- Charlotte, NC, US
- £20 /hr
- Available now
Growing up in the culturally vibrant city of Guayaquil, Ecuador, I was privileged to be surrounded by art, music, theater, literature and poetry from a very young age. This backgroundmore...Growing up in the culturally vibrant city of Guayaquil, Ecuador, I was privileged to be surrounded by art, music, theater, literature and poetry from a very young age. This background engendered in me a lifelong passion for experiencing and creating art. Today I am a graphic designer and I believe you will find me to be an excellent match for your posted position.
I have advanced skills in CS Suite and over 10 years of experience as a graphic designer in both Ecuador and North Carolina (US). Working in the newspaper industry taught me the practice of successfully producing under the pressure of deadlines. I have experience in marketing ranging from initial concept to final application. As an example, at Ogilvy & Mather I innovated design and collateral pieces for clients such as IBM, Huggies, Kotex and Bank of Guayaquil.
On the other end of the spectrum, at Novamex I promoted product displays in retail settings and worked with distributors to ensure branding compliance. Currently I am employed as Art Director at one of Charlotte’s largest Hispanic newspapers and I also work freelance for local clients such as Carolinas Care Partnership, the Latin American Coalition and Cosmic Coupons, among others.
I am an upbeat person, an optimist, and very much self motivated.
I learn fast and I like to work quickly.
Area Covered: Charlotte, Worldwide
Work Experience Summary: Mi Gente Magazine, 2011 to present - Charlotte, NC
Art Director. Supervised printing; designed and produced ads; led all design projects of weekly magazine.
Novamex, 2007 to 2009 - Charlotte, NC
Sales Retail Specialist. Brand management of leading Mexican products, including top-selling Mexican soft drink Jarritos; responsible for negotiating and implementing promotions, cultivating and maintaining relationships with diverse clientele. After one year with Novamex my 3 person team achieved highest sales in the mid Atlantic region. In 2008 I was recognized as the second of the top 5 best sales representatives in the Central and East regions of the country.
Mi Gente Magazine, 2003 to 2007 - Charlotte, NC
Art Director & Operations Manager. Supervised printing; designed and produced ads; led all design projects of weekly magazine.
El Progreso Hispano Newspaper, 2000 to 2003 - Charlotte, NC
Art Director. Supervised layout of the newspaper; supervised printing; designed and produced ads. Created new layout and redesigned logo.
Saltivery & Ogilvy, 1997 to 1999 - Guayaquil, Ecuador
Art Director. Responsible for main accounts including Bank of Guayaquil, Huggies, IBM, La Universal.
Kiwi, Design and Comunication, 1995 to 1997 - Guayaquil, Ecuador
Art Director. Head of Art Department; created strategies for clients; responsible for annual soccer magazine; designed TV guide for Univisa, a local cable company.
Education Summary: 2010 Art & Science Council, Art as an Entrepreneur Institute
1997 Guayaquil, Ec - Casa Grande University,
Communications Degree with emphasis in Graphic Design.
1997 Guayaquil, Ec - Seminary "Tendencies and Techniques in Advertising”.
1997 Orlando, Fl - "The Photoshop Conference".
Graphic Designer (English-Spanish)