Jonathan Sargent

  • Freelance Designer
  • Eugene, Oregon

I’m an avid fan of gorgeously simple design. I love to look at beautiful things and, if I’m ever so inclined, make beautiful things with my own two hands.

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I'm a freelance graphic designer trying to make it the rough and tumble world of design. I specialize in illustration and silk screen apparel printing and I'm rather handy at Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. I also love to write, play and listen to music and am currently in a folk gospel band called The Cashmeres. I also am a solo artist and have released two of my own albums - "On A Lark" released in February of 2012 and "The Chief Mourner" in February of 2015.

Education

BA in Graphic Design at George Fox University

8/2004 – 4/2008 Newberg, OR

My main focus was on Art with a concentration on Graphic Design. While attending undergraduate study, I learned the art mediums of printmaking – specifically silk screen printing. I had fostered a love of print making since high school where I designed and printed on apparel. Silk screen printing is something I still do today and have always had a deep fascination with since graduating in 2008.

Clients

Barry Brusseau, Steve Hefter, Cait Olds, Helen Chaya, Ezza Rose Band, Small Souls, Supercrow, St. Even, Grand Head, Gorbie International Records, Jon Ransom, Jake Kelly, Materials to Outlet Studio, The Doubleclicks, Amanda Pewonka, Artist & Chef, Urban Wildlife

Skills

IllustratorInDesignPhotoshopLogo DesignBrandingPostersAlbum ArtUkuleleGuitarBanjo

Experience

Bartender at Sizzle Pie

April 2017 – Present Eugene, OR

Bartender at Pelican Brewing Co.

April 2016 – October 2016 Cannon Beach, OR

• Preparing both alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages
• Checking customers’ identification to confirm legal drinking age
• Interacting with customers, taking orders and serving food and drinks
• Mixing ingredients for cocktails, replenishing bar stock, and ensuring overall excellent guest experience.

Barman at The Secret Society

August 2013 – March 2016 Portland, OR

• Set up ballroom tables and seating before the start of each show; tore down and cleaned afterwards.
• Ensured bar was well stocked with necessary ingredients.
• Bussed glasses, bottles and cans; re-stocked bar with clean glassware.
• Learnt menu of classic cocktails and how to make them from craft cocktail bartending professionals.

Screen Printer at H&S Screen Printing

May 2013 – August 2013 Hillsboro, OR

• Screen printing of various apparel and garment products.
• Maintained cleanliness of printing tools, spatulas, squeegees and printing ink.
• Set up client jobs, aligned artwork, ensured consistency and quality of printed clothing.

Contract Designer at By Design

August 2012 – November 2012 Portland, OR

· Graphic design assistance with print layouts, promotional materials, and business cards.
· Conceptualizing and proofing design ideas for client projects.
· Using Adobe design software to execute design concepts.

Art Director at Gorbie International Records

August 2011 – Present Milwaukie, OR

• Creating artwork and designs for artist releases, including related marketing material.
• Screen printing limited edition canvas and cardboard CD packaging for various label artists.
• Communicating all design concepts with label owner and operator Barry Brusseau.

Lead Designer at Ransom Design

April 2008 – Present Portland, OR

· Production of promotional materials, packaging, and designing logos for local businesses.
· Silk screening of clothing apparel, cd and vinyl packaging, and various music merchandise.
· Maintaining high level of client satisfaction and creating repeat business.

Assistant Set Designer at George Fox University Theater Department

October 2007 – December 2007 Newberg, OR

• Served as main graphics consultant for a university play titled “Whatever Kindles”.
• Collected archive of digital images and video clips
• Worked with projected images on giant vinyl screens throughout entire play.

Specialties

IllustrationPhotographySilk Screen PrintingFilm

Awards

Best Narrative for “Unusual Attachment”, George Fox University Film Department

Presented at the 2007 Fox Film Festival

Best Mood Piece for “Under Pressure”, George Fox University Film Department

Presented at the 2007 Fox Film Festival

Award for Best Graphic Design Piece, George Fox University Art Academy

Presented at the 2005 Lippi Awards

Exhibitions

I Am Hollywood Solo

Brougher Hall – Studio 3, George Fox University Newberg, OR

Linocut black and white prints of various celebrities.

My Faults Make Me Human Solo

Brougher Hall – Studio 3, George Fox University Newberg, OR

Solo show featuring linocut art prints on cardboard with stencil graffitied walls.