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MELANIE KRAUS

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born on December 2nd, 1985 in Starnberg (Germany, Bavaria),
living in Akureyri (Iceland).
Dipl. Communication Designer | Writer and Photographer

since June 2017
Hótel KEA, Akureyri (Iceland)

June 2017
Moved to Akureyri

March–May 2017
Executive Assistant at Flower Wholesale Samasem ehf
and Guesthouse Summerday, Reykjavík

since August 2016
Creative Director freelance (Text & Concepts, Photography) / kreationswelt.de

April 2017
Moved to Iceland, Reykjavík

June 2015–July 2016
Art Director at Kapital Medien GmbH, Manager Art Department, Munich (Financial
magazines AnlegerPlus and AnlegerLand, own trainees)

Dec. ‘15–Jan. 2016
Experience abroad at Svalbard, Norway

Nov. 2014–Nov. 2015
Docent at the Academy BURKE, Munich
(Adobe-Creative Suite, Marketing, Advertising law, Editorial, HTML/PHP)

June 2014–May 2015
Art Director at Wagner IT, Garching (Graphicdesign / Webcoding)

 

 

June–Oct. 2013
Experience abroad in Reykjavík, Iceland
(Flower Wholesale Samasem ehf, Guesthouse Summerday, Reykjavík)

since March 2013
Certification as a partner of the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (kreationswelt)

since Jan. 2013
Supervision of own trainees (kreationswelt)

since Jan. 2012
Self-employed Communication Designer, founder and head of company „kreationswelt“

2008–2011
Junior Art Director at DIE KREADIVEN / Munich (Communication Agency):
Main responsibilities: conception, layout, finishing and print process, development of offers to proofing
agencies, color management, cooperation with web developers, client contact, simple web coding; participation in international campaigns

Since May 2010
Self-Employed (Communication Design)

April–Sept. 2008
Freelance Graphic Designer for Behringer Schuhe in Munich

Dec. 2001–July 2007 Hotel Manageress at the Hotel Krone in Freilassing (reception, breakfast service, maid service, laundry service, bookings/hotel correspondence); family-owned company


Education and Professional Training

2005–2007
Professional Training at the Werbedesign-Academy (Salzburg, Austria)
Diploma: Communication Designer with emphasis on graphic design

2003–2005
High school diploma at the technical secondary school for design (Munich)
Graduation: Abitur

Until 2003
Gymnasium Laufen with special focus on language training (English, French and Latin)

Additional Trainings and Internships

2014
Supervision – Communication training, Munich

2010–2014
HTML / CSS / PHP / Java-Script / JQuery (private advanced training by Senior Web-Coder)

February–July 2004
Glazier and designer at glaziery Bendner (Teisendorf)

2003
B/W-Photography / Fashion Design / Flash / Glass Design / Wood technique and Sculpture (Munich)

1999–2001
Theatre Im Lichtschacht – Actress (Freilassing)

1995–2000
Piano lessons (Classical music / Pop music)

1990–1995
Dance lessons (Ballet, Jazzdance)

LANGUAGES

German (native), %100
English, %85
French, 60
Icelandic, %35
Spanish, %35
Latin, %70

HELPERS

Adobe CC, %100
MS Office, %80
XTC Online-Shop, %85
Wordpress, %90
Joomla, %70

CODES

HTML & CSS, %95
JS/AS-SCRIPTS, %45
PHP, %25