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Carin Camen

Web/Graphic Designer

Profileimage by Carin Camen Web/Graphic Designer from Chicago
  • Chicago Freelancer in
  • Graduation: BFA Graphic Design, MS Human Computer Interaction egd 2015
  • Hourly-/Daily rates: 40 €/hour
    Rates are flexible and contingent upon job requirements. I can also flat rate.
  • Languages: English (Native or Bilingual)
  • Last update: 05.12.2014
Profileimage by Carin Camen Web/Graphic Designer from Chicago
Web Design, Graphic Design, Adobe Creative Suite, Online Marketing, Advertising, Sales, CSS, Marketing, Branding & Identity, Photography, Logo Design, Visual Communication, Mac, Training, Management, Public Speaking, Real Estate, Negotiation, Photoshop, Social Media, Marketing Strategy, Direct Mail, Banners, Online Advertising, Coaching, Short Sales, Public Relations, Sales Management, Email Marketing, WordPress, HTML, Digital Illustration, Art Direction, Social Media Marketing, WebStorm, GitHub, MAMP, OmniGraffle, HTML5
Camen Designs
07.2011 - today

Development of client's identity and marketing for print, web, and social media.

01.2011 - today

Commercial Photography
- UIC CRWG staff profile pictures
- Photographer for beauty supply company
- Interior home pictures for local and international publication for luxury custom home builder
- Photography Project Manager for luxury custom home builder

Fine Art Photography
- macro photography
- editorial photography
- portrait photography

University of Illinois at Chicago
Consultant for CRWG Department
05.2014 - 07.2014
UIC is transitioning to a WordPress format for all their department and program websites. Working as a solo consultant with the CRWG Department (Center for Research on Women and Gender) and their three research programs WISE, CoE and BIRCWH my responsibility was to process the information from their current websites and design their new web identity inside the WordPress format and within UIC guidelines. Navigation, page structure and custom application were created to provide cohesion and unity to the three programs inside of CRWG.

The development of identieis were created for the subprograms of WISE Girls, K 12, and Careers using illustrations. Identities for CRWG and BIRCWH were enhanced through logo design. Custom sliders were designed for all three programs. Portraits photography was used for staff members.

Upon completion, training modules were written and training sessions were implemented to ensure staff member's ability to maintain their WordPress website.

Skills used as a consultants were: css, html, WordPress, graphic designs, photography.
Application software used: Adobe Photogshop, Illustrator, Lightroom

UIC Work :

VIE Custom Fitness
03.2014 - 05.2014
Provided consulting services for their social media, email campaigns, SEO and Wordpress website.

Still Point Theatre
Graphic Design Intern
10.2012 - 05.2013
As a Graphic Design Intern at Still Point Theatre, it was my responsibility to design their newsletter and their promotional marketing pieces for their upcoming plays.

Coldwell Banker Naperville, Illinois
Illinois Real Estate Agent
05.2010 - 07.2011

STEP Realty Inc.
CEO, Principal Broker
0.2009 - 0.2010
As CEO and Principal Broker of STEP Realty, I established my own real estate brokerage in accordance to the rules, laws, and regulations of the state of Utah. This includes all branding and marketing material, lead generation, signage, and advertising campaigns.

Lee Enterprises
Online Media Consultant
04.2009 - 06.2009
Marketing trends have changed dramatically. Understanding the latest online marketing trends will help you take advantage of this market and obtain more market share. As the Online Media Consultant for the Daily Herald I talk with businesses and conduct a free business analysis. With this information I can come up with several marketing campaigns that will directly target the specific client or customer that they are seeking. This puts power in your advertising dollar and helps you take more market share.

Realty Executives of Utah
Senior Executive Managing Broker
0.2007 - 0.2009
- Senior Management Team member reported directly to CEO and owner.
Duties included, but were not limited to, teaching, training, coaching real estate agents and staff. Assisted with executive decisions, collaborating with senior managers to ensure maximum external/internal production and profitability. Design and implemented viable strategies of improvement for sustainable long-term growth.
- Developed and implemented a loss reduction system and policy for ledger balances. Ledger debt was reduced 90%.
- Created and implemented a strategic accountability-for-success program to increase production and reduce liability. Per person production increased 90%. Ending per person production was 20.33.
- Established a lead generation program, increasing leads by 95%.
- Established automated systems to increase efficiency for recruiting.
- Initiated system for the Foreclosure Center.
- Produced recruiting marketing program, which included; direct mail, email, web, and targeted call campaigns.

Multiple Companies
Director of Marketing and Sales
0.2006 - 0.2009
Project manager for corporate real estate web software program.

Facilitated CEO’s objectives and criteria with graphic designers, programmers, and marketing agents for corporate website.

Project manager responsible for interviewing and selecting vendors for implementation of website design and programing.

Art director, copywriter, beta tester, and trainer for corporate website.

Marketing, Art, and Sales Director for Real Estate Contractor
Director of sales developing sales systems for million dollar custom homes.

Marketing director to create new identity and brand.

Project and quality control manager implemented cohesive design and sales process while working with clients to ensure a positive client experience.

Art director, copywriter, beta tester, and trainer for website.
Business Analyst/Project Manager for Software Development Project.

Director of sales developing sales systems for million dollar custom homes.

Project Manager for photo shoot for local and international advertising campaign.

STEP Realty
Director of Marketing and Sales
0.2002 - 0.2007
As the Director of Marketing and Sales my primary responsibilities were to oversee and implement all of the marketing promotion for my clients as well as sales, market research, and market prediction.

Technical Skills/Software
Pro?cient on both Mac and PC Platform. Pro?cient in current version of Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office, Apple Software, Omnigraffle Pro, and Wordpress. Possesses knowledge of CSS and HTML 4.

Achievements obtained in this position:
• Over 4 million in sales and complete sale out of inventory for high end new construction homes, 2008.
• Project manager supervising overall layout of websites, promotional items, and advertising.
Responsible for the hiring of graphic designers, computer programs. Advertising campaigns
was produced on a local, national, and internationally.
• Project Manager overseeing and coordinating ad deadlines for marketing campaign.
• Worked directly with draftsman and clients to assist in custom home design
• Quality Control for customer satisfaction
• 3.2 million in sales first year in real estate, 2002
• Specialized in New Construction for several different general contractors
• 2006 – 2007 Over 10 million in residential and land sales
• Over 25 million in residential, land, and new construction sales 2002 - 2007

I am available for freelance, contract and can work remotely or in the Downtown Chicago area.
I am currently finishing a parallax portfolio site which will be completed by December 31, 2015. I have currently put up a temporary front page site to the parallax design at I have provided below, links to my portfolio sites in web, design, copy, illustration and photography.

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