Jason Kleist

Jason Kleist
Lead Graphic Designer
437 Kensington Cmn. Livermore, CA 94551

Creative storyteller with over 15 years of experience communicating strategy through design. Passionate about developing brand messages and helping organizations adapt and stand out. Inventive creator of compelling marketing strategies and campaigns and accustomed to working in fast-paced, deadline-driven environments. Demonstrated ability to work solo or collaboratively on large projects, including managing teams.

Experience
Pixel MGMT • Livermore, CA
January 2007 – Present
Founder, Freelance Graphic Designer
  • New business branding and rebranding
  • Logo creation and development
  • Consulting on marketing strategies
  • Delivering an idea from concept to final product
  • Creating digital assets for social media and websites
  • Icon development
  • Creating Infographics
  • Layout design for print marketing
  • Designing artwork for shirts, stickers, album art and book covers
  • Photography touch-up and editing
Cornerstone Fellowship • Livermore, CA
January 2004 – Present
Design and Brand Manager
  • Oversee and manage the brand assets for the organization as a whole and its 5 campuses (branches) totaling 15,000 church members
  • Led and project managed the complete rebrand of the organization
  • Led and executed an organization-wide brand and asset guideline
  • Co-led the Communications Department and managed team of designers
  • Implemented new project management and communication systems (Slack, Monday.com)
  • Successfully transitioned workflow and processes to remote environment during the pandemic
  • Helped build a system to facilitate moving all church services to an online livestream platform during the pandemic, thus maintaining connection with constituents and maintaining online giving
Cornerstone Fellowship – Livermore, CA
October 2009- April 2017
Lead Graphic Designer
  • Designed assets for social media, email campaigns, website rebuild and all marketing promotions
  • Built a client-facing project request system to help track and guide costs within the organization
  • Built systems for post-production on printing projects, including managing print installations at various locations
  • Led the charge, graphically, on capital campaigns resulting in millions raised for the organization
Cornerstone Fellowship – Livermore, CA
June 2007- October 2009
Junior Graphic Designer
  • Created graphics for event’s promotional material
  • Created digital graphics for email campaigns
  • Designed branded teaching series for youth services
  • Maintained sub brands under the umbrella of the overall organization’s brand guidelines
  • Produced printed materials for promotions and events
Cornerstone Fellowship – Livermore, CA
February 2007- June 2007
Webmaster
  • Maintained organization’s website
  • Updated events and group pages
  • Created web graphics to help promote events
Cornerstone Fellowship – Livermore, CA
March 2006- February 2007
Video editor
  • Filmed events
  • Filmed and edited promos
  • Responsible for organizing and archiving weekend footage
  • Created lyric background videos
  • Produced DVDs of sermon series
Cornerstone Fellowship – Livermore, CA
January 2004- March 2006
College Group Assistant
  • Assisted in planning and scheduling weekly meetings
  • Coordinated and scheduled volunteers
  • Created and produced visuals for presentations
  • Created graphics to promote events
Skills
DESIGN
Branding, Logos, Icons, Infographics, Business Cards, Posters, Postcards, Brochures, Newsletters, Stationery, Book Covers, Album Art, Shirts, Hats
PROGRAMS
Adobe Creative Suite, Monday.com, Slack, Lingo
WEB AND MULTIMEDIA
Website Design, Video Editing, Social Media, Email campaigns
PHOTOGRAPHY
Retouching, Photograph Restoration
PRINT
Banners, Vinyl Die Cut Stickers, Large Posters