Jake Fuller

Freelance Cartoonist, Political Cartoonist, & More

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Location:Gainesville, Florida, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/jakefuller
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Editorial cartoonist for The Gainesville Sun (FL) for 16 years. Laid off in 2008.


Jake Fuller

2617 NW 34th Terrace, Gainesville, FL, 32605
Phone: (352) 375-3878; Cell: (352) 226-7104

Objective: Editor/Editorial cartoonist position

Experience: Associate Editorial Page Editor, The Gainesville Sun;
January, 2000-May, 2008
Syndicated editorial cartoonist, The Gainesville Sun;
February, 1997-May, 2008

• Writing editorials and columns
• Editing letters to the editor and guest columns on a daily basis
• Proofing editorial and opinion pages on a daily basis
• Layout of editorial and opinion pages on a daily basis
• Coordinating and supplying editorial art
• Photographing guest columnists
• Creating 5-6 editorial cartoons per week for the editorial page
• Creating a Sunday comic strip for the opinion page
• Coloring editorial cartoons in Photoshop and loading them on The Gainesville Sun website on a daily basis
• Coloring Sunday comic strip in Photoshop and loading it on The Gainesville Sun website

Education: BS in Journalism; University of Florida; 1975
BA in Art; University of Florida; 1977
MFA in painting; University of Florida; 1983

Associations: Association of American Editorial Cartoonists

Awards: First place 2001 Society of Professional Journalists Sunshine
State Award; First place 2001 Florida Press Club; Honorable
mention - 2001 United Nations Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon
Awards; Third place - 2001 Society of Professional Journalists
Green Eyeshade Awards; First place - 2002 Society of
Professional Journalists Sunshine State Award; Third place -
2003 Florida Press Club; First place - 2005 Florida Press Club;
Second place - 2005 Society of Professional Journalists
Sunshine State Awards; Third place - 2005 Society of
Professional Journalists Green Eyeshade Awards; First place -
2006 Florida Society of Newspaper Editors; First place - 2007
Society of Professional Journalists Florida Awards of
Excellence; First place - 2007 Society of Professional Journalists
Sunshine State Awards; Second place - 2007 Florida Society of
Newspaper Editors; First and second place - 2008 Florida
Society of Newspaper Editors.

References: Ron Cunningham, Editorial Page Editor, The Gainesville
Sun, 352-374-5057, cunninr@gvillesun.com; Jeffery Tudeen, Assistant Local Editor, The Gainesville Sun, 352-374-5044; tudeenj@gvillesun.com; James Trebilcock, Innovation Editor, The Gainesville Sun, 352-338-3157.