Luis O Canas

Freelance Ad Designer & Banner Designer

Location:Hialeah, Florida, United States
2 Skills
Qualifications Profile
Highly creative and multitalented Graphic Designer with extensive experience in multimedia, marketing and print design. Exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills; dynamic team player with well-developed written and verbal communication abilities. Highly skilled in client and vendor relations and negotiations; talented at building and maintaining “win-win” partnerships. Passionate and inventive creator of innovative marketing strategies and campaigns; accustomed to performing in deadline-driven environments with an emphasis on working within budget requirements. Creative experience in the following:
• Brochures & Newsletters
• Logos & Business Cards
• Posters & Post Cards
• Stationery PHOTOGRAPHY
• Black & White Photography
• Lithography
• Retouching
• Photograph Restoration WEB & MULTIMEDIA
• Web site Design
• Video Editing
• Video Photomontages
• CD Cover Design

Professional Experience
Fast Signs, Miami, FL, 2010 – 2011
Graphic Designer / Production
• Create images layouts, logos, signs, decals and stickers
• Preparing Advertising industry magazines, individual letters and wide printing
• Provide printing in large format and finishing Laminating and Mounting
• Wide Printers Operated Mimaki JV33-160 and Roland XJ-540, Gerber Flatbed, Gerber Router, Gravograph Engraver Machine
• Provide technical support to Marketing department and administrative staff
Sing-A-Rama, Hialeah, FL, 2008 – 2010
Director of Marketing / Graphic Designer
Successfully manage and coordinate graphic design projects from concept through completion. Collaborate with clients to create vision, conceive designs, and consistently meet deadlines and requirements. Effectively build, motivate, and direct design and production teams. Coordinate freelance designers, consultants and vendors to meet all project requirements. Create and conduct highly persuasive sales and marketing presentations. Expertly convert features to benefits to achieve client objectives. Manage all operational, strategic, financial, quote/bid, staffing and administrative functions.
ARC Southern, Coral Gables, FL, 2006 – 2008
Senior Graphic Designer / AutoCAD Operator
Successfully translated subject matter into concrete design for newsletters, promotional materials and sales collateral. Created design theme and graphics for marketing and sales presentations, training videos and corporate Web sites. Participated in team effort to produce streamlined production of policy manuals and educational materials for newly hired employees and freelance designers.
Educational Background
Bachelor of Science in Web Developer, 2005
Florida Career College, Miami, FL
Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, 2003
Miami Dade College, Miami, FL
Key Achievements:
• Earned Access to Database and Web Site Design Award for providing support to Miami-Dade College staffs.
Technical Proficiency

Platforms: Mac OS 9/10, Windows 7/XP/2000
Applications: Adobe Suite CS5, QuarkXPress, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook), AutoCAD
Skills (2) Rating
Ad Design
Banner Design