Heather Jordan

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Previous positions

  • Senior Graphic Designer at AMN Healthcare
  • Graphic Designer at Mission Federal Credit Union

Education

San Diego State University, B.A., Art, Emphasis in Graphic Design

 

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Background

Summary

As a senior-level graphic designer/art director with over 12 years of experience, I develop fully integrated, award-winning marketing campaigns. I work well under pressure and can manage competing priorities and tight deadlines. I am an experienced communicator, leader and team player, with strong written and visual skills. I’ve learned that graphic design is like solving a puzzle. Making something that’s difficult to understand, easy. Through my design I help people buy their first home, calm their nerves when they’re diagnosed with diabetes and offer clarity in otherwise confusing and overwhelming times. Graphic Design isn’t just adjusting pixels on a page, it can change lives.

Experience

  • Graphic Designer & Branding Advisor

    Sempra Energy

    May 2019 – Present(5 months)Greater San Diego Area

    Responsible for creating authentic and inspiring visual content to support the strategic communication goals of Sempra Energy. Provides creative support and works on a variety of brand-related communications and projects. Also responsible for maintaining brand standards and ensuring creative communications support business objectives. Provides guidance to vendors and colleagues across the Sempra Energy family of companies regarding effective use of corporate standards and style guides.

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    Heather Jordan Designs

    March 2019 – Present(7 months)

    I help corporate and private clients create compelling campaigns; and whether it’s a wedding or a webinar, my goal is to exceed expectations and produce memorable content.

  • Senior Graphic Designer

    AMN Healthcare

    May 2016 – March 2019(2 years 10 months)San Diego, California

    As the Senior Graphic Designer, I acted as Art Director, project manager, and partnered with sales associates to create contract winning presentations. I was responsible for the evolution and management of corporate brand guidelines. I was also responsible for designing elements for a broad range of marketing projects including: collateral, branding, advertising (print & digital), internal and external communications, email templates, websites / micro-sites, social media graphics, vendor management, workforce solution strategy, trade show and event management design, environmental signage, speakership presentation development, event design, direct mail and corporate calendar design.

  • Graphic Designer

    Mission Federal Credit Union

    July 2013 – May 2016(2 years 10 months)Greater San Diego Area

    I acted as Art Director by providing in-house graphic design services; using high-end software, cost effective solutions and technology to support the Mission Fed brand. I created concepts, selected and edited stock photography, designed and produced materials for internal and external clients under tight deadlines. I managed my own schedule to meet production deadlines. I also monitored corporate and brand identity standards across all media. I assisted with web design, eMarketing, videography and social media; and provided hands-on updates and technical support for Mac, Windows, VMware and in-branch TV screen marketing systems.

  • Graphic Designer

    Scripps Health

    March 2010 – July 2013(3 years 4 months)Greater San Diego Area

    I managed more than 25 active projects at a time – providing organized, insightful client service with attention to quality and budget considerations. In collaboration with production managers and marcom associates, I helped bring marketing strategy to life by creating compelling visual collateral; such as advertising print ads, direct mail, large format postcards, physician biographies, capability brochures and flyers. Highlights include: • Graphic design lead for implementing consistent brand image for three business units (Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute, Scripps McDonald Center, and Scripps Home Health Care) • Managed rights and usage of stock photography online resource site • Participated in project management software which tracks ROI • Designed special projects for Scripps Executive Cabinet (senior leadership) • Assisted in revising and updating corporate graphic design standards

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  • Production Artist

    Scripps Health

    November 2007 – March 2010(2 years 4 months)Greater San Diego Area

    Partnered with lead designer, senior designers and account managers to create the highest quality product for both internal and external clients.

  • Graphic Design Intern

    Scripps Health

    June 2007 – August 2007(2 months)Greater San Diego Area

    Created and developed collateral pieces as well as special event identities for internal and external clients.

Education

Skills & Expertise

  • Event Planning
  • Advertising
  • Press Releases
  • Branding
  • Layout
  • SEO
  • Brochures
  • Leadership
  • Graphic Design
  • Outdoor Advertising
  • Direct Mail
  • Illustrator
  • Workamajig
  • Posters
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Creative Direction
  • Billboards
  • Photography
  • Art Direction
  • Graphics
  • Logo Design
  • Flyers
  • Branding & Identity
  • Collateral
  • Mac
  • Invitations
  • Marketing
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • InDesign
  • Editing
  • Art
  • Photoshop
  • Newsletters
  • Copy Editing
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Merchandising
  • Direct Mail Campaigns
  • Marketing Communications
  • Typography
  • Social Media
  • Salesforce.com
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Web Design
  • Brand Development
  • Blogging
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Brand Design
  • Social Networking
  • Copywriting
  • Blogger

Certifications

  • Human-Centered Design: an Introduction

    Coursera, License FG5NTSHLNTFN

    April 2019

  • Design Principles: an Introduction

    Coursera, License 53QM5543ZFDP

    May 2019

  • Social Computing

    Coursera, License 2PFZCF995ZCZ

    August 2019

  • Input and Interaction

    Coursera, License 7PRJAEANPQE3

    September 2019

  • User Experience: Research & Prototyping

    Coursera, License HESBP236JQTQ

    October 2019

Honors & Awards

  • GOLD: Distinguished Speakers Series Postcard

    Health Care Communicators Award

    2008

  • Annual Celebration of Employees (ACE) Award, Circle of Excellence

    Mission Federal Credit Union

    2013

    In 2013 I was recognized by leaders and peers for my extraordinary work ethic; the award was presented by MFCU’s CEO at a ceremony in front of the entire organization.

  • GOLD: Healthcare Workforce Summit – Multi-Day Event

    Health Care Communicators Award

    2017

  • GOLD: Predictive Analytics Survey

    Health Care Communicators Award

    2017

  • Values in Practice Award (VIP), Trust

    AMN Healthcare

    2017

    I had the honor of winning the AMN Healthcare VIP award for Trust; I always upheld the values of the organization, and I enjoy being recognized by collueges and leaders alike.

  • GOLD: Nurse Quiz Survey, Interactive Content

    Health Care Communicators

    September 2018

  • GOLD: Healthcare Workforce Summit – Multi-Day Event

    Health Care Communicators

    September 2018

  • VIP Nomination: Customer Focus

    AMN Healthcare

    August 2018

    In 2017 I had the honor of winning the AMN Healthcare VIP award for Trust; I was pleasantly surprised to be nominated for a second time in 2018 for my Customer Focus! As a corporate graphic designer, is is my responsibility to provide the highest quality work possible for both internal & external clients. A little recognition goes a long way!

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Career Horizons Mentor

    Just in Time for Foster Youth

    December 2014 – June 2015(6 months)Social Services

    Career Horizons For Young Women offers powerful connections to a network of working professionals who create pathways for young women to achieve personal and professional goals.

  • Volunteer

    Outdoor Outreach

    May 2019 – Present(5 months)Children

    To connect youth to the transformative power of the outdoors. To realize the positive attitude and behavioral changes that help them become happy, healthy, and successful adults.