Hunter Thompson, the author of the famous book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, said “It never got weird enough for me.” Thinking about this idea, all the places I've visited or lived in, I can say that my life gets amazingly strange from time to time. The global village we live in is so big and small, wide and narrow that nobody can be apathetic to life's amazing manifestations! At times, I feel like Alice in Wonderland, whose life becomes "curiouser and curiouser." Before I accomplished SFSU's BS, I used to work as a graphic editor in LaVoz Weekly, college newspaper, as a designer in print shop in Tel Aviv in Israel, and as Image Specialist at Zazzle in Redwood City, California. These experiences gave me a great background in print and digital medias. They equipped me with many professional and social skills which developed my creativity in unexpected angles. In addition to design, the health of our environment is a great passion of mine. Currently, I continue to work on my Good Shell packaging project, which will be presented on Zero Waste Youth Conference in San Francisco, on March 17, 2013. I truly believe that people can and will change their behavior to more earth-friendly, developing good habits for our children and future generations. Therefore, contemporary education needs to be holistic, including design, sustainable, business principles, and collaborative work across various fields to make amazing changes. I'd like to contribute to this evolution in my professional career as a designer. My additional interests include drawing, reading, cooking, gardening, and knitting. Thank you for taking interest, and feel free to leave feedback on my projects! Cheers, Julia

Work Samples

  • Alternative Packaging Project

  • Informational Design

  • Leonard Peltier's Project

Work History

Julia Grosman Sunnyvale, CA USA juliagrosman@gmail.com 
Tel: 408.203.5300 Portfolio: www.coroflot.com/juliagrosman OBJECTIVE: My objective is to work in a creative environment that will enrich my visual design skills and contribute to my professional growth. PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY: + Four years of professional experience in graphic design, image manipulations, masking, color correction, slicing and production of complex visual projects. + Skills include fine design, typography sensibility, generating effective layouts, and informational design. + Strong communication skills, ability to listen, articulate design and advocate best practice solutions. + Ability to work independently with an ability to juggle multiple projects and meet deadlines, as well as a great team player SKILLS: + Photoshop + InDesign + Illustrator + Flash + After Effects + HTML/CSS + Acrobat + Microsoft Office + R-studio WORK EXPERIENCE: 2013- present Graphic Design Consultant at Shape Security, Mountain View, CA 2009-2012 Full time student. 2009-2010 Graphic Editor at La Voz Weekly, Cupertino CA + Designed graphics, manipulated images, illustrated pictures to accompany stories and won multiple awards for the newspaper. + Developed spreads and visuals for featured articles, which increased the number of readers and stimulated newspaper’s visibility. + Created learning materials and educated the team expanding their knowledge about basic design principles saving time and resources. + Designed a framework to reflect on completed projects improving overall newspaper standards. 2007-2009 Image Specialist at Zazzle.com, Redwood City CA + Worked closely with web engineers and marketing processing or manipulating images was improving efficiency of an innovative multistage process and saving the company time as well as funds. + Developed several new Photoshop techniques to select models’ hair, raising overall standards, efficiency, and saving time. + Trained in-house and outsourced employees standardizing desirable quality across multiple decentralized platforms. EDUCATION: + BS in Visual Communication San Francisco State University HONORS & AWARDS: + Dean’s List Winter 2010—Fall 2012 LANGUAGES: + English + Russian + Hebrew

Education

  • San Francisco State University

    • Bachelor of Science Visual Communications
    • 2009 - 2012

    Graduated on the top of my class, with Magna Cum Laude Honors.

Specialties

Awards

+ Graduated with honors (Magna Cum Laude)

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