Education

Education

Work History

Work History
1998 - Present

Freelance graphic designer

Self 

*Excel in re- branding, logos, tshirt design. 

*Skills: Adobe creative suite, Microsoft word, traditional skills ; drawing, painting, illustration. Visual note taking. 

Jan 2013 - Present

Adjunct Professor

Art Institute of St. Louis

* instructor of graphic design, including layout classes(in design), image manipulation ( photoshop), digital illustration( illustrator), multimedia design ( traditional methods) 

Jul 2012 - Present

Visual Art instructor, Cocabiz Artist

COCA St. Louis

*Teaching summer art camps for children, including cartooning, studio, & mosaics

*Teaching fall adult studio classes

*Cocabiz Artist

*Visual art consultant for Coca Interchange

2004 - 2012

Art instructor

Southwestern Illinois College

* Teaching Photo 1, 2, Advanced and Studio, Drawing 1, 2, Advanced & Studio, Art Appreciation, Foundation teacher for Women's Art History, as well as Foundation Art History 1 & 2  for Art Majors.

* Faculty Sponsor for the Visual Arts Club

2001 - 2006

Principle Digital Artist, Graphic Designer, and Assistant Photographer

Beine Photography

*Duties included photojournalistic images at weddings, retouching and preparing images for print, customer service, rebranding of company, all promotional materials,and  choosing images and composing storyboard wedding albums. 

Jan 2005 - Jan 2006

Art Teacher

Bravo Talent

* Teaching mixed age Art explore camps and Cartooning camps

Jan 2004 - Jan 2005

Art instructor

Blackburn College

* Teaching 2D design as a liberal arts foundation course

May 2000 - Oct 2001

Art Teacher

Craft Alliance

* Summer art camps for 6-9 yr. olds in Drawing, Painting, and Cartooning

* Adult classes in beginning/advanced drawing and design

1998 - 1999

Contributing member of 75th Anniversary Mural

Fontbonne University Mural Committee

* Group duties included unifying the overall design, conceptual ideas behind schools' mission statement, as well as, construction, painting individual section of mural.

Jan 1998 - Jan 1999

9-12 Art Teacher

Althoff Catholic High School

* Grades 9-12 mixed aged classrooms

* Variety of disciplines taught including; printmaking, ceramics, and art 1

Exhibits

* BFA show May '98, Fontbonne University

* MA show Dec '99, Fontbonne University

* MFA show Dec '00, Fontbonne University

* Fontbonne University's 75th Anniversary Mural in University's Permanent Collection

* Artspace, "Found on Main" show, May '02

* St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley Faculty Art Show, Feb '03, Aug '05

* Best of Maryville Art show, Awarded first place, landscape painting, Feb '04

* Solo Show: Lewis and Clark Community College, Godfrey Il, Nov. '05

* Southwestern Illinois College Faculty Exhibition, Dec '06, Nov. '09, May- June '11

* Southwestern Illinois College Herstory Art Series, Professional Women Artists from the St. Louis Metropolitan    Area,  Mar '07- May '07

* The Twenty- Second Biennial Southern Illinois Artists Open Competition, Aug '07

* Photo Selected for the fifth edition Schmap Venice Guide, Schmap.com, Aug '08

* "Women are Goddesses" Exhibit, Soulard Art Market, June '09

* "Figuratively" Exhibit, Concrete Ocean Art Gallery, July '09

* "Art exhibit" Bank of America, Law office, May- Aug '11

Extras

* Award: Top female artist in High School Graduating class '94

* Award: Rudi Torrinni Annual Endowed Scholarship '98

Several freelance illustration and graphic design commissions

* Cover art for Whittle Toy Company Catalog, '98, '99

* Illustration of product in permanent collection of Tacony Corporation , '99

* Franciscan Missionary Union, Foldout including original art; various graphic design needs '01- present

* Commissioned Private Residence Mural, '03, '06, '08, '11

* Several commissioned works in private collections '08, '09, '10, '11

* Guest Artist, Twin Oaks Elementary School Jan- Feb '04

* Guest Artist, ITT Institute, Arnold, Mo., Mar '07

* Southwestern Illinois College, Herstory Art Series, Featured Speaker, Mar '07

* Artwork published in  SLCC Florissant Valley Art & Humanities, Art e Fact Booklet 2003-2005

* Missouri Museum of Transportation Mural, in educational departments "train of thought", 70 ft historical figures featured Feb '08

* Faculty Sponsor of the Visual Arts Club, Southwestern Illinois College, '07-'12

* Nichols Net and Twine Principle Graphic Designer, '06- present

 Associated Professional Photographer Excellence Awards:  Fall '03 Print Competition

* Wedding Album- digital effects, layout and creativity

* 2 for Children's Portraiture and digital retouching

* Art blog for students- http://www.jensartforum.blogspot.com/

* Member of myslart.org-  http://www.myslart.org/profile/JenniferJames