Personal Statement

I believe using design knowledge and skills can lead us to do meaningful work that can tackle social issues and contribute to a better life for many.

 

I have studied and worked in different countries for the past 9 years. I am a multidisciplinary designer with a background in Communication Design and enjoy being involved in all areas creative. I am a passionate and focused professional with a particular talent and interest in UI, Service Design and Online Advertising.

I am currently looking for a full time position in an innovative company / organisation  where I can apply my passions and knowledge as well as my unique experience. 

English Resume  /  German CV  /  Portfolio PDF

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Advertising Design, Veritas University of Art & Design, Costa Rica (2005 - 2010)                          

Thesis Topic: Sea turtle Conservation Campaign Project (Si las Dañas, te dañas) Graduated with Grade: 95

Community Service Project for the Forest Management Department of the National Conservation Areas (SINAC), Costa Rica (2007)               

Campaign Project Design. Topic: Reforestation in Costa Rica

Exchange Program in SUNY Cortland University in Cortland, New York, USA (2008)

Achieved President´s List Academic Distinction with a 3.9 GPA

Masters Degree in Integrated Design International, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany (2011-2014)                

Master Thesis Topic: Improving Coexistence in Berlin through Early-Childhood Multicultural Learning. Graduated with a Grade: 1,3


Awards & Publications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AD Convivencia: Central American Design Award, Costa Rica 2007        

Award for the collective project: "Eliminating Prejudice and Stereotypes" during the second encounter of Latin American Architecture & Design Schools and Faculties for Coexistence.  

President's List for Academic Excellency Distinction at SUNY Cortland University in New York, USA, 2008  Received the "President's List Award" for obtaining excellent grades with a 3.9 GPA during exchange program at SUNY University. Only 6% of 7 thousand students obtained this Academic Achievement Award during the fall semester of 2008

Plastic Artpiece: "Jícaro del Cauyure" Exhibit, Costa Rica 2009         

Two exhibitions in San José, Costa Rica: at the National Museum of Costa Rica and at EARTH University Gallery.

GLIDE: Global Interaction in Design Journal Conference, USA 2012        

Publication Title: "Meet your Food: Empowering the User by Re-designing Nutritional Standards and Guidelines"

http://baohouse.org/GLIDE12proceedings.sabinapopin.pdf


Employment History

 

Studio Art Tutor Assistant / Veritas University, Costa Rica (2007 - 2008)  

I worked as a Professor Assistant for Studio Art class and helped students improve their drawing skills by teaching: perspectives, volume, still life observations, shading techniques and more.

http://www.veritas.cr

Graphic & Web Designer / LUMENUP: double digital, Costa Rica (01.02.2009-o1.06.2010)
Web Design: UI, Usability, Ecommerce, HTML, CSS                           Display Advertising: newsletters, banners
Branding & Editorial: logos, promotional products, catalogs, brochures, flyers, posters

http://www.lumenup.com

User Interface Designer, Front End & Customer Support / ST Agency, Rockville, USA (01.10.2010-o1.02.2014) 
Web Design & Front End Development
Marketing Assistant & Customer Support

http://www.travelzoo.com

Graphic Designer in Display Advertising / Trivago GmbH, Dusseldorf, DE (05.05.2014-o4.05.2015) 
Advertising: Online Campaigns (concept & implementation)
Online Marketing
Newsletters & Banner Design
Iconography

http://www.trivago.de

Entrepreneurship Project / Human Centred Design IDEO, Dusseldorf, DE (09.2015-10.2015) 
Social Entrepreneurship Project

Junior Art Director Digital / Deepblue Networks AG, Hamburg, DE (05.2016-09.2015) clients: Unilever, Cebit, Deutsche Messe

Art Direction Digital
Interaction Design
UI / UX Design
Styleguide Development

http://www.db-n.com

Graphic Designer Digital / Pilot GmBh, Hamburg, DE (01.2017-today) clients: Chupa Chups, Mentos, BORCO, HanseMerkur, Schleich, Simply V, Nature Addicts, Community Life, Gazelle

Graphic Design Digital
Social Media Advertising
 Campaign Concept / Photo-Shooting

https://www.pilot.de

 


 

Professional Skills

Soft Skills  Visualisation, communication, conceptualisation, Usability, User Experience, Design Thinking, User Research, Human Centred Design, Marketing, Service Design

Hard Skills  Photoshop, Ilustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Sketch, HMTL, CSS, MS Office, Sketching, hand drawing

Key Strenghts

Team Oriented  team spirit, communicative, motivational, curious, inspired, proactive, friendly, sharing knowledge, team culture is everything!

Adaptive I have had the experience of working in different environments, countries, languages and teams. I have worked in inhouse, agency, startup and freelancing. I believe this has made me develop a broader adaptive attitude towards business and the creative field. I love new challenges and understand the deep immerse of working for one brand as well as adapting quickly to different projects from new brands in a limited amount of time. Being trilingual also has made me more sensitive and adaptive in understanding colleagues and the work atmosphere beyond words.