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Jessica Albert

Graphic Designer

E-mail: jalbert@griffinshockey.com

Phone: (616) 774-4585

Biography:





Number of seasons with the Griffins (through 2013-14): 8

What you love most about working for the Griffins: The variety of projects I work on always keeps things interesting! I also love seeing the future Wings get their start. It’s fun knowing the likes of Kronwall, Howard, Abdelkader, etc. got their start here in Grand Rapids.

Favorite Griffins memory: Being able to experience a full playoff run, and the team ultimately winning the Calder Cup. There’s nothing like being in the crowd during a sold-out home game during playoffs. Amazing energy. I’m just sad I wasn’t at the final game in Syracuse!

Favorite all-time Griffins players: Niklas Kronwall, Jimmy Howard

Hometown: Port Huron, Michigan

College degree/year/school: BFA, Graphic Design, Kendall College of Art and Design 2006

Personal/professional hero(es): Jessica Hiche and Louise Fili. Both are amazing designers with typographic flair.

As a child, you dreamed of becoming: A veterinarian

First job/your age: Sales Associate at Younkers, 16.

Proudest professional accomplishment: Winning my first design award in 2011! I just won my 4th for a logo I designed this past summer.

Favorite charities/charitable causes: The Humane Society of West Michigan, Design for Good West Michigan, WMCAT

Most exciting/unique thing you’ve done or place you’ve visited: I once won a trip to London, England from iTunes to attend their annual iTunes Festival. London is an amazing city, and I would love to go back some day.

Sports played growing up: Soccer, tennis

Favorite foods: Anything from San Chez or Marie Catrib's.

Favorite music artists: Mutemath, OneRepublic, Mikky Ekko, Switchfoot. Needtobreathe

Favorite sports movie: The Cutting Edge

Favorite book or author: I really enjoyed reading “Life, On The Line” by Grant Achatz, about a world-renowned chef (originally from MI) and his struggles with making it in the business and dealing with tongue cancer. Fascinating read.

Favorite subject in elementary school: Art

Favorite spectator sports: Hockey, drag racing

Favorite pro/college sports teams (excluding Griffins): Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings

Favorite recreational activities/hobbies: Antiquing, traveling, enjoying all of the cultural events Grand Rapids has to offer, such as the symphony, Broadway, ballets, museums, festivals, etc.

Executive

Hockey Operations

Public & Community Relations

Sales & Marketing

Finance & Administration/Ticket Operations

Griff's IceHouse at Belknap Park