conceptual exploration for purposeful design

I'm jarel colon

I’m an organic Graphic Designer who takes pride in my versatile skill set, which includes branding, illustrations, infographics, print design, web design and motion graphics. I’m continuously working on expanding and refining my toolbelt of skills so that I’m always ready for the next project.

I enjoy the early exploration phase of each design, where I can generate a variety of rough concepts to find possible solutions. The only time I stop sketching is when every solution has been explored. This fundamental view makes me a well-rounded designer, giving me the ability to address a variety of tasks in a similar process.

proficiencies & tools

Adobe Illustrator

Print Media

Adobe Indesign

Adobe Photoshop


Adobe AfterEffects

education & certifications

The Art Institute of Tampa, 2015
BFA in Graphic Design
HP Indigo Training, 2016
Hp Pre-Press Certified


GD USA, 2016
Student to Watch
American Graphic Design Award, 2015
Homeless Leadership Board
Silver ADDY Award, 2016
The Bus Home
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Marketopia, July 2017 – Feb 2020
Visual Designer

Created marketing material and websites for the purpose of providing sales leads for +100 clients as well as photographed, recorded, created and edited videos for conferences, webinars, and presentations.

LabelValue, Mar 2016 – July 2017
Graphic Designer/Pre-Press Specialist

Designed marketing material for both print and digital applications. Helped develop and refine a workflow process between three departments, while taking on the responsibility of pre-pressing for an HP Indigo 6800.

Ad2 Tampa Bay, July 2016 – July 2017
Education Committee Member

Helped organize the 2016 Ad Tour where we visited Brave People, Sparxoo, and Schifino Lee with college students from Tampa Area.

Bisk Education, Jan 2016 – Mar 2016
Graphic Designer

Participated in developing advertising campaigns, motion graphics project, as well as designed collateral material for in-house events. Design Honors, Jan 2015 – Oct 2015
Student Operated Homelessness Awareness Program

Created an educational package that will be distributed to classrooms throughout the state of Florida to educate children on the state of homelessness.

let's work together

I’m always open to working on new projects and finding oppurtunities to flex my creative muscle. Let’s get in contact so we can start working on your next project together.