About

 
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nina faelnar. 
graphic designer.

 

career objective

Currently seeking a Graphic Design position that challenges, and produces work that matters.  
I am an efficient individual and a self-learner who  enjoys multifaceted roles across project management, print and digital design.


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Digital Designer, Allure Media
March 2016 — present

Skills/Responsibilities

  • Brand development for Allure Media and publications:
    POPSUGAR, Business Insider, Gizmodo, Kotaku, ShopStyle, Who What Wear,
    MyDomaine, Byrdie, and newly introduced Kin Community.
  • The production of digital advertising assets for scheduled ad runs on our websites: POPSUGAR, Business Insider, Gizmodo, Kotaku, Lifehacker, Who What Wear,
    My Domaine, Byrdie and ShopStyle.
  • The production of creative artwork from concept to polished work. 
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving of digital assets for
    final placement on Sizmek ad-servers. 
  • Sourcing and liaising with external suppliers on the production of
    large print runs and signage. 
  • The production of internal document templates and customer-directed
    EDM templates to increase workplace efficiency. 

Graphic Designer, Indigoblu
July 2013 — March 2016

Skills/Responsibilities

  • Researching and analysing user and business interaction for web development projects. 
  • Producing User Interface designs for web development projects.
  • Creating original artwork for marketing and corporate collateral across various formats such as print, video, animation, and web.
  • Video-editing and creating animations
  • Creating, redesigning and content population on Content Management Systems
    such as Wordpress and Magento 
  • Managing online databases and calculators for clients.
  • Attending to sharp deadlines and completing projects  prior to due dates

Freelance Graphic Designer / Illustrator
January 2011 — December 2015
Clients include; JK Films, Tattooink.tv, Vibewire and Stylestalker

Skills/Responsibilities

  • Creating original illustrations for print, web and multimedia, including editorial
  • Creating promotional and marketing collateral
  • Assisting in and producing marketing collateral
  • Image retouching for lookbooks
  • Apparel design

skills and competencies


hobbies & interests

  • Health & Fitness
  • Japanese studies
  • Photography

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Design Studies
Western Sydney University
2010 — 2013
Course GPA 5.625
 


achievements

Allure Media & Publications Brand Strengthening
Brand Strategy, May 2016

Previous to 2016, Allure Media did not have a strong identity which I saw as an opportunity to develop, as these publications were yet to ‘ground’ themselves within the Australian market. I established structure within the Allure Media brand, by setting up the first official Allure Media Brand & Style guide specifying logo usage and implementation, official typography, colour swatches and collateral branding for the company and for all publications. I streamlined this across all internal and external collateral.

James Hardie™  USA Email Program 
User Experience, January 2016

Researched and planned an administrative online tool that collates James Hardie™ users’ project data for reporting. The client was happy with the low-fidelity wireframes as it incorporated all their concerns. This project is ongoing.

Coming of Age Exhibition
The Black Penny ( Surry Hills), December 2013

Held a solo exhibition showcasing my digital illustrations on T-Shirts, Skateboards and Prints.