Christopher Jones
Graphic Design, Illustration, Art Direction, Baltimore Maryland United States
 
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Contact details
PO Box 42173
Baltimore
MD 21284-2173
Tel: 410 464-1700 Fax: 410 988-2214
Brief Summary
I want to give your projects a clarity as novel as the idea that fuels your vision by discovering the unique "x-factor" within your business that not only recognizes it. But celebrates it as well.

I am designer operating an independent shop with experience working with a large array of firms in a number of different roles—servicing business clients by providing them with strategy, design and production. Duties within this endeavor include dealing with client management, design creation and production.

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Also: http://www.brownhornetdesign.com

Specialties

Design, Illustration + Strategy
Professional Experience
Christopher Jones

Summary

A designer operating an independent shop with experience working with a large array
of firms in a number of different roles—servicing business clients by providing them
with strategy, design and production. Duties within this endeavor include dealing with
client management, design creation and production.

Experience

Designer, Brown Hornet Design,Inc.
January 2000 - Present (12 years, 9 months)
Versatile freelance designer working to ensure that communications of any kind
don't just go through the motions, but strive to connect with its intended target. In
this capacity, I’ve worked in environments including on-site freelance and design
consultant.

Portfolio: brownhornetdesign.prosite.com

Advertising Manager, (temporary), Softmed Systems
April 2006 - December 2006 (9 months)
Assumed freelance assignment as advertising manager (temporary) operating a
department responsible for two in-house designers and interfacing with a corporate
medical software team. Worked with those designers to coordinate workflow and
assist them in the direction of efficient completion of work, as well as creative and
functional advice and direction.

Freelance Designer , (temporary), EURO RSCG
July 2005 (3 weeks)
Freelance on-site assignment working with EURO RSCG, in their downtown Baltimore office. I was assigned to help develop and produce and prepare for press direct-mail concepts for a credit card client during the absence of staff.

Graphic Designer, (temporary), RTC Relationship Marketing
January 2004 - March 2004 (2 months)
Graphic Designer, working within the production department of the Georgetown, Washington, DC, advertising agency, I was tasked with the responsibility of taking brochure design concept files editing them for corrections based on direction, preflighting them, and preparing them for press, by locating and updating high resolution artwork and color-correcting files, as needed.

Graphic Designer, (freelance), Twenty-First Century Group
January 2000 - September 2003 (2 years, 9 months)
Lead graphic designer and art director, working as the lead designer for a Baltimore-based PR firm. In this capacity, I represented the firm working with a number of general market ad agencies and working on a number of large projects: Fall 2000 through Summer 2001 -- TFCG developed and produced billboard concepts for BWI in a joint project with Eisner Ad Agency. That was followed up with concepts for the launch of Ghana Airways’ at BWI.

March 2003 through July 2003 -- Represented TFCG in a working partnership with GKV, working with the Department of Mental Health and Hygiene as they managed an ad campaign pitched and secured in a competitive bid process. (Smoking Stops Here Campaign).

Graphic Designer, (temporary), Various assignments through placement firms
July 1998 - 2000 (1 year, 6 months)
Graphic Designer, working in a number of temporary assignments on behalf of placement firms. Projects included a stint filling in for the one-person art department at a small agency in Baltimore, (Hanlon Dorsey), working within the production department at another ad firm (Brann Blau) and a design firm (Northlight Communications) in Beltsville.

Graphic Designer, Williams & Wilkins
September 1994 - July 1998 (3 years, 10 months)
Graphic Designer, working in the in-house advertising and marketing division. As part of that team, I took projects from conception to completion, working with various departments and authors to develop mission-focused design pieces.

Additional Experience
Instructor, College of Notre Dame of Maryland
January 2009 - May 2009 & January 2011 - May 2011
Instructing a class of students in graphic design in subjects regarding professional
print development within the Adobe Creative Suite.

Flex Instructor , MICA
January 2010 - May 2010
Instructed a class of students in graphic design in a specific project regarding professional conceptual development as curated by the class instructor. The class’ goal is to provide students with a working professional’s perspective on an assignment.

President, Baltimore Chapter at AIGA
July 2008 - August 2011 (3 years, 2 months — 5 years total on the board)
Past president of local chapter of AIGA Baltimore an organization whose mission is to promote and support the value of design. Before that, I served as programming chair for the chapter working to revamp programs and assisting in bringing in a “can-do” attitude.

President, Board of Governors at Original Northwood Association
September 2007 - September 2009 (2 years, 1 month)
In an effort to maintain good communication with the civic resources and work with residents on various problems, the board has worked to address numerous concerns and foster a community atmosphere.

Education
Loyola University Maryland, B.A., Communications, Advertising, 1989 - 1993
Activities and Societies: Black Student Association, Green and Grey Society
Mount Saint Joseph College, 1985 - 1989, General Studies

Skills & Expertise
Corporate Identity, Logo Design, Creative Direction, Art Direction, Graphic
Design, Advertising, Illustration, Creative Development, Marketing Strategy,

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