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  Kerstin Vogdes Diehn
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Over 14 years graphic design experience in art direction, print design, branding, and production. 10 years experience in environmental and exhibit design, interactive design, and marketing. Expert on nonprofit design solutions. I'm a one-stop-shop for communication pieces as I'm an innovative thinker, creative designer, and an occasional copy editor. Capabilities include editorial design, annual reports, brochures, branding solutions, posters, packaging, logo design, and web layouts. Currently interested in web design, banner/design, UX, and print editorial design and production.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Art Director 10 Years
Graphic Designer 11 Years
Production (print) 14 Years
Specialty
Arts & Humanities 9 Years
Education 10 Years
General Design, A lot of nonprofit organization / museum / cultural institution / architecture work 7 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
11 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
UNICEF (11+), American Lung Association (11+), Sokol Media (6-10), Common Cause (3-5), National Resource Defense Council (3-5)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Align Communications (6-10), NYC Parks (6-10), Rabin Strategic Partners (3-5)
Other Work History
Before becoming a sole proprietor, I worked at Blumlein Associates, Inc., a multi-disciplinary design studio.
Computer Skills
InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark Xpress, Quark QPS, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Dreamweaver, Flash, HTML Coding, Mac/PC literate, Font Management Software
Technical Skills
Graphic Design (Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark, InDesign), Layout (InDesign, Quark), Photo editing (Photoshop), Copy Editing (Chicago Manual of Style), Illustration (hand and Illustrator), Web design (Flash, Dreamweaver), Color proofing
Equipment
laptop, digital camera
Unions
UFT
References
Upon request
Awards
2012 Silver Davie Award, Summer on Hudson
2011 GDUSA Book Design Award, printed in the 2011 GDUSA Annual
2007 American Graphic Design Award, The Spice Parlour, printed in 2008 GDUSA Annual.
Award of Excellence, Goodyoneshoe Logo Design, printed in American Corporate Identity 21.
Associations
AIGA, Media Bistro AvantGuild
Other
Phi Beta Kappa, American University
Magna Cum Laude, Pratt Institute & American University
Drawing, Painting & Bookmaking Skills
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel regionally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
Please check out samples of my work here at http://www.kvdesign.net and here... http://www.behance.net/kerstindiehn
Magazine  
(Green Matters Magazine, 12/1/2013)
Art direction, design and layout of architecture magazine.
(South Florida Real Estate, 2/1/2013)
Art direction, design, and layout of real estate magazine
(Green Matters Magazine, 2/1/2013)
Art direction, design and layout of architecture magazine.
(Work Life Matters Magazine , 11/1/2012)
Art direction, design and layout of work life balance magazine. This particular issue focused on gay rights and honored companies who have successfully promoted LGBT issues in the workplace.
(Green Matters Magazine, 10/1/2012)
Art direction, design, and layout of architecture magazine.
(Top Women in Real Estate, 6/1/2012)
Art direction, design and layout of magazine showcasing the top women in NYC real estate.
(Green Matters Magazine, 6/1/2012)
Art direction, design and production of architecture magazine
(Green Matters Magazine, 5/1/2012)
Art direction, layout and production of architecture magazine
(NY Residential, 5/1/2012)
Art direction, layout, and editorial design for residential architecture magazine
(Green Matters Magazine, 4/1/2012)
Art direction, design and production on architecture magazine.
(Green Matters Magazine, 4/1/2012)
Art direction, design and production for architecture magazine.
Books  
(Lark Books, 3/1/2014)
Interior design of craft book on paper art (quilling). Includes step-by-step instructions and templates for building designs.
(United Methodist Women/Living the Heart of God, 1/1/2013)
Design and layout of United Methodist Women 2013 program guide
(United Methodist Women/Haiti: Challenges and Hopes, 3/1/2012)
Design and layout of book about UMW mission work in Haiti
(United Methodist Woman/Sudan Books, 12/1/2011)
Art direction, design, and layout of covers and interiors of two companion books on UMW work in Sudan. Package included a custom-designed map of Sudan with infographics and a supporting DVD package.
(Beth's Farm Kitchen/Cooking with Jams and Chutneys, 1/1/2011)
Art direction, design, layout and illustration of cook book for Beth's Farm Kitchen, a local jam and chutney maker. Book includes recipes using her products and stories about the local farm movement. I drew all of the illustrations by hand.
Websites  
(Melton Foundation, 5/1/2014)
Partnering with TakeTwo Communications, Kerstin had the opportunity to help reshape the Melton Foundation's brand from the ground up. Deliverables on this project included a series of flexible logo treatments, a brand story book, a stationery system, marketing materials, and a responsive website.
(National Dialogues on Immigration, 4/1/2014)
Kerstin designed the logo, the responsive website (in collaboration with Gorilla Web Studio), and a kit of materials for member museums to customize with their own logo and relevant information.
(International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, 1/1/2014)
Partnering with Gorilla Web Studio, Kerstin designed a new site for the Coaltion that is dynamic, responsive and can easily be manipulated by staff members.