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Julia Breitberg ~ Breit Design

Graphic Designer

Kansas City, MO, USA
I believe that good design can only come from good ideas. And good ideas evolve from a conscious and thorough process of discovery whose goal is to find a creative solution to a specific problem. For me, this process of discovery starts with a mind, free of preconceptions, expectations, judgements or prejudices. It is a process of developing and refining concepts, and successfully executing ideas in different media. In his talks about Zen meditation and practice, renowned master Shunryu Suzuki said: “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.” Being able to explore and observe with a beginner’s mind, full of curiosity and wonder, lets one imagine possibilities, notice details and experience more fully. I strive to approach each project with this openness, enhanced by a refined and diverse efficiency of a professional designer.

Work Experience

Breit Design

Creative Director and Owner

Successfully work with clients to discern their visual needs and strategy.

Create and develop logos and branding systems, collateral materials and design websites in collaboration with developers, writers and managers.

Determine a scope of work and provide time and cost estimates for projects.

Clients include CenturyLink, ConAgra Foods, KC Police Department, Firefly Marketing, EAT Advertising & Design, Conscious Transformation, Masonicare.
March 2010 - Missouri, United States

Paul Davies Design / Mark Corporate Branding

Art Director • Senior Designer

Leading designer on a broad range of projects: logos, corporate identity, websites, large format trade show graphics, HR and benefits communications.

Developed logos, branding and corporate identity, corporate guidelines and templates.

Practiced brand stewardship to ensure creative deliverables are representative of project goals and brand values.

Exceeded clients’ expectations while designing brochures, posters and advertising under tight deadlines and budgets.

Designed websites in collaboration with clients, writers and developers.

Created company promotional pieces, generating high volume of response.

Assisted in interviewing, reviewing portfolios, hiring and guiding other graphic designers.

Clients included Trump Entertainment, Sprint, EMBARQ, Applebee’s.
August 2002 - March 2010 Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Propaganda3

Art Director • Graphic Designer

Designed interactive solutions ranging from data driven websites and intranet sites to kiosk information systems and sales presentations.

Closely collaborated with technology experts and clients.

Clients included Cerner Corporation, JASON Foundation for Education, The Chase Group.
August 2001 - July 2002 Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Sportvision Inc

Graphic Designer

Served as a designer for interactive, online and print media projects in a
team-oriented, content development environment with subject-matter experts, developers, 3D animators and writers.

Designed interfaces for instructional CD-ROMs with printed workbooks for the NFL’s Youth program.

Participated on teams that created interactive features for high-profile clients, including Yahoo, ESPN.com, NBA.com and NFL.com.

Had a primary design responsibility for weekly production of an interactive,
Flash-based feature, Game of the Week, syndicated to several Internet sites.

Produced custom editorial features for national sports magazines: American Football Coaching, Real Sports, Youth Sports Journal.
October 1997 - March 2001 New York, New York, United States

Education

The University Of Kansas

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Communication: Graphic Design

August 1994 - December 1998 Lawrence, Kansas, United States

Johnson County Community College

Continuous Education

Macromedia Director Course (2000)
Contemporary Marketing Course (2007)
Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design (2004-Present)
August 2000 - Present Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Languages

English (Fluent),
Russian (Fluent),

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Indesign,

Values & Know-how

Conceptual thinking, excellent layout and typographic skills

Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; ability to effectively articulate design decisions

Passion for logo design and branding, fueled by lifelong commitment to learning and excellence

Skilled at developing and evolving brand identity and guidelines

Love for typography and beauty of letterforms

Consistency aligning design decisions with client’s strategy and business objectives

Experience integrating creative concepts through different forms of communication, including identity, marketing collateral, direct response, online, presentations and large format

Passion for great design, the creative process, and awareness of visual trends and design history

Personable, client-oriented attitude

Dedication to quality with a strong desire for continuous improvement

Knowledge and understanding of printing techniques and file preparation, including varnishes, die-cuts, separations, colors, etc.

Collaboration with developers and grasp of technical requirements and capabilities as they relate to design, understanding of HTML, CSS and multimedia production

Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite

Organizations & Service

AIGA
Professional Member (2010 – Present)
Student Member (1996 – 1999)

newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble Advisory Panel & Marketing Committee Member (2011 – 2013)

Conscious Transformation (2011 – Present)
Serve as a Volunteer Graphic Designer; Facilitate Meditation and Mindfulness Groups; Serve as a Certified Conscious Transformation Energy Practitioner