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Graphics | Production Studio | Digital & Web | Broadcast | Print | Outdoor | Collateral & Direct Mail | Retail | Branding | Retouching & Rendering | Motion Graphics & Animation


Over 20+ years of advertising, graphic design and creative agency experience.
Recently relocated from New York City to the San Francisco Bay/Santa Clara Valley area.


jesseholt718@gmail.com|  917.548.8464

A highly creative and multitalented Graphic Designer and Production Artist with extensive experience in experiential events, multimedia, advertising, marketing and design. Exceptionally collaborative with strong interpersonal skills; able to make creative visions come to life.

Overview


Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Muse, Flash, Sketch, After Effects, Squarespace, Splashthat

Skills


Experience

2016-Present  |  Yahoo (Oath)  |  Visual Designer (Contracted Freelance)  |  Sunnyvale   

  • Create and develop static/animated social and app-specific advertising for awareness of Yahoo brands including, but not limited to; Fantasy Sports (Football, Basketball, Baseball, Hockey, Soccer, NASCAR, Golf), Mail, Finance, Search and News
  • Create event materials for internal/external in support of Yahoo brands including, but not limited to CES, Oath, TechCrunch, Engadget and Yahoo News, awareness, services, and social outreach and diversity
  • Develop assets for Graphic Interstitial Search Units (GINSU)


2016  |  Kenwood Experiences  |  Art Director (Contracted Freelance)  |  San Francisco  

  • Concepted and developed multiple event brand guidelines, brand ideation and creation, keynote materials, conference materials, experiential design, spacial planning, production design
  • Brands: VMworld 2016 Worldwide Conference, Microsoft Services Group, Docker

 

2005-2015  |  Havas Worldwide  |  Sr. Graphic Designer/Production Artist  |  New York  

  • Created and developed advertising and production design for client brands,
    and new business initiatives 
  • Executed produced materials for domestic and international campaigns including: broadcast, print, digital, outdoor, collateral, direct mail, e-mail/online, retail in-store,
    and experiential 
  • Led designers and project managers on initiatives including materials localization 
  • Special projects designer, creative engineering, and live installation 
  • Designed and produced motion graphics and animations
  • Developed and implemented brand style guides, creative toolkits, and typography
  • Managed project workflow, efficiencies and digital assets through secure servers,
    and metadata
  • Collaborated directly with executive creative management, all departments,
    and vendors


2002-2005  |  Graphic Production Artist (Contracted Freelance)  |  NYC  


1995-2002  |  Kaplan Thaler Group (Publicis)  |  Art Director/Graphics Studio Manager  |  NYC  

  • Created and developed strategic advertising campaigns with copywriter partner
  • Supervised art direction for on-set photography shoots and broadcast productions
  • Worked closely with client service, directors, and brand leaders to execute creative
  • Provided detailed direction to studio artists for post production
  • Managed daily operations of graphic studio including supervised studio workflow
    and efficiencies 
  • Assigned freelancer and staff scheduling, and established rate cards 
  • Developed trusted partnerships with vendors and suppliers
  • Manage studio budget, equipment, and supplies

Creative Agencies & Brands

Yahoo, Kenwood Experiences, Havas Worldwide, The Kaplan Thaler Group, Young & Rubican, DiMassimo, Laird & Partners, Merkely & Partners, SS+K, The Adstore

Yahoo!, Oath, Yahoo! Fantasy Sports, Yahoo Brands, VMWorld, Docker, Ad Council, AFLAC, Air France, American Red Cross, Arby’s, BevMo, BLIMPIE, BMW, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Charles Schwab, Chivas Regal, Clairol, Claritin, Coldwell Banker, Continental Airlines, Coppertone, Credit Suisse, DKNY, Dos Equis, Dr. Scholl’s, Evian, ExxonMobil, GlaxoSmithKline, Heineken, Hollywood.com, Jaguar, JetBlue, Keurig, Kraft, Liberty Mutual, Merck, Mondelez Foods, Nabisco, Nestle, New York Knicks, New York Life, NYSE, Novartis, Oppenheimer, PayPal, Philip Morris Brands, Reckitt Benckiser, Red Bull, Roche, Sanofi-Aventis, Schering-Plough, Select Comfort, Sirius, TD Ameritrade, Uniqlo, Verizon, Victoria’s Secret, Volvo, Zappos


Education

University of Hawaii
BFA / Graphic Design / Fine Art / Art History

School of Visual Arts & Fashion Institute of Technology
Continuing Education / Art Direction & Web Design