Overview

 

Current

  • Freelance Graphic Designer at Kira Sjoberg Design

Past

Education

 

Experience

 

Kira Sjoberg Design /// Freelance Graphic Designer
January 2005 – Present

  • Freelance graphic design including logos/identity, corporate collateral, stationary, photography and video

Senior Graphic Designer /// LifeWave, Inc
May 2014 – February 201
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  • Senior design role designing print collateral such as brochures, product guides, manuals, signage, catalogs, flyers, sales sheets, presentations and web graphics
  • Photography, image manipulation, photo post-production 

Therapy Specialists /// Graphic Designer
July 2013 – May 2014  

  • Art direction, design and production (print, web and e-mail campaigns) as part of the marketing team for Therapy Specialists’ corporate and recruitment needs
  • Worked directly with vendors  
  • Worked directly with executives and staff to produce high quality marketing collateral
  • Presentation design, posters, sales sheets, signage, invitations, flyers, brochures, business cards, direct mail, email design and social media
  • Photography and post-production, including head shots and corporate photography

Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) /// Creative Services Manager
June 2007 – April 2012

  • Provided the overall creative direction for TSIA’s corporate and conference business
  • Provided project management and creative for TSIA’s 3 yearly worldwide conferences
  • Responsible for managing external creative vendors including graphic designers, photographers and illustrators
  • Designed engaging promotional materials that distinguished TSIA products and services including logos, print and web advertisements, promotional flyers, e-mails, landing pages, conference programs, postcards, direct mail, PowerPoint presentations, event displays/signage, trade show booth graphics, books and other graphic/web design materials as needed
  • Designed and produced photography, video, multi-media and special purpose printed materials
  • Monitored and oversaw staff and external adherence to association’s communication standards
  • Served the graphic and online promotional needs of internal clients as well as partners
  • Managed and maintained graphic and image libraries
  • Provided photography services and expertise, including head shots and event photography

Benchmark Publications /// Graphic Designer
December 2005 – June 2007  

    • Designed and produced editorial layouts, telephone directories, covers, maps, and advertising for print and online military base welcome guides/publications
    • Provided pre-press and troubleshooting as needed
       

    Languages

    • Russian (Native or bilingual proficiency)

    • English (Native or bilingual proficiency)
       

    Skills & Expertise

    • Graphic Design
    • Creative Direction
    • Photography
    • Logo Design
    • InDesign
    • Art Direction
    • Digital Photography
    • Video
    • Illustrator
    • Graphics
    • Photoshop
    • Project Management
    • Project Planning
    • Signage
    • Portrait Photography
    • WordPress
    • HTML
    • Corporate Identity
    • Project Coordination
    • Event Photography
    • Digital Video

    Education

    Platt College-San Diego

    A.S. in Graphic Design

    2004 – 2005

     

    San Francisco State University

    Bachelor of Art, Photography

    2001 – 2003

     

    Benicia High School

    High School Diploma

    1995 – 1997