Jessica Arling

Jessica Arling

Glendale, CA, US

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I am a recent graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, having acquired a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design and a minor in photography. Through Miami University’s graphic design program, I have worked in both large and small teams, participating both as a team leader and a follower. I have additionally gained insight and experience in the multitude of areas that make up graphic design, including app and website design, user experience design, and user interaction design, among many others.

I have professional experience in the graphic design field through Hunt Design - a way-finding, signage, and exhibit design company located in Pasadena, California. There, I took part in an internship for the summer of 2018, designing signage for theme parks in Beijing, Moscow, and New Jersey, as well as making necessary edits for the projects to be completed in adequate time. Through this internship, I learned to utilize my design skills in separate stages of a project, as opposed to completing a single project from beginning to end.

As a designer, am highly productive with my use of time, having much experience in time management through my many extra-curricular activities while attending Miami University. While working, I tend to unleash my spunky, buoyant personality, spreading optimism to those working around me. When designing, I am deeply confident, however continually heeding critique given to me, and willing to offer creative feedback in turn. I put my utmost effort into my designs and projects, seeing that I have lead them to exist in their best possible form.


Jess Arling Photography, Cincinnati, OH, US, Principal Photographer and Founder

I am the principal photographer and founder of my self-owned freelance photography company. I specialize in portrait photography, and also take landscape, lifestyle, sport, and event photography. I have experience using DSLR cameras, as well as action cameras and drones for videography and photography, and using the Adobe Creative Suite to edit videos and photos. I have experience with black and white photography through Miami University's darkroom, where I was a monitor, overseeing students working in the darkroom, making sure the darkroom was clean and organized, and preparing and mixing photo developing chemicals.

Aug 2017 - May 2019

Hunt Design, Pasadena, CA, US, Graphic Design Intern

I assisted co-workers with design tasks for projects going on around the office at the time, often working on multiple parts of various projects at once. I completed research for co-workers prior to them beginning a new project. Hunt Design is a signage and way-finding company, so many projects revolved around that type of design.

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018

Miami University Regionals, Marketing Department, Middletown, OH, US, Photography and Videography Intern

I was a photography and videography intern for the Miami University Regionals campuses of Hamilton and Middletown, Ohio. I photographed campus, students and life around campus, and events occurring on campus. I additionally edited photos and videos, and would create recap or promotional videos of events.

Jan 2017 - May 2017


Miami University, Oxford, OH, US, Bachelors, Graphic Design

While attending Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design, and a minor in photography, earning a cumulative GPA of 3.62.

Aug 2015 - May 2019

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