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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

Nina Randone – Graphic Designer

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.
February 2007 New Bern, North Carolina, United States

Coastal Women's Forum

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.
August 2011 - June 2013 New Bern, North Carolina, United States

Interface Multimedia

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
April 2004 - January 2007 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

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.
June 2003 - December 2003 Savannah, Georgia, United States

Lead Dog Productions

Intern & Freelance Designer

April 2003 - November 2004 Savannah, Georgia, United States

Education

Stockholm University

20P English

January 1999 - May 1999 Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm University

40P Sociology

September 1996 - May 1997 Stockholm, Sweden

Savannah College Of Art And Design (SCAD)

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

January 2001 - March 2003 Savannah, Georgia, United States

Montgomery College

Art and general electives

September 1999 - December 2000 Rockville, Maryland, United States

Languages

French (Beginner),
English (Fluent),
Swedish (Native),

Awards

National Sales & Marketing Council

Silver – Best Brochure for a Residential Community

2006

National Sales & Marketing Council

Silver – Best Corporate Combo Ad

2006

Davey Award

Silver — Brochure

2005

Davey Award

Silver – Newspaper Ad Campaign

2005

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Apple Keynote , Blog Design, Brand Development, Corporate Identity, Creative Suite, Logo Design, Mac, MS Office , QuarkXpress, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Web Design,