Jim Van Hise



Jim Van Hise is an experienced, award-winning graphic designer. He earned an Associates in Graphic Design and Specialized Technology from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 2000. Jim has since applied his talents to both the agency and the client side for more than 14 years. He comes to Blue Star having managed the Creative Services team for OverDrive, Inc., overseeing the re-branding of the company’s online and offline presence.

For him, creativity is a way of life. Helping to build brands digitally is what he lives for. He enjoys combining key concepts, dynamic fonts, stunning images, and expressive color to deliver imaginative solutions.


Jim Van Hise






: 01-27-1978

: 440-463-7501

: me@jimvanhise.com

: www.jimvanhise.com

: 30022 Oakdale Road
Willowick OH 44095

My resume

Creative Services Manager

OverDrive2010 - 2014

Managed and provided art direction for internal marketing creative team with the goal of using creativity and innovation to take ideas and concepts, resulting in OverDrive promotional materials and corporate brand in appropriate formats (print, web, email campaigns, promotional videos, etc.).

Marketing Artist

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette1999 - 2008

Designed logos, brochures, advertising campaigns, posters, direct mail, web banners and promotional items for the Post-Gazette’s Advertising, Circulation, Marketing and Online departments. Collaborated with Production Coordinator on printing quotes, specifications and project details to ensure that designs where under budget and on time. Arranged for professional photography and art directed the photo shoots. Oversaw the brand to ensure that the company’s graphic standards were achieved.

Senior Designer / Technology Manager

Blue Star Design2014 - Current

Creative Manager

Workplace Media2008 - 2009

Creative Manager for a marketing firm that produces advertising to workplace consumers.

Continued Education


Supervisory Certificate Series I - Focusing on everyday challenges of being a supervisor, communicating effectively with others, resolving workplace conflict, managing performance, and coaching.


The Art Institute of Pittsburgh1999

Associates Degree in Visual Communications - 3.8 gpa

High School

Struthers High School1997

Milestones Achieved

9000 Type Kerned
5 Daily Cups of Coffee
7 Cities Lived In
15000 Logos made larger

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