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LAUREN NICOLE RUSNAK

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4007 41st Ave South Minneapolis, MN 55406 612.285.7161

lauren@infraredstudio.com Professional multi-disciplinary, with twelve plus years of experience. Works objectively to deliver strategic ideas and to provide creative solutions. Experience spans print, multimedia, and photography, emphasizing the collaboration of various media.

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EXPERIENCE

Oct 2001 to 2006 | 2009 to Present

JEWELRY ARTIST/ INDEPENDENT DESIGN CONTRACTOR - INFRAREDSTUDIO As Jewelry Artist Various laser cut + fine jewelry product lines were created and sold at local and international boutiques, upscale art fairs (Edina, One of a Kind Chicago, Wayzata), and the Walker Art Center Jewelry Marts. Created marketing materials, produced online webstore, e-newsletter, styled + photographed all product. As Independent Contractor: March 2011 to Current

Web Producer - Capella University Jan 2011 to August 2011

Medsource International - Design , Photography , Web + Production Consultant Jan 2005 to August 2006

Target Corporate - ISM/Fashion Softlines Jan 2001 to August 2005

Freelance web designer /frontend developer + Graphic designer (see client listing below) Personal client work includes: Budget Living Magazine, Snowboardtours.com, The Cantina Restaurant (Aspen CO.), La Rosa Restaurant (Santa Rosa CA.), Compass Marketing, Joel Larson Photography, Brennan Photo, Ricksha Still and Motion, Singer - Sara Renner, Indulge Inc., and North Star Opera, North Star Rollergirls,Young Audiences of Minnesota.

October 2006 to March 2009

SENIOR DESIGNER- JOHN RYAN PERFORMANCE As Designer: Worked on projects ranging from touch screen interactive, marketing stategies, print collaterial, POS campaigns, motion graphic environmental design, product promotion. Client work includes: PNC Bank, Charter One, TCF, US Bank, Bank of America, Synovus, Valley National Bank

October 2000 to October 2001

DESIGNER - YAMAMOTO MOSS As Designer: Responsibilities included: design execution, print production, interactive design, digital asset management, photography, and photo assisting. Worked in collaborative teams to build YM marketing materials, corporate identities, packaging, and collateral systems. Participated in brand workshops. Created process for archiving and managing in-house photography. Client work includes: Lifetouch, Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Target, Department 56, Activision, Xcel Energy, Kansas City Union Station, Kodak, Procter & Gamble


EXPERIENCE

June 1999 to October 2000

WEB DESIGNER/PHOTOGRAPHER - AVEUS As Designer: Responsibilities included: leadership, design, illustration, and production coordination for a wide variety of projects. Projects ranged from high-profile web sites, print design, and animation to in-house promotional materials. Participated in the rebranding process for Aveus. Worked closely with the creative team to develop the company web site and promotional materials. Client work includes: Us Bank, Royal Caribbean, Community Channel, M&I Data/E-Pathways, D'Amico & Partners, D’Amico Catering, D’Amico Campiello, and Aveus’ public site. November 1998 to April 1999

FILM INTERN - GREER AND ASSOCIATES Responsibilities: Created motion graphics for clients such as Daviso and Radisson Hotels. Focus was based in broadcast design and video production.

SKILLS

Software: Adobe CS5 Suite, Nikon Camera Equipment, Microsoft Products, Dreamweaver, Image Ready, Flash, After Effects Technical: Skills include print, print production, illustration, typography, web, HTML, CSS, touchscreen Interactive, digital imaging, motion graphics, flash animation, interactive PDF’s, and e-newsletters, as well as a strong understanding of information architecture. Has familiarity with Wordpress, HTML5, and Java functionality. Photography: A skilled B/W and color photographer, with a specialized background in portrait and experimental photography. Highly experienced in digital photography and with the digital production process. Other: A strong team player and conceptual thinker, with objective approaches. Also focused, committed, and able to meet deadlines in fast-paced environments.

EDUCATION

BFA Interactive Multimedia, Minneapolis College of Art and Design 1999 Study abroad session, Burren College of Art and Design, Ballyvaughn, Ireland 1997 Early College program,The Kansas City Art Institute 1993 Early College program, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago 1992

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