Catarina Claeson
Illustration, Sweden
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Brief Summary
Independent illustrator who enjoys working with companies who see the importance of creativity and visual communication and want to keep expanding in this area.

- highly creative thinking combined with technical skills, both digital and by hand.

- Good social skills and used to communicate with people of different cultural backgrounds.

- Quick and efficient in illustrative work and can solve problems and see the whole picture without missing out on the details.

- Sharp color matching sense when it comes to anything from 2D illustrations to whole 3D interiors. 
Reader's Digest Association
New York University
Banafshe Schippel, Ltd
Bridgewater Design, Inc.
D. Lundy Design
Urban Attutudes, LLC.

Professional Experience
Freelance designer
November 2011 – March 2012 (5 months)Stockholm, Sweden
Freelancing as a graphic artist where I design marketing materials for courses and trips organized by Apps&Pads.

Urban Attitudes, LLC
September 2007 – May 2011 (3 years 9 months)
- Responsible for most of the artwork done in the company. 

- Worked closely with the sales team, providing them with digital renderings of accessories in order to clarify for our clients what a finished product could look like. 

- Designed textile patterns for several accessory collections. 

- Participated in product development with the sales people. 

- Put together catalogues and presentations.

- Was responsible for all product photography. 

- Prepared sketches and spec drawings for production in China.

- Did trendspotting and research about the accessory- and fashion industry.

- Made many hand made mock-ups of new products.

- Was partly responsible for research and purchasing of materials for certain products.

Freelance print designer
Banafshe Schippel, Ltd
May 2011 – November 2011 (7 months)
Designed new print designs on regular basis, to be sold to various companies on trade shows.

Freelance Illustrator
D.Lundy Design
September 2010 – November 2010 (3 months)
Created illustrations and textile designs with seasonal motives for different home fashion products.

Surface designer, Surtex
Bridgewater Designs, Inc.
May 2010 – May 2010 (1 month)
Designed several prints for textil- and home décor industry. All the following prints were represented for sale at Surtex and Printsource 2009-2011.

Book maker
Reader's Digest Association
November 2008 – December 2008 (2 months)
Made display books for book fairs.

Citi Habitats
August 2007 – September 2007 (2 months)
Shot pictures of real estate property for online publications in New York Times Real Estate section.

Freelance illustrator
New York University
July 2007 – September 2007 (3 months)
Did illustrations for a research project for a dissertation in sociology. 
Awards and Recognition
- Became a member at Society of Illustrators, Feb 2010

- Parsons Illustration Senior Show
Art Directors Club, New York, Spring 2007

- Moleskin Sketchbook Exhibition
Art Directors Club, New York, Spring 2007

- Florencimiento Exhibition, Florence, Italy. Spring 2006

- Dean's Scholarship, Parsons School of Design
Awarded Fall and Spring 2003
Fall and Spring 2004

- Had a piece on display at Liljevalchs Youth Spring Exhibition 2001 

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