Alexandra Petre

  • Senior Graphic Designer
  • Escondido, California, United States
  • Design

Previous positions

  • Graphic Designer at elefant.ro
  • Graphic Designer: at Fantasy Events & Advertising

Education

Universitatea Națională de Arte din București, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Fashion/Apparel Design

Public Profile

Background

Summary

PORTFOLIO: www.behance.net/AP_CRE8IVE I am a dynamic person, very ambitious, hard-working, polite and outgoing, I like working with people and I am always ready to learn new things. I discovered Photoshop in the first years of University and later on Illustrator and the Adobe suite and I’ve been learning ever since. I would like to improve my use of these programs to reach my full potential to renew, cultivate and channel my creativity.

Experience

  • Freelance Graphic and Web Designer

    Self-employed

    2005 – PresentBucharest, Romania

    For the past 10 years, I worked for advertising agencies and as a freelancer and I have designed logos and full identity. I also a have great experience in designing brochures, catalogs, posters, flyers, outdoor banners, Print Adds, package design, basically if it can be printed, I’ve most probably done it in the past and if I haven’t I most certainly want to! I have extensive web design experience. I always strive to give the client something more then they asked for, something they did not have in mind, but I am quite flexible and try to implement whatever idea they have in the best way possible.

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  • Graphic Designer

    elefant.ro

    February 2013 – November 2013(9 months)

    Developing web banners, ad wordsbanners, newsletters Product photo editing and retouching Implementing the date into the website admin panel. Occasionally handeling the product photo shooting.

  • Graphic Designer:

    Fantasy Events & Advertising

    August 2011 – November 2012(1 year 3 months)Bucharest, Romania

    Developing concepts and artwork, creating graphic design solutions from concept through to completion. Responsible for developing and creating both digital and print design for a wide range of print and online campaigns, publications and advertising. Duties: Managing, producing and designing projects from brief to fulfilment. Ensuring consistency in a clients corporate and promotional brands. Presenting finalised ideas & concepts to clients, colleagues and senior managers. Answering queries from clients. Creating original artwork for short and long term projects. Involved in designing advertisements, brochures, handouts, flyers and online graphics. Working with a range of media, including photography, to create final artwork. Assisting the events team with implementation stategy and more. Achievements: Winning the Pitch for redecorating the office building of ASTRA ZENECA Organizing the 10th year anniversary for FNGC, and full print media design Medical Conferences for Pfizer Brand identity and promotion materials for different clients.

  • Assistant Manager – Production Assistant

    115 Digital Art Gallery

    April 2008 – May 2010(2 years 1 month)Bucharest, Romania

    Administration, Printing/ Publishing, in charge of bills and related paper work and also mantaining relations with other companies. Keeping record of artwork sales and archives; Dealing with the production, financial and juridical departments; Supervising artwork sales and the production process; Preparing estimates and quotations for customers. Coordinating the production of marketing materials and displays; Coordinating the production of exhibition catalogues and related publications; Assisting with installation, including the packing, loading, hanging and framing of exhibits; Assisting with exhibition and event organization; Dealing with enquiries from customers; Promoting and selling artist’s work. Achievements: Planning the Aya Kato exhibition opening day. Logistics and production for Romania’s stand at Zaragoza 2008 Tourism Fair. Planning the event to promote Aya Kato’s artworks that took place at Natuzzi showroom. 115 Digital Art Gallery participation in the ‘Street Delivery’ project, Participation and stand arrangement for the 115 Digital Art Gallery at the CERF exhibition.

  • Event Assistant

    Phoenicia Hotel Bucharest

    December 2005 – October 2006(10 months)Bucharest, Romania

    Organizing various events and conferences within the hotel along side the PR team (event planning, acquisition, logistics etc) Production of the flyers for the hotel rooms, the lobby and the four restaurants ,making sure that the events that took place were well organized ,Hostess – supervisor Achievements: Promoting the hotel’s services, event implementation, post-evaluation.

Education

  • Universitatea Națională de Arte din București

    Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Fashion/Apparel Design

    2005 – 2008

  • “Nicolae Tonitza” Highschool for Arts

    Fashion Design, Fashion/Apparel Design

    2001 – 2005

Languages

  • English

  • Romanian

Projects

  • Les Bourgeois Print materials

    August 2013

    I’ve been working with this wonderful bistro for some time now. Every time they need something done, they call me and we figure out together what works best for them.

    Team Members (1):
    • Alexandra Petre

Skills & Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Brochures
  • Graphic Design
  • Banners
  • Outdoor Advertising
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Computer Graphics
  • Photo Editing
  • Illustrator
  • Posters
  • Project Management
  • Poster Design
  • Photography
  • Graphics
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Logo Design
  • Flyers
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing
  • Solid computer skills
  • Photoshop
  • Image Editing
  • Catalogs
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Image Manipulation
  • Packaging Design
  • Social Media
  • People-oriented
  • Web Design
  • Banner Designing
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Sociability
  • Brand Design

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Causes Alexandra cares about:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Children
  • Civil Rights and Social Action
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Human Rights
  • Poverty Alleviation