Jennifer Bachelder Design is an independent graphic design business focused on investing the blood, sweat, and tears necessary to be successful in the music industry, primarily designing album artwork, gig posters, postcards, and stickers. Although the company is based out of Chicago, clients have been based any where from Columbus [OH] to Denver and a few places in between. The staff of the company currently consists of, well, me, Jennifer Bachelder.
I previous worked at Invisible Records as the Event Promotor for Martin’s international lecture series based on his book, Tour:Smart and Break the Band. I utilized many social media outlets in my promotions, including Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, and blogging. I worked closely with specific venue promoters to help ensure a great event. During this time, I also had the priviledge of taking on some of the series’ graphic design needs. A few of these pieces can be found in my portfolio.
In May of 2009, I graduated from Marietta College in Ohio with my Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design, as well as minors in both studio art and management. I am one of six students (in a class of 340) who completed the Honors Program. My education allowed me to become proficient on Macs and in Adobe Creative Suite, as well as a variety of other applications associated with Apple. My liberal arts education helped to develop a general knowledge in a variety of subjects outside of my field.
During the summer of 2008, I interned at Traffic Marketing, an alternative music marketing company, in London, England for ten weeks. This position allowed me to work face-to-face with many of the bands I promoted. One of my duties as an intern was to translate design concepts between the web designer and the founder of Traffic Marketing. I created mockups based on the founder’s concepts to minimize meeting time and miscommunications. This experience strengthened my ability to communicate with a non-designer client.
I am currently open to taking on new clients and freelance projects. I would love to hear about your developing career in music (the company you're starting, the tshirts you've always wanted to make, etc) and what kind of projects you have in mind. Please send me a message through the contact page!