I'm Jess, an art director, designer, travel enthusiast and bloody mary connoisseur, originally from Washington, D.C. I started my creative career at a boutique design shop in Tel Aviv. Feeling as comfortable brainstorming in bustling hummus stalls as quiet office spaces, I quickly found that I love working internationally.
Once back stateside in the swamps of Florida, I graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor's degree in Advertising and Design. Shortly after school, I made my way to the Big Apple where I landed a gig at Arnold NYC. That opportunity turned into three years of tremendous, client-facing experience working on large, global brands like Hershey's and Unilever.
Most recently, I decided to go global myself and backpack alone through Southeast Asia, where I ate lots of questionable street food and loved being immersed and inspired by the vibrant cultures in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar. Now I'm in Amsterdam, seeking a new opportunity and would love to talk more about those opportunities with you!
I am eligible to work in the EU
FREELANCE Amsterdam, NL // New York, NY
Art Director July 2015 – Present
Clients: Marriott Hotels, TownPlace Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites
ARNOLD WORLDWIDE New York, NY
Art Director / Jr. Art Director September 2011 – December 2014
Clients: The Hershey Company - Kisses, Syrup, Brookside, Reese’s,
Unilever - Nexxus Salon Hair Care, Simple Skincare
KAO - Jergens Sanofi - Lantus, Apidra, Aubagio, MSOne2One,
NYU Langone Medical Center
MERKLEY + PARTNERS New York, NY
Freelance Art Director April 2011 - June 2011
Clients: American Red Cross
STUDIO BEE CREATIONS Tel Aviv, Israel
Creative Intern June 2010 - August 2010
Clients: Barak Afik, Waxman, Azouri Eco Tower
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
Bachelor of Science in Communication,
Magna Cum Laude // May 2011
Majors in Advertising specializing in Art Direction
and Graphic Design, Minor in Marketing
SILVER // MM&M Health Care Marketing Awards —
Best Integrated Campaign
FIRST PLACE // National Student Advertising
Competition 2011, JCP — Art Director
Adobe Creative Suite with basic
knowledge of CSS and digital publishing.