katportrait_smallArt Director and Photographer, Katrin Auch Design and Photography • October 2006 to Present
Create both advertising and editorial projects for clients such as Activision, Treyach, Circuit City, Microsoft, Dell, Christa Meola Photography, Michy’s Foods, Future, Nintendo Power magazine, Mac|Life, MaxiumPC and PlayStation: The Official Magazine
Develop templates, file structures, and organization methods for clients
Photograph and retouch products, events, and portraits for clients
Create web site—design and code—for clients based on the WordPress engine
Shoot, edit, and produce video packages

Art Director and Social Media Manager, Alpi International • December 2014 to Present
Photograph and retouch products for catalog and website
Design yearly catalog and all advertising assets
Create and organize social media outreach
Create 3D illustrations of custom ordered products for clients

Associate Art Director, Pregnancy magazine • October 2006 to July 2009
Retouching of model images
Research and color-correction of stock art
Layout and pre-press of magazine pages
Building and maintaining template files for the magazine

Associate Art Director, Scrapbook Answers magazine • October 2005 to October 2006
Create an organizational system for assets and files for this launch title
Collaborate with photographers and retouche up to 300 images per issue
Manage art interns and freelancers

Art Director, Future Plus Custom Publishing • June 2004 to October 2005
Work closely with sales staff to develop pitch materials and tools
Interface with clients on high-end project (materials for launch of Xbox 360, SOE Worlds)
Project-manage multiple competeing deadlines and demanding clients

Art Director, IDG Entertainment • 1998 to June 2004
Manage design department (four people) responsible for GamePro, CodeVault,
The Industry White Paper and various custom publishing projects (Lucasfilm, Best Buy, Nintendo, Sega, Square Enix)
Design the majority of sales and marketing material for above projects
Redesign GamePro twice; launch Code Vault
Coordinate assets with PR companies and our international licensors
Supervised simultaneous projects with competing deadlines

Senior Designer, PC Games, IDG • February 1997 to January 1998
Design reviews, up-front sections and features along with various collateral materials
(CD covers, blow-in cards, web graphics, greeting cards)
Redesign several magazine sections; develop illustrations and creative backgrounds to fit the magazine’s desired new appearance
Act as interim Art Director during times of transition

Art Director, Consumer Review • January 1994 to June 1996
Create the design template for semi-monthly black and white car buyers’ guides
Format the content of the book to fit the design template
Orchestrate shipping schedule with editor and publisher

Associate Art Director, Harris Comics • January 1994 to June 1996
Handle design and layout for letters column
Create solicitation materials for stores and ComicCons
Correct and manipulate archive art for current use

Computer Skills:
Adobe CS (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, Lightroom 3), CSS, HTML, Final Cut Pro suite, QuarkXpress, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple Keynote