Designer and Writer
Jodi Bauman was a 7th grader when her art teacher assigned her class to design an ad for a local merchant, as part of an annual school contest. This being before the age of computerized graphic design, Jodi completed the ad with a hand-drawing and enjoyed it so much, she asked if she could enter two more. The contest results spoke for themselves. Not only did Jodi win first, second and third prize, she had found her calling as well.
Jodi went on to major in graphic design at Goshen College, earning her bachelor’s degree in 1996. After marrying her college sweetheart, the two moved to New Jersey, where Jodi began working as a graphic designer for The Access Key, a regional direct mail agency. From there, she worked as a marketing coordinator at Ken Clark International. This role enabled Jodi to utilize a variety of skillsets — designing marketing materials, developing advertising campaigns, coordinating photo shoots, managing a brand’s global identity and staying on top of industry trends. In her spare time, she taught herself web coding and design, which she incorporated into her role.
In 1999, she went on to work as a senior web designer for Summit Bank/Fleet Bank and then as a senior designer and associate art director for Educational Testing Service in 2001. When InDesign was released on Macintosh computers in 2002, Jodi taught herself the program and then helped train the rest of her colleagues. By 2006, Jodi and her husband moved back to Indiana, where she started a freelance graphic design and writing business out of her home.
Jodi joined CorComm Creative in 2018 as a designer and writer. She and her husband, Chad, live in Zionsville with their two daughters, Annika and Nadya, a herding dog named Potter, and two cats, Cookie and Pixel. They love to travel, go on bike rides and enjoy their local Zionsville parks.
A little on the light-hearted side
Random facts about Jodi
Jodi has a soft spot for Germany, having spent a month living there with a German family after the fall of the Berlin Wall when she was 16 years old. She got a chance to visit again in college, living there for three months during a required college study term. Today, she still makes reunion voyages to Germany to visit two of her friends.
She is a pro with power tools, having renovated her own Zionsville home!
She loves horses and volunteers in warmer months at Morning Dove, a therapeutic horse-riding program for children with physical, cognitive and behavioral challenges.
She is originally from Berlin, OH, in the heart of Amish country. She remembers Amish friends visiting to get a peek at the baseball games on television.
She once worked a summer as a mason in South Africa, where they built bathroom facilities for an orphanage and rode on horseback to get around.
Jodi (at) CorCommCreative.com