Photo Gennady Kurushin

Summary

Professional with broad experience in design and marketing. Committed to create eye-catching visual content and websites that will boost your brand awareness and deliver the message to the target audience. Trusted by a number of Finnish companies and aimed at building a lasting relationship with the clients.

Education

Master’s degree in Electronic and Mobile Commerce
Åbo Akademi University, 9/2012 – 6/2014
Major: information systems. Graduated with exceptional honour.

Master’s degree in Management
Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics, 9/2005 – 6/2010
Major: organisation management. Graduated with honour.

Tech Skills

Photoshop, InDesign, Lightroom, Animate, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Sketch, WordPress, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Sass, SEO, Social Media, MailChimp, Hootsuite, AdWords, Google Analytics, SPSS, R, MicroStrategy, yEd, Microsoft Office

Languages

English: full working proficiency
Russian: native proficiency
Finnish: limited working proficiency

Expertise

Marketing: Marketing strategy development, brand development, design, promotion and advertising, social media marketing, user experience design, presentation skills, events organisation.

Analytics: Marketing research, investment analysis, ABC, PEST, SWOT, statistical analysis, survey research, web and social media analytics, reporting, infographics, data visualisation.

Management: Complex problem solving, decision making, planning, coordination and control, business model generation, project management, product management, teamwork.

Featured Honors & Awards

Work Experience

Graphic & Web Designer
Cobalt Studio, 9/2015 – PRES.
During the past years, Gennady has been successfully working with numerous Finnish companies and organizations, including UNA Oy, Soft Protector Oy, Recover Nordic Oy and many other clients. Gennady has been performing such tasks as graphic design of printed and digital materials, web design and administration, branding and digital marketing consulting.

Business Development Manager
BFIX Oy, 10/2014 – 10/2015
Build relationships with new clients, determine sales targets and ensure they are achieved, marketing campaigns planning and implementation.

Marketing Manager
Tespack Oy, 3/2014 – 7/2014
Development of marketing strategy, concept design, planning and implementation of digital marketing campaigns, web-analytics.

Senior Business Analyst
Blackwood Real estate, Ltd., 10/2011 – 6/2012
Business concept development, identifying strategic problems and opportunities, data collection, forecasting, analysis and reporting.

Marketing Manager
Hitek Group, Ltd., 3/2010 – 3/2011
Market research, product and client portfolio analysis, supporting the launch of new products, PR and advertising, communication.

Consulting Analyst
Penny Lane Realty, Ltd., 1/2008 – 1/2010
Supporting project development, collecting, analysing and presenting data, marketing research, forecasting, financial valuation, reporting.

Projects

Valtiotieteellinen tiedekunta, 2/2019 – 5/2019
Develop a multilingual website (ulkosuomalaisetvaaleissa.fi) presenting official instructions for Finnish citizens.

UNA Oy, 1/2019 – PRES
Develop a corporate website (unaoy.fi), design marketing materials and produce promo videos.

Pohjoismaisten kv-suhteiden tutkimuksen kannatusyhdistys ry, 3/2018 – 5/2018
Develop a new site (nisanet.eu) for the Nordic International Studies Association (NISA).

ETMU ry, 1/2018 – 5/2018
Design a new logo and develop new publishing site (liikkeessaylirajojen.fi), redesign current site (etmu.fi) and create a new logo.

Exsilio Oy, 3/2017 – 8/2017
Develop a new corporate website (exsilio.fi) and a new product website (ekofarmer.fi) for a Finnish innovative management consulting company. Design marketing materials for print and the web.

Valtiotieteellinen yhdistys ry, 3/2017 – PRES.
Administration of the website (politiikasta.fi) of Political Science Association. Building landing pages, improving visual look and identity.

Allegra Lab ry, 2/2017 – PRES.
Administration of the website (allegralaboratory.net) of an international scientific media organisation. SEO and digital marketing consulting.

Technische Universiteit Delft, 10/2016 – 2/2017
Produce a series of promo videos for Businessmakeover, project funded by European Union and aimed at supporting of SMEs and startups.

Recover Nordic Oy, 10/2016 – PRES.
Design brochures, adverts and other marketing materials, as well as roll-up and exhibition, stands for promotional purposes.

Soft Protector Oy, 7/2016 – PRES.
Develop visual appearance of new products including labels, packaging, bottles, etc. Design marketing materials for web and print adverts.

IDT Messaging Oy, 9/2015 – 10/2015
Assist in design and development of a new cross-platform messenger app.

AntroBlogi, 7/2015 – PRES.
Design a brand new website (antroblogi.fi) for Finnish digital media organisation. Branding and logo design. Design of promo materials for printing and the web. Video filming and editing.

Siebe Projects Oy, 6/2014 – PRES.
Design UI assets for innovative location sharing app for Android OS. Design logo, business cards and other branding attributes.

Recommendations

Many clients and former colleagues are recommending Gennady. To see the original references, please visit Gennady’s LinkedIn profile and scroll down until the Recommendations section appears. Here are the latest recommendations:

“Gennady on mahtava tyyppi, jonka kanssa oli ilo tehdä yhteistyötä. Asiantuntevalla, innovatiivisellä ja osaavalla otteella hän loi uuden markkinointimateriaalin ja vielä täysin mahdottomassa aikataulussa. Olimme hyvin tyytyväisiä hänen työnsä lopputulokseen.”
“Gennady truly has a broad experience in design and digital marketing. He is very easy to work with and he easily understands our company’s needs, sometimes even better than we do. Gennady is quick, precise and has very good visual eye. For our company Gennady has provided both printed and digital materials, brochures, roll-ups, adverts, product displays, in-store materials, labels, product and event photography, for example. We are very happy to have him in our team and would recommend him highly.”
“Gennady helped us with the blog and website renewal. Gennady coordinated and conducted the project carefully on schedule. He is enthusiastic, very dedicated to his work and easy to communicate with. He is also well aware about the latest regulations and recommendations concerning privacy, google searches etc. Our organization highly recommends!”
“I would highly recommend Gennady for any freelance or full time work – it is hard to find a more trustworthy and skillful person who can control various projects at the same time while providing fantastic results. Additionally, he is an expert in many aspects such as taking photos, designing visuals (such as labels, posters, banners etc.), understanding SEO+SEM and creating websites – just to name a few.”
“As a Start-up company we particularly appreciated Gennady’s overall understanding of webdesign combined with his exceptional graphical skills. Gennady quickly grasped the essence of our business concept and produced a worldclass website for us. He has excellent communication skills and a flexibility of mind that makes working with him both effective and pleasant.”
Luotettava, luova, nopea ja työnantajansa toiveita tarkasti kuunteleva toteuttaja, jolta saa kätevän keskitetysti kaikki graafisen-, websuunnittelun, yms. palvelut. Tietää miten pientä budjettia voidaan hyödyntää parhaiten yleishyödyllisen toiminnan puitteissa. Täydellinen paketti!