Azin Akbari

  • Corporate Marketing Senior Graphic & Web Designer at Moore Industries-International, Inc.
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Marketing and Advertising

Previous positions

  • Graphic & Web Designer / Web Developer at Freelance
  • Senior Web and Graphic Designer at Cyberset Digital Advertising & Marketing

Education

Toronto Image Work, Certificate, Digital Publishing and Web Development

Background

Summary

Experienced Graphic Web Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. Skilled in Web Design (Joomla, WordPress, coding), Corporate and Adverting Movie production and Highly skilled in Adobe Suite. Strong engineering professional with a Bachelor of Graphic Design and Certificate focused in UI Design.

Experience

  • Corporate Marketing Graphic & Web Designer

    Moore Industries-International, Inc.

    March 2017 – Present(2 years 7 months)

    Informative Videos for Products We design and Development

  • Graphic & Web Designer / Web Developer

    Freelance

    September 2016 – March 2017(6 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    I am working on illustration projects and presentations for NASA on a NDA, for JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology), using Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Powerpoint. Also FUTEK company brochures and information pages (California, Irvine) are some of my routine works, using InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, I currently work as a freelancer Web & Graphic designer on different projects beside my job in Cyberset Corp.

  • Senior Web and Graphic Designer

    Cyberset Digital Advertising & Marketing

    August 2010 – September 2016(6 years 1 month)Los Angeles

    • Maintain and work on different website for search engine optimizations: keywords and meta information using Joomla and WordPress • Design, layout and maintaining graphic elements of website interface using Adobe suite and Dreamweaver. • Ensure that the client’s needs are prioritized and met in a timely and professional fashion. • Collaborate and coordinate with clients, partners to meet above average product expectations. • Design advertisements for email blasts and mass mailings using Photoshop and Illustrator • Responding promptly and efficiently to all user requests for technical support via emails or calls assigned from the Helpdesk through the Problem Management System • Manage projects and work with different teams of graphic designers for websites and advertisements • Documenting work activities and problem resolution/escalation through the use of the company’s automated service management tools • Design and create conceptions of print, presentation and marketing tools (posters, banners, brochures, flyers, product packaging and logo development)

  • Senior Web and Graphic Designer

    Digitalzone

    2007 – 2010Ottawa

    • Worked on different print and website projects • Responsible for print machines, printing jobs (banners and signs in big sizes) • Responsible for a monthly magazine from A to Z (inner advertisements, Cover, Lay out, inside pages and final print in 150 volume) • Responsible for all the matters of the print shop, customer service and process of the all projects • Responsible for design and maintenance of different websites and online banners and mass email advertisements • Responsible for taking care of the projects in hand and work with different professionals (designers, photographers and…) for completing the various customers for local radio and events. • Responsible for all the advertisement materials for different events in town.

  • Graphic Designer/Web Designer/Photo Editor…

    FreeLance

    2005 – 2007Toronto

    • Worked on photography projects, editing and retouching photographs for different events and customers. • Assisted and worked on composition on in hand projects from family and wedding photographs to advertisement and posters. • Designing and worked on customized formatting and lay out of albums for variety of clients and worked on lay out for greeting cards in related projects. • Worked on format and layout for community newsletter using InDesign • Designed advertisements to be printed in community newsletter, using Photoshop, Illustrator and QuarkExpress • Designed several websites for the various businesses , maintained and translated all the pages to Farsi, done the layout and made/edited photographs • Customized website layouts and email newsletters for different client and agencies such as Lawrence Chau, Shandiz Co., and Freedman Brothers Photography • Made the intro movie for TV show and banners for Delavary Co., using Aftereffect

  • Graphic Designer & Lay out artist

    Payk Rooz, Toronto

    2003 – 2005Toronto

    • Worked as customer service, translated client needs to new advertisement Designed and layout new advertisements for newsletter in different sizes, using Photoshop and Illustrator • Worked on weekly layout for the newsletter using InDesign • Worked on different aspect of newsletter and complete and sent to print using PDF compatible format and files.

  • Teaching Assistant/Coordinator

    Toronto Image Works

    2002 – 2003

    • Taught various computer courses, such as Microsoft, Adobe, and Macromedia tools • Prepared handouts, quizzes and exams • Supervised labs and evaluated reports and assignments • As a member of council-board, promoted the institution training goals • Aided professors in editing works with the media • Developed lesson plans • Helped students in core concepts, details and helping them learning more about taught softwares • Graded mid-term and final exams for class of 18 students

  • Creative Manager and Art Director

    Nimad International TV House

    1994 – 2002

    • Maintained/expanded existing relationships, prospected/qualified new customers, and initiated/established new relationships from the interest generation stage through to close • Coordinated work flow, and updated/chased the delegated tasks to ensure progress of projects within the timeframes • Maintained procedures manual to keep consistent performance of routines • Assumed ongoing project-related client communication and presentations

Education

  • Toronto Image Work

    Certificate, Digital Publishing and Web Development

    2004 – 2005

  • Azad University Tehran

    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Graphic Design

    1990 – 1994

  • George Brown College

    Certificate, Studio Management

    2003 – 2003

Skills & Expertise

  • Layout
  • Brochures
  • Graphic Design
  • CSS
  • Illustrator
  • Posters
  • Windows Live Movie Maker
  • Graphics
  • Logo Design
  • Beauty Industry
  • InDesign
  • Packaging
  • Photoshop
  • Dreamweaver
  • HTML5
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • QuarkXPress
  • WordPress
  • Food Packaging
  • Web Design
  • Joomla

Certifications

  • Web Development

    , License

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Causes Azin cares about:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Arts and Culture
  • Children
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Social Services