I have 18 years of design and art direction experience with major design companies and TV stations as creative director, art director and designer in Europe, Asia, Australia and the U.S. As a designer, I have worked on a wide variety of briefs, designing and producing branding, motion graphic design, website design and print for large international networks, non-profits and design companies including the BBC, Star TV and Cartoon Network. As an art director, I have managed teams of in-house and freelance designers and developed and directed visual branding. My strongest skills are in concept, design and art direction of cutting edge graphics. I have good communication skills and the proven ability to manage people and design projects within tight deadlines. My design education at the BAUHAUS University in Germany has given me the fundamentals for my design approach and through working on four different continents I understand how differences in culture can impact design success and how to use this for my clients.
ART DIRECTION: Supported and guided design process of in-house designers (while managing design team at Star TV, Hong-Kong; KWMC; and High Noon Entertainment, Denver and Rocky Mountain Institute & Carbon War Room Boulder).
MANAGEMENT: Managed design teams for major projects (e.g. branding of JagranTV India) and coordinated clients needs. Completed supervision and project management training.
Successfully organized, prioritized and managed over 200 projects in a deadline-driven environment as head of design at KWMC, Bristol.
7 years marketing, online, print and TV project management experience. Completed supervision and project management training.
APPLICATIONS: 12 years extensive experience with planning and producing projects in In Design, Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator, Adobe XD, Power Point Microsoft office software as well as 3-d Studio Max, Cinema4D, Macromedia Director, Adobe Premiere, Sound Edit and Dreamweaver.
PRESENTATION: Proven ability in communicating and presenting ideas and proposals to clients and in leading design talks and work shops and presentations (RMI/CWR).
Significant international exposure through both professional career and personal travels.
NEW BUSINESS/MARKETING: Developed successful marketing strategy and new client base of 32 organizations from scratch for Knowle West Media Center.
BUDGETING: Budgeting and account management including preparation of quotes, invoices and budget analyzing.
MORE Skills: Brand Development, Graphic Design, Info-graphics, Apparel/ Fashion Design, UX/UI Design, Event/ Trade Show/ Design, Social Media Campaigns, Photography, Advertising, Magazine Design, Digital Design & Strategy, HTML E-mail Design, Animation/TV, Art Direction, Team Management/ Mentoring/ Leadership Project Management, Recruiting/ Training Staff, Freelancer/Vendor Management
Promax India Silver Award: for POGO ID‘s
BDA Europe Gold Award: for program package called Voxtours on VOX
BDA international Silver: for the design of the complete SAT1 package
Award Enterprise IG: Annual Design award for WPP Corporate Identity