I work well with companies who need a person with many skills and experience to get the job done. Regardless of the type of project, the most important step is finding the true need.
- Photoshop CC
- Illustrator CC
- InDesign CC
- Flash CC
- Dreamweaver CC
- HTML5/ CSS3
- Fireworks CC
- Acrobat Pro CC
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Outlook
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Epi Server
- Branding Specialist
- Graphic Design
- Art Direction
- Responsive Web design
- Website architecture
- English 100%
- Spanish 100%
- Swedish working proficiency
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Claudia has a bachelor's in Fine art with a major in communication design from Texas State University. She is a Trilingual (English/Spanish/Swedish) graphic designer with over 15 years experience on projects that span from simple logo design to complex branding efforts across mixed media. She is dedicated to innovative and thoughtful communication solutions with a critical eye for typography. The unique combination of projects has given her a unique and differentiating solution for any project. Read a few Testimonials and see what clients have to say.
Here’s a snapshot of the experience and industries she has worked in:
Advertising Agency on Madison Avenue
After graduating from Texas State University in 1997, Claudia headed out to the big apple and landed a job at J. Walter Thompson Specialized Communications. She helped develop advertising concepts with her creative team and learned the advertising business. From typesetting to logos to direct mail and newspaper print, she very quickly adapted to the fast pace of the New York city lifestyle.
Interactive Marketing Agency
In 1999 Claudia moved back to Texas and worked for two years at Portaris Inc., an interactive agency at the height of the tech boom in Austin Texas. This meant she had to become intimately familiar with all facets of interactive design. It entailed understanding usability and how information is processed by the audience. Claudia worked with several high tech clients, which ultimately resulted in learning how best to structure the design process for maximum efficiency.
Global Manufacturing Industries
Between 2001 and 2005 Claudia was the Graphics Coordinator for Dresser Wayne in the Austin Texas Headquarters. DW is largely responsible for the innovations that contribute to the look and functionality of the modern gasoline service station. Claudia’s responsibility was the customer care and application of international brands like Shell, Chevron, Texaco, and Exxon/Esso for the different fueling dispenser models. She took care of every single detail starting with exact color matching to the careful placement design and application of client brands. Essentially being the brand ambassador for major clients including all international accounts. This was a great venue for understanding and improving internal company processes and relationships, as no design task in a large company exists in a vacuum - working with multiple groups is critical. Ultimately working at Dresser Wayne gave Claudia the experience to work on projects in a global scale and from complete start to finish in collaboration with multiple departments.
Ole Design Inc
On Sept. 2005, Claudia started working independently with her company Ole Design Inc. Because of her great relationship with her previous employer Dresser Wayne she was able to continue to work with Dresser Wayne however she left the production side and worked with the marketing department. Through the years Claudia has been an essential part of the team and has helped them with internal product brochures, website development, interactive media, invitations and trade-show graphics.
In 7 years Claudia was able to grow her company and work in many interesting and exciting new projects. She has designed and built the biggest hospital website in northern Mexico, created logos, posters and all media for the Texas Country Music fest in Round Rock Texas, helped create beautiful websites for artist to display their wonderful work. Take a look at the portfolio to view the full range of projects.
Currently In Sweden
Claudia moved to Sweden in 2011, after a full year of Swedish classes and passing both national tests, she got a job at Tell Media group. Claudia has been working with Tell Media group for the past two years in the beautiful Uppsala castle, Not only has her Swedish improved immensely but it has given her the opportunity to use her full skill set. At TMG, she has built the FBNW brand from concept to a live website, promotions and advertising, printed 6 Journals a year, produce event graphics and promotions and traveled to Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Oslo. She could not have asked for a better start in Sweden. At the end of the summer Claudia will be looking for new opportunities as her job contract sadly expires after a very much appreciated 2 year maternity leave for Jill Holmstedt, Art Director at Tell Media Group.
"Claudia och jag startade från scratch i arbetet med att bygga en grafisk profil för PriMaten. Det kändes tryggt att ha Claudia med under hela processen från diskussioner om vår värdegrund och målgrupp, till fysiska trycksaker och inredning. Claudia är något så ovanligt som en konstnär med projektledaregenskaper. Jag kan varmt rekommendera henne"
-Lars Fahlen restaurangägare
English: "Claudia and started from scratch building the graphic profile for PriMaten. It felt safe having Claudia during the whole process from discussions about our brand and target audience, to the physical printed pieces. Claudia is quite unique in that she is artist with project leading skills. I would warmly recommend her" - Lars Fahlen, restaurant owner
PROJECT: 4 CD DESIGNS: KEVIN WOOD
“Claudia is great to work with. She is very intuitive with her work. She quickly knew exactly what I needed. I very much enjoyed working with someone who listens and delivers award wining work.”
PROJECT: TX COUNTRY MUSIC FEST, SCOOP MAGAZINE, BRANDING, WEBSITE DESIGN: RICH BEARD
“I have hired Claudia/Ole Design for several projects over the years. She is easy to work with and understands that every client is unique with different needs. Claudia is patient and communicates effectively making the process of each project seamless. She continually goes above and beyond to make sure I am always happy with the final products. I have hired Claudia for various website concept/designs, magazine layout/design, logo designs, and promotional material design. There is no doubt that Claudia can handle any project thrown her way”
-Rich Beard - Director of Operations, Ludus Tours/Red Carpet Experiences