graphic design resume jeremy r. sharp cincinnati, OH

Creative Direction  |  Graphic Design  |  Marketing  |  Illustration

A graphic designer and creative manager with 10+ years of experience at an in-house marketing department, offering the talents and experience of a one-man creative team, but thriving on the awesomeness that comes from a collaboration of fun, talented individuals.


  • Motion Graphics & Video Editing
  • Package Design
  • Environmental and Trade Show Displays
  • Illustration (Traditional and Digital)
  • WordPress Website Design, SEO, Basic HTML and CSS
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Logo Design
  • Additional Talents – Photography, Copy Writing, Typography, Product Development


  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects, Premier, DreamWeaver, etc.)
  • Final Cut Pro, Camtasia Studio, Soundtrack Pro
  • Microsoft Office
  • Mac & Windows Proficient


Creative Marketing Manager, June 2014 – Present
Ocean Optics, Inc.  •  Dunedin, FL

This is a remote position reporting directly to the VP of Sales and Marketing, overseeing production of all creative marketing collateral. I provide creative direction, maintain brand standards, and set the tone for all marketing communications. I work with marketing staff in our international offices to ensure that our brand is properly represented across the Americas and Europe. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Lead the production of brochures, product literature, advertisements, web design and promotional items, working with contractors and in-house designers.
  • Edit, produce and distribute promotional and tutorial videos. Since 2008, I have led the effort to create over 200 videos, surpassing 1 million total views.
  • Oversee the design and production of product packaging and labels.
  • Produce and distribute a monthly newsletter. Since taking over this program in 2013, subscriptions have more than doubled, and production has expanded with German and Spanish language versions.
  • Oversee the design of trade show booth graphics, animations and interactive videos displays. I work with our Trade Show Manager and Graphic Designer to create unforgettable, interacting environments.
  • Lead creative on the webmaster team, building new content and performing routine edits of I also provide training to our team in the WordPress CMS platform.
  • Expand brand awareness through social media, online advertising and Google AdWords.
  • Produce quarterly creative marketing plans. Submit budgets for equipment, services and travel.
  • Track monthly lead reports of video engagement, email marketing, software downloads, etc.

Media Specialist, May 2012 – June 2014
Ocean Optics, Inc.  •  Dunedin, FL

Reported to the Marketing Director, supporting all creative efforts of the department. Worked directly with the Communications Manager and Production Artist to optimize output and grow specific programs.

  • Increased video production and distribution through company websites and targeted media outlets.
  • Provided design support for 30+ annual trade shows and company events.
  • Improved product packaging systems. Streamlined the design, purchasing and production processes by introducing vendors to key manufacturing staff.
  • Improved the efficiency and results of social media marketing and email campaigns.
  • Designed market-specific print brochures, application notes and product sheets.

Graphic Designer, July 2006 – May 2012
Ocean Optics, Inc.  •  Dunedin, FL

Reported to the Marketing Director and Communications Manager. Responsible for the production of print and web advertisements, trade show and event graphics, and assisting in product and company branding. Later, I was given the freedom to assume project management in the areas that needed a champion (packaging, video and brand identity).Redesigned corporate identity, logo and creative marketing standards that are still used today.

  • Created the company’s first product-specific packaging system.
  • Implemented a tutorial and promotional video program.
  • Designed 20+ product logos.
  • Daily responsibilities included website maintenance, product photography, product concept design (in conjunction with Engineering), direct-mail design, copy writing and web analytics.


Web Designer, October 2016 – Present
Fluorometrics Instruments, LLC  •  Tarpon Springs, FL

Redesign of client website for improved user experience, mobile-responsive navigation, SEO and best overall design practices. This project is ongoing.

Web Designer, June 2015 – August, 2016
Shadow Caster  •  Dunedin, FL

Rescue an infected website, remove malware and update restore order to the universe. I consulted the client on the development of a new website, improving their SEO and overall user experience.

Graphic Designer, August 2012 – June 2014
Elite Design + Displays  •  Oldsmar, FL

Our team brought imagination to reality and built fun environments for children ages 2-14.

  • Illustrated characters and environments for pediatric dentist offices
  • Created graphics for vinyl wall prints, and concept art for 3D foam characters and structures.
  • Attended site visits and provided client consultations

Graphic Designer & Illustrator, September 2007 – August 2008
Greenlight Collectibles  •  Indianapolis, IN

  • Illustrated new and classic cars for 1/64th die-cast model packaging, trading cards and POP displays according to technical specifications provided by the Production Manager.
  • Gathered reference images and produced high-quality renderings using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.


Art Academy of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

2000 – ‘01, Foundation and Illustration Studies

Ringling College of Art and Design
Sarasota, FL
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
Graphic and Interactive Communication
Class of 2006


Movember USA    Cincinnati, OH
Network Administrator / Volunteer (2011 – Present)

Cincinnati Beard Barons    Cincinnati, OH
Member / Volunteer (2014 – Present)