Francisco Gonzalez

Freelance Ad Designer & Album Designer

Location:Montville, Maine, United States
Phone: 207.380.9020
2 Skills
Francisco Gonzalez
207.382.3063 •

Seasoned professional with many years graphic design experience. Proven ability and firm understanding of typography and 4-color production in both a Macintosh and Windows environment.

January 2018 - Present
Republican Journal/, Belfast, ME
I have been a designer for most of my career but have always been interested in writing and photography. Currently I do all three. Responsible for writing about my community including hard, soft and breaking news, as well as, features. Responsible for shooting photographs and telling stories through pictures.

March 2014 - 2017
Camden Printing, Rockland, ME
Graphic Designer
Create designs, concepts, and layouts for clients. Communicate with clients about issues associated with the layout design.

February 2010 - Present
Freelance Graphic Designer
• Developed strategic ad campaign for ReVision Energy Group (Liberty & Portland, Maine).
• Designed brochure for Unity Area Regional Recycling Center which was adapted for posters and website. (Unity, Maine).
• Designed music CD for artist Peter Baldrachi (

October 2006 - February 2010
Moss Inc., Belfast, ME
Graphic Preflight Technician
Layout of client artwork to standard or custom structure shape. Determine whether artwork supplied by client meets Moss art requirement guidelines. Keep track of multiple jobs by using departmental scheduling tool. Backup layout and templates for future jobs. Design templates for clients as needed.

January 2003 - April 2007
Amplifier Magazine, Boston, MA
Freelance Art Director/Graphic Designer
Contract art director for Amplifier Magazine. Responsible for the layout and design of a
bi-monthly music magazine. Duties include cover concept design, page layout, ad design; dealing continuously with agents, artists and publisher ensuring deadlines are met.

November 2000 - April 2001
Cahners Business Information, Newton, MA
Art Director
Responsible for the creation and design of an assortment of marketing collateral; such as brochures, ads and posters. Preparation of supporting graphic files, formatting, stylizing art from digital image library, scanned art, illustrations, working in Photoshop or Illustrator. Responsible for pre-press production, including preflight and collection of files for correct output and printing. Design and create marketing pieces as called upon, working from own interpretation of requirements or template. Assist with graphics and file conversion for web usage, such as banners, buttons HTML text and PDF’s.

October 1991 - August 2000
Rounder Records Corporation, Cambridge, MA
Graphic Designer
Conceptualize, design and layout of CDs, LPs, cassettes, catalogs, posters, ads,
newsletters, promotional flyers and P.O.P. displays. Provide web-ready images for web
development group. Modify outsourced designs to meet required specifications. Accountable for performing within tight deadlines, and dealing with a variety of clients.

Fluent in Spanish. Well versed in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign & Acrobat) and social media including Facebook.

State University of New York at Fredonia 1986
Bachelor of Arts, English
Skills (2) Rating
Ad Design
Album Design