• + Follow
  • Jessica Anakotta

    Graphic Designer

    San Francisco, CA

I am a graphic designer based in San Francisco, California. I do various types of design work for digital and print media (e.g. brochures, flyers, magazines, books and poster design). I am especially interested in logo, identity and stationery design.

Work Samples

  • Thomas Watch Repair Service

  • The Lee's Family

  • Project 922

Work History

Jessica Anakotta 925.998.7176 | jessicaanakotta@gmail.com | http://www.anakotta.com EXPERIENCE 2008 – 2012 Graphic Designer | Z-LINE DESIGNS, SAN RAMON, CA Responsible for the design and execution of campaign advertising linked to racing car sponsorships, publication materials and product packaging. Execution included campaign print ads and posters, multi-page booklets, brochures, product labels, packaging design and modeling. Prepared graphics for print and quality control of media, print and production. Designed and produced in-house presentation boards, graphs and charts. 2012 Freelance Graphic Designer | WILLIAM CHAN PHOTOGRAPHY, FREMONT, CA Designed the logo for a professional photographer, by initiating a more collaborative design process, involving the photographer client in evolving the logo rationale, and delivering the right visualization that fulfills the client’s objectives. 2011 - 2012 Freelance Graphic Designer | SHARAKU PAINTERTAINMENT, PLEASANTON, CA Created brand identity and design as well as execution of visuals and graphics for a children’s art studio. By way of execution, a variety of design stationery was produced including business cards. Promotional design included brochures and fun-type flyers, targeting the children’s parents. 2011 - 2012 Freelance Graphic Designer | THOMAS WATCH REPAIR, PLEASANTON, CA Developed an identity system for store branding of a watch repair company, creating the design theme and integrated design materials, including letterhead stationery, business cards, brochures and promotional flyers, to project a professional image and increase business. 2006 - 2007 Graphic Designer | KAB PRINT & DESIGN, WALNUT CREEK, CA Responsible for design and production of promotions and marketing campaigns for clients in the real estate sector, extending from stationery and brochures to promotional posters and flyers. Produced and managed pre-press imposition, color correction, photo retouching, plate generating for plate setter, and digital press for in-house printing operations. 2005 - 2006 Graphic Design Intern | UCD STUDENT PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES CENTER, DAVIS, CA Reported directly to key members of the team, and helped to clarify their vision and accurately target their audience and objectives with each project. Created promotional flyers, brochures, posters and booklets for student events. 2005 - 2006 Museum Docent | UCD DESIGN MUSEUM, DAVIS, CA Coordinated and helped manage museum installations, and developed exhibit layout design to create attention and traffic flow, based on exhibition brief from management. Oversaw proper installation, shaping the color themes, lighting, exhibit focus points and flow. 2005 SUMMER Orientation Teacher | SKH TANG SHIU KIN SECONDARY SCHOOL, HONG KONG Responsible for teaching summer art courses and developing workshop activities. Helped to develop a comprehensive course syllabus, and worked closely with the school’s teachers, to unlock the artistic abilities of students enrolled. EDUCATION 2003 - 2006 Visual Communications, Bachelor of Science | UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS, CA 20012- 2003 Graphic Design, Associate of Arts | LANEY COLLEGE, OAKLAND, CA Academic Honor Student, Laney College Grant from the Guy & Louise Condrott Scholarship Fund _________________________________________________________________________ DESIGN SKILLS Adobe Photoshop. Adobe Illustrator. Adobe InDesign. Adobe Flash. Creative Suite. Dreamweaver. Quark XPress. Freehand. PageMaker. Microsoft Office. iWork. Macintosh & Windows operating systems KNOWLEDGE Typography. Color Theory. Pre-press experience. Ad design. Editorial design. Package design. Logo and identity design. Photo Retouching. Digital and hand illustration. Sketching. LANGUAGE English, Mandarin and Cantonese