Self employed freelance graphic designer, freelance photography
January 2002 – Present
Experienced in designing visual communications by creating graphics and lettering to meet specific commercial or promotional needs for print publications, packaging, displays, logos, visual layouts, websites, branding, corporate identity and print such as business cards, letterheads, brochures and other branding materials.
Use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects. Creates and prepares illustrations using current graphic design technology. Studies layouts, sketches of proposed illustrations, and related materials to become familiar with assignment. Determines style, technique, and medium best suited to produce desired effects and conform with reproduction requirements, or receives specific instructions regarding these variables. Formulates concept and renders illustration and detail from models, sketches, memory, and imagination. Discusses illustration
at various stages of completion and makes changes as necessary. May select type, draw lettering, lay out material, or perform related duties.
Proficient in most commonly used computer design applications.
Educated in design and general fine arts.
Able to communicate exceedingly well with clients and meet deadlines.
American Speedy Printing, Senior Graphic Designer
February 1999 – January 2002
Graphic Designer in charge of all design aspects and needs of clients, client meetings and planning, pre-press print production, marketing, customer service and sales.
Over 13 years experience in visual communications/graphic design field
Possess extensive knowledge of design elements like color and composition
Ability to present ideas in an effective manner
Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to solve complicated problems
Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
Possess good organizational and management skills
In-depth knowledge of common software design
Creative and possess good artistic skills
Efficient in both PC and MAC
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, HTML coding and the internet
Proficient in designing software programs like Adobe Suite, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat Professional, InDesign, Quark Xpress, CorelDraw, Fireworks, Flash and Freehand
Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, 1996 – 1998
Associates of Science Degree in Visual Communications
Minored in Photography