About

Jocelyn Scears

Creative Director + Designer + Artist


Hello! My name is Jocelyn and I work full-time as a senior graphic design manager in the marketing department of the nation's leading privately held building materials supplier. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design and Illustration and an Associate's degree in Multimedia Programming, Simulation & Gaming and Computer Information Systems.


Since I was young, I've had a passion for creating art and a fascination with puzzles. (Ask me when I solved my first Rubik's Cube – or better yet let me solve one during an interview!) Now as an adult, I treat each design project as a new puzzle with an unlimited number of possible solutions. The challenge is to find the best one(s).


I am a multidisciplinary artist, designer and published illustrator working professionally as a graphic designer for more than 10 years. I am based in the Pittsburgh area where I have had the pleasure of working with both local and national brands in a variety of industries, mediums and capacities.



Experience


Graphic Designer
11 Years

Graphic Design Manager
4.5 Years

Illustrator
1 Year



Work History


84 Lumber

Senior Graphic Design Manager

Jan 2023 – Present

• Manage the design and production of creative assets for print and digital media

• Manage and maintain brand guidelines

• Provide creative direction to junior designer

• Implement and maintain digital asset management system

• Assist outdoor advertising agency with external client design work


Graphic Design Manager

Aug 2018 – Jan 2023


Graphic Designer

Feb 2017 – Aug 2018


Williams Lea

Presentation Specialist

Sept 2016 – Jan 2017

• Format PowerPoint presentations to adhere to existing branding

• Create and maintain logos and vector illustrations for presentations


84 Sign Shop

Graphic Designer

Nov 2013 – Sept 2016

• Design creative assets for print

• Setup print files for print and production

• Provide visual identity / branding development for clientele



Education


BA Illustration, Graphic Design
Minor in Mathematics

Grace College and Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, IN


AS Multimedia Programming, Simulation and Gaming
AS Computer Information Systems

AS Art with concentration in Industrial Art & Design (In Progress)

Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA



Memberships / Organizations


Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society



Exhibitions


2011
Down is the New Up: Senior Exhibit II, Winona Lake, IN
37th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit, Winona Lake, IN


2010

36th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit, Winona Lake, IN



Publications


2019

The Love Story Journal: Multidimensions (Illustration)


2018

Today's Weather Forecast (Short Story) – The Vision Creative Journal
Frankenstein (Artwork) – The Vision Creative Journal
Peter Lorre (Artwork) – The Vision Creative Journal


2014

Praying Mantis (Photograph) – Observer Reporter's Hot Shot feature July 19, 2014


2011

A Collaboration: Kurt Vonnegut Jr. & Joe Petro III (Article) – Lost Art Student.com
Pas une jolie fille (Artwork Example) – Lost Art Student.com



Awards


2023

Meshanko Memorial Scholarship for CCAC Art Students


2013

Showcased Artist – Mister Dress Up.com
Second Place  – "Diet Coke® Young Designer Challenge, Season 2"


2010

Grace College Art Talent Award
Placed in Graphic Design category – 36th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit
Placed in Illustration category – 36th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit


2009

Grace College Art Talent Award

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