Jessica Bridgham

Freelance Multimedia Freelancer & Ad Designer

Location:Frederick, Maryland, United States
2 Skills
Objective Looking for a dynamic position to utilize my creativity as a multitalented Graphic Designer with extensive experience in multimedia marketing and print design. Exceptional, collaborative and interpersonal skills, energetic team player with well-developed written and verbal communication abilities. Passionate and inventive creator accustomed to performing in a deadline-driven environment with an emphasis on working within a budget.

Education The Art Institute of Pittsburgh 2009-2010
Bachelors in Graphic Design

Johns Hopkins University 2004-2005
Master Certification in Multimedia Design

Montgomery Community College 2001-2002
Business Administration/Graphic Design

Shepherd College 1995-1997
General Studies

Photoshop World Alumni: 2009-2012

NAPP Member (National Association of Photoshop Professionals) 2004-Present

Kelby Training Member 2004-Present

Skills Photography (Nikon, Canon, Go Pro): Secure/Classified/Restricted/Public
Product (Studio, Labs, Manufacturing, Training, In-theater)
Corporate (Staff Portraits, Demonstrations, Briefings, Tradeshows)
Small-Large Events – Public/Private
Government (Senate, State, Congress Officials)
Public Safety Personal (Fire, Police, Swat, ATF, FBI, etc.)
Military/Special Forces (Army, Marine, Navy, National Guard, Navy Seals, Rangers)

Adobe CS5.5 (Mac/PC Platforms):
Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Premiere, InDesign, Bridge, Lightroom

ColorMunki (Designer Edition)
Color Management: Printers & Computers

Microsoft 2010:
Outlook, Word, Visio, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher



Thales Communications, Inc. Graphic Design Specialist 6/2008-6/2012

Mentored team of designers
Supervised design and maintenance of all marketing collateral on a quick turn-around basis
Developed all publications (including but not limited to):
Visual branding (Military, Home Land Security and/or Public Safety) through graphics, design new graphic templates as needed
Editing proposal and business development documents for format, style, balance of words to illustrations, themes, etc.
Proposal graphics (2-3 published simultaneously on a continuous weekly basis)
Each with mandatory unique formats and styles, including color scheme
Trade show graphics (10 – 30 shows yearly) containing user and product photo collages in different mediums:
30”x40” Light boxes (Duritrans)/Display Stands/ Posters/Banner stands/Screen Print, etc.
Marketing slicks/product specifications and company brochures according to Thales guidelines, including editing and proofreading
Advertising (print/web/video/magazine)
Newsletters (Quarterly publication)
Briefings, format and enhance using graphics, embedded video, and animation
Demo graphics, format and enhance for engineers working with customers/companies
Format and enhance newsletters and technical papers
Help bridge communication gap with companies to get parts manufactured using matching color pallets
Maintain consistency of content between the various graphics products
Maintain a graphics and photo library for internal and external use
Perform web searches for new photos and their usage rights
Lead photographer
Manage the process of photographing our products, users, facilities, events and staff
Upload photos to SharePoint for company use in above mentioned publications
Touch up photos and graphics
Provide webmaster with photographs and graphical content for company web site
Designated correspondent for all publications interface with suppliers for the production of graphic materials:
Print, Web (Inter/Intra Net) and Equipment (printers, copiers, scanners, binding machines, etc.)

Digital Receiver Technology, Inc. Design/Publications Specialist 1/2003–6/2008

Lead graphic artist developing and maintaining:
Show booth graphics (8 – 10 shows yearly)
Annual Technical Symposium signs (80 –100+)
Graphics for merchandise given to customers and employees
In house graphics for employee/customer demonstrations
Managed in house photography studio:
Photograph company products for sales spec sheets and manuals
Download and manipulate photography to fit company specifications
Managed and maintained Publications Department:
Published all manuals & documentation (Hardcopy, CD and DVD, Web)
Supervised employees in the assembly of publications
Administered weekly internet and intranet updates
Continuous updating of all company spec sheets (60+)
Supported Documentation needs for Training Classes
Designated correspondent for all publications equipment (printers, copiers, scanners, binding machines, etc.)

Elman Labels/Advantage Bag Design/Sales/Customer Service 5/2001-1/2003

Headed art department designing custom logos and images
Sold packaging products to phone customers as well as walk in customers
Followed clients order through ordering process, making sure all deadlines were met
Resolved problem sales with clients and/or factories
Assisted accounting with daily billing
Performed daily market area research

LaSalle Hotel Properties Executive Administrative Assistant 6/1999-5/2001

Assisted Senior Vice President, Vice President and Asset Management Team including analysts with various administrative tasks
Schedule/organize meetings, conference calls and luncheons
Coordinated travel arrangements
Instituted new organizational file management system
Performed monthly market area research projects
Updated website


Paul Cress Photography, Liquid Design Web Multimedia, Hilton Hotels, Atrium Hotels

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Ad Design