Jaret Stezelberger

Digital Experience Designer

I’m inspired how design and technology continue to change the ways we consume digital content. Designing responsive websites and mobile apps is exciting to me. In my free time I like to build furniture, garden, and bike around the city.

Education

Savannah College Of Art & Design
BFA Graphic Design, 2001
Cum Laude

School of Visual Arts
School of Continuing Education

Typography, Graphic Design, ActionScript I, ActionScript II


Awards & Recognition

AD WEEK 2008 Site of the Year; People.com

SCAD Rowing Team; Coaches Award 1997, 2000

SCAD Rowing Team; Varsity Captain; 2000, 2001


Design Skills

Creative Direction
Web Design
App Design
Editorial Design
WordPress Templates
Flash Animation
UX Design
Wireframing
Prototyping

Web Programing

HTML
CSS
ActionScript
Shopify Liquid

Experience
Quidsi, Amazon | SR GRAPHIC DESIGNER | 4/2012–PRESENT

Established new branding for diapers.com. Managed & maintained all creative for onsite & offsite advertising campaigns.

  • Brand steward for marketing, copy & merchandising teams
  • Ensure all creative aligns with marketing strategy
  • Guide & support a team of junior & freelance designers
Digitalpulp.com | WEB DESIGNER | 3/2011–4/2012

Working in a small agency environment, I design web content for non-profits, educational institutions, healthcare, beauty, & real estate companies.

  • Awarded design for a corporate identity system for Manaba, a Japanese software company
  • Awarded design for Altus Group, a website for a global property management corporation
  • Design & production for the new Quest Diagnostics website
People.com, Time Inc | WEB DESIGNER | 9/2007–12/2010

As one of 3 editorial designers, I designed new sections of the website, editorial specials, sales promotions, & microsites. Clients; AT&T, Toyota, Kraft, & Diet Coke.

  • Designed the PeopleTV video franchise, leading to an immediate increase in the sites video streams per month.
  • Launched PeoplePets.com. Designs included a logo, grid design, editorial layouts, & community site. Additionally, I created & maintained a style guide for the design, editorial, & sales teams.
  • Created custom flash animations for special projects.
EW.com, Time Inc | WEB DESIGNER | 9/2009–9/2010

As a sole web designer for Entertainment Weekly, I worked closely with the editorial staff in a redesign of all digital extensions of the EW brand; website, WAP site, social media, iPhone & iPad apps.

  • Redesigned the editorial section fronts; TV, Movies, Music, & Books, leading to a 33% rise in traffic to 7.2 million unique page views per month.
  • Redesigned a new website masthead; flattened site navigation, aligned branding across printed, mobile, & desktop experiences, & highlighted the main content channels of the site.
  • Revitalized TV Recaps section, the most visited section of the site. The show centric organization was favored by the site’s community.
People EnEspanol.com, Time Inc | WEB DESIGNER | 10/2008–6/2009

Designed editorial specials & modular page templates. Additionally, designed & built Flash animations for site specials & sales projects.

  • Designed editorial modules for site recirculation, standardizing the site’s right column.
  • Designed custom editorial layouts for annual editorial specials.
Inspireworksinc.com | WEB DESIGNER | 6/2003–1/2007

A small team of software developers in a start-up environment. Designed & produced all printed collateral. Designed product websites, web applications, & software screens.

  • Established the start-up’s graphic identity for print & web.
  • Designed & hand coded websites, blogs, & web applications.


Independent Design Projects
CUNY, College Now | 2/2011–9/2011

Logo redesign, WordPress template design, content strategy

CUNY, Middle Grades Initiatives | 2/2010–5/2010

Website & logo redesign, WordPress template design, content strategy

CUNY, NYCSEF | 9/2009–1/2010

Website & logo redesign, WordPress template design, graphics for promotional materials