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Christina Berkowitz

Durham, NC, USA

Work Experience

Carolina Union Marketing & Design

Senior Designer

September 2013 - Present Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Carolina Union Marketing & Design

Marketing & Design Coordinator

Handle a variety of design projects for University departments and student organizations as well as manage student Design Intern projects.
• Simultaneously complete projects for multiple clients across the University in addition to the Student Union's own design needs.
• Provide feedback and guidance to student designers, often teaching them new technical skills and introducing design knowledge not provided in the classroom.
• Implemented project briefs and a departmental portfolio to streamline the price quoting process.
• Promoted from Graphic Designer to Marketing & Design Coordinator after ten months.
November 2009 - September 2013 Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Performance Bicycle Inc.

Graphic Designer

Developed catalog, signage, and product designs for a national retail company.
• Handled multiple design projects simultaneously, demonstrating the ability to prioritize deadlines.
• Worked with internal clients to produce designs that functioned on many levels to satisfy sales, marketing, and aesthetic goals.
• Led redesign of the catalog to raise brand image and realign with target audience.
• Entrusted with development of creative concepts for major product lines.
June 2006 - July 2009 Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Cuberis

Freelance Designer

Design of custom catalog and magazine projects, including page layout, typesetting, and image editing and placement.
• Exceeded expectations during contribution to Found Objects catalog resulting in being awarded sole design responsibility for two Pamela Barsky catalogs.
• Pay rate increase of fifty percent after completion of first project.
May 2004 - June 2007 Durham, North Carolina, United States

A Southern Season

Lead Graphic Designer

Created design concepts for local advertising and private label packaging; produced in-store brochures, posters, and signage; coordinated with printers through production including attending press checks.
• Delivered high quality craftsmanship within project deadlines.
• Promoted from Assistant Graphic Designer to Lead Designer after only four months.
September 2004 - June 2006 Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Education

North Carolina State University

Bachelor of Graphic Design

• Graduated Summa Cum Laude, including course work in Advanced Typography, Contemporary Publication Design, Identity Design, and Community Centered Design.
• Total GPA: 3.9/4.0, Rank in College of Design: 28/228
August 2000 - May 2004 Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Awards

Association Of College Unions International (ACUI)

1st place: multi-page publication

2011

National Orientation Directors Association (NODA)

Publications Showcase Award: Outstanding Welcome Week Publicity

2011

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite, Hand Lettering, Illustration, Typography,