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ABOUT ME

Hi! I’m Jessica Zirkel-Rubin, an award-winning graphic designer who blends out-of-the-box creativity with pixel-level precision to deliver impeccable work. Creative flow is my happy place. Recently I’ve been flowing on logos, branding/identity materials, websites, and party/promotional swag, but I also have experience creating social media assets, digital and print ads, pop-up store/trade show displays, product labels, press kits, and more (let’s talk!).

Until June 2019, I was the Design Director for New Frontier, where I created a wide variety of digital and print marketing materials for corporate and non-profit clients. (Some of that work is displayed on this site.) Previously, I was the Webmaster for The Newark Museum, and earlier, worked in marketing and usability research for pioneering children’s online media company, MaMaMedia.com.

I earned a doctorate in Instructional Media and Technology from Teachers College, Columbia University, where I focused on constructionist learning, usability research, and virtual museums. While studying for a master’s degree in Educational Technology from Lehigh University, I built my first website (almost 25 years ago!). My undergraduate years were spent at the University of Pennsylvania studying American Civilization. My graphic design and fine arts education includes classwork at The University of the Arts (Philadelphia), The School of Visual Arts (NYC), and The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey.

AWARDS

Hermes Creative Awards: Gold Award for Logo Design (Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies logo)

NJ Ad Club Award of Excellence for Digital Media: Not for Profit/Pro Bono Work

NJ Ad Club Award of Excellence for Logo, Consumer

Elihu Rose Fellowship (WNET/Thirteen)

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellowship

TOOLS

Adobe Creative Suite, especially Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign

WordPress (including HTML and CSS)

MailChimp

Pencil, paper, marker, XActo, etc.

MEMBERSHIPS

AIGA

National Council of Jewish Women