Portfolio

Club Champion Web Design

Corner Grind

Victoria’s Secret Rewards

Inte Q Animated Video

Savings Depot

CDC Tradeshow Banners

Inte Q Whitepaper Design

Inte Q Web Design

Pickle Bar

Talking Tactical

Inte Q Animated Video

Jaide & Co

LAP Annual Dinner Invites

Infographic

Corner Grind Web Design

Corner Grind Menu & Sticker

Gateway CTA Ad

CDC Logistics Web Design

Gateway 5K Logo

Infographic

Alpha One

Intratherm

Gateway Annual Report

CDC Logistics

CASA of DuPage Web Design

Infographic

TradeCurrents

FCH Magazine Ad

SmalTec Web Design

Gateway Foundation

Gateway Video

a photography theme

Page Fura, P.C. Web Design

AC Moore In-Store Signage

Greenway Home Insulators Logo

Greenway

a blogger theme

Resume

JED MANDER

An accomplished and motivated Art Director with a proven track record of creating impactful brand experiences in digital and print mediums. Proficient in creative thinking and problem-solving, marketing strategy, and providing design direction for teams in collaborative, fast-paced environments. A self-motivated leader known for problem solving skills, the ability to translate technical documents into visual works, and work independently on multiple projects.  Considered by colleagues as an adaptable collaborator with a high degree of professionalism, leadership skills, and a positive attitude. Known for creative design knowledge, attention to detail, and the ability to solve problems with strong interpersonal skills.

 

EXPERIENCE

January 2021 – July 2021

Creative Director

Inte Q – Oakbrook Terrace, IL
  • Led the creative process from ideation to execution of multi-channel projects including website UX/UI layout, A/B testing of landing pages, social media channels, blog posts, banner advertising, print, and email marketing campaigns.
  • Designed visually engaging interfaces, reports, and charts for a proprietary SaaS data visualization reporting platform.
  • Collaborated with account teams to develop creative briefs and marketing plans.
  • Designed presentations for clients and in-house initiatives.
  • Developed creative assets for account-based and intent-based marketing initiatives, increasing Marketing Qualified Leads by 150%.
  • Authored the corporate brand guidelines to ensure consistent presentation throughout all marketing materials.
  • Redesigned the look-and-feel of several proprietary consumer subscription products to increase customer conversion.
  • Worked with creative staff and freelance contract developers to ensure quality control and adherence to brand standards.

August 2004 – January 2021

Freelance Designer

Pixelated Space, Inc. – Plainfield, IL
  • Designed impactful websites, landing pages, emails, logos, print campaigns, videos, and digital experiences for a wide variety of clients.
  • Rebranded a nationally recognized healthcare provider who experienced a $34M increase in growth over a 6-year period.
  • Developed client email campaigns including one that achieved 24% year-over-year growth with an average open rate of 33%.
  • Oversaw all aspects of day-to-day business operations including sales, training, client interaction, project scheduling, bookkeeping, and interacting with vendors.

December 1999 – August 2004

Web Designer & Developer, Coldfusion Application Programmer

ImagineThat – Warrenville, IL
  • Designed interactive web sites, banner advertising campaigns, Adobe Flash applications, and distributed media for clients including Coca-Cola, Toyota, McDonald’s, Verizon, and GMC.
  • Managed the design and deployment of all agency email marketing campaigns.
  • Collaborated in brainstorming sessions to develop innovative creative ideas and participated in client presentations.
  • Worked with project managers to lead design and development teams through client feedback.
  • Programmed data-driven applications using ColdFusion, MS SQL Server, and MySQL.

EDUCATION

1992

Bachelor of Science, Communications

Northern Illinois University

1989

Associate of Arts

College of DuPage

 

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Contact

Plainfield, IL       815.603.7252       Email      LinkedIn

Skills

Graphic Design
Print Design
Web Design
Typography
Color Theory
Art Direction
Responsive Web Development
Branding
SEO
Email Marketing
Direct Marketing
Video Production
Motion Graphics
Strategic Project Planning
Creative Team Management
Creative Problem Solving

Applications

Design:
Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe XD), Canva

Development:
Adobe Dreamweaver, Chrome Developer Tools, ATOM, Coldfusion Studio

CMS Platforms:
WordPress, Joomla, Wix

Video/Animation:
Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Power Director

CRM/Email:
Hubspot, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, MailChimp, Constant Contact

Databases:
Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Access

Project Management:
Teamwork, Basecamp, Asana

Languages

HTML/HTML5
CSS/CSS3
jQuery
Javascript
Coldfusion
SQL

TESTIMONIALS

Kymberly Vasey

B2B & B2C Integrated Marketing Leader

Jed is a collaborative Creative Director with a deep understanding of the intersection between achieving business objectives and creating beautifully designed brand/marketing assets. He has a very approachable style with internal teams, as well as clients, which makes him an asset to any organization. He values varying perspectives to drive the optimal design and best outcome for a particular strategy or campaign. Jed is a dependable team leader that realizes deadlines can shift, but can prioritize and deliver what you need, when you need it. I highly recommend Jed and would work with him again anytime!

Cindy Ready

Internal Communications Practice Leader / Gateway Foundation

I met Jed through a colleague and we began working together on a several graphic projects including branding, an intranet, and a quarterly internal newsletter over several years. Jed’s approach to each assignment was thorough, asking probing questions to help us best articulate the end design goal. Jed’s knowledge of graphic design was always evident, and his creativity in branding and offering up alternative visual designs often provided choices we had not considered. Jed’s creative ideas were especially welcome in developing interesting titles for the newsletter articles, and keeping the content appearance fresh, but still a recognizable familiar constant to the reader. Jed and I worked together on numerous projects, and I appreciated his professionalism, his design knowledge, his sense of humor to carry through the inevitable changes or delays, and his dedication to always delivering a successful outcome to satisfy his clients.

Lisa Bathey

Graphic Designer / Your Design Source

Jed is a dynamic businessman who has the creative vision and talent to bring together a team of web & graphic designers for specific client projects. He is very professional and leads through creative example. His charisma energizes and encourages his team to create their very best. His feedback and suggestions give the direction and leadership that ensures great results. I look forward to working on his team again.

Terry Voss

Director Global Marketing Communications, Computed Tomography / GE Healthcare

Jed did an outstanding job on our website for LACDMH and Laker star, Ron Artest. He managed the project fully, delivered within an incredibly tight time frame and never waivered through multiple updates. Incredibly professional, he keeps the big picture in mind, while being highly detailed. We’d love to work with him again and highly recommend Jed and Pixelated Space.