JEANNETTE

JEANNETTE BIERMAN

Creative Skills For Hire

ABOUT ME

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I came to the U.S. by way of Hong Kong and Malaysia. Pursued a higher education with dreams of greatness and fulfill destiny in the rites of passage.

Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska beckoned with its slick ad touting its new communication arts center being dedicated by a then current President of the United States. Arrived at Hastings College on the notion that if the President of the United States has the time to perform a dedication at said College, then Hastings must be “da bomb.”

A pizza diet, communications and art courses became my mainstay. Dabbled with Ceramics as a creative outlet but unable to achieve height on the potter’s wheel. Reality sets in. If I’m going to be creative, I’m going to have to try something different.

Directed newscasts and honed design skills at a local television station. Then a white water baptism in the Royal Gorge shed new light on career goals.

Managed to snag a position that offered more mouse time on the Mac. Goodbye broadcast industry. Hello print industry. Honed technical skills under the tutelage of one called the “Mac Daddy” at a local print company. Became a wiz kid on both the pc and mac platforms. Different means to the same end, I say.

Then the wind blew just so one day and better Feng Shui came calling. Landed a position with David & Associates, a local Advertising and Marketing firm, nurturing design skills and distributing bubbly enthusiasm. New skills in web design developed and proficiency in design software improved, became adept at photo adjustments and image manipulation, finally achieving expertise in Photoshop and Illustrator. Woo Hoo!

Hastings College beckoned again. Roped into being adjunct faculty member. Apparently I have a particular skill set and knowledge to impart on the younger generation. Found renewed enthusiasm and creativity in teaching and dived neck deep into acquiring new skills in glass blowing.

Winds of change came calling when David & Associates scaled down and literally crossed the street to continue pursuing my passion at Idea Bank Marketing. Then, the wilderness of entrepreneurship howled and lured with temptations of blazing my own trail and setting my own rules. Sharpened interpersonal skills and picked up a new skill set in video production.

While an absolutely invigorating and liberating experience, the wunderlust in me stirs and I wonder what awaits me in the near future.

  • Website
    pufferfishstudios.com
  • Interests
    New technologies, creative writing, reading, travel, culinary arts, photography, illustration, calligraphy, motorized two wheels adventures.

Professional Background

creative

Conceptualize, design and execute innovative and creative graphics to achieve company and branding goals. Development of 4-color, print work from logos to brochures to packaging as well as email marketing campaigns and online surveys. Strong understanding of principles of information and graphic design as well as dynamic web site development.

technical

High proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver. Intermediate skills in Acrobat Pro, the Microsoft Office Suite and Prezi. Skilled in developing dyanamic websites (PHP/XHTML/HTML5/Jquery/
CSS/MySQL with specialty in the Wordress environment) that focus on usability and current web standards. Capable of providing software support to clients.

organizational

Independently coordinate and manage a variety of high volume projects simultaneously to meet schedules. Work closely with account executives and clients to define and execute project objectives.

instruction

Foster climate of creativity and learning within work circles. Provide software support for client. Impart software skills and design principles to a class of 15 as adjunct faculty member at local college.

EXPERIENCE

Full-Stack Designer - Pufferfish Studios

2015-Present

Provide freelance creative services for high-impact experiences, graphic communications, and digital solutions in web, print and video to local small to medium-size businesses. Collaborate with design agencies to bolster their design offerings.

Graphic & Web Designer - IdeaBank Marketing

2013-2015

Conceptualize, design & execute innovative and creative print materials including ads, direct mail, brochures, packaging and corporate stationery programs that are goal oriented and returns results.

Conceptualize, design, develop, and implement the look and feel of web pages that are visually pleasing, load quickly, and meet established design standards. Also responsible for creative development of interactive designs for web and online advertising as well as engaging Prezi and Powerpoint presentations.

Graphic & Web Designer - David & Associates

2000-2013

Conceptualize, design & execute innovative and creative graphic artwork to achieve company goals. Development of 4-color, print work from logos to packaging to brochures as well as email marketing campaigns and online surveys. Also responsible for developing dynamic websites (PHP/MySQL, XHTML/HTML5/CSS, Jquery; specialty in the WordPress environment) that focus on usability and webstandards.

Production Artist - CornHusker Press

1999-2000

Design and review final designs and layouts and ensure accuracy of design files before press. Suggest improvements and modify formats to increase the quality of production and ensure that standards are met. Other include scaling, cropping, retouching, repositioning and preflighting, or eliminating defective and excessive imaging.

Director/Graphic Artist - KHAS-TV

1993-1999

Direct technical aspects of newscasts and other productions, checking and switching between video sources, and taking responsibility for the on-air product, including camera shots and graphics. Test equipment in order to ensure proper operation. Observe pictures through monitors, and direct camera and video staff concerning shading and composition.


EDUCATION

Web Developer Certification

2000-2002

Central Community College

Bachelor of Arts: Communication Arts

1989-1993

Hastings College – Minor in Studio Arts


SKILLS

Sound knowledge of the print and web design principles and trends with the ability to formulate strategies, make decisions, plan with confidence and execute, having a quick grasp of the cutting edge technologies in the design industry.

Photoshop
90%
Indesign
90%
Illustrator
90%
Premiere
30%
HTML5
75%
CSS3
65%
jQuery
50%
PHP
50%
WordPress
100%
SEO
75%

 

PORTFOLIO

  • All
  • Logos
  • Print
  • Video
  • Websites
  • American Soybean Association
    American Soybean Association
  • Hall County Fair
    Hall County Fair
  • Hastings Museum
    Hastings Museum
  • Videos
    Videos
  • Hastings College
    Hastings College
  • Glenwood Telephone Company
    Glenwood Telephone Company
  • American Soybean Association
    American Soybean Association
  • Nebraska Corn Board
    Nebraska Corn Board
  • American Ethanol - Nebraska
    American Ethanol - Nebraska
  • 21st Century Water
    21st Century Water
  • Jones Dental Clinic
    Jones Dental Clinic
  • T-Shirts
    T-Shirts
  • Logos
    Logos
  • Brochure
    Brochure
  • Brochure
    Brochure
  • Business Cards
    Business Cards

CONTACT

Have questions or think I may be a good fit? Get in touch and let’s talk!

  • Phone
    402.881.2085
  • E-mail
    killercreative@pufferfishstudios.com
  • Address
    Hastings, NE

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