Kristen Longabaugh

Graphic Designer

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Kristen is a Graphic Designer and Illustrator, with over 13 years of experience. She excels in both creative direction and leadership, as well as execution of design assets. She is proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, knowledgeable with print process, and reads construction documents. As a designer, she has experience in web graphics, both small and large-scale print collateral, and branding for well-known companies. As an illustrator, she has created children’s books, murals, storyboards, and character design.

 

Career Highlights:

  • Graphic Designer: Web Graphics (landing pages, emails, social media), Print Graphics (windows, direct mailers, signage, promos, displays), Animated Graphics (emails, social)
  • Illustrator: Illustrations, Storyboards, Murals, Hand-Lettering

Experience:

Visual Merchandiser & Graphic Designer

ZenGenius, Inc.

 

Freelance Graphic Designer

Self-employed

  • NVE - Experiential Agency: design graphics for movie events (menus, windows, signage)
  • Kopari Beauty: design direct mailers
  • Citizen Watches: create/design seasonal window pitches for Times Square
  • Grandin Road for Macy’s: Halloween creative display moment in NYC
  • Beats by Dre: original chalkboard illustrations for in-house event
  • Wet Seal: illustrations for Snapchat inspired commercial

 

Graphic Design Supervisor

Charming Charlie

  • Conceptualized and created innovative designs for a variety of projects, including print marketing, direct mailers, in-store signage, store graphics, email, social media, and web
  • Identified design issues and resolutions to ensure timelines are met with the adherence
  • of brand guidelines 
  • Created and developed design solutions for visual impact to increase sales and strengthen brand identity
  • Attended monthly photoshoots to give design advice and contribute to social media presence

 

Associate Manager - Retail Design

Forever 21, Inc.

  • Enhanced F21’s brand reputation and effectively articulated brand positioning through all marketing graphic design projects
  • Managed and directed a team of 6, by mentoring conceptualization through implementation of creative designs 
  • Led creative process of all in-store graphics and wayfinding of 500 stores
  • Provided thought, leadership, and collaboration of all marketing and retail graphics
  • Acted as in-house illustrator/designer for ongoing projects
  • Collaborated with executive team to align overall marketing messaging

 

Senior Illustrator/Graphic Designer

G Studios, LLC.

  • Illustrated over 12 published children’s books and 3 music CD booklets
  • Designed seasonal gift products and style guides