CV

PROFESSIONAL STRENGTHS
• Creative thinker passionate about making an impact on peoples’ lives
• Recognized for creative and innovative ideas and hard-working spirit
• Great eye for detail and typography
• Organized and collaborative designer with excellent communication skills
• Experienced in achieving goals and meeting deadlines in fast-paced environments
• Comfortable with project management, strategic thinking and business development


EXPERIENCE

Freelance Art Direction & Design / Ellen Rizzi Design
New York, USA/Stockholm, Sweden / 2012–present

• Extensive creative direction, design and production experience in editorial design, photo art direction, presentations, logos and identities, marketing and branding materials
• Consult on brand strategy, social media and business development to reach a target audience
• Sample clients: The Female Quotient, Ön–Livet på Mallorca Magazine, Skona Hem Magazine, Enitan Vintage, Studio Bon, NBCUniversal, Bonnier, New York Needs You, The Komera Project

Art Director  / Allt i Hemmet Magazine (Bonnier Magazine Group)
Stockholm, Sweden / 2013-2016

• Worked directly with Editor in Chief in planning, executing and producing one of Sweden’s major home design magazines
• Led a successful redesign to increase readership and circulation (3,5% increase 2014 from previous year, become 2nd largest home decor magazine in Sweden 2015)
• Planned covers and stories, directed photoshoots working closely with interior stylists and photographers
• Supervised photo retouching, color correction, pre-press and printing process
• Led and managed editorial design team, freelancers, photographers, and stylists
• Supervised art direction of the magazine’s marketing materials, digital assets and social media

Art Director / The Intelligence Group (Creative Artists Agency)
New York, USA / 2007-2012
• Art directed, managed and produced cohesive trend research publication (quarterly)
• Carried out extensive redesign of the youth consumer insight group’s branding
• Designed covers, infographics, presentations, posters, sell sheets and marketing materials
• Oversaw redesign and implementation of daily digital Mailchimp trend newsletter and WordPress website
• Managed design team, hired photographers and freelancers, worked closely with printer and pre-press

Deputy Art Director / amelia Magazine (Bonnier Magazine Group)
Stockholm, Sweden / 2003-2005
• Designed all parts and pages of Sweden’s leading bi-weekly women’s magazine
• Excelled in the planning, production, and technical aspects of a large print publication
• Responsible for layout, production, and design team (3+) in the Art Director’s absence

Designer / amelia Magazine (Bonnier Magazine Group)
Stockholm, Sweden / 2001-2003

Art Director Assistant / ELLE (Hachette Fillippachi)
Stockholm, Sweden / 2000-2001


EDUCATION
M.S. Communications Design  •  Pratt Institute New York, NY  •  2005-2007
Masters Thesis: Magazines.com – Print Magazines’ Digital Expansion

B.A. International Relations/Art  •  Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA  •  1996-2000

INTERESTS
Travel and cultural experiences, art, music, cooking, interior design, pop culture, consumer trends, photography, family & friends


VOLUNTEER WORK
Lead coordinator Internationella Bekantskaper Study Group for Immigrant Kids in Stockholm, CAA Reading Program PS Roberto Clemente in New York, Hands On Nashville Flood Recovery, Catchafire Pro Bono Community

Climbed Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, Lemosho Route, 2010

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