Kate Chin
Graphic Design, United States
 
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Contact details
10509 Cooper Hill Dr.
Austin, TX 78756
USA
Tel: 512 773.1165
Brief Summary
K A T E C H I N
10509 Cooper Hill Dr. Austin, TX 78758 512.773.1165
k8_chin@creativek8designs.com

http://www.creativek8designs.com/

EXPERIENCE /
B U R N T H E BO X / C R E A T I V E K 8 D E S I G N S Austin, TX
April 2003 - Present

C R E A T I V E D I R E C T O R /
Guided the creative direction of client projects and contribute to the development of compelling user experiences for projects delivered on time and on budget. Main focus was to become a beacon of creative energy with the mission of inspiring creative ideas in others.

RESPONSIBILITIES /
• Lead the development of creative concepts that speak to the client's and end user's goals by facilitating brainstorming sessions and working closely with clients and creative teams.
• Extracted creative thoughts and ideas from internal and client teams.
• Deliver creative briefs according to project schedules that communicate creative concepts clearly and reflect the value proposition of sites and concepts.
• Participate in client meetings and pitch creative concepts to clients on behalf of the design team.
• Provide constructive feedback to designers and team members in a sensitive and motivating way.
• Ensure creative concepts delivered to clients are in line with client's expectations and the target audience.
• Drive the constant evolution of Burn the Box design techniques.
• Research and utilize innovative design and creative concepts.
• Contribute new sources of creative inspiration to the design team on the whole.
• Contribute to the branding of Burn the Box and related internal projects as needed.
• Act as company advocate and embody the Burn the Box values: people, passion, creativity, fun and excellence.
• Diffuse problems and put forward solutions that are in the best interest of the company and employees.
• Participate in ongoing special projects in support of Burn the Box environment and strategic plans.
EXPERIENCE /
F E E D B A C K M A G A Z I N E Austin, TX
April 2000 - April 2003
G R A P H I C & W E B D E S I G N E R /
• Provided creative support in web, print, page layout, production, and flyer design for events.
• Responsible for creating concepts, execute designs and maintaining design concepts through all phases of a project.
• Designed and constructed multi-media presentations for the web that incorporate graphic user interface (GUI) features and other techniques.

EXPERIENCE /
W O M E N & T H E I R W O R K A R T G A L L E R Y Austin, TX
April 2000 - 2003

D E S I G N I N T E R N /
• Performed competitive research and analysis.
• Maintained budget and resourced for a non-profit gallery.
• Assisted with office procedures for memberships, project evaluations, and exhibits.
• Participate in client meetings and pitch creative concepts to clients on behalf of the design team.
• Contributed in grant writing, membership, sponsorships, and donations.
• Accountable for secretarial and volunteer coordination.


SKILLS & EXPERIENCE /

• Five years experience as a Creative Director in working with print and digital media. Two years experience as a Creative Director in the web industry
• Experience leading creative teams with a demonstrated understanding of how to provide constructive feedback while continuing to inspire creative thought
• Extensive experience working with clients including pitching and selling concepts as well as managing client expectations
• Demonstrated knowledge of information and interaction design including site architecture, user interfaces and navigation schemes
• Experience combining business and creative goals when creating a unique design solution
• Strong communication and problem solving skills and the ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment

EDUCATION /

SOUTHWEST STATE UNIVERSITY San Marcos, Texas
PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN New York, New York

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design, 2001.

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS Austin, Texas
Masters of Design, pending 2006.

SKILLS /
Adobe In Design 2.0, Illustrator 10, Photoshop 7.0, Quark XP 6.0, Macromedia MX Suite: Dreamweaver MX, Fireworks MX, Flash MX & Professional, Freehand MX, and Microsoft Office. Proficient in Macintosh platform, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and Action script 2.0.

LANGUAGE/
Fluent in English, Chinese, and Spanish. Completed 9 hrs of French.

REFERENCES/
Upon Request.
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