Czar Creative

Curriculum Vitae 

 
With over 10 years experience in brand strategy & marketing, cross platform campaign design, product development and illustration, I provide design skills and knowledge that can solve any creative challenge.
 
 
 

Professional Experience

CREATIVE CO-OP Home Decor & Gifts Wholesale Company | Portland, OR
Graphic Artist, Product Design & Development April 2018 - Feb 2019

  • Developed art and illustration for seasonal product collections, based from sales and market trends. Provided ideation, renders and final presentation assets. Delivered final artwork for various printing methods. 

  • Identify new product opportunities through market research, sales analysis and brand aesthetic. 

  • Assisted in product photo editing and catalog layout, ensuring products accurate portrayal and line aesthetic. 

KEEN FOOTWEAR Outdoor Footwear Company
Brand Designer
Oct 2016 - Feb 2018

  • Concept and execute design for brand category campaigns. Design systems included advertisements, retail displays, marketing and brand collateral.

  • Creating modern, inspiring, and unexpected retail design solutions to showcase product launches, that drive retail conversion.

  • Design and produce materials that satisfy brand needs from logos, event graphics, retail and marketing collateral. 

COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR COMPANY
Retail Graphic Designer
Aug 2015 – Oct 2016

  • Developed graphic system for retail environment with strategy to guide, educate and convert consumers while building loyalty.

  • Provided integrated marketing and web communications that continued brand vision and voice.

SKLZ Sports Training Products San Diego, CA
Senior Graphic Specialist 2012 – 2015

  • Plan, develop, and direct assets for product development (annually over 130 new products), that included packaging, product art, marketing and advertising needs.

  • Created and launched brand campaigns designs for cross platforms marketing that would deliver brand message. 

  • Provide coaching to team members and contractors for project/brand accuracy  and time line management.

CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD Commercial Real Estate
Graphic Designer/Marketing Coordinator 2007 – 2012

  • Designed marketing collateral of commercial properties with a focus on property brochures, flyer’s, specialty postcards and property tour experience posters that exceeded the expectations of clients.

  • Provided graphic support for presentation needs for business development proposals and presentations.

 

CREATIVE ENDORSEMENTS 

"Rachel is a very talented Graphic Designer and produces excellent and creative work. She always has a positive attitude, even when we give her large projects and short deadlines. She is truly a team player and is much appreciated!"

"Rachel always seems to deliver something creative and stunning. She is truly a talented individual"
- Cushman & Wakefield Employee of the Quarter submissions

"Rachel is very practical in her approach and meets every deadline. Once you work with her, you begin to realize the passion she has for her craft"
- David Viani, SDSU  Aztec Rugby Foundation 

"She is a pleasure to work with and has always been so creative and responsive when helping us brainstorm and execute both small and large scale print projects.  We've been really lucky to have her on board and hope to do many more projects with her in the future."
- Nilli Goldfarb, San Diego Derby Dolls