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I'm Jenese. A Senior Multimedia Designer.

I am a strategic, multidisciplinary Multimedia Designer with an eye for innovation and pixel perfection. I have worked the gamut of clients (Virginia Commonwealth University, Oscient Pharmaceuticals, Sony Music Distribution, the City of Costa Mesa, CA, to name a few) and although my skill set is varied, my greatest expertise revolves in the worlds of WordPress design, presentation design, and print design. I am a proud member of the Freelancers Union and the National Association of Professional Women.

 

My Portfolio

My Skills

Web & Digital Designs

HTML & WordPress Design
  • HTML 5 design and development
  • UX/UI design
  • Wireframes
  • WordPress design and development
  • WordPress theme customization
  • 508 compliance
Motion Graphics & Animation
  • Software:  Adobe After Effects, Animatron
  • Original character design
  • Whiteboard animation
  • Unique creations
  • Template customizations
  • Script writing
  • Storyboarding
  • Voice Over
Presentation Design
  • Special Event design
  • Branded template creation
  • Powerpoint and Keynote designs
  • Animations
UX Design
  • Software: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe XD
  • 508 compliance

Print Design

Graphic Design
  • Corporate Infographics
  • Tradeshow graphics
  • Full color 4/4
  • Offset and digital prints
  • Apparel design
  • Large format prints
Branding Identity & Logo Design
  • Corporate Brand Style Guide Creation & Refinement
  • Logo design and development
  • Email design
Infographics
  • Data Visualizations
  • Timelines
  • Storytelling
  • Compare and Contrast

My Process

The Brief

This is the most important of all the design process steps for it should provide all the details that willguide the flow of the entire project.

Research

Proper research leads the direction the design is going to take and all future decisions relating to the project.

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Refine & Design

Use the collection of client/team feedback to further refine final concepts.

Build & Test

Create final print-ready design(s). For web projects, stage multiple testing phases to finalize.

Launch/print

Send print-ready final files for production. Web projects are launched at the final URL.

About Me

Hello! I’ve Been a Designer for 15 years.

Creative and versatile Graphic/Multimedia Designer with a proven history of achievement in Print / Web design, Creative Direction, & Project Management.

Highly adept in translating subject matter into concrete designs for a wide range of marketing, promotional, & informational materials. Demonstrated results in guiding teams of freelance designers towards successful and “on-time” project completion.

Excels within fast paced, deadline-driven environments, while maintaining strict budget requirements. Outstanding leadership, writing, and communication skills.

  • Graphic & Digital Design 90% 90%
  • Presentation Design 90% 90%
  • Wordpress Design 80% 80%
  • Microsoft Office 75% 75%
  • Video Post Production 75% 75%

Years of Experience

Independent Projects

Team Projects

Experience

2019-2020 — INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR
Print, Web, & Multimedia Designer

2016-2019 — VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES SYSTEM 
Multimedia Designer

2012-2014 — SPORT PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE
Graphic Artist

2009-2011 — RICOH USA
Graphic Artist

2007-2009 — PRO-MOTIONS, INC. / 48 FILL LLC.
Graphic/Web Designer

2006-2007 — LINCOLN FINANCIAL MEDIA, WWBT NBC 12
Web Graphics Designer/Webmaster

Education

  • Master Studies – Master of Arts in Film & Video
    American University

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
    Howard University

People Have Said …

Jenese Reid Thomas is a visionary when it comes to graphic design. The amount of time, care, and passion she puts into her clients’ projects is priceless.

Corey Waddy

Philip Morris USA

“Jenese was able to take my little sketch on a napkin and translate that into exactly the logo I envisioned in my mind! From a napkin!!”

John Scott

Sport Performance Institute

“I can always trust that no matter the scope or size of the project, Jenese Reid Thomas will exceed your expectations and keep you on track AND on budget. “

Angela Lightfoot

Virginia Community Colleges System

Featured case studies

Corporate Conference Design

“DREAM 2020” Achieving the Dream

The 16th annual DREAM conference provides participants with opportunities to engage with and learn from colleges that have achieved significant, sustainable improvements in student outcomes. I was the exclusive designer for this year’s event.

Provided the following:

  • Original logo design
  • Printed program booklet
  • Online banner ads
  • Large format posters and banners
  • CVENT/Crowd Compass graphics
  • Email newsletter design
New Horizons 2019 web design

Conference Design

VCCS 2018 “New Horizons” Teaching Conference

The New Horizons Conference is the premier teaching and learning conference of the Virginia Community College System, annually attracting almost 1,000 Virginia college faculty, staff, and administrative leaders. The conference features 200 hours of programming, 40+ exhibitors and honors award winners across the state.

 

Provided the following:

  • WordPress redesign and development
  • Original logo design
  • Awards presentation design
  • (2) marketing video
  • Original animated clip
  • CVENT/Crowd Compass mobile app graphics
  • Email newsletter design

Website ReDesign

JOTS Website

In desperate need of a site makeover, Johnny on the Spot Services wanted to make the move from their outdated HTML boxed layout over to WordPress. I was able to create a modern and visually appealing design that showcased the quality and variety of revitalization of residential and commercial properties. Developed in partnership with Visual Appeal, LLC.

JOTS wordpress design

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