Bumper DeJesus is a multimedia professional with over 15 years of video, photography and design experience. Bumper hails from The Star-Ledger and NJ.com where he led the visuals team for nearly a decade. He is a five-time New York Emmy award-winner and is a frequent guest speaker at Rutgers and The College of New Jersey.
Bumper joins the Andlinger Center for Energy & the Environment at Princeton University as its visual communications specialist - combining his expertise in multimedia with his education in the environmental sciences. He has a Bachelor of Sciences degree from Rutgers University.
When he is not photographing the world around him, Bumper is documenting the adventures (and misadventures) of parenthood. Bumper lives in Lawrenceville with his wife and two daughters. Go ahead, ask him about his name.
Linked In: linkedin.com/in/bumperdejesus
Google Plus Profile: plus.google.com/+BumperDeJesus
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Awards and nominations
New York Emmy Award Winner '15 - 'Being George' Best Documentary
3 New York Emmy nominations '15 (12 total group)
New York Emmy Award Winner '14 - Saving Shabazz documentary
5 New York Emmy nominations '14 (16 total group)
New York Emmy Award Winner '13 - State of Reflection documentary
New York Emmy Award Winner '13 - State of Reflection tablet app
8 New York Emmy nominations '13 (19 total group)
New York State Broadcasters Association winner '12 - State of Reflection (Outstanding Documentary / WNET)
3 New York Emmy nominations '11
New Jersey Press Association '11 - Second Place Award - editorial illustration
New York Emmy Award Winner '10 - Ledger Live (Interactivity), editor
2 New York Emmy nominations '09 - motion graphics; Chain of Life (Documentary), team
New Jersey Press Association '09 - First Place Award - Chain of Life
Society of Newspaper Design Award of Excellence '07 - news magazine section
New Jersey Understanding Award '06 - Multimedia
Silver Gavel '06 (team)
Best of Photo Journalism '06 - photo editor and designer
New York Press Photographer Association '06 - First Place Award- editorial illustration
New Jersey Press Photographer Association '06 - Third Place Award - editorial illustration
Ledger Live - The Star-Ledger's video webcast: opinions, commentary, Jersey goodness.
The Star-Ledger / NJ.com - Videos and multimedia from the Star-Ledger.
The Star-Ledger on Vimeo - The Star-Ledger's channel on Vimeo.
The New York Press Photographers Association, Inc. - The NYPPA: Pictures of the year, events, contests and announcements.
Scattergood Law Firm L.L.C. - A father-daughter law firm located in Burlington City, NJ.
YogaGood LLC - Yoga for children and young adults with disabilities located in Colorado.
"Bumper is a force. He is an extremely quick study, able to adapt to needs at an amazing rate. He is a go-to person. Bumper's presence has allowed our company to attempt new ventures that we would not have been able to approach without him."
- George, Design Director/Graphics Director
"The first time I met Bumper, he shook my hand and looked me in the eye. Sure everybody does that, but this was different. It was more like a hero arriving to save the day, than just a greeting. And that's what Bumper is, a hero. He's an amazing person to have on any team doing anything. He's got great leadership skills and technical skills. He can turn anything into a compelling video, animation, website, visual or audio. And he possess another important quality that is a huge asset to any newsroom: a tack sharp wit."
- Hassan, Director of Web Development
"During the eight years I've had the pleasure to work with Bumper, I haven't found a more positive force in the work place. He is extraordinary in his diversity, always ready to learn more, is creative with his solutions and is able to work well with others — either by helping evolve an idea himself or recognizing a good idea from someone else. He's a great teammate."
- Mike, Illustrator
"Bumper is creative, supportive and a positive presence in the newsroom. He's a talented designer with an extremely artistic eye, which you'll recognize right away whether you're looking at graphics he's made or his Instagram feed. He has many years experience in multimedia and has helped the Star-Ledger's transition to a more digital company, and the Ledger has produced some great video and documentary work in recent years, particularly Ledger Live and Being George."
- Jennifer, Multimedia Journalist