Lamara Spitsin

  • Designer / Illustrator
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Design

Previous positions

  • Senior graphic designer / Illustrator at Artscroll Printing Corp
  • Graphic Designer at MAISON DE PAPILLON LLC

Education

Russian Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Architecture / Fine Art

Background

Summary

Experienced Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the textiles industry. Skilled in Sales, Sketching, Fashion Design, Art History, and Adobe Photoshop. Strong arts and design professional with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Experience

  • Graphic Designer

    Self-employed

    July 2019 – Present(3 months)Greater New York City Area

  • Senior graphic designer / Illustrator

    Artscroll Printing Corp

    March 2017 – June 2019(2 years 3 months)New York, NY

    • Conceptualized and developed graphics products for corporate and private clients, developed product mockups and prototype designs • Worked closely with event management companies to create unique styles for high-end events, starting from discussing the concept with the client to quality control over the execution and delivery • Developed creative design and illustrations for marketing packages, including print materials, brochures, banners, and signs • Created imagery for use in both digital design and print, turning on-paper artworks into vector/raster files depending on the needed application • Prepared and overviewed files before sending them to print production, making sure the technical guidelines are followed. • Worked with various customers to understand requirements and provided exceptional design and printing service • Anticipated design issues and proactively developed effective solutions, researched industry trends and evaluated competitive products

  • Graphic Designer

    MAISON DE PAPILLON LLC

    May 2014 – September 2016(2 years 4 months)New York City

    • Developed collateral such as display, marketing, and packaging materials to support the company’s branding strategies overviewed execution of graphic assets for trade shows • Developed, implemented and managed the design of lookbooks, fashion shoots, and seasonal campaigns • Completed personalized proposals for the stores and individual buyers, putting together layouts with the items from current and core collections, ensuring it fits demographic, seasonal trends and budget expectations • Used Mailchimp / Constant Contact to create brand campaigns • Developed seasonal and brand style guides to promote Maison de Papillon on different platforms and media • Created fashion illustrations for advertising and seasonal promotions • Worked with technical design and product management to provide accurate and complete design packages for vendors • Monitored social media and online sources for industry trends, creating reports and moodboards for the fashion team • Oversaw all the media assets, photo post-production (fashion/beauty retouch), created “ghost” images for the online store and line sheets created and managed Instagram posts, increasing following from 1,500 to 9,000 over five months • Traveled with the fashion designer to trade shows and sales meetings, helping with merchandising and sales proposals

Education

  • Russian Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture

    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Architecture / Fine Art

    2006 – 2012

Languages

  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Russian

    Native or bilingual proficiency

Skills & Expertise

  • Contemporary Art
  • Branding
  • Sketching
  • Graphic Design
  • Sales
  • Print Production
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Photo Editing
  • Illustrator
  • Illustration
  • Art History
  • Art Direction
  • Graphics
  • Logo Design
  • Public Relations
  • Branding & Identity
  • Digital Marketing
  • Fashion Design
  • Photoshop
  • Lightroom
  • Corel Painter
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Digital Painting
  • Creative Arts
  • Visual Communication
  • Social Media
  • Sketchbook Pro
  • Web Design
  • Fine Art

Certifications

  • Fundamentals of Art Business

    Sotheby’s Institute of Art, License
  • Interior Design

    British Higher School of Art and Design, License
  • Fashion Management

    Fashion Institute of Technology, License
  • Art Director, Graphic Designer

    Shillington Education, License