about me.

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    Hello! Thank you for visiting my portfolio.

     

    I am a highly creative and experienced graphic designer specializing in print, including retail and tradeshow graphics, print ads, direct mail, packaging and marketing collateral.
    I am flexible enough to handle any size project from conception through production, independently or as a team member.

    I excel and thrive under tight deadlines and heavy workloads and I have excellent trouble shooting skills and craftsmanship. I enjoy taking on challenges and am good at prioritizing and multi-tasking, while producing high quality work.

    Work History

    Sr. Graphic Designer | Petco Animal Supplies (January 2013 – present)
    I am currently holding the position as Senior Graphic Designer at Petco, where I am the lead designer for all new and remodel stores. I have designed sign kits for new Petco and Unleashed store models, which are being used in new and remodeled stores all over the US, Puerto Rico and Mexico, and am the go-to designer for all permanent in-store signage.

    Freelance Designer | Karin Rosenqvist Designs (Oct 2010 – Jan 2013)
    I was a full time freelancer with clients ranging from law firms, cosmetics companies and health clinics, to surf brands and restaurants. I developed identities and brand strategies, with an ability to adapt to a wide variety of clients, looks and needs. I have a record of meeting deadlines and always following through, and a history of good relationships with clients, print vendors and photographers. All my clients came to me by word of mouth.

    Graphic Designer & Illustrator | Murad (Nov 2007 – Aug 2010)
    I worked on packaging design, catalogs and brochures, and was the lead designer for Murad’s trade show graphics and all in-store merchandisers and displays at Ulta and Sephora. I also held the position as Murad’s illustrator, and created illustrations trademarked and published by Dr Murad and reprinted and distributed to Murad’s spa locations, health and education centers, both nationally and internationally. I worked closely with brand managers, photographers and print vendors, often assisting in photo shoots and supervising presschecks.

    Graphic Designer & Illustrator | Iden Cosmetics (May 2005 – Sept 2007)
    I art directed and designed several different products lines, and was the lead designer for trade show graphics, POP, brochures and in-store merchandisers. I also supervised photo shoots and presschecks.

    Graphic Artist | Dagens Industri (1998 – 2003) Daily Swedish Newspaper
    I started my career as a graphic artist at this daily financial newspaper. I managed multiple projects in a very fast paced environment. The extremely tight deadlines taught me how to prioritize and still produce high quality work and to always – always – double check before it goes to print.

    Education

    OTIS College of Art and Design – course in Advanced Illustration, 2008

    The Bookshop – course in Advertisement and Creative Thinking, 2005 & 2007

    California State University Long Beach – Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, 2005

    Santa Monica College – Associate’s Art Degree, 2003

    BASIS School of Fine Arts – Stockholm, Sweden, 2000

    Folkuniversitetet – Fine Arts School, Stockholm, Sweden 1999

     

     

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