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Nicola K. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Oct 22, 2013

Nicola K.

Smart design: studied, measurable & marketable!
   United States
  |   Medford, NJ
  |  8:38 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $16

Hello,
I'm a Freelance Graphic & Interactive Designer fresh from the Greater Philadelphia area, now residing in Istanbul, Turkey. I've been working as a professional designer since 1999 and bring; my traditional graphic design background, web development and direct marketing design leadership.

I've lead small design teams; worked within an agile development environment, worked as principal in-house graphic designer for a variety of companies and helped promote a wide variety of companies. I bring all of this expertise, plus my focus on...

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Portfolio

Nicola Koroglu is an accomplished graphic and interactive designer. RISD Grad...
http://www.nicola.is
Creative Concepts offered to Sweigart Photography. After some discussion around their...
http://www.sweigartphotography.com/
Sweigart Photography is a husband and wife team. They selected this logo from the...
It was important for the Sweigart Photograhy husband and wife team to also have a...
Sweigart Photograhy husband and wife team selected this logo from the creative concepts...
The Philadelphia Youth Network were in need of a new branding campaign and logo for use...
http://www.visionprojectphilly.com
I worked with PYN and after some discussions around look and feel, we settled on two...
http://visionprojectphilly.com
After much discussion and a few rounds of designs in developing this small photo...
http://www.lilacblossomphoto.com
This is the logo family; inline and stacked variations for use for branding the Lilac...
http://lilacblossomphoto.com
PYN needed a website to launch their social-network based project: The Vision Project....
http://visionprojectphilly.com
This microsite was designed for The Motley Fool's book promotion of "Warren...
http://fool.com/girl
NCRIC, Inc. was acquired by ProAssurance company, but before their sale the company...
Main concept of focus for NCRIC, Inc.
This small office in Lynchburg, VA needed a strong web presence that took them from...
In my 7 years with the company, I designed hundreds of online advertisements for The...
Online advertising designed & tested for all Motley Fool products on their sites...
With hand-drawn wire-framing and much discussion around prioritizing content,...
I prefer to do all my own wire-framing using traditional methods, back in the creative...
Designed for the opening of Bourbon Steak, Washington, D.C. Promotional bookmarks were...
Brochure design for the Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, D.C. Developed then later...
Booklet designed and distributed for LISC, Local Initiatives Support Corp. in...
The medical malpractice company, NCRIC, Inc. needed an attractive folder designed to...
One of several company newsletters redesigned and distributed for NCRIC, Inc. [now part...
This trifold accordion brochure was prepared for NCRIC, Inc. to promote the company's...
This is a frenchfold brochure on a letter-sized sheet, folded in half and half again....

Skills (10)

Tested
HTML5
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Dreamweaver
Internet Marketing
Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
Social Media Marketing
Google Analytics
Google AdSense
CSS

Service Description

Areas I specialize in include;
Print design: brochures, postcards, posters, direct mail, company stationary, reports, IR kits, etc.
Branding & Identity: branding audits/assesments, logo design
Interactive Design: jquery, flash, websites, microsites, UX design wireframing
Online Advertising: expando ads, banner ads
Cross-media marketing: email marketing, DRTV graphics, landing pages, etc.

I can take on projects big or small; please visit my site www.nicola.is and do not hesitate to request additional samples or ask questions!

Skills include:
traditional page layout,
logo design, typography, color theory,
web & 2-D design,
working with printers and other vendors on both MAC & PC
proficient with Adobe's Creative Suite,
hand-code validating, standards-based (X)HTML and CSS,
email client and browser compatibility,
mobile design
XML, ASP, PHP, Wordpress, Javascript, jQuery, embedding video and Flash.

Typical design requests [but not limited to]: Email Templates, Small Biz Websites, Branding Assessments/Logo Design, Brochures, Landing Pages, Print Advertising, Wireframes, Posters/Flyers, Direct Mail pieces, Investor Relations Kits, Reports, Real Estate Brochures, to name a few.

My goal is to apply my extensive professional experience to your business and broaden my reach through elance. When you hire me you can expect; total dedication to each and every project, fair rates based on the industry-standard AIGA/Aquent annual...

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Employment

The Creative Group: Philadelphia
Contract Graphic & Interactive Designer
2012 - Present
Philadelphia Youth Network, Vision Project: working remotely to design and develop website and branding for non-profit in Philadelphia. Also designed and printed brochure to promote site and...
Motley Fool
Design Contractor
2011 - Present
Working remotely to design and provide support for various departments within the company. Collaborating with the U.S., U.K. and Australian offices on marketing efforts for online and print projects.
Sweigart Photography
Logo Design
2012 - 2012
Branding assessment and logo design for photography studio in Collingswood, NJ.
Lilac Blossom Photography
Logo Design
2012 - 2012
Branding assessment, logo design and Facebook splash page for photography studio in Collingswood, NJ. www.lilacblossomphoto.com
Motley Fool
DRM Design Manager
2007 - 2011
Managed DRM Design team in U.S. with designer in the U.K. office. Design, publish, maintain and test marketing units of; landing pages, order pages, email campaigns, online advertising,...
The Anna Foundation For Inclusive Education
Freelance Graphic Designer
2010 - 2010
Several promotional print pieces [mailer & flyers] done for the non-profit in Medford, NJ.
Four Seasons Hotel - Washington, DC
Freelance: Marketing Materials
2009 - 2009
Designed various marketing materials for Director of Marketing. Bookmarks, Gift Shop Brochure.
Motley Fool
Online Designer - DRM Direct Response Marketing
2005 - 2007
Designer in DRM Design team collaborated with Marketing Managers, Copywriters and Tech to conceive, plan, and produce marketing materials in a beat the control environment. [Same details as Design...
NCRIC, Inc.
Graphics Specialist
2003 - 2005
Sole graphic designer in communications team, provided creative & technical support to company of 100+ employees in headquarters and subsidiary offices. www.ncric.com, www.consicare.com. Built...
DJS Enterprises - Alexandria, VA
Freelance: Graphic Design
2004 - 2004
Created tri-fold 4-color product brochure for local wine product distributor, for international distribution.
The Watergate Hotel - Washington, DC
Freelance: Graphic Design
2003 - 2003
Designed two large format posters for hotel guests announcing events. Also involved in hotel redesign of outdoor signage before hotel was sold.
Bel Canto Vocal Scholarship Foundation
Webmaster
2000 - 2003
www.belcantoscholarship.com Design, development and maintenance of site for national Opera scholarship foundation.
MatchStar Recruiting - Washington, DC
Webmaster
2002 - 2002
Updated graphics/content and general maintenance for national management recruiting website.
DC Democracy Fund - Washington, DC
Freelance: Web Graphics Designer
2002 - 2002
Created main graphics for redesignof the DC Democratic Fund site. www.dcdemocracyfund.org
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Graphic & Web Designer
2002 - 2002
In web development team, provided creative and technical graphics support through maintenance of local and national company websites. Coordinated production of all printed materials. Built local...
SWAROVSKI North America
Consultant: Studio Assistant
2000 - 2001
Prepared all exported images/communication to Marketing/Manufacturing and European Design partners in Milan and Wattens. Assisted with rendering of designs for market catalogs as well as...
SWAROVSKI North America
Consultant: Digital Imager
2000 - 2000
Created and organized model database. Primary software used: Photoshop, FilemakerPro and video equipment.
United States Patent - Published Patent Drawings
Technical Designer
1999 - 1999
Created technical drawings for patent scientist in Baltimore. Published in the United States Patent Book. http://patft.uspto.gov/netahtml/srchnum.htm (enter patent drawings for: No. 6,056,737).

Education

EEI Communcations
InDesign, Flash II & Flash III
2005 - 2007
George Washington University
Certification Program: Web Design & Development
2001 - 2001
Rhode Island School of Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Film, Animation & Animation
1995 - 1999
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Banner ads
Logo Design
Reports
Email Templates
Websites
Brochures
Landing Pages
Posters
Direct Mail
Mobile design
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