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Nina Randone

Freelancing Graphic + Web Designer

Stockholm, Sweden
Freelance designer based in Stockholm, Sweden always looking for new clients and fun projects to take on. I am also available for contract work or a permanent design position with a creative firm in Sweden.
Work Experience
New Bern, NC, USA
Feb 2007
Freelance Graphic + Web Designer
I am a solo entrepreneur Graphic Designer. My main focus is working with small businesses to develop unique, definitive visual identities so that they will have stronger marketplace recognition and garner greater success. I do this by creating branded material that conveys their core message, stands out in their arena and attracts their target audience.

My freelance work has allowed me to step out of the corporate environment and spread my “design wings.” This period has given me the opportunity to empathize with the small business owner and to recognize that each organization (big or small) has unique needs that require thoughtful design.

My Design Services include creating logos and visual identities, brand development, stationery packages and print marketing such as postcards, brochures, flyers, posters and catalogs; design development for websites and blog sites; e-newsletters; social media graphics; as well as Keynote or PowerPoint templates.

Additional services include social media marketing management, marketing consultation, print coordination and press checks, proof reading, light copy writing and editing.
New Bern, NC, USA
Aug 2011Jun 2013
Communications Chair – Volunteer
As the Coastal Women’s Forum (CWF) Communication Chair, my responsibilities were to keep the organization current, visible and accessible. I accomplished this by incorporating social media as a communications tool, updating the website and establishing protocols for media and group communication.

Utilized social media and managed the website to bring broader public awareness of the networking group and to attract new and younger members to the 25 year old organization.

Managed the CWF social networking sites by posting news, upcoming events, photos and recaps from current events, useful links for the membership, and shared pertinent posts made by our members to create conversations and more traffic on the sites.

Researched and presented alternative venues to the existing website, resulting in an updated website that includes many new useful features, streamlined various processes and made the group more efficient.

Administered the website by updating the members’ information, posting current events, and collaborating with other board members to ensure our member directory, event invitations, and event calendar were organized and comprehensive.

Trained the board members to use the new website to complete their selected web tasks.

Established the organization’s corporate identity by creating a consistent graphic image and then developed and implemented guidelines for its use.

Designed and produced marketing material, advertisements and forms providing the Coastal Women's Forum with a fresh and professional image.

Edited copy and photos, produced design and layout, coordinated production, implemented an editorial schedule and created submission guidelines for the monthly e-newsletter.


Coordinated with the Publicity Chair to ensure that monthly meetings were listed in local newspapers and that press releases were delivered to the public media within established deadlines.

Wrote and produced occasional press releases.
Silver Spring, MD, USA
Apr 2004Jan 2007
Graphic Designer & Production Artist
Responsibilities
• Conceptual Development
• Design + Production Services for the company’s clients
• Internal Design + Marketing Projects

Experience
• Graphics for print, video, motion graphics and web
• Design Presentations
• Vendor Coordination
• Press Inspections
• Technical Presentation Support

Design Projects
• Logo + Identity design
• Brochures + other Collateral Materials
• Print Advertisement for newsprint and high-end magazines
• Signage: Outdoor + Indoor
• Digital Presentations
• Trade Show Material
• User Manuals

Clients Included
• Forest City Enterprises
• Forest City Washington
• Forest City Military Communities
• PN Hoffman
• The Shooshan Company
• Choice Hotels
• The Peterson Companies
• Republic Properties
• JBG Companies
• Clark Ventures
Savannah, GA, USA
Jun 2003Dec 2003
Coastal Empire Media
Graphic Designer / Production Artist / Art Director
As the Art Director for Coastal Empire Media I was responsible for the design, layout, typesetting and production of local publications — Coastal Family Magazine, the Savannah Business Journal, and the Book of Lists. My major accomplishment was upgrading the overall look and feel of Coastal Family by creating a more contemporary layout with stronger photos.

I also worked closely with account executives to meet the advertisers’ needs by designing print ads for the publications, coordinating photo-shoots for featured articles and managing the development and printing of a new media kit for the sales staff.
Savannah, GA, USA
Apr 2003Nov 2004
Lead Dog Productions
Intern & Freelance Designer
Education
Stockholm, Sweden
Jan 1999May 1999
Stockholm University
20P English
Stockholm, Sweden
Sep 1996May 1997
Stockholm University
40P Sociology
Savannah, GA, USA
Jan 2001Mar 2003
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
Rockville, MD, USA
Sep 1999Dec 2000
Montgomery College
Art and general electives
Languages
 
French (Beginner), English (Fluent), Swedish (Native)
Skills
 
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Apple Keynote, Blog Design, Brand Development, Corporate Identity, Creative Suite, Logo Design, MS Office, Mac, QuarkXpress, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Web Design
Awards
2006
National Sales & Marketing Council
Silver – Best Brochure for a Residential Community
2006
National Sales & Marketing Council
Silver – Best Corporate Combo Ad
2005
Davey Award
Silver — Brochure
2005
Davey Award
Silver – Newspaper Ad Campaign