Jessi Bruton Portrait

ABOUT JESSI BRUTON

I arrived in Jacksonville, FL in 2005, after spending four years studying graphic design at Flagler College in Saint Augustine, FL (two of which were spent living in the haunted dormitory). Upon moving up to Jacksonville, I dove headfirst into the graphic design community, actively attending and volunteering on the board of AIGA Jacksonville.

At the office I’ve been called the Energizer Bunny of designers, which I hope is a nod to my speed and enthusiasm as a graphic designer, and not just because we were both born in the 80s and love Wayfarer sunglasses.

In addition to design, I also bake as a passion. In 2011 after returning home from a vacation in Paris, I developed a recipe for macarons (after being unable to find them at any local bakeries in Jacksonville). I don’t bake every day anymore (what’s the point of a passion project if it burns you out?), but I do still fulfill special orders for birthdays, bridal parties, and other events. Read more on the delicious page.

I also collaborate with my friend Jacob Struble to write the comic series, “Drunk and Yelling at Cats,” illustrated by Stephanie Soden. I’ve found it’s important to collaborate with the most talented people you can find (who also support your drinking habit).

WORK EXPERIENCE

Senior Art Director
Wingard Creative
January 2012 – Present

Art Director
Burdette Ketchum
February 2006 – January 2012

On-site Freelance Designer
Promo Depot
November 2005 – February 2006

Graphic Artist
First Coast News
May 2005 – February 2006

Intern, Freelance
Dalton Agency
June 2004 – May 2005

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND PRO BONO WORK

NSB Turtle Trackers
Brand architect and designer
2013

Friends of Jacksonville Animals
Dessert catering for Better Together book release party
2012

AIGA Jacksonville
Programming Co-Chair
2011-2012

Programming Chair
2008-2009

re:CHARGE 08 Conference Chair
2007-2008

re:CHARGE 06 Conference Committee
2005-2006

AIGA Flagler College Student Chapter
President
2004-2005

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Gold ADDY, AAF 4th District
Black Sheep Dinner Menu
2013

Spotlight, AIGA Jacksonville
May 2011

Gold ADDY, AAF 4th District
Rayonier Conservation Brochure
2011

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, Flagler College
Graphic Design major
Advertising and Fine Arts minors
April 2005