About me

Welcome to my portfolio. My name is Melissa Listokin, I live in Melbourne, Australia and have just completed a Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems (majoring in Multimedia Applications) at Monash University. I have a wide range of creative and technical skills and have worked in various professional environments.

My expertise is in print and web design but I am also proficient in project management, photography and video. I utilise a range of programs to complete my work (which is almost everything from the Adobe Master Collection CS4). I am an avid learner and love taking on new and challenging roles which allow me to expand on my current skill set.

Clients

Completing projects to clients needs can be a struggle but I enjoy the challenge. I communicate well with my clients to achieve the exact result they require. This makes the client happy which in turn makes me very happy. I enjoy seeing the final product and how it impacts the company over time. Helping bring in new business or sell more product is what it is all about.

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Print

Graphic design is not only a hobby but a passion of mine. I love using Photoshop and Illustrator to create a variety of promotional material like posters and banners. I have created print work for clients and was the sole graphic designer for a magazine. My design aesthetic is simple yet bold. I always aim to create an eye-catching piece of work that stops people in their tracks.

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Web

My strength is website design. I strive to make each new site stylish and modern, without forgetting about important factors like accessibility and usability. My skills in web include HTML and CSS coding and I am currently teaching myself JavaScript and SEO. The applications I have used are Flex and Dreamweaver. I stick to W3C coding standards and do cross-browser checks.

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Video

I have directed, captured, edited and authored numerous videos of various genre styles. I excel at manipulating the visuals (contrast and lighting) to make sure the look and feel is right. I can use a Mac or PC to edit video or sound so I use Premiere, Final Cut, After Effects, Encore, Soundbooth and Garage Band (among others).

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Photography

Photography has been a passion of mine from a young age. I have learnt how to develop film in a darkroom and do manual shooting. I also know how to manipulate images in Photoshop. I one day hope to own a digital SLR with a range of lenses so I can capture the perfect moments of time in clear detail.

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Contact

I complete various work for friends and clients. I am always willing to take on new tasks so if you would like my assistance in completing a project, let me know. I work well in a team or autonomously and am looking forward to taking on new projects so I can learn new things. Feel free to contact me and I will get back to you.

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