Kat Zawadzki

zawadzki.kat@gmail.com

Education

York University
Bachelor of Education,
Communication Technology 
2017—2019

  • Dean's List

Ryerson University
Bachelor of Design,
Fashion Communication
2013—2017

  • Gold Medal Nominee
  • Dean's List

Experience

Freelance
Graphic Designer & Illustrator
2017—present

  • Communicate with clients about project briefs, revisions, and deliverables 
  • Develop visual communication and design strategies to suit client needs
  • Apply design process and problem-solving strategies to solve communication challenges 
  • Create original vector graphics using Adobe Illustrator
  • Lay out typography, photography, and graphics in Adobe InDesign for print and digital documents
  • Design websites using hosting services like Wix, Weebly and Wordpress; and use HTML and CSS for design customization
  • Ensure all work is completed to industry and client standards

The Shoebox Project for Women
Graphic Design & Communications Assistant
Summer 2017 & 2018

  • Effectively design creative and professional content for online and print marketing materials, including graphics, photography, infographics, and maps for use on the organization’s website, corporate reports, marketing materials, social media platforms, and fundraising resources
  • Participate in the brainstorming and development of new ideas and creative concepts for upcoming projects
  • Develop Canadian, French and American versions of all materials

Lassonde School of Engineering
Graphic Design Assistant
2017—2018

  • Work collaboratively with Communications Director to produce design collateral
  • Create a multimedia campaign for the faculty’s Next[100] Event Series: three public lectures produced in collaboration with Shopify, HackerYou, Toronto Public Library, and the Design Exchange
  • Design event materials (programmes, brochures, invitations, web graphics, email banners, advertisements, posters and ads), social media graphics for Instagram/Twitter/Facebook, and branded support materials for the faculty

StyleCircle
Copy Editor, Graphic Designer & Writer
2015—2017

  • Edit written work (250 - 2500 words) for online & print publication
  • Collaborate with Editors to produce editorial layouts
  • Write editorial features on sustainable & ethical fashion for print in annual magazine, The Book by StyleCircle

Comrags
Sales Associate & Communications Assistant
2014—2017

  • Greet customers, respond to questions, improve engagement with merchandise, and provide outstanding customer service
  • Superior product knowledge of fit, fabric, style, and collection
  • Operate Smartvendor POS system and maintain customer database, mailing list & product inventory
  • Assist with look book design, website updates, and social media posts

MTV Fora
Content Creator
2013—2014

  • Pitch original fashion/lifestyle concepts to Editor-in-Chief on a biweekly basis
  • Write copy tailored to a young, smart, savvy audience
  • Create custom collage & motion graphics to accompany written pieces


Software

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe AfterEffects
  • Procreate
  • InVision
  • G Suite (Docs, Sheets, Calendar, Slides, Forms, Gmail)

Skills

  • Keen eye for creative direction and aesthetics
  • Creative writing & copywriting
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Organizational skills, including event planning & production
  • Video & audio editing
Using Format