Olivia Darvas Novak – Graphic Designer, Creative Photography, Cover Imagery, Photo Editing
sample portfolio: http://web.mac.com/olivianovak
Providing professional top quality creative services for promotional and/or publishing needs.
Advance knowledge of print production, design, illustration, layout, photography, photo selecting and editing. Full working knowledge of computer equipment includes, scanners, printers, large format plotters and digital cameras. Use of graphic software on Mac or PC platform, Adobe Creative Suite CS 3,4 & 5, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Quark, MS Office and other software needed for design and production. Have extensive experience working in large and small art/marketing departments, with printers, writers, editors, account executives and marketing specialists (in-house and outside). Also have some non-profit project experience with-in Time-Warner / Aol.
JUNE 2011 - PRESENT
CONTRACTING & FREE-LANCING
JULY 2007 - JUNE 2011
GRAPHICS & MARKETING MANAGER
G&B WHOLESALERS INC, MIAMI, FL
Responsible for all promotional materials, branding and marketing for a chain of 11 home decor stores, plus a wholesale division. Materials include all advertisements for print, web, and other media (posters, signs and banners for stores and booth displays, flyers, e-mail promotions, web-site management and development, catalogs, photography plus management and editing of photos. Also independently worked with printers and marketing representatives of all media (magazines, newspapers, tv/cable, radio, e-mail campaigns, internet) for promotional needs and materials. Obtained best prices and negotiated contracts with media and vendors.
MAY 2000 - JUN 2005
WARNER BROS. PUBLICATIONS, MIAMI, FL
Leading print music publisher for the music industry Time-Warner / Warner Bros. Music owned and operated
Worked with editors, writers, marketing specialists, and in-house printers to design and produce music books - covering mainstream pop, rock, classical, country, religious and educational material. Educational learning system for PK - 12th Grade of work books and CDs / DVDs for students and teachers. All marketing materials for product and company were also designed in-house and included, product ads, newsletters, brochures, posters and banners for trade shows, labels and envelopes, packaging and more. Products were marketed for mainstream and educational markets.
NOV 1989 - FEB 2000
FINANCIAL DATA PLANNING CORP., MIAMI, FL
A leading developer of applications software for the life insurance and employee benefits industries
SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Produced the company’s product and corporate design needs from start to finish, working with printers, service bureaus, poster/banner and CD disc output services. Projects have included direct mail promo materials, product newsletters, brochures, annual reports, product packaging, product ads for numerous national trade magazines and trade show booth promo materials including posters and banners. Design and production of work was done in Quark, Photoshop, Illustrator, and a variety of 3D and special effects software.
ART INSTITUTE OF FORT LAUDERDALE, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Associate of Science Degree in Advertising Design
Continual education classes in Web Design and new software
PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS & SPECIAL INTERESTS
Professional interest in painting, drawing, illustration, and photography. Artwork has been displayed locally and internationally at Galleries and Exhibits receiving numerous awards and honors in various categories. Intrigued with the latest in computer and software technology related to the creative industry.