Jake Wallace

Jake Wallace

Creative Director at Rebellion Design Company
New York, United States

Summary

Jake is a Creative Director with over 15 years of comprehensive experience in web design, mobile, user experience, front-end development, and branding. Jake's strong portfolio of world class interactive experiences covers a wide range of industries including travel / airline, e-commerce, medical, media, publishing, music, energy, financial services and sports.

In 2012 Jake started Rebellion Design Co. along with co-founder Chris DiClerico. Rebellion Design Co.'s mission is to provide agency-level work – from initial brand concept through site development – in a transparent, open, and forward-thinking environment. Rebellion Design Co.'s clients range from fast-growing startups to Fortune 500 companies.

Prior to Rebellion Design Co., Jake served as a creative consultant both independently and for digital agencies AtmosphereBBDO, MRM, Tribal DDB, and Euro RSCG, working on a diversified set of accounts including Emirates Airline, Armstrong, DePuy (A Johnson & Johnson Company), Visa, Animas, Citi, GE, Cognizant, ING, WebMD, Meredith Corporation and the U.S. Golf Association.

Jake played a major role in overseeing the redesign of the award-winning Emirates.com airline website and was responsible for the visual design and front-end development of all major enhancements to the Emirates.com website including key upgrades to the online booking / management functionality from 2007 - 2012.

Earlier in his career, Jake served as the Creative Director for Vault.com, a career-focused multimedia company. During this time, Jake oversaw the re-branding of the company's corporate identity and the re-launch of the Vault.com website.

Born and raised in New York City, Jake holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Specialties: Creative direction, Web design, User experience, Front end development, Interface design, E-commerce, Mobile, Responsive design, native iOS apps, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Branding and logo design, Print design

Positions

Creative Partner / Founder
Rebellion Design Company
United States
April 2012 - Present (5 years 5 months)
Founder and Creative Partner for NYC-based design company specializing in visual design, user experience and front-end development for responsive websites and mobile apps.
Freelance Designer & Developer
Self - Employed
United States
2003 - 2012 (9 years)
Consulted as a creative director / designer / front-end developer both independently and for digital agencies AtmosphereBBDO, MRM, Tribal DDB, Euro RSCG and K Street Partners. Worked on many long term projects, mainly site builds and branding for new entities. Most notably, I oversaw design and front-end development for Emirates.com.
Associate Creative Director
New York, United States
2008 - 2009 (1 year)
Led website redesigns for Armstrong Flooring and DePuy as well as refinements to Emirates Airline homepage experiences and booking functionality. Spent many nights and weekends collaborating on new business pitches for Visa, Mercedes, Boeing and J&J.
Art Director
New York, United States
2005 - 2006 (1 year)
Helped launch Siempre Mujer, a new Spanish language magazine for Meredith Corporation. As Art Director for the magazine's marketing side I helped to create the overall brand of the magazine itself as well as all related marketing collateral including the logo, brand identity system, media kits, promotional materials, website, launch video, and design of the launch event.
Founder
Dying Wish Records, Inc.
United States
January 2001 - January 2005 (4 years)
Fueled by my love of punk and hardcore music I launched an independent record label. Released 5 records including From Brooklyn with Love, a 9/11 Benefit Compilation and Bad Scene, Everyone's Fault, a Jawbreaker Tribute Comp. The Jawbreaker release included 17 brand new covers of Jawbreaker tracks from bands such as Face to Face, Nerf Herder, and Fall Out Boy.

Dying Wish discovered 2 great bands: Bayside and Lost North Star. Bayside went on to release five full length albums, four for Victory Records and one on Wind-Up Records. As founder, I handled everything from A&R to finance, as well as designing all of the album cover artwork, advertising, and online experiences.
Creative Director
Vault.com
United States
1998 - 2003 (5 years)
Ran the creative department at Vault.com, a career media company. Oversaw the company's rebranding efforts including website redesign and print collateral design for Vault's library of career-based guidebooks, sold nationally in major bookstores and college campuses.
Freelance Designer
Self - Employed
United Kingdom
September 1997 - March 1998 (6 months)
Worked in London as a freelancer on print design and advertising projects. Largest client was a high-end fashion catalogue called Kingshill Direct. Enjoyed traveling to many cities throughout the UK, Scotland, France, Netherlands and Spain.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Graphic Design

Fashion Institute of Technology
1993 - 1997 (4 years)

Other professional activities

Team Manager, Coach

Greenpoint Little League
April 2014 - Present (3 years 5 months)
Cause Children

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