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Jeremy Riley Sievers
www.uppernine.com

Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 210-8033

Job Experience
Director, Web Communications
Drake University
- Aug. 2004 - present
Des Moines, IA
www.drake.edu
Duties:
  • Web Site Managment - marketing & communication, graphic design, web application development and project management coordination
  • Technical advisior - advise campus on web applications and development project, giving recomendations and/or alternatives includeing budgeting, timeline and project management
  • University Web Branding - responsible to maintain integrity of campus brand online, internally and externally, including CMS template development
Chief Creative Officer and Proprietor
Adaptive Easel, LLC.
- Sept. 2000 - Aug. 2004
Des Moines, IA (Branch Location: Chicago, IL)
www.adeasel.com
Duties:
  • Officer - business administration, finance and budgeting, strategic planning and contract development
  • Creative Director - conduct creative development and art direction of all print, web and multimedia products related to client projects, including Adaptive Easel's corporate image
  • Client Relationship Management - client projects and insuring quality control of strategic, creative and technological developments, including future development planning, ROI tracking, integrated marketing and new product sales
  • Project / Client Consulting - lead the creative, technology and strategy for clients, providing services and education on branding, integrated marketing programs and technology applications
  • Database and Application Systems Programmer - design and integrate web-based applications, development of custom content management systems, and database development and management

Graphic Designer
Silver Oaks Communications
- Sept. 1999 - Sept. 2000
Moline, IL

Duties:
  • Creative development of print, web and multimedia design projects
  • Project coordination between client, in-house departments and outside vendors including photography, prepress and printing services
  • Demonstrated competency in fast moving team orientated environment
  • Responsible for maintaining integrity of established client images and developing a fresh direction for new clients

Design Consultant
USDA Rural Development - Iowa Office
- Summer 1998
Des Moines, IA

Duties:
  • Re-designed publications and Annual Report
  • Educated of other staff of use in desktop publishing equipment

Bike Mechanic / Sales & Inventory Manager / Graphic Designer
Boulevard Sports
- Sept. 2000 - present
Des Moines, IA

Duties:
  • Bike: repairs, service, assembly, and sales
  • Snowboard: tuning, repair and sales
  • Sales: general retail sales responsibilities including stock management and ordering
  • Graphic Design: development and execution of all advertising materials, newspaper, banners, T-Shirts and website

 

College Education / Experience
B.A. in Commercial Design from Simpson College - Indianola, IA 1995-1999
  • Merger of visual / graphic design with business / marketing curriculums
  • 3.5/4.0 GPA, Dean's List
Practicum Experiences
  • Lessing and Flynn - Graphic Design Internship. Des Moines, IA
  • Cooper Smith & Co. - Graphic Design related Job-Shadow, Des Moines, IA
  • Des Moines YMCA Camp - 4 summers of leadership training, Boone, IA
Semester Abroad
  • Sea Education Association - Woods Hole, MA
    Oceanographic program focusing on navigation and scientific research in the Atlantic aboard a sailing research vessel
Honors and Awards
  • Outstanding Senior Award - Judged by Art Department
  • Prometheus Award - Biannual juried award for distinction in fine art
  • Outstanding Sophomore Portfolio - Based on first 3 semesters
  • Five by Seven Show - Traveling show to 7 Iowa Colleges, chosen by jury
  • Academic Honors Scholarship - 4 year Scholarship
  • Art Honors Scholarship - 4 year Scholarship
  • Varsity Letter Winner - 3 years, Soccer
  • All-Conference Academic Team - Varsity Soccer 1997 season

 

Skills & Accreditation
Computer Skills
  • Applications: Photoshop 7, Illustrator 10, Quark 4, BBEdit 7.1, Dreamweaver MX, Flash MX and Microsoft Office Applications
  • Languages: HTML, PHP and MySQL
  • Misc. Skills: PC and Macintosh, Word Processing Applications, Professional Publishing Applications, Presentation Software, Web Development Applications, Browser Platform Compatibility, Advanced Programming & Database Applications

Accreditation

  • NASDS SCUBA certification, Red Cross Lifesaving/First-Aide/CPR, REAL Ropes Course Facilitation certification
  • USCF Licensed Category 3 Domestic Cycle Racing

 

Professional Development
Committed Lifelong Learner

Current Subscriber to Industry Leading Professional Journals

  • Creative Arts, Cre@te Online, CRN, Information Weekly and Des Moines Business Record

Software Beta Testing

  • Testing and Feedback for pre-released software: Mozilla, PhpMyAdmin and Adobe InDesign

 

Community Involvement
Des Moines Cycle Club Member
  • 2002-present
DMOS / Mortgage Solutions Cycle Race Team Member
  • 2002-present
  • USCF Licensed Category 3 Domestic Cycle Racing
  • Race Promotion and Execution
  • Web Master and Developer
Sherman Hill Association Member
  • 1999 to present
  • 2002 "Doors to the Past" historical neighborhood walking tour
  • Member of "Business Guild of Sherman Hill"
  • Miscellaneous neighborhood and home improvement projects
Robert William Mickle Neighborhood Resource Center Member
  • 2002 to present

 

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