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jordan rachele donelson


Standing portrait of Jordan Gembara

My name is Jordan Donelson (nee Gembara) and I am a graduate from Columbia College Chicago. I graduated with a degree in graphic design in spring of 2019. I am skilled and experienced in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. I also have a background with HTML, with skills in Dreamweaver, Processing, and Javascript. I am looking for a job in the graphic design field, hoping specifically to be dealing with advertising design. I love making graphics and logos in particular, so creating a brand identity or mark for a company would be no problem.

Ever since I was little I have had a real passion for the arts. I have dabbled in all mediums, from drawing to ceramics to digital. To this day, drawing and doodling are still a huge part of my every day life. Throughout my schooling I have taken many arts classes to further improve my skills in various different medias. Through my lessons and my own personal practice, I have really created my own unique style over the years that clearly distinguishes my work from other artists. I especially enjoy sitting out in a public place and drawing "caricatures" of random passing people I might see for practice.

I was born and raised in Illinois, specifically in the suburbs of Chicago. Currently I live in Plainfield. I have a wonderfully supportive family who means the absolute world to me. I am the oldest child with three younger brothers. My husband and I got married in the fall of 2018 and we look forward to growing our family in the days to come. I also have two female German Shepherds: Sookie and Charlie. I work full-time as an Insurance Account Executive for State Farm. In my spare time I enjoy staying active by running, doing yoga, and meditating. I love to travel - my goal is to one day visit every single state individually in the United States. I am also a huge Disney geek, which is very evident in my artwork.