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Hello, my name is Katherine 

WELCOME TO MY PAGE
 

About Me

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I’m a highly skilled graphic designer with more than 20 years of experience and an artist by passion. I'm creating visually appealing and impactful designs. Expertise in conceptualizing and executing design projects from start to finish. Strong proficiency in industry-standard design software and a keen eye for detail.

Technical & Personal Skills 

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign
Adobe illustrator
CorelDRAW
Mailchimp
MS Office

Power Point
Facebook/Instagram
Canva & Vista
Basic DaVinchi Resolve

Basic Adobe XS
Basics Web Design

Creative Thinking
Project Management
Business Strategy
Press Check
Email Campaigns
Customer Service
Multitasking
Time Management
Attention to Details
Problem Solving

Prepress

Postproduction

Portfolio

Logo & Business Card Designs

A logo is a fundamental component of your brand identity. It represents your business's values, personality, and mission. A professionally designed logo helps establish a strong brand presence and distinguishes you from competitors.

Other Design Works

Flyers and brochures allow you to present detailed information about your products, services, and business in a visually appealing and concise format. They provide a platform to highlight key features, benefits, and pricing, helping customers make informed decisions.

Art

Hand Drawing Art

Custom Pet Portraits, Wildlife and Landscapes.

Materials: KOH-I-NOOR Soft Patsel, Pastel Pencils and PanPastel on Clairefontaine Pastelmat Paper.

Experience

Work Experience

2021 - now

NovaPencilDesing
 

Freelancer

2018-2021 

RealMedia / Mississauga
 

Sr Graphic Designer,

Team Leader

Led a team of designers. Managed and trained junior designers.  Created corporate email campaigns, newsletters, managed company's social media platforms. Assisted in website design. Designed and produced eye-catching marketing materials for real estate agents, including logos, flyers, feature sheets, postcards and signs. Managed multiple projects, adhering to tight deadlines and delivering high-quality design solutions that exceeded client expectations. Managed print production and quality control.

2013-2018 

Straga Products/ Toronto
 

Sr Graphic Designer

Designed and developed new products, Created and managed Amazon, Etsy shops and company’s website. Managed company's website and social media platforms. Communicated with clients and solved problems with orders. Managed and prioritize orders, created system of sorting. Worked with customers and ordered supplies. Worked as laser machine operator  (Universal Laser Systems).

2012-2013 

TD Images / Woodbridge
 

Graphic Designer

Collaborated with clients to understand their design needs and objectives for various print projects, including brochures, flyers, business cards, banners, and promotional materials. Translated client ideas and requirements into creative and visually appealing designs that effectively conveyed their messages and aligned with their branding. Pre-press preparation: Checked and adjusted artwork files for correct bleeds, safe zones, and trim lines to ensure accurate printing results. Post production: trimmed, packaged and prepared orders for shipping.

2008-2010 

Advertising Agency SLON7

Creative Director

Advised clients on design choices, suggesting adjustments to improve visual impact and print quality while considering cost-effective solutions. Translated client ideas and requirements into creative and visually appealing designs that effectively conveyed their messages and aligned with their branding.

2005-2006 

Publishing House “Forpost”

Graphic Designer

2003-2005 

Advertising Agency “PromArt”

Jr. Graphic Designer

Designed on regular basis an advertising weekly magazine "Forpost". Assisted in maintaining the print shop's equipment, including troubleshooting minor technical issues with printers and ensuring proper calibration for accurate color reproduction.

Presented design concepts to clients, incorporating feedback and making necessary revisions to achieve final approved designs. Created custom promotional materials with client's branding such as stationary, wall and table calendars, daily planners and etc.

2003-2005 

Publishing House “Asia Mix”

Jr. Graphic Designer

Worked with Senior Designer to designed travel magazine "Asia Mix" on monthly bases. Collaborated with the production team and print technicians to oversee the printing process, ensuring that the final printed materials matched the approved designs and met quality standards.

Contact

Contact

Please feel free to contact me using the form below, or you may e-mail me at novapencildesign@gmail.com 

Instagram's DM's are welcomed as well.

Mississauga, ON,  Canada

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