Gar Meraz

Freelance Tradeshow Marketer & Graphic Designer

Location:Long Beach, California, United States
2 Skills
Gar Méraz
240 Kennebec Ave. Apt. C Long Beach, CA 90803 (310) 999-4475
• CS5 -Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, QuarkXpress, Flexi Signmaker, Corel Draw,Word.
• Excellent knowledge of sign making, typography, package design, and printing process.
• Tradeshow design, package design, production layout, scanner experience.
• Cross-platform skilled in both Mac and PC environment.
• Positive attitude, team player, never late, honest and hardworking.
Coeste Design & Exhibits - CA 12/07 - present Graphic Designer
• Created displays and exhibits for large-scale trade shows and P.O.P.
• Operated CNC Enroute 3 machine and Roland printer.
• Used vinyl plotter for logo production and 3D displays.
• Applied vinyl artwork to automobiles and businesses.
ABI Company - CA 3/07-12/07 Freelance Graphic Designer
• Digitized artwork and logos for publication.
• Photographed displays for catalogues and exhibits.
• Created catalogues, promotional advertisements, brochures, and flyers.
Premier Displays & Exhibits - CA 1/04 - 3/07 Production Artist /Tradeshows
• I & D showfloor experience. (CES, E3 Show, Disney, Epson, Alpine, Sony).
• Skilled in lamination, hand tools, power tools, scissor lift, shop experience.
• Created displays and exhibits for trade show clients to showcase new products.
• Used vinyl plotter for large-scale logo production and displays.
• Operated CNC router and hi-res printers.
Creative Arts Group - NYC 4/00-11/03 Assistant Art Director
• Created promotional advertisements, brochures, newsletters and catalogues.
• Coordinated design layouts for clients, small business owners and entrepreneurs.
• Responsible for training, monitoring and evaluating designers responsibilities.
Modell's Sporting Goods Advertising - NYC 8/98-4/00 Graphic Designer
• Produced monthly advertisements that were circulated throughout New York City.
• Scanned hi-resolution images that created graphically detailed layouts.
• Designed promotional displays for major league teams like the Yankees, Mets & Jets.
• Created signage, displays, and billboards for New Balance, Adidas, and Timberland.
Fashion Institute of Technology New York City, Advertising Design B.A. degree, 1996