Ste Dobrescu, Designer in London, United Kingdom
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Ste Dobrescu

Verified Expert  in Design

Designer

Location
London, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
December 12, 2016

Ste's key expertise is laying out a favorable environment for projects, whether they are new brands, apps, or websites. Ste looks into everything from market insights to company structure and brand guidelines to make solid design choices. His bread and butter is crafting beautiful UI components directly in code and making an adaptable and accessible design that works across devices.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Managing Partner

2017 - PRESENT
LOFO
  • Managed Lootforever.com, Lofo.london, and Lofo.tokyo websites and all brand-related content.
  • Developed aesthetics in fashion and models for production.
  • Created all content generation guidelines and led photo shoots, social media, and creative direction.
  • Supervised production, team and internal flows.
  • Handled brand development and growth, partner meetings, fundraising, and integrating new technologies.
Technologies: Adobe Experience Design (XD)

Managing Partner

2013 - PRESENT
LOOT Studio
  • Acted as the main designer and managing partner.
  • Worked directly with clients on branding and development projects for the last five years.
  • Acted as the editor and producer of JUG magazine a yearly printed magazine that deals with various issues from creative fields (more here jugonline.com).
  • Produced and managed studio's shop, LOOTforever, which sells a selection of design products and various goods.
  • Helped more than 30 small and medium clients start their businesses and provided them with expert consulting services.
  • Managed internships for foreign students for the past couple of year and have been dealing with young designers from France and Germany.
Technologies: Sketch, Cinema 4D, Adobe Suite

Head of Design

2015 - 2018
JUG Magazine
  • Worked with JUG, a yearly-printed magazine that features a wide selection of subjects, from politics to design.
  • Managed the print edition and layouts for the magazine, which right now is on its second issue.
  • Involved in developing an innovative media platform for JUG, which will get published mid-2017.
  • Researched and found suitable graphic directions for the magazine and developed layouts for each of the articles.
Technologies: HTML, WordPress, Adobe Suite

Intern

2011 - 2011
McCann Erickson
  • Worked for one of the biggest local agencies for design and creative direction.
  • Worked with notable clients, such as Coca-Cola, Nescafe, BRD Bank, Rompetrol, Piraeus Bank, Stihl, and Burn.
  • Was involved in the creative process, ideation, and all sorts of things from web design to event planning.
Technologies: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
2012 - 2013

Certificate in a Short Course in Illustration

Central Saint Martins - London, England

Tools

Adobe Experience Design (XD), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe CC, Sketch, WP eCommerce, Cinema 4D, Figma

Platforms

MacOS, iOS, WordPress, Adobe Suite, Shopify, Visual Studio Code (VS Code)

Industry Expertise

Real Estate

Languages

CSS3, HTML

Other

Logo Design, Graphic Design, Brand Design, Branding, Web Design, Apps, Company Naming, App UI, Social Media Design, WordPress Design, Editorial Design, UX Design, Front-end, Web Development, Iconography, User Journeys, User Experience (UX), Package Design, Brand Guidelines, Brand Language, Brand Identity, Pattern Design, App Design, Packaging, eCommerce UX, Social Media, Next.js, React, Framer, Spline

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