RÉSUMÉ

CREATIVE DIRECTION • ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY • CHILDREN’S GRAPHIC DESIGN
Creative professional with 15+ years experience specializing in marketing, publishing, and consumer products. Proven leader, managing projects from conception to launch, within budgets and deadlines. Able to motivate multi-discipline teams and foster collaboration and communication among clients and external partners. Repeated success contributing to high-profile properties and enterprises.

SKILLS
Art Direction & Concept                                            Package & Product Development
Brand Strategy                                                            Advertising & Marketing Materials
Team Leadership & Management                            Digital Prepress & PDF Workflow
Project Coordination, Budget & Deadlines             Adobe Creative Suite:
Cross-Team Collaboration                                        InDesign – Illustrator
Client & Partner Relationships                                  Photoshop – After Effects
Print & Digital Design                                                 Keynote & Presentation Design
Social Media Design                                                  Microsoft Office
Motion Graphics                                                         JIRA Interface

EXPERIENCE
Disney Publishing Worldwide
Disney • Pixar • Marvel • Star Wars • National Geographic
Creative Shared Services Manager  |  Marketing Design    
Glendale, CA  | Independent Contractor 3/2018 to 10/2019  |  Staff 11/2019 to present
Independently manage marketing campaigns for world’s largest children’s publishing brand. Collaborate with marketing partners to innovate and execute formats such as print and digital advertising, in-store displays, packaging, convention swag, photography, videos, and motion graphics for social media and event spaces. Grow relationships with cross-functional teams, and encourage a creative exchange of ideas. Support all Disney global properties, and Hyperion author franchises such as Ryan Higgins, Eoin Colfer, Alexandra Bracken, and Rick Riordan.

  • Innovate digital book excerpts via Instagram Stories, creating a new unique internet destination for literary book content.
  • Create compelling graphics for Disney Press Instagram, doubling followers from
    241k to 496k.
  • Design motion graphics, for in-booth multi-monitor wall at Book Expo/Book Con,
    and Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
  • Initiate creative discussions, and share trends in the marketplace, to reimagine new, and enhance current, marketing offerings.

Lead Designer  |  Marvel Press & Custom Publishing Division
White Plains, NY  |  Glendale, CA  |  8/2011 to 12/2016
Provided creative vision and leadership for Marvel Press and Disney Custom Children’s Books divisions. Participated in storybook creation: Content development, editorial collaboration, hiring and directing designers and illustrators, cover packaging and interior book layouts, budgets, and contracts. Developed limited print run custom titles, and initiated distinctive combination packaging to encase multibook-collections, toys, posters, and stickers for external clients: Costco, The Disney Store, and Kohl’s.

  • Designed over 100+ children’s books for Marvel Press in addition to hundreds more
    republished worldwide.
  • Reduced Marvel Press book development time by 1/3 and contributed to $2 billion
    in profits.

Jennifer Redding Design
Freelance
Creative Director  |  Graphic Design
Pasadena CA  |  1/2011 to Present
Art direction and graphic design for entertainment, publishing, toy companies, and kids’ products. Clients include: Toy company Caseyboy Productions, independent rock bands, educational websites, book publishers Abrams, Chronicle Books, and Cognella Publishing, CVLUX Magazine, DreamWorks, UYoung, and Disney Digital Network.

DC Comics | Warner bros entertainment
Batman • Superman • Wonder Woman • Watchmen
Assistant Art Director  |  Creative Services     New York, NY  |  5/2003 to 12/2010
Led advertising campaigns, catalog design, and book packaging to support DC Universe. Created custom design for distinguished external clients: Lego Bionicle, THQ, Nintendo, Bandi Namco, Warner Home Video, ABC, National Geographic, Mucinex, and Colgate.

The Jim Henson Company
Classic Muppets • Fraggle Rock • Muppet Babies • The Dark Crystal • Farscape
Graphic Designer  |  Domestic & International Consumer Products
New York, NY  |  10/1997 to 5/2003
Created branding and style guides for award winning domestic and international children’s television shows.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science: Art and Graphic Design   Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Art & Animation studies   Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK
Certificate: Web Design   Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY