Christina Bellaro

Qualifications Profile

  • Accomplished and multitalented senior Graphic Designer with over 15 years of experience in marketing and print design. Four years of experience as a Social Media Marketing Coordinator including developing original content, increasing web traffic by creating broader marketing strategies.
     
  • Skilled in translating subject matter into concrete designs for a wide range of marketing, promotional, and informational materials.
     
  • Exceptional collaborative and communication skills with ability to build rapport with clients, driving successful product life cycles and coordinating graphical and design changes, from conception to completion.
     
  • Excels within deadline-driven environments, operating within budgets and maximizing resources.
     
  • Fluent in English and professional work proficiency in French. Ability to work with collateral in the following languages: French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Dutch.
     
  • Experience spanning a broad range of industries including: fiance, pharmaceuticals, technology, fitness, event planning, greeting cards and high end retail.

 

Print

PHOTOGRAPHY

WEB & Multimedia

  • Brochures & Newsletters, Sell Sheets
  • Logos & Business Cards
  • Posters & Post Cards
  • Sales/Marketing Materials
  • Collages
  • Product Shots
  • Retouching
  • Photograph Restoration
  • Web Site Design
  • Web Banner Creation
  • Power Point Presentations
  • Social Media
  • Blogs
 

Professional Experience


 

CREATIVE SERVICES LEAD
IPC SYSTEMS, INC., Murray Hill, NJ, August 2016 – Present

  • Designed the invitations, signage and the event presentation for a product launch at the Rainbow Room in NYC and also at the Plaisterers' Hall in London, England. Helped coordinate the two events with the event planners, designed a step and repeat for a photograph backdrop. Coordinated the audio-visual presentation with the onsite AV team at the Rainbow Room.
     
  • Manage weekly social media calendar with marketing department and public relations firm. Create daily graphics for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn using Adobe Photoshop.
     
  • Create hero banners, web sliders and other graphics for IPC website. Post marketing collateral, blogs, white papers and press releases to IPC website using WordPress.
     
  • Design posters, ads, marketing collateral, and PowerPoint presentations.
     
  • Work closely with the Vice President of Global Marketing for all social media, advertisements, email campaigns, and collateral creation support for the Sales department.

 


 

Graphic Designer and Marketing Coordinator,  February 2017 – June 2017
Power Stretch Studios, Westfield, NJ

Scheduling social media posts for (2) Facebook accounts, (1) Instagram account, (1) Twitter account

  • Creating a promotional marketing plan every 6 months
  • Creating social media and printable graphics to match each promotion
  • Graphic design creation of monthly newsletters to clients and business partners; design of banners, brochures, business cards, and other marketing material, creation of flyers for events and in studio signage.
     

Key Achievements:

  • Increased traffic to website and social media accounts by 500% in first month of employment and continues to grow.

 


Meeting Logistics, New Providence, NJ
Graphic Designer, 2013 – 2016

  • Designed print and web-based newsletter, created social media marketing and executed engagement plans, and wrote blogs for the company web site.
     
  • Managed daily social media community communication by moderating—on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Pinterest.
     
  • Assisted with managing the company web site and blogs, including writing.
     
  • Created quotes, sales orders and invoices for promotional products division of company. Created presentations and product mockups for clients.

Key Achievements:

  • Supported company’s marketing efforts by researching promotional products utilizing a specialized software program, and developed mock-ups, presentations, proposals, quotes, sales materials and purchase orders. 

 


Designer Greetings, Edison, NJ
Graphic Artist, 2011– 2012

  • Designed new greeting cards and treatment plates which involved embossing, spot uv, glitter, foil stamping and custom die cuts. Created unique typography and designed the cards’ interior with illustrations. Ensured files were prepared for production and mockups.

 


Quadriga Art/Innovaire, New York, NY
Graphic Designer, 2007– 2011

  • Constructed numerous direct mail packages, including designing and developing materials in collaboration with other staff. Packages were created for domestic and international non-profit organizations in a fast-paced environment within time constraints.  

Key Achievements:

  • Invented creative designs for envelope and box packaging, contributing to the marketing efforts and increasing the effectiveness of the direct mail campaign.

 


 

Education/Training

  • Graphic Design Degree - Algonquin College, Canada
     
  • Design - Baruch College, New York, NY
     
  • Fine Arts, Ottawa School of Art, Canada
     
  • Social Worker Degree (Dean's List) - Fleming College 

 

Training in Adobe Flash, Advanced Adobe InDesign, Typography Design, Photography, Oil & Acrylic Painting


 

Technical Proficiencies

Platforms:

  Windows 7/10, Macintosh OS X / 9

Software:

Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), Adobe Acrobat, WordPress, QuarkXPress, Visio, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint),

Drupal, WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest, Google + Business, Google Analytics, Hoote Suite, MailChimp, Constant Contact, SlideShow Pro Director, SharePoint