My name’s Jess Bakker and I’m a creative with experience in both print and web design, notably in sales and marketing, brand awareness, and social media campaigns that augment online presence and generate response.  I’m working with an advanced knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, print production, web design and user experience. I enjoy new forms of innovative layout, advertisement, point of sale and branded designs in addition to savvy web banners and graphics.

My personal illustration design and artistic aesthetic comes with generous amount of narrative and graphic design. Influenced by fashion, collage, surrealism, unique color palettes, photography, film, and music, my process is an abstract juxtaposition of objects, motifs, design, photo-manipulation and traditional art.

Over the years, working with small, family-run businesses and large design agencies alike, I’ve learned that design should be about applying a needs assessment formula to each project and client, and crafting solution-presenting design to solve the problem, and achieve desired outcomes. I enjoy challenges, and I look for jobs where I can apply my talents and skills in helping to shape an innovative company’s brand identity through problem-solving design strategies to reach their goals.

Work Experience

Graphic Designer at Institut’ DERMed Clinical Skincare

Atlanta, GA |  June 2016 to present

Freelance Graphic Designer 

Groningen, Netherlands |  2015 to June 2016

Clients include: Institut’ DERMed Clinical Skincare, The DDC Group, Vertex Innovations, and Jordan Sculptures.

Brand Designer at CARTILS

Hilversum, Netherlands |  October 2014 – December 2014

Graphic Designer at Institut’ DERMed Clinical Skincare

Atlanta, GA |  October 2010 to August 2014

Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • HTML / CSS
  • Microsoft Office
  • WordPress
  • Print Design
  • Web Design
  • Email Design
  • Branding and Identity
  • Logo Design
  • Digital Illustration
  • Typography
  • Concept Development
  • Art Direction
  • Photo-editing
  • Copywriting
  • Organizational Skills
  • Magazine Ads
  • Posters
  • Point-of-Sale Displays
  • Banners
  • Brochures
  • Business Cards
  • Flyers
  • Catalogs / Booklets
  • Corporate Communications
  • Manuals
  • Postcards
  • PPT Presentations
  • Landing Pages
  • Ad and Marketing Campaigns
  • Social Media Graphics
  • Web banner ads
  • Drawing / Painting