Stella Guan

Multimedia Designer

New York, NY, USA
Started her career in television production, Stella Guan is a video editor, motion graphic artist and multimedia designer who lives and breathes the art of arranging pixels and visual storytelling. As a digital media and design hybrid, Stella has worked as a video editor for television networks, production companies, non-profit organizations and as a graphic designer for branding, marketing and advertising agencies.

As a video editor, Stella's works have been featured in major news outlets. As a designer, Stella's web design works have won multiple industry awards. An all-round creative with client-facing experience, Stella has strong interpersonal and communication skills that help move projects forward and deliver high-quality results to the satisfaction of clients.

With multidisciplinary skills in responsive web design, mobile/UI design, print design & production, branding/logo design, motion graphics animation, video production and editing, Stella keeps her creative juice flowing by engaging herself with projects that call for out-of-the box thinking and creative execution. As a side hustle, Stella is an active member in the filmmaking community collaborating with directors and producers in creating narratives with compelling visuals for the big screen. Currently, Stella is the Senior Multimedia Designer at software company 1E, where she leads video production and graphic design projects.

Specialties:

•Video Editing
•Video Production
•Motion Graphics
•Graphic Design
•Web Design

Work Experience

1E

Senior Multimedia Designer

1E is a software lifecycle automation company empowering the world’s largest and most distributed organizations to simplify and speed up the complete software lifecycle.

Role & Responsibilities:
•Design marketing, promotional and events graphics
•Design web banners, infographics and animated graphics for social media promotion
•Shoot and edit webinars, expert interviews for product promotions
•Create motion graphics and 3D animations for product videos
•Brainstorm marketing design concepts and collaborate with multinational teams in various projects
•Designed large-scale signages for trade shows and field marketing events
•Collaborated with product managers, solutions engineers and sales managers on creating graphics and videos for product visualization
•Collaborated with web designers, presentation designers, UI/UX developers on unifying the company's branding
November 2015 - New York, United States

Advantages

Web & Graphic Designer

Advantages is a branding, marketing and design agency that helps clients get their businesses noticed. Originally a printing company, Advantages is now a full-service creative agency with a diverse roster of clients.

Role & Responsibilities:
•Lead the design of multiple award-winning responsive websites
•Collaborated with art director and design team members on conceptualizing logos, brand identities and marketing messaging
•Lead HTML and CSS customizations for Wordpress websites; provided front-end development service for clients requiring fast turn around time on web design edit.
•Collaborated with front-end and mobile developers on web development and UI/UX design projects
•Worked with production managers and print vendors on high-volume print jobs and large-scale signage productions
•Communicated regularly with agency clients to ensure that all designs are on brand while meeting deadlines and client expectations
•Supervised and mentored junior-level freelance designers on delivering pixel-perfect designs under tight deadlines to clients
September 2014 - November 2015 New York, United States

TLC Marketing

Assistant Graphic Designer

TLC Marketing is a global award winning promotions agency specializing in reward campaigns, loyalty schemes and incentivizing consumer behavior.

Roles & Responsibilities:
•Designed interactive graphical presentations for agency client pitches
•Designed motion graphics animation for marketing campaigns
•Designed illustrative icons, logos and email newsletters for agency's client reward program
2014 - 2014 New York, United States

Blue Ocean Network

Broadcast Producer

Researched and wrote for economic news program “China Price Watch”
Edited news footage for daily broadcast in N. America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific area
2013 - 2013 China

Asia Society

Video & Multimedia Editor

Asia Society is the leading global non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States.

Roles & Responsibilities:
•Conducted video interviews with activists, authors, photographers and Asian culture experts
•Edited video interviews & documentary shorts for the Asia Blog (Work featured on news outlet-http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/what-its-like-to-watch-chinas-environment-disintegrate-firsthand/253929/)
•Produced multimedia contents and edited photography for weekly release on the Asia Blog
•Optimized blog contents in Drupal content management system (CMS)
2012 - 2012 New York, United States

Arts Engine

Film Editing Assistant

Arts Engine is a non-profit documentary production company that supports, produces, and distributes independent media of consequence.

Roles & Responsibilities:
•Assisted in editing Sundance-winning documentary (2014) “E-Team”
•Conducted production research for producers
2013 - 2013 New York, United States

Terry Hines & Associates

Film Publicist Assistant

Terry Hines & Associates (THA) is a full-service marketing agency serving and trusted by many entertainment properties, including all the major motion picture studios.

Roles & Responsibilities:
•Promoted Paramount Pictures' films to targeted college audience
•Coordinated with theaters and store sponsors in holding advance screenings, giveaways and other promotional events
•Assisted senior publicists in fielding calls and conducting audience research
2010 - 2010 Pennsylvania, United States

Young & Rubicam

Account Executive Assistant

Y&R is a marketing and communications company specializing in advertising, digital and social media, sales promotion, direct marketing and brand identity consulting.

Roles & Responsibilities:
•Assisted Strategic Vice President in conducting product research and account executives in managing client relations
•Assisted account executives in client communications
•Worked with copywriters in translating English copies into Asian-languages
2010 - 2010 New York, United States

Education

Pratt Institute

Computer Graphics

August 2013 - May 2014 New York, United States

La Salle University

Bachelor of Arts in Media Production

August 2008 - May 2012 Pennsylvania, United States

Digital Film Academy

Digital Filmmaking

July 2012 - October 2012 New York, United States

Korea University

Asian Cinema

June 2011 - August 2011 Korea, Republic of

Languages

Mandarin (Native),
Cantonese (Native),
Korean (Fluent),
Japanese (Conversational),
English (Fluent),
French (Beginner),

Awards

La Salle University

International Student Award

2012

The Association Of Communicators In Education

Communication Internship Award for Students of Color

2012

La Salle University

Christian Brother's Full Tuition Scholarship

2008

La Salle University

James Guo Scholarship

2008

Korea University

Korea University Academic Excellence Scholarship

2011

Association Of Marketing And Communication Professionals

Hermes Creative Award-Web Design Category

2015

Association Of Marketing And Communication Professionals

AVA Digital Award-Web Design Category

2015

Academy Of Interactive And Visual Arts

Communicator Awards-Web Design Category

2015

Skills

Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Mudbox, Cinema 4D, CSS, Final Cut Pro, HTML, JavaScript, Jquery, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Powerpoint, WordPress,