An Introduction

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Hello!

My name is Jamie Kaplan and I am student at Emerson College studying Visual and Media Arts. I created this website in order to bring together and exhibit some of the many projects I’ve worked on over the past few years. Enjoy!

Who am I?

I am an Austin, Texas native, the city all about keeping things weird and interesting. That’s what I grew up on. That’s what I want to keep doing. I’ve always had passion for visual art and look for opportunities to create and learn more about it everywhere I go. I hope that this site will be able to facilitate future opportunities to do so.

What can I do?

As for my abilities, I am proficient in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and After Effects. I am seasoned in creating print, digital, and motion graphics. In addition, I am an Apple Certified Professional in Final Cut Pro. I have foundational knowledge in HTML and CSS and can interpret JQuery and Javascript if presented to me. Photography has always been a passion of mine and because of this, I am very comfortable behind almost any camera (film, digital, and video.) Odds are, if you hand me some equipment, I can figure out how to use it in a matter of minutes.

What do I do?

Currently, I work as a Graphic Design Assistant at Emerson College where I assist in creating all of the print design materials that the college needs. This includes designs for t-shirts, posters, flyers, tote bags, pamphlets, and programs. Basically, I design Emerson’s SWAG.

Additionally, I work as a Video and Design Intern at Customer Portfolios. While I’m there I create instructional and advertorial videos that illustrate and detail their new Clienteling App. When I’m not doing video, I’m assisting the Creative Director in day-to-day design tasks.

In the past, I’ve worked as the Creative Director for the new on-campus publication Atlas Magazine where I not only assisted the Photo Editor in conceptualizing and orchestrating photo shoots using models, photographers, stylists, hair and make-up artists, but also oversaw the design of the overall magazine, social media, and marketing material. As a member of the executive board, I also help plan fundraising events to support the printing of each of our issues.

In general, I’m the go-to girl for anything aesthetically-related. Whatever organization I get involved in, I am the appointed photographer, graphic designer, and/or video editor.

Resume:

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Contact me:

My goal in every project is to take a meaningful message and communicate it to an audience in the most effective and aesthetically pleasing way possible.

Please contact me if you would like to work with me in the future via my email:

jamiekaplan9@gmail.com

Best,

Jamie