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

Katerina Damskiy *** Graphic Designer e-mail:kdgraphics@nyc.rr.com www.linkedin.com/in/katerinadamskiydesigner Creative Sr. Designer is looking forward to take a challenge and find an opportunity to further explore my creative talents, as well as expand my capabilities to be a project leader and assist others. Specialties: Marketing, advertising, print and digital design, publishing and pre-press, illustrations and web design. Industries: Ad agency, finance, real estate, retail, fashion, music, sport, education and entertainment. Computer Skills: Strong knowledge: Adobe Creative Suite 4/5/6 (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Pro), PowerPoint, Bridge, ImageReady, QuarkXpress, Freehand, MS Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook/Entourage, FotoMagico and iDVD; Suitcase, Hermes, Baseline, Fetch, Flight Check; Drop Box and FTP, Constant Contact, Navigator, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Safari Advanced knowledge of cross platforms: Mac OS / Windows / Parallel Learning knowledge: Dreamweaver, CSS and HTML Experience with current social tools (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook) & emerging platforms as touch screen and mobile devices. 2/4 color printing, scanning, pre-press Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY 09/03 Associate of Science, Queens College, Flushing, NY 05/99 Awards: Certificate of Honor from the National Hispanic Honor Society Certificate of Participation in Student Research Day Work Experience: Volunteer - Jamaica, NY 10/13 – 11/13 Book cover designer - Created book jacket of Spanish poetry 23rd edition; digital illustrations, collages - Using Photoshop on PC OS Delta Galil USA Inc. / D2 Brands - New York, NY 05/13 – 07/13 Sr. Graphic Designer - 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) Consulting - New York, NY 01/13 – 04/13 Sr. Designer/ Book cover designer - Created book jacket of Spanish poetry 22nd edition; collages, digital illustrations, logos - Designed brochures, event collateral; PC/Mac OS CS5 using Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign Honeywell/ADI (Creative/Marketing Department) - Melville, NY 07/12 – 12/12 Graphic Designer - 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 schedules and deadline - Designed custom Ads for different vendors and flyers - 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 Gabriel & Co. (Advertising/Marketing Department) B2B - New York, NY 02/10 – 05/12 Creative Designer - Designed advertising & collateral materials: Ads, catalogs, flyers, brochures, sidekicks, 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, direction e-cards, e-blasts - 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 Freelance Sr. Graphic Designer, Production Artist & Desktop Publisher 10/03 – 12/09 Finance, Law and Architecture The Economist, Barron’s Magazine, Associated Press, JP Morgan; Kramer Levin LLP, NY Life Insurance, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP; Hart Howerton - Designed multimedia sales presentations, money market and ad sections for business magazines - Daily news for credit market, industry publications, newsletters, PP presentations and direct mail - Photo retouching and color correcting; scanning from negatives, slides, photos and illustrations - Built Freehand/Illustrator charts, graphs and maps; vector graphics and logos, basic drawings The Economist (business magazine) - New York, NY 8/08-9/08 Graphic Designer/Production Artist - Designed ads, spreads, magazine’s pages, section layouts and newsletters - Created digital illustrations, cards and icons; trimmed, cut and printed Barron’s Magazine (Dow Jones weekly business magazine) - New York, NY 8/07-1/08 Graphic Artist/Photo-Retoucher - Developed corporate design materials, magazine’s pages/section layouts - Photo retouching and color correcting; scanning from negatives, slides, photos and illustrations - Operated in a cross platform environment, PC and Mac OS JP Morgan - New York, NY 5/06-6/06 Desktop Publisher - Assisted Publishing department with print media materials Marketing and Advertising Hanft Unlimited Inc, Sports Museum of America, Echo Broadcasting Group Inc., Dentsu Advertising, Lloyd and Company, Medallion Retail; the Fresh Air Fund, UNICEF (not for profit) - Produced advertising and marketing materials; created collaterals: brochures and postcards - Created web based promotional materials, visual and interactive, banners and e-mail blasts - Developed National and Regional magazine covers; logos, icons & t-shirt images - Archived and flight-checked documents; digital pre-press & print production; set to mechanicals Echo Broadcasting Group Inc. - Brooklyn, NY 6/07-8/07 Graphic Designer - Produced promotional and print materials: ads, VIP passes, cards, invitations, posters and flyers - Designed international magazine covers; animated banners and pop-ups; logos & t-shirt’s images UNICEF (not for profit) - New York, NY 4/08-5/08 Desktop Artist/Designer - Produced print and collateral materials; newsletters, brochures, flyers - Designed maps, charts; photo-retouched text and images; provided printing and scanning services Retail, Fashion, Music and Entertainment MANA /Mana Beauty Products, Chanel, World Wrestling Entertainment, Andin International Inc. Jewelry.com, Scott Kay, Sony Music - Formed catalogs for beauty products and revised old info; concept development and layouts - Created promotional and sweepstakes web banners, survey pop-ups; collages - Designed for print: posters and flyers, signage, window displays, invitations, tri-folds and ads - Provided retouching, color adjustments and corrections Sony Music Distribution - Jericho, NY 5/03-8/03 Graphic Designer - full time internship - Designed print materials; posters, flyers, signage, duratrans, storyboards and trade show booth - Profitably created marketing, advertising & sales collateral pieces Publishing, Print Production and Educational materials St. John’s University, Sterling Publishing, Scholastic, Digital Media Center St. John’s University (books of Spanish Poetry)/ MLG - Flushing, NY 10/01-04/12 Book Cover Designer/Photo Retoucher (seasonal: Spring & Fall) - Designed 21 book jackets, including interior layout, photo editing, collages and digital illustrations - Produced brochures, invitations, cards, t-shirt images - Printed and scanned photos, images and negatives; poetry books/booklets are published twice a year Digital Media Center/E Design Studio (SJU) - Jamaica, NY 5/01- 5/03 Graphic Designer/Desktop artist - Produced educational materials; worked on multimedia projects and online tutorials - Handled all aspects of print production: catalogs, collaterals, banners, graphics and logos - Performed images and backgrounds in Adobe Illustrator - Led the web and design projects in a group of 3 designers & other graphics professionals Recommendation letters and references are available upon request. Printed portfolio is available

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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