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Lucia Rusinakova

Graphic Designer

London, United Kingdom
• Versatile graphic designer and photographer with over ten years of professional experience
• Self-motivated, creative and enthusiastic person full of character, conscientiousness and curiosity
• Thorough, personable, efficient, reliable, organised, deadline- and detail-oriented
• Experienced in complete creative processes, conceptual and production aspects of graphic design
• Having a strong understanding of design, layout, typography, scale and colour fundamentals
• Having an excellent track record in collaborating with creative directors and other team members
• Passionate about all things creative and committed to learning, improving, and resolving

Work Experience

Oliver

Creative Artworker / Designer

Part of the creative team on the KPMG account
June 2014 - Present London, United Kingdom

Self-Employed

Freelance Graphic Designer & Photographer

Clients: ADM Promotions, BOA büro für offensive aleatorik, BUSarchitektur (Vienna); CPH Consulting, TNT Magazine, Skyodd, Xuna Design

I was hired by Laura Spinadel of BOA and BUSarchitektur (Vienna) to partake on the final stages of an exciting project – Campus WU – as a part of the creative team. My role within the team spanned from developing design layout concepts for the book (Campus WU - A Holistic History), creating templates, typesetting, overseeing the production of files and the quality of imagery, proofreading, to suggesting layout and typography treatment for screen presentations, designing a cover and page layout for the Campus WU Pre-opening Booklet, a DVD packaging, etc. The different projects were done in collaboration with various members of the creative and architecture teams under the art direction by Laura P. Spinadel. (06/2012 – 11/2012)
My other work includes branded promo products, promotional/gift packaging graphic design and artworking (ADM Promotions – Dove cosmetics), presentation and marketing materials, such as booklets/brochures, reports and case studies (CPH Consulting, Xuna Design); event photography, product photography, image editing and retouching, and digital compositing for various visuals and presentations.
October 2012 - Present London, United Kingdom

Interval International

Graphic Artist/Designer

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
• Fast and smooth integration into the team and working processes
• Being praised for my thorough, fast and efficient work turnaround
• Being complimented for my creative work on direct mail pieces

DUTIES:
• Brainstorming; researching and collecting imagery for various direct mail, promotional and editorial pieces
• Magazine (page) layout design and typesetting (in various languages)
• Image manipulation, art creation and modification
• Making corrections and modifications to files as requested; daily production and preparation of existing documents for print; creating layout comps as requested
April 2010 - August 2012 London, United Kingdom

The Creative Group

Freelance Graphic Designer/Production Artist/Photographer

CLIENTS: Initiate Systems, North American Corporation, Wells Lamont Industrial, Quarasan Group, Integrated Merchandising Systems, Rand McNally, Jacobs & Clevenger, Chandler Group.
DUTIES:
• Brainstorming, researching and collecting information and imagery for various print and web design projects.
• Designing and producing art and copy layouts for marketing materials, such as: catalogues (Purina Mills, Wells Lamont), POP signage (Home Depot), packaging & displays (Rand McNally), product logos & brochures, publication pages & covers, promotional flyers, direct mail pieces, corporate identity, print advertising and collateral/product sheets.
• Electronically building, creating and assembling various print projects in accordance with agency and client specifications including data entry, type and image setting, image manipulation, art creation and modification.
• Making corrections and modifications to client proofs as requested; daily production and preparation of existing documents for print; creating layout comps, rough and presentation material as requested.
• Setting up and arranging products for photo shoots, photographing, editing, outlining and retouching images for web and high-resolution print pieces.
October 2005 - January 2010 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Blue Media Consulting

Graphic Designer/Photographer

ACCOMPLISHMENT: Being picked as the main promotional designer for two of company’s clients while being the newest and youngest addition to the creative team of Blue Media.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Creating print materials, such as business cards, calendars, flyers, posters, postcards, brochures and other promotional pieces; taking part in the development of packaging design for Dermacol cosmetic products; photographing various objects and editing the photos; preparing mock-ups; handling and prioritising multiple projects; communicating with clients
November 2004 - May 2005 Prague, Czech Republic

Maurice Sporting Goods

Imaging Specialist

DUTIES: Photographing various sporting, fishing, hunting and other recreational products; editing digital photos for print, web and planograms, increasing the amount of production while improving the good quality of produced imagery. Assorting image files and assisting Marketing Department with their imaging needs.
September 2003 - September 2004 Northbrook, Illinois, United States

Education

DePaul University

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design

September 2000 - June 2004 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Languages

English (Fluent),
French (Conversational),
Spanish (Beginner),
Ukrainian (Beginner),
Czech (Conversational),
Slovak (Native),

Skills

Brainstorming, Commercial Photography, Copywriting, Digital Photography, Hand Drawing, Painting, Proofreading, Typesetting , Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Basic Flash, Digital Photo Retouching, Excel, HTML, Languages, Mac And Windows OS, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, QuarkXpress, Suitcase,