hi there!

I’m Karina, a digital storyteller based in Berlin, Germany.

Stories are what bind us as humans to one another, what awaken our empathy and engage our curiosity. Whether person to person, employer to employee, or brand to consumer, we need the power of narrative to be heard and understood above all the noise. I combine my skills in video production, design and writing to help clients transform their data into visual stories that resonate.

skills

personal information

Name
Karina Stridh
City
Berlin, Germany
Citizenship
Sweden and USA
Status
Available for Freelance
Specialties
Video Production (esp. tutorials and elearning); Workshopping (planning and facilitation); business writing

languages

English native
German fluent
British Sarcasm nitwit

video skills

Camtasia
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Audition
Adobe After Effects

design skills

Photoshop (Photography)
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign

writing services

  • Business writing
  • Crafting data into insights
  • Awards entries
  • Editing (English)
  • Translation (DE → EN)
  • Scripts for business videos

personal qualities

  • Self-Motivated
  • Creative Problem Solver
  • Swiss Army Knife of Tech Skills
  • Pragmatic
  • Friendlier than a box o’ kittens

in a nutshell


I was born in Stockholm, raised in NY and graduated with honors from Washington University in St. Louis in 2012. Since then, I dove into the European ad scene as a content producer, workshop facilitator and researcher. I spent four years with global media agency, OMD, in London and in Hamburg, had the pleasure to work on some amazing clients, such as EasyJet, Carlsberg and McDonald’s.

Since moving to Berlin and carving out a slice of the freelance life, I collaborate with artists, businesses and agencies alike, including OMD, Coin Research, krow communications and Le Bonbon.
A chatty American and one-time school teacher, I have also lead corporate workshops in a number of locations, from Moscow to London to Paris to Istanbul.

work experience

2017 - present

Digital Content Producer

Freelance, Berlin, Germany

I combine my skills in video production, design and writing to help clients transform their data into visual stories that resonate. This includes the creation of tutorial videos, the animation and structuring of eLearning programs, fine tuning awards entries and pitch submissions. I also provide workshops on how to up the in-house video production capacity (aimed at agencies).

2015 - 2016

Content Producer | Workshop Leader

OMD, London, UK

Planned and facilitated workshops in over 10 countries for both internal training as well as idea generation sessions with clients, such as EasyJet, McDonalds and Twitter. Also continued in the capacity as in-house video producer.

2014

Internal Content Producer

OMD, Hamburg, DE

In-house video producer and production agency point of contact for pitch videos, tutorials and eLearning initiatives. Also produced sound recordings as well as wrote and edited award entries and pitch documents.

2013

Community Manager

OMD, Hamburg, DE

Intern for the Knowledge Management and Internal Communications team. Organized and hosted webinar series for 500+ colleagues across EMEA; produced tutorial videos and explainer documents for an internal technical product; built a community of guidance and collaboration around the internal technical product.

2012-2013

Fulbright Program

Scholarship Recipient; Hamburg, Germany

Student at University of Hamburg and English Language Teaching Assistant at the Berufliche Schule für Wirtschaft und Steuern. Instruction of business English, particularly in the areas of marketing and multiculturalism.

2011-2012

Marketing Assistant to Director of EMBA Programs

Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis

Updated design and copy of marketing materials, incl. presentations, brochures and flyers; Compiled and analyzed statistical data of business courses; assisted in event planning of seminars.

2011

Intern | Office of NYC Mayor Bloomberg

Division for International Business

Prepared detailed reports for companies with information relevant to opening an office in NYC; Contacted 400+ companies to update the International Business Directory of NYC.

Education

2012-2013

Fulbright Program

Scholarship Recipient; Hamburg, Germany

Student at University of Hamburg and English Language Teaching Assistant at the Berufliche Schule für Wirtschaft und Steuern. Instruction of business English, particularly in the areas of marketing and multiculturalism.

2008 - 2012

Washington University in St. Louis

Bachelor of Arts (Germanic Language & Literature; European Studies: Politics)

Member of Chi Omega, Women’s Fraternity; Member of Order of Omega; Member of Sigma Iota Rho (Academic Honorary Society: International Politics); Member of Delta Phi Alpha (Academic Honorary Society: Germanic Languages and Literature); 7-Time NCAA All American (Swimming)

selected works

Video Basics Training

I have compiled my skills into a three day course: “Video Production 101”

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Video Basics Training

workshops /

Workshop Type
Video Training
Length
3 days

This is a 3-day course I have created that covers all the basics you need to know to start making videos. This course is is ideal for agencies and internal communications departments looking to increase their internal video production capacity. I have taught this course three times, at OMD London, OMD Hamburg and krow communications London. Always happy to teach it again!

More Projects

Vox Pop: London Voices

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Vox Pop: London Voices

Video /

Project
Vox Pop Facebook Video
Client
Le Bonbon Magazine (UK)
Production Date
2016

A Vox Pop video done in London’s trendy Broadway Market for Le Bonbon London’s Facebook Page (created March, 2016).
Le Bonbon is a serial magazine that highlights the trendiest local eateries, shops and cultural happenings in six French cities and, as of 2016, in London.

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Interests

  • Storytelling
  • Caffeine
  • Fitness
  • Animals
  • Travel
  • Socializing

Blog

Along with the birth of my new website this January 2018, I am going to get back to blogging starting this February! Be sure to check back then if all things tutorial-related piques your interest.

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Contact Me

Don’t be a stranger!

I’m always down for new opportunities to collaborate.