www.linkedin.com/in/jedolsen JEDART Graphic Design by Jed Olsen

My Mission

To add value to my clients’ businesses through the creation of high quality and engaging graphic design.

My Résumé

I am a native Las Vegan and highly experienced graphic designer. As a recipient of the DeVos Scholarship, I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UNLV. I have extensive experience in both agency and in-house art management, department management, advertising, and graphic design.

Education

University of Nevada Las Vegas

Major : Fine Art

Skills

Tools of The Trade

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Handcode HTML / CSS
  • Traditional Illustration · Ink · Pencil · Paint

Specialties

  • Graphic design and illustration
  • Branding and logo design
  • Print specifications
  • Photo retouching
  • Email and website design

Experience

GRAPHIC DESIGNER · United Healthcare

May 2017 to present

  • Create graphic designs and illustrations for direct mail, brochures, educational booklets, and member magazines
  • Create eMail marketing and communications look and strategy for brokers and members
  • Compose and produce final art on Microsoft Windows based computers using Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Create visuals for internal company communications

SENIOR GRAPHIC ARTIST/WEB DESIGNER · Capriotti's Sandwich Shop

September 2012 to October 2016

  • Maintained a consistent visual identity for Capriotti’s Sandwich Shops to ensure a professional appearance of all visual communications
  • Established the visual identities of Capriotti’s Sandwich Shops’ products and promotions
  • Created 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
  • Directed photography and art production
  • Fulfilled local shop marketing requests and national campaign needs
  • Composed and produced final art on Macintosh computers using Adobe CS 6
  • Created electronic media for web, email, social media, and video displays using Photoshop, HTML, and CSS

GRAPHIC DESIGNER · Specialty House of Creation, Inc.

October 2011 to September 2012
(Ongoing freelance work, September 2012 to present)

  • 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
To download a print ready portfolio (30mb) 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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