Jordan Brade

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

Previous positions

  • Graphic Designer at WRAPPED Fine Art
  • Administrative Assistant, Records, Library Assistant, Reception and Hospitality at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Education

Full Sail University, Bachelor’s Degree, Graphic Design

Background

Summary

Jordan Brade is an illustrator, artist, and designer located in Los Angeles, California. Growing up on a steady diet of Japanese monster movies, Science Fiction, and comic books inspired Jordan to pursue a career in commercial art – creating unique works for clients that want to set themselves apart from the rest. Jordan’s hobbies include cooking, watching movies, and building giant robot model kits.

Experience

  • Designer, Artist, Illustrator

    Freelance

    September 2008 – Present(11 years 1 month)Greater Los Angeles Area

    – Developing logos and business materials for clients by listening to their needs and understanding that the elements of design must work as a whole. – Designing flyers with digital illustrations. – Creating original designs and illustrations for apparel and merchandise.

  • Graphic Designer

    WRAPPED Fine Art

    May 2017 – August 2019(2 years 3 months)Venice, California

    – Created custom artwork by digitally manipulating high resolution scans of hand-created art assets such as illustrations, paint splatters, and geometric patterns using Adobe Creative Suite for both commercial clients and art collectors. – Recreate approved artwork for print on various substrates including canvas, fine art papers, wall paper materials, and aluminum. – Developed pitch decks to present art pieces to clients – Photographed completed installations for use in promotional materials.

  • Administrative Assistant, Records, Library Assistant, Reception and Hospitality

    Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

    May 2014 – April 2016(1 year 11 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    – Streamlined check-in process for library materials by creating templates, and developing organizational systems. – Digitally input correspondence and evidence in client records. – Handled high volume of calls at reception quickly and efficiently. – Learned to balance multiple job responsibilities and disciplines.

  • Library Assistant, Reception, and Hospitality

    Canon Solutions America

    August 2011 – April 2014(2 years 8 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    Streamlined check-in process for library materials by creating templates, and developing organizational systems by quickly learning EOS Library software. Handled high volume of calls at reception during peak periods quickly and efficiently, including additionally handling calls for the Stroock New York office after Hurricane Sandy. Quickly setup and cleaned conference rooms and kitchens before and after meetings. Learned to balance multiple job responsibilities and disciplines.

  • Production Assistant

    ROUGH AND TUMBLE LTD

    February 2014 – February 2014Greater Los Angeles Area

    Assisted with equipment setup, wrangled set, assisted Art Department with continuity and prop wrangling, while working closely with First Assistant Director.

  • Assistant Camera Operator, Production Assistant on Web Shorts

    Zeke Mahogany Comedy

    July 2010 – October 2013(3 years 3 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    Promoted from Production Assistant to Assistant Camera Operator during the course of shooting several web shorts for the Zeke Mahogany Youtube channel.

  • CampRED Instructor, Assistant REDucation Instructor

    RED Digital Cinema

    August 2011 – August 2012(1 year)Greater Los Angeles Area

    Taught children how to use RED One and RED Epic camera systems, video editing software, basic special effects, and production workflow during Camp RED. Built lighting setups, created basic scenes, and help demonstrate basic camera operation with Lead Instructor during REDucation.

Education

  • Full Sail University

    Bachelor’s Degree, Graphic Design

    2016 – 2019

  • Arizona State University

    Film and Media Studies

    2006 – 2007

  • Desert Vista High School

    2002 – 2006

Languages

  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • German

    Limited working proficiency

Skills & Expertise

  • Adobe Premiere
  • Airbrush
  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Knowledgeable
  • Video Editing
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Illustration
  • 3D Printing
  • Film Direction
  • Photography
  • Comic Book Illustration
  • Personable
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Film
  • Resin Casting
  • Creative
  • Logo Design
  • Short Films
  • Screenwriting
  • Microsoft Office
  • Acrylic Painting
  • 3D Modeling
  • Drawing
  • Sculpture
  • Customer Service
  • Television
  • Prototype Finishing
  • Film Production
  • Entertainment
  • Creative Writing
  • Editing
  • Art
  • Camera
  • Photoshop
  • Video Production
  • Final Draft
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Problem Solving
  • Ink Drawing
  • Typography
  • Social Media
  • Blender 3D
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Passionate
  • Social Networking
  • Video
  • Writing

Certifications

  • Foundations of Drawing

    Lynda.com, License 9214C0

    February 2017 – February 2017

  • Graphic Design Foundations: Typography

    Lynda.com, License

    October 2017

  • Graphic Design: Logo Design Tips and Tricks

    Lynda.com, License

    August 2017

  • Branding for Designers

    Lynda.com, License

    February 2017

  • Drawing Foundations: Fundamentals

    Lynda.com, License

    February 2017

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Causes Jordan cares about:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Arts and Culture
  • Children
  • Civil Rights and Social Action
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Human Rights
  • Politics
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Services