KATRIN GERNER
– 10+ years of experience

ABOUT –

Hello, I am a designer working with companies all over the world to give products, services, events and fairs, the right significance. I have been commercialising and adding value to consumer focused products and services for 10+ years.
 

While living in 4 countries, speaking 5 languages, I have added value to 100´s of projects in categories including industrial and consumer goods, events and fairs, the wellbeing and food industry, accessories and fashion. With 12 years of experience working directly with operators and manufacturers.


My experience and understanding of human centered design, strategy, and manufacturing give me a fully rounded understanding for what it takes to create a high value product/service.


Extensive experience in design (web and print), multimedia and marketing goes along with with my exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills; dynamic team player with well-developed written and verbal communication abilities.

 

I am highly skilled in client relations; talented at building and maintaining partnerships. A passionate and inventive creator of innovative marketing strategies and campaigns; accustomed to performing in a deadline-driven environments with an emphasis on working within budget requirements that bring measured return on investment.

 

I am specialized in branding, CI and logo design, both website and print design, art direction and designing all arrangements for events and fairs, recently into AR/VR combined with virtual venues.

 

Outside of design, you’ll find me traveling, practicing yoga, modern dance and massage techniques, hiking in nature, spending time with family and friends, and running around with my dog Carlotta.

SKILLS –

Excellent skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.
Experienced with Wix, Jimdo, MS Office, Keynote.

FACTS & FIGURES –

Katrin Gerner
20. August 1977

November 2008 – now :: Freelancer


Art Directions for Web/Print and Events
National and International
   
February 2008 – Janury 2009 :: Open University
Art Studies Darmstadt/Germany
   
October 2006 – July 2008 :: Milcap Media Group


Art Director for Online Media
Barcelona/Spain

March 2005 – June 2006 :: Birke und Partner GmbH


Communication & Design


Art Director for visual communication print/web
Erlangen/Germany

https://www.birke.de/
   
September 2002 – January 2005 :: Orangefizz bv


Communication & Design


Art Director for visual communication print/web
Amsterdam/Holland


Today: https://vuurutrecht.nl/
   
September 2003 – September 2004 :: Worldtrip


(Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America)

April 2001 – July 2002 :: Falk Werbeagentur GmbH


Communication & Design


Art Director for visual communication print/web
Nürnberg/Germany

October 2000 – March 2001 :: NetlinQ Framfab AG


Advertising agency for webdesign


Art Director for visual communication web
Düsseldorf/Germany


Today: https://www.digitaspixelpark.com/

January 2000 – September 2000 :: New Concept GmbH


Communication & Design


Graphic Designer
Düsseldorf/Germany

CAPABILITIES –

Further Training:
Google Workshop – How to reach your customer with Social Media 2016
Google Workshop – How to reach your customer online – 2016
Google Workshop Web Analytics – 2016
Art studies – Open University Darmstadt – 2009
Trainer aptitude examination – Stuttgart – 1999 


Fragrance composition course – Stuttgart – 1998


Photography course – Stuttgart – 1998


Serigraphy course – 1995



Postgraduate Studies 1997 - 1999


Degree Diploma Designer
 National School of Paint and Design 
Stuttgart/Germany

Apprenticeship 1994 - 1997


Visual Merchandiser, Hertie department store, Germany

Graduation:


Certificate – High-School Diploma
 (Emphasis on Economics), Germany

Languages:


German first language; 
English fluently
; Dutch fluently
;

Spanish advanced
; Greek advanced

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