ABOUT ME

Graphic design is just like a radio.

Visual Designer Tuning

Everyone has their favorite radio station but do they know the process of how their station magically is produced from a radio? How can a small box produce sound from an unseen signal? Graphic design is just like a radio. The client sends concept waves out to the receiver (designer) who then decodes through the design process to produce a finished visual beat. Designers are there to decipher what signal is being sent out from the clients and audiences to satisfy all those involved. The goal is to produce a perfect station the client’s audiences keep going back to time and time again.

About Visual Tuning

About me and how I use Visual Tuning

Hello, broadcasting on Design FM this is your DJ, Jake Buckley, where creativeness never stops. Like finding the perfect radio station, a good designer must convey the message that relates best for the client and their audience. As a designer, I want to send a message that expands creative boundaries and radiates solutions. My solution is never stop designing since it makes the world a more beautiful place. My passion is to work with web and email design. I am also an avid painter and illustrator. My portfolio is a collaboration of all the skills I have learned through my jobs and school but these just a stepping stone to what I want to learn in digital media.

Here is a little about me and my work. I have worked at Colorado Christian University in Denver, Colorado as lead web designer and developer. My main job was to develop emails and maintain CCU’s website. I am currently doing freelance work as well! I have done work for the following; SCORR Marketing, La Quinta Brewing Company, STX Athletic Gear, Inhabited Clothing Company, CPA Group of Laramie, and Library Bar of Laramie Wyoming. I also have been privileged to have two internships with the University of Wyoming Visual Art Center and University of Wyoming football team. Links to find more of my work and involvement in the Graphic Design world are at behance.net and Facebook at Jake Buckley Design.

My Skills

I have over 5 years of experience with design and marketing. My Work experience consist of working for a marketing firm (SCORR Marketing), a private college (CCU) and freelance work. I have many years of experience with in Adobe Creative Suite and website code.

Colorado Christian University Main Website 4 Breaking Points
HTML & CSS
PHOTOSHOP
ILLUSTRATOR
DREAMWEAVER
Bootstrap Framework

I have worked with Jake for nearly three years at Colorado Christian University and am continually impressed with how he takes a concept and designs something that exceeds your expectations.

Chris Franz
Chris Franz
Assistant Vice President - CCU

Developers that also have strong concepting and design skills are rare. Jake often took projects that had little direction and ran with them, and always with impressive results.

Ben Rowe
Ben Rowe
Senior Vice President, Chief Creative Officer at SCORR Marketing

Jake is the kind of designer you definitely want on your team. He consistently demonstrates mastery in HTML and CSS coding, as well as UI and UX design; plus, he’s fast!

Julia Reinisch
Julia Reinisch
Copywriter and Content Strategist - CCU

I have been working with Jake for 2 years now; he has been instrumental in my marketing successes and building my business as a professional photographer.

Anthony Hills
Anthony Hills
International Photographer