Art and design have been in my life as long as I can remember. As a child, I was always drawing, organizing, and devouring information; my early career interests included interior design, architecture, and fine art. An art teacher at my high school encouraged my exploration into painting, which continues to have a large influence in my life. In high school, I was introduced graphic design and fell in love. Art, information, and organization in one form? Yes please!
During my time at Riverside City College, I took classes in their Applied Digital Media Department, and that’s where I fell in love with the craft of printing. My high school internship at a local portrait studio turned into a part-time job, and I developed my photography and photo editing skills. I eventually transferred to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Graphic Communication program, where every class confirmed that this was the career for me.
After graduation, I took a job in Los Angeles with BurdgeCooper as their sole marketer and database manager. I was surrounded by beautiful craft printing every day and picked up a taste for good paper. Before leaving, I also managed the company-wide quality team. After 2 years in Los Angeles, I moved back to San Luis Obispo and started at REC Solar in a knowledge management role. I am now their in-house graphic designer.
When I’m not working, I’m likely participating in one of my hobbies. Painting is still a passion, and I’m beginning to show and sell my work. Whenever I can, I’m out and running, doing yoga, aerial silks, aerial arts, pole, contortion, acroyoga, and social partner dancing. I also like to attempt to grow herb gardens, and I enjoy cooking and supporting local growers and wineries.
Jessica is an intelligent and inventive person with a high level of ownership on each project she works to develop. As a driven professional and talented designer, she has improved our proposal by leaps and bounds. The integrity, work ethic and attention to detail she brings to every project strengthens this company on a daily basis. Jessica is a valued team member, and I highly recommend her abilities and creativity.Tyler AlvordProposal Manager at REC Solar
Jessica is very detail oriented with a great eye for design elements that are particular to our kind of work. I find her to be be very affable and willing to assist in any way she can. She is very important to our team in both the creative and sales support aspects and we enjoy having her as part of the newly combined team effort going forward.Ralph NunezSalesperson at BurdgeCooper
Jessica is extremely through and efficient. She is a huge influence on our marketing program and we are lucky to have her.John HenrySalesperson at BurdgeCooper
REC Solar, San Luis Obispo
06/2016 – Present
I primarily support the marketing department by creating and updating collateral and maintaining asset libraries, and support design requests from other departments. My main projects are currently defining and refining our brand and maintaining collateral and templates for the sales and marketing teams.
REC Solar, San Luis Obispo
05/2015 – 06/2016
I managed the proposal submittal process including team coordination, writing, and production, and maintenance and improvement to the proposal response library.
Assistant Project Manager & Marketing Manager
Alan Noelle Engineering, Ventura
03/2015 – 05/2015
I made improvements to the company identity, including the website and marketing collateral and assisted in office management.
Marketing & Database Administrator, Data Analyst
BurdgeCooper, Los Angeles
08/2013 – 02/2015
I contributed to the company’s marketing and social media strategies by maintaining and updating their CRM database (Dynamics) in order to coordinate, design, and distribute campaigns and analyze their results. I also helped manage and maintain various company online stores and websites, sample and swatch departments, developed and managed sales collateral, and facilitated our quality team and implemented continuous improvement strategies.
Front end digital
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
09/2011 – 06/2013 | 3.5 GPA
Bachelor of Science in Graphic Communication, Concentration in Design Reproduction Technology
Riverside City College
09/2009 – 06/2011 | 4.0 GPA
CSU transfer studies