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Whittemore Jason

Jason Whittemore

Art Direction & Graphic Design

Name:Jason Whittemore
Phone:703–663–0852

Who is Jason Whittemore?

I am a creative leader with 17+ years of experience pleasing clients and winning awards through art direction and graphic design. I pair a blue-collar work ethic and design skill with white-collar leadership to push creative and build relationships with clients and consumers. I am a constantly curious and passionate problem solver looking for my next opportunity to impress.

Open to new professional opportunities!

Let’s get together for coffee or talk online about your design needs.

For more information, please visit:
linkedin.com/in/jasonwhittemore
behance.net/jasonwhittemore

Professional Experience

Nov 2016 - present

Targus

Senior Art Director
  • Design and implementation of modular grid systems that work across a variety of formats to ensure brand consistency and increase team productivity
  • Incorporate a holistic design process that takes form and function into account for instruction manuals, POP displays/signs, and web graphics
  • Digital production for multi-channel marketing, social media, and online campaigns for both B2B and B2C
May 2000 - 2017

Vacant Lot Design, LLC

Owner, Freelance Professional

Provide creative direction, client consultation, design solutions and user experience guidance to a vast portfolio of clients among multiple industries

Highlights:

  • 48-Hour Film Festival – Illustrated and designed official 2007 D.C. Call for Participants collateral and limited-edition posters
  • Clark’s Farm – Customized elements for farm’s seasonal themes — including development and implementation of  WordPress plugin that automatically switched theme, images and content upon season’s change
  • Counting Crows – Collaborated with one of America’s most popular bands by illustrating and designing a highly desired poster sold during their 2008 Somewhere in America tour
  • Eat Shop Live Anacostia – Successfully launched this neighborhood spotlight program through custom logo, website, tote bags, signs, membership cards, and t-shirts
  • Taj Strategies – Created identity system and website for major public relations and governmental affairs firm located in the D.C. area
  • Washington D.C.’s Mayor’s Office — Branded the 2006 Cherry Blossom poster contest by designing official poster, postcard, and banner for use in various D.C. museums and venues in conjunction with Southwest Airlines

Select clients include: 48-Hour Film Festival; Arch Development Corporation; Art-o-matic; Budget Blinds; Clark’s Farm, LLC; Code Refinery; Congress Heights on the Rise; Counting Crows; Doctors Without Borders; Eat Shop Live Anacostia; Education Affiliates; Issa Michel Photography; Jack and Monte LLC; Jazz Times Magazine; Joint Council; Leviathan Blue Films; LUMEN8ANACOSTIA; Maddox Engineers & Surveyors; Maids Cleaning Green; New Market Homes; Nikin Consulting; Pulsed Energy Technologies; ReSpin PR; Rhodes Construction; Sage Payment Solutions; Savoy Court; Schneeb’s Dweebs; Somerset Academy; Taj Strategies; THEARC; The Advoc8te; The Hive and Hive 2.0 D.C.; XAN Press

Sep 2016 - Jun 2017

Branding Business

Freelance Professional
  • Digital production for multi-channel marketing, social media, and online campaign for a client’s industry tradeshow event
  • Design and production of various print collateral, including booth artwork, invitations, and name badges for an investment firm’s annual customer conference
Apr 2015 - Sep 2016

Sage Payment Solutions

Design Consultant
  • Manage, direct, design, and code 300+ projects per year for a multinational software company
  • Collaborate with marketing managers and creative teams to concept, create, and deliver responsive websites and email campaigns
  • Develop the visual identity for the “Do Your Thing” campaign — including print and web tactics — to elevate brand experience to existing and new clientele
Oct 2016 - Dec 2016

ChopShop Entertainment

Freelance Professional
  • Creation and asset management for responsive HTML 5 animated banner ads for the Boost Mobile Unlimited World campaign
  • Design custom WordPress theme and pages based on master brand elements to allow the client to update their events page
Apr 2010 - Apr 2015

Neustar, Inc.

Art Director
  • Lead the development of logo and ID systems, trade show booths, ads, publications,HTML emails, and websites on 300+ projects a year
  • Plan and create strong marketing strategies and executions in order to increase customer interaction among multiple brands — all while managing workflow with a global-wide team
  • Elevate the Neustar brand by fostering strategic partnerships, developing brand guidelines and introducing production templates to improve efficienciess
Jun 2006 - Jan 2010

NOVA

Art Director
  • Support the college President and administration of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) with art direction and design for 600+ projects per year over six campus locations
  • Develop and implement a new visual identity that effectively established a consistent look across multiple channels
  • Improve creative output and consistency by producing a Standards Manual and Style Guide still in use today
Oct 2004 - Apr 2006

The Art Institute of Washington

Graphic Designer & Webmaster
  • Design, code, and manage 400+ projects per year — including ads, animations, brochures, catalogs, HTML emails, posters, web banners, web pages, and miscellaneous tactics
  • Develop effective trafficking processes to keep projects on schedule, on brand, and on budget from conception to completion
  • Spearhead the standardization of web practices and cross-platform 508 compliances for all interactive projects
Sage – Webpage

Sage – Webpage

Web Design
Counting Crows Poster

Counting Crows Poster

Print Design
48 Hour Film Project

48 Hour Film Project

Print Design
Neustar – eBook

Neustar – eBook

Print Design
Sage – Exhibit Graphic

Sage – Exhibit Graphic

Print Design
THEARC Logos

THEARC Logos

Print Design
Sage – Ads

Sage – Ads

Print Design
Savoy Court

Savoy Court

Web Design
Lumen8Anacostia

Lumen8Anacostia

Web Design
Code Refinery

Code Refinery

Web Design
Taj Strategies

Taj Strategies

Web Design
Eat Shop Live Anacostia

Eat Shop Live Anacostia

Web Design
Rhodes Construction

Rhodes Construction

Web Design
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Randall Ford

Sr. Graphic Designer | Web Designer | Multimedia Designer | UX/UI Designer

Jason is creativity personified. From concept development and brainstorming to executing on design, I was constantly learning from and appreciating the work that Jason did. And it wasn’t just that he was great at coming up with designs, but he was great at coming up with designs that were on brand while still constantly moving and pushing the brand forward.

If you’re lucky enough to have Jason on your team, you’ll also quickly find out that he makes work a lot more fun. He’s a great person, wonderful to work with, and makes the office a better place. I enthusiastically recommend him for any and all design positions!

Tara Carey

Project Manager, Creative Services

I worked with Jason for five years at Neustar and enjoyed having him as part of our creative team. He is a hard worker who truly loves what he does. Jason would be an asset to anybody looking for an experienced and amazingly talented designer who can do wonders in Photoshop and design perfectly laid out collateral, reports, and whitepapers in InDesign. I highly recommend!!

Cindy Batzli

Experienced Demand Generation Professional
Jason is one of the most talented designers I’ve ever worked with, having the unique ability to do the job of both designer and coder. He brings life to everything he designs: banners, landing pages, infographics, whitepapers, Powerpoint presentations, and more. His attention to detail is impeccable and it’s clear he takes pride in his work. Also, most importantly, he was a lot of fun to work with and always brought humor to every project! Would definitely recommend him for any design work

Leslie Bosch

Project Management Professional

Jason and I worked together from 2006 until 2010 at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). His great sense of humor and always professional design made every day a good day even when deadlines were tough and our clients were pressuring us to make outrageous changes. In the end, every project we submitted was one we were able to show and produce with pride.

Jason provided art direction for NOVA’s branding efforts and roll out of a new logo in 2007. The changes he made and many of the designs he implemented are still in use today.

After Jason left NOVA, he and I continued to work together on several freelance projects: the Yummi Cookbook, Maids Cleaning Green, Clarks Farm, Code Refinery, and Nikin Consulting. Jason’s work is always well considered, on time, innovative, and respectful of the tone and audience the client is trying to reach.

Jason has a true passion for typography and stays on top of design trends and movements. We still have plans to pose as an office in our matching 1970s plaid Christmas shirts.

Sean Perkins

Director, Field And Content Marketing At Sage Payment Solutions

I have worked with Jason for the last seven years and can honestly say that he’s one of the most talented and flexible designers I know. He consistently looks for new ways to solve design problems and always challenges himself to learn something new, which in turn benefits his clients with optimized customer experiences, brand awareness and new customers. I would highly recommend Jason to anyone looking for a top-notch designer who is always willing to go the extra mile.

Mark Pilipczuk

Managing Director, Map Consulting LLC

A creative person who possesses excellent business instincts. As a designer, Jason is outstanding. He has an incredible ability to stretch a company’s style guide in ways that create inviting and different executions, while being on brand. However, where Jason really shines is in his ability to think as a businessperson. He always asks “who is this for?” and “what do we want them to do?” and “then what?” With Jason, you don’t just get great design. You get creative that works. Jason’s also great to work with, very funny and tolerates us over-the-shoulder art directors extremely well. I unhesitatingly recommend him!

Vivien Rico

Senior UI/UX Designer and Developer

I worked with Jason as a member of the Neustar creative services team. From the get-go, he was a fun person to work with and was always helpful and insightful. He is a talented designer that clearly loves his craft and is exceptional at communicating his ideas while embracing clients’ needs. He would be an asset to any team looking for both hands-on abilities as well as standout design leadership skills.

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