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Communicating effectively in our visually saturated marketplace is a huge challenge. I help companies rise above their competition with distinctive, targeted graphic design solutions. By combining my sophisticated creative style, keen understanding of a variety of businesses and exacting production skills, I can generate interest in and revenue for your organization.
For me, the creative "act" is a process, not a moment. It starts with gathering a deep understanding of the client's product or service. What are the most important ideas to convey about the product or service? Who are the competitors? Is the brand well-established, new, or in need of a facelift? Next, I explore design solutions. This usually starts using old-fashioned pencil and paper. I transfer ideas to the computer when I'm ready to see them more fully formed. I present several concepts to the client and refine the choices until our goals are satisfied. Last, but not at all least, I oversee production to make sure the end result is flawless. Any project, large or small, gets my full attention. Browse examples of my work below.
Three Tarts visual identity and package design. Click on any image for more information.
Architectural Digest Home Design Study Powerpoint presentation. Click on any image for more information.
ICC Greenwich visual identity and event materials. Click on any image for more information.
Blue School Middle fundraising brochure. Click on the image for more information.
EdgeTrade visual identity, trade show booth, elevator bank signage. Click on any image for more information.
Kestrel Technologies visual identity: logo, letterhead, business card. Click on the image for more information.
FolioDynamix visual identity: logo, letterhead, business card. Click on the image for more information.
American Museum of Natural History, illustrations for the Discovery Room. Click on any image for more information.
Marina has been an art director/designer in New York City for over 25 years. She has held full-time positions at Redbook Magazine, Sports Illustrated and Spring O’Brien Advertising. She started Marina Brolin Design after recognizing a need for marketing materials that cut through visual clutter by communicating clearly and evocatively. Marina was also a partner in Three Tarts, a baking company based in New York.
On a project basis, Marina has worked with such organizations as Architectural Digest, Fujifilm, Network Associates and Pfizer. Specific projects include: designing a boxed set of CDs for GlaxoSmithKline; art directing the quarterly catalog and subway advertising for High 5 Tickets to the Arts; and creating a trade show exhibit for Grolier. Marina has created corporate identities for many small businesses, including restaurants, software companies, retail stores and engineering firms. While at Spring O’Brien Advertising, Marina art directed print advertisements, collateral and direct mail for accounts such as BritRail, AIG and Microsoft.
Marina graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in graphic design and completed further study at Parsons School of Design and New York University. She is an expert in all print-based graphics software and well versed in print and web graphics production processes.
Please call (212) 924-1092 or email marina(at)marinabrolindesign.com to talk about your project or request an estimate.