• Designer
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Design

Previous positions

  • Designer at SLIQUE Media
  • Junior Designer at SBH Marketing, Inc.

Education

Otis College of Art and Design, Certificate, Digital Media Arts

Background

Summary

Hello! I am currently a designer at a creative agency. I have a passion for design and problem solving. I enjoy coming up with visual solutions and helping clients get their message out in a clear and concise way regarding aesthetics and functionality.

Experience

  • Senior Designer

    SLIQUE Media

    October 2018 – Present(1 year)La Mirada, CA

    • Assisting in the onboarding process of new accounts by developing a summarized creative brief for fellow designers to use and solving any problems that arise during the onboarding process • Overseeing the Design Department and its daily operations and providing input and guidance when needed • Acting as a Junior Art Director by delegating projects, managing projects completed spreadsheet, and providing art guidance • Designing digital assets such as Facebook ads, Instagram posts, email campaigns, Facebook event banners, GIFs, Instagram Story covers, Instagram Story posts, slideshows, Snapchat filters, TV menus, and video end cards • Designing print assets such as banners, branding style guides, business cards, decks, flyers, gift certificates, give cards, greeting cards, menus, packaging labels, postcards, posters, punch/ stamp cards, t-shirts, table tents, vouchers, and wall/ window decals • Managing an average of 14 new projects per week • Retouching and editing post photos from photoshoots • Creating engaging animated social media posts to celebrate anniversaries, grand openings, new flavor launches, new item launches or holidays

    Recommendations (1)
  • Designer

    jen-tru.com

    September 2014 – Present(5 years 1 month)Los Angeles, CA

    • Designing logos, business cards, brochures, and websites • Creating marketing collateral such as sales aids and posters • Prototyping front-end HTML and CSS mock-ups • Creating user interface and experience details for app and websites • Clients include: Amaré Naturals, Chews Life Dog Rescue, Ching Ching Bakery, Happiness Nails & Spa, Inova Diagnostics, June and John, Pink and White Nails, Seed Hookup, Studio Misa, Syl and Wil, and Victorinox Swiss Army

  • Designer

    SLIQUE Media

    February 2018 – October 2018(8 months)Irvine, CA

  • Junior Designer

    SBH Marketing, Inc.

    May 2016 – October 2016(5 months)Manhattan Beach, CA

    • Managed 84 projects and created over 590 mock-ups and designs of promotional and retail items • Managed as many as 20 quality control of samples per week • Designed over 52 item for Aspen Skiing Company and The Little Nell

  • Social Media Specialist/ Graphic Designer

    Monterey Donut

    September 2014 – February 2015(5 months)Los Angeles, CA

    • Designed over 30 app icons and assisted with app interface details • Photographed products and created marketing materials • Served as a liaison to customers on social media platforms • Researched the market and identified competitors and trends

  • Assistant Shipping Manager

    Jada Toys

    May 2012 – January 2014(1 year 8 months)City of Industry, CA

    • Managed and processed purchase orders from top retailers: Wal-Mart, Target, and Toys R’ Us • Processed weekly Wal-Mart sales order with an average of 5,000 cartons per order, worth over $120,000 • Managed an average of 5 Wal-Mart sales order per week with orders as large as 18,600 cartons, worth $460,000 • Produced Target Advanced Shipment Notices with orders as large as 5,000 cartons, worth $442,000 • Collaborated with Sales Administration and Accounting Departments to process purchase orders and reformat sales order templates to increase efficiency • Executed solutions to discrepancies in purchase orders, such as preventing chargebacks through discovery of 252 duplicate purchase orders • Generated Bill of Ladings, Universal Product Code (UPC) labels, description labels, and shipping labels • Scheduled and coordinated pick-ups with carriers (e.g. Swift Transportation Corp. and Central Transport, Inc.) • Inspected and verified Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) invoices via DI Central • Assisted Licensing Department in prototype and manufacture product submissions and archived different stages of licensing • Served as a liaison and coordinator between different departments (Sales, Licensing, Creative, and Product Development) to maintain and manage appointment schedule for the 111th Annual American International Toy Fair and 2013 Fall Toy Preview Trade Show

  • Marketing Intern

    Ryans Virtual Design, Inc.

    October 2011 – January 2012(3 months)Burbank, CA

    • Launched 2 and managed 4 marketing campaigns within 4 weeks • Designed graphics for holiday gift mug and tea bag envelopes • Generated marketing packets and wrote business letters to architects and retailers • Researched targeted retailers and generated on average 50+ contacts per retailer

Education

  • Otis College of Art and Design

    Certificate, Digital Media Arts

    2014 – 2016

  • University of California, San Diego

    Bachelor of Arts (BA), Economics

    2007 – 2011

    Activities and Societies

    Alpha Phi Omega, Asian Pacific-Islander Student Alliance, OASIS Summer Bridge, Future Business Leaders of America- Phi Beta Lambda

Projects

  • jen-tru.com

    Coded a portfolio site using HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, jQuery, and PHP to exhibit my digital media work, which includes campaigns, graphic design, product design, print, retouch, and animations.

    Team Members (1):
    • Jenny Truong

Skills & Expertise

  • Branding
  • Product Design
  • Adobe Flash
  • Dropbox
  • Print Media
  • CSS
  • Bootstrap
  • GIF
  • Posters
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Zurb Foundation
  • User Experience (UX)
  • PC
  • Graphics
  • Wireframes
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • FTP
  • Flyers
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Google Drive
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Color Theory
  • Trello
  • Mac
  • jQuery
  • Customer Service
  • Marketing
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Slack
  • Newsletters
  • Data Entry
  • Inventory Management
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • QuarkXPress
  • WordPress
  • Photo Retouch
  • Typography
  • HTML
  • Social Media
  • Microsoft Word
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Web Design
  • Basecamp
  • Shopify
  • Adobe Photoshop

Certifications

  • Digital Media Arts

    Otis College of Art and Design, License

    April 2016

Courses

Otis College of Art and Design

  • Flash I
  • InDesign
  • Digital Imaging I: Photoshop
  • Web Design II
  • Digital Imaging II: Photoshop
  • Web Design III
  • Web Design IV
  • Final Portfolio
  • Drawing & Composition
  • Color Theory & Desig
  • Fundamentals of Two-Dimensional Design
  • Introduction to Graphic Deisgn
  • Introduction to Digital Design (emphasis in graphic design and print)
  • Typography I
  • Web Design I (From Idea to Launch: Web Design & Strategy)
  • Digital Drawing and Illustration I
  • Introduction to Digital Design (emphasis in web design and multimedia)
  • Media Literacy

Honors & Awards

  • Provost Honors

    Spring 2008 Quarter

  • Winner of $5K Victorinox Design Challenge

    Victorinox Swiss Army

    September 2015

    Created a Swiss Army design that best represents Los Angeles.