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David Jervis

  • Professional Creative Designer , Author
  • Palm Springs, California, United States Graphic Design

Previous positions

  • Director of Creative Services at American Heart Association | American Stroke Association
  • Business Manager at Vrontikis Design Office

Education

University of Denver, Bachelor of Fine Arts – BFA, Graphic Communications Design

Background

Summary

CORE COMPETENCIES: ■ Combined experience in graphic communication design and production; interactive media including web site and mobile app design, production and programming; business management and marketing. ■ Ability to dissect complex concepts and interpret visually engaging presentations. ■ Effectively copes with change and can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty. ■ Excellent problem solver, quick study, self-starter, and brilliant communicator with passion for great design, storytelling and the efforts to achieve it. ■ National award-winning creative design ■ Technical knowledge: Adobe Design Suite including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Lightroom, Acrobat, Dreamweaver and Fireworks; Apple Final Cut Pro X including Motion; Microsoft Office including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Filemaker Pro, Hasselblad H Camera System

Experience

  • Designer

    JERVIS

    January 2000 – Present (19 years 9 months) Palm Springs

    Independently contracted for graphic design, layout, programming and production on an array of creative and interactive services including logo design, brochure, annual report, web and mobile app design, programming and production, etc.

  • Director of Creative Services

    American Heart Association | American Stroke Association

    January 1997 – July 2000 (3 years 6 months) Greater Los Angeles Area

    Management and operation of multi-disciplinary in-house design studio servicing California, Nevada, and Utah’s Internet and creative service needs. The main responsibilities of this position required the production of over 350 print collateral projects annually while creating and maintaining the AHA’s web site. Attributes include excellent organization and communication skills, the ability to work as a team player affiliate needs and thinking strategically, business savvy, ability to continually achieve high-level design as well as meet business objectives while balancing project profitability and scheduling. Management, creation, design and production of all printed collateral for affiliate-wide fundraising efforts. Projects included invitations, newsletters, brochures, annual report, logos, signage, slide presentations, heart-health programs, etc. Worked closely with all departments of the organization as we defined, conceptualized and produced AHA’s image and branding direction. Management, creation, design, production, and programming of affiliate web site. Responsibilities included determining the look and feel of the American Heart Association’s online presence involving site matrix/architecture, navigation, graphic elements, typography, animation and page layouts. This demanded a working knowledge of programming and publish software such as PageMill, Flash, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, ShockWave, and other web-based technologies such as web browsers, HTML editors, CGI scripting and JavaScript. Supervision of free-lance graphic design staff. Demonstrated oral, written and excellent interpersonal communication skills to communicate with product owners, project teams and vendors to ensure completion of projects that match or exceed expectations.

  • Business Manager

    Vrontikis Design Office

    July 1995 – July 1997 (2 years) Greater Los Angeles Area

    Manage and direct the daily operations of the Los Angeles leading communication design firm. Responsible for writing business and marketing plans; project proposals including budget and schedule development; creating and managing marketing and public relations efforts; account management; business development. Manage existing client relationships while developing new relationships with fortune 500 companies such as ARCO, TimeWarner, E! Entertainment Television and local organizations such as the San Fernando Valley Heart Institute, Motion Picture and Television Fund. Supervision of staff including defining job positions; writing job descriptions and enforcing business policies for both Los Angles and San Francisco offices. Establish, review and maintain design criteria. Web site design, publish and maintenance. Art production scheduling and tracking. Printing supervision.

  • Director of Creative Services

    American Heart Association | American Stroke Association

    January 1994 – July 1995 (1 year 6 months) Greater Los Angeles Area

    Work closely with affiliate management and staff in the management, creation, design and production of all printed collateral for affiliate fundraising efforts. Program and implement electronic tracking system for project budget management, vendor and accounting communication.

  • Founder

    Post Duel

    February 1992 – July 1994 (2 years 5 months) Greater Los Angeles Area

    Design, produce, and distribute anti-discrimination merchandise.

  • Founder

    Visual Asylum

    February 1987 – July 1992 (5 years 5 months) Greater San Diego Area

    Manage and direct the daily operations of a San Diego leading communication design firm. Responsible for writing business and marketing plans; create and manage marketing and public relations efforts; creation of project proposals including budget and schedule development; accounting management.

  • Cash Operations Manager

    Griffith Observatory

    June 1985 – January 1987 (1 year 7 months) Greater Los Angeles Area

    Developed an existing educational materials retail outlet from a $39,000 into a $225,000 annual profit source. Track, record and deposit daily cash and receipts. Schedule 86 part-time employees.

  • Interior Design Coordinator

    Jack in the Box

    January 1978 – January 1980 (2 years) Greater San Diego Area

    Coordinate interior design efforts of 2,200 restaurants including budget management, equipment purchase, decor; distribution of materials, supervision of construction and installation.

Education

  • University of Denver

    Bachelor of Fine Arts – BFA, Graphic Communications Design

    1980 – 1983

  • Grossmont College

    Associate of Arts – AA, Art and Design

    1975 – 1980

Additional Info

Publications

  • “Glamour and Mischief!”

    David V. Jervis (Author, Editor, Designer , Producer, Publisher)

    November 2016

    Wrote, edited, designed, produced, and published a 434-page memoir about Hollywood’s Golden Age costume designer Michael Woulfe in both ePub and print formats. “Glamour and Mischief!” takes us on the roller coaster ride of Michael Woulfe’s out-of-the-ordinary costume design career in the glamorous Golden Age of Hollywood. Michael tries to stay sane under the heavy-handed direction of eccentric RKO studio owner Howard Hughes. He worked on more than sixty films with Ava Gardner, Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Terry Moore, Debbie Reynolds, Jane Russell, and Sylvia Sidney, among others. In this memoir, co-author David V. Jervis, Michael’s close friend, presents a comprehensive legacy of a man who deeply loved Hollywood. The 434 page book includes over 200 images of costume sketches, photographs, and personal memorabilia.

    Authors (1) :
    • David Jervis
  • Acrylic Painting

    Bossa Rio Southern California
    Authors (1) :
    • David Jervis
  • Mural Paintings

    Griffith Observer, Los Angeles
    Authors (1) :
    • David Jervis
  • New Furniture Show

    San Diego Home/Garden
    Authors (1) :
    • David Jervis

Projects

  • “Glamour and Mischief!” A Memoir (Printed Edition)

    February 2012 – November 2016

    A memoir of Hollywood’s “Undercover Costume Designer ” Michael Woulfe takes a lighthearted look at dressing the stars of the Golden Age—and working for eccentric Howard Hughes.

    Team Members (1) :
    • David Jervis
  • “Glamour and Mischief!” A Memoir (Apple iBooks ePub Edition)

    July 2016

    A memoir of Hollywood’s “Undercover Costume Designer ” Michael Woulfe takes a lighthearted look at dressing the stars of the Golden Age—and working for eccentric Howard Hughes.

    Team Members (1) :
    • David Jervis
  • “Glamour and Mischief!” A Memoir (Amazon Kindle Edition)

    November 2016

    A memoir of Hollywood’s “Undercover Costume Designer ” Michael Woulfe takes a lighthearted look at dressing the stars of the Golden Age—and working for eccentric Howard Hughes.

    Team Members (1) :
    • David Jervis
  • Climate Solutions

    October 2017

    Design and production of corporate logo, web site and mobile.

    Team Members (1) :
    • David Jervis
  • Los Angeles Unified School District

    June 1996

    Responsible for producing a 30-minute video in Final Cut Pro X to petition LAUSD for advancement of charter school initiative.

    Team Members (1) :
    • David Jervis
  • The Shea Center for Therapeutic Riding

    March 1998

    Responsible for design and production of organization logo, annual reports, brochures, signage, etc.

    Team Members (1) :
    • David Jervis

Skills & Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Diplomacy
  • Four Color Process Printing
  • Brochures
  • App Design and Production
  • Leadership
  • Graphic Design
  • Google Adwords
  • Hasselblad
  • Sales
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Flash
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Press Checks
  • ePublisher
  • Photography
  • Art Direction
  • Apple Software
  • Graphics
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Logo Design
  • Motion Graphics
  • Photo Retouching
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Public Speaking
  • Brochure Production
  • Microsoft Office
  • Customer Service
  • PowerPoint
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Management
  • InDesign
  • Patience
  • Photo Shoots
  • Page Layout
  • Keynote
  • Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Team Building
  • Epubs
  • Typography
  • HTML
  • Social Media
  • Microsoft Word
  • Web Design
  • Adobe Design Programs
  • FileMaker Pro
  • Booklets
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • iOS

Certifications

  • Designing Gradient Dot Patterns with Illustrator

    LinkedIn, License

    July 2018

  • Eight Things Everyone Should Know about Photoshop

    LinkedIn, License

    September 2018

Honors & Awards

  • Honor Graduate—Carnation Scholar

    University of Denver
  • Certificate of Excellence

    American Association of Museums
  • Award of Excellence

    American Federation of Arts
  • Best of Show

    Dallas Society of Visual Communications
  • Award of Excellence

    Print Magazine
  • Honorary Guest

    International Design Conference, Aspen
  • Special Judges Award

    Simpson Paper Company
  • Best Cutting Edge Graphic Designer

    Sales, Advertising and Mktg. Magazine
  • PRISM Award

    Public Relations Society of America, Los Angeles
  • Award of Excellence

    Art Directors Club of Denver

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Emergency Department Volunteer

    Cedars-Sinai

    June 1998 – June 2002 (4 years)

    Emergency Department Volunteer – Triage, Trauma, Acute and Sub Acute