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GRAPHIC DESIGN

+ILLUSTRATION

www.twitter.com/obehiejele

OBEHI
EJELE

PORT FO L IO
DESIGN

CONTACT

Obehi Ejele

Graphic Design + Illustration

M 07908 622078

W twitter.com/obehiejele

E obehiejele@gmail.com

ABOUT ME
Hey there, I’m Obehi Ejele, a British, East London born Graphic Designer and Illustrator currently
studying Media Arts at Jamestown Community College, New York, USA. I am currently working as a
Junior Graphic Design intern in the Jamestown Community College Marketing and Web Office, bringing
a creative breath of fresh air, life and youth to an already established brand. I also work as a freelance
Designer and Illustrator.

OBJECTI VES
To work in a creatively challenging environment that will further push and develop my skill and
knowledge in design. I aim to mix innovative design with eye-catching illustration to give a fresh
take on my clients’ visual pieces. I strive to bring to life and communicate my clients’ visions to
the best of my ability.

EDUCATI ON
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Associate in Science Degree
January 2016 - Present
Jamestown Community College
Major: Media Arts
GPA: 3.0

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General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSEs)
September 2006 - July 2011
St. Bonaventure’s Catholic Secondary School
Grade: 12 A* - C

Advanced Learning qualifications (A-Levels)
September 2011 - July 2013
St. Angela’s & St. Bonaventure’s Sixth Form College
Subjects: Media Studies, Economics, Fine Art
Grade: C,C,C

PROFESSI ONAL EX P ER I ENC E
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Graphic Design Junior Design Intern
January 2017 - Present
Jamestown Community College,
Marketing & Web Office

As a Junior Design intern, I work alongside the
Director of Marketing and Branding to create a
wide range of print and web design pieces for
Jamestown Community College.

TECHNI CAL PRO FI C I ENCY
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Software: Adobe Creative Suite; Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom and Premiere Pro.
Microsoft Office Suite; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook.
Operating Systems: Mac OS 10.8 +, Windows 10 +
Photography: Extensive experience with digital SLR cameras. Adept in Lightroom, portrait and regular
photography. Skilled in photo colour correction and photo editing.

ACHI EVEMENTS AND AWAR D S
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References available upon request.

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2017 SUNY (State University of New York) Art Exhibition: Work selected for primary exhibition
2017 Weeks Gallery Student Art & Design Exhibition: New media runner up
2016 Weeks Gallery Student Art & Design Exhibition: New media runner up
2010 My Money Art & Design Award: Regional winner

Jamestown community col lege 2017 student art and design show/ SUNY 2017 Art Exhibition
Jamestown Community College New Media runner up entries/ SUNY Art Exhibition entry.
The Jamestown Community College Student Art and Design Exhibition is held annually at The Weeks Gallery in Jamestown, New York, USA. The exhibition sees over four hundred people in attendance per year.
The SUNY Art Exhibition is held annually and showcases artwork created by SUNY’s (State University of New York) talented student artists from across New York State. The Jamestown Community College art
department selected five students to represent them in the state-wide exhibition.
This triptych set of illustrated self portraits were designed to enter the Jamestown Community College 2017 Student Art and Design Exhibition. They were also crafted to be central parts of my portfolio and were
designed to capture my emotion, expressive nature and persona. The portrait on the far right was the New Media runner-up in the Jamestown Community College 2017 Art and Design Exhibition and the portrait on
the far left was one of five pieces of work from Jamestown Community College to be entered in the SUNY Art Exhibition.

JAMESTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE 2017 STUDENT ART AND DESIGN EXHIBITION
Promotional poster and banner showcased around Jamestown Community College and the local community.
The Jamestown Community College Student Art and Design Exhibition is held annually at The Weeks Gallery in Jamestown, New York, USA. Over four hundred people attend the exhbition
each year. The poster and banner were designed with the idea of shifting importance to the student in mind, referencing and drawing inspiration from Michelangelo’s ‘The Creation of
Adam.’ The illustration swapped out the hand of Adam with a hand holding a pencil, representing art students at Jamestown Community College. The concept was to give power to art
students that may often be overlooked and overshadowed within the educational system.

THE WEEKS GALLERY AMERICAN
SCENE: LIFE IN THE 1930s
EXHIBITION
An open-up mailer invitation for a Weeks Gallery
exhibition sent to over six hundred institutions
and local businesses in Jamestown, New York,
USA and surrounding areas.
The American Scene: Life in the 1930s exhibition
held at The Weeks Gallery displayed work from the
collection of Marlin Casker, SUNY Oswego, and Indiana
State University. The Weeks Gallery is a gallery located
in Jamestown, New York that holds several local
exhibitions throughout the year. The exhibition focuses
on the fine art prints depicting life in America during
the Depression era.
The brief was to create a black and white mailer that
embodied this era. It also included researching the
graphic design from the 1930s and loosely mimicking
the style and typography from that era while giving it a
modern twist.

Jamestown community college FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS BOOKLET
A twelve page booklet created using the Jamestown Community College brand book.
This booklet was created detailing the financial aid and scholarships available for students following the rules and branding guides of the most recent Jamestown Community
College campaign. The booklet needed to be simply laid out and easy for current students, faculty and prospective students to navigate. Segments and pages are thoughtfully
designed to display information accordingly. Simple graphic icons pull the overall design together and complement text.

Jamestown jackals BRANDING 2017 PLAYER POSTERS
A set of twelve player posters sold at Jamestown Jackals home games.
The Jamestown Jackals are a minor league basketball team based in Jamestown, New York. Their twelve game home schedule sees over four hundred people in attendance per game.
The Jamestown Jackals wanted a set of individual player posters for their whole roster to be sold at home games. The primary aim was to brand and design a set of recognizable print
merchandise for home fans. The secondary aim was to create poster layouts that are avid, dynamic and pleasing to the eye that work well with each player.

Jamestown jackals BRANDING
2017 OFFICIAL PLAYER GUIDE
A sixteen page booklet outlining the
Jamestown Jackals organization and players.
The Jamestown Jackals 2017 Official Player Guide
was given out at every home game of their season.

#INTEGRITYFIRST INC.
MISSION
The mission of Integrity First Inc. is to help the
individuals develop their potential and achieve
success academically, athletically, financially,
socially and professionally by fostering integrity,
motivation, responsibility, hope, perseverance,
confidence, and sportsmanship.

Their twelve game home stand brought in over four
hundred attendees per game.
The Official Player Guide followed the branding
rules, guides and style that were created for the
Jamestown Jackals merchandise and advertisement.
The guide introduced each player and member of
staff individually and featured a condensed version
of a home schedule design. The guide’s layout also
incorporated advertisements from local businesses

VISION
We exist to help break the cycle of crime,
substance abuse, and poverty by promoting
positive lifestyle changes for all participants
through multi-disciplinary programs and
partnerships.

President, Kayla Crosby
Vice President, Maceo Wofford
Secretary, Sherrie Crosby
Treasurer, Amber Crosby

around Jamestown.

JAMESTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE WEBSITE LANDING PAGE
Redesigned and updated version of a landing page on the Jamestown Community College website.
The old design is shown on the left and the new design on the right.
The brief was to recreate the Jamestown Community College website landing page with the new brand guide, style and image. The updated design makes use of the most recent campaign
colour palette and approach, working seamlessly with the main website.


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