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Janene Higgins

Freelancer/Self-employed, Designer of Print and Motion Graphics, Freelance Design/Art Direction/Motion Graphics

Berlin, Germany

Skills

Graphic Design
Motion Graphics
Editorial Design
Print Design
Art Direction
Illustration

Timeline

Professional experience for Janene Higgins

  • Current 7 years and 10 months, since Sep 2013

    Graphic Artist

    Member of IASTE United Scenic Artist Union USA-829

    Worked with production designers or directors on feature films, TV shows and commercials. Development and design of 2D props and motion graphics. Projects include photo composites, mock-newspapers, CD design, book covers, posters, graphic patterns, restaurant graphics (signage visualization, menus, etc), show openers, title design. Worked on features for Lions Gate Films, Miramax Films, and Twentieth Century Fox.

  • Current 17 years and 6 months, since Jan 2004

    Designer of Print and Motion Graphics

    Freelance Design/Art Direction/Motion Graphics

    Design of posters, brochures, advertisements, catalogs, point-of-purchase displays; motion graphics for marketing and the web; editorial design; art direction of CD packaging; illustration; selection and management of photographers and illustrators. Selected clients: Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Bath & Body Works, RCA, Condé Nast, Hearst Publications, PolyGram.

  • 4 years and 9 months, Jan 1999 - Sep 2003

    Art Director

    RCA Music Group/BMG Entertainment

    Design of audio packaging components of over 100 CDs: copy placement and revisions; production and design of sell sheets, catalogs, advertisements, brochures, posters; motion graphics and animation for marketing videos; finalization of files for separator or printing; final approval of proofs; design and execution of reissue audio packages; selection and management of photographers and illustrators.

  • 2 years and 11 months, Jan 1996 - Nov 1998

    Designer

    PolyGram Records

    Design of CD packaging and corresponding marketing collateral.

  • 5 years, Jan 1992 - Dec 1996

    Art Direction

    Vanity Fair magazine

    Promoted from Senior Designer. Worked with Design Directors David Harris and Charles Churchward on design of feature stories; also responsible for the overall visual content and continuity of the front-of-book columns. Coordinated with managing editor in maintaining work flow and production schedules.

Educational background for Janene Higgins

  • B.A., The University at Albany, SUNY

    Art, Design, Photography, Illustration

Languages

  • English

    First language

Interests

Video art: http://www.janenehiggins-videoart.com

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