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Highly creative and multitalented Visual Communications Professional, skillful problem solver with significant experience developing visuals/graphic design for print and digital media, marketing, and agency client projects in fast-paced environments. Possess exceptional design and technology skills, adept in provi… Read More
Highly creative and multitalented Visual Communications Professional, skillful problem solver with significant experience developing visuals/graphic design for print and digital media, marketing, and agency client projects in fast-paced environments. Possess exceptional design and technology skills, adept in providing art direction and creative team inspiration. Produce effective, impressive, inspirational designs for a wide range of marketing, promotional, and informational materials. Read Less
SARA ASHRAFIZADEH
me@sara-ash.com
(949) 302-0941

EXPERTISE

Graphic Design & Layout | Corporate Branding| Illustration | UI/UX Design | Mobile Design | Motion Graphics | Infographics Design | Art Direction | Photography | Visual Communication Design | Product Packaging Design | Idea Generation



Freelance | Grap… Read More
SARA ASHRAFIZADEH
me@sara-ash.com
(949) 302-0941

EXPERTISE

Graphic Design & Layout | Corporate Branding| Illustration | UI/UX Design | Mobile Design | Motion Graphics | Infographics Design | Art Direction | Photography | Visual Communication Design | Product Packaging Design | Idea Generation



Freelance | Graphic Designer
2013 – Present, Los Angeles,CA

Produce engaging graphic design content; develop designs for print and digital
media, posters, advertising campaigns, infographics, logos, motion graphics, mobile
design, and other media. Meet business objectives; develop creative and effective
visual communication solutions to support client needs and specifications. Current
or recent design clients include Mellat Foundation, 7 to Seven, Sparclt, and SIAP.
Key Achievements:
– Take ownership of projects from concept to completion; transform concepts
and contextual material into strategic, engaging graphic design executions for
print, video, and other illustrative deliverables.
– Conduct research to stay abreast of emerging trends in visual communications
and technologies, software/design tools and media strategies.

Keili Sabz Pub. Agency | Designer & Art Director
2010 – 2012, Iran

Rehired after eight-month away; as Designer and Art Director, motivated and
inspired team of designers for educational publishing agency; supervised and
guided art direction and staff. Transformed complex concepts into attractive
and effective designs/storytelling media for the company; approved work of
all in-house and freelance designers.
Key Achievements:
– Developed/designed impressive concepts for book covers, brochures, posters,
booklets, advertising, book layouts, uniforms for educational institutions from
pre-school to pre-college.
– Led design of compelling informational visuals; guided team in creating and
completing, on time, effective graphics and art for promoting special events.
– Performed project management tasks; ensured team members understanding
of tasks, defined success criteria before starting project to improve designs.
– Managed production schedule for projects; multi-tasked to manage overlapping
deadlines, or to provide rapid project turnaround.
– Set quality bar for creative products; provided inspired creative leadership,
idea generation and development; launched concepts and drove processes,
from collaborative conceptualization through final product.


LiveCreative Ad. Agency | Senior Graphic Designer
2010 – 2010, Iran

Helped agency clients achieve business objectives; designed and executed multiple
projects, including logos, corporate identity, guidelines, posters, billboards, brochures,
booklets, advertisements, and website interface.
Key Achievements:
– Enhanced and developed teamwork skills; worked as part of a cohesive team
with account managers, copywriters, photographers, illustrators, other designers,
web developers and marketing specialists.
– Practiced excellent customer service; met with clients and/or account
managers to discuss business objectives and requirements of jobs prior to
beginning creative development.
– Participated in all aspects of idea generation and visual design development;
attended photo shoots and guided/inspired photographers in photographic
elements needed for projects.

Keili Sabz Pub. Agency | Senior Graphic Designer
2010 – 2012, Iran

Collaborated with management and creative team; created compelling visual
communication, from concept to completion. Maintained consistent look and
feel of company brand; produced high-quality work.
Key Achievements:
– Delivered innovative ideas and designs; effectively coordinated projects to create
graphics and covers for books, book layouts, brochures, uniforms and other
educational materials.
– Performed project management tasks; met with team to define success criteria
before starting projects.
– Utilized in-depth understanding gained from experience and training to identify
and resolve problems, ensured creativity of final products.


Mellat Bank| Graphic Designer
2004 – 2008, Iran

Produced high-quality work in completing end-to-end design and layout of bank’s
domestic magazine; took ownership of tasks, from idea stage to final product. In
addition the magazine, designed posters, brochures, booklets, advertisements,
and magazine uniforms.

Education | Training

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, 2006
College of Fine Arts, University of Tehran – Tehran, Iran
Santa Monica College– Santa Monica, California, 2016
Completed courses in Motion Graphics, Mobile Design, UX Design, and Typography

Technical Proficiencies

Platforms: Macintosh and Windows
Software: Adobe Creative Suite Software: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After
Effects, Keynote • Microsoft Office Suite: Power Point, Word, and Excel • Basic
Knowledge of Premiere • Mobile prototyping and mock ups software Read Less
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