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NADIA STRASSER
(925) 330-3340
nadia@linesinmotion.com


EXPERIENCE

SF Digital Studio, Manager, Graphic Designer, Production/Graphic Artist - San Francisco, CA
Responsible for creation of catalog layouts in collaboration with clients and photographers
Manage and coordinate team members to ensure project deadlines are met
• Digital asset management, rendering, color correcting, photo editing and prepress production 
• Clients include Levi's, Dockers
, Williams-Sonoma, and West Elm

Coldwell Banker, Freelance Senior Graphic Designer and Photographer - Palo Alto, CA
Senior graphic designer for top real estate agent creating both print and online marketing materials including both property and general real estate
Real estate photography

Sunset Publishing Corporation, Freelance Graphic Designer - Menlo Park, CA
• Within Marketing, Custom Publishing and Editorial departments designed magazine layouts, publications, advertisements, brochures, websites, and other marketing vehicles
• Lead designer for Celebration Weekend encompassing all graphic assets for Sunset's annual premier event

Williams-Sonoma/Pottery Barn, Graphic Designer/Illustrator/Production Artist - San Francisco, CA
• Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Production Artist for visuals in graphics department
• Art direct photoshoots to meet creative team objectives
• Maintain close communication with vendors to ensure quality and satisfaction

Unovo, Inc.
,
Freelance Graphic Designer - San Francisco, CA

• Creation of packaging, branding, brochures/mailers and websites for a consumer product design company

1185 Design, Freelance Graphic Designer - Palo Alto, CA
• Creative design of corporate identities, websites, logos, annual reports, mass-marketing vehicles, and industry communications
• Responsible for creating comps, presentation boards, and client pitches

Scientific American Magazine, Art Direction Internship - Manhattan, NY
• Responsible for illustrations and layout for feature articles and special sections
• Creative development including typography, color palette, and page design
• Coordinating with editorial teams from concept to production

California Academy of Sciences, Freelance Botanical Illustrator - San Francisco, CA
• Illustrate botanical drawings for science journal publications
• Render in various media: pencil, pen & ink, watercolor, and computer graphics
• Work directly with principal scientists in sketch development

VBN Architects, Marketing Coordinator/Graphic Designer - Oakland, CA
• Responsible for content and design of promotional literature and presentations
• Accomplished in pre-press production including copy generation, image rendering, photo enhancement, and creative layout
• Managed outside vendors and suppliers, including photographers and printers

Hansen McArdle Landscape Architects - Lafayette, CA
• Drafted site illustrations and construction plans by freehand and AutoCAD as directed by architects
• Color-enhanced black and white drawings and generated plant requirement lists
• Creative design for corporate communications and website

SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, QuarkXPress, Capture One, Dreamweaver, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Proficient with both Macintosh and PC platforms

EDUCATION

University of California Santa Cruz
- Santa Cruz, CA
Graduate Program in Science Illustration

University of California San Diego - La Jolla, CA
Bachelor of Arts
Major: Studio Art and Biology (Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution)
Minor: Biological Psychology

University of Otago - Dunedin, New Zealand
Winter and Spring Semester
(Study Abroad Program)

University of California Davis - Davis, CA
Fall Quarter
(UC Visitors Program)

La Selva Reserve - Costa Rica
Assisted University of California researchers in fieldwork and data collection