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JILL MARIE DAVIS
DESIGNER

ABOUT
My husband and I relocated to Spearfish, South Dakota in August 2011. We are serving with Connection Church where Geoffrey is the College and Worship Pastor. I am a graphic designer with a passion for working with people to achieve the goals that they have for their businesses, churches and careers.
 

SKILLS
• Proficient knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (through version 5.5), Microsoft Office
• Creating print pieces from the beginning of the creative process through production and printing
• Developing and maintaining e-mail marketing and design
• Organizing and managing large scale events from beginning to end 

WORK EXPERIENCE

August 2011 - present
Freelance Graphic Designer

• Work with clients in South Dakota; Texas; Preston, England; and hopefully with you!

July 2010 – present
Mobberly Baptist Church
Contract Graphic Designer (Aug. 2011 – present) • Spearfish, South Dakota

Administrative Assistant / Graphic Designer (July 2010 – Aug. 2011) • Longview, Texas
• Support senior associate pastor in scheduling and general senior associate office management
• Plan staff-related and churchwide events (Chick-Fil-A Leadercast, retreats, memorial services, meetings)
• Implement concepts and design print materials for events and publications
    (weekly Welcome Guide, monthly newsletter, logos, brochures, signage)
• Coordinate printing process
• Prepare and design all churchwide e-mail marketing

Aug. 2009 – June 2010
Lecturer, Baylor University • Waco, Texas

• Teach Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and design principles to university level, graphic design juniors
• Create projects and tests to evaluate student learning and comprehension
• Manage and orchestrate an evening class of 10 to 15 students

June 2007 – June 2010
Art Director, Greater Waco Chamber • Waco, Texas

• Oversee and implement concepts for print pieces and two Web sites
• Design print materials for events and publications
    (invitations, brochures, magazines, relocation guide, logos)
• Schedule and art direct photography for collateral material and events

Aug. 2006 – May 2007
Student Designer, Department of Instructional Technologies
Texas State University-San Marcos • San Marcos, Texas

• Design print materials for events and publications within the Department of Instructional Technologies
• Concept development

AWARDS
• Member of the Year, American Advertising Federation-Waco (AAF-Waco), May 2010
• Two gold awards, one silver and one bronze award at Addy Awards, AAF-Waco, Feb. 2010
• American Package Design Award, published in Graphic Design USA, March 2009 issue
• Best of Show at Addy Awards, AAF-Waco, Feb. 2009
• Two gold awards, one silver award at Addy Awards, AAF-Waco, Feb. 2009
• Creative Memorial “Ralph” Award, Texas State University Creative Summit, Spring 2005
• Merit Award, Art Directors Club of Houston Show, Fall 2006

ACTIVITIES
• Secretary and Board Member, AAF-Waco, 2008 – 2010
• College Connection Group Leader, Highland Baptist Church, 2007 – 2009
• Mascot at Texas State-Boko the Bobcat, 2003 – 2005
• Study abroad in Guanajuato, Mexico, Winter 2007

EDUCATION
Aug. 2003 – May 2007
Texas State University-San Marcos • San Marcos, Texas

Major: Communication Design; Minor: Spanish • GPA: 3.76, Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Aug. 1999 – May 2003
Longview High School

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