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Design is more than just art for me—it’s my life. As a professional graphic artist, I welcome any design challenge. I have been involved in all aspects of the creative process—from initial concept/design direction to working with vendors to ensure a high quality, cost-effective final product.

With my publication layout and design experience, organizational and leadership skills and strong time and project management qualities, I am a great asset. As for my work ethic, I’m the designer who arrives early and stays late to get the job done. I’m enthusiastic about developing ideas and maintaining (as well as raising) standards in any creative environment. I have been fortunate to work with creative professionals such as editors, illustrators and photographers, which boosts my ability to appreciate and produce gorgeous design.

Please contact me at jillian@jillianbacodesigns.com or feel free to view my LinkedIn Profile.


Recommendations
"Jillian is one of the most competent professionals I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She is a self-motivated creative who often took initiative to improve the efficiency of communication and quality of work within the creative department. Jillian is a natural leader and is passionate about achieving successful results. With her skill set, adaptability and dedication, she would be a great addition to any team. I have the deepest personal and professional respect for Jillian. She has my highest endorsement."
—Scott Tennant, Art Director, Tennant Design & Consulting

"Jillian reported directly to me during her three years as a graphic designer at Orlando magazine. She consistently demonstrated enthusiasm and great work ethic. Jillian was a pleasure to work with and contributed heavily to the overall design of the magazine. Along with her strong typography and layout design skills, she maintained the ability to clearly communicate and positively collaborate with other departments. She was always eager for opportunities to further develop her skill set and raise the quality of her designs. I highly recommend Jillian without any reservation."
—Jason Jones, Creative Director, StudioJones Design

"Jillian is extremely reliable and pursues nothing less than perfection for every task or project. But what truly makes her a fabulous co-worker is that she is a kind and genuine person. Even in the often hectic and deadline-driven environment of our office, Jillian maintained an easy-going, positive rapport with her colleagues and communicated her ideas easily and effectively. With her endless drive, enthusiasm for delivering great design, and her sparkling personality, I believe that there will be no limit to her success and achievements."
—Shelley Preston, Communications, Cornell University


Education

Bachelor of Science, Journalism & Mass Communications at University of Kansas
2002 – 2006 Lawrence, KS

Awards

2016
›› American Package Design Awards, Graphic Design USA
2015
›› American Graphic Design Awards, Graphic Design USA
2015
›› American Graphic Design Awards, Graphic Design USA
2015
›› American Graphic Design Awards, Graphic Design USA
2010
›› Gold for Best Department Design, Annual Charlie Awards, FMA
2010
›› Silver for Brochure Design, International Davey Awards
2009
›› Bronze for Best Department Design, Annual Charlie Awards, FMA