GRAPHIC ARTIST | Graphic Designer | Layout Designer
Expertise bringing product lines to life visually, digitally, experientially, and physically through concept-driven ideas. Specializations include technical expertise, fashion, trends, event experiences, logos and innovative prototypes. Recognized for superior quality with ability to create new ideas and expertly craft into visuals. Competencies:Graphic Design Creativity
Photo Restoration Quality
Color Expertise Training
Drawing / Painting Cost Savings
Attention to Detail Process Optimization
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Freehand, Microsoft Office, Quick Base, Power Point
Digital file conceptualizing and construction
PORTFOLIO ------------/olgapolnerPROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
American Greetings Corporation, Inc., Cleveland OH 2000 to 2019
Creator and manufacturer of innovative social expression products, including greeting cards, party goods, gift wrap, electronic greetings, and character licensing with sales of over $2 B.
Technical Graphic Specialist, Digital Graphic Services Department
Performed a variety of roles in digital graphics production.
Performed file pre-press quality control for greeting cards and non-card products including giftware, stickers and packaging eliminating documentation and digital errors and preventing waste of resources.
Placed correct retail label information on products for sale transactions to occur smoothly.
Created templates for employees to use to ensure proper retail label placement on gift bag products.
Corrected color artwork for cards, RGB to CMYK conversions to assure accuracy between the original artwork and printed products increasing overall quality of printed cards.
Worked on caption locator construction providing clear navigation of consumers through retail space.
Trained co-workers on performing work routines. Wrote step by step process instructions for staff.
Created a naming convention to identify and store templates for caption locators enabling faster and more efficient file construction for caption locators.
Assisted in making caption locator process paperless saving cost of resources.
Adjusted the process of outsourcing non-card products to paperless reducing processing time, saving supplies and storage space.
Olga Design (Freelance Designer) 1999 to Present
Provides graphic and craftwork for small business and individuals.
Designed posters, flyers, logos, business cards, brochures, ads and other printed materials
Conducted photo retouching and restoration.
Designed stage decorations and costumes for an amateur theater, jewelry and plush toys.
Mosdos Press, Home and school reading programs. University Heights, OH
Layout designer of the literature textbook Mosdos Press Literature. Journeys, Level One.
Created typesetting and various illustrations using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
Jewish Music Theater Migdal-Or, Odessa, Ukraine
Costume Designer, Dressmaker
Conceptualized and created costumes for dancing and vocal groups of the theater
CUYAHOGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Highland Hills, OH
Associate of Applied Business, Commercial Art and Graphic Design, Summa Cum Laude,
TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL SCHOOL, Odessa, Ukraine
Fashion Designer and Tailor, Diploma with Honors; Dressmaker, Diploma with Honors
Trend Focus Group Member (American Greetings Inc.)
Certificate: Coursera online course authorized by National Research Tomsk State University, Presentation skills: Designing Presentation Slides (December, 2020)
Color Management and Color Theory
Press sheets reviews
Understanding Correlation Between Digital Imaging and Final Printed Product
Webinar on OS-X automation
Layout and Font selection tips
Online course Photoshop CC Essential TrainingOnline course Illustrator CC Essential Training
WORKSHOP AND ARTWORK PARTICIPATION
Creating mixed media dolls
AG ART GALLERY SHOW EXHIBITS
CGS department show
Loch Ness Monster
Christmas Art and Crafts Show
Russian (fluent), Ukrainian, Hebrew (beginner)