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Firstname/Profession
Sarskia
Graphic Designer / Art Director
4-8 years Experience
184

Represented: 23/08/22


Bio

A Designer with passion and purpose.

 

I’m Sarskia, a Designer and Art Director at the peak of my powers, producing end-to-end brand and design solutions for smart, ambitious and purpose-led businesses. From concept to crafted design to detail-oriented final art, I deliver. 

 

I lead brand and design strategy, direct effective creative campaigns, oversee photo and video shoots, and present with aplomb. 

 

I also love collaborating and really enjoy getting creatives with complimentary skills together to lift work to all new levels. I’m a sound strategic thinker too, I’m great at bridging the gap between business and design, or account service and studio. 

 

I come from an advertising agency background, where I’ve worked her way up from Graphic Designer to Design Lead in just 5 years. But now it’s time to go out on my own. 

 

A recent highlight was a branding and promotion project for the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival. Designed to span three years and draw a new audience, I designed a whimsical world channelling the festival’s magical garden setting. A favourite local Hamilton restaurant, Banh Mi Caphe, also got the full brand treatment including new logo, menus and iconography.

 

As a successful graduate, I was invited back to Waikato Institute of Technology to teach Design Integration to second-year Graphic Design students. I also continued my own education completing a Certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy from Harvard Business School Online.

 

So, if your brand is driven by greater purpose, or your agency needs an accomplished design driver, I want to work with you. 

Expertise

Art Direction Brand Identity Creative Direction Digital Design Graphic Design Layout Logo Design Responsive Web Design Retouching Studio Management

Software

Adobe XD After Effects CC Illustrator CC InDesign CC Lightroom CC Microsoft Powerpoint Photoshop CC Premiere Pro CC

I'm best known for...

Working as design lead and studio manager for Hamilton based KingSt Advertising

Qualifications

Waikato Institute of Technology

Bachelor's Degree, Graphic Design

 

Harvard Business School Online 

Certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy

Creative. Digital. Marketing. Recruitment.