• Graphic Design Intern at Social Standards
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Design

Previous positions

  • Design Apprentice at Amrita Sen Designs
  • Graphic Design Intern at Heat Dance

Education

University of California, Berkeley, Bachelor’s Degree, Cognitive Science

Public Profile

Background

Summary

I am passionate about design. When I was in middle school, I began creating playbills for theatrical shows and have loved design ever since. I graduated from UC Berkeley in 2016 with a B.A. in Cognitive Science and am now wholeheartedly purusing a career as a designer. Most recently, I have served as a Graphic Design Intern for Social Standards, a market research company.

Experience

  • Graphic Design Intern

    Social Standards

    May 2019 – Present(5 months)San Francisco Bay Area

    • Created 40+ page consumer insight reports focusing on market research within a specific industry vertical • Designed icons that were featured on Social Standards website, in reports, within the Social Standards platform, and within other marketing collateral • Provided feedback on Social Standards platform design improvements from a UI/UX perspective • Designed social content, including social media posts, cover/header photos, and advertisements • Created design templates for slide decks, reports, social posts

  • Freelance Graphic and Web Designer

    Freelance

    August 2016 – Present(3 years 2 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    • Advised clients on website redesigns based on the principles of usability • Developed and maintained four websites for clients using WordPress, including craigpeters.info for Screenwriter Craig Peters • Created advertisements, illustrations, and Snapchat geofilters for business needs • Designed logos for UCLA Statistical Consulting Center and Wholesome Beginnings • Connect with me on Behance: behance.net/jessicakapeters • Complete portfolio available at: jessicapetersdesign.com

  • Design Apprentice

    Amrita Sen Designs

    February 2019 – April 2019(2 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    • Worked alongside the CEO of a Los Angeles-based design company on design generation, assortment, and merchandising • Redesigned Shopify site (amritasen.com), consulted on usability practices, and launched affiliated site • Managed the integration with design team to all marketplaces, including Wayfair, Amazon, and Etsy • Directed and trained a team of junior employees to handle day-to-day design tasks

  • Graphic Design Intern

    Heat Dance

    December 2018 – February 2019(2 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    • Served as a member of the “Graphic Design” and “Web Development/WordPress” teams • Designed pitch decks, MailChimp emails, and other call-to-action campaigns for a dance studio • Devised desktop and mobile interfaces for Heat Online, an online portal for Heat Dance members • Managed WordPress website (heatdancecompany.com) and its usability practices

  • Graphic Designer

    Emerald Isle Production

    November 2017 – August 2018(9 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    • Designed logos, graphics for social media, and MailChimp campaigns for a new theatre company • Produced a 12-page program that was distributed to audience members at the performances • Developed and maintained company website (emeraldis.org) using Weebly

  • Private Tutor

    Self

    August 2016 – June 2018(1 year 10 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    • Provided individual instruction to 18 students, aged 6-23, in a variety of subjects including math, science, language arts, and history • Assisted students with homework assignments, test prep, and college applications • Helped students develop study strategies and utilize other techniques to improve academic performance

  • Resident Assistant

    UC Berkeley

    August 2015 – May 2016(9 months)San Francisco Bay Area

    • Developed and nurtured a positive living environment for 53 undergraduate students • Promoted academic excellence, addressed student needs, and encouraged campus involvement • Conducted residence hall programs to support student personal and academic success • Designed posters, flyers, and explanatory emails to promote hall events and provide information

  • Managing Editor

    Blue & Gold Yearbook

    April 2015 – May 2016(1 year 1 month)San Francisco Bay Area

    • Facilitated the production of UC Berkeley’s official yearbook by overseeing all aspects of photography, copy, and design • Supervised 8 board members and about 40 staff members throughout the school year

  • Communications Intern

    Ripple Labs

    May 2015 – July 2015(2 months)San Francisco Bay Area

    • Accelerated the daily operations of the marketing/communication team at a financial technology company • Designed newsletters, invitations, email campaigns, and other marketing collateral • Facilitated the transition to a new team-collaboration software, Confluence, by hosting a company-wide training session and a series of Confluence workshops • Tracked worldwide news coverage about Ripple and Ripple Labs • Coordinated events held in New York, London, and Hong Kong for potential company influencers • Led a company-wide messaging workshop to ensure clarity on marketing strategy • Produced a webinar on distributed financial technologies in the APAC region • Collected team progress on company objectives and distributed weekly updates to all employees

  • Copywriter

    Sellegit.com

    July 2014 – April 2015(9 months)Berkeley, CA

    • Wrote and edited product copy, emails, blogs social media posts, and international advertisement campaigns • Developed and standardized brand voice across all mediums • Assisted with the development of a new fashion app, Peach (www.peachapp.com) • Responded to customer inquiries and concerns via email

  • Interactive Marketing Intern

    Atlassian

    June 2014 – July 2014(1 month)San Francisco Bay Area

    • Created interactive lessons for customers regarding how to use Atlassian products • Responded to customer inquiries regarding Atlassian University, a subset of Atlassian devoted to customer training • Assisted Atlassian Copywriter with editing content on Atlassian website

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley

    Bachelor’s Degree, Cognitive Science

    2012 – 2016

    I had an incredible experience as a student at UC Berkeley. I studied Cognitive Science with a concentration in Society, Culture, and Cognition, and I minored in Theater and Performance Studies.

    Activities and Societies

    Blue & Gold Yearbook, Eta Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Order of Omega Greek Leadership Honor Society, Fall Program for Freshman

  • Ramon C. Cortines School for the Visual and Performing Arts

    High School, Theatre

    2009 – 2012

    At Ramon C. Cortines School for the Visual and Performing Arts, I served as a founding member of the Theatre Academy. I am very grateful that I had the opportunity to attend a very unique high school, as my theatrical experiences have shaped every aspect of my life.

    Activities and Societies

    National Honor Society, International Thespian Society (Troupe 7573)

Skills & Expertise

  • Event Planning
  • Leadership
  • Graphic Design
  • Communication
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Sketch
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Public Speaking
  • Microsoft Office
  • Customer Service
  • Research
  • Invision
  • Editing
  • Teamwork
  • Social Media
  • Figma
  • Web Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Blogging
  • Social Networking
  • Writing

Certifications

  • What is Graphic Design?

    Lynda.com, License AE31B8

    October 2018

  • Graphic Design Careers: First Steps

    Lynda.com, License 2E0DB7

    September 2017

  • Introduction to Graphic Design (2016)

    Lynda.com, License A91720

    December 2017

  • Graphic Design Foundations: Typography

    Lynda.com, License 8BB3D0

    September 2018

  • Graphic Design Foundations: Layout and Composition

    Lynda.com, License 9D40E6

    September 2018

  • Color for Design and Art

    Lynda.com, License E65718

    January 2019

  • Learning Logo Design

    Lynda.com, License C4E1AD

    May 2019

Honors & Awards

  • Pearl Scholarship Award

    UC Berkeley Order of Omega

    April 2016

  • Panhellenic Woman of the Month

    UC Berkeley Panhellenic Council

    March 2016

    Selected by my chapter and recognized in the Panhellenic community for achievements in the visual and performing arts.

  • Most Outstanding Board Member

    Blue & Gold Yearbook

    December 2014

  • Most Dedicated Writer

    Blue & Gold Yearbook

    May 2013

  • Best Senior Portrait Assistant

    Blue & Gold Yearbook

    May 2013

  • Most Outstanding Writer

    Blue & Gold Yearbook

    December 2012

  • Math Department Gold Medal Award

    Ramon C. Cortines School for the Visual and Performing Arts

    May 2012

  • AP Scholar with Distinction

    July 2012

  • Golden State Seal Merit Diploma

    June 2012

Organizations

  • Blue & Gold Yearbook

    August 2012 – May 2016

    I am proud to have been a member of Blue & Gold Yearbook throughout the duration of my time at Cal. My final year at Cal, I served as a Managing Editor, overseeing the entire production of the yearbook. Previously, I also served as Copy Editor, Student Life/Seniors Section Editor, a Senior Portrait Assistant, and a Staff Writer. I have been awarded Most Outstanding Board Member (December 2014), Most Dedicated Writer (May 2013), Best Senior Portrait Assistant (May 2013), and Most Outstanding Writer (December 2012).

  • Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Eta Chapter

    August 2014 – May 2016

    I joined Gamma Phi Beta at the beginning of my third year at Cal, and I am incredibly grateful to have joined an organization of 110 amazing women. I have had wonderful experiences and worked with so many strong, inspiring women. While in my chapter, I served as PACE/Fidelity Chairwoman from November 2014 – November 2015. In March 2016, I was selected by my chapter and recognized as a Panhellenic Woman of the Month.

  • Order of Omega Greek Leadership Honor Society, Gamma Nu Chapter

    February 2016 – May 2016

    Order of Omega is a leadership honor society for members of fraternity and sorority organizations who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, and involvement within their respective organization and within the fraternity/sorority, campus, and local community. Members are selected from the top 3% of students at each institution. I received the Pearl Scholarship Award in April 2016 for outsanding academic achievement.

  • AIGA, the professional association for design

    Member

    December 2018 – Present

    I am proud to be a Contributing Member of AIGA: the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design. With over 70 chapters and 25,000 members, AIGA strives to advance design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force.

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Ambassador

    Fall Program for Freshman

    April 2013 – May 2016(3 years 1 month)

    UC Berkeley’s Fall Program for Freshman (FPF) is an extension program for January-start incoming students. As an alumnus of this program, I served as an upperclassmen mentor to current FPF students. Duties included attending FPF events to answer questions and give new students advice and holding drop-in advising hours to assist students with schedule planning.

  • Note-taker

    UC Berkeley Disabled Students Program

    February 2013 – December 2015(2 years 10 months)

    As a Note-Taker, I took comprehensive notes of lectures for students in the Disabled Students’ Program and uploaded notes within 48 hours of each lecture. Throughout my time at UC Berkeley, I was a note-taker for 5 different lectures.

  • Auxiliary Assistant

    UC Berkeley Disabled Students’ Program

    August 2014 – December 2015(1 year 4 months)Education

    I served as a test-taking assistant for students in the Disabled Students’ Program by writing exams, manipulating test materials, and offering other assistance as needed. Further, I acted as a liaison between the student and the test proctor.

  • Classroom Volunteer

    St. Jarlath Catholic School

    February 2014 – May 2014(3 months)Education

    At St. Jarlath Catholic School, I had the pleasure of supervising elementary school children (primarily first-, second-, and third-graders). I tutored students who were experiencing academic difficulties and engaged students in activities inside and outside the classroom. Additionally, I assisted teachers with organization, planning, and instruction.

  • Student Supporter

    Supporting Peers in Laidback Listening

    August 2013 – May 2014(9 months)Health

    As a Student Supporter for Supporting Peers in Laidback Listening (SPILL), I gave advice to up to 3 students per week who posted anonymous confessions on www.spillnow.com. Additionally, I participated in a peer support group and gave participants advice and assisted with planning meetings by preparing presentations and organizing speakers.

Causes Jessica cares about:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Education
  • Environment