Senior-level creative and hands-on graphic designer specializing in branding and identity, website design, event and publicity design, and creative marketing solutions.

Work Samples

  • Trans4m.org

  • Touchpoint

  • Millennial Mayors Congress

Work History

  • Design Director

    Creative lead on a multi-talented team, providing integrated digital marketing solutions for smart websites, social media, mobile apps and more.

  • Owner

    • Jamie Latendresse Design
    • Aug 1995 - Present (19 years 2 months)

    Freelance and contract Art Director/Designer for 10 years on top of various full time positions and contract work. Past projects and clients include the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corp., Ford Detroit Jazz Festival, Detroit Electronic Music Festival, CPOP Gallery, Absolut, and more. http://www.jamielatendresse.com/

  • Contributor (Freelance)

    • Herman Miller
    • Mar 2012 - Jul 2013 (1 year 4 months)

    • Contributor to the iconic design brand’s “Lifework” blog at www.hermanmiller.com/lifework
    • Coordinate and write weekly posts

  • Senior Art Director

    • Michigan Suburbs Alliance
    • 2005 - May 2011 (5 years 7 months)

    Art direction and graphic design for print and web, publicity and marketing.

  • DDA Board Member

    • City of Hamtramck
    • 2006 - 2007 (1 year)

    Board member for the development authority chartered to improve Hamtramck's downtown experience from business and downtown resident support, to events and improvements in the downtown area.

  • Co-Owner

    • Primary Space Gallery
    • Apr 2003 - Dec 2006 (3 years 8 months)

    Co-owner, with partner Carrie Hazel, of Primary Space gallery in Hamtramck. Primary Space is a retail sales gallery specializing in post-modern, post-pop fine art from emerging and established artists. http://www.pr1maryspace.com/

  • Senior Graphic Designer/Art Director

    • Strategy Network
    • Mar 2003 - Aug 2005 (2 years 5 months)

    Full time Senior Graphic Design, and art director on specific projects. Art Director for HUMMER Adventures owner publication; senior graphic designer for GMAC direct mail programs.

  • Sales Associate

    • Merchant's Fine Wine
    • 2002 - 2003 (1 year)
  • Graphic Arts Director

    • ©POP
    • 1999 - 2003 (4 years)

    Managed graphic communications (print and web) for shows, events and exhibitions for this international art gallery; assisted gallery director and director of operations with artist relations, curating, and other daily gallery operations.

  • Digital Photographer/Graphic Designer

    • Montgomery Advertising
    • 1995 - 1999 (4 years)

    Managed and produced all digital product photography for automotive products, party and entertainment sundries and more; design and layout for ads and circulars; illustration and image colorization; film and color keys

Education

  • Eastern Michigan University

    • B.A. Film, Television, Radio, Journalism
    • 1990 - 1994

Specialties

Affiliations

Member AIGA

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