Dynamic Creative Leader with 15+ years of experience across interactive design, creative team management, and digital marketing. Skilled at design thinking and strategy, aligning creative with marketing and business objectives. Motivational coach and mentor, leading teams from concept to completion and achieving tangible results.

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Design Consultant

Freelance • 2023 - Present

Created marketing collateral for St. Martin of Tours School, with a keen understanding of audience needs

Senior Design Manager

eBay • 2018 - 2022

Led a distributed creative team, including a Project Manager, Design Managers, and UX Designers to support Customer Marketing, Performance Marketing, and MarTech for Global Growth

Crafted a Creative and Content Strategy, aligning the Brand Playbook with the Product Design System, providing guidance on voice and tone, and defining conversational marketing


Participated in a weeklong design sprint that is estimated to have driven $480M in GMB by considering and optimizing the end-to-end customer experience to strengthen brand loyalty and increase purchases

Increased creative production by 100x through design thought leadership and the development of a proof-of-concept that utilizes multi-armed bandit testing and machine learning

Design Manager

eBay • 2013 - 2018

Managed a creative agency to annually produce 4000+ assets for 400+ campaigns across 8 regions, ensuring high-quality deliverables and timely execution


Contributed $327M in GMB by designing eBay's flagship buyer email that uses personalized recommendations and conversion tactics for new and existing purchase journeys

Streamlined email, ensuring a cohesive brand look and feel by creating a code-based modular template system, which decreased development and QA time by up to 50% for ~800M emails

Design Lead

eBay • 2012 - 2013

Mentored and coached a team of four junior to mid-level designers to produce assets for North America's Relationship Marketing team


Created a presentation for a proposed redesign by auditing existing emails, gathering best-in-class examples, and conducting an A/B test, resulting in CMO buy-in


Art-directed photo shoots in collaboration with marketing managers, photographers, stylists, and retouchers to effectively promote seasonal and retail campaigns

Senior Designer

eBay • 2010 - 2012


Created homepage billboards for key verticals, including Fashion, Motors, and Tech and programs, including eBay Bucks, Money Back Guarantee, and eBay Deals


Conceptualized and executed highly-visible site decorations to showcase the brand personality and increased landing page traffic by 50%

Interactive Designer

Design Reactor • 2007 - 2010

Created engaging microsites and interactive experiences for clients, including Disney, HP, Cisco, and AMD

Promoted the partnership between HP and Diane von Furstenberg for their Fashion’s Night Out event by designing an interactive shopping experience that resulted in positive press coverage by Vogue


Designed a fun and informative microsite for Disney's "What Will You Celebrate?" campaign, including downloadable invitations, a video player, interaction for expand/collapse preview tiles, and pixie dust animation

Graphic Designer

Avanquest Software • 2004 - 2007


Increased product sales through effective package design, managing design from concept to completion

Graphic Designer / Artist Assistant

T-Square Graphics • 2003 - 2004

Prepared electronic files to be press-ready, including trapping, curves, and spot channels, working closely with press operators to increase understanding of two- and four-color printing, die-cutting, gluing, and embossing techniques

Graphic Artist / Production Assistant

WSAV 3 – NBC Affiliate • 2002 - 2003

Designed news graphics for on-air presentations, meeting strict deadlines, and performed various production responsibilities, including teleprompter and camera operation


About Me


Jarred Russell

When I was in fifth grade, I knew I wanted to be creative. Easy enough. Become known as the kid who can draw, create comics in high school, build a fine arts portfolio, attend the Savannah College of Art and Design, major in graphic design, graduate in four years earning a bachelor’s degree with honors, gain experience in broadcast, print, and packaging design, transition to digital, move from agency to corporate, and — voilà — a creative professional with over 15 years of experience.

Throughout my career, I've become a creative thinker with a strong understanding of design principles, an effective problem solver, and a manager of creative teams.

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