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Graphic Design Portfolio & Resume

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Creative design professional with experience in on set photo art direction, magazine and catalog design. …

Creative design professional with experience in on set photo art direction, magazine and catalog design.

My areas of expertise are:
• Conceptualization
• On set photo art direction
• Design/Redesign
• Illustration assignment
• Color correction (pre-press to press)
• Template making

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  • 1. kayoko suzuki-Lange A r t D i re c t o r come f ly with me
  • 2. kayoko suzuki-Lange magazine & catalog Art Direction } c o n c e p t u a l i z a t i o n on set+ c o l o r photo art direction m a n a g e m e n t design/redesign kslange1@mac.com • www.ksldesign.com • 917-915-3306
  • 3. kayoko suzuki-Lange Golf For Women fashion — active Photos: clockwise from top Juan Algarin; Alban Christ; Troy Word
  • 4. kayoko suzuki-Lange GF W fashion — modern classic Photos: clockwise from top Chris Militscher; Bumper
  • 5. kayoko suzuki-Lange GF W fashion — classic Photos: clockwise from top James Bennett; Dennis Golonka
  • 6. kayoko suzuki-Lange GF W fashion — remake of classics Photos: Ben Shaul
  • 7. kayoko suzuki-Lange GF W fashion — studio Photos: clockwise from top Juan Algarin; Formula Z/S
  • 8. kayoko suzuki-Lange ESSENCE fashion — studio Photos: clockwise from top left Juan Algarin; Berry Behrendt
  • 9. kayoko suzuki-Lange ESSENCE still life — accessories Photos: Robert Tardio
  • 10. kayoko suzuki-Lange GF W still life — beauty Photo far left: Anita calero; top & bottom: Robert Tardio
  • 11. kayoko suzuki-Lange GF W covers Photos far left & top right: Jeff Lipsky; bottom: Mark Abrahams
  • 12. kayoko suzuki-Lange F. A .O. Schwarz Earth Day Catalog — concept pitch * All mages on this page are pickups.
  • 13. kayoko suzuki-Lange kslange1@mac.com • www.ksldesign.com • 917-915-3306 please visit www.ksldesign.com t o see more work samp le s a nd how i redesign e d magazin e s t ha n k you so much for vi e win g my work! } Kay oko
  • 14. kayoko suzuki-Lange kslange1@mac.com • www.ksldesign.com • 917-915-3306 experience Freelance art director i december 2009 – present } Eddie Bauer (Freelance On Set Photo Art Director) • Art Directed an 8-day-photo shoot for Eddie Bauer’s new luxury lines. • Location scouted, prop styled, and decided backgrounds for every frame in close collaboration with photo director, photographer and prop stylist. key strengths • Created shot lists by alternating models, outfits, locations and hair & makeup styles. Creative, innovative, forward thinking design • Ensured every possible details of outfits, models’ looks and lighting meet the highest standard of Eddie Bauer. professional bringing a visual aesthetic to print, video and online media. • Communicated with talents to ensue consistency and quality throughout the shoot. More than 5 years of experience in art direction and managing art departments at essence, new York city, nY i november 2008 – december 2009 Condé Nast and Time Inc. A Time Inc. monthly lifestyle publication catering to the female market, with a readership of 1.100,000. art director Influenced by a “Kaizen” work ethic to create • Filled a role and responsibilities while Creative Director’s absence and interim period; Managed design staff of efficient production systems. four and freelancers to ensure consistency of the design and production workflow. • Introduced new organization systems to improve communication efficiency and production speed, such as a web Keen ability to recognize trends and capture the based remote art direction and archive software (liveedit.com), streamlined naming convention for files on server, opportunity to “push the envelope” of design; and daily deadline update e-mail form. great attention to detail. • Created layout templates to ensure consistent visual style and promote production efficiency. • Art directed photo shoots in close collaboration with photographers and stylists for fashion, beauty, and still life; Experienced on set photo art director; within assigned illustrations; designed page layouts. prepared framework, improvises with various • Oversaw retouching and pre-press color management. situations and talent. • Maintained responsibility for projects through proofing, reviewing and signing off on all revisions and shipping phases. • Conceptualized and designed Beauty, Fashion, and Feature stories. Collaborative and inclusive team player and manager thriving to meet demanding deadline. • Supervised design and production of special edition hard cover books and bookazines. } ( co n t i n u e d o n p a g e 2 )
  • 15. kayoko suzuki-Lange kslange1@mac.com • www.ksldesign.com • 917-915-3306 experience ( co n t i n u e d f ro m p a g e 1 ) Freelance art director i JulY 2007 – october 2008 Rolling Stone (Freelance designer) Players Club (Freelance designer for launching issue) } F.A.O. Schwarz (Contracted AD for catalog concept and design pitch) Nikkei Business (Contracted Project AD for redesign) GolF For women, new York city, nY i 2002 – JulY 2007 education & certificate A Condé Nast bimonthly lifestyle publication catering to the female sports market, with a readership of 509,000. miYaGi Gakuin colleGe, sendai, Japan art/design director i may 2003 - July 2007 BA in English Literature associate art director i 2002 - 2003 ama american manaGement association i 2007 Management and Supervisory Skills Seminar • Elevated quality of photography, illustration and overall design; created customized fonts with typographer; redesigned; devised templates and libraries. • Managed a three-person art team consisting Associate Art Director, Production Manager, and Photo Editor. • Supervised and designed from cover to cover; oversaw photography, illustrations and production workflow. skills • Conceptualized and art directed photo shoots in close collaboration with photographers and stylists for cover, technical: InDesign, Quark Xpress, fashion, beauty, fitness, instruction and still life. Photoshop, Illustrator, keynote language: Fluent in Japanese & English • Oversaw retouching and color management from pre-press to press. • Directed and designed marketing collateral, such as promotion materials and inserts. • Supervised redesign/relaunch of GFW website by collaborating with Razorfish. awards and honors 3x3 Magazine Illustration Annual judge i 2006 GQ maGazine, new York city, nY i 1998 – 2002 3x3 Magazine Illustration Annual i 2005 - Merit A Condé Nast monthly lifestyle publication catering to the men’s market, with a readership of 750,000. American Illustration Annual 24 i 2004 - Merit designer American Illustration Annual 21 i 2001 - Merit • Conceptualized and art directed photo shoots for front-of-book portraits and still life; assigned illustrations. Communication Arts Illustration Annual i2001 Award of Excellence • Designed front-of-book and back-of-book layouts } • Created special effect typography and photo illustrations.