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About

Jessica Luch

Design, Photography, Marketing, Journalism

Highly organized, can work under strict deadline schedules with attention to detail, and has excellent written and verbal communication skills. Committed to professionalism, with proven experience as a team player. Dedicated to creating and developing brand loyalty by providing superior design and marketing expertise.

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Education

Bachelor Degree in Graphic Design for Marketing (GDMA)

Kwantlen Polytechnic University [ 2006 - 2010 ]

Kwantlen’s GDMA program provided me with a balanced education that encompasses skills, knowledge and capabilities relating to graphic design, marketing, business, technology and liberal education. It offers a dynamic and relevant curriculum that’s at the forefront of the expanding boundaries of graphic design.

Professional Photo Imaging Program

Langara College [ 2012 - 2013 ]

A photography program that is unique in many ways, the Professional Photo-Imaging offers a comprehensive, intensive, technical approach to preparing graduates for a career in the imaging industry.

Awards & Recognition

  • 2013 PPOC-BC Student Photographer Of The Year
  • 2013 PPOC-BC Best In Class Student Portrait
  • 2013 PPOC-BC Best In Class General Category
  • 2010 Best Of College Photography Contest - Finalist
  • 2007 De Dutch Postcard Series Design - Winner

Work Experience

  • Associated Labels Prepress Operator [ 2013 - 2014 ] Prepare design and flexography plates for print. Working with such companies as Natural Factors, Nutiva, and Purdy's Chocolates
  • Silver Icing Clothing Graphic Design + Social Media Management [ 2013 - 2013 ] Managing the online social media strategy. Roles included graphic design, writing blog posts (WordPress), daily tweets (Twitter), setting up Pinterest and Instagram accounts, as well as updating Facebook.
  • Blender Media Graphic Design [ 2010 - 2013 ] My roles at Blender Media included creative direction, identity development, and web & print design for publicly traded mining & energy companies.
  • Applied Arts Magazine Contributor [ 2010 ] Online journalism for the Applied Arts Wire. My roles included interviewing and writing pieces on significant participants in the design community, including Cause + Affect (Vancouver), Dynamo (Montreal), Dashboard (Toronto), and Revolve (Halifax).
  • Taxi Design Network Journalism [ 2010 ] Media coverage for TAXI during Icograda Vancouver Design Week 2010.
  • Kevin Louis Design Mentorship [ 2010 ] I interned with Kevin Louis Design, a high-end multidisciplinary studio in Vancouver that dealt with branding and identity for real estate.
  • MiDesigns Jr. Design [ 2009 - 2010 ] My roles at MiDesigns included branding, web design, and web development; particularly focused on E-Commerce. I became comfortable working with CMS systems and the back-end of Volusion (Shopping Cart Software).

Volunteer Work

  • Graphex 2010
  • Graphex "Meet The Judges" Event (Louise Filli (NYC), Julia Hoffman (MOMA), Mark Randall (Design for Social Change), Matt Warburton (Emdoubleyu Design), and Rolando Diep)
  • Fresh Thinking Speaker Series 2009 (Louis Gagnon and Joanne Lefebvre (Paprika Design Inc.), Dave Mason (Samatamason) and Casey Hrynkow (Herrainco Brand Strategy + Design).
  • BC Children's Hospital I raised $1,600 by shaving my head for the Oncology Program.

Writing

Applied Arts

Affective Design

Firmly established within the Vancouver creative scene, the multidisciplinary design studio Cause+Affect acts as the flag-bearer of community and local pride while they build their portfolio of work across the design spectrum.

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TAXI Design Network

Design Currency: Icograda Design Week 2010

Vancouver, Canada – Design Currency: Icograda Design Week in Vancouver 2010 was held as an inspiring event for the design community to discuss the issues concerning the value of design.

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Blender Media

Why Branding Is Like The Sopranos

Think of your brand as a crime family. Your brand is comprised of ways you interact with your target audience. Imagine these little touch points as individual people. You want each touch-point to convey the same message every time.

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Applied Arts

A Revolving Beacon

Staking their claim in Atlantic Canada, Halifax’s Revolve are an agency who thrive on creating good work for good causes

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Applied Arts

A Montreal Dynamo

By sticking to its creative guns, and always seeking innovative solutions, Dynamo has survived and even thrived during the economic tumults of the last decade

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Blender Media

Reputation Capital

Using technology to build trust! “Virtual trust will transform the way we trust face to face”.

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Applied Arts

Dashboard Lights Up

With an impressive array of dials ands lights, Dashboard cruises the world of interactive marketing powered by an engine of strategic thinking, fuelled by high-octane creativity

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