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About me

Hi there!

My name is Plamena Atanasova and I’m a visual artist born and raised in Bulgaria. I’m currently living and working in Dublin, Ireland.

From a very young age I’ve always been involved with art.

When I graduated secondary school I transfered my passion into studying Visual Arts in New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria.

I’ve been actively working as a graphic designer from the very moment I finished school gaining valuable experience as an intern for different Advertising Agencies.

By my third year in university I was already working fulltime with one of Bulgaria’s best selling Publishing Houses.

Moving from Bulgaria to Ireland gave me the opportunity to meet and work with a large variety of artists and musicians helping them to promote their work.

If you’d like to learn about my professional development in greater detail have a look at my resume.

My Work

Resume


PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Visual Artist with extensive knowledge of graphic & web design, typography, interactive design and visual communications. Sharp attention to detail, self-motivated, inquisitive and collaborative. Possess in depth knowledge of latest versions of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, as well as HTML & CSS. Excellent communication skills, written & verbal, English & Bulgarian. Proven ability to work well in team environment and use own initiative.


EDUCATION

Visual Arts– New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria.


RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

 

Digifeye, Dublin 8  

UX/UI Designer

September 2014 – Present

 

  • Bringing big ideas to the table, collaborate with the team and inspire the media strategy of the agency.
  • Developing the company identity; creative product development; web and graphic design.
  • Lead design and maintenance of the agency website including content management.
  • Continually stay abreast of best practices and trends in content generation, responsive design and accessibility standards.
  • Meet with Account Managers on a regular basis to formulate tactical design direction; action plan for the week.
  • Assist in the design, architecture, development, testing, implementation, and support of client projects.

 

LOGO 24, Dublin 2

Graphic Designer – intern

Aug’12 – May’13

 

  • Working as part of a team with printers, copywriters, photographers, illustrators, other designers, account executives, web developers and marketing specialists.
  • Contributing ideas and design artwork to the overall brief, if not own; demonstrating illustrative skills with rough sketches; working on layouts and artworking pages ready for print.
  • Personalised ideas and concepts to clients.
  • Keeping abreast of emerging technologies in new media, particularly design programs such as Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign.
  • If not focused on a project, working on developing interactive designs for clients’ pitches, agency’s own website, logo/poster/business stationary/ newsletter development and website mock-ups.

 

 

Fenix Design, Sofia, Bulgaria

Graphic Designer

Oct’09 – Oct’10

 

  • Responsible for managing book projects that would involve full development of book and cover designs to meet clients expectations and brief.
  • Create designs, concepts and sample layouts for books. Responsible for developing all advertising materials required to support book promotions – leaflets, posters, billboards, online campaigns and retail.
  • Acting manager of the company’s own bookstore; active participant in organizing all side activities of the company such as book promo tours and project development commissioned by other agencies.
  • Managing the project step by step.
  • Constant communication with sales, scripting, sampling and all other teams involved to ensure that customer’s needs are met and understood.

 

 

Freelance Graphic Designer

’09-Present

 

  • Meeting to discuss the business objectives and requirements of commissioned projects; full concept development and project tailoring to client needs.
  • Produce creative designs for logos, websites, business cards, brochures, flyers, books and other promotional materials.
  • Developing design briefs working with a wide range of media and software, including photography; estimating project milestones, providing quotes for clients.
  • Keeping an efficient schedule and adhering to strict deadlines.

RECENT EXPERIENCE

 

The International Bar, Dublin 2

Bar Person

Feb’12-June’14

 

  • Responsible for creating various promotional materials for numerous events in the bar such as posters, flyers and menus.
  • Developing and maintaining the bar’s website as well as being in charge of all social media.
  • Participating in the organizational process of various events that occur in the bar.

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