Graphic Designer

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EXPERIENCE

Freelance Designer
June 2009—Present

Current and past clients include Northwestern University, Tift Merritt, Ithaca College, Girls Who Code, Quemadura, Christen Lien, Prepfoleo, University of Illinois at Chicago, S Fischer Verlag, The Ann Arbor Film Festival and more.

Print and Web design / Visual Design / UI Design / Mobile & Responsive Design / WordPress Theme Customization / Illustration / Book covers / Editorial / Branding & Identity / Posters / Book Design / Consulting

Razorfish
Contract Designer

Chicago, IL. May 12–Sept 18 2015
Worked, as part of a team, on a large and complex digital project for a corporate client. During my engagement I was in charge of the design of several pages for desktop and mobile screens.
Concept Development / Visual Design / UI Design / Responsive Design / Infographics / Iconography / Branding

Chicago, IL. September 3–Oct 31 2014
Worked, as part of a team, on a large digital campaign for a corporate client.
Concept Development / Visual Design / Branding / Digital Banner Design (motion and static) for desktop and mobile screens.

Chicago, IL. April 1–May 30 2014
Worked, as part of a team, on the redesign of a major retailer’s website.
Concept Development / Visual Design / E-commerce Design / Branding / Desktop & Mobile Web Design / UI Design

SapientNitro
Contract Designer
Chicago, IL. July–September 2012
Worked as a visual designer, and as part of a team, on large and small interactive projects.
Visual Design / UX / Branding

Street Level Youth Media
Contract Instructor
Chicago, IL. July 2012
Taught a youth workshop (ages 8–14). The course focused on music visualization as an introduction to basic elements of graphic design.

University of Illinois at Chicago
Graduate Instructor
Fall 2011 & Spring 2012 semesters
Taught an introductory course in Graphic Design

Washtenaw Community College
Graphic Design Instructor
Ann Arbor, MI. January 2010—July 2010

Zingerman’s Marketing and Graphics
Graphic Designer
Ann Arbor, MI. November 2003—June 2009
Designed and hand-coded websites using XHTM/CSS. Was Responsible for conceptualization, design direction and production of a wide variety of projects, ranging from newsletters and catalogs to packaging and illustration. Prepared graphics for print. Worked directly with printers.

Ann Arbor Film Festival
Graphic Design Contractor
Ann Arbor, MI. January 2007—August 2008
Designed the organization’s logo and the promotional material for the 45th and the 46th festivals.

Make Goals Not War
Art Director
May 2006—March 2007
Created Identity for the non-profit organization/documentary film. Designed website, t-shirt, DVD jacket and poster.

Gallery 555
Graphic Designer / Artist
Ann Arbor, MI. June 2003—February 2004
Designed promotional material for the gallery/studio. Collaborated with the 555 team in the preparation of exhibits and events. Exhibited artwork alongside other 555 artists.

Ann Arbor Paper
Graphic Design Contractor
Ann Arbor, MI. August 2003—Septbber 2003
Helped develop design of the publication and created cover illustration for the October 27th, 2003 issue.

Ann Arbor Art Center
Graphic Design Volunteer
Ann Arbor MI. July 2001—January 2002
Designed posters, postcards, brochures.

La Voz Latina, Inc. Newspaper
Graphic Design Volunteer
Ann Arbor, MI. October 2002
Designed the publication’s first issue.

Kolossos Printing
Graphic Designer
Ann Arbor, MI. September 2003—October 2003
Designed brochures, posters, ads, business cards, etc.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

University of Illinois at Chicago
MFA Graphic Design
First Year Tuition Waiver, Second Year Teaching Assistantship

2007 Regional Addy Awards
Silver Addy in the color brochure category

AIGA Detroit DESIGN RE:VIEW 2007
Award of Merit for Ann Arbor Film Festival Logo

Eastern Michigan University 2006 Fine Arts Exhibit
First Place Award

EDUCATION

University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
MFA Graphic Design

The Basel School of Design (FHNW HGK)
Basil, Switzerland
Poster Workshop Certificate
Summer 2011

Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI
BFA Graphic Design

Washtenaw Community College
Ann Arbor, MI
Courses on Web Technology (XHTML, CSS, Flash, UX)
2008—2009

Washtenaw Community College
Ann Arbor, MI
A.A.S. Graphic Design Technology

Universidad de los Andes
Bogotá, Colombia
Studied Architecture, 1996—1999

TECHNICAL SKILLS

InDesign
Illustrator
Photoshop
XHTML
CSS
Flash
WordPress


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