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Freelance Painter & Illustrator

Location:United States
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I am seeking an opportunity in graphic design or production art position where I will utilize my skills and talents while offering professional development and personal growth.

Experience working in PC and Mac platform, proficient in Adobe Suite CS4, CorelDraw, Microsoft Office, QuarkXPress, scanners, multi-task, strong work ethic with a sense of urgency, prioritizing skills, detail oriented, work well in fast pace environment, light photography using Canon Digital Rebel, Dreamweaver, sketching, traditional art in acrylic on canvas, bilingual English/Spanish.

Eagle Sports/Manufacturer of Water Ski Wear
Sept. 2010 – Present
Houston, TX
Graphic Designer
• Design and production of advertising material such as catalogs, print ads using Adobe Suite CS4.
• Prioritize flow of work and juggle multiple projects.
• Work closely with owner to plan marketing concepts.
• Create web ads to promote products.
• Design and produce vector graphics to print on water ski wear.

RTUI Register Tape Unlimited Inc.
Oct. 2009 – Sept. 2010
Houston, TX
Graphic Designer
• Design and production of advertising for register tape in CMYK print using QuarkXpress, Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator CS4.
• Prioritize flow of work and juggle multiple ad accounts.
• Work closely with ad coordinator and Senior Graphic Designer.
• Line up ads, proof and set up layout to existing templates.
• E-mail all ad proofs to clients and sales representatives for approval and changes.
• Work in fast environment with extremely tight deadlines.

Zia Graphics
August 2007 – Dec. 2008
Albuquerque, NM
Graphic Designer
• Design and production for T-shirts and other marketing products.
• Create vector art using CorelDraw and Illustrator. Create banners for web in Photoshop.
• Prepare documents for screen-printing.
• Color separation.
• Create brochures, logos, and other promotional items.
• Multitask in a fast pace environment.

Diamond H Personal Recognition
April 2006 – March 2007
Fort Worth, TX
Graphic Designer
• Concept and Design of brochure covers using Photoshop.
• Page layout of brochures using QuarkXpress 6.5. and InDesign CS.
• Vector art using Illustrator 10.
• Clipping and photo manipulation in Photoshop CS.
• Mac OS X and PC base.

Craftmade Int.
Fort Worth, TX
July 2005 – Feb. 2006
Graphic Designer- Contract
• Craftmade Int. is a fan and light fixture manufacturer.
• Concept, design and production of brochures, magazine ads, catalogs, flyers, adhesive labels and packaging design.
• CMYK printing process.
• Proficient in Macintosh InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.

CBI Laboratories
Fort Worth, TX
March 2004 - April 2005
Graphic Designer
• CBI Laboratories is a private label skin care manufacturer.
• Concept, design and production of brochures, magazine ads, catalogs, flyers, direct mail, package and logo design for private label skin care.
• Production and layout for pad printing.
• Orchestration of projects from beginning to end including digital photography.
• Worked closely with sales reps, purchasing, marketing and lab to promptly execute projects.
• Brought up efficiency in the art department to same-day- turn around meeting tight deadlines.
• Expedite film for silkscreen, CMYK and pad printing.
• Spot and CMYK printing process.
• Proficient in Macintosh Illustrator CS, Adobe Photoshop CS, Microsoft Word, Excel, Canon Digital Rebel CS, scanners and VRL 36 image setter.

RCC Koozie
San Antonio, TX
Dec. 1999 - Jan. 2003 –Lay off
Production Artist
• RCC Koozie is a marketing product manufacturer.
• Multicolor design and layout for decals and silkscreen art for marketing products such as ceramic mugs, baseball caps, and other items.
• Minimum supervision with tight deadlines to meet.
• Spot color printing process.
• Extensive use of Macintosh Adobe Illustrator 6.0.

Colorado Springs, CO
Aug. 1997 - March 1999
Production Artist
• Elliot-Barry is a lapel pins manufacturing company.
• Production and design of emblematic jewelry for lapel pin manufacturing company.
• Spot color and CMYK printing process.
• Use of IBM compatible CorelDraw, PhotoDelux and scanners.

Hyde Park Label and Sound Recorders
Austin, TX
Nov. 1994 - Jan 1996
Graphic Designer
• Hyde Park Label and Sound Recorders is CD and cassette tape recording company.
• Concept, design and layout of CD booklets, cassette tape covers and adhesive labels for printing and recording company.
• Expedite film for flexo press, silkscreen and CMYK printing.
• Carried projects from concept to film.
• Spot and CMYK printing process.
• Excellent skills in QuarkXPress, Adobe Illustrator, Freehand, Microsoft Word and Photoshop. Image setter AgfaSelect Set 5000 rip.

Austin Community College, Austin, TX
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Advertising Art.

Painting in acrylic on canvas. Paintings have been exhibited in art galleries around Texas and New Mexico. Paintings published in Chicano Art For Our Millennium, 2004 and Triumph Of Our Communities, 2005 by Bilingual Press.

PORTFOLIO & REFERENCES: Available upon request.
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