Resume

Sabina Florence Besra

EDUCATION
B.A Degree in Visual Arts, Graphic Design
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
January 2013 - Present
Graphic Design Lead | Christalis, Inc. | Burtonsville, MD
• Manages all aspects of overall visual appearance and how it resonates with target audience. 
• Establishes the conceptual and stylistic direction for design staff and orchestrates their work.
• Distributes projects to fellow designers and organizes and manages the completion of their tasks. 
• Responsible for designing marketing materials, such as brochures, newsletters and annual reports, as well as items for use during fundraisers and events such as flyers, signage, invitations, tickets, etc. 
• Designs effective ways to use messaging in print and electronic media using color, type, illustration, photography, animation, and various print and layout techniques.

May 2016 - June 2017
Graphic Designer | Tenable Network Security | Columbia, MD
• Responsible for applying and enforcing corporate branding guidelines across web, print and animation design. 
• Managed, prioritized and executed multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines. 
• Participated in creative briefing and reviews to justify reasons and concepts behind designs. 
• Designed print-based collateral, including datasheets, solution briefs, case studies, infographics, tradeshow ads, etc. 
• Designed web-based materials, including banner ads, email templates, corporate blog banners and social media campaigns.
• Designed environmental graphics for trade shows and company events, such as booths and banners. 
• Worked closely with colleagues to help shape the company brand experience across a variety of media. 
• Supported the global sales team with design of sales decks, powerpoint templates and slide cleanups. 
• Collaborated with the Senior Graphic Designer on ongoing development of the company’s brand identity for global consistency and market leading brand expression.

July 2015 - May 2016
Junior Graphic Designer | Tenable Network Security |Columbia, MD
• Developed a deep understanding of the company brand to convey its voice, tone and personality visually across mediums. 
• Responsible for applying and enforcing corporate branding guidelines across web, print and animation design. 
• Worked closely with the Senior Graphic Design to develop custom and unique creative executions for brand. 
• Enhanced and applied established branding guidelines to PowerPoint presentations, collateral (datasheets, whitepapers, case studies, etc.), social media branding, infographics, print and web advertisements, trade show preparation, and other support materials.

June 2013 - August 2013
Marketing Services Intern | T. Rowe Price | Owings Mills, MD
• Rendered projects that completed the editing process and needed to be finalized for printing.
•Provided edits and corrections on various documents and files, which ranged from posters to flyers to newsletters and other print-based collateral.
•Used multiple software applications and workflow systems to choose from an assortment of jobs and tasks that needed to be completed within a certain time frame. 
•Worked on files using InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop that required edits or brand new documents that needed to be created using the same or similar templates.
• Rendered projects that completed the editing process and needed to be print-ready.

April 2007 - July 2015
Admissions Rep II | Medstar Washington Hospital Center | Washington, DC
•Compiled accurate medical, personal and demographic data to facilitate proper patient care.
•Obtained signatures from patients for consent of treatment.
•Provided customer service via phone call or face-to-face for current and prospective patients, family members and those inquiring hospital services.
•Kept hospital unit census up-to-date by placing patient in correct beds and discharging patients using hospitals-wide systems. 
•Converted patient status (e.i. outpatient to inpatient status) and updating patient service types.
•Coordinated with Bed Management, Physicians, clinic departments, and care coordinators to facilitate smooth admission process for the patients.
•Collected balances due and additional service costs at time of check in.

January 2012 - December 2013
Graphic Design Volunteer | Christalis, Inc. | Burtonsville, MD
•Responsible for designing marketing materials such as brochure, newsletters and annual reports as well as items for use during fundraisers and events such as flyers, signage, invitations, tickets, etc.
•Thinking creatively to produce new ideas and concepts
•Design effective ways to get messages across in print and electronic media using color, type, illustration, photography, animation, and various print and layout techniques.

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY
Mac & Windows Platform
Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom, Dreamweaver, After Effects
Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher 
Google: Docs, Slides, Sheets
HTML/CSS, Wordpress, Drupal

ORGANIZATIONS & CLUBS
Sep 2013 – Present      | AIGA: Baltimore Chapter, Member
Jan 2014  – Dec 2015 | Southern Asian SDA Church, Youth Ministries Leader
Sep 2013 – Dec 2013 | UMBC Bartleby, Art Staff Member
Jan 2012  – Dec 2012 | Christalis, Inc., Graphic Design Volunteer
Jan 2007 – Dec 2013 | Southern Asian SDA Church, Upper Room, Founder & Leader
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