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Kara Yoshida

Graphic Designer

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Heavily influenced by my background as a painter and a product photographer, I have over five years experience as a graphic designer, including four years in the fashion industry.
Work Experience
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Sep 2014Present
Sr. Graphic Designer, Web/Digital
Santa Monica, CA, USA
Sep 2013Aug 2014
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Mar 2008Aug 2013
Graphic Designer
Responsible for the design of all marketing collateral including postcards, email blasts, sell sheets, catalogs and advertisements targeted at both wholesale and retail customers. Photographed and styled product for use in all aspects of marketing. Designed and maintained Lodis.com and Forestandculver.com e-commerce sites, and translated content for Facebook and Twitter pages.
-Translated bi-yearly look books from a high budget outsourced project into a comparable low cost in-house project.
-Designed brand identity for a new belt and handbag line, Forest and Culver.
-Responsible for catalog creation and product photography for license brands including Harley Davidson and Eric Javits.
-Designed packaging for highly successful Costco sales.
-Created a system of organization for photos and files that is used company-wide.
CA, USA
20082009
Professional Interactive Solutions
Freelance Graphic Designer
Assisted in the design of various web sites and print proposal templates. Also
assisted in the conceptualization of various marketing campaigns.
CA, USA
Sep 2006Mar 2008
LA Link Corporation
Graphic Design Assistant
Responsible for designing product packaging, flyers, brochures and
advertisements. Created and maintained the web site, www.shiitakeya.com.
Photographed products and food for both print and web use. Also responsible
for the organization of both the digital and hard copy of all art files.
-Designed packaging for an ongoing sale at Costco.
-Designed corporate web site.
-Designed mockups and presentation materials for sales meetings with
buyers.
Education
CA, USA
Sep 2002Jun 2006
BA in Studio Art
Minors in Digital Art and Art History
Skills
 
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, HTML, Microsoft Office Suite, Photo Retouching, Studio Photography