Hello, my name is

Jennifer Dudek

I'm a graphic designer in Philadelphia, PA

ABOUT
ME
Hi, I'm Jen!

I’m a highly collaborative graphic designer, art director, multitasker extraordinaire, and a pretty badass weekend warrior mountain biker.

I’m creative and detail-oriented — a passionate leader and team player with a proven track record for translating complex ideas into sleek, successful solutions. I’ve managed and motivated interdisciplinary teams, both as the official in-house go-to gal and agency powerhouse. I’ve helped build and manage brands, worn many hats, and jumped through hoops to find the solution for every client and create remarkable customer experiences.

I am currently working as the Lead Senior Experiential Graphic Designer at The Franklin Institute.

My key areas of experience include Art Direction and Senior-Level Design. I have expertise in print and digital formats for experiential and environmental design, branding, brand management, project and team management, and design direction. I have also been known to put together a mean excel spreadsheet every once in a while, and I can ride a bike pretty well. If I’m not sure how to do something, I’ll find a way to make it happen.

It sounds cheesy, but I love what I do every day and love working with clients who are as passionate about their business as I am about design. I design because I love doing it. I thrive on building lasting relationships while producing quality work for aspiring, open-minded clients who understand and value the creative journey and process.

Mountain Biker

Cat Mom

Graphic Designer

RESUME

The Franklin Institute (2019-Present)

Senior Experiential Graphic Designer

Member of the core team responsible for realizing the 2024 Master Plan with a key role in the branding and design of the experiences. Worked across departments to manage the design of the graphic look and experience for any in building exhibitions or signage. Made changes and upgrades to the building wayfinding experience and usage of digital signage as well as any needs for updates to the exhibition environmental graphics. All while mentoring a team of designers and directing multiple design agencies and resources.

The Franklin Institute (2016-2019)

Graphic Design Manager (Art Director)

Directed and mentored the design department that was responsible for the design and implementation of all museum-wide print and advertising collateral, exhibit, and museum signage, and digital materials. Assured timely delivery of projects that were on budget and on brand. Additionally, cultivated a strong relationship with our internal clients to produce final products that supported the institution's goals and exceeded expectations.

Freelance Work (2007-2019)

Graphic and Multimedia Designer/Art Director

Bright Path Brewing, Jim Thorpe, PA
Lone Eagle Brewing, Flemington, NJ
Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
Sungard Availability Services, Wayne, PA
Creative Circle
Synergy Medical Education, Conshohocken, PA
Kelpius Cycling Team, Philadelphia, PA
Event Strategy Group, Plymouth Meeting, PA
M2, Philadelphia, PA
IWS, Alexandria, VA
In The Crosshairs, Washington, DC
Just Riding Along Bicycle Shop (JRABS), Laytonsville, MD
Case Design/Remodeling, Inc., Bethesda, MD
Christian Service Charities, Annandale, VA
Eastern Research Group, Arlington, VA
Home Front Communications, Washington, DC
Jon Wye, Washington, DC
KindHuman Sports, Advance, NC
OmniStudio, Inc., Washington, DC
Lorél Marketing Group, Valley Forge, PA
MABRACross.org, Washington, DC
MedErgy HealthGroup, Inc., Yardley, PA
Rio Brands, Philadelphia, PA
University for Peace, Washington, DC
United States Postal Service, Washington, DC
The Creative Group - Washington, DC and Philadelphia, PA

Event Strategy Group (2013 - 2016)

Art Director

Art directed brand creation, development, and activation for several clients across various channels. Partnered with clients to expand, explore, and activate their brand into a live experiential branding. Adhered to the brand story, mission, vision, value proposition, and brand guidelines.

Phillips Feed & Pet Supplies (2011 - 2013)

Lead Graphic Designer and Marketing

Managed the design team and workflow while conceptualizing, designing, and producing several design and marketing projects. Prepared design files for various vendors, printers, and web producers. Worked closely with internal departments on monthly national catalogues and promotional sales materials.

360JMG (2008)

Contract Direct Mail Graphic Designer

Designed an assortment of direct mail pieces for the 2008 election cycle. Prepared files for production for print and worked closely with account managers.

U.S. Green Building Council (2007 - 2008)

Graphic Designer

Lead designer responsible for the creation of print materials, digital assets, and large scale signage for trade shows. Worked with project managers in different business units and departments.

Journey Communications Inc. (2006 - 2007)

Designer/Project Manager

Designed various in-house and trade show graphics. Prepared a wide variety of files for print and fabrication. Worked with clients every step of the way–from the concept stage, budgeting, design, fabrication, shipping, and finally the convention hall.

The Media and Marketing Group (2006)

Design Technician

Designed, prepared files, and resized existing advertisements for various mediums in a very fast-paced environment.

Skills

Proficient on both Mac and PC platforms

  • Art and creative direction
  • Customer experience design
  • User centered design
  • Experiential graphic design
  • Marketing communications
  • Corporate branding
  • Brand management
  • Event and exhibition branding
  • Environmental design and branding
  • Understand HTML and CSS principles
  • Familiarity with Chrome developer tools
  • Familiarity with Twitter Bootstrap
  • Large format printing
  • Print production
  • Team management
  • Project management
  • Detail-oriented
  • Multitasker extraordinaire
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Lover of the outdoors
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jenfranko@gmail.com

jendudek.com

Philadelphia, PA

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