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Cristian Ciureanu

E-mail: cristi.ciureanu @ yahoo.com
Phone RO: (0040)
 723 240 883
Phone IT: (0039) 37 333 76 804

 

BRIEF:

  • Artworker, Graphic Designer – 15+ years of experience
  • a wide range of work types: newspapers, magazines, for printing houses, in production lines, for advertising agencies; both permanent contracts or freelance;
  • member of staff (as an Artworker) in four Romanian election campaigns: Presidency (2009), Senate (2010), Mayors (2009, 2012)
  • software expertise: Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver), Quark XPress, Corel (Draw); related: FontLab, Microsoft Office, FTP (user)
  • from a business card to a 16x6m OOH, the results are very good, “attention to details” is a phrase that I learned it very well; I almost never say “this cannot be done”.
  • amateur photographer – with passion and own equipment (sometimes I get some freelance jobs);
  • webdesign (updating, template modification);
  • maintenance of computers (hardware: configuring, repairing, upgrading; software: installing, upgrading);
  • hard worker, quick learner, reliable.

 

EXPERIENCE:

2013 – present
Artworker, Graphic Designer (freelance, while “upgrading” my studies)
Freelancer artworker (from home) for various projects in Romania and Belgium
Last project – packaging for “Napolact”, one of the biggest food companies in Romania

Octomber 2008 – November 2012
Artworker for AdVenture – advertising agency
Artworker for most of the projects held by this company. I am/was involved in projects for clients as UEFA (The Final Cup 2012), CEZ, Volvo, Nestle-Purina, Motorola, Academica… ATLs and BTLs.

January 2008 – September 2008
Artworker for “Romanian in UK” newspaper, London (freelance) romaninuk.net
editing the newspaper “Romani in UK”: designing pages in InDesign (by templates or from scratch), image processing. High level of accuracy achieved: my freelance job started with 4 pages and I evolved to 14 pages workload; I also was the text editor for one of them and I was the designer and sponsor for one contest with prizes (dictionaries and books).

February – July 2008
Artworker for RCN Publishing Company, London (freelance) rcnpublishing.co.uk
Artworker for Nursing Standard magazine: designing pages in Quark (by templates or from scratch, using special styles), image and graphics processing.

January 2008 – April 2008
Temporary Support for Asset Upload – Group Production department, HarperCollinsPublisher UK, London (fixed term contract)
Upload book files into our Digital Asset Management system (DAM); spot checking of file quality to ensure all titles are complete and of acceptable standard; recognising complete files before uploading; aiding with the correction of error files (in Quark).

April 2007 – October 2007
Artworker for AdVenture – advertising agency
Artworker for most of the projects held by this company. I was involved in projects for clients as Volvo Romania, Porsche Romania, Motorola Romania, SensiBlu, Parentime, Realitatea TV… ATLs and BTLs.

February 2006 – April 2007
Artworker, Graphic Designer for the publishing house Bucharest Business Week
Editing the weekly English language newspaper “Bucharest Business Week”; scanning and image processing; weekly update of the website; administration of the relation between the website programmers (other company) and the company = checking and solving issues/needs; creating advertisement for BBW projects, finishing (PDFs) and sending the newspaper to the printing house, casual photographer at BBW events

April 2004 – December 2005
Artworker, Graphic Designer for the publishing house Publi-Cartier
Editing and layout design for the newspaper Publi-Cartier, supervision of the printing process at the printing house, conception and design of advertisements, presentation materials, business cards, outdoor banners. Other activities: creation of a presentation CD (Website style – software programs: Dreamweaver, Adobe ImageReady); update of the company’s website.

May 2003 – April 2004
Artworker, Graphic Designer for the publishing house ERC Press ercpress.ro
Graphic design and layout for the newspaper “Anunturi gratuite” and its weekly supplement – TV guide, including prepress; scanning and image processing; conception and design of advertising materials (small and large size); configuration / maintenance for computers. Achievements: I was like a small team-leader: I’ve succeed to optimize the working schedule (to cut down the production time with 25%), to raise the quality of the newspaper (more accurate information in real time).

October 2002 – February 2003
Desktop publisher for the daily newspaper “Cronica Româna” cronicaromana.ro

May 2001 – September 2002
Desktop publisher for the daily newspaper OBIECTIV – Vaslui edition obiectivvaslui.ro

1996 – 1997
Substitute teacher of Informatics at “Stefan Procopiu” High school, Vaslui

 

EXPERIENCE (freelance):

October – November 2006
Graphic designer for the photographer Mark Oostendorp

May 2004 – October 2006
Graphic Designer for Perfect-Tour – travel agency perfect-tour.ro

November 2005 – May 2006
Artworker, Graphic Designer for the publishing house Fin Watch finwatch.ro

May 2004 – July 2004
Artworker for Arena Communications – advertising agency

April 2004 – June 2004
Graphic Designer for International School of Bucharest www.isb.ro

 

OTHER MEDIA/ADVERTISING PROJECTS:

bucurestiidealtadata.blogspot.ro  –  a blog about the old Bucharest.
In 2009 I found a book about old Bucharest. It was printed in 1936, before WW2 and way before communism. I’ve decided to share it with everybody so I started this blog.
The book was only the beginning, since then many old stuff got into my hands and I shared it with everyone.

subtitles for movies  –  when I like a movie and I don’t find the subtitle in Romanian.  By doing this my English was much improved.

2012  –  Volunteered photographer for Nicusor Dan – one of the candidates at the Bucharest mayor elections (he’s an independent and an ecologist – I was happy to help)

2011  –  Volunteered photographer for the NGO “Save Bucharest” – covering the massive demolition  in a historic area of the city.

2011  –  Freelance photographer for n-ost “Netzwerk fur Osteuropa – Berichterstattung”
I covered the event mentioned above (a massive demolition in a historic area of the city) – one of my photos was published in the Austrian newspaper “Die Presse”
one of my photos made at the opening of “China Town – Bucharest”  was also published in “Die Presse”, other photos was used to illustrate another article, this time on kulturama.org website.

2008 – 2011  –  small actor in couple of videos (click on names if you want to see them):
Volvo teasing video for “Volvo Unlimited Naughty” campaign: Unlimited Naughty Take 1
“Bucharest is growing green” – a recycle campaign:  Ecologie and Ruj ma!?

2008  –  during my stay in London I was host for a radio show on “Ciocârlia Radio”, on-line radio. A radio-drama show: Romanian radio-drama for Romanian expats

1999  –  host for a radio talk show – 2 months (a radio in my hometown)

1994  –  inspired by the TV series “Beverly Hills, 90210” I’ve lobbied the Board of School to start a high-school radio. I was also the Project Manager: responsible for acquisition of equipment, school infrastructure (speakers in every rooms, cabling), installing, first shows, jingles.

Languages: Romanian – mother tongue, English – fluent, French – intermediate, Italian – beginner

Hobbies: psychology, sports (cycling, bodybuilding). I have experience in electronics (repairing & stuff)

References: Written references available upon request

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