Adobe Muse Cc, Branding & Identity, Digital & Online Design, Illustrator, Image retouching, InDesign, Infographics, Information Design, Keynote, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Presentation Design, Print Design, Typography


  • Self-employed / Crystalline Design
    Graphic Designer
    2016 - Present

    Independent freelancing for corporate and small businesses - graphics and presentation design.
    Clients include Aged & Community Services Association (ACSA), Ultrafeedback and Eurofast.

    - Corporate reports and business publication layout
    - Website design and layout
    - Branding and marketing collateral
    - Style-guide creation

  • InspireHCP
    Graphic Designer
    2015 - 2017

    Sole Graphic Designer for a small medical education and communication agency.
    Clients included Janssen Cilag, Bayer and Amgen.
    Work included...
    - Print layouts for marketing materials, from concept to print production
    - Presentation design and templates
    - Website creation (Adobe Muse)
    - Infographics and charts
    - Digital design layout for iPad apps, newsletters, e-learning programs and

  • Self-employed / Crystalline Design
    Graphic and Presentations Designer
    2012 - 2015

    Agency freelancing with a focus on presentations.
    Clients include DDB and Jack Morton.
    End customers include Telstra, Woolworths, Urban Growth and Macquarie Bank.

    - Presentations for corporate meetings, public events, pitches
    - Information Graphics

    2005 - 2012

    Research and reporting on the healthcare environment for marketing and senior management. Included...
    - Data Visualisation: to explain, emphasise or simplify information
    - Presentation and report preparation to achieve a balance of aesthetics and information clarity to suit a specific audience
    - Collaborative research, information collation, analysis
    - Presenting prepared information to executive management, to inform and or gain buy-in for future action
    - Management of the organisation's Customer Satisfaction Survey

    Product Manager / Marketing
    1999 - 2004

    Product Manager for various ranges of surgical products. Included..
    - Advertising and promotion for various medical products including liaison with design agencies and contribution to design direction.
    - Business planning and financial accountability for a business segment
    - Preparation of tender submissions primarily for government (hospital/state) contracts

    Planning, Purchasing, Analysis
    1992 - 1999

    - Business Analyst (1997 - 1998): included sales forecasting, business planning, expense management, sales analysis, pricing control
    - Production Planner (1992 - 1996): included production scheduling for multiple products made on-site, materials and finished goods purchasing, finished goods export management

  • Procer & Gamble
    Manufacturing Manager
    1989 - 1992

    Heavy involvement in the manufacture of FMCGs gave me a strong understanding of this industry.


  • TAFE NSW - The Design Centre Enmore
    Graphic Design and Communication
    2008 - 2011
  • Macquarie University
    Post Graduate Diploma in Management
    1998 - 1999
  • University of Sydney
    Bachelor of Science
    1985 - 1988

Awards and Achievements

  • Big Day Art - shortlist

    Design a poster for one of the acts appearing in the Big Day Out.


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Tamara Ruicens
Education TAFE NSW - The Design Centre Enmore
Macquarie University
University of Sydney
Employer Self-employed / Crystalline Design
Location Sydney Australia


About Tamara

I am a freelance Graphic Designer based in Sydney.

My experience includes design for print and digital outputs, publication layout, presentations (PowerPoint, Keynote), branding, information graphics and simple website creation.

Please contact me regarding any project-based or ongoing work requirements.




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