I have a passion for visual design and creating the perfect blend of multimedia for clients. I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Albania for 27 months, am a typography enthusiast and was a 4-year college basketball player.
I have been to 25 different countries and love learning about new cultures. I can speak two other languages fluently: Albanian and HTML5/CSS.
Strengthened my skills in photography, videography, web design, user experience and content strategy. Worked with my peers and individually to produce interactive projects.
Developed a strong understanding for communication and marketing theory. Expanded my skills as a graphic designer, including learning the importance of hand and computer skills.
Most recent and relevant work experiences
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Worked locally in North Carolina as well as in Havana, Cuba on a team, to produce an interactive online presence of Old Havana's restoration initiatives. Responsibilities included managing creative workflow of all team members and personally producing high standards of creative output. RestoreOldHavana.org
Collaborated regularly with local organizations and international NGOs on project implementation, branding, social media marketing strategies and strategic planning. Lived and worked in the Municipality of Bajram Curri, a town of 5,000 residents in northern Albania. Lead a nation wide Gender Development documentary series, representing Albanian's opinions on gender roles. Barazia Gjinore YouTube | BaraziaGjinore.com
Produced projects for clients ranging from small non-profits to contracted work for large media agencies. Photography, graphic design, web development, videography and social media strategies are services that I have provided for clients.
Worked as a team to create awareness of the mission of Habitat for Humanity through implementing a marketing plan. Developed print pieces and designed a billboard for the Restore, Habitat for Humanity's discount furniture store.
I believe that my design skills will solve communication problems through intuitive visual design. Accompanied with various multimedia skills, I provide clients with relatable visual elements that represent their individual brand.
My background in print and layout design has sharpened my eye for detail in creating online graphics. I have worked with a range of clients, including non-profits, large corporations and individual branding.
Producing responsive websites that work well across browsers and through all devices (desktop, tablet & smart phone) is key to web development. I work side by side with clients, producing user friendly sites that communicate the clients visual identity.
Storyboarding is a beginning part of every design process and I understand the importance of sketching and organizing content. Proficient in research, storyboarding, as well as shooting and editing videos for the web.
I understand the process of usability testing and the importance of knowing your audience. I have used paper prototyping, usability testing and heat mapping software to conduct user experience on various projects.
Software: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Wordpress, Coda & Microsoft Office.
I can develop websites on Wordpress modifications or through HTML/CSS. I understand the importance and have experience in mobile and responsive web design.
My eye for detail allows me to produce high quality print pieces, ranging from branding, page layout and book cover design.
My skill set allows for high production of infographics and web graphics. My visual aesthetic is clean and intuitive.
What started as a hobby has proved to add yet another tool in my interactive media tool belt. Travel photography fueled my passion to show people's stories through the lens of my camera.
I am skilled in videography, shooting on location as well as editing in post. I have completed projects for clients ranging from small non-profits to a nation wide short documentary series.
Here's my online portfolio, displaying some of the best works I have produced.
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Single Bros. Bar Mobile Site
Developed a mobile website for a local bar in Downtown Winston-Salem. Most traffic was coming from mobile users, looking for the location or contact information of the establishment.View my process Mobile Jquery version
Creative Director for interactive website
Acted as the Creative Director on a team. Responsibilities in included managing creative production of all team members and producing high quality deliverables.
Personally produced logo, all branding concepts, web graphics, infographics and behind the scenes videos.View Website View Videos View Infographics
Layout & design for various clients
Designed infographics for various clients, including the NCRPCVoutreach.com and RestoreOldHavana.org.View my process
A range of branding and layout
Represented the identity of the client, developed layout for print pieces and created a cohesive brand for all pieces.
Rebranded and developed a web presence for a national non-profit in Albania
Rebranded, developed and designed a web presence as well as a social media campaign for Barazia Gjinore, a gender and development non-profit in Albania.View Website View YouTube Site View Facebook
Developed rebranding strategies for various clients
Rebranded various non-profit clients, allowing them to present themselves in a way that reflects their company.View Website
Developed social media strategies for various clients
Rebranded various non-profit clients, allowing them to present themselves in a way that reflects their company.Mickey & Co. Hair Designs Gender Development SOGAL La Habana Vieja
Currently looking to relocate and searching for a full-time position as graphic designer. Taking inquiries for freelance design, videography and photography clients.