Polina Savinova

Polina Savinova

Content ManagerBerlin, Germany
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Polina Savinova

Polina Savinova

Content ManagerBerlin, Germany
About me
I am the creative producer, content coordinator and evaluator with a 10-year experience roundabout design, photography, and art. Currently based in Saint Petersburg, Russia. I’ve worked in an international interior magazine producing photo shoots, in the largest illustration agency in Russia briefing and coordinating projects, working closely with best illustrators from around the globe and clients from advertising, world-wide brands and publishing houses. I had the honor to join a talented team of the design startup Readymag at the start of its development as one of the most aesthetically and technically brilliant online design tools there are. Afterward, I was invited to join an experimental educational project of the most innovative institution for design and architecture in Russia — Strelka Institute as a producer of two one-year educational programs: Hybrid Urbanism and The New Normal. This position and experience helped me to jump-start my production, organizational and communication skills to the level after the next level. My latest place of work was an online school for design Bang Bang Education. There, as a content director, I've been developing creative, content and social media strategy, brand voice and image guidelines. Created photography for marketing purposes, coordinated and mentored social media and editorial teams, produced an anthology film on the state of design in Russia and had an opportunity to work with almost all Russian design and art community members. I have a tried and tested skill for ideation and coming up with creative resolutions to tasks or problems. I am meticulous about details. I might work slower, but I prefer to finish a project at its best possible execution, true to my conscious and сreative vision. I am thorough at location and talent scouting. I was told that I have a great taste and an eye for the beautiful, and I didn't deny that. I am fluent in graceful communication with clients, creatives and suppliers in every shade of emotion of the above-mentioned. I am chill and empathetic, an advocate for a respectful and friendly work environment as this is essential for the evolvement of individual team members and the company itself. My heart belongs to photography, this is a twelve years relationship. I have started in the before the iPhone and Instagram era, finding hidden gems and moments even in the industrial city in the Urals region of Russia. I’ve never had a fancy camera and my best photos were taken with the cracked iPhone 5 and they looked good as I had to scramble around with editing tools and light and storytelling to execute the idea and quality that was in my head. My current gear is iPhone 7Plus, Olympus XA film camera, and Nikon FE. Other loves of my life are traveling, design and art. Skills to sum up: creative ideation, content creation, photography and design production, team coordination, critical thinking, optimization, structuring, copywriting, strategy, art direction, photography, photo editing, location scouting, budget and legal documents management, adaptability. And the lightning round! Photography icons: Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Gregory Crewdson, Thomas Demand, Stephen Shore, Alexander Gronsky. Favorite designers: Dieter Rams, Paul Rand, Ikko Tanaka, Marcel Breuer, Mette and Rolf Hay, Christophe Lemaire, Kenya Hara. Favorite artists: Olafur Eliasson, James Turrell, John Tivoli, Gerhard Richter, Mark Rothko. Favorite apps: VSCO, Snapped, Maps.me, Google Maps, BVG Farhinfo, Telegram, Notion, Slack, trying Miro. Cure for everything: empathy and humor. Thank you for your time.
  • Photography portfolio
    Photography portfolioPersonal and work-related photography, created during the last 6 years. I shoot on iPhone 7 Plus and Olympus XA (with Kodak Portra film). Editing tools of choice: Snapseed, VSCO, Lightroom and sometimes a hint of Photoshop. Scroll down for work-related photography ↓
  • 100 years of design
    100 years of design«100 years of design» is an anthology film and an open-source online course produced by Bang Bang Education design school and supported by Yandex Publishing House in 2018. 20 leading Russian designers and studios are covering the history of the design of the XXth century telling about the most remarkable and influential events, objects and people. Twenty original short stories in the most comprehensible form explain what design is and why it is so important in our lives. The film has receive
  • The New Normal
    The New NormalThe New Normal is an experimental postgraduate programme of the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design — an educational institution in Moscow, Russia, founded in 2009. It is a three-year initiative of the Strelka Institute with each programme cycle running for 6 months with a group of 30 Russian and international researchers joining the think-tank in Moscow. The New Normal curriculum is composed of various successive modules, workshops and field trips teaching interpretive, analyt
  • How to make an online portfolio
    How to make an online portfolioIn-house marketing publication for Readymag (online publishing tool) on the everlasting hot topic in design career — portfolio design. My responsibilities: concept, research, copywriting, content curation.
  • The New Normal Showcase
    The New Normal ShowcaseThe New Normal Showcase was a two-evening presentation of the first year of research Strelka Institute for Design and Architecture educational programme. The event was featuring new presentations of the core faculty and guest speakers and premiere seven projects by the programme researchers. Event schedule: Rem Koolhaas, world-famous architect, architectural theorist, founding partner of OMA and winner of the Pritzker Prize and Strelka’s first programme director was opening a showcase with a k
  • 8 design masterpieces from everyday life
    8 design masterpieces from everyday lifeIn-house project for Readymag on the history of everyday product design. My responsibilities: concept, research, photography and copywriting.
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Work history
    Content directorBang Bang Education
     - Saint Petersburg, RussiaFull Time
    Education Programme ProducerStrelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design
     - Moscow, RussiaFull Time
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  • Content Management
  • Art Directing
  • Communication
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Content Copywriting
  • Planning
  • Content Marketing
  • Production Management
  • Creative Content
    Linguistics and Intercultural CommunicationChelyabinsk State University
     - Chelyabinsk, Russia