RESUME

I’m a passionate senior graphic designer & art director with a proven track record of delivering hundreds of successful branding, web design, publishing, and filmmaking projects. I am highly motivated, confident and I live and breathe design. As a true professional in this industry, I’m following and up to date with the latest UX, UI, and design trends

n: Mr Balazs Mariczky | m: 0409087194 | e: balazs.mariczky@gmail.com | w: www.balazsm.com

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Areas of expertise

  • Brand creation and development
  • Printing & pre-press – Publications, Packaging, POS
  • Design – Marketing collaterals, advertisements, publishing
  • 3D design – Artist’s impressions, packaging, modelling
  • Digital design – WEB and APP design / development
  • Photography – Model, product, event and real estate
  • Filming – Commercial, short film, Company video and product

Professional experience

  • 22 years of graphic design experience – 10 in Europe, 12 years in Australia
  • 9 years of business development & Project management
  • Team leading & art direction experience
  • Proficiency in ADOBE CC: InDesign, Illustrator, Premier Pro and Photoshop
  • 10 years of professional photography experience
  • 5 years of extensive filming experience
  • Work experience with council, large & not-for-profit organizations

Education

  • 2020  RMIT – Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media Interactive
  • 2020  RMIT – Diploma of Graphic Design (moved to advanced diploma)
  • 2017  PERDOO – OKR (Intel) goal management training
  • 2003  RUANDER – ADOBE Photoshop certificate
  • 2003  RUANDER – ADOBE Indesign certificate
  • 1997  POGANY F. – ECDL (European Computer Driving License)

Software knowledge

  • ADOBE Creative Cloud (CC)
  • 3D Software (Blender, Lightwave, Modo)
  • Animation software
  • Unity – game development platform
  • WordPress
  • Microsoft Office
  • Both Windows and macOS environment

Volunteer work

  • 2019  Arpad Aged Care Vice President
  • 2017  Arpad Aged Care Comittee member
  • 2016  Cancer Council
  • 2015  Folklor Dance Group – Gyongyosbokreta
  • 2014  AMPE Hungarian Teachers Association of Australia
  • 2012  Foundation for Africa
  • 2011  Hungarian Reformed Church, Fitzroy North

Contact details

n: Mr Balazs Mariczky
m: 0409087194
e: balazs.mariczky@gmail.com
w: www.balazsm.com
a: Melbourne, Australia

Right to Work

Permanent unrestricted work rights in Australia.
Certified by certsy.com.

Portfolio

Professional Experience

2021

Currently | Senior designer
@ GBCA

Global Business College of Australia (GBCA) is a dynamic, cosmopolitan, and nationally recognized training organization

 

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Liaised with international owners – through EIA managers, to rebrand Edvantage Institute Australia. The project included the development of new logos, branding elements, social media concepts, marketing materials, websites, and building signages;
  • Consistently delivered innovative design solutions in a fast-paced environment with minimal budget and numerous revisions;
  • Overhauled previously non-uniform and outdated forms and manuals to streamlined and user-friendly documents, resulted in 50% less admission administrative work;
  • Created social media campaigns for the EIA Bachelor of marketing – higher education product;
  • Increased GBCA’s overall business presence by designed new websites, user interfaces, rich media, and video content;

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Translate marketing objectives into clear creative strategies;
  • Develop branding, design on-brand ideas and concepts, produce market-focused creative;
  • Design (typography, color, layout) pre-and post-product of printed and digital assets;
  • Liaise with Marketing to ensure delivery of projects are on track to meet deadlines and that content produced is in line with the overall strategy;
  • Plan, direct and implement video shoots and LIVE video streaming events;
  • Operate and maintain digital film-making equipment, cameras, and post-production equipment;
  • Deliver high-quality videos on time and within budget for Youtube and social media;
  • Work closely with multidisciplinary internal and external teams;
  • Work with in house and third-party designers;
  • Develop websites for all business lines;
  • Take a strategic view on the gaps and opportunities to increase conversion and enhance UI/UX;
2019

Art Director / Motion designer
Victorian Institute of Technology

Victorian Institute of Technology VIT is an accredited higher education provider, offering HigherEducation, VET Courses & ELICOS

 

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Liaised directly with the owners to rebrand Rhodes College, including new logos, digital images, social media concepts, marketing materials, websites, and interior design;
  • Developed a new training material layout that increased overall quality of education and improved student satisfaction above 90%
  • Created design standards for marketing collateral, presentations, advertisements, newsletters, brochures, and websites, currently being used by headquarters and all training facilities;

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with stakeholders across the business to take briefs and communicate on progress;
  • Print and signage order, delivery, and organisation;
  • Design, build, and deliver HTML email campaigns (eDMs);
  • Work with off-Style guides to maintain brand consistency across all media;
  • Design creative assets for advertising, web, and events;
  • Develop branding, on-brand ideas, and concepts;
  • Contribute to concept development/idea generation/brainstorm new campaigns;
  • Ensure visual communication and brand standards are met;
  • Create best-practice marketing collateral in line with VIT’s marketing objectives;
2017

Art director
Clear Bridge Group

Clear Bridge Group owns several brands that service both the commercial and consumer markets of the events & printing industry

 

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Created the ExpoSupplies brand that has more than 2000+ custom made products listed;
  • Planned, directed, and implemented product videos with 2.1K+ views;
  • Photography of entire product range (2000+ products);
  • Rebuilt the company’s website that led to a 27% increase in site traffic and a 30% increase in session lengths;
  • Enhanced customer satisfaction by created easy-to-use, highly intuitive product templates based on customer feedback;
  • A key member of the team, responsible for the company’s 2018 product catalog from concept to completion, including photography, design, and print;
  • Successfully led the inhouse design team, fulfilling all marketing, printing, and design requests;

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide design solutions that engage prospective customers and lead to conversions;
  • Create and execute brand development strategies and activities;
  • Produce market-focused creative with a strategic approach to a creative brief with storyboarding ideas across both print and digital channels;
  • Manage and oversee video pre-production, planning, and on-site production activities;
  • Operate and maintain digital film-making equipment, cameras, and post-production equipment;
  • Deliver high-quality product videos on time and within budget;
  • Hire, mentor, and manage the in house design team;
  • Collaborate closely with the sales & marketing teams and assist in brainstorming and developing content ideas across all channels;
  • Develop and implement a website for product sales;
  • Own and drive the a/b and multivariate testing;
  • Monitor, assess, and report on website performance working alongside the analytics team;
2009

Director
MyCeleb Design Studio

Established in 2009, MyCeleb GDS a Melbourne based graphic design studio

 

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Successfully completed client projects worth up to $550,000 including rebranding of the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Center MSAC, creation of the Flow Rider brand;
  • Provided proposal layout and design for million-dollar corporate contracts under extremely tight deadlines;
  • Established trusting relationships with designers, vendors, team members and operational staff;
  • Successfully completed hundreds of client projects with a very high approval rate;
  • Established in-house development team and workflow;

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Liaising with services and external consultants and contractors, and meeting with clients;
  • Oversee profitability, deliverables, timelines, and budgets;
  • Create detailed briefs and pre-production files for stylists and photographers;
  • Present to the client from initial ideas through to production and execution;
  • Direct and implement photo and video shoots;
  • Mentor, collaborate and oversee designers working on conceptual jobs and integrated campaigns;
  • Manage the design execution of marketing initiatives with the team;
  • Ensure the timely and reliable delivery of all projects within schedule and budget considerations;
  • Identifying opportunities to improve current workflow systems;
  • Communicate and collaborate closely with Developers and provide feedback during development sprints;
2007

Senior designer
As seen on TV Hungary

As seen on TV Hungary – was a toy and game developer – and a publishing company. It was the preferred licensee of Disney and Cartoon Network for the East Europe region.

 

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Key member of the team responsible for the production of the company’s 2008 product catalogue;
  • Developed Cartoon Network branded games, Winx magazine, Narnia books;
  • Optimized company’s marketing collateral with a new modern design, resulting in increased business volume;

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the CEO with the implementation of Driven’s goals and vision;
  • Contribute to concept development/idea generation/brainstorm new campaigns;
  • Develop and interpret design strategies;
  • Develop brand guidelines of Disney and CN with the designers in the team;
  • Product photography;
  • Packaging design;
  • Publish kids’ magazines, and books;
2006

Graphic Designer
Motorpresse Stuttgart

Motor Presse Stuttgart publishes over 100 magazines across the globe, exploring topics such as motoring, lifestyle, and sport & leisure.

 

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Designed Men`s Health Magazine, GEO Magazine, and Auto Magazine layouts;
  • Executed innovative design ideas for magazine or brochure layouts and print media;

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design of magazine layouts and advertisements;
  • Manage workflow whilst working collaboratively with copywriters, editors, and the art director;
  • Present completed ideas to key stakeholders for endorsement within strict deadlines and under extensive pressure;
2000

Junior Graphic Designer
DTP Graphic Design Studio

DTP – Graphic Design Studio – was an award-winning Graphic Design, Logo, and Branding Agency and my first industry-related workplace

 

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Working with the marketing team, I have created many advertisements and exhibition materials for Pfizer and MSD medical companies;
  • I have managed product development, brand development and 3D product mock-ups;

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • I was delivering and creating designs that meet briefs and deadlines for a variety of marketing/digital products;

 

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