Eric Ortiz

Freelance Brochure Designer & Ad Designer

Location:North Olmsted, Ohio, United States
2 Skills

Seeking a graphic design position in a company where I can utilize my graphic and creative skills to produce a quality product.


May 13, 2011 Bachelor of Arts and Certificate in Graphic Design,
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
August 20, 2007 Associates in Visual Communication, *** Laude
Cuyahoga Community College, Parma, Ohio

Technical Proficiency

Proficient in both MAC and PC, HTML, CSS, PhotoShop CS 5, Illustrator CS 5, InDesign CS 5, QuarkXpress 8, Dreamweaver CS 5, Flash CS5, Freehand, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Experience using large format printers

Creative Skills

Artistic abilities in many types of medium such as pencil, ink, marker, pastels, acrylic and oil paints

Work Experience

2002-present Freelance Graphic Designer: Cleveland, Ohio
Discussed design, layout, and demonstrated sample library/portfolio work for design layout with clients
Sketched and designed logos for clients
Designed and created websites for clients utilizing HTML and CSS

2007-2011 Graphic Designer: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Cleveland, Ohio
Photographed animals for marketing production and events
Designed banners for displays and events throughout the Zoo Created advertisements for magazines
Conducted research for, wrote and edited content for printed materials
Created daily performance reports
Installed signage for exhibits
Monitored the in-house graphic inventory and conducted in-house inventory, which included ordering/purchasing materials from various vendors to maintain inventory warehouse

2007 Graphic Designer: American Greetings, Brookpark, Ohio
Printed and color corrected greeting cards for production
Prepared graphics for pre-press

2005-2007 Production/Graphic Designer: FastSigns, North Olmsted, Ohio
Created and produced graphics for signage, brochures, pamphlets, postcards, posters, banners of various sizes for clients
Took orders from customer over the phone and in-person
Explained products and services clearly to customers
Constructed and Installed trade show displays and signage

Key Achievements

2011 Artwork selected for a juried art show in Tremont, Ohio
2002-2006 Designed and created five program covers for “National Hispanic Heritage Month”
2005 Designed a stain glass window for The Church at Stony Hill in Medina, Ohio
2003 Designed and painted a 10 foot guitar for the Guitar Mania contest sponsored by the United Way. Entry was selected and displayed at Cuyahoga Community College, Western Campus in Cleveland, Ohio.
Skills (2) Rating
Brochure Design
Ad Design