Design Hero for Hire

Jermaine Young. Father and husband by day; Super cool, geeky, graphic designing, web crafting, world domination minded super hero by night. I have been saving the world from bad design for the past 15 years. I have swooped in on villainous tragedy after tragedy of the design nature and put ugly creations in their place. I make things look beautiful. The tools of my trade include a Photoshop cannon, a Dreamweaver blade, a Wordpress laser, and the most powerful of all weapons, a creative eye.

Design is in my blood. My special powers include reading the mere thoughts of my clients and creating awesome works pulled right out of their imaginations. I also posses the ability create and craft the most interactive and impressive web sites known to man. I' not faster than a speeding bullet or stronger than a locomotive but I can turn your scribbly sketch on the back of a napkin into the logo of your dreams.

You deserve the best when it comes to representing you and I'm the hero that's here to protect your image. Want basic cookie cutter design then Google it. Want mega awesomeness from a freelancer who's ready save the day? I'm your man.

Jermaine Young, Design Hero for Hire

Objective

Awesome > Average

My objective is to combine your mega awesome powers of sales and making things with my super awesome powers of graphic design and web design to create a MEGA SUPER AWESOME force of unrivaled proportions. You + Me = Awesome x Infinity

My many Identities

Web Consultation

Web Consultant

With 15+ years of experience in the web design and social media industry I have a strong grasp of the available assets and technologies to create the best and most professional web presence for any sized budget.

User experience design

Graphic Designer

I am a naturally talented artist and a self taught graphic designer. I am skilled in the latest graphic design software and posses the ability to reproduce any image I see. With great power comes great responsibility (where have I heard that before?)

Prototyping

Problem Solver

I love to tinker and think that I might be OCD. That's good for you because I never give up on a task until every part works perfectly. I swim through code and squash bugs like nobody's business.

Photography

Photographer

I'll admit that I only recently discovered my skill with a camera so to call myself a photographer is a stretch. But, check out my work and I promise you won't be disappointed. I love all things beautiful which is why I do what I do.

Special Skills

Years of experience
Completed projects
Satisfied customers
Photoshop
15
350
400
Dreamweaver
13
100
50
Wordpress
8
65
55
InDesign
5
10
2
Creating Miracles
33
1000
1000

Experience

2014

Present

vividImagery

Founder / Creative Director

vividImagery is the re-branded/relaunched vision for A sublime Creation Design Studio. The relaunch came about as an effort to move our company forward with the industry's ever changing trends and advances. vividImagery focuses on style and function in perfect synchronization.

2007
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2014

A Sublime Creation Design Studio

Lead Designer

A Sublime Creation Design Studio is a graphic design, web development, and multimedia production studio based in Toledo, Ohio specializing in service for small businesses, non profit organizations and religious groups.

2007

2011
(4 years)

The Greater Toledo Urban League

Director of Marketing and Social Media

The position of Director of Marketing and Social Media involves managing, developing, and maintaining the brand and public image of the Greater Toledo Urban League Online via the web site and other internet media which includes producing and monitoring branded print material, managing the web properties (i.e. Facebook page, blog, and web site), and building a rapport with the local news media outlets.
Visit www.gtul.org for more.

2009

2011
(2 years)

Glass City Connect

Executive Editor

As Executive Editor at Glass City Connect my duties involve managing and maintaining a group of site contributors and other staff positions as well as organizing site promotion and sharing across multiple social networks and other online magazine.

2007

2008
(1 year)

S&S Management and Consulting

Director of Media

As director of media for S and S Management and Consulting my primary duties involved building and maintaining the brand and image of S and S management as well as direct work on brand development for various clientele and small businesses. Some of my work still represent the company to this day such as the logo designs for Game Savvy television, S and S management itself, and the iconic "black light bulb" design element. I also participated in the co-development of an online social networking platform Nexus Network.


2005

2007
(2 years)

Undergodz ENT

Director of Media and Resident Song Writer

Produced marketing material and promotional fliers for label artists and events.
Co-wrote and co-produced songs for label artists


2003

2005
(2 years)

Ebony World Productions

Director of Media and Marketing

Produced marketing material and promotional fliers for events, promotions, and branding efforts. Ebony World Productions was the first company that broadcast my works city-wide.


1998
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2003
(5 years)

Renaissance Poetry Group

Media Director

This was my first ever steady design gig. I was a part of a spoken word collective and as a bonus to my poetry prowess I designed graphic fliers and promotions for the group inspired by my friend and colleague, Imani Lateef.

Renaissance Poetry Group held a weekly spoken word poetry venue which began at Murphy's Lounge in downtown Toledo. The Renaissance at one point was the only "urban" open Mic venue in the city of Toledo. My duties at the Renaissance included designing and distributing marketing materials to attract individuals to the poetry night. Other various duties included emceeing the night as well as participating in spoken word events and competitions around the city where I was awarded two first place awards for my talent (1999 and 2001). -via LinkedIn

Education

Full Sail University
(2010 – 2012)

BSA, Web Development

I decided to attend Full Sail University online as a non-traditional student in order to enhance my self taught skill set to be more competitive in my field of work.

sessions.edu
(2006 – 2010)

Graphic Design

An online certificate program for creative designers.

Youtube University
(2001-2015)

Self Taught Design

Have you heard of this little site called Youtube? Basically anything you want to learn about anything is there. Best school ever but I'm nowhere close to graduating yet. I watched lots of tutorials and cat videos to get where I am today.

Awards

On My Way to the Top

My Biggest Award To Date

My greatest awards however did not come from anything I've designed. My most proud achievements are my children. I am the father of 5 beautiful children, each of them unique and special in their own way. If you follow me on Instagram you may see the youngest two boys as the central focus of my photography.

My children are my crowning achievements and without them none of this would probably even exist.

Recommendations

1

Imani Lateef

Jermaine is knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. As an IT specialist he finds a way to stay two steps ahead of his contemporaries. As graphic designer he's able to take any business to the next level of professionalism.

Hobby

Spoken Word Poetry

When I'm not saving the world from design faux pas my mild mannered alter ego is none other than the internet famous "Tigga76". Tigga76 (Thoughts Intertwine Great Genius Again) is a poetry persona I adopted that was derived from the typical teenage angst and anxiety translated into poetic form for audience consumption. As "Tigga" I have won several awards for my craft and skill. Let me just warn you, "Tigga ain't nothing to mess with"

Photography

I love capturing the beauty of the world around me. I especially love the art and finess of photography. Anyone can create a pretty picture but to capture the perfect angle or precise moment is a skill all on its own. I have an extensive collection of photography on my Instagram account. Be sure to follow me, like my work, and share.

Writing

At the very core of my being is a literery spirit that begs to rome free. Only his muse possesses the key to unchain him, however. What I am trying to say is, I'm a writer by nature and not by choice. On top of writing poetry I also blog, voice commentatries and opinions on social matters, and I am currently struggling through the completion of the worlds next number one best seller. Check me out on these sites.

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