Who is Jeff Lada...? Let me show you.

• Versatile multimedia designer with extensive experience translating content into design concepts
• Excels in deadline-driven environments with an emphasis on working within budget requirements
• Skilled in multimedia and print design
• Dynamic team player with strong communication skills
• Experience working with printers and web developers

Technical Proficiency
Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, QuarkXPress,
Premiere, Dreamweaver, Flash, HTML/CSS, Wordpress, Drupal,
Microsoft Office

Contact
Direct: 224.805.1421
Email: jeff@whoisjefflada.com

Education
The Illinois Institute of Art, Schaumburg, IL (September 2004)
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications

Work Experience

Independent Consulting - Denver, CO (January 2013 - Current)
Contract Designer
• Design and web development support for several agencies and companies
• Design websites, brochures, sales materials, PowerPoint presentations, logos, and ads
• Clients include: public relations agencies, interactive communications companies, information technology companies, outdoor product companies,
and start-ups

Colorado Wholesale Distribution - Denver, CO
Lead Multimedia Designer (June 2013 - November 2016)
(Colorado Wholesale Distribution. creates cannabis infused products for mj centers throughout Colorado.)
• Updated company’s branding for new product development and brand recognition with print collateral, package design, online presence, and social media management, all of which advanced the company’s existing identity
• Developed solutions for product packaging, labeling, and functionality for required regulatory information
• Shot and edited high quality product photography for print collateral and online media
• Designed ads for a variety of printed publications to feature new products and services

Generations Sync. - Schaumburg, IL/Denver, CO
Lead Multimedia Designer (March 2010 - January 2012)
(Generations Sync. creates e-solutions that are pace-based, behavioral-based, and brand-based.)
• As the agency’s lead multimedia designer, developed and built the brand identities for client pharmaceutical products
• Began development of a brand identity by translating creative briefs from content to imagery
• Worked closely with agency executives to create designs that incorporate client choices
• Clients included: ArthroCare, Elorac Pharmaceuticals, Topin & Associates

ABS Graphics, Inc. - Addison, IL
Lead Multimedia Designer (May 2008 - March 2010)
(ABS Graphics, Inc. services include streamlined workflow solutions; offset, digital, in-line web and large format print options; secure data handling and management; variable data printing (VDP); intelligent inserting; online solutions including Web2Print and 24/7 accessible digital storefronts; inventory management; graphic design; fulfillment, kitting and mailing services; complex distribution and logistics.)
• Served as lead multimedia designer for the company’s healthcare clients, building the marketing and direct marketing campaigns, email programs,
and e-learning initiatives
• Created, built, and launched websites for the company and its clients
• Developed landing pages, personalized URL programs, e-newsletters and other online media
• Coded emails, websites, and media reels using HTML, CSS and Flash
• Worked in the design studio that supported the printing company
• Clients included: JP Morgan Chase, Walgreens, Elorac Pharmaceuticals, APP, Healthtrust, Phonak, and Right Hear

Cushman/Amberg Communications - Chicago, IL
Multimedia Designer (October 2005 - May 2008)
(Cushman/Amberg Communications is a marketing communications agency focused on using message management to drive business results for its clients. CAC works nationally and around the globe creating and implementing successful campaigns across a broad spectrum of industries and practice areas.)
• Led the redesign of the agency’s corporate website, building content-based case studies and testimonials
• Designed and launched websites for the agency’s healthcare and non-healthcare clients
• Served as lead multimedia designer for the agency’s capabilities presentations
• Executed html email campaigns and online e-learning programs
• Worked closely with multimedia art director in coding, using HTML and CSS
• Clients included: Fresenius Medical Care, NextWave Pharmaceuticals, Phonak, Right Hear, and Mario Tricocci Salons

HealthInfo Direct - Schaumburg, IL
Team Member Designer (October 2005 - January 2007)
(HealthInfo Direct was a marketing communications company that provided marketing and direct marketing programs for clients in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.)
• Until the agency was acquired, served as a team member of an award-winning design group
• Conceptualized ideas in multiple mediums
• Clients included: Abbott Animal Health, Dynalabs, Centrix Pharmaceuticals, Sirius Laboratories, APP, Walgreens, Baxter Bioscience, and School Health Corporation

Relevant Non-profit Experience

American Recreation - Boulder, CO
Consultant (2011 - 2016)
• Worked as a consultant for Sierra Designs and Kelty outdoor products
• As a part of the product development and testing consumer group, provided feedback and revisions on prototype outdoor gear
• Assisted gear fabricators with real-world product testing

Second Chance Humane Society - Chicago, IL
Event Designer & Planner(2005 - 2007)
• Created, produced, and promoted a pop-up art gallery that showcased contemporary skateboard art
• Attracted local skateboard “celebrities” and community leaders
• Event generated approximately $3,000, which was donated directly to the non-profit organization