PROFILE

Rosie Ruzicka is a self-driven creative professional with exceptional visual taste, high standards for quality, and proven strengths in creativity, collaboration, and problem solving. 

Strong strategic thinker // detail oriented // top-notch collaborator with management experience // works well under pressure and in demanding environments // outgoing and open-minded.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

SENIOR ART DIRECTOR, Concentric Health Experience

June 2018 - Feb 2019

Managed and directed branded and unbranded print and multimedia materials for a diverse pharmaceutical client base including Novartis (Saxenda), Osuka Lundbeck (Rexulti), and New Business accounts. Produced creative solutions for multiple therapeutic areas in pre- and post-launch stages of New Business campaigns. Successfully co-directed and implemented all facets of corporate-identity project, including logo, advertisements, and website.

  • Assisted in new business acquisition and development by collaborating with account executives, copywriters and strategy team, to develop concepts and present to creative director and/or client.

  • Created cross-channel and cross-stakeholder materials, e.g. training information, pull through, non-branded disease state materials and payer value materials.

LEAD DESIGNER, YellowFan Studios, Sprint Corporation

August 2016 - June 2017

Responsible for development and execution of internal and external graphic design content for Sprint CEO and C-level executives. Worked regularly on graphic layout, presentation design, production materials, social content, and marketing strategy development. 

  • Managed a small team of designers and acted as liaison between Corporate Communications and YellowFan Studios to develop high-level internal strategies.

  • Instrumental role in visual development of external pitch decks resulting in the acquisition of new corporate partnerships with Niantic, AAA, and CTIA.

 

GRAPHIC DESIGNER II, YellowFan Studios, Sprint Corporation

April 2016 - August 2016

Hired for multi-disciplinary skill set and responsible for daily graphic design content, brand identity development and high-level project conceptualization. Assisted in the development of the organizational structure of the studio and instrumental in the evolution of Sprint's brand-identity.

  • Ability to own multiple phases of a project with minimal oversight while managing multiple priorities and meeting tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

 

JUNIOR ART DIRECTOR // DESIGNER & ILLUSTRATOR, C3, Creative Consumer Concepts LLC.

June 2015 - March 2016

Tasked with conceptualization and development of creative for print, online, and retail targeted towards family audience segments. Worked directly with multiple top 10 clients in collaboration with creative team and was responsible for development and design of monthly digital and print productions. 

  • Duties expanded to include independent creative lead on several accounts including BJ's Brewhouse and ABRH–Village Inn, Baker's Square, and Max & Erma's–which included activity book concept development, design execution, character set development, and illustration.

 

CREATIVE INTERN, C3, Creative Consumer Concepts LLC.

Feb 2014 - Sept 2014

Assisted in conceptualizing and developing assignments for print, online, and retail targeted towards family audience segments. Supported the creative team through the production process including creating graphics, presenting to clients, and generating workable concepts and ideas.

 

REPRESENTED ILLUSTRATOR, RW2 Productions

July 2015 - July 2016

Represented as an independently contracted illustrator and designer by RW2, a production agency in KC. Executed development of original visual concepts for moving, still, online, social, and print content, and necessary collaboration with a roster of directors, producers, and independant artists. 

 

FREELANCE, Illustration and Design

2011 - Present

Notable clients include: Cygne Advisors LLC. - complete brand identity • Coterie Theater KC - poster design •  Reach Out & Read Kansas City - poster design • KCAI School for Continuing Studies - poster design • KCAI Illustration Student Exhibition - promotional flyers • Eden Alley Cafe - menu design & chalkboard art • Culture Closet Clothing NYC - shirt graphics • Bowinero, “Asterism” - album design and screenprint


AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS

SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS, Student Competition Winner, Scholarship Recipient

“Fox in Snow,” 2012 // “Picturesque,” “Sea Parks,” 2015 // “Age of Information,” 2016

Two pieces accepted into the 2015 SOI annual student show, an elite juried competition with more than 8,700 entries submitted by college-level students nationwide.

 

MATT & KIM SCHOLARSHIP for Excellence in Printmaking

MAY 2015

Awarded the $1000 Matt and Kim scholarship for excellence in printmaking for original screenprint “Picturesque” in May 2015, Society of Illustrators, NY, NY.

 

STUDENT ILLUSTRATION COMMITTEE, Founder & Leader, KCAI Illustration Department

September 2014 - May 2015

Successfully orchestrated a student-currated and run off-campus senior exhibition, The Donut Box, in March 2015 at the Vulpes Bastille gallery in the Kansas City Crossroads. Also assisted in raising departmental funds throughout the year through to provide requested supplies to students. 


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS 

BFA., Kansas City Art Institute, Illustration & Visual Communication

Graduated May 2015 // GPA 3.87 / 4.00


SKILLS AND INTERESTS 

 

Conceptual Visual Communication • Hand-drawn imagery •  Silk Screen Printing •  Digital & traditional illustration  •  Graphic design & product design • Brand Identity • Typography & letterpress •  Vector Design • Traditional Printmaking

  • Adobe CC Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat & InDesign)

  • Open Office, Outlook, Keynote, PP, Word, Pages, Excel, Wacom

  • Macintosh and Windows