SUMMARY

Laia Albaladejo is a Graphic Designer and Illustrator experienced in illustration and book design, corporate identity, packaging, print, web and multimedia.

Special emphasis on conceptual design and visual communication, high concept mindset and attention to detail. Excellent understanding of design techniques, typography, and tools.

Extensive experience in using Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, WordPress. Excellent skills in Mac and PC.

EDUCATION

9-2005/1-2008 Suffolk University – New England School of Art and Design NESAD Bachelor in Fine Arts in Graphic Design

9-2000/5-2004 Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya UPC Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications Engineering

EXPERIENCE

Graphic Design Experience
2016-Present Freelance Illustrator for Tandem Books, inc 
2014-Present Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator for Quarto Publishing Group USA
2013-2016 Senior Graphic Designer for Overall Capital Partners.
2013 Graphic Designer for Maurice Redmon Studio

2011-2013 Graphic Designer for BLITZEN GmbH & Co
2009-2011 Art Director and Graphic Designer for Overall Capital Partners. Created design solutions for businesses (Coughlan LLC, Iperia, ML. McDonald, Armada Skies) across diverse industries Prepared and presented extensive research for projects Created original art, including photomontages, photography and hand rendered illustrations Constructed and coded website layouts Developed and designed logos and business collateral Created design solutions within an existing brand guideline Directed, coordinated final designs, prepared files to printer’s specifications, created mockups for client presentations

Freelance Graphic Design Experience
Book layout, website design, identity branding, signage, packaging, promotional pieces, advertisements

2014-Present Quarto Knows
2011-2013 Celler Ardevol
2008-2011 The Institute for Human Centered Design
2010-2011 Boston Kettlebell 2010 Advanced Labels, Denmark
2008-2010 Longfellow Investment Management Co.
2007-2009 The Other Side Cafe , Ronnarong Thai Tapas Bar (2010), Paris Cafe Restaurant (2011)
2008-2009 Weekly Dig Newspaper, Graphic Design Intern Computer Science
2005/2006 Constructora de Obras Municipales COMSA;

Computer Science Department
2002/2003 Mabik Networks Consulting S.L.; Data and website maintenance
2001/2002 Hospitécnia S.L.; Technique development from an internet portal (architectural and medical installations)

LANGUAGES

Fluent in Spanish, Catalan, English and German
(both oral and written)

AWARDS

2010 Finalist in the 24 Hour Inclusive Design Challenge 2010 in Boston, USA with the Park Street Team
2008 Semifinalist in the Adobe Awards in Printing Communication
2008 Fifth Place Winner in Cambridge Rotary, Chalk on the Walk
2007 Illustration for the Weekly Dig inside spread
2007 Winner of the Blick Art store contest 2007
2007 Photography Contest; Modern Photography; Lausanne Photography Museum in Switzerland