work

about

Forward thinking and problem-solving, I push boundaries to help brands tell their story with sophistication and authenticity.
Skills

Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, After Effects), HTML5, CSS3(SASS), Javascript, Pages, Keynote, Numbers, MS Office, photography

Education

Bachelor of Science
Visual Communication, 2008
San Francisco State University


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Experience

Senior Art Director
Zenefits
July 2016-Current

Leading the creative department to drive the Zenefits mission of helping small business and entrepreneurs. Working across departmental lines to bring the brand to life through a wide spectrum of executions, from videos to trade shows to emails and more. Coordinated with marketing and product design teams to repair and realign a visually fractured brand.

Senior Art Director
Recreation
October 2014-Current

Collaborated on strategy and planning for new and existing brands. Lead a multifaceted team to create and express brands across a variety of mediums, including print, digital, and video. Managed and developing junior creatives. Clients: Digisight, Profusa, One World Play Project, Avinger, Lineage.

Senior Designer
PJA Advertising and Marketing
January 2011-June 2014

Worked closely with the creative director to conceptualize and execute integrated brand and direct-response advertising campaigns. Created and updated brand identities, brand guides, collateral, and websites. Managed and directed other designers, developers and freelance creatives. Clients: Bi-Amp Systems, Bio-Rad, Endica Epicore, Equinix, Extreme Networks, Hitachi Datasystems, Maxim, Thomson Reuters, TrendMicro Systems.

Graphic Designer
Altitude
August 2009-August 2010

Created brand identities, guidelines, website UX and design, and front end HTML/CSS coding. Managed third party developers. Clients: Apple Inc, Arenetic, National Nurses United, New Leaf Paper, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Arts, Slice.

Designer
Swirl Integrated Marketing
September 2010-December 2010
June 2008-May 2009

Conceptualized and executed integrated advertising campaigns, microsites, brand identities and assets, and product packaging. Clients: California Table Grape Association, Cengage, Coinstar, Ebay, Jamba Juice, Microsoft, Lennar, Lexar, Oakland Raiders, Paycycle, San Francisco Giants.

Lead Art Director
X Press Magazine
September 2007-May 2008

Coordinated a large team of designers, managed photoshoots, and designed article templates and layouts.

Graphic Design Intern
Design Pool
January 2008-April 2008

Developed identities, way-finding, and environmental design.

Design intern
Podshow
June 2007-January 2008

Collaborated on interactive design and digital marketing.

contact

hola@brandondejong.com
415.225.3450