Cleo Sonski

  • Visual Designer / Graphic Designer
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Graphic Design

Previous positions

  • Visual Designer at Visbit Inc.
  • Graphic Designer Intern at Atomic Wash

Education

Academy of Art University, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), (BFA) Web Design + New Media

Background

Summary

Graduated with a BFA from Academy of Art School of Web Design + New Media in May 2015. She has a various skill-set which allows her to design for multiple media. She is passionate, hard-working, detail-oriented and always looking for inspiration around her to keep up with the steady change in design and trends. She loves playing with color, textures, and type. Her skills vary from visual design, product design, illustration, branding, user interfaces, iconography, typography, motion graphics and marketing. She loves to create beautiful experiences and is always looking for more opportunities to grow. Portfolio: www.cleosonski.com

Experience

  • Graphic Designer

    QuanticMind

    July 2018 – Present(1 year 3 months)San Mateo, CA

    • Uphold and elevate the QuanticMind brand identity • Work on the Marketing team to support the Sales, Product, and Customer Success teams to create and design content consistent with the brand of the company. • Work closely with key stakeholders to provide creative support and adapt via creative direction. • Design both digital and print collateral including infographics, emails, custom pitch decks, white papers, case studies, one-sheeter. • Design ad campaign assets including email banners, landing pages, and social media. • Create and provide graphics for blog feature images and social media

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    Self-Employed

    2014 – Present

    • Create logos and business card designs. • Assist in revamp mobile app design and flow. • Edit and animate Motion Graphic videos for product and ads. • Iconography and Illustration • Photo editing and retouching

  • Visual Designer

    Visbit Inc.

    July 2015 – July 2018(3 years)Sunnyvale, CA

    • Assist product designer in product concept and execution. • Design wireframes, color palettes, mockups, icons, and visuals for apps and websites. • Create UI and environments for virtual reality that can serve across multiple platforms. • Design and code (HTML/CSS3) company related websites with engineers. • Work with marketing team to design illustrative assets for marketing materials such as websites, social media, emails, blogs, and marketing campaigns. • Animate motion graphic videos for promotion and educating. • Helped organize and plan event logistics and booth marketing materials for expos and conferences.

  • Graphic Designer Intern

    Atomic Wash

    June 2014 – July 2014(1 month)Atlanta, Georgia

    – Design print and web collateral materials for multi-channel B2B and consumer campaigns – Assist stylist and producer on commercial photography and video shoots – Contribute to brainstorming campaign concepts with creative team – Provide general production assistance and support to graphic designers

Education

  • Academy of Art University

    Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), (BFA) Web Design + New Media

    2011 – 2015

  • UCSC

    2009 – 2010

Languages

  • English

Skills & Expertise

  • Branding
  • Sketching
  • Graphic Design
  • Sacred Geometry
  • Iconography
  • Illustrator
  • Illustration
  • Sketch App
  • Photography
  • Graphics
  • Digital Photography
  • Film
  • Logo Design
  • Motion Graphics
  • HTML5/CSS3
  • Branding & Identity
  • Drawing
  • InDesign
  • Art
  • Photoshop
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Visual Design
  • Typography
  • User Interface Design
  • Web Design
  • User Experience
  • Type Design

Honors & Awards

  • Introducing View-Optimized Streaming by Visbit

    MarCom Awards

    October 2016

    This introductory video explains in Layman’s term what the current technical problem is when streaming high-quality 360º VR videos and how Visbit’s View-Optimized Streaming (VVOS) solution solves the problem. We wanted to tell a story to illustrate the technicalities of the VR video streaming process. The key was making our visuals feel more approachable when explaining the virtual reality streaming challenges and our unique solution. The outcome of the final video was a very positive engagement of understanding what Visbit does. The video helped drive more clicks on our web page and reached numerous users via social media. My Role: Visual Designer/Animator https://vimeo.com/173082142 https://enter.marcomawards.com/entry/introducing-view-optimized-streaming-by-visbit/

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    Fuse Theatre

    PresentArts and Culture

Causes Cleo cares about:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Arts and Culture
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Science and Technology