Hi, I'm a Jordan- a freelance visual designer in Chicago. Born and raised in Metro Detroit, I have always been interested in creative output by any means necessary. Through secondary school this was by conventional fine art- drawing, photography, and ceramics and since college I have transitioned toward design- graphics, interiors, and furniture.
I love creating projects around the house, from painting a ceiling blue to re-framing new walls. I have an arsenal of power tools and an amazing(ly messy) home studio to facilitate my next idea. I've been slowly building my collection of houseplants and watching their maturation has taught me that growth comes when consistency meets patience.
Like everyone I enjoy animals, comedy, and curry (of any nationality.) My current goals are to build a walk-in closet, improve my Spanish comprehension, and to learn how to design for UX/UI.
EDUCATION
Eastern Michigan University
School of Art & Design Bachelor's of Fine Arts
EXPERIENCE
Freelance Designer April 2018- Current
Creating brand identities for clients across the country, or updating existing assets to adhere to current brand standards. Maintaining asset databases for multiple concurrent clients.

Design Intern May 2019- March 2020
(Laid off due to COVID-19)
Mischief Management; Brooklyn, NY (Remote)
Created assets for social, company websites, and Google/Facebook advertising. Designed print materials for convention use; schedules, step & repeats, way-finding.

Design Consultant August 2018- May 2019
Eastern Michigan University Campus Life
Supervise team of 3 designers, manage production schedule, guide creative direction, and support branding guidelines.

Graphic Designer June 2016- April 2018
Eastern Michigan University Campus Life
Sole designer for Greek Life, Student Orgs, and Leadership teams. Created campaigns for their programming, events, etc. Both web and print design, as well as manufactured items (shirts, medallions.)

Intermedia Gallery Group President February 2017- April 2018
Eastern Michigan University Student Center Gallery
Installed 30+ student exhibitions, curated exhibitions, managed volunteers, maintained gallery space and supplies, created advertisements for show calls, hosted receptions.

Student Representative August 2017- April 2018
Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents
Served as the sole representative for the College of Arts & Sciences, which makes up 55% of EMU's student population, to the Board of Regents for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Annual Juried Student Show Exhibition Co-Director June 2016- April 2019
Eastern Michigan University, Ford Gallery
Planned and executed annual juried student exhibition, including over 200 applicants. Co-hosted reception with the School of Art & Design Director for 500+ guests each year.

Print Swap Exhibition Co-Director September 2016- December 2018
Eastern Michigan University, Student Center Gallery
Hosted annual print swap featuring students, faculty, and alumni from EMU's School of Art & Design. Orchestrated swap & hosted reception with 200+ guests each year.

Gallery System Senior Intern May 2016- December 2016
Eastern Michigan University School of Art & Design
Installed 6 exhibitions varying from student work, faculty, to international artists. Managed University's collection, installed permanent collection works around campus including inside the Presidential Mansion.
Intermedia Gallery Group Vice President February 2016- February 2017
Eastern Michigan University Student Center Gallery
Installed 30+ student exhibitions, curated exhibitions, managed volunteers, maintained gallery space and supplies, created advertisements for show calls, hosted receptions.

AWARDS
Outstanding Mentorship Award March 2018
EMU Student Gold Medallion Awards

Outstanding Student Award March 2018
Surface Design Association; Featured in their quarterly magazine.

Scholarship Recipient April 2017
Pat Williams Memorial Scholarship for Fibers Students

Outstanding Student Award March 2017
Surface Design Association; Featured in their quarterly magazine.

Internship & Grant Recipient June 2016
Handweavers Guild of America, Convergence Conference- Milwaukee
Served as an intern for the biennial HGA Convergence Conference. Assisted leaders with their classes, installed juried exhibition, and backstage production assistance.
Scholarship Recipient April 2016
Pat Williams Memorial Scholarship for Fibers Students
EXHIBITIONS
Surround Yourself 4/2018
Solo show in Eastern Michigan University's Student Center Art Gallery

Annual Juried Student Show 2/2018
Juried by Sarah Rose Sharpe, Ford Gallery, Eastern Michigan University

Out and About 5/2018
Juried LGBTQ identified exhibition during Ypsilanti Pride Week, Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti MI

Undergraduate Symposium 3/2017
Eastern Michigan University Annual Undergraduate Symposium Design Expo

Annual Juried Student Show 2/2017
Juried by Hunter LV Elliott, Ford Gallery, Eastern Michigan University

Mark of the Hand: EMU Fibers 4/2016
Plymouth Arts Center, Plymouth, MI

Toil and Trouble 10/2016
Juried, The Gerber Mansion, Toledo, OH

1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Annual Print Swap 12/2018
Student Center Art Gallery, Eastern Michigan University
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