Drawing, Writing, Copy Editing, Adobe Creative Suite, Business Cards, Posters, Video Editing, Digital Photography, Illustrator, Graphics, Layout, Public Speaking
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