Alistair Kolingba

Graphic Designer & Illustrator

Alistair Kolingba

OCCUPATION

My name is Ismail "Alistair" Kolingba. I am a Graphic Designer, Illustrator, and aspiring writer. I’m a fan of contemporary design along with clean, simple, and minimalist design aesthetics. I’m an avid fan of all things fiction, most especially movies, books, video games, and graphic novels. They are a significant influence on my illustration styles, however I do have a strong background in (and respect for) realism and the fine arts above all.

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Objective

To continue to grow and improve myself as a designer while being part of and contribute to- a creative and forward-thinking organization.

Education
2007-2013
2001-2003

Drexel University
Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design
Philadelphia, PA

Art Instruction Schools
Certification of Completion

Upper Darby, PA

AWARDS
2007-2011
Upper Darby
2006
Philadelphia
2010
Drexel University Dean's List
Lucern
Art of Dairy Top 30 Finalist [out of 1000+ entries nationwide]
Peco “Art in the Air” Contest
• Placed 1st collaboratively with Holly Rankin and Gordon Sutherland.
• Work was featured on Peco's LED Crown Lights display
Programs
Adobe Creative Suite CC:
Photoshop CC
Illustrator CC
After Effects CC
InDesign CC
Corel Painter 12+
Alias Sketchbook Pro
Manga Studio 5
Webflow
Experience
Philadelphia
Feb. 2016 - Dec. 2020
Docucare Copy Services
Lead Graphic Designer & Representative | 2016-2020
• Developed numerous marketing programs (logos, brochures, newsletters, infographics, presentations, and advertisements) for new business/customers.
• Time Management Skills: Managed up to 15 projects/tasks at a given time while under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
• Trained and mentored co-workers in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign who now operate their own freelance businesses.
• Oversaw the efficient use of project budgets ranging from $500 – $12,000 USD.
• Updated and created new project templates that improved production and turnaround times.
Woodbury
Oct. 2014 - Feb. 2016
Creative Video Agency
Graphic Designer and Motion Graphics | 2014-2016
• Designed all web, print and digital marketing materials, including simple motion graphics and video editing for in-house and all clients.
• Photo Editing & manipulation.
• Managed email campaigns via Benchmark & Mail Chimp.
Philadelphia
2010 – Present
Freelance Illustration Commissions
Conceptualize and create illustrations and character designs.
Chester
Mar - Dec. 2010
Philadelphia Union
Graphic Designer (Intern)
• Managed all Graphic Design projects and responsibilities.
• Significantly reduced production time of all design projects.
• Improved upon past designs/templates and set a new standard of design quality.
• Performed additional Game Day duties as assigned.

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