I am a creative, self-starter artist who is passionate about satisfying client needs, creating exciting work and who values the function of great design. I have the ability to translate corporate brand concepts into sophisticated advertising and interactive experiences. Developing and creating integrated marketing campaigns to increase revenue and enhance image and awareness in the marketplace.
I am strong motivational and hands-on management techniques to achieve better performance from coworkers. I am a team player, who enjoys collaborating with others on multiple projects.
Art direction, interactive design (UX), web design, print production, graphic design, mobile apps, outdoor, stations domination, corporate image, brochures, annual reports, advertising, book design, packaging, banner ads, flash animation, photography, video editing.
Adobe Cloud CC (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Lightroom, Premier, Aftereffects, Acrobat, Muse, etc.) Apple Final Cut X, Motion, and Compressor.
People management; scheduling, training, mentoring, inter-departmental relations, creation and execution of departmental procedures.
Freelance Graphic Designer and Print Preproduction
January 2011 to present
Create functional stylish interface designs for websites, tablets, smart-phones and software applications, based on user experience. Designing and producing print campaign materials for clients including photography and videography.
Clients: The Hive Advertising, Questus, Software by Ragazzi, ITMI Institute, SAP HANA Academy, Celebration of Being, Skin Care, Divine Photography, Marilla Pivonka, The Food Company, The Rouse Co., iTrackClaims, Morphos Arts.
The Hive Advertising, San Francisco, CA
March 2013 to June 2015
Director of Production
Responsible for print production, preproduction, photo composing, color grading and color correction for campaigns including out of home for billboards, buses, bus and train wraps, bus shelters and BART dominations; as well magazines, newspapers, etc.
Clients: UCSF Medical Center, Torani, Santa Clara Valley Water District, Big Brother Big Sister, Hess Wines.
Euro RSCG, San Francisco, CA
April 1997 to December 2011
Senior Creative, Studio Manager
Created and managed execution of large-scale online and print campaigns. Responsible for defining and creating new departmental procedures for creative, online and preproduction. Analyzed work-flow to understand team and department capacity. Managed teams of up to 15 people on client projects. Identified opportunities for work flow optimization and scalability to maximize creativity, productivity and effectiveness.
Clients: Genentech, method, Stain Master, Tin Tin Film, Sony, Visa, Wells Fargo, Bank of the West, Charles Schwab, The Picture People, Bank of America, E*TRADE, Talk America, People Soft, Netcentives, BGI, Aames,
E-Bond Trade, Branders.
Hampel-Stefanides, San Francisco, CA
February 1996 to April 1997
Digital Production Artist
Design and preproduction of print campaigns for a boutique marketing agency. Worked directly with senior art directors to understand project objectives and collaborated with the creative teams to fulfill client’s campaign.
Clients: NEC Computers, Gordon Biersch.
Foote Cone & Belding, San Francisco, CA
May 1995 to December 1995
Digital Production Artist
Design and preproduction of print campaigns.
Clients: Levi’s, Varilux, Novell, Netcom, HP Printers Division, Autodesk, Goldwin Golf.
Myrart (Print advertising), Mexico City, Mexico
October 1987 to March 1995
Responsible for design, print and production aspects of books, annual reports, packaging, posters, logos, flyers, magazines ads, newspaper, programs, bookmarks, postcards, subway billboards, bus shelters, billboards, etc. Product shoots, photo composing and color retouching.
Clients: Abbott Labs, Metro, DDF Sociocultur, Festival Cervantino, Coca-Cola, Compueducacion.