I have a rich background in illustration but am also well versed in the areas of packaging production, from sketch to color correction for print. I enjoy coming up with sketches for anything from video game concepts to packaging designs, and often do my own product renderings. I also enjoy branding application and have worked on numerous licensed products.

Work Samples

  • Vector Art for Games

  • Identity and Branding

  • Logos

Work History

Jessica L. Tommassello www.femjesse.com • femjesse@gmail.com QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY • Live Games Experience: Supported live games with charming art, keeping them profitable long past their original projections. • UI Experience: Proficient with creating basic UI design. • Stylistic Versatility: Able to easily adapt to new art style requirements. Worked on multiple projects at a time, each with unique aesthetic challenges. Equally comfortable creating vector art and painted art. • Packaging and Stationery: Worked on hundreds of examples of packaging, stationery, activities, markers wraps, pen wraps and sticker sheets for clients such as Elmer’s, Paper Magic Group, Barton’s Candy, RenArt and Trends International. • Publishing and Layout: Responsible for creating catalogs for American Trading Company and Renart. Laid out and performed prepress for many books and covers for independent authors looking to print on demand. • Prepress and Color Checking: Responsible for specifying dielines and spot colors as well as eliminating unnecessary or hidden elements and checking to make sure art falls within the paper stock’s ink threshold before sending files to print. Experienced in specifying embellishment layers. Performed manual trapping and overprinting; selective use of color ink to avoid trapping issues. • Technical Proficiency: Adobe Photoshop versions 4.5–CS4, Adobe Illustrator 9.0–CS4, Adobe InDesign 2.0–CS4, Corel Painter 9, Macromedia Dreamweaver MX–MX 2004, Macromedia Flash MX–MX 2004, Microsoft Office Suite, Wacom Cintiq Monitor Stylus, Wacom Graphire Stylus 2–3, Wacom Intuos 3 Tablet • Strengths and Accomplishments: Creative Child Online Magazine “Toy of the Year” award for my work on Diggity the Dog. Working with Twilight Wish Foundation to make senior citizens’ publishing wishes come true. EDUCATION Sept. 2002–Dec. 2006 Temple University–Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA Major: Illustration/Graphic Design – BFA degree received January, 2007 EMPLOYMENT HISTORY TinyCo – San Francisco, CA Game Artist – April 2012–October 2013 • Concepted and created characters and background assets used as microtransactions • UI Design for daily deals Fox Run Brands – Ivyland, PA Freelance Illustrator and Designer – March 2011–Current • Laid out book interiors for both children’s books and novels • Illustrated and laid out book covers • Developed new company-wide branding and color scheme • Color correction and prepress, making sure all files are ready to go Twilight Wish Foundation – Doylestown, PA Freelance Illustrator and Designer – March 2010–Current • Laid out book interiors for both children’s books and novels • Illustrated and laid out book covers • Developed new company-wide branding and color scheme • Color correction and prepress, making sure all files are ready to go GA Communications – Malvern, PA Full-Time Production Designer – August 2009–March 2010 • Responsible for meeting strict design standards • Created templates • Adjusted image and type • Redesigned promotional ads to fit in specific proportions while maintaining original design aesthetic Atomica Design Group, Inc – Morrisville, PA Full-time Graphic Designer – June 2007–Feb 2009 • Responsible for new product development • Product packaging sketches • Created and adjusted packaging dielines • Specified blister packaging area and depth • Applied branding; licensed and original • Performed pre-press and color checking as needed • Spotted out colors and embellishments such as glitter, flocking, foil and embossing • Worked on creating and expanding clients’ identity through logos and packaging • Developing trade show, PDQ and point of sale displays • Stayed up to date on current market trends • Created mock examples of finished packaging for client review and trade shows • Responsible for catalog layout and production • Created digital renderings of products for in-house and client review Lisa LeLeu Studios – Doylestown, PA Digital Colorist, Graphic Designer – June 2003¬–Aug 2006 • Responsible for applying branding • New product proposal • Digitally colored and edited children’s books • Worked on the Creative Child Online Magazine “Toy of the Year” award winning “Diggity the Dog” Puppet Show Book • Created Product Mocks References available upon request.

Education

  • Tyler School of Art

    • BFA Graphic Design/Illustration
    • 2002 - 2007

Specialties

Affiliations

The Autumn Society

Awards

2004 Toy of the Year Creative Child Online Magazine 2002 Central Bucks East High School Fine Arts Award recipient 2000 CBEA 2000 District Award for Showcase of the Arts for 3–D Art grades 10–12 1999 Central Bucks Art Show

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