KAT SZARMACH CV – WEB & EMAIL, UI/UX & GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Kat Szarmach

Web & Email • UI/UX • Graphic Designer

Creative and capable with an eye for detail.
A designer currently on a hunt for a demanding role in a challenging environment to build upon experience and further deepen professional knowledge.

SKILL OVERVIEW

Web & emails Development, Logo Design & Brand Identity, Animation & Editing, Typography & Editorial Design, 3D Modelling & Rendering, Photography & Retouching, Illustration & Digital Painting

experience

eMAIL & CRM dESIGNER
at Superdrug (02/2020 - Currently)

  • Strong experience of designing and maintaining responsive email templates in HTML & CSS.
  • Building and designing custom emails from scratch.
  • Strong focus on delivering up-to date designs with a focus on eye catching animated content.
  • Working thought Covid-19 pandemic as a part of an essential team for Superdrug retaining high sales in the sector and redirecting traffic through the website.
  • Creating and redesigning different types of emails: Newsletters for Cosmetics, Makeup & Healthcare, Re-targeting Emails , Triggered Campaigns and much more.
  • Developing graphics and videos for different Social Media platforms.
  • Maintaining brand consistency throughout all projects.
  • Taking each project from the initial brief through to delivery.
  • Managing multiple projects throughout their whole life-cycle.
  • Working in an eCRM team and alone to strict deadlines.
  • At any given moment always happy to help with any additional tasks that may arrive.

WEB & IDENTITY DESIGNER
at IT FRUIT Ltd (09/2018 - CURRENTLy)

  • Designing and assisting in developing new websites.
  • Maintaining and updating the content of websites.
  • Producing beautiful, user-centric interface designs for both web and mobile products.
  • Brand identity and logo design.
  • Creating business cards, brochures, leaflets, and any other print-ready materials upon client’s request.
  • Testing and improving the design and site until everything works as planned
  • Working closely with clients to meet their needs and wants, applying their feedback to meet their 100% satisfaction while creating a visually strong and functional website.
  • Responding and applying comments and inquiries made by clients.
  • Gather and evaluate user requirements in collaboration with developers.
  • Gathering information on who our users are and how they use the product, applying them to make better design decisions.
  • Ensuring website assets are sized properly ensuring the best user experience.
  • Working to tight deadlines.
  • Good knowledge and experience with best SEO practices.

eMAIL dESIGNER
at Laura Ashley (02/2019 - 02/2020)

  • Strong experience of designing and maintaining responsive email templates in HTML & CSS.
  • Building and designing custom emails from scratch.
  • Creating and redesigning different types of emails: Newsletters for Home and Fashion, Welcome Emails, Re-targeting Emails and much more.
  • Developing graphics and videos for different Social Media platforms.
    Working with a senior Website Designer, Marketing and eCommerce Team – updating website assets (using OCC), affiliate banner; creating feature pages (Creator by Zmags) and social media ads.
  • Maintaining brand consistency throughout all projects.
  • Taking each project from the initial brief through to delivery.
  • Managing multiple projects throughout their whole life-cycle.
  • Working in a team and alone to strict deadlines.
  • At any given moment always happy to help with any additional tasks that may arrive.

Graphic Design Intern
at The Leadership Network (04-07, 2018)

  • Delivering brand materials for web, marketing, and print.
  • Creating and helping with everything from email templates, event handbooks, to advertisement banners for social media platforms.
  • Experience in working with Agile management tools – Scrum.
  • Working as a part of a small design team.

Manager at MAYORAL SOPOT (2009-2016)

  • Executing marketing and branding – optimized company’s marketing collateral with a new modern design, resulting in increased business volume.
  • Strong background in developing and executing branding materials for print and online
  • Creating and publishing source content on Social Media across Facebook and Instagram.
  • Responding to comments and inquiries across Social Media Channels ( as well as in-person) in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Working as a photographer and stylist to create quality and original Social Media content.
  • Ordering stock.
  • Overseeing a small batch production of fashion accessories for kids.

skills

Adobe Creative Suite

Photoshop 95%
Illustrator 90%
Dream Weaver 85%
After Effects 85%
InDesign 90%
ProCreate 90%

Web Design

HTML & CSS 80%
Elementor 90%
WordPress 70%
Creator by Zmags 55%
OCC 40%
InVision 50%
jQuery - learning

3d Modeling & Rendering

ZBrush 85%
Blender 65%
Cinema 4D 55%
KeyShot 70%
Substance Painter 85%
Marvelous Designer 60%
SolidWorks 38%

education

University of Wolverhampton (2016-2017)
MA Design and Applied Arts
distinction

University of Wolverhampton (2010-2014)
BA (Hons) Applied Arts
first-class honours degree

University of Nicosia (2011-2012)
BA (Hons) Graphic Communication
Erasmus Exchange

references

Stewart, Max (Dr)

School of Art & Design
University of Wolverhampton
 [email protected]

Jones, David (Dr)

School of Art & Design
University of Wolverhampton
 [email protected]