Karen is an LA-based graphic designer with 4 years of print, web, and branding experience. She is passionate about helping people build identities and leveraging their businesses with solid, branded experiences. BACKGROUND: She received her BFA in Interior Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and after having worked for small businesses and a start-up, she continues to freelance for various clients while pursuing a design line of her very own. She is most passionate about fusing aesthetic with function and bringing ideas to tangible inspiration. DESIGN EXPERIENCE: - Branding / Identity design - Project management - Conceptualization / Prototyping - Marketing materials - Print production - Web graphics and digital illustration - Landing page design / UI/UX - Digital photography SKILLS: - Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver - Excel, Word, Powerpoint - WordPress - HTML/CSS - MailChimp - Photo retouching - Film and digital photography - Hand sketching - Copyediting GOAL: To fuse aesthetic with function and to bridge real world ideas to ideal world solutions. CONTACT: Available for creative, collaborative projects for print and web, branding and illustration. e: karen@wangkaren.com

Work Samples

Work History

  • Graphic Designer

    • Get*This
    • Nov 2012 - Jan 2014 (1 year 2 months)

    - Established brand style guide.
    - Developed visual assets for various pitch projects: app demos, checkout process, and product pages.
    - Created designs for eCommerce: digital and social media ad campaigns, web banners, emails and blog artwork.
    - Photo retouching, image optimization across web, tablet and print platforms.

  • Freelance Graphic Web Designer

    • MaJolie Collections
    • Apr 2011 - Oct 2012 (1 year 6 months)

    - Rebranding: provided a facelift to the luxury jewelry company identity and established a brand style guide.
    - Developed proposals and delivered assets for website redesign.
    - Created from concept to production: print collateral, ads and trade show materials.
    - Styled, photographed and retouched photos used for web and print.

  • Creative Designer

    • Cardone Training Technologies, Inc.
    • Oct 2011 - Jul 2012 (9 months)

    - Managed creative execution of various print and digital marketing materials, collateral, web banners, ads and email campaigns.
    - Delivered accurate assets for video, website and emails.
    - Collaborated in a team environment on product development, increasing brand awareness, and marketing strategies to reach weekly sales goals.

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    • Quixote | Smashbox Studios
    • Jul 2011 - Oct 2011 (3 months)

    - Ensured brand consistency across all print and digital materials.
    - Provided design support on various internal marketing projects and events: postcards, brochures, office supplies and t-shirts.

  • Freelance Designer

    • Lovemarks Collection
    • Jan 2011 - Feb 2011 (1 month)

    - Developed web blog design proposals.
    - Customized WordPress template using HTML/CSS.
    - Assisted photo shoots, photo styling and retouching.

Education

  • Rhode Island School of Design

    • BFA Interior Architecture
    • 2006 - 2010

Specialties

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