JENNIFER A. MAKAW
120 Cherry Street • Northport, NY 11768 • 631-835-2933
Art Director and Designer, helping overwhelmed and/or understaffed art departments get ahead of design work, maintain design schedules for presentations and always meets deadlines. Lead projects and teams or sit as responsible member or team handling all outside creative: photographers, printers, stylists, etc.as well as illustration, design, layout & production.
FREELANCE ART DIRECTOR & GRAPHIC DESIGNER • MAY 2005-PRESENT • NORTHPORT, NY
Ryan & Ryan PR • Design logos & advertisements for political & ad campaigns, newspaper and print ads, billboards, mailers, lawn signs, Email Blasts.
Cook’s: Scratch Kitchen & Bakery • Developed restaurant branding & in store graphics. Design printed menus, advertisements, coupons & gift cards. Design & maintain restaurant website.
Social Ribbit • Design company logo & business cards. Consult & design for various projects ranging from photoshop help to web design.
The Health & Welfare Council of Long Island • Design booklet commemorating the 1 year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy and the work HWCLI and its partners have done in the recovery.
Marketing Made Simple TV • Design marketing powerpoint presentation to obtain syndication & sponsorship.
Bardwil International • Design licensed tabletop linens, bath linens and accessories. Preparing artwork for sampling & production. Design Presentation to obtain new license.
SRD International • Assume all responsibilities of art department. Create entire product line, develop line for sampling & production.
The Northwest Company • Design artwork for licensed home accessories. Design licensing presentations. “On Call” Artist for all aspects of licensed throws, bedding & home decor. Produce licensor submission forms and product packaging.
Bentex/Dreamwave • Design artwork for Private Label boys & girls swimwear prints. Design artwork for licensed Pajamas.
Karen Rossi / Rossi Studios • Create digital art from original painted art. Design new product for license presentations. Consult on new product and licensee ideas.
Accessory Network • Design licensed product, private label product, sales presentations, illustrations, packaging.
PRIOR FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT:
Leeward International Inc. • New York, NY • Graphic Artist/Designer 5/2004-4/2005 (Maternity Leave)
Same duties as with prior employment. (See below)
Tri-Coastal Design • New York, NY • Licensed Product Designer 6/2003-4/2004
Design & Develop Licensed Stationery Gift Sets. Work directly with licensor on new artwork programs. Work with licensor and vendor on private collections. Instruct sales team on new product collections. Travel to licensing meetings for product review, and/or new artwork presentation.
Leeward International Inc., New York, NY Graphic Artist/Designer 10/2001-5/2003
Design & Develop artwork for toddler/girls/junior/missy licensed sleepwear and intimate apparel: Repeat Prints, Screenprints, Embroidery/Appliqué, Catalogs and/or Sell Sheets, Promotional Materials. Work directly with licensor to attain approval on artwork for sampling & production. Design & Develop artwork for toddler/girls/junior/missy Non Licensed (generic) sleepwear and intimate apparel: Wal-Mart Private Label, JCPenney Private label, TARGET Private label, etc. Local Market Shopping, Merchandising , Trend Forecasting/Presentations , Create Boards & Promotional Materials For Sales team. Work closely with Sales team on marketing and merchandising information and materials to create stronger presentations thereby increasing odds of buyer purchasing our product over competitors. Work closely with production team to ensure more successful sampling & finished product.
Accessory Network Inc. • New York, NY • Graphic Design Associate 5/1999-8/2000
Designed & Developed licensed character accessories from concept artwork through production samples. (Disney, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network) Designed & Developed Private label accessories for Wal*Mart “no boundaries”, “Faded Glory”, K-Mart “Route 66”. Maintained daily correspondence with overseas office in China, as well as factories in Taiwan and the Philippines. Local market shopping for samples, new products, materials, inspiration.
Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T.) • Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts
NAPW Suffolk County Local Chapter President May 2011-September 2013, Current Vice President
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Quark XPress, Microsoft Powerpoint, HTML, CSS, WordPress
References Available Upon Request