Jared Lantzman

Jared Lantzman

Web & Graphic Design // Professor


Creative professional with experience in print, web, marketing, typography, front-end development, education and photography with over two decades of award winning design. Adaptive and innovative mindset used to offer solutions, create collaboration, and growth. Ahead of trends and focused on user experience, strategy and results.


MFA, Graphic Design
Savannah College of Art and Design [SCAD], Savannah, GA, 2009
Cum Laude GPA: 3.6
Teacher Assistant, Typography II

BA, Graphic Information Design
Central Connecticut State [CCSU], New Britain, CT, 2003
Cum Laude GPA: 3.52
Golden Key International Honour Society


Lindenwood University

Adjunct Professor, Jun. 18 - Present

Taught graphic design, web, animation and photo editing courses online.

Signify Studio, Inc., Tampa, Fl

Partner and Creative Director, Jan. 12 - Present

Direct photoshoots, develop websites, create package designs / print materials for professional sports teams, international food distributers, non-profit organizations and local design agencies.

Percepture, Tampa, Fl

Senior Creative Director, Jan. 20 - Present

Develop websites, branding, print, social media, PPC.

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Online

Adjunct Professor, Oct. 14 - Mar. 19

Taught courses in graphic design, animation, typography, package design and web scripting.

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Adjunct Professor, Mar. 17 - Jan, 18

Taught Collaborative Workflows online which focuses on interactive project managment, teamwork and workflow processes.

University of Tampa

Adjunct Professor, Jun. 16 - Dec. 17

Taught Senior Portfolio, Web Design, Developed syllabus content and held Senior Show.


Visual Design Manager, Mar. 15 - Jan. 16

Lead all things creative with hands on graphic/web design and delegation for local IT services Marketing firm.

University of South Florida (USFSP), St. Petersburg, Fl

Adjunct Professor, Oct. 14 - Present

Taught the following courses: Web Design (HTML5, CSS3, media queries, WordPress, animation, UI and UX), Concepts and Practices II

Bankers Financial Corporation, St. Petersburg, Fl

Art Director, Jun. 12 - Oct. 14

With Creative Director, developed a regional Addy award-winning direct mail/3D package campaign to generate new leads and boost written premium for flood policies. Created new responsive websites for Bankers and internal Intranet portal with the ability to reposition content for mobile and tablet devices. Created new content in graphic / web design, email marketing / Salesforce and photography.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa, Fl

Lead Graphic Designer, Mar. 09 - Mar. 12

Collaborated directly with senior and executive level staff to develop campaign strategies, new media solutions, sales materials, animations, branding and logo work. Maintained ongoing project/priority list which improved workflow/secured deadlines. Mentored young designers and interns, taught typographical guidelines, ability to critique/analyze and software tips and tricks which led to enhanced contributions.

Atlanta Falcons, Flowery Branch, Ga

Graphic Designer, Jan. 06 - Jan. 09

Conceptualized and executed award winning media guide and ticket piece, which promoted excellence and established trust. Additionally, promoted future innovation. Directed photo shoots, approved press-checks, and verified quality of materials.

JL Design LLC, Savannah/Atlanta, Ga

Owner / Creative Director, Jan. 98 - Jun. 09

Executed client work for Benford Creative, Usher’s New Look Foundation, Atlanta Falcons, WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, W.Z.E.M. P.C., REACH (foster care) and more.

Wyzant, Virtual

Tutor, Jun. 08 - Jul. 09

Worked with various students around Atlanta. Subjects: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Web Design and Flash. Received Praise from Students for direct and friendly manner. Challenged, encouraged, and fulfilled student needs.

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Ga

Teacher Assistant / Graphic Design Lab Manager, Jan. 05 - Dec. 06

Assisted in teaching typography, creating course activities, presentations, and assignments. Students practiced type replication by hand and created typographic journals. Assisted students with technical and design questions during lab hours.

Newington High School, Newington, Ct

Substitute Teacher/Paraprofessional/Highschool Track Coach, Jun. 03 - Jul. 04

Taught K-12: Subjects ranged from painting, math, special needs, science and more. Helped develop high school student athletes on and off the field.

Keqiao High School, Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China

Instructor, Copywriter, Jun. 01 - Aug. 01

In China, taught American culture and dialect. Taught four classes, totaling 80 students. Students learned American geography, music, art, pop-culture, entertainment, sports, grammar, sentence structure, word dialect, pronunciation, kindness, and much more.

The Recorder, New Britain, Ct

Creative Director, Copywriter, Jun. 09 - Jul. 03

Designed weekly newspaper, wrote articles, took photos, and created graphics and illustrations. Managed staff of illustrators, photographers, and designers. Redesigned logo and layout of paper, recruited new staff members and generated regional buzz; which grew as we won a nationally recognized award. [ACP]


Best of Bay
[PODS Moving and Storage] Cross Platform, 2019

Gold Addy Award
[PODS Moving and Storage] Integrated Brand Content Campaign, 2019

Local Gold Addy Award
[Bankers Financial Corp.] Campaign, 2015

Bronze Stevie Award
[Bankers Financial Corp.] Campaign (Photographer), 2014

Markie Award
[Bankers Financial Corp.] Campaign (Photographer), 2014

Local Gold Addy Award
[Bankers Financial Corp.] B-to-B National (Photographer), 2014

C2 Gold Addy Award
[Bankers Financial Corp.] Campaign (Photographer), 2014

C2 Silver Addy Award
[Bankers Financial Corp.] Direct Marketing, 2014

Photo of the Month and in Top 10 of the Day
Animals / People [Pixoto.com], 2014

Regional Silver Addy Award
[Bankers Financial Corp.] Direct Marketing Campaign, 2013

Local Silver Addy Award
[Bankers Financial Corp.] Direct Marketing Campaign, 2013

C2 Silver Addy Award
[Bankers Financial Corp.] Direct Marketing Campaign, 2013

Hello!: Graphic Design Exhibition
[University of South Dakota] Featuring 4 works, 2010

American Inhouse Design Awards/Winner
[Atlanta Falcons], Force Media Guide, 2008

American Inhouse Design Awards/Winner
[Atlanta Falcons], Force Ticket Promo, 2008

Scaddy Awards, Gold Award
Interactive Media: Web Site [SCAD], 2007

Graduate Academic Fellowship
[SCAD], 2004-2006

Cum Lade / National Dean’s List
[CCSU], [SCAD], 2001-2006

ACP (Associated Collegiate Press) Newspaper of the Year
[The Recorder], 2003

Campus High 5 Award
[The Recorder], Campus Organization of the Year, 2003

Silver Key Award
Illustration [NHS], 1999

All Conference Team, Cross Country
[NHS], 1998


AIGA Tampa Bay
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Toastmasters International
NFL Alumni Association