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Christina Berkowitz

Durham, NC, USA
Work Experience
Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Sep 2013Present
Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Nov 2009Sep 2013
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.
Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Jun 2006Jul 2009
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.
Durham, NC, USA
May 2004Jun 2007
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.
Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Sep 2004Jun 2006
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.
Education
Raleigh, NC, USA
Aug 2000May 2004
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
Skills
 
Adobe Creative Suite, Hand Lettering, Illustration, Typography
Awards
2011
2011
Publications Showcase Award: Outstanding Welcome Week Publicity