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Why yes, that is a 1500′s Baroque self-portrait, what of it? I’m sorry, I should introduce myself: my name is Jack Bloom and I’m a sarcastic but super awesome designer. My days involve LEGO building, cooking, illustration, and experimenting with typography. I’m a pretty relaxed guy, a quality I feel strengthens my design as well as my personable attitude.

My career in design originated from a fundamental place. One that involved editing sprites from old 16-bit video games like Megaman &c. My geeky past, involved in Photoshop lead me to the world of visual communication and its bountiful wonders. Currently, I’m focused on: branding, interactive design, and illustration. Typography is my true passion.

There’s more, but I’d like to tell you these things over coffee, or maybe an appletini. That’s right, I enjoy a good tini, they make me feel fancy.

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I run on root-beer & dark chocolate




Experience


okcupid
Atlanta, Georgia
#dontbemine Campaign
Illustration
February 13, 2015

Bellhops
Atlanta, Georgia
Design Director
March 2014 – May 2015

Mowgli
Atlanta, Georgia
UX, UI, Branding, Art Direction
March 2013 – February 2014

Nelson Street Gallery
Atlanta, Georgia
Creative Director
September 2011 – Present

MASS collective
Atlanta, Georgia
Creative Director
February 2011 – August 2013

Coca-Cola
Atlanta, Georgia
Global Retail Designer
January 2011 – January 2013



Technisource\AT&T
Atlanta, Georgia
Junior Web Designer
September 2010 – December 2010

AGL Resources
Atlanta, Georgia
Creative Services Intern
July 2007 – March 2008
& September 2009 – August 2010

Southern Web Group
Atlanta, Georgia
Junior Web Designer
July 2009 – September 2009


Education


Savannah College of Art and Design
Atlanta, Georgia
Bachelors of Fine Arts
Graduated Cum Laude
2006 – 2010


Affiliates


AIGA
2009


Recognition


Web Design
Published
The Web Designer’s Idea Book Vol. 2

Art
Gallery Show
Nelson Street Gallery
October 6th – 12th, 2012


Skills


Adobe Suite, PHP (working knowledge), HTML, CSS, SEO, jQuery, AS3, Printmaking, Illustration, Cooking, Book binding, Corel Painter, WordPress, Typography, User Experience, Art Direction, Creative Direction, Identity, Branding, Lettering


Awards


SCAD
Dean’s List
2006 – 2010

Portfolio Scholarship
2006 – 2010

Atlanta Growth Illustration Contest
1 of 6 Finalists
2008

Central High School
Annual Artistic Honors
2004 – 2006

Things I’m good at


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a. Identity design, it’s my second favorite part of being a designer.
b. Illustration, I’ve been doing it since I could hold a pencil.
c. Working, it’s part of being a designer, it’s pretty much all we do.
d. Cooking, I can make a mean mac n’ cheese.
e. Punching sharks, ’nuff said.
f. Meeting famous people; just kidding, I get super nervous.