Joy Jacob

Freelance Magazine Designer, Print Ad Designer, & More

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Location:Los Angeles, California, United States
Website: http://www.jojocreativegroup.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/joyjacob
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Creative Director
Joy Design Group, Inc.
January 2004 - Present
Owner of design firm specializing in custom publishing with full knowledge of print and web design. Projects including the design and launch of a quarterly corporate publication for
Symantec Corporation. Handled other various print and web projects for clients such as Fujitsu, Oracle, and Dell including advertorials, microsites, whitepapers, eNewsletters, and eBook design and development. Knowledge in all aspects of design, hiring and overseeing freelance designers, illustrators and photographers (domestic and international). Provide direction for all aspects of photoshoots, prepress/production, vendor selection and presschecks.

Freelance Art Director/Web Designer
Los Angeles Times, Custom Publishing Department
December 2005 - September 2010 (Los Angeles, CA)
Responsible for layout and design of special sections that are published within Los Angeles Times newspaper and magazine. Also responsible for designing prototype publications covering various editorial topics including travel, video gaming, and dining.

Art Director and Production Manager
LowCarb Living Magazine, CappMedia
November 2003 - November 2005 (Los Angeles, CA)
Responsible for design, layout and production of bi-monthly lifestyle consumer publication. Hiring contributing artists and designers as needed; directing photo-shoots to achieve desired concept; creating/designing covers and features; designing and developing effective marketing/media materials.

Production Manager
Natural Health Magazine, Weider Publishing
October 2003 - February 2004 (Woodland Hills, CA)
Responsible for scheduling, mapping and managing the flow and production of Natural Health magazine; coordinating separations and proofs with pre-press; directing the manufacturing of publication with printer (including press-checks). Supervising and coordinating all ad traffic; communicating with advertisers; coordinate between Sales, Editorial and Circulation departments. Maintain and mange production budgets, billing and cost spreadsheets.

Senior Designer, Oracle and Profit Magazines
Oracle Corporation November 2001 - October 2003 (Redwood Shores, CA)
Responsible for all aspects of concepting and designing covers, features and departments, over-seeing photoshoots, assigning illustrations, preparing files for Oracle and Profit magazines. Designing corporate marketing material including show dailies, show guides, direct mail pieces, brochures, and served as Oracle’s top designer, working directly with Larry Ellison on all Oracle advertising designs.

Art Director
MacHome Magazine March 1996 - September 2001 (San Francisco, CA)
Responsible for the look and image of the third-largest Macintosh consumer magazine in the country. Responsible for total re-design; hiring contributing artists and designers as needed; directing photo-shoots to achieve desired concept; creating/designing covers and features; designing and developing effective marketing/media materials.

Production Manager
MacHome Magazine March 1996 - September 2001 (San Francisco, CA)
Directed the complete electronic production of both magazines. Responsible for scheduling, mapping and managing the flow and production of each publication; coordinating separations and proofs with pre-press; directing the manufacturing of publication with printer (including press-checks). Supervising and coordinating all ad traffic; communicating with advertisers; coordinate between Sales, Editorial and Circulation departments. Implement short cut-off and direct-to-plate technology. Maintain and mange production budgets, billing and cost spreadsheets; manage paper purchasing decisions; bid and select various pre-press and print houses.