Tamara Malaniy

Intro

What I am all about.

Exceptional and innovative design and development leader, with extensive, progressive experience in creative production and collaboration.

Proven track record of leading domestic and regional creative and technical teams in cutting-edge graphic design and concept development for print, media campaigns and conference/expo presentations. My work and artistic direction is focused on increasing brand awareness and market share. Dynamic manager, able to expand business utilizing small and large team sizes, while also coaching and mentoring team members for career growth and success.

Key Skills

What I am good at.
01

WEB Design

Executing all visual design stages from concept to final hand-off to development. UX stands for user experience.   Creating the design and layout of a web pages. Deciding and planing how the site works and how it looks.

02

Print Design

Creatively can convey ideas through text and image. Creating graphic materials for printed advertisements: Branding, corporate identity , brochures, flyers, posters and booths. Maintaining brand consistency across all designs.

03

Initiate concepts and work independently

Conceptualizing original website design ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex roadblocks. Work well with others, collaborate creatively but also work alone with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment.

04

Take project from inception through production.

Ability to take direction, constructive criticism and apply own creative skills and talent toward successful execution of department and project goals. Excellent time management skills and the capacity to produce quality material while under pressure.

05

Web Team managements

Organizing, motivating, developing and communicating with team. Delegate effectively all team members and monitors performance, ensures all activity conforms with required standards. Develop a creative environment that is conducive to creative development.

06

Strong combination of typography, photography selection and graphics

Strong knowledge of the design principles are what determine the look and feel of a final product. Strong visual skills including color sense, a passion for good design and GREAT typography and extreme attention to details.

Technical Skills

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe inDesign

Mac OS X & Windows OS

Book Smart / Book Wright

WordPress, Dreamweaver

Experience

2007 – 2019

FXCM Group LLC

Art Director and Web Team Manager

Plano, TX / New York, NY

In role as the Head of Design Creation for all web and print production, I managed web teams locally and abroad, driving creative strategy, collaboration for high quality web properties and print design assets. Prepared and pitched creative ideas to executive teams while maintaining brand standards and guidelines. Directed art and creative work development seamlessly across 17+ company websites. Developed brand standards and guidelines. Assisted in recruitment and mentored team members.

  • Supervised Web team working remotely and team members in the regional offices (UK/ BG/ Israel/ NY) and implemented collaboration methods to ensure efficient workflow.
  • Translated business and marketing objectives into clear, compelling and visually engaging designs.
  • Led the development and execution of conceptual, photography, and typography design for company initiatives.
  • Worked with the analytics and research teams to optimize landing page layouts and CTAs with A/B testing. Achieved an increase in web traffic by 15% in three months and a 36% increase in new accounts.
  • Designed a 400+ page library of evergreen web content which resulted in a 27% boost in account applications from our organic search channel over a 60‐day period.
2004 - 2007

Forex Capital Markets (FXCM)

Sr Graphic Designer

New York, NY

Delivered exceptional assets in the design and development of mockups, print and web materials for expos, conferences, and presentations to assist in key business activities and customer touch points. Created and executed website home and landing pages, brochures, booth design, roll‐ups and flyers. Managed corporate identity and emailers, ensuring compliance with branding guidelines. Trained and mentored web and design teams and collaborated with marketing stakeholders to create design concepts. Coded web pages and collaborated with back‐end team.

  • Promoted to Art Director and Team Manager in 2007 and hired more developers in the UK and New York offices.
  • Worked in tandem with project manager to schedule projects and ensure production stayed on time and budget.
03/2001 – 08/ 2001

Atinera, LLC

Graphic  Designer

San Francisco, CA

  • Created company corporate identity.
  • Worked with Creative Director on designs for print and web.
  • Developed design elements.
02/2000 - 07/2000

Adler Homesky & Warshawsky Studio

Graphic Designer

Tel Aviv, Israel

  • Created illustrations, advertising displays, posters and other digital assets.
  • Provided design elements, updating logos and CI.
07/1999 - 02/2000

Baruch Nahe Design Studio

Graphic Designer

Tel Aviv, Israel

  • Assisted Creative Director with the development of graphic design artwork and special creative projects
  • Made changes and updates to existing packaging products
  • Proficient design with illustration and photography

Education

11/1995 – 06/1999

BEZALEL Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

BA, Communication Arts

Jerusalem, Israel

The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design is, first and foremost, a group of talented, inspired and motivated artists and professionals. Both faculty and students are driven by a passion to create and by their dedication to quality and excellence. These two pillars of the Academy have placed Bezalel at the epicenter of Israel’s cultural discourse and at the forefront of its artistic scene, making it instrumental in shaping the country’s cultural identity

01/1993 – 10/1994

Served in israel Air Force

Enlisted in Israeli Air force and completed my service.

09/1991 – 05/1992

Telma-Yalin, Art school

Givatayim, Israel

Thelma Yellin is a national high school; its students come from all over the country to learn in an open, supportive atmosphere whose professional staff is committed to the ideal of helping artistically gifted young people develop skills in their chosen field of specialization, while at the same time furthering their academic education.

09/1986 – 05/1990

Classical School of Arts

St Petersburg

Classic Russian school of arts, to develop their artistic voice and work in various directions, from classical to contemporary art.

Hobby


coffee table books


Travel