Tania Sosiak

Freelance Graphic Designer & UX Designer

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Location:United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/taniasosiak
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Kudos
4.5
2 Skills
$50
Rate/Hr
Tania Sosiak
705 Kipling Dr. Newberry, SC 29108 (803) 597-0836
Email: tania.sosiak@gmail.com
taniasosiak.com

PROFILE
UX Designer, Social Media, Graphic Designer, Industrial Designer, Illustrator, Professor, User interface design, Integrated multiplatform mobile application, Work flows for advance mobile applications, Marketing and Branding

EDUCATION
UCLA UX Design 2014
N.C. State University M.I.D. - Industrial Design 1996
N.C. State University Graduate Studies in Textile/Apparel Manufacturing 1993-94
Syracuse University B.F.A. - Advertising Design 1988

EMPLOYMENT
Creative Director 1/03 - Present
CREATIVE THINKTANK – Newberry, SC
•Design and develop conceptual diagrams, wireframes, detailed visual mockups, click-throughs, and prototypes for UX design
•Fluency in best practices for web-based information architecture and design, as well as strong knowledge of usability principles and techniques
•Expert in branding and identity, product development, packaging, visual collateral and web design
• Developed marketing and publicity strategy including press releases, media kits, fundraising collateral, and event planning
• Designed social media strategy for social media outposts such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and WordPress
•Fluency in best practices for web-based information architecture and design, as well as strong knowledge of usability principles and techniques

Associate Professor of Graphic Design and Social Media 8/03 - present
NEWBERRY COLLEGE – Newberry, SC
• Developed entire curriculum for new social media and graphic design major
• Fielded media interviews for new Social Media major including Huffington Post, USATODAY and NPR
• Taught varied courses including all levels of graphic and web design, branding, social media, mobile marketing and UX design

Creative Director 1/02 - 12/02
UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS – Irving, TX
• Oversaw all creative direction of all University collateral, alumni magazine, annual report, University web site and $35 million capital campaign material.
• Instituted new protocols and graphic standards for the University
• Maintained all departmental budgets
• Hired and evaluated all departmental staff
• Instituted and developed internship program

Creative Director 4/00 - 12/01
TWO DOG STUDIOS – Dallas, TX
• Restructured departmental productivity flow and schedule
• Developed branding, identity, visual collateral, event planning, and photo shoots
• Developed a long-term plan of action to improve moral, productivity and retention

Creative Services Manager 10/98 - 4/00
UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS – Irving, TX
• Managed all university print production
• Oversaw all development of promotional and marquis collateral

Contract Art Director 2/98 - 10/98
BLANFORD AIKENS ADVERTISING AGENCY – Dallas, TX
• Created entire advertising campaigns.
• Repositioned companies in the marketplace using print, billboard, website, and direct mail.
• Launched new product to market through press releases, and marketing development
• Developed brand and identity through interpretation of demographic studies

Exhibit Designer 7/96 - 2/98
FREEMAN EXHIBIT COMPANY – Dallas, TX
• Designed custom trade show exhibits and corporate training facilities through CAD and
3-D drawing and rendering programs.
• Developed multimedia and marketing literature for corporate sales department.

Freelance Graphic and Industrial Designer 1/96 - 5/88
Designer – Raleigh, NC
• Designed housing for surgical sterilization unit used in operating rooms
• Designed corporate identity, graphics and packaging for microbrewery concept
• Created identity, menu design, and overall branding for new restaurant concept
• Sourced all manufacturing processes and costs

Research Scholar 5/93 - 1/94
[TC]2 NATIONAL APPAREL RESEARCH CENTER – Cary, NC
• Participated in joint project with The National Labs to develop a fabric defect
detection system
• Led seminars on manufacturing plant design, site planning and National Labs related project
• Conducted manufacturing time studies

SOFTWARE
Adobe Creative Suite
Prototyper Pro
Axure
WordPress
Form-Z
Strata
Microsoft Office
HTML
CSS

LANGUAGES
Ukrainian (fluent)
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
UX Design