About

Allen James

James Allen

Creative Marketing and Design Professional

Name:James Allen
Address:Jingletown, Oakland, CA
Phone:415 900 8401
Email:james@jamesallen3.com
Experienced marketing professional having successfully marketed across a wide range of environments from nonprofit, corporate medical, law, special events, music and the night club industry. I am an expert in Adobe Creative Suite as both an accomplished web designer fluent in today’s emerging web standards and as a published print designer. I am comfortable managing creative individuals and navigating the demands of several projects at once while delivering an effective and cogent message to its target.

Employment

08.2013 - present

LightHouse for the Blind

I am the Marketing and Web Administrator at the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. At the LightHouse I am responsible for designing the print collateral for the LightHouse and Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind, including; brochures, flyers, case studies, our quarterly newsletters, booklets, business cards, postcards and annual reports. I also maintain the LightHouse’s existing web assets and am actively deploying new ones including the website for Enchanted Hills Retreat.

10.2012 - 08.2013

County of Marin

UI Designer, Systems Analyst II

At the County of Marin Department of Information Services and Technology I was part of a team of designers, developers and programmers working on the county’s new website. I was primarily tasked with UI/UX, wireframing in CSS and Fireworks (while being cognizant of ADA mandated accessibility requirements) and also the design of web ads, infographics, styling blogs, aiding in in-house desktop publishing efforts and many other design, multimedia and development related tasks. This was a temporary position: references are immediately available.

01.2012 - 10.2012

Scott Cole & Associates, APC

Marketing Specialist

At Scott Cole and Associates, APC, I was the in-house marketing specialist. I worked directly with the firm’s CEO and senior attorneys to help develop effective targeted marketing while being sensitive to the unique constraints of marketing for the legal profession. I created websites and managed the firm’s AdWords and Facebook campaigns, as well implemented an aggressive e-mail marketing campaign. I also consulted on the firm’s BART advertising campaign.

07.2010 - 01.2012

SF Clubs, Mirror Corporation

Web and Graphic Designer

At SF Clubs I was the in-house graphic designer, web developer, content administrator, web 2.0 marketing coordinator and event photographer. I captured photography and video at various SF Clubs events, managed our galleries and their integration into our social networking presence and reimagined the web presence of SF Clubs’ famous Harry Denton’s Rouge Nightclub increasing that site’s traffic over 350%. My position also entailed creating an endless stream of creative event flyers on tight deadlines and supervising staff photography for celebrity events featuring personalities from MTV and Playboy and headlining musical acts from all over the country.

09.2008 - 07.2009

Delta Blood Bank

Web / Graphic Designer

At Delta Blood Bank I was an integral part of a corporate marketing team responsible for helping maintain consistent donation numbers for a major Northern California non-profit. I redesigned Delta Blood Bank’s website and maintained Delta’s remote kiosk Loyalty Program by creating hundreds of images in Adobe Fireworks from scratch or from client provided collateral. I was also responsible for desktop publishing efforts, corporate logos, designing public relations documents such as brochures and flyers, and supporting marketing campaigns by creating a wide variety of materials from posters, magazine and newspaper ads, banners, multi-paged pamphlets, signage, and numerous bus graphics and billboards.

03.2008 - 09.2008

American Event Rentals

Web / Graphic Designer

At American Event Rentals I was the primary marketing and media specialist. During my tenure sales increased 40% (reference available). Utilizing the graphic design components of Adobe CS3 I was tasked with quickly and efficiently creating high quality print jobs ranging from oversized vinyl banners to postcards, price-lists, coupons and event floor plans (using basic CAD). I was also engaged in an aggressive internet marketing campaign creating custom interactive e-mail advertisements in Adobe Fireworks CS3 and more importantly the complete re-conception and implementation of American’s website.

2006 - 2008

REAL Investments

Escrow Coordinator

At REAL Investments my primary duty was to coordinate any number of simultaneous real estate transactions with both involved agencies and the holder of escrow. I oversaw the opening and completion of dozens of real estate transactions.

Education

Foundation Tattoo

Foundation Tattoo

Web
Event flyer

Event flyer

Graphics, Print
Enchanted Hill Retreat

Enchanted Hill Retreat

Web
BART Advertisment

BART Advertisment

Graphics, Print
THB Company

THB Company

Web
Remixx Flyer

Remixx Flyer

Graphics, Print
Stop SNF Abuse

Stop SNF Abuse

Web
City Nights Flyer

City Nights Flyer

Graphics, Print
Vector Illustration

Vector Illustration

Graphics, Web
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Contact info
AddressJingletown, Oakland, CA
Phone415 900 8401

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