Graphic Designer
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Location: New York, NY, United States
School: Parsons School of Design
Major: Communication Design

Graphic Designer

Helen Kim

EDUCATION
Parsons School of Design, New School University, New York, NY
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design, May 2005

SKILLS
Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, In-Design, Quark, Microsoft Office

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Founder & Creative Director, March 2014-Present
Pure Paper NY, New York
- Founder and creative director at Pure Paper NY., a stationery and party goods brand represented in an Etsy shop.
- Currently illustrating & designing products, managing Etsy shop, and creative directing the brand.

Part-Time Graphic Designer, January 2010-May 2010
Skip Hop, New York
- Optimized the image production process by aligning different brand objectives among the photographers, creative artists, production managers and freelancers.
- Designed homepage graphic slides for website displaying current products from inception to graphics, and concept.
- Responsible for designing monthly e-blast for clients and creating promotional marketing material such as Powerpoint presentations, event cards, and magazine ads.
- Performed photo retouching for product and lifestyle shots.

Project Manager of Image Production, January 2007-April 2008
Delia’s Inc, New York
- Optimized the image production process by aligning different brand objectives among the photographers, creative artists, production managers and freelancers.
- Responsible for managing team of in-house freelancers and creative designers for Alloy brand which resulted in increased steady workflow and project priority.
- Overhauled the process of production workflow to deliver 50% higher results through the coordination of daily status meetings to expel inefficiencies, report outstanding projects and track daily progress to senior management.
- Actively promoted a constructive team setting by offering team members opportunities to work across departments and experience new responsibilities in areas such as web design, layout design, and digital photo assistance.

Print Production Graphic Designer, November 2005-January 2007
Delia’s Inc, New York
- Designed all page layouts, promotions, order form, and related materials for fashion catalog.
- Designed weekly product-based e-mails and all related promotional materials.

FREELANCE EXPERIENCE
Freelance Collateral & Web Page Designer, June 2010-December 2011
Poochclub, New York
- Assisted in developing concepts and designing web pages.
- Designed hang tags for dog bedding and duvet covers.
- Designed company stationery for cover letters and mailing labels for product packaging.

Freelance Graphic Designer, June 2009-December 2009
Comco Metal Corp, New York
- Redesigned and created a design solution to improve the appearance of an existing product catalog.
- Contributed to the improved design through re-photographing products, implementing clean typography and using modern graphics.

graphic designer, part time, remote, contract, freelance