Jennifer Haven

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Hi! I'm

Jennifer Haven

About Me

This is me.

I'm Jennifer, a web and graphic designer currently living in Aberdeen, South Dakota with my husband and two cats. I currently work for a local printing company but I also have a freelance business that is coming into its ninth year of business. I have a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design which I received back in the early 90's, when the 1.4MB diskette was a hot commodity and it was inconceivable how big your graphic would have to be to actually fill it! If you even had a website it was something "underground" and usually built on GeoCities. Happily though, the Internet (and computers - gateway, anyone?) matured and so did I! I now have over 19 years experience in graphic design, the past 9 years being in mostly front-end web development/user-experience design. My goto phrase of choice when I tell people what I do and get a blank stare is "I just make stuff look pretty".

I love what I do and love working with people who are in need of my services. From logos, posters, wedding invitations, newspaper ads, websites, e-commerce/B2B sites and even billboards and vehicle wraps - I get a kick out of the challenge each one brings!

Experiences

Below is a listing of most of my professional experience.
If you would like, click here for my full resume: GET RESUME!

  • 2009--Present

    Freelance Graphic/Web Designer

    Provide design and multimedia services to variety of clients. Services include logo design, business card design, brochure/pamphlet design, vehicle wrap design, slide presentations, annual reports, web design and development, e-commerce store design/setup and integration, content management system design/integration (Wordpress/Drupal), HTML/HTML5, CSS and some javascript coding.

  • 2011--Present

    Web Developer/Graphic Designer

    Primary Front-End web developer for Western Printing, Aberdeen, SD. Duties include setup/integration of pre-packaged e-commerce/B2B stores that required custom designed theme based on customer's specifications. Maintain and promote websites with monthly specials, coupons, web banners and video. Designed, integrated, and maintained company website (Wordpress) as well as client websites. As graphic designer, design and produce a variety of marketing collateral including full-color catalogs, business cards, convention marketing material, wide format banners/posters, vehicle wraps, brochures, post cards, magnets, and others.

  • 2009--2011

    Web Designer

    Front-End developer duties included developing prototype designs into fully functional websites, utilize font-end development technologies such as HTML, XHTML, CSS, PHP and Javascript to enhance interactivity, cordinated domain registrations, DNS changes and registar transfers, provided SEO/URL submission services, custom WordPress theme design and development, troubleshooting and client support for website issues, general website maintenance and mail issues.

  • 2005--2009

    Web Designer/Graphic Designer

    Provided professional web site development for customers all over the United States. Duties included designing/maintaining web sites, creating custom website graphics and layouts. Some web programming (PHP, ASP.Net, Javascript), script installations, logo design, animated banners, copywriting and content creation, testing and debugging web sites. Worked closely with marketing department on designing print items - brochures, posters, print and web advertisements, catalogs. Managed multiple projects in different stages of development.

Services

Here's a glimpse of what all I can do! If you are interested in contacting me to do some work, get a quote or just have some general questions, click on the Contact page and either send me a quick note or give me a call!

  • Print Design

    Need a logo? Business card? A new car? Ok, well I'm not much on automotive engineering but I can help with the other stuff. Print is my bizness! Business cards, postcards, newspaper ads, coupons, flyers, brochures, pamphlets, posters, banners...if it can be printed I can design it. For a look at some click on my Portfolio link below!

  • Web Design

    I have worked with HTML websites, WordPress/DRUPAL CMS themes, BigCommerce, Shopify, CS-Cart ecommerce stores, and custom-coded B2B ecommerce stores. If you just want a site designed and coded by someone else - I do that too! You can see some of my work in my portfolio page or if you want to just send me a message just click on the Contact link!

Coding Skills

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    jQuery

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  • 100%

    HTML/CSS

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  • 60%

    Wordpress

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  • 80%

    Object Oriented Programming

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Characteristics

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  • Excellent communication

  • Personal integrity

  • Positive work ethic

  • Reliability

  • Flexibility

  • Team oriented

Design Skills

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  • Learning
    Beginner
    Not Bad
    Advance
    Expert
  • 3D Max
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Corel Draw
  • Fireworks

Some of my works

Portfolio

Avenger Joe

Logo, marketing collateral and website for Avenger Joe Band.

Avenger Joe Marketing Collateral

  • Role:Graphic and Web Design
  • Client:Avenger Joe
  • Year:2014

My husband's band asked if I could design logo, promo material, marketing items and website for them. Website was built with Wordpress, promo and marketing material designed using Illustrator and Photoshop.

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Portfolio
Portfolio

Bovalink

Updated design for bovalink.com

Website design update for Bovalink

  • Role:Web Design
  • Client:Bovalink
  • Year:2014

I was asked to update the design of the bovalink site to show more color and depth. Design was done in Photoshop, files were optimized and sent to orignal programmer for implementation.

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Portfolio
Portfolio

Dakota Carpentry Website

Wordpress website for Dakota Carpentry.

Dakota Carpentry Website

  • Role:Web Design and Development
  • Client:Dakota Carpentry
  • Year:2013

Client wanted a clean site that was easily maintainable. Site was designed using Photoshop, developed with Wordpress and self-hosted thru GoDaddy.

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Portfolio
Portfolio

Church Website

Website Design for St. John's Lutheran Church

  • Role:Web Design & Development
  • Client:St. John's Lutheran Church
  • Year:2012

Client wanted a simple website where church members could view a calendar of events, bulletins and group meetings. Website was built using Wordpress, designed using photoshop, illustrator and dreamweaver. Self-hosted thru hostmonster.

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Portfolio
Portfolio

Real Estate Website Design

Real Estate Website Design

  • Role:Web Design
  • Client:Web Concentrate
  • Year:2013

Freelanced a real estate website design thru a development firm. Design only, used photoshop and illustrator.

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Portfolio
Portfolio

Real Estate Website Design

Affordable Housing Website Design

  • Role:Web Design
  • Client:Web Concentrate
  • Year:2014

Freelance web design for Affordable Housing of South Dakota. Design only, used photoshop and illustrator.

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Portfolio
Portfolio

Sparkle Bridal Website Design

Sparkle Bridal Website Design

  • Role:Web Design
  • Client:Web Concentrate
  • Year:2014

Freelance web design for The Sparkle Bridal Tour. Design only, used photoshop and illustrator.

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Portfolio
Portfolio

Dakota Tree Company Website

Dakota Tree Company Website and Logo Design

  • Role:Web Design
  • Client:Dakota Tree Company
  • Year:2013

Website design and development. Site design in illustrator and photoshop. Developed with Wordpress, self-hosted thru GoDaddy.

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Portfolio
Portfolio

Fit Rocker Chick Website

Fit Rocker Chick Website

  • Role:Web Design
  • Client:Fit Rocker Chick
  • Year:2014

Website design and development. Site design in illustrator and photoshop. Developed with Wordpress with custom designed and coded opt-in landing page, self-hosted thru GoDaddy.

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Portfolio
Portfolio

Mavericks Steak Website

Mavericks Steak Website

  • Role:Web Design
  • Client:Mavericks Steak & Cocktails
  • Year:2007

Website design and development. Site design in photoshop. Developed using HTML/CSS/Javascript, gift card section uses cs-cart ecommerce software with payments thru paypal. Hosted thru local hosting provider with SSL certificates installed.

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Portfolio

Contact Details

  • (605) 290-6367
  • 906 S 10th St., Aberdeen, SD
  • jennifer@jenniferhaven.com

Say Hello

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