About

Hi there! My name is Jen Zalewski—a designer, developer, and illustrator currently living in Richmond, VA. I've been working as a professional with corporate and small business design/digital teams since 2006. With experience in both print and digital, I enjoy helping brands communicate their message through websites, branding, and collateral.

Please check out my Portfolio and Resume to learn a bit more about my skillsets, or contact me for more information.

Portfolio

A sampling of design, development, and artistic work created for various corporate, small business, and freelance clients.

Web Design + DevPrint WorkIllustration

Web Design + Development

Responsive Portfolio 2012

Design & Development.

Audio Aquarium

Layout, Research, & Development

Fine Lines Art Community

Design & Preliminary Development

Band Website

Standard site. Designed & Coded.

Capital One Email Campaigns

Design & Development

MoneyGuidePro Digital Campaigns

Design & Development







Print Work

MoneyGuidePro Rebrand Collateral

Graphic Design

Winter Wedding Program

Graphic Design

Jeramy Junkie: Alt Model

Branding & Media Kit

Event & Gig Posters

Graphic Design & Illustration

Illustration & Fine Arts

Coming Soon...

Resume

Recent work history, education, and other things regarding my skillsets.

Education

2004 - 2007 | Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design and Illustration

Georgian Court University, Lakewood NJ • graduated summa cum laude

Relevant Coursework
Computer Graphics I and II: created newsletters, stationary, business cards, posters, and advertisements in Quark Xpress, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator
Web Design I and II: created HTML based personal and business websites using Macromedia Dreamweaver, Macromedia Flash, and Adobe Photoshop
Graphic Design I, II, III: created ads, brochures, posters, billboards, package designs, shopping bags, and magazines with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Quark Xpress
Editorial Design and Illustration: created editorial illustrations, a children's ABC book, the cover for a book on art, a poster for middle school children, and story illustrations through traditional media with the aid of Adobe Photoshop and Quark Xpress
Digital Photography: learned techniques for shooting digital photography as well as retouching photographs in Adobe Photoshop


Experience

2014 - present | Graphic and Visual Interaction Designer

PIEtech, Richmond VA

Projects included:
  • UX Prototyping: worked with lead designer to prototype user experience for new web app
  • Company Rebranding: worked with design team to create new collateral for a company rebrand. Included brochures, responsive emails, internal landing pages, etc.
  • Sales Marketing Design: created handouts, infographics, collateral, and DM mailers to be used by Sales team for client acquisition and general marketing
  • Digital Collateral Revamp: designed and coded HTML forms, landing pages, and email campaigns to fit new branding and function in new company CRM. All forms, pages, and emails were coded to bring company in line with responsive standards.

2011 - 2014 | Web Designer / Front End Developer (Email Interface Design)

Celerity Consulting for Capital One, Richmond VA

  • Design and code responsive creatives for distribution via email
  • Manage design portion of campaigns from concept to completion, working in tandem with copywriters, PMs, and customer contacts
  • Work with email vendors in shipping files / assets and troubleshooting campaigns
  • Consult with Brand contacts regarding mobile and desktop implementation when concepting creatives with outside agencies
  • On-site email point-of-contact for Card Production teams

2010 - 2011 | Web Content Manager

Celerity Consulting for Capital One, Richmond VA

  • Designed banner and call-out images for content pages
  • Updated and fixed HTML content pages
  • Migrated content of the main Capital One website to new CMS platform
  • Uploaded additional content and new pages to Capital One website

2008 - 2010 | Graphic Designer / Web Designer

Capital One [Brand Strategy and Governance], Richmond VA

  • Designed and Maintained manuals for Brand Standards at Capital One (notably for roll-out of Capital One House Style refresh)
  • Created newsletters, websites, and wikis for internal use
  • Designed icons, banners, logos, and templates for internal use

2008 - present | Freelance Graphic Designer / Web Designer / Illustrator

Jennifer Zalewski Creative, Richmond VA

  • Worked with clients to create engaging designs for digital and print campaigns
    Notable projects include:
    • CD Branding campaign and website for rock band
    • media kit for model
    • various event and gig posters
    • business cards and logos for small businesses
    • wordpress theme customization for online magazine

2008 | Graphic Designer / Illustration Artist

Evergreen Enterprises, Richmond VA

  • Designed garden flags and garden stones
  • Set up creatives for production with overseas vendor

2007 | Graphic Designer

Ocean County Libraries, Toms River NJ

  • Designed posters for various events at the library’s 20 branches across New Jersey
  • Worked with production staff to prepare files for printing

2007 | Graphic Designer

YMCA of Greater Richmond, Richmond VA

  • Designed certificates, banners, brochures, postcards, etc. for the 14 branches of the Richmond Area YMCA
  • Prepared documents to be sent to printer

2006 | Graphic Designer / Tour Guide

Ash Lawn-Highland, Charlottesville VA

  • Created and maintained a new flash-enhanced website (no longer online), a colonial recipe booklet for school children, brochure for Mrs. Monroe's Birthday event, as well as a branding package including folder, stationary, and business cards.
  • Presented guided tours of the house and grounds belonging to President James Monroe.
  • Helped with archival organization

Technical Skills

Web Development

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Jquery / Javascript Implementation
  • Dreamweaver
  • CMS systems / Wordpress / PHP

Graphic Design

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Quark

Other Programs & Operating Systems

  • MAC OSX
  • Windows 7
  • Microsoft Office
  • iMovie / Movie Maker

Hire Me

Would you like to inquire about my work or hire me for a project? Simply email me at j.zalewski.art @ gmail.com