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Astra Freedman - Kredel

Astra Freedman - Kredel

Web Content Manager / Graphic Designer

City of San Jose

Web Manager & Graphic Designer - Bringing your ideas to life through design


City of San Jose

Web Content Manager / Graphic Designer

Manage and maintain City’s internal and external websites; provides guidance and mentorship to over 100 web coordinators on web standards and development. Lead designer for award winning internal and external print publications.

• 2013 Member's Choice Award from the National Association of Government Web Professionals - City Website Redesign
• 2013 1st place CAPIO Award for Excellence in Communication - City Website Redesign
• 2012 Pride of San Jose Award for Citywide website redesign
• 2009 Pride of San Jose Award for Collaboration – Community outreach Citywide Recovery Act Team
• 2009 City of San Jose Council Commendation - developing student web presence
• 2008 Web Marketing Association’s Web Award - Outstanding Achievement in Website Development, Government Standard of Excellence
• 2008 Pride of San Jose Award for Collaboration – Community outreach Cooling Center campaign
• 2008 National SAVVY award winner for Inside San Jose printed external newsletter and CityLine printed internal newsletter

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Web Specialist

• Managed layout and maintenance of internship site, human resources intranet and international employment sites.
• Collaborated with recruiters and providing accurate translations for the web.
• Trained international staff in web management.


Century 21 Champion

Marketing coordinator

• Produced all print and web marketing material and print production.
• Executed research and development of new content management systems
• Developed the design and maintenance of the corporate website

Major Accomplishments
• 2006 Mercury News awarded “The Best Neighborhood Website in Silicon Valley 2006”

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The Wave Magazine

Graphic Designer

Responsible for the layout and maintenance of merchant web sites and design and production of the bi-monthly magazine.
• Updated product promotions
• Created advertising banners, new sections of the site to provide information to customers
• Conceptualized new ideas on tight deadlines


Technology Solutions Company

Production Artist

Multimedia designer of graphical user interfaces on major campaigns from concept to creation. Projects included interactive CD-ROMs, websites, HTML emails, full motion video and printed marketing materials. Clients included: MCI, ARCO, PepsiCo, Nestle, Voicestream and Hyperion.

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Masters Institute

AAS, Multimedia Communications

Cabrillo College

A.S Fine Arts

San Lorenzo Valley High School

High School Dimploma, General Studies