Gabi Jacobs
Email
323.533.4224

QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY
    Extensive online and print design experience spanning a wide range of products and industries.
    Demonstrated expertise in graphic design, user interface design and information architecture.
    Thorough knowledge of interactive product, technology and design considerations.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Rotten Tomatoes
Fox Interactive Media
June 2008 to Present
Creative Director

Translate business objectives into creative strategies and executions for the Rotten Tomatoes brand. Provide creative input and direction to editorial, product , sales and business development teams as well as third party agencies. Optimize site creative and design to maximize user engagement and interaction.

ePrize
August 2007 to May 2008
Art Director

Created brand marketing through interactive contests and promotions. Worked closely with business development, strategists, producers and graphic designers to assess client needs and determine the best creative strategy and execution to meet program goals. Helped launch and develop the first satellite creative team dedicated to the company’s western region including clients such as Microsoft, adidas and Clorox.

Movielink, LLC
September 2002 to August 2007
Art Director

Member of the Movielink Marketing launch team responsible for the definition and ongoing development of the Movielink brand identity in addition to the information architecture and interface design of the Movielink service. Movielink was the first legal movie download service owned by Universal, MGM, Paramount, Sony and Warner Bros. Responsibilities included art directing junior designers in the creation of effective digital and print promotional materials for Movielink as well as its affiliates and co-brands.

NBC INTERNET
October 1998 to July 2001
Art Director/Principal Designer

                                                                                                 

Managed the Broadband and Entertainment Division’s five-person design team and participated in the development of a proprietary publishing platform which enabled fast and easy page creation and maintenance. Provided creative direction for the redesigns of NBC.com, Snap.com, NBCi.com, Videoseeker.com and AccessHollywood.com. Designed numerous web sites for NBC television series and specials. Created interactive components for convergent programming and integrated marketing initiatives. Developed innovative user interfaces and media players for a cutting-edge broadband portal. Created co-branded distribution products for partners such as Prodigy, Verizon and Telocity.

WEB DESIGN GROUP/ZAVTONE MAGAZINE
February 1997 to September 1998
Art Director/Senior Graphic Designer

Performed a variety of web design services for an eclectic array of clients. Oversaw graphic and information design from initiation to completion. Supervised a team of junior designers and interns. Worked collaboratively with clients to understand requirements, present design strategies, and incorporate feedback. Design projects included 2D video game graphics, 3D modeling and texture maps, animation, user interfaces, typography, logos and branding systems, illustrations and photo manipulation.  Designed magazine covers and layouts for the Zavtone, the company’s print division.

BOSS GRAPHIC STUDIOS
August 1995 to January 1997
Senior Graphic Designer  
                                                                                                     

Provided outsourced design services for Pacific Bell. Created brand identities, logos and advertisements for Pacific Bell Yellow Pages advertisers.

SAN DIEGO JEWISH ACADEMY
September 1992 to June 1994
Art and Design Teacher

Created and taught a design curriculum covering drawing, painting and design for grades 1 – 9.



EDUCATION
    B.A., Fine Arts - University of California, San Diego
    Graphic Design and Multimedia - Platt College, San Francisco


TECHNICAL SKILLS


Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark, Image Ready, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Director, Premiere, Bryce, HTML, Microsoft Office