[Personal Details]

Jason Hamer Portfolio-2013 (Portfolio PDF – download to view)

Jason Hamer Resume – 2013 (Resume PDF – download to view)



Name: Jason Lee Hamer

Mobile: 0402 041 764




Education: Secondary Studies:

(Final Year – Year 12, All PES Subjects) – Matriculation


Tertiary Qualifications

University of South Australia (Underdale campus)
Bachelor of Design (Graphic Communication) (4 year course)
1993 – 1995 (3 years) Credited with 1 year status for degree

University of South Australia ( Underdale campus )
Associate Diploma of Graphic Design
1990 – 1993 (4 years)

Other Qualifications:

Western Institute of TAFE
2000 Web Construction using Dreamweaver
(8 weeks) Western Institute of TAFE

1996 Multi-Media computing for Macintosh
(Director) (10 weeks)
Elizabeth Institute of TAFE

Certificate in Graphic Design
1988 Graphic Design link course (10 weeks)


Employment History

Free Run Press Pty Ltd (Publishers)

(January 2010 till present)

Creative Director for Adelaide Hills Magazine, Barossa Living Magazine, Family Business Magazine, Wine Business Magazine, SA Kids Magazine, Aspire Magazine and Parade Magazine. Other responsibilities include mentoring the junior graphic design staff, adhering to tight deadlines, allocating design jobs, seeing all design process through from idea to the printed product. Online e-newsletters, books and other design related material.


SALife Magazine (Canongate Partners Pty Ltd)

(April 2005 till January 2010)

Creative director for SALife Magazine. Various other tasks include other inhouse magazines, advertisements, corporate identity plus designing/updating SALife/Highlife websites. Liasing with editor, deputy editor, photographers, designers, printers etc to produce a popular 150 page, monthly, niche magazine on various aspects of South Australia.


Winetitles Pty Ltd

(June 2001 -March 2005)

Senior graphic designer working for Winetitles print & Winebiz web divisions. Developing stategies for the inhouse magazines, advertisements, corporate identity plus designing front-end website interfaces for a variety of wine industry/commercial clients. Liaising with web developers/printers and clients. Print/Job quoting.


DP Ink Pty Ltd

(June 1999 – June 2001)

Senior graphic designer working in a team environment producing various creative print material. Magazines, annual reports, brochures, packaging, books, leaflets, art direction, client liaison, co-ordinating design jobs, supervising junior designers.


Reflex Printing Pty Ltd

(Sept 1997 – June 1999)

Graphic designer producing corporate communication material, brochure designs, magazines/advertisements & annual reports. Client consultation. Impositions for jobs. Project & time management skills.


Pacific Access Australia Pty Ltd

(Feb 1996 -Sept 1997)

Graphic designer developing creative work for premise, involved with consultation and final layouts for pre-press, co-ordinating schedules, worked within team environment, trained staff members, various in-house promotions, committee member, interviewer of prospective graphic designers.


Interchange Newspaper

(Oct 1993 – Oct 1995)

Art director for newspaper, managed the art department that consisted of two graphic designers and photographer, liaised with the main editor in co-ordinating issues, managing department budgets, workflow routines and client contacts.


Chroma Colour Pty Ltd

(Feb 1990 – March 1993)

Professional Cibachrome photographic printer producing high quality professional photographs for award winning photographers & artists. Involved with briefing clients. Utilised colour proof correction skills with Photoshop. Designed logos, brochures, advertisements, illustrations & exhibition designs.



› Winner of the 1992 poster competition for “Unlock your Future” prize worth $10,000.

› New Corporate identity devised for Australian Kidney Foundation in 2001 with six national newsletters and other promotional material. (freelance through Orbit Studios)

› Logo design and stationary for Adelaide Eyecare – Goodwood Road/Blackwood. (freelance through Orbit Studios)

› Logo design and stationary for Duncan Barnett Optometry – Victor Harbor. (freelance through Orbit Studios)

› Self promotion using Director on Multi-media CD-Rom (Mac only).

› This is South Australia book for SALife Magazine (freelance through Orbit Studios)

› Member of AGDA


Conferences and Exhibitions:

› Ideas ’94 (4th International Design Student Conference) with Bruno Oldani, Gert Dunbar, Paul Davies & Paula Scher.

› 1995 Graduate Exhibition for Graphic & Illustration students.

› Inform 97 Conference & Exhibition.

› 2011 Semi-Perminent Conference in Melbourne.

› 2012 AGIdeas Conference in Melbourne.


Volunteer work:

› Poster for 1993 Youth Odyssey for Tea Tree Gully Council.

› Consultation Committee member for Tea Tree Gully Crime Prevention Program.


Software Used:

› Indesign CS6 (Mac)

› Illustrator CS6 (Mac)

› Photoshop CS6 (Mac)

› Adobe Acrobat Distiller CS6 (Mac)

› Adobe Bridge CS6 (Mac)

› Microsoft Office (Mac)

› Dreamweaver (Mac)

› Director (Mac)

› WordPress (Mac)

› Flash (Mac)

› Fireworks (Mac)

› Toast Pro (Mac)

› Any font management software (Mac)

› Cyberduck (Mac)

› QuarkXPress (Mac)



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