Jen Bergren
Jen Bergren

A few quick facts about Jen:

  • Grew up in the Illinois countryside.
  • Had a passion for art and learning for as long as I can remember.
  • Moved to New York City ASAP, or, rather, after graduating college in Indiana and saving enough money to survive.
  • Moved to San Diego without visiting first.
  • Super tall (seriously).
  • Loves magazines.
  • Hates cold weather.
  • (also loves parentheses. and exclamation points!)

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Jen & her dog Tawny in Little Italy

 

Why I may be a good fit for your business:

  • Resourceful creative director with 10+ years of expertise in designing and developing publications
  • Five years of solo entrepreneur experience including online marketing (websites, blogging, email marketing, social media marketing, photography, copywriting), off-line marketing (events, B2B networking and promotion, printed marketing materials) and other day-to-day business tasks
  • Able to creatively manage projects within strict deadlines and budgets.
  • Reputation for a strong work ethic and getting the job done.

 


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Jen at a meeting of Collaborative Thread, a creative women entrepreneur networking group

Don’t just take my word for it… What clients and colleagues have said about Jen:

“Not only is she a hard worker and very efficient, but she’s the type of employee who anticipates needs and issues and addresses them up front — very helpful in the publishing business.” – Don Cuppett, worked together at Supermarket News

“Jen is a pleasure to work with. She is very detail-oriented and always helps find solutions to every day challenges. Her work ethic is amazing and she always came through on projects even when we had tight timelines. In addition to her graphic design skills, Jen further developed her photography skills, with both product and animal lifestyle shots. Jen is a great team player and would be an asset for any creative team.” – Cat Ellis, creative director when at Petco

“I have worked with Jen for nearly eight years, and I wholeheartedly recommend her, both for design services and photography. She is creative and self-directed; she can take a vaguely defined idea and run with it, turning it into exactly what we want and more. She is also friendly, helpful, efficient, and extremely reliable. Working with her, my team at Hotel F&B never missed a deadline. Jen is a delight to work with and someone I know I can always depend on.” – Angela Malcolm Stucker, VP while at Hotel F&B

Visit LinkedIn to see more recommendations.


Clients and Jobs:
(Visit LinkedIn to see specific duty details)

Jen Bergren Creative Services
Creative director, graphic designer, photographer
Clients including Hotel F&B magazine, BrindleBerry Pet Photography, Antiques at the Village, and more.

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Jen with a canvas of her dog Tawny displayed at the San Diego Humane Society
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Jen with her Instagram dog friend Gunner the Basset Hound, at her Fetchlight art dog festival booth

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Business owner, Creative Director, Photographer, since 2011
Highly customized pet lifestyle photography and custom art creation for private clients’ homes; commercial marketing photography for business clients such as Petco, Nipper & Chipper, and more; active blog and social media focusing on the local pet industry and national trends in pets, design, art, interior design; and marketing consulting, content creation, editing and more for ongoing pet business clients including Linda Michaels, Del Mar Dog Training.

Hotel F&B magazine
Design and production director since 2008
Design entire magazine layout and related projects from home computer, from concept to printer.

PETCO – San Diego, CA office
Advertising graphic designer for this national pet supply retailer, for two years.
Designed the monthly national circular 8-pg ad, managed circular product photos shoots, directed photography for the circular, photographed product and lifestyle scenes, solved photo related problems and questions for many departments.

Supermarket News magazine – New York, NY
Assistant art director for three years.
Designed pages, directed product photo shoots and purchased props and backgrounds, researched photography (online, on stock photo CDs and in past photo shoots), established a database of photographers.

Rock Island Auction Company – Moline, IL
Graphic designer for this top auction house for two years.

Indianapolis Woman magazine – Indianapolis, IN
Art department intern for one college semester

Seventeen magazine – New York, NY
Art department intern for one summer

Indiana Daily Student newspaper – Bloomington, IN
Advertising designer and page designer


Education
Indiana University; B.A. in Studio Art: Graphic Design, Certificate in Journalism, Minor in Art History

UCSD Photography certificate

Montclair State University; MBA in Digital Marketing, in progress

Shaw Academy Digital Marketing Diploma
Shaw Academy Social Media Marketing and Online Reputation Management Diploma
Passport Pet Photography 3-day workshop
Working with Dog Pet Business Profit 3-month Bootcamp


About the tagline, “Innovative ideas. Stylish solutions.”
Created after taking Sally Hogshead’s Fascination Advantage quiz and reading her How to Fascinate book (recommended!)

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