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A Bit About Jody

A professional kid at heart and a multi-faceted creative, I bring over a decade of design, advertising, marketing and consumer engagement experience to the table. As a strong conceptual thinker and strategically focused designer, I am happiest when I can turn discovery and insight into innovative visual solutions for my clients. I have worked with nationally recognized brands including Centene Corporation, Virgin Hotels, Monsanto, Monsanto Fund, Dollar General, DOLE, The Goddard Schools, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Red Bull, MillerCoors, Bar Louie and Washington University in St. Louis.

I hold a B.A. in Social Thought & Analysis from Washington University in St. Louis and a MFA in Advertising from the Academy of Art University. I’ve also taught numerous courses in Advertising, Art Direction and Marketing as an adjunct at the Art Institute of St. Louis.

Skills: Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator, Microsoft Office & PowerPoint. Adept with most major social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest. Experience with Adobe Xd, WordPress, Google Analytics and OmniGraffle.

What I’m Up To These Days

I’m currently working as a Senior Art Director at Brighton Agency, an integrated marketing and communications agency in Clayton, MO. My work at Brighton has focused on the Centene Corporation’s family of Healthcare brands, including:

• Ambetter (insurance coverage offered on the Health Insurance Marketplace)
• Allwell (Medicare)
• Envolve (integrated healthcare solutions)
• Over a dozen state Medicaid plans

As the lead visual creative for Ambetter, my team’s work has helped the 5-year-old insurance company reach tremendous levels of success. From its origins as a complete unknown entity, we’ve built the Ambetter brand to its current position as the largest provider on the national Health Insurance Marketplace—with more than a million members nationwide.