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Kalona Rego

312.375.6111
I am a senior designer with a passion for paper and glass fusing. I love when design is thoughtful, customized and unique.
Experience
Chicago, IL, USA
Oct 2013Present
Graphic Design Associate
-Manages design, style direction and graphic production of corporate marketing and communications materials utilizing a variety of media, both print and digital.

-Facilitates production planning and project management as liaison with agencies/vendors. Responsible for print buying, which includes identifying customer needs, communicating with vendors, and coordinating the delivery of goods and services.

-Manages and maintains organizational branding of marketing materials. Provides
editing/proofreading and design/layout of collateral materials from concept to completion; this includes creation of web/social media images and NCSBN materials.

-Manages intake and support of internal design and marketing requests.

-Responsible for the coordination and execution of trade show exhibiting
Chicago, IL, USA
Feb 2008
Senior Marketing Specialist
- Responsible for organizational branding, strategic marketing and communications efforts by design and creation of print collateral for both internal and external clients

- Project manages production of corporate marketing collateral in addition to editing/proofreading, design/layout and style direction from concept to completion utilizing a variety of media

- Manages production and design of event/meeting materials and provides staff support at NCSBN events

- Other duties include: print buying; liaison with agencies/vendors; member relations; corporate document archiving; and trade-show exhibiting

Chicago, IL, USA
Feb 2013
Ka'ena Point Designs
Owner/Principal Designer
Ka'ena Point Designs is my freelance design entity encompassing graphic design and glass work.
Schaumburg, IL, USA
Aug 2007Nov 2007
Quebecor World Premedia
Freelance Graphic Designer/Production Artist
-Provided production design and layout of several catalog projects.
Honolulu, HI, USA
Apr 2006Jun 2007
Keoiki Designs
Founder/Owner
Keoiki Designs was a freelance design company specializing in print collateral, brand identity and 
customized graphic design work.
Honolulu, HI, USA
Apr 2006Jun 2007
Membership Sales Coordinator
- Responsible for sales and retention of business membership programs, provided customer service relations and administrative work for Membership Department; Led in new sales of memberships for 1st and 2nd quarter of 2007

- Coordinated, collaborated and provided support in implementing new Bureau-wide database systems

- Managed marketing content for members on HVCB websites

- Other duties included: facilitated and executed data and financial queries, email blasts, lead-generation service and surveys; exhibiting at Island Chapter meetings
Honolulu, HI, USA
Apr 2005Apr 2006
Lead Graphic Designer
- Managed Graphic Design Department and project management of internal and external print jobs

- Responsible for all conceptual design/layout of printed collateral produced by Reskyu for internal use and 
external clientele

- Other duties included: sales, print quoting and customer service relations; prepress experience with HP Indigo Press
Honolulu, HI, USA
Nov 2003Apr 2005
Graphic Designer/Advertising Assistant
- Responsible for all layout and design of advertising and marketing materials for Ben Franklin Craft stores state-wide

- Managed visual support graphics for The Joy of Crafting television show

- Created package designs and advertising collateral for The Mountain Idea and The Claycompany.com
South Bend, IN, USA
May 2002Aug 2002
The Snite Museum of Art
Marketing & Public Relations Assistant, Student Intern
- Wrote press releases and provided administrative support for department

- Managed production and design of museum event materials; print coordination
Education
South Bend, IN, USA
Aug 1999May 2003
Bachelor of Fine Arts
BFA concentrating in Graphic Design and Photography

Graduated Cum Laude
Chicago, IL, USA
Dec 2012
Loyola University
Project Management Certificate Program
Project Management Certificate Program with Loyola University, Quinlan Business School
Honors & Interests
2014
Great Lakes Graphics Association
2014 Best of Category, Category: Other Special Finishing Techniques, For: 2013 NCSBN Awards Program, On Behalf of: Yorke Printe Shoppe
2014
Great Lakes Graphics Association
2014 Award of Excellence, Category: Soft Cover Books, For: NCSBN 35 Year Anniversary Book, On Behalf of: Yorke Printe Shoppe
2013
Great Lakes Graphics Association
2013 Award of Excellence, Category: Foil Stamping and Embossing/Debossing, For: 2013 NCSBN Awards Program, On Behalf of: Yorke Printe Shoppe
2013
Great Lakes Graphics Association
2013 Award of Excellence, Category: Programs (4 or more colors), For: 2013 NCSBN Awards Program, On Behalf of: Yorke Printe Shoppe
2012
2007
Notre Dame Alumni Club of Chicago
Member
 
American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
Member
 
American Marketing Association (AMA)
Member
2005
Hawaii Women's Business Center (HWBC)
Marketing Committee Member
2003
Grief Scholarship Recipient
Grief Scholarship Recipient
Skills
 
Adobe Creative Suite 5, Adobe Photoshop, Association, Attention To Detail, Brand Design, Brand Identity, Branding & Corporate Identity, Corporate Design, Exhibiting, Exhibition Design, Glass, Illustrator, In-house, InDesign, Logo Design, Logotype Design, Mac Platform, Marketing Design, Microsoft Office, Non-profit, Photography, PowerPoint, Prepress, Windows Platform
Additional Information
Hobbies include: traveling, scrapbooking, glass fusing, photography and yoga.