✨ Kira Sjoberg ✨

  • Creative & collaborative graphic designer with 14+ years of experience building brands through visual storytelling.
  • San Diego, California, United States
  • Marketing and Advertising

Previous positions

  • Senior Graphic Designer at ACI Specialty Benefits
  • Senior Graphic Designer at LifeWave, Inc

Education

San Francisco State University, Bachelor of Arts – BA, Art/Photography

Background

Summary

A seasoned visual storyteller, I have over 15 years of graphic design experience across diverse clientele and industries. Whether launching a brand for a local entrepreneur, designing a website for a dedicated non-profit, or storyboarding a video for a major ad campaign, I approach each and every project with enthusiasm, imagination and precision. Having been part of large in-house marketing teams, I know exactly what is required to produce high-quality work on time and within budget. While I am always thrilled to collaborate with marketing teams and agencies on any creative projects, I am also passionate about supporting local non-profits, small and mid-size businesses in building powerful marketing collateral to tell their story and achieve their goals. My design work includes identity, corporate collateral, digital, trade show, and print. My photography work includes portraits, weddings, lifestyle and commercial photography. My video work includes storyboarding, scripting, filming, editing and motion graphics. Beyond work experience, I hold a B.A. in Art with emphasis in photography from San Francisco State University and an A.S. in Graphic Design from Platt College in San Diego. http://www.kirasjobergdesign.com

Experience

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    Kira Sjoberg Design

    June 2005 – Present(14 years 4 months)Greater San Diego Area

    • Created brand identity, business collateral, social media graphics, presentations, websites, and other design projects for vast clientele • Spearheaded production of promotional videos and social media ads for clients

    Recommendations (1)
  • Senior Graphic Designer

    ACI Specialty Benefits

    May 2017 – January 2019(1 year 8 months)Greater San Diego Area

    • Collaborated with the VP of Marketing and Art Director across all marketing channels for in-house design team • Directed video production, editing and motion graphics, website design, print collateral, email marketing design, digital ads and social media graphics

    Recommendations (1)
  • Senior Graphic Designer

    LifeWave, Inc

    May 2014 – February 2017(2 years 9 months)Greater San Diego Area

    • Creative team lead for all internal client and marketing team efforts • Produced brochures, packaging, brand identity, product manuals, catalogs, flyers, sell sheets, presentations, trade show and website graphics

    Recommendations (1)
  • Graphic Designer

    Therapy Specialists

    July 2013 – May 2014(10 months)

    • Lead designer and digital marketer for Therapy Specialists’ corporate, customer-facing and recruitment needs. • Drove strategy and project management for email marketing and social media campaigns.

    Recommendations (1)
  • Senior Graphic Designer/Creative Services Manager

    Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA)

    June 2007 – October 2012(5 years 4 months)Greater San Diego Area

    • Successfully provided creative direction for TSIA’s corporate and conference business, along with project management for its three annual worldwide conferences. • Collaborated directly with executives and internal clients on all printed marketing collateral and digital promotional materials, including support for campaigns, presentations, events, and trade shows.

    Recommendations (1)

Education

  • San Francisco State University

    Bachelor of Arts – BA, Art/Photography

  • Platt College-San Diego

    Associate of Applied Science, Graphic Design

Languages

  • Russian

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

Skills & Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Animation
  • Brochures
  • Graphic Design
  • Signage
  • Pre-press
  • Video Editing
  • Print Production
  • Email Marketing Software
  • MailChimp
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Illustrator
  • Illustration
  • Posters
  • Videography
  • Creative Direction
  • Project Management
  • Project Coordination
  • Photography
  • Art Direction
  • Graphics
  • Digital Photography
  • Logo Design
  • Motion Graphics
  • Motion Design
  • Microsoft Office
  • After Effects
  • Corporate Identity
  • Customer Service
  • Corporate Branding
  • Post Production
  • InDesign
  • Website Creation
  • Page Layout
  • Digital Video
  • Photoshop
  • Video Production
  • Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Event Photography
  • Typography
  • HTML
  • Social Media
  • Campaign Monitor
  • User Interface Design
  • Web Design
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Video
  • Email Marketing

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Graphic Designer

    San Diego Mompreneurs

    January 2015 – Present(4 years 9 months)Education

    Providing digital marketing and design support for San Diego Mompreneurs, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support, connect, and empower mom entrepreneurs in launching and scaling original businesses. Projects include: • Design and maintenance of the SD Mompreneurs website and blog • Email marketing campaigns • Print collateral and promotional materials

Causes ✨ Kira cares about:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Children
  • Civil Rights and Social Action
  • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Science and Technology