About Kristina

Here is an abridged version of my design CV. Feel free to enjoy it in whatever fashion you prefer—perhaps sitting by the fire with a glass of chardonnay, or listening while it’s performed by a gifted speaker (not included). If you think you might enjoy a look at my complete resume, I invite you to request it directly.

EXPERIENCE

Freelance graphic designer, web developer & illustrator (current)

A few of the clients/projects I’ve been involved with recently:

  • Cushman & Wakefield International
  • Career Sports Entertainment
  • Georgia Power
  • AHC Media
  • Leadership DeKalb
  • Launch Interactive

Graphic designer/Web developer at The Sunday Paper & Half Off Depot

View in Portfolio:
Half Off Depot Sunday Paper

  • Designed and built HalfOffDepot.com with input from production director and publisher; hand-coded several new Magento templates to meet organization’s needs
  • Designed and built SundayPaper.com on WordPress platform
  • Designed and hand-coded email marketing campaigns using Constant Contact and MailChimp
  • Collaborated with Production Director, Publisher, and VP of Marketing to continually develop company’s voice across marketing and social media outlets; created and illustrated iconic company mascot
  • Designed, laid out and preflighted various newspaper pages, signs, marketing materials, and client and house ads
  • Managed online ad inventory
  • Wrote editorial and marketing copy for web
  • Brought company workflow up to date using various Internet technologies

Production Manager at The FSView & Florida Flambeau, Edge Magazine & Student Welcome Pack

View in Portfolio: Features Covers Edge Magazine

  • Supervised nationally-recognized department of 6–10 designers
  • Designed newspaper’s and magazine’s print ads, layouts, and covers
  • Coordinated with sales and editorial departments and outside vendors
  • Designed and maintained publication websites
  • Edited magazine copy and provided additional editorial content

Kristina

SKILLS

  • Print, Advertising, & Logo Design
  • Website Design/Implementation
  • Illustration
  • Editing and copywriting
  • Online/social media marketing

TECHNICAL

  • Adobe Creative Suite (CS–CS5)
  • HTML & Web Graphic Optimization
  • CSS
  • Some PHP
  • Advanced CMS installation/mgmt
  • WordPress
  • Magento
  • Basecamp, Jira, et al
  • Google Apps administration
  • ZenCart
  • Dotnetnuke
  • Microsoft Office
  • Mac & Windows OS

EDUCATION

Florida State University: Bachelor of Science

MISCELLANY

  • I designed and write KnuckleSalad.com, a crafts-and-cooking blog.
  • I recycle old game pieces and comic books into jewelry. My jewelry line, Gangbusters, is sold in local shops.
  • During college, I worked at an adult mental health center, where I taught group activities like arts and crafts, music, and dance.
  • I’m a founding member of local art collective Magic Is Science, which puts on sci-fi and geek-themed art exhibits each year.
  • In January of 2009, I founded a small group here in Atlanta that knits gifts for charity. We meet most Tuesdays.


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