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Kemar Swaby

Karma Muse

Kingston, Jamaica
I was born in Jamaica on February 25th 1988. I sought a degree (BFA) in Visual Communication at the Edna Manley School of the Visual and Performing Arts, graduating in the year 2010 with honors. Growing up with just a single parent, my mother and other relatives, my appreciation for family life and values play a fundamental part in my artwork. I was trained, as a graphic designer in my tenure in college but my love for visual expression in multiple styles was my main appeal. I was strongly influenced by the aspects of painting and illustration; resulting further interest in the expression of installation art by the creation of an environment or space in which the viewer is able to indulge or engage with the space.

Work Experience

Generousitas

Graphic Designer

July 2009 - August 2009 Kingston, Jamaica

The Jamaica Observer Limited

Graphic Designer

July 2007 - August 2007 Kingston, Jamaica

Collectrium

Art Director

January 2014 - October 2015 New York, United States

Apple Inc.

Interactive Designer

Created and execute content and interface assets for apple.com and other interactive projects under the direction of an Associate Creative Director. Also developed innovative and on-strategy designs which are highly resolved from a formal perspective, and which meet the objectives of the assignments.

•Utilized the ability to solve problems conceptually in collaboration with the broader interactive team, including writers, other designers, information architects, and developers.

•Consistently executed on the assignments given as well as created inspiring design.

•Applied presentation skills to pitch the worth of creative ideas to influence decisions.
May 2014 - August 2014 California, United States

Oppermanweiss

Part-Time Designer

Created design solutions that had a high visual impact. The role had involved listening to clients and understanding their needs, then going through the creative process of experimenting with the best design solution before making final design decisions.

Also was involved managing more than one design brief at a time and allocating the relevant amount of time according to the value of the job. Developing design briefs and brand worlds by gathering information and data through research.

Also had work closely with creative directors, copywriters, account executives and web developers.

Worked with a variety of clients such as Chobani Yogurt, Jaegermeister, Avion, LaCombe Coffee, etc.
November 2014 - December 2015 New York, New York, United States

Education

Edna Manley College Of The Visual And Performing Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A)

Major in Graphic Design
2006 - 2010 Kingston, Jamaica

Pratt Institute

Masters in Communication Design (MS)

*Advanced professional competence, demonstrating depth of knowledge and achievement, in a well-developed, defendable and significant body of work.
*Advanced capabilities with technologies, demonstrated in the creation, dissemination, presentation, documentation, and preservation of work
*The ability to think and plan independently
*An awareness of current issues and developments in communications design and the basic desire, ability and potential to contribute to the expansion of the field.
August 2013 - December 2015 New York, New York, United States

Languages

English (Native),

Awards

The Price Of Life

PSA & Infographic grand prize

2013

The Advertising Agencies Association Of Jamaica Award

Best Student in Graphic Design 2010

2010

Edna Manley College Of The Visual And Performing Arts

The Curator's Purchase Award 2010

2010

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere,

Exhibitions

Art Exhibitions