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Jeff B

Cartoonist and Visual Artist - 13 Years of Experience - Near 94526

Occupation:

Cartoonist

Location:

Danville, CA

Education Level:

Master

Will Relocate:

YES

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Prototyping * Digital Illustrations * Character Design * Creature & Animal Design * Layout & Prop Design Cost Analysis & Control * Budget Management * Business Analysis & Development * Project Management * Concept Design/UX Design Advertising & Brand Development * Marketing & Promotions * Client/Customer Service * Training & Presentations * Team Leadership & Development

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SCHOOL MAJOR YEAR DEGREE

General Assembly User Experience Design 2016 Certification Degree
Codecademy.com HTML & CSS Coding 2016 Certification Degree
Academy of Art University Visual Development 2015 Master Degree
Pepperdine University Fine Arts 2009 Bachelor Degree
Monte Vista High School General 2005 High School/GED Degree
Chicago Art Institute Drawing the Urban Landscape 2004 Some College Units Completed Degree
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Website Jeff Biestman Artist/Designer media url Jeff Biestman Visual Development Artist portfolio

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Highlights:

Pepperdine University Coordinator, Poster Design and Campus Installation The Malibu Wildlife Society Volunteer Weisman Gallery, Pepperdine University, One of 8 senior art students exhibiting personal collection Chicago Institute of Art, Final project (collage of Chicago nightscape) selected as sole piece for Chicago Art Institute college program brochure Echo Sports Marketing Volunteer for annual “Bring Your Dog to the Park Day”

Companies I like:

LinkedIn, Pinterest, The Creative Group, Google, Salesforce, Penrose Studios, Electronic Arts, Apple, MadeFire

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BIEST ART, Danville, CA 2007 - Present Founder/ General Manager Built an online business from the ground up specializing in personalized creative and art services. Create mixed media and canvas paintings in oil and acrylic from photographs submitted by customers. Develop all marketing and advertising initiatives to promote art services and generate revenue. Manage all financial transactions of the business to ensure profitability. QUEEN OF ALL SAINTS SCHOOL, Concord, CA 2017 - 2018 Art & Technology Teacher Taught innovative and creative art classes to young students by integrating the elements and principles of traditional fine art with technology-based projects. Key Achievement: - Led the Volunteer for The Veterans Day Assembly with over 300 participants to honor all branches of the military. GRINDS, LLC, Oakland, CA 2017 Shipment Coordinator Managed all daily shipment packaging and guest services in accordance with company standards. Key Achievement: - Shipped over 2,000 orders to individuals and businesses on schedule and without damage or incident. LITHIUM TECHNOLOGIES, INC., San Francisco, CA 2016 UX/UI Designer Worked within a team environment in providing design and quality assurance solutions to clients including Airbnb, NetApp, Yahoo, and Microsoft. Served as Lead QA Tester for Airbnb’s “Host Voice” page in producing text string edits in nine different languages. Worked closely with Airbnb team to ensure accurate language translations. Assisted in planning and balancing the tactical work with strategic vision. Collaborated with the engineering team in Mumbai, India on the design and quality assurance solutions ensure foreign language text keys were in the proper location and all buttons matched text keys across all languages. NINTENDO OF AMERICA, Redmond, WA 2015 - 2016 Associate Product Testing Engineer and Developer Worked closely with a team of six to develop a new social media game. Performed troubleshooting to identify all text and audio glitches and submitted them as case files within the system. BEAR DATA SOLUTIONS, San Francisco, CA 2010 - 2013 Inside Sales Account Executive Generated new business opportunities to promote the SMB, mid-market and enterprise pipeline. Added over 300 accounts in Salesforce as well as 500 new employee contacts. Utilized Salesforce CRM, Microsoft Office, Adobe, and LinkedIn.
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