Jesse was raised in the small Florida town of Vero Beach; influenced by life on the water and a family of artists, designers, craftsmen, and thinkers.
After traveling and living around the world, experiencing undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and working for various agencies and freelancing, he returned to Vero Beach where he opened and bases STRANG CREATIVE.
If not working on a latest design project, Jesse likes to spend his time among close friends and family - beaching, boating & diving, working out (preferably in a pool), hosting epic patio dinner parties, or grabbing a few craft cocktails at some favorite local spots. Jesse's current favorite gin is 'Monkey 47'.
Ironside Press. Vero Beach. FL
Responsible for quality print and digital designs in a fast-paced, tyrannic environment. Implement client revisions and prepare press-ready production files. Adhere to multiple production schedules. Innovate both independently and alongside an award winning design team.
2015 / MFA. Product Design. Candidate
Academy of Art University. San Francisco. CA
2009 / BA Spanish. Community Art
Wheaton College. Wheaton. IL
Berry Home Centers. Abingdon. VA
Responsible for consultative interior design for and product sales to homeowners and contractors. Simultaneously manage multiple projects and customer relationships. Improve customer and employee experience & look and feel of the company from a visual and content perspective. Develop and lead company-hosted seminars on home design. Design contributor for local TV network.
2007 / Intercultural Studies. Romance Language
King University. Bristol. VA
2010-2011 / FOREIGN LANGUAGE & CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT INSTRUCTOR
Sullins Academy. Bristol. VA
Plan, execute, and maintain engaging curriculum for courses in Français and Español.
Manage a range of personalities and learning styles through varied and personalized approaches. Devise and facilitate interactive lessons to develop quality character in middle school-aged young men.
Adobe Creative Suite
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