Valentin Hitorin

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Berlin, Germany

About me

International entrepreneur devoted to mastering creative digital skills in product design, content, web development, and UX/UI. In every project, I use the holistic, human-centered approach inherited from my journalistic background. I love cognitive science and always find ways to implement my discoveries. I explore the world and human creativity with no regard to any borders or prejudices. My curiosity drives me to everyday learning of any concepts and tools related to creation and cognition. ‍ I'm passionate about science, entrepreneurship, politics, philosophy, design, history, art, music, literature, cinema, comics, video games, photography and peoples stories. Also, I'm a Dungeon Master.

Skills

Communication strategy
Brand strategy
Art Direction
Media planning
Strategic Communications
Transmedia Storytelling
Content marketing
Public Relations
Journalism
Social Media
International Project Management
Media Consulting
Online Media
Media
Social Media Strategien
Marketing strategy
Digital Branding
Branding
Employer Branding
Corporate Branding
B2B Communication
Marketing Communications
Communication science
Publications
Strategic Brand Management
Design
Graphic design
Presentation
Data Analysis
Consulting
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Photoshop
Sketch
PowerPoint
Brand Development
Content
Contentmanagement
Content Strategy
Digital Content Creation
Photography
Storytelling
Digital Storytelling
Intermedia Storytelling
Scenarist
Creative Writing
Writing
Editing
Copywriting
Video Editing
Copy editing
Translation Management
Localization and Translation
International Journalism
Online journalism
Science Journalism
investigation
Music industry
Event marketing
Events Management
Music journalism
Culture industry
Culture
Video Games
News and Media
Interviewing
Fashion Design
Business Journalism
Start-up Consulting
Partnership
Sustainability
Crowdsourcing
Publishing
Tourism Industry
Green Energy
Sustainability communication
Environment
Team Development
Team leadership
International Marketing
International Business Management
Software Development
International experience
SEO
Creativity
Adobe Creative Suite
figma
sketch
HTML5
CSS3
JavaScript
ES6
Ruby
Ruby on Rails
Frontend
Bootstrap (front-end framework)
Backend
Website Development
Responsive web design
Web Design
Product design
Product Development
Design Thinking
Start-up
Agency
UX/UI Design
User Experience Design (UX)
UI Design

Timeline

Professional experience for Valentin Hitorin

  • Current 8 months, since Apr 2021

    Product Designer, Web-Developer

    ScrewApp

    ScrewApp is a safe space in the internet. It's a study project of creating a mobile-first web social media / tracker / mental health app devoted to fighting social media fatigue and toxic positivity. The project was implemented at Le Wagon Bootcamp with the incredible support of teachers and other students. My contributions: Software architecture UX and UI design Frontend development (overall) Backend (feed, post, and reactions models) MVC pattern Database architecture Deployment and hosting Presentations

  • Current 15 years and 3 months, since Sep 2006

    Valentin

    Hitorin

    International entrepreneur devoted to mastering creative digital skills in product design, content, web development, and UX/UI. In every project, I use the holistic, human-centered approach inherited from my journalistic background. I love cognitive science and always find ways to implement my discoveries.

  • 5 months, Sep 2019 - Jan 2020

    Creative Director, Founder

    Morse.Berlin

    Morse.Berlin is a capsule collection of fully custom-made designer clothing. In 5 weeks I - Developed the concept and researched the market - Designed Morse.Berlin font, logo, and over 60 custom illustrations for printing. - Carefully selected the best cloth, sewing contractor, and printing factory out of dozens of options. - Managed shape and scale design of clothing. - Directed the look-book. - Organised the fashion show. - Distributed the whole collection via pre-sale.

  • 2 years, Nov 2017 - Oct 2019

    Creative Director, Communications Strategist

    Plastic Adios

    I developed brand, content, and communications strategies for Plastic Adios. Engaged and managed a team of over 30 professionals during the development and implementation of a multilingual b2b strategy. Managed development of brand identity, crowdfunding platform and promotional websites, presentations, partnerships, media researches, and transmedia storytelling campaign. Led market research, UX, and Localisation teams (Russian, English, Spanish, German, French).

  • 1 year and 10 months, Dec 2015 - Sep 2017

    Presentations Developer, Creative Strategist

    Presium

    Developed name, brand, and communications strategy. Participated in making presentations and infographics from scratch. Wrote and translated succinct and impactful texts on complex subjects for business presentations of various organizations. Was responsible for localisations into English, Russian, German, Chinese. Presium is one of the main Russian agencies in developing business infographics and presentations for top management of major companies.

  • 1 year and 4 months, Jan 2015 - Apr 2016

    Marketing Director, Co-Founder

    JOIN

    I've launched JOIN as an international co-living and art residence on the Cambodian coast. I attracted customers with advertisements, social media activity, and events. As a result, the business paid off in the first month and was making profits without my participation until the building was sold in 2019.

  • 6 months, Mar 2015 - Aug 2015

    Coastal Correspondent

    Khmer Times

    Worked as a correspondent for one of the biggest English-language newspapers in Cambodia. Covered stories on Human Rights, Crime, Business, Environment, Culture, History and Entertainment. I lead the investigations, provided reporting, analytics and arranged interviews in the coastal area. Participated in building the distribution of the newspaper in coastal towns.

  • 11 months, Mar 2014 - Jan 2015

    Author - IT and Science

    Russia Beyond

    Reporting, analytics, digests, interviews in English

  • 2 years and 10 months, Apr 2012 - Jan 2015

    Editor in Chief

    Hook

    I've build from scratch the most progressive online music media in Russia. Organised team of over 50 professionals, who volunteered to develop the project with zero budget. (Closed in 2016 due to 2nd rouble crash) What I was doing most of the time: Developing and implementation of media strategy. PR Marketing Art direction HR Media partnerships Video production Event-management Interviews with Russian, European and American artists

  • 1 year and 6 months, Sep 2011 - Feb 2013

    Author, Editor, Translator, Copywriter

    Freelance

    Writing for various media and businesses

  • 8 months, Jan 2011 - Aug 2011

    Reporter

    EAST2WEST News Agency

    Reporting, analytics, investigation Work in extreme conditions Work in international English-speaking team

  • 6 months, Mar 2010 - Aug 2010

    Author

    Sobaka Ph

    Finding trends Interviewing Writing

  • 3 months, Jan 2010 - Mar 2010

    Correspondent

    RIA Novosti

    IT News Translations

  • 3 years and 4 months, Sep 2006 - Dec 2009

    Author

    Gameland Ph

    News, previews, reviews, guides, cover stories, video scripts Translations Editing Work with online communities

Educational background for Valentin Hitorin

  • 6 months, Jan 2021 - Jun 2021

    Full Stack Web Development

    Le Wagon Berlin

    -Object-Oriented Programming with Ruby -Use of CLI ( Command Line Interface) -Website and API development with Ruby on Rails -Design and layout with HTML, SCSS3, JavaScript (ES6, AJAX) -Database management with PostgreSQL -Versioning and collaboration on GitHub -Deployment and management of apps on Heroku Project: mobile web-app ScrewApp http://www.screwapp.de/ Project: An airbnb-like platform of bike rental https://airbnb-rent-and-ride.herokuapp.com/

  • Current 1 year and 6 months, Jan 2021 - Jun 2022

    Web Development Bootcamp

    Le Wagon

    Front-End Web Development Back-End Web Development JavaScript HTML CSS Ruby

  • 4 years and 11 months, Sep 2008 - Jul 2013

    International Journalism

    Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University)

    International Journalism English language French language International Relations Marketing Public Relations World History

Languages

  • English

    First language

  • Russian

    First language

  • French

    Intermediate

  • German

    Intermediate

Wants

Berlin
Communications
Art Direction
Brand management
International Team
Creative Direction
Product design
UX/UI Design
UX
UX Design
User Experience Design (UX)
UI Design
UI
Creativity
Frontend
Backend

Interests

Literature
World history
Music
Table tennis
Swimming (sport)
Photography
Fashion Design
Hiking
Networking
Modern Art
Contemporary art
Philosophy
Chess
Science fiction

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