CV

Steven Kovar

Profile

I have been working as a screen-graphic and interface designer for over 15 years. I specialize in web design, screen and motion design for interactive products, digital signage, online applications, websites, and event projection design. In addition to my life as a designer, I also am active in media and sound art. 

Career

Web & Interface Designer

Steven Kovar Interactive
Berlin, Germany
2008-Present

Interface design, Video, Inside and outside projection design, Animation, Webdesign. Work for Encore Event Technologies, Hyatt Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Marriott Hotels, und Omni Hotels & Resorts. 

Kaplan Financial
Chicago, Illinois, United States
2005-2007

Interface-Design, Animation and Interactive for Online-Learning programs. Developed identity collateral for Kaplan CPA, Kaplan Financial, Dearborn Real Estate and Kaplan Real Estate, including catalogs, brochures, posters, and flyers. 

Message Makers
Lansing, Michigan, United States
1999-2015

Screen Projection Design, Graphic design for Harley-Davidson Motor Company Training Events: Primary Officer Training, Harley-Davidson University, Harley Rally Coordinator Training. One of the principle designers for H-D European Programs between 2006-2009.

Special Projects
2006 - 2010: Harley-Davidson European Training Programs - Design work and on-site graphics push and facilitation for H.O.G. European Programs in Spain, Germany, France, Italy, & UK. 
2014 & 2015: Harley-Davidson Asia-Pacific H.E.A.T. Training Program - Design work and on-site graphics push and facilitation for H.O.G. Asia Programs in Australia, Bali, China and Japan.

Art Exhibitions

transformart, June 2018
“Schlafzyklus / Sleep Cycle”
4-channel Sound/Video Installation as part of the art festival transformart 2018
Berlin, Germany

Galerie Berlin-Baku, April 2018
“world wide web”
24-channel Sound/Room Installation with Sabine Burmester 
Berlin, Germany

Stockholm FringeFest 2014, August 2014
“Peep II”
7-channel Sound, Object Installation
Stockholm, Sweden

Spark! Ausstellung für Medienkunst, August 2014
“Ausbeutung”
Sound + Object Installation
Berlin, Germany

XTRO Ateliers, July 2013
“Peep I”
7-channel Sound, Object Installation
Berlin, Germany

XTRO Ateliers, June 2012
“Everyone Brings Himself”
4-channel Interactive Sound / Video Installation
Berlin, Germany

Otherwise Gallery, November 2002
“Works by Steven Kovar and Dorothy Smith”
Painting
Lansing, Michigan, United States

 


Skills

Web/Interface

  • HTML, HTML 5
  • CSS
  • Javacript + Jquery Library
  • PHP
  • Processwire
  • Django
  • ExpressionEngine
  • JQMobile

Design / Animation

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Cinema 4D

Media Art / Sound

  • Pure Data
  • Arduino
  • Ableton Live
  • Modul8
  • Electronics / Audio Circuitry
  • Soldering
  • Interfacing Analog Circuitry with Arduino, Processing and Pure Data