Hello,

I'm Janine

Senior Creative | Design Manager

Courageously challenging conventional ways of thinking,
pioneering innovation and passionately pursuing my love
for design and branding.

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About Me

Call me Jaé

I am a senior graphic designer with over 20+ years of experience in Design and Branding. Over the years, I’ve built my career on one simple principle, “add value, consistently”. I have had the opportunity to work within a diverse range of industries, managing a portfolio of international brands to help them achieve their creative, strategic and corporate goals. My specialties lie in Design, Corporate Identity, Brand Development and Brand Strategy. Highly motivated with a unique mix of creative and business acumen and an eye for detail. Strong computing skills and confidence to present and explain ideas and concepts. Seeking a position where I could use my creative and problem solving skills at a high professional level.

Oh, and I love me some music! 

Systematic Research & Development
Design Strategy and Process
Design Organization and Support
User Interface / User Experience Design

Qualifications

Education

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY

2007 - 2008

Master’s Degree in Design and Branding Strategy (with Merit)

This MA degree focused on using design to address key issues in branding. It examined how design thinking can develop a new brand, or improve or expand an existing brand and enhance customer engagement. It aimed to produce Master’s qualified creative design management graduates capable of making a major contribution to the use of design in branding practices in organisations, both large and small.

BARBADOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

2000 - 2002

Bachelor’s Degree (with Hons) in Graphic Design

This BA degree helped develop skills and abilities that help creatives to function confidently, proficiently and successfully as graphic designers, satisfying local and regional demand in the graphic design industry and related areas of employment.

BARBADOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1998 - 2000

Associate Degree in Graphic Design

Professional

Expe rience

Virgo Communications Inc. - Barbados, WI

Oct 2010 - Present

Senior Graphic Designer | Design Manager

Collaborated with design studios and cross-functional teams to craft creative solutions for clients such as Colgate, Virgin Atlantic, Louis Vuitton, Burberry among others.

Devised design solutions involving branding, web design, print production and social media across multiple platforms.

Designed a complete political campaign for the Barbados Elections; spearheaded the planning and created the design for the local convention magazine.

Lead and managed daily production, facilitated meetings with team colleagues, and ensured consistent adherence to brand and style guidelines, client specifications, and deadlines.

April-Six - London, UK

Mar-July 2010

Account Executive

Liaising with clients to ascertain their design and marketing needs and communicate project status with them.

Managing the design process with client, ensuring schedules are issued, contact reports supplied post conference calls/ presentations/meetings and costs are approved for all work.

Giving advice and help to clients in formulating their requests, especially in the areas of branding and production.

Ensuring all client briefs are written clearly and concisely for the copy, design, production and digital team.

Proof-reading all printed and online communication materials, ensuring they are updated with the latest product changes. Supporting client service team with research, project management and strategic plans.

Service Manager - London, UK

Mar 2009 - Dec 2010

Service Manager

Managing the effective implementation and execution of the company’s brand standards.

Ensuring all service operations are set for optimum results.

Driving best practice, creating new processes and ensuring a full understanding of the Virgin Brand.

Monitoring improvements of all departments.

Developing customer service procedures, policies and standards for the company.

Taking a central role in ensuring the member journey is constantly convenient and enjoyable.

Investigating and rectifying all potential issues by exceeding all customer expectations.

Communicating courteously with customers by telephone, email, letter and face to face.

Dealing with and supervising club staff, recruitment and appraisals.

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hat They Said

Janine, during my time at Altman Real Estate Group, proved to be an invaluable resource time and time again. She was incredibly patient, paid great attention to detail, and was always accessible. This was particularly useful when working with strict deadlines, or on complex projects. Janine also brought a strong creative edge to the table, an asset in a competitive marketplace. I would happily work with her again.

5/5
Sueann Tannis
International Affairs | Public Relations | Digital Communications | Global Communications | Leader | Speaker

Janine is a detailed-oriented and capable designer who seamlessly balances both client service/management and creative roles. This means clients' expectations never overshadow project output on her watch. Janine is a hard worker, willing to learn and often does research so she can weigh what has been done against objectives and ideas, resulting in an informed creative approach. Truly an invaluable member of the VIRGO team.

5/5
Kirkland Seale
Principal Design Engineer

Janine is charming, self-effacing, highly intelligent, business focussed and was a real pleasure to work with.

5/5
Christ Holt
Module Leader at Brunel University and Consultant with Harrison-Holt Design & Branding Partners
My Recent Works

Portfolio