Welcome

jedart.com showcases the graphic design work and illustrations by Jed Olsen of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Résumé

Native of Las Vegas with many years experience as a graphic designer. Worked in gaming, advertising, illustration, web, and print. Recipient of the DeVos Scholarship in Art; earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Experienced in art department management, and directing design crew. Understand computer hardware and software, maintenance, networking, and troubleshooting.

Education

University of Nevada Las Vegas

Major : Fine Art

Skills

Tools of The Trade

  • Adobe Photoshop · Expert
  • Adobe InDesign · Expert
  • Adobe Illustrator · Expert
  • HTML / CSS · Intermediate
  • Adobe Dreamweaver · Intermediate
  • Quark Express · Intermediate
  • Adobe Flash · Intermediate
  • Traditional Illustration · Ink · Pencil · Paint

Specialties

  • Graphic design and illustration for direct mail, special events, brochures, advertising, and other print and digital marketing materials
  • Logo design and branding
  • Print specification
  • Photo retouching
  • Email campaigns and website design

Experience

GRAPHIC ARTIST/WEB DESIGNER · Capriotti's Sandwich Shop

September 2012 to present

  • Create graphic designs and illustrations for point of purchase displays, direct mail, menus, brochures and other marketing materials for all 114 Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop franchises
  • Compose and produce final art on Macintosh computers using Adobe CS 6
  • Create electronic media for web, email, and video displays using Photoshop, HTML, and CSS

GRAPHIC DESIGNER · Specialty House of Creation, Inc.

October 2011 to September 2012

  • Create graphic designs and illustrations for point of purchase displays, direct mail, special events, brochures and other marketing materials for the gaming industry
  • Compose and produce final art on Macintosh computers using Adobe CS 5
  • Write print specifications
  • Photo retouching for print and web
  • Create and maintain website using Photoshop, HTML, and CSS

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR · ITT Technical Institute

September 2009 to March 2011

  • Taught the “Rapid Visualization” drawing technique

ART DIRECTOR · DigiStock Design

September 2006 to February 2010

  • Graphic design and illustration for the gaming industry
  • Wrote print specifications
  • Photo retouching for print production and sale as stock photography
  • Created email campaigns using Photoshop, HTML, and CSS
  • Maintained and troubleshot software, hardware, and network connections for 10 Macintosh computers (client and server configurations)

To download a complete PDF resume click here

Tutorials

Adobe Illustrator Basics

Learn how to take a pencil sketch and create an illustration using the pen tool, gradients, blends, clipping masks, pathfinder, and layers

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Creating Interlocking Shaped in Adobe Illustrator

Become familiar with layers, gradients, and clipping masks in Adobe Illustrator.

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Illustrator and Photoshop Together

Illustrator gives us great control over the layout and shapes we will need, and Photoshop give us the special effects we need to make the illustration look realistic.

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