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Pamela G. Jones
Irvine, California
email: doodlestreet@yahoo.com

 

Professional Information:

Doodlestreet. Irvine, California.
2002 to Present. Position: Owner/Director

Responsibilities include: Running a creative design and illustration studio which includes the following projects: Online animations and animated e-cards, contemporary, editorial and whimsical illustrations for online and print content, corporate identity packaging, Flash animation and design consultation.
Creative Environment Consultant, developing and designing creative studio spaces for new and existing companies.

Geographics Inc. Blaine, Washington.
2000 to 2002. Position: Creative Director

Responsibilities include: Establishing a new and viable creative art department and directing a group of 34 associates in both design, editorial, and pre-press requirements/duties. Proposed and upgraded the departments existing antiquated computer equipment and peripherals. Organized 20+ years of design and editorial files. Created and maintained a product library as well as a valuable department resource library. Created an on-site photography studio and re-designed the company's web site.

Daily responsibilities included: Coordinating with international offices in Australia, England, Mexico, China and Canada for their individual creative needs. Communication, negotiation and assignments of creative work with service bureaus, artists representatives and individual freelance artists. Maintained all legal contracts and forms. Implemented and change all company packaging and labels as well as created the new corporate identity/branding.

Responsible for the development of the company's trade show booth in the annual Shopa Paper Show. A 30 x 40 foot booth which included printing of all the large banners and super graphics for the corporate theatre structure, as well as the media kits, promotional catalogs/materials and all new stationery product. I designed many of the stationary items for Geographics which are on display in Office Depot, Target, WalMart and other mass merchandising centers. Responsible for the production of products from concept to final press checks and release.

Orange County Register Newspaper. Santa Ana, California.
1996 to 2000. Position: Senior Designer/Illustrator.

Responsibilities include:
Lead illustrator, creating contemporary, whimsical and cartoon illustrative artwork. Directed photoshoots for cover designs to compliment retail tabloids and catalogs.

Computer:
As the Information Services Liaison, I was responsible for maintaining work-flow and growth within the company's systems changes. This included the research and written proposal for hardware and system upgrades and accompanying configurations required to accept work flow for the newly implemented Dynamic Publishing System.

Teaching:
Instructor for web site design classes utilizing current web building software. Implemented new guidelines for graphics team to follow in order to effectively design web sites and assist the New Media Department with web site requests from retail clients.

Special Sections:
Lead artist for the largest special section published by the Orange County Register. The Best of Orange County annually creates over $700,000 in revenue within its 300 pages of advertising. Also designed many of the other special section inserts including glossy magazine inserts geared toward the affluent Orange County population.

Advertising: Creating a multitude of advertising pieces for the promotion of the newspaper as well as our company's clients. This included weekly press checks.

Lakeshore Learning Materials. Los Angeles, California.
1991 to 1996. Position: Senior Illustrator/Designer

Responsibilities include: Developing visual presentations in the creation of toys and educational materials. Designed and produced 300+ pages of four-color catalogs for the promotion of products. Styled and directed photo shoots working with children for company product promotion for all five yearly produced catalogs. Created illustrations for toys, pamphlets, board games, educational materials, catalogs and company promotions. Developed the playful look to the inside of the company's on-site retail store as well as helped to produce the company's logo and corporate identity.

Creative Process Inc. Milwaukie, Oregon.
1989 to 1991. Position: Art Director

Responsibilities include: Sole designer for the production of advertising for all of the 119 Sentry Food Stores. Produced weekly newspaper insert for the promotion of sale items. This included, layout, proofing, coordinating and styling for photo shoots, press checks and meeting with many of the retail store owners to insure product quality. I would often create original illustrations for the front cover of the insert. Resposible for budget and leding an art staff of three associates.

The Oregonian Newspaper (Creative Publishers). Portland, Oregon.
1985 to 1989. Position: Assistant Manager/Senior Graphic Designer

Responsibilities include: To oversee a staff of five designers who develop advertising pieces for display in the Oregonian Newspaper. Created many illustrations for the marketing department as well as developed newspaper advertising for the companies clients. Worked directly with the sales department and delegated workload to art staff. Created content and illustrations for news product and promotions.

Coeur d Alene Press Publishing (Newspaper). Coeur d Alene, Idaho.
1981 to 1984. Position: Art Director

Responsibilities include: Creating newspaper advertising for local advertisers. Illustrations for advertising and marketing department. Occasional news illustrations for feature and editorial pages. Created marketing/promotional design pieces for in-house, newspaper and mailers.

Skills:
Design: Direct marketing and promotional materials, web sites, multi-media interfaces, newspaper and magazine advertising, catalogs and glossy insert magazines. Stationery/greeting card product design, packaging and P.O.P.

Illustration in Traditional Mediums: Marker, pen & ink, line art, hand lettering, wash, watercolor, airbrushing, typography, pencil renderings and cartooning.

Composition and Layouts: From rough, in house layouts to finished specs, comps and story boards.

Pre Press: Complete understanding of mechanical's, color keys, chromes, match-prints, spot and process color, film output, electronic file accuracy, detailed proofing of blue lines and press checks.

Other: Direction of photo shoots, photo styling, organizing and scheduling. Direction of corporate theatre design and production. Trade show booth design and super graphic printing. Working directly with service bureaus, representatives and freelancers in the industry. Oversee and authorize all contracts and worked with international design companies.

Computer Background: Complete understanding of the Macintosh operating system and use of troubleshooting skills to problem solve. I create Illustration, web site design, flash animation and PSA web videos. I am proficient in Adobe and MS Office software.

Syndication:
- Syndicated cartoonist with Politicalbastards.com from 2008 to 2014.

Published titles:

- The Art of Pamela G. Jones. Published by Doodlestreet. 2014.
- My Monster.Published by Doodlestreet. 2014.
- Sniff! Sniff! Published by Doodlestreet. 2014.
- Planting Seeds. Plantng Seeds Today, 2008.
- Remembering The Shelbey Years. The Carroll Shelby Children's Foundation, 1998.
- My Bedtime Book. Lakeshore Learning Materials Company, 1992.

Education:
Long Beach City College. Long Beach, CA.
Irvine Valley College. Irvine, CA.

University of Oregon. Portland, OR.

Awards:
-2005 Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators.
-First Place: Old School, New Year. Illustration.

-1999 California Newspaper Advertising Executives Association.
-First Place: Best of Orange County Magazine.

-1998 Freedom Advertising & Marketing Awards.
-Award of Excellence: Employment/Recruitment, Over 30,000 circulation.
-Award of Merit: Special Section/ Over 30,000 circulation.

-1989 and 1990 Oregon Food Council Awards.
-First Place: Design/Illustration.

Organizations:
Member of The Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators since 1992.

References available upon request.
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