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Graphic Designer / Photographer
London, United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom
Versatile graphic designer & photographer with over 12 years of professional experience in helping companies produce beautiful publications, meaningful brands, relevant documents and stunning visuals, all through a meticulous creative approach. I thrive in a busy work environment with a variety of creative projects. I love to work on projects where I have the opportunity to explore the creative and the design sides to produce a well-thought-out and beautifully crafted piece. WHAT YOU GET: Creativity Excellent attention to detail Fast turnaround & high-quality results Attentiveness, thoughtfulness, open-mindedness Great work ethic Desire to learn, grow and excel Friendly, helpful & respectful attitude Ability to create work for different types of audiences Ability to quickly interpret briefs & manage own projects Ability to follow brand guidelines as well as push the boundaries where suitable Photography & retouching skills PC & Mac computer skills, etc.
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PROFILE • Self-motivated, creative and enthusiastic individual full of character, intelligence and drive • Ambitious, reliable, organised, thorough, personable, efficient, deadline- and detail-oriented • Experienced in conceptual as well as production aspects of graphic design • Having a strong understanding of design, layout, typography, scale and colour fundamentals • Committed to learning, improving, and resolving • In pursuit of making the world a better place EXPERIENCE FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER/PHOTOGRAPHER 10/2012 – Present Self-employed CLIENTS: Rooster Punk, ADM Promotions, BOA (Büro für Offensive Aleatorik), BUSarchitektur, CPH Consulting, Lost Society, Migi Lab, OPPU, Skyodd, TNT Magazine My freelance work covers a wide range of graphic design, imaging and photography services. I have worked on publications and editorial pieces for print, branded promo products, promotional/gift packaging design and artworking (ADM Promotions: Dove cosmetics), presentation and marketing materials, such as booklets/brochures, reports and case studies (CPH Consulting, Migi lab, Rooster Punk, Xuna Design); event photography, product photography, image editing and retouching, and digital compositing for various visuals and presentations. In June 2013 I was hired by Laura P. Spinadel of BOA and BUSarchitektur to partake in the final stages of an exciting project -- Campus WU. My role spanned from developing design layout concepts for the book (Campus WU - A Holistic History), creating templates, typesetting, overseeing the production of files and the quality of imagery, proofreading, to suggesting layout and typography treatment for screen presentations, designing a cover and page layout for the Campus WU Pre-opening Booklet, a DVD packaging, etc. The different projects were done in collaboration with various members of the creative and architecture teams under the art direction by Laura P. Spinadel. GRAPHIC DESIGNER June 2014 – April 2016 (1 year 11 months) London, United Kingdom OLIVER UK I started as a member of OLIVER UK hub team based in KPMG offices in June 2014 and became a permanent employee in November 2014. My role covered various responsibilities within print design and artworking projects for KPMG and other OLIVER clients (AA, Amlin, AXA, Clarion, Samsung, Starbucks), such as coming up with design concepts, mocking up visuals, retouching, file preparation for bids, proposals, brochures, infographics, and other marketing and event materials. Occasionally, I would also contribute with my photography skills. SENIOR GRAPHIC ARTIST April 2010 – August 2012 Interval International, London, UK ACCOMPLISHMENTS: • Fast and smooth integration into the team and working processes • Being praised for my thorough, fast and efficient work turnaround • Being complimented for my creative work on direct mail pieces DUTIES: • Brainstorming; researching and collecting imagery for various direct mail, promotional and editorial pieces • Magazine (page) layout design and typesetting (in various languages) • Image manipulation, art creation and modification • Making corrections and modifications to files as requested; daily production and preparation of existing documents for print; creating layout comps as requested FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER/PRODUCTION ARTIST/PHOTOGRAPHER October 2005 – January 2010 The Creative Group, Chicago, IL (Short- and long-term on-site projects.) CLIENTS: Initiate Systems, North American Corporation, Wells Lamont Industrial, Quarasan Group, Integrated Merchandising Systems, Rand McNally, Jacobs & Clevenger, Chandler Group. DUTIES: • Brainstorming, researching and collecting information and imagery for various print and web design projects. • Designing and producing art and copy layouts for marketing materials, such as: catalogues (Purina Mills, Wells Lamont), POP signage (Home Depot), packaging & displays (Rand McNally), product logos & brochures, publication pages & covers, promotional flyers, direct mail pieces, corporate identity, print advertising and collateral/product sheets. • Electronically building, creating and assembling various print projects in accordance with agency and client specifications including data entry, type and image setting, image manipulation, art creation and modification. • Making corrections and modifications to client proofs as requested; daily production and preparation of existing documents for print; creating layout comps, rough and presentation material as requested. • Setting up and arranging products for photo shoots, photographing, editing, outlining and retouching images for web and high-resolution print pieces. GRAPHIC DESIGNER/PHOTOGRAPHER November 2004 – May 2005 Blue Media Consulting, Prague, Czech Republic DUTIES: Creating print materials, such as business cards, calendars, flyers, posters, postcards, brochures and other promotional pieces; taking part in the development of packaging design for Dermacol cosmetic products; photographing various objects and editing the photos; preparing mock-ups; handling and prioritising multiple projects; communicating with clients. EDUCATION • DePaul University, Chicago, BA (with Honors) in Graphic Design, 2000–2004 • Steinmetz Academic Center, Chicago, 1998 –2000 • Business Academy, Slovakia, 1996 –1998 COMPUTER SKILLS • Mac & Windows operating systems • Applications: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Fireworks, QuarkXPress, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Suitcase, Stuffit; basic knowledge of Flash, HTML, CSS and XML • Experienced in print preparation and production using PMS and four-color processing ADDITIONAL SKILLS/INTERESTS Photography, photo manipulation, drawing, painting, languages (native Slovak, fluent English, conversational Czech and Polish, intermediate French, basic Spanish and Ukrainian), copywriting, traveling, movies, music, fashion & make up.