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Education

Work History

1998Present

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 2013Present

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 2012Present

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

20042012

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

20012006

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 2005Jan 2006

Art Teacher

Bravo Talent

* Teaching mixed age Art explore camps and Cartooning camps

Jan 2004Jan 2005

Art instructor

Blackburn College

* Teaching 2D design as a liberal arts foundation course

May 2000Oct 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

19981999

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 1998Jan 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