Designer / 20 years’ experience from freelance to marketing firms; adroit at creating captivating design solutions, derives inspired visual metaphors from complex ideas, and invigorates tired imagery Director / Presents complicated ideas and solutions with clarity and enthusiasm; cultivates healthy client relationships with an energetic, thoughtful demeanor; seeks to infuse decisive vigor into teams and processes Factotum / A diverse range of aptitudes and experience including strategic company planning, inbound and content marketing strategy, social media execution, and positive company culture development

Work Samples

  • Trans4m.org

  • Touchpoint

  • Millennial Mayors Congress

Work History

  • Design Director

    Ensures the excellence of creative output with rapt attention to detail, a perceptive understanding of client and project needs, and an expressive use of imagery; fosters creative team development with an open environment of learning, inspiration and collaboration; contributes to firm’s growth and success as a member of the leadership team, determining strategic planning, goals and objectives

  • Owner

    • Jamie Latendresse Design
    • Aug 1995 - Present (19 years 8 months)

    Designer and art director with almost 20 years' experience providing unique identities, cohesive branding, and distinctive design solutions for print and digital projects; past clients run the gamut from artists and galleries, to local and small businesses, to municipalities, NPO's and corporations

    Recent projects include packaging for Peter Stathis & Virtual Studio (SF, CA), art direction for Iris A. Brown Design (NY, NY), The Stuttering Association for the Young (NY, NY), Epiphany Studios, Paxahau, and many more

  • Contributor (Freelance)

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

    Weekly content contributor to the iconic design brand’s “Lifework” blog, coordinating and writing engaging profiles, product features and other content

  • Senior Art Director

    • Michigan Suburbs Alliance
    • 2005 - May 2011 (6 years 1 month)

    Augmented the NPO’s distinctive voice and mission in Metro Detroit with coordinated print and digital design solutions; generated impactful brand and design consistency for both the main org as well as its key programs in energy efficiency, regional transportation and future leader engagement; developed effective designs for reports, white papers, case studies and infographics

  • 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 Pr1mary Space gallery in Hamtramck. Pr1mary Space was a retail sales gallery specializing in post-modern, post-pop fine art from emerging and established artists. Exhibitions included local, national and international participants.

  • Senior Graphic Designer/Art Director

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

    Art director for HUMMER owner publication "HUMMER Adventures"; senior graphic designer on GM Motor Club direct mail programs, GM Protection Plan website and direct mail, and Strategy Network marketing and leave-behind pieces

  • 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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