This is Katerina Damskiy, a passionate Graphic Designer with intensive knowledge and experience in print, web design and graphics, production, publishing and pre-press. Diverse industries include: retail, fashion, sports, music, education, architecture, entertainment and finance. I have Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts and 10 years of creative experience. I have skills in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign), MS Office (PowerPoint and Word) on Mac and PC OS. I have displayed great experience working on any projects and handle them from initial concept to print production. I work well with a team or on my own; know when to take charge and to take orders from others. I have great communication, presentation and organizational skills. I have acquired a sense of responsibility and have dealt with working under pressure and time constraints. I am looking forward to take a challenge and find the position that will give me the opportunity to further expand my capabilities to be a project leader and assist others. I am available for a full time work almost immediately.

Work Samples

  • Branding Materials

  • Beauty Products

Work History

  • Sr. Graphic Designer

    • Douglas Elliman Real Estate
    • Jamaica, NY
    • Feb 2014 - May 2014 (3 months)

    Designed Listing Ads, Brand Ads, Award Winners Ads, Award journals, invitations, certificates, labels
    - Created LIR Ads, postcards layouts, email invites, e-blasts
    - Used Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Acrobat on Mac OS; stock images

  • Book cover designer / Volunteer

    • St. John’s University
    • Oct 2013 - Jan 2014 (3 months)

    - Created book jacket of Spanish poetry 23rd edition; digital illustrations, collages; using Photoshop on PC OS

  • Sr. Graphic Designer

    • Delta Galil USA Inc. / D2 Brands
    • New York, NY
    • May 2013 - Jul 2013 (2 months)

    - Designed / edit existing PP presentations, mock-ups, presentation boards for Lacoste, Penguin, Kenneth Cole Reaction & Kenneth Cole NY; photo selection and editing
    - Created color/swatches pallets, layouts, color and pattern placements, graphs, charts and pies
    - Produced packaging materials, updated with high res images
    - Mac OS using Power Point, Illustrator & Photoshop (CS4/5)

  • Sr. Designer/ Book cover designer

    • Consulting
    • New York, NY
    • Feb 2013 - Mar 2013 (1 month)

    - Created book layout, photo-retouching, color correction prepared images for web
    - Designed brochures, event collateral PC/Mac OS CS5 using Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

  • Graphic Designer

    • Honeywell/ADI
    • Melville, NY
    • Jul 2012 - Dec 2012 (5 months)

    - Catalog’s layout for Canadian vendors:
    - Updated/maintained existing materials by ensuring artwork meets corporate image standards
    - Re-designed and updated logos, maintained the artwork library and recommended usage
    - Conceptualized graphic elements and layout, ensuring technical adherence to specifications of vendors or customers.
    - Managed project’s schedules and deadline
    - Designed custom Ads and flyers for different vendors
    - Document layout, production, flight check/collected for output, processed print ready files, created pdf files
    Worked on Mac OS/PC CS6 using Adobe InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop & Illustrator 6

  • Creative Designer

    • Gabriel & Co. B2B
    • New York, NY
    • Feb 2010 - May 2012 (2 years 3 months)

    - Designed advertising materials & sales collaterals: Ads, catalogs, flyers, brochures, slide show/video loops
    - Produced marketing pieces: branding materials, signage, look books, displays, posters, postcards, billboards; editorials and counter cards; media kits, folders, shopping bags; disk labels, name tags, VIP cards
    - Recreated logos for different clients; on-line promo pieces: web banners, e-cards, e-blasts, training materials
    - Archived images, created paths, fixed resolution, jewelry / stone retouching, color approval & corrections
    - Communicate with clients, vendors, printers and customers; presented print ready and pre-press files
    - Provided creative direction to printers on paper stock, color specifications, die-cuts and folds
    - Prepared Ads for INSTORE and Brides magazines, Brides iPhone application, Transmit/ Conde Nast upload
    Worked in CS4/5 Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Bridge, QuarkXpress, Word, Excel, FTP, Fetch on Mac OS

Education

  • St. John's University

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts Graphic Design
    • 1999 - 2003
  • Queens College

    • Associate of Science Computer Science
    • 1996 - 1999

Specialties

Affiliations

AIGA,

Awards

- Certificate of Honor from the National Hispanic Honor Society - Certificate of Participation in Student Research Day

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