jenn reidel


Highlights of Qualifications

• Enthusiastic storyteller and visual thinker
• Print and web designer with a solid foundation in layout and identity
• Extensive background in formatting long documents, newsletters, and books
• Excellent interview skills to discover news stories or creative marketing ideas
• Published writer and editor of web and print content
• Build and update custom websites and blogs
• Digital and film format fine art, editorial, and portrait photographer
• Deadline-driven, goal-oriented team player with a great sense of humor


Technical Skills

• Software: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, Microsoft Office
• Programming: HTML5, CSS, jQuery, Bootstrap 3
• CMS: WordPress, Joomla



Web Design Certificate, Seattle Central Community College
Fine Art Photography Certificate, Photographic Center Northwest
B.A., Marketing Communications/Creative Writing, University of Cincinnati


Professional Experience

Jenn Reidel | Print & Web Creative Services | 2009-present
Produce, write, design, and develop online and printed communications primarily for individuals, nonprofits, and small companies. Specialize in formatting documents, reports, newsletters, and books using InDesign. Create and redesign websites from planning, conceptualization and architecture to final launch and maintenance. Talents include:

•  Interviewing people to discover news stories or creative marketing ideas
•  Writing and editing for websites, newsletters, ads, and marketing materials
•  Managing website and publishing projects from concept to launch
•  Designing newsletters, magazines, books, ads, brochures, and websites
•  Building strong working relationships with local community and media
•  Strategizing to identify ideal topics and stories for social media channels
•  Photographing people and retouching photos


Island View Magazine, Vashon, WA | 1995 to 2008
Editor | Writer | Designer | Photographer — Designed and managed 8 to 12-page monthly arts magazine published by Vashon Allied Arts. Responsible for writing, editing, and assigning articles; principle photographer; managed page design and production using Word, InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop; updated website with magazine content; managed staff including advertising representative, proofreader, writers, and distribution volunteers. Circulation 6,300.


Henry Art Gallery, Seattle WA | 1989 to 1996
Graphic Designer | Publications Assistant — Responsible for design, layout, and production of camera ready art for museum publications including newsletters, curriculum guides, gallery guides, family guides, brochures, advertisements, flyers, and exhibition wall text using PageMaker, FreeHand, Photoshop, and Word on a Macintosh; assisted in writing and editing quarterly newsletter. Edited exhibition books for publication.


Editorial Feature Writer and Photographer | 1982 to present

IslandArts Magazine
The Sun Magazine
Common Ground Magazine
Downtown Source Magazine
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Puget Sound Business Journal
Marine Digest
Mothering Magazine
Washington Magazine
Seattle Business Magazine
Group Health Cooperative View Newsletter
911 Media Center Reflex Newsletter
Northwest Baby Magazine
Cincinnati Magazine
Ohio Magazine
Entertainer Magazine
Cincinnati Enquirer Sunday Magazine