Ex pe ri ence

  • Cogora – Ldn

    Mid-Weight Designer

    January 2018 — September 2018

    At Cogora I had the opportunity to work as a mid-weight designer on projects for internal and external clients in the healthcare sector. These projects ranged from print to interactive. The print projects were mostly related to communications for events for people working in the healthcare sector like nurses and managers. The interactive projects involved designing responsive websites and designing and coding email communications. Designing responsive websites consisted of interacting with stakeholders andliaising with developers on topics like feasibility. I have had the opportunity to work with a ux designer and use their expertise and learning from them. Later I have also had the opportunity to consult on websites that were being designed by other members of the design team which included senior and junior members of the team.

  • thePrintSpace – Ldn

    Freelance Graphic Designer

    March 2017 — June 2017

    As a freelance designer my projects included working on digital projects as well as print communications for internal clients including thePrintSpace

  • Verve – Ldn

    Mid-Weight Designer

    January 2014 — December 2016

    At Verve my main area of focus is the design and development of emails, surveys, micro-sites and responsive community panels sites (desktop and/or mobiles) used for market research. It also involves creating print-based communications that supports these community panels that varied from simple to complex illustrative infographics, informative booklets, and the occasional logo design for community panels. Besides client work this position also involves developing in-house projects including the design of tools, Verve website, designing and occasionally animating recruitment banners, illustrations for wall decorations, and writing brand guidelines, and give courses to help non- designers understand these guidelines better.

  • Spin internet media – Cur

    Web / Interactive Designer

    March 2010 – December 2011

    My role of print and interaction designer at Spin as one of the lead designers started with the discussion of the timeline, concept and then designing of websites. Another aspect of my role included working on in-house projects; Spin brand development which consisted of redesigning their site, illustration of wall graphics and promotional material as well as the occasional guidance of design interns. At a later stage as an interactive designer at Spin I got the opportunity to learn and apply front- development skills (html, css, and a little jquery).

  • Draft FCB – A'dam

    Junior Designer

    September 2008 – February 2009

    My work at Draft FCB in Amsterdam covered both online and offline platform and it included branding, design websites and the occasional print work for Dutch commercial organizations. It also involved working on arts/cultural project: De Uitkijk.

  • Draft FCB – NY

    Design Intern – Junior Interactive Designer

    August 2007 – July 2008

    I briefly worked as an intern (one month) then as a junior designer interactive department at Draft FCB New York. There I had the opportunity to work on several global client accounts in a very collaborative environment. It included brainstorming and creating concepts, designing and delivering assets to development team for rich media projects as well as websites. Besides working in the interactive department I occasionally was on loan to print department.

  • Design Center Ringling – Srq

    Design Intern

    Fall 2016

    As an intern at the Design Center, a fairly exclusive in-house design department, at Ringling College of Art and Design I started from the research and concept stage to designing the identity and created collateral material for the Hermitage Artist Retreat.

  • Lekkerwerken – De

    Design Intern

    Summer 2006

    As an intern at Lekkerwerken I got the opportunity to work on internal projects (some zany illustrations that visualized their core competencies) and client projects which included research, branding web design as well as developing my flash animation skills

  • Design Center Ringling – Srq

    Student Assistant

    Summer – Fall 2005

    The student assistant position included a combination of organizational duties like preparing submissions for competitions and designing work for admissions (based on existing designs created by senior level students) and for the Selby Gallery.

  • Teen Program Ringling – Srq

    Teacher Assistant

    Summer 2005

    As a teacher assistant I taught and guided summer program students from age 8 to 17 in their Photoshop and Web Design/Development courses. Both courses covered learning software skills that the students needed for their final output.

E d u ca tion

  • London College of Communication – Ldn

    Master of Art – Graphic Design

    January 2012 – December 2013

    The program initially focussed on research methods and gathering visual research and forming a critical position on the areas of research. This was followed by proposing, defining and the execution of a major project. For my major project area I mainly researched how interactive media could be used to effectively educate in a more engaging manner. And how researching existing visual materials (mainly campaigns and user generated content) can inform style, structure, feeling and enhance an interactive experience particularly coral reefs.

  • Ringling College of Art and Design – Srq

    Bachelor of Fine Art

    September 2003 – May 2007

    The Graphic and Interactive Communication is 4 year practice-led course where I further developed design software skills, learned fundamentals of design like layout, typography, history, concept development as well as how to adapt and apply these skills to different medias. During those four years I have received two nominations and one win (a collaborative project) for the Best of Ringling Show award and was featured in the CMYK magazine for my design work.

  • Art Institute Online (Division of Pittsburgh)

    Diploma – Digital Design

    September 2002 – December 2004

    This was a course with emphasis on fundamentals of digital design and software skills.

  • Skills

    • Adobe Creative Cloud

    • Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver

    • advanced
    • Language

    • Dutch, Papiamentu, English
    • fluent
    • Spanish
    • novice
    • Development

    • HTML 2, 3
    • intermediate - advanced
    • Jquery, Php, D3
    • novice
    • Framework

    • Bootstrap
    • intermediate
  • Honors & Awards

    • Best of Ringling Show

    • Ringling College of Art and Design
    • win
    • Best of Ringling Show

    • Ringling College of Art and Design
    • nominated
    • President's list

    • Ringling College of Art and Design
    • Work displayed in

    • CMYK - Design magazine
    • Work displayed in

    • Typographic systems by Kimberly Elam