Resume

JED MANDER
GRAPHIC DESIGNER / DEVELOPER / BRANDING PROFESSIONAL

An experienced and versatile graphic designer, web developer, and branding professional with more than 20 years of experience creating powerful customer experiences for both digital and print. Personable and good-natured with experience working in collaborative environments; regarded for an ability to bridge communication between creative, technical and account staff.

 

EXPERIENCE

January 2021 – July 2021

Creative Director

Inte Q – Oakbrook Terrace, IL
  • Led the creative process from concept to completion of design initiatives for both B2B and B2C projects.
  • Worked with account teams to design creative elements for client presentations and prospect proposals.
  • Developed the corporate brand standards guide and ensured adherence by teams developing collateral materials.
  • Managed freelance developers engaged via Upwork, as well as interfaced with other in-house design teams.
  • Designed and maintained the corporate website in WordPress.
  • Played a key role in implementing Hubspot CRM for the agency’s marketing efforts.

August 2004 – January 2021

Freelance Designer

Pixelated Space, Inc. – Plainfield, IL
  • Consulted on client re-branding projects, including a nationally recognized healthcare provider who experienced a $34M increase in growth over a 6-year period.
  • Designed cross-platform email campaigns for clients, including one campaign that saw a 24% year-over-year growth with an average open rate of 33%.
  • Developed responsive websites for clients using CMS platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, and Wix, as well as traditional HTML/CSS coding methodologies.
  • Programmed dynamic database-driven applications using MSSQL, MySQL, and ColdFusion, including custom-programmed CMS tools for client use.
  • Designed print collateral such as flyers, bi-folds, and tri-folds as well as print advertisements, traditional billboards, trade show displays, infographics, and annual reports.
  • Managed all aspects of day-to-day business operations including sales, client interaction, creative direction, project scheduling, bookkeeping, and vendor management.

December 1999 – August 2004

Web Designer & Developer, Coldfusion Application Programmer

ImagineThat – Warrenville, IL
  • Designed interactive web sites, banner advertisements, Adobe Flash applications, and distributed media for clients including Coca-Cola, Toyota, McDonald’s, Verizon, and GMC.
  • Responsible for the design and execution of email marketing campaigns.
  • Programmed custom database queries to extract recipient lists and report metric performance of client email campaigns.
  • Developed database applications and dynamic-driven websites using ColdFusion, MS SQL Server, and MySQL.

June 1996 – December 1999

Director of Development

UNETY Systems, Inc. – Naperville, IL
  • Managed a staff of two full-time and three part-time web developers.
  • Interfaced regularly with clients to develop strategic project plans and ensure deliverables were on-time and within budget.
  • Oversaw all aspects of in-house project management, including managing deadlines, assigning tasks, reviewing work, and providing team direction.
  • Established the creative direction of all client projects as well as keeping the agency on top of current design trends.

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
Responsive Web Development
Branding
SEO
Email Marketing
Relational Database Design
Video Production
Strategic Project Planning
Team Management

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, GoDaddy SiteBuilder

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

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.

Portfolio

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

Brewer Holiday Catalog

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