Soumya Kumar

Résumé

 
As a designer, I strive to push boundaries and explore new areas. The desire to do something new motivates me and instills the courage in me to pursue different ideas that are meaningful and consistent with the end goal.

TUBULAR LABS

AUGUST 2017 - PRESENT
MARKETING DESIGNER

BRANDING
- Created distinctive designs for various digital and print materials including events, one-sheeters, case-studies and whitepapers.
- Created on-brand design solutions that meet measurable business goals and requirements.
- Designed style guides and pattern libraries in support of Tubular Labs’ brand and cross-platform experiences.
- Developed presentation templates for executive staff across departments.
- Helped evolve and elevate the Tubular brand across multiple platforms including web and core marketing experiences.
- Handled the application of our style guidelines to ensure consistency across platforms.
- Designed engaging visuals to enhance the brand identity, driving the entire process from concept phases to final deliverable.

WEBSITE
- Collaborated with the marketing team to deliver user-facing interfaces and features.
1. Tubular labs homepage
2. Customer Stories Page
3. Resource Hub Page

- Worked on a design overhaul for Tubularinsights cross-functionally, with the marketing team and developers.
- Continuously iterated on the website design to re-think and improve content delivery for Tubular’s current and future customers.

COLLABORATION
- Collaborated efficiently with sales, marketing, product and engineering teams to successfully deliver design related tasks.
- Engaged in brainstorming sessions and constructive design and marketing campaign critiques.
- Fostered great working relationships with team members and cross-functional partners.
- Communicated effectively in a cross-functional team and presented ideas and designs effectively.


VERVE MAGAZINE

MARCH 2013 - OCTOBER 2014
GRAPHIC DESIGNER



100 COMMUNICATIONS

JUNE 2013 - DECEMBER 2013
FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER

 
 
 
 

- Designed a variety of stories (feature stories, fashion, travel, lifestyle and beauty). 
- Art directed several food, fashion and beauty shoots.
- Managed the online segment and production cycle for the magazine.
- Designed custom publications including coffee table books, holiday magazines, ad campaigns and brand supplements.

Accomplishments / Filled in for the art director to help with the team’s work flow (design, production, and meeting team targets) for a duration of three months, which subsequently resulted in my promotion within six months of joining the company.


- Designed a 300-page coffee table book, “The Great Indian Wedding Book”, with great wedding ideas and professional recommendations for every aspect associated with an Indian wedding.

Accomplishments / Collaborated on several ideas over multiple iterations with the writers and photographers to create the core content prior to initiating the design process. 


Introduction to Programming /Udacity
Ongoing

Academy of Art University / San Francisco

MA, Graphic Design (2015- 2017)

University of Sheffield / Sheffield
MA, Magazine Journalism (2011 - 2012)

University of Mumbai / Mumbai
BA, Mass Media (2008 - 2011)


Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Muse, XD and Lightroom)
Sketch
Basic HTML + CSS
Balsmiq
Invision

// References available on request.