Résumé

Annika Kappenstein, Communication Designer
kappenstein@gmail.com

Work

2012 – present
Self employed, freelance designer
Freelance and contract work for regional and national clients. My services include: Brand Discovery, Visual Identity Systems Development, Logo Design, Typography and Typeface Design, UI/UX Design, Information Architecture, Print and Web Design.

2006 – 2012
Creative Director | Point of Vision Design Group, Atlanta, GA
Brand strategy, visual identity systems, web development and design, UI/UX design, mobile app development and design, print design, management of design staff.
2003 – 2006
Self employed, freelance designer
Freelance and contract work for regional and national clients. Projects included visual identity systems, print materials, advertising and custom typeface design.

2000 – 2002
Senior Designer | Landor Associates, New York, NY
Worked on visual identity systems for national and international clients. Responsible for client contacts and presentations, lead and directed junior designers on the team. Reported to executive creative director.

1998 – 2000
Senior Designer | Interbrand, New York, NY
Worked on visual identity systems for national and international clients. Responsible for client contacts and presentations. Reported to associate creative director.

1995 – 1996
Lead Designer | Braunschweig University of Art, PR department, Braunschweig, Germany
Headed creative services for the department of public relations. Work included promotional materials, invitations, posters and maintainance of the school’s visual identity system. Responsible for entire workflow of in-house printing, including hands-on press work.

1995 – 1998
Freelance Designer
Created print materials, advertising, public information and visual identity systems for regional clients.

1993 – 1998
Designer | Designgruppe, Braunschweig, Germany
Created print materials, advertising, public information and visual identity systems for regional and national clients. Responsible for client contacts and presentations. Reported directly to the studio owner.

1993
Co-founder and Lead Designer | Youthculture magazine Hauspost, Braunschweig, Germany
Founded, designed, edited and published the youthculture magazine Hauspost at the Braunschweig University of Art.

 

Teaching

2012 – present
Yoga Teacher | Kashi Atlanta Ashram, Atlanta, GA

2003 – present
Graphic Design Instructor | The Portfolio Center, Atlanta, GA

2009 – 2010
Graphic Design Instructor | The Creative Circus, Atlanta, GA

2002 – 2003
Professor of Graphic Design | Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

1994 – 1998
Assistant typography teacher | Braunschweig University of Art, Braunschweig, Germany

1993 – 1996
Computer class instructor | Braunschweig University of Art, Braunschweig, Germany

 

Education

2012 – 2013
Yoga Teacher Apprenticeship | Kashi Atlanta Ashram, Atlanta, GA

2012
Classical Yoga Teacher Training Level I (RYT-200) | Kashi Atlanta Ashram, Atlanta, GA

2000
MFA, Communication Design | Braunschweig University of Art, Braunschweig, Germany

1991 – 2000
Communication Design study | Braunschweig University of Art, Braunschweig, Germany

1990
Printing and bookbinding internship | Druckerei Quensen Printing and Publishing, Lamspringe, Germany

1989 – 1990
Design internship | Art Studio Zeuch, Seesen, Germany

 

Services and skills

Brand Discovery, Visual Identity Systems Development, Logo Design,  Typography and Typeface Design, UI/UX Design,
Information Architecture, Print and Web Design.

Art Direction and Creative Direction, Management of Design Staff.

Proficient in all major design and publishing software on both Macintosh and Windows platforms, including:

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • QuarkXPress
  • Microsoft Office
  • Apple iWork Suite
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Aperture
  • FontLab
  • Fontographer
  • Adobe FreeHand (formerly Macromedia)

 

Languages

German, English

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