Lourdes Saenz

Freelance Graphic Designer & Magazine Designer

Location:Tampa, Florida, United States
2 Skills

Adobe CS5 Mac and PC
InDesign Illustrator Photoshop
Quark XPress 6 Pagemaker 6.5 Acrobat

Basic Understanding
Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint

Marketable drawing, painting and designing skills. Ability to use creativity and the technical skills of painting and drawing in a variety of media and styles to communicate ideas and complement graphic design.

Master of Fine Arts in Illustration. The Savannah College of Art and Design,
Savannah, GA. Sep. 1988 - May 1990

Painting Course Abroad, Institute of American Universities, Aix en Provence, France Summer 1997

BFA in Painting and Graphic Design. College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, MO. Sep. 1984 - May 1988

Language Proficiency: Native fluency in English, Spanish and French

Professional Experience
Creative Director - Senior Voice of America, Tampa, FL October 2012 - present
Contract Graphic Designer - GR Marketing & Graphic Design, Tampa, FL February 2011 - October 2012
Art Director/Designer - In The Field Magazine, Plant City, FL October 2009 - November 2010
Art Teacher (part time) - St. Anthony Catholic School, Lakeland, FL August 2008 - May 2009
Graphic Design/Page Layout - The Ledger, Lakeland, FL July 2006 - September 2008
Art Director/Graphic Design - Lion Recording Services, Springfield, VA. March 1998 - July 2005
Graphic Design/Pre-Press, Budget Communications, Vienna, VA. Sep.1995-March 1998
Graphic Design/Pre-Press, Robison Printing, Branson, MO. May 1994-June 1995
Freelance Illustration and Graphic Design, Design Group & Branson Outdoor Co., Branson, MO.
May 1993-May 1994
Counselor for Farm Workers Training Program, South Dade Skill Center, Homestead, FL. Oct. 1992-May 1993
Permanent Substitute Teacher, Campbell Drive Elementary, Dade County Public School, FL.
Sep. 1990-June 1992
Teaching Assistant and Dormitory Supervisor, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA.
Sep. 1988-May 1990
Earned 100% of room and board while in the Work Study Scholarship Program at The College of the Ozarks 1984-1988

College Honors
Savannah College of Art and Design
Magma *** Laude Award upon completion of MFA, May 1990
Named to Deans List, Jan. 1990
Named to Deans List, April 1989
The College of the Ozarks
Named to Who’s Who Among Americas Colleges and Universities, May 1988
*** Laude Award upon completion of BFA, May 1988
Named to Deans List, Dec. 1986-May 1988
Recipient of Hyer Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Dec. 1986-May 1988
Recipient of Excellence in Art Award, May 1988
Recipient of Foreign Study Scholarship, May 1987
Recipient of Excellence in French as a Foreign Language, May 1987
Member: Kappa Delta Omnicron (Academic Honor Society)
Art Guild
International Relations Club
Presidents Leadership Club
Vice-Pres.: Newman Club
President: French Club

Group Exhibit for Latin American Artists at The Big Five Club, Miami, FL. May 1992
Thesis Exhibit at The Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA. May 1990
Group Exhibit at The Rapid Transit Gallery, Savannah, GA. March 1990
Juried Group Exhibit at The Camberwell School of Arts of The London Institute, London, England. Oct. 1989
Senior Exhibit, The College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, MO. May 1988
Juried Group Exhibit at The Institute of American Universities, Aix-en-Provence, France. Aug. 1987

AAPI - Quarterly magazine (nationwide) - Feb. 2011 - present
In the Field Magazine - 4 monthly issues, Plant City - Oct. 2009 - Nov. 2010
Cover design for Los Muchos Clamores de su Cuerpo por el Agua, a book by Dr. F. Batmanghelidj, Alexandria, VA. Jan. 2004
Cover design for Children book illustrations for Willie Jolley Worldwide Publications, Washington D.C. 2001
VHS cover designs for 3 different titles in the Achievement Series Programs, Willie Jolley Worldwide, Washington D.C. Spring 2001
Juried Poster Design for 2000 National Conference of Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Washington D.C. Sept. 2000
Cover design for ABC of Asthma Allergies Lupus, a book by Dr. F. Batmanghelidj, Alexandria, VA. Mar. 2000
Ads published in The Washington Business Journal, and The City Paper
Washington D.C. Sept. 96-Dec. 1998
Ad published in Sales & Field Force Automation Magazine, Washington D.C. March 1997
Ads published in Group Planner Magazine, and Good Times Magazine, Branson, MO. Aug.-Dec. 1994
Cover Design and Interior Illustrations of The Branson Survival Guide, of Jeanine Sutton. Publisher Robison Printing, Inc., Branson, MO. Sep. 1994
Cover Illustration and Interior Illustration of Cuentos Para La Medianoche, a novel by Luis Angel Casas, Publisher Editorial Universal, Miami, FL. July 1992

Professional References Available Upon Request
Online Portfolio Samples at http://www.coroflot.com/lsaenz
(813)777-9289 saenzmendieta@yahoo.com
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Magazine Design