IRENE E. ROFAIL                                                                                                                                                                                                      1049 24th street, Sarasota, Florida

+1-478-952-7793, irenerofail@yahoo.com

   http://www.irenerofail.com   http://www.kilakitudesigns.com

EDUCATION_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, Florida.                                                                                                         National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece. 

B.F.A. Illustration, May 2015.                                                                                                                                                                           Language /mythological studies in history.  April 2011.

TEACHING AND ADMINISTRATION EXPERIENCE_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Art Teacher & Administrator: Florida Enrichment Academy, Bradenton, Florida, March 2016 - January 2017

  • Designed & implemented lesson plans for a once a week class.
  • Organized, developed & grew the art department.
  • Worked with children ages 3-12.
  • Worked independently with students & faculty. 
  • Computer lab management for Music department involving working with music theory for a variety of instruments and vocalists.
  • Managed & monitored Website as well as social media \& brand development utilizing popular applications such as Facebook & Instagram.
  • Successfully implemented search engine optimizing (SEO) techniques to increase a following. 
  • Utilizing a mass mailing software called MailChimp designed & embedded email advertising & newsletters regularly.

Teacher: Summer Camps  St. Stephens Episcopal Academy, Bradenton, Florida, May - August 2016

  • Taught four, one week classes which ran three hours daily. Two drawing  camps & two watercolor camps.
  • Designed & taught lesson plans for the duration of the camps. Each class consisted of no more than eleven students.
  • Supervised creative break time activities including artistic group activities & games. 

Hip hip dance instructor: St. Stephens Episcopal Academy, Bradenton, Florida, September 2016- February 2017

  • In direct partnership with an existing dance instructor, taught set choreography and routines for a once a week after school dance class. 
  • Classes consisted of no more than 10 students. A total of 3 terms in the aftercare program which consisted of 3, 4 week sessions. 

ILLUSTRATION & GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPERIENCE___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Designer & Founder, Kila Kitu Designs, Sarasota, Florida & Kila Kitu Enterprises, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania May 2015.

As part of 2015 senior thesis designed and implemented a fashion based brand. released a swimwear line.

  • Utilizing simplistic African cultural elements to create representative modern surface designs.
  • Used Adobe Illustrator aranged vector images laser printer ready as part of wood jewelry series.

  • Utilizing Adobe suites designed a series of patterns in Adobe Illustrator.

  • Used Adobe InDesign created a series of three artist’s books as well as a full brand catalogue.

  • Designed & branded the company included visual promotions, Logo, & website development utilizing the Adobe suits. 

  • Managed & monitored Website as well as social media & branding utilizing popular applications such as Facebook & Instagram.

  • Implemented search engine optimizing (SEO) techniques to increase the following

Design Intern, UNICEF CHILDREN'S AGENDA, Art in Tanzania, Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania, summer 2014.

  • Utilizing Adobe suites including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, & InDesign, designed & implemented several tasks, alone and as part of a team environment under strict deadlines:

  • Formatted a monthly newsletter as part of a design team for members using Adobe InDesign.

  • Designed 2 versions of a logo for the Art in Tanzania Website.

  • Updated & re-designed social media presence including Instagram and Facebook.

  • Designed prototype labeling for two products locally produced, marketed, & sold honey and herb supplements.

FREELANCE EXPERIENCE______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

Logo Designer, Zuri Safari & Tours,   Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania, December 2015, Lengai Safaris,  Monaco, France, September -December 2016, Kontinos Enterprises, Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania, October- December 2016 Jascewska Performing Arts Dancin' Starz, Bradenton, Florida, November - December2016, Tembo Enterprises,  Sarasota, Florida January 2017-Present. Two O' Six Mediteranean Kitchen, Dar-Es-Salaam Tanzania, March 2017 - present.

Utilizing Adobe Illustrator, designed and implemented several logo designs for review and adjustments as a part of a range of new companies. Logo design for print and web as well as some marketing materials such as buissness cards, flyers, banners and vouchers. 

 

PERSONAL____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Fluent in English and Greek, some knowledge of German, Swahili & Spanish. Advanced knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, & Microsoft Office suites. Dexterous with hand and power tools, knowledge of traditional mediums such as oil, acrylic, & watercolor paint. Independently traveled through most of Africa & Europe. US / EU passport holder. Laser cutter file preparation knowledge. Framing & Restoration of damaged paintings experience. Matte Cutting Experience.

 

PORTFOLIOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

RESUME AVAILABLE ALSO AVAILABLE IN GREEK, KI-SWAHILI & GERMAN.