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EXHIBITS, AWARDS, & PUBLICATIONS

The Huffington Post; featured graphic design prints in Huff Post Women articles "A Feminist Gift Guide For Anyone Who's All About That Gender Equality" and "27 Fierce Feminist Prints You’ll Want To Hang On Your Wall" (2015)

London's Institute of Contemporary Arts "2014 Book of The Year" Award Winner; feature graphic designer for Tansy E. Hoskins's Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion (2015)

The Alliance of Radical Booksellers "2015 Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing" Nominee; feature graphic designer for Tansy E. Hoskins's Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion (2015)

Grazia Croatia, June 2015 edition, feature graphic designer for Tansy E. Hoskins's Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion (2015)

TheIndependent.co.uk, “180,000 Jobs or Trident” shirt design feature in article “Owen Jones's 'Agenda for Hope': We want a fairer society – and here’s how we can achieve it” (2015)

33rd Annual Society for News Design Award; award of excellence; feature illustration (2012)

Best of Ringling; juried student art show; acrylic/pencil painting, sketchbook, and digital (2009, 2010, 2011)

Completed 23-piece senior illustration thesis and organized corresponding gallery space; Ringling College (2011)

Completed 13-piece fashion illustration series within two weeks; Ringling College (2010)

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

Freelance Illustrator/Graphic Designer

Hallmark Cards, Kansas City, MO
Illustrated three greeting card covers for Hallmark's MAHOGANY line.

Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, www.cnduk.org / www.rethinktrident.co.uk
Composed logo/shirt designs for CND’s “180,000 Jobs or TRIDENT” and “RETHINK Trident” campaigns.

JAOM Omni Media & Ténaj Creative Nation, Toronto, Ontario, CA,  July 2012 – June 2014.
Completed logos, illustrations, graphic/web design, book layouts/covers, e-magazine design, and photo editing.

LUXdealio, BandVersity, and The Marketing Fashionista, New York, NY, July 2012 – Jan. 2015.
Designed website, advertisements, web content, and banners for startup web companies and their social media counterparts.

How to Be a Redhead LLC, New York, NY, Feb. 2012.
Completed graphics over a two-week duration; Took orders from site creators to make web banners and Photoshop retouches to help further their t-shirt brand.

Book Designer

Worked with all aspects of book design; cover design, text layout, metadata excel sheets, and uploading. Genres include self-help books to novels to children's books. Nine books have been completed thus far. Feb. 2012 - Present.

Supplied front cover artwork to Good Girls Marry Doctors: South Asian-American Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion by Piyali Bhattacharya, published by Aunt Lute Books. 2016.

Illustrated cover for Nail It!: 100 Step-by-Step DIY Designs for Fashion-Forward Nails by Sophie Harris-Greenslade, published by Carlton Books. Aug. 2015.

Composed cover and entire interior book layout for 222-page self-help book Awaken to Existence: Discover the You Within by Arian Herbert, published by Chofesh Books. Mar. 2014.

Executed cover and 11 illustrations for Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion by Tansy E. Hoskins, #1 Bestseller for Fashion and Free-Market, #2 for Feminist Criticisms on Amazon.co.uk. Jan. 2014.

Composed cover and entire interior book layout for 298-page women's fiction book Everything I Couldn't Tell My Mother by Pauleanna Reid, published by Ahava Chai Books. Jan. 2014.

Completed entire interior/exterior layouts and illustrations for published children's books, Why Mommy Loves The Rain, Why Mommy Loves The Snow, and Why Mommy Loves The Sun by Janét Aizenstros. Feb. - Oct. 2012.

Illustrated cover for young adult novel Intermix Nation, by M.P. Attardo. Mar. 2013.

Jewelry Designer

CEO of Jade & Serif, a specialty one-person jewelry and print business. Responsibilities include buying construction materials, packaging design, graphic design, uploading/renewing ads, shipment, customer service, product photography, advertising, and editing SEO. Dec. 2014 – Present

Leapforce Search Engine Evaluator/Quality Rater

Perform tasks that test Google's search algorithms to improve search results. Aug. 2013 – Present.

INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE

Marketing Creative Design Intern

Tampa Bay Times (formerly The St. Petersburg Times), St. Petersburg, FL,  June 2011 - Apr. 2012.
Designed 30+ covers, spreads, maps, and spot illustrations for various sections of newspaper. Other responsibilities include taking phone calls, making orders for tear sheets, and other office duties. Full time paid internship.

Creative Design Intern

Zaden Row LLC, New York, NY, Jan. 2012 - Apr. 2012.
Collaborated through email and phone with fellow designers to produce fashion-based illustrations for blog posts, map icons and revisions. Created time sensitive art distributed by Zaden Row’s manager at NY Fashion Week. Full time unpaid virtual internship.

EDUCATION

Ringling College of Art and Design, BFA in Illustration, May 2011
Sandegren Scholarship, merit-based financial award recipient
President's List, Fall 2010 and Spring 2011
Senior Thesis: Western-themed Fashion Design/Concept and Character Development

ART TECHNIQUES & COMPUTER SKILLS

7+ years of formal art training, including representational figurative painting/drawing. Proficient in both Mac and PC platforms using Adobe Creative Suite, namely Illustrator, Photoshop, Reader, and Acrobat.

Artist specializes in vector artwork.


For updates, feedback, employment, and commission inquiries, please contact her at: 

jadepilgrom@gmail.com

www.jadepilgrom.com

www.gezzitjade.tumblr.com

jadeandserif.etsy.com