Passionate high-quality Designer with a wide verity of experience in the field. Remarkable ability to thrive in a high-volume and fast-paced environment where new priorities take over frequently and where quality is never compromised. Self-starting multitasker known to be able to handle projects from start to finish. Successful track record of full life cycle projects that result in excellent quality and timely cost effective projects.

 

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Experience

Freelance Senior Graphic Designer at bru:sfo
August 2009 - Present
Located in San Francisco, CA /
Managing a wide verity of design projects: from start to finish.
- Interior Design projects.
- Small website designs.
- Logo designs & Corporate designs...

Art Director at Caldwell Snyder
August 2004 - March 2010 (5 years 7 months)
Located in San Francisco, Napa Valley, Carmel & New York /
- Creating concepts and executing designs for all visual communications media. In charge of the global visual image and identity of the different galleries through all medias
- Coordinate Marketing/Advertising/Media
- Coordinate Traffic & Production for all print materials: in active dialog with lithographers and printing companies in regards to quote submissions/negotiations, time scheduling and quality press checks
- Transparencies/photography coordinator, responsible for color checking and color corrections
- Website Design, Programming and Maintenance for all galleries for the first 5 years.

Grad Lab Manager at CEA, Center for Electronic Arts
January 2002 - October 2002 (10 months)
Located in San Francisco, CA /
- Responsible for the school's Graphic Art and Multi-Media projects as well as for their non-profit business clients.
- Providing student guidance in areas of need when reviewing strengths and weaknesses within their school projects.
[The school closed down in October 2002. Most student credits were taken over by San Francisco
State University.]

Designer at Design Board
November 1999 - June 2000 (8 months)
Located in Brussels, Belgium /
- Packaging Design [Henkel, Winfield, Ballade, DouweEgbert etc]
- Corporate Design [KPN Orange, Flanders logo etc]
- Client Presentations + Participation in group Consumer testings upon our designs [video monitored interviews/analyses ]

Part time Graphic & Interior Designer at Les 2 Extremes

November 1999 - June 2000 (8 months)
Located in Brussels, Belgium /
- Interior Design services to the clientele including placing the new furniture within their homes or spaces.
- Participated as a Buyer in selecting the store's collections at Interior Design Trade Shows in Paris and more...
- Provided Graphic Design services such as customized wine bottles, menus, logos etc for personalized events.
- Sales

From Junior Designer to Designer at Aestron

May 1998 - October 1999 (1 year 6 months)
Located in Amsterdam, Holland /
- Packaging Design for Capitein Iglo, Wicky drinks, WC eend, Bastos, Fields, Henkel...
- Full concept, Design and Management of a trade show stand including furniture and accessories design for Telecabel, a start-up tele-communications company
- Corporate and Identity Design for Nedpoint, Telecabel etc
- Website Design layout and intro animation storyboard for Extran drinks in The Netherlands
- Developed a range of banking ATM and credit card design proposals for the KBC
- Actively participated in Client Presentations and worked successfully within a team structure or solo projects

Designer and Photographer at Dodi, Fashion Accessories
November 1997 - February 1998 (4 months)
Located in Brussels, Belgium /
- Digital Photographer of the company's fashion articles
- Full Production of the company's Sales Catalogs including studio photography, layout, design and Pre-Press production.
- Design / Production / Management of the company's trade show exhibition stand and displays.
- Participation in Fashion Articles designs and Textile designs for hats, shawls, gloves and children accessories.

Junior Designer at Cologravure s.p.r.l.
July 1997 - October 1997 (4 months)
Located in Brussels, Belgium / My first job right out of school!
- Pre-press exposure and experience
- Corporate Identity Design
- Label & Packaging Design
- In-Store Advertisement Campaigns

Multi Tasker at 10 years of Student Jobs Experiences
August 1986 - August 1997 (11 years 1 month)
- Travel guide for corporate groups to the South of France.
- Travel host for World Cup 94, in Florida.
- Sales at Benetton store, in BXL.
- Corporate event coordinator assistant at Belgacom, in BXL.
- Hostess at Kinepolis movie-theatre, in BXL.
- Hostess at car and food trade shows, in BXL.
- Bar tender / restaurant waitress, in BXL.
- etc...


Education

BAVC Bay Area Video Coalition
Continued-Education 2010

San Francisco State University

MSP, Multi Media Program, 2003 - 2004

CEA Center for Electronic Arts
Multi Media Program, Web Design, 2001 - 2002

Institut supérieur d'Architecture 'Saint-Luc' de Bruxelles
BA, Graphic Arts, 1994 - 1997 (graduated with HONORS)

Institut de la Vierge Fidele, Brussels, Belgium
Fine Arts, Fine Arts, 1987 - 1990

 


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©2010 bru:sfo design, by Deborah Jacobs / ©2010 portrait photography by Bryan Tan Photography

 

Deborah Jacobs
Senior Designer

Summary
• Bachelor's degree in Graphic Arts w/ Honors
• Over 12 years of field experience in the field
• Multilingual and multicultural business and design background
• Professional, artistic with a unique portfolio
• Using life as an inspiration, living it to the fullest!

Specialties
• Branding and identity design
• Packaging design
• Website design
• Fast-paced and high quality delivery
• Digital / product photography
• Image editing & manipulation
• Interior design
• Belgian native languages:
French & Dutch / Fluent in English

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