Experience
Marketing Designer; Imagine Exhibitions; Atlanta, Georgia; 2022-Present
Design branding and marketing visuals for exhibitions such as Harry Potter™: The Exhibition and Discovering King Tut's Tomb, including graphics for social, video, print, and large format. Established processes and infrastructure such as the graphics request and review process, file organization, SOPs, and templates which streamlined production and timelines to keep pace with marketing demands.

Motion Designer; CNN; Atlanta, Georgia; 2015-2022
Motion designer on the CNN Digital Motion team 2019-2022,
Design Lead of CNN Snapchat Discover Channel 2016-2017;
Created editorial animation, illustration, motion design for interactive, show packaging, icons/logos and animation for a wide audience to effectively inform and educate. Additionally, managed production timelines and workflows for efficient output in a quick paced environment.

Creative Director; YATL; Atlanta, Georgia; 2017-2020
Established and managed social media and video branding for YATL Live, a live talk show with YA book authors at the Georgia Center for the Book
Motion Designer; Glass Eye Screenworks; Atlanta, Georgia; 2012-2015
Designed and animated motion graphics for interactive media including apps and websites; clients included AT&T and Assurant
Freelance Motion Designer; 2011-2012
Clients included: Pure Hoopla, InterContinental Hotel Group/Coden Co., Matthew Pearl (Author); Created motion graphics for websites, corporate presentations, and promotional material; designed graphics for digital and print media
Motion Design Intern; Blind; New York City, New York; 2011
Assisted senior design with completion of projects and pitch work, including storyboarding, 2D animation, and compositing
Freelance Designer; marketzero; Atlanta, Georgia; 2009-2011
Created graphic design and motion graphics work for clients such as the Lung Cancer Alliance Georgia, and Comcast OnDemand
Skills
Motion Graphics | Graphic Design | Editorial Animation & Illustration  |  Branding and Packaging | Concept Development | Storyboarding | Workflow & Timeline Management | Cross-Team Collaboration Character Design | Print Media Design | Writing
Proficient:
After Effects | Photoshop| Illustrator | InDesign

Knowledgeable:
SmartSheet | PowerPoint | Adobe Acrobat | Webex | Zoom

Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts; Motion Media Design; Animation Minor
Savannah College of Art & Design
Atlanta, Georgia

Awards
Webby Award - Best Event in the Social category
CNN Election Night 2016
Feel free to contact me at jessi.esparza@gmail.com or using the contact form below.
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