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Leslie Pinto

Freelance Children's Book Illustrator, Illustrator, & More

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Location:Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Phone: 7542810153
Website: http://www.lesliepinto.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/lesliepinto
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ABOUT ME

My name is Leslie Pinto. I am an artist & graphic designer from Cali, Colombia. I was adopted by a loving and caring woman called Paulette Ghitis, she is my mom. Thankfully she has always encouraged me to follow my love for art. Since I can remember I have always been fascinated by artistic expression. My birthday presents
were usually crayons, coloring pencils, and paints, anything and everything related to art!

In high-school I was the girl who always made all of the school signs and decorations for the festivities, which I loved doing! Not only did I get to put into practice my passion, but I could also skip class! My thesis for graduating from high-school was also very much related to art and in particular with feminine interpretations. I picked 5 art pieces from different famous artists like Leonardo da Vinci and had to reinterpret the characters with women’s bodies, while maintaining the expression and concept of the masterpiece. At that time, I just painted the women’s bodies, not their faces, and the end results were really
cool.

With time I keep exploring and evolving to find my own style. I went to college to study graphic design, which was very constructive not only for my artwork, but also for my understanding of color composition which I think is very important for an artist. I also learned the difference between art and graphic design. Art is very personal, while graphic design is communicating your client's ideas. This is why I am particular about my design related jobs because I would not feel comfortable communicating an idea that I do not support. Art is more like materializing your thoughts and emotions through a canvas. Each painting I start has a life of its own. I don’t think about whom my target client is or how I will sell it. I just think of my blank canvas, and how my idea, my emotions will express themselves on the canvas. When it is finished, it gives me a great sense of satisfaction.



MY RESUME

Objective

Meet new people in the industry, never stop learning or enjoying my job and someday be know for my work.

Summary Of Qualifications

Result-oriented, high energy, hands on professional, responsible, hard worker, fast learner, lots of creativity, innovation, dedication, passion to illustrate, create and design.

Experience working with:

-Illustrator - Photoshop - Flash - Final Cut - Dreamweaver -Toon Boom Studios.

Notable Achievements

- Arts award when I graduated from High School. 06/2002

-Photo exhibit 2005: exhibition of a photograph chosen out of 150 students in the class of photography.

–Award for the best photograph.

–Third Place Winner of the third round Hugo Boss world wide contest.

Scholarship:

- Won a full scholarship for excellent student and good grades for my second semester at the University.

-Won a full scholarship for excellent student and good grades for my third semester at the university.

-Won a full scholarship for excellent student and good grades for my fifth semester at the university.

-Won a full scholarship for excellent student and good grades for my sixth semester at the university.

-Won a full scholarship for excellent student and good grades for my seventh semester at the university.

- Won a full scholarship for excellent student and good grades for my eight semester at the university.

-Won a full scholarship for excellent student and good grades for my nine semester at the university.

- Graduated with Honors from College 2009.

Exhibitions

-Art Stand at El Unico Shopping Center, Cali- Colombia 07/2005

-Art exhibit at the hotel Casa Del Alferez, Cali-Colombia 12/2005

-Art exhibit at Baco Restaurant, Cali-Colombia 02/2006

-Art exhibit at Granada Faro Restaurant, Cali-Colombia 12/2007

-Art exhibit at A&A gallery, Cali- Colombia 12/2006

-Art exhibit at Saloon Bar, Cali- Colombia 05/2008

- Art exhibit at Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Cali – Colombia 2009

- Art exhibit at San Telmo restaurant Sunny Isles Bch, Florida 2009

- Art exhibit at "GAB STUDIO" - Art Walk, Miami, Florida 2010

- Art exhibit at "GAB STUDIO" - Art Walk, Miami, Florida 2012

- Art exhibit at " The Framers Gallery " - Showcase 100, London 2015

Employment History

- 2015 | Illustrator
The United Methodist Publishing House, Created Illustrations.

- 2014 | Illustrator & Logo Designer
Lisa Saul, Curriculum Design, Redesigned Logo and Illustrated a children's book.

- 2014 / Present | Web Design
Haisam Official, Website Design.
www.HaisamOfficial.com

- 2014 / Present | Graphic Design
Flying Dogs, Presentation Design, Menu, Wall Art.

-2014 / Present | Illustrator & Animator
Reba To The Rescue, Create Illustrations and animations.
www.RebaToTheRescue.com

- 2014 / Present | Graphic and Web Designer
Bausers Pet Training, Website Design, Flyers and Banner Design.
www.BausersPetTraining.com

- 2014 | Graphic Designer.
Inti Films Inc. Step & Repeat and Banner.

- 2014 | Illustrator
Author Alan Brooks, Black and White Pencil Illustrations for two of His amazing books.

-2013 / Children Books Illustrator
Kay Forsman, Create Illustrations for her books. ( Santa's Cane, Welcome to my world I have autism) For sale on Amazon.

- 2013 | Web Designer & E-mail Marketing
Eleventrust LLC, Created Website and managed e-mail marketing thru Mail Chimp. www.Eleventrust.com

- 2013 / Present | Graphic Designer & Illustrator
Pepe Loves Books, Create all Illustrations needed for the project, Website, Books and App.
www.PepeLovesBooks.com

2013 / Present | Illustrator
The Wiblets, Create Illustration for Books, Social Media and Website.
www.TheWiblets.com

- 2013 | Animator
Candida Josephine, Flash Animation "Animals On The Edge"

- 2013 | Animator
CastleGreetings, E-card Flash Animation "Season Birthday!"
www.CastleGreetings.com

- 2013 | Web Designer & Children Illustrator
Witty Owls, Created Illustration for a collection of the books & Image for website.
www.wittyowls.com

- 2013 | Children Book Illustration
Author Chris Bancroft, Book Illustrations for "Will You Be Proud Of Me?"

- 2013 | Animator
CastleGreetings, E-card Flash Animation "Birthday Surprise!"
www.CastleGreetings.com

- 2013 | Children Book Illustration
Author Joe Roberts, Book Illustrations for "Don't leave just yet..."
**For Sale on Amazon**

- 2013 | Children Book Illustration
Author Joe Roberts, Book Illustrations for "Mommy, what I would do if I were you..."

- 2013 / Present | Freelance Graphic Design
SQULZ™, Packaging Design, Web Design & Illustration.
www.SQULZ.com

- 2013 | Graphic Design & Illustration
Milicie Lingerie, Illustrations for website, Packaging, tags and business card design, basically all graphic material for the company.
www.Milicie.com

- 2012 | Children Book Illustration & Animation
Mizz Goodie 2 Shoez, Character designs, Book Illustrations and intro animation.
www.MizzGoodie2Shoez.com

- 2012 | Logo Design
Telemundo Network, Logo design for web serie " Tu Mejor Vida"

- 2012 | Graphic Design
Allure Agency L.L.C, Graphic & Web designer, Create Logo and Corporate identity design, website and promotional material.

- 2012 | Graphic Design
Romano's Property Management L.L.C, Graphic & Web designer, Create Logo and Corporate identity design, website and promotional material.

- 2012 | Graphic Design
Fox Colombia, Graphic Designer, create graphic material for Telenovela "El Capo 2"
www.mundofox.com/show/el-capo

- 2012 | Graphic Design
Inti Films Inc., Graphic Designer, create graphic material for webserie "SECRETEANDO".
www.telemundo.com/novelas/secreteando

- 2012 | Illustrator & Animator
Private Client, Illustrations and animations for iphone app.

- 2012 | Illustrator & Animator
Quetzal Film Corp., Logo Design & create graphic material for Production.

- 2012 | Graphic Design
Quetzal Film Corp., Logo Design & create graphic material for Production.

- 2011/2012 | Graphic Design
Telemundo Studios, Graphic Designer, create graphic material for Telenovelas.

- 2011 | Sales Associate
Zara, Sale merchandise and Cashier.

- 2010/2011 | Sales Associate
Crocs, Sale merchandise, Cashier, Stock assistant creating local ads and flyers.

- 2010 | Graphic Design Freelance
Office Depot, Created illustrations for notebooks, folders, pencil boxes, tissue boxes and backpacks.

- 2010 | Graphic Design Freelance
Annette Intl., Created illustrations and promotion design.

- 2009 | Graphic Design Freelance
Gold Coach Tours, Created logo and Print design.

- 2008/2009 | Graphic Design
Gamby Studios Created, Updated and Changed Web page's, logos, shopping carts, Flash animations, elec- tronic cards, print design, icons, advertisement and banners.

- 2006-05/2008 | Graphic Design
Gizay, Cali-Colombia Created the publicity campaign for the company, responsible for design of the slogan, directed the photo shorts; worked with storyboard, design posters and briefing. Created the design for some of the summer collection for 2006.

-2004 | Sales Associate
Gizay, Cali-Colombia Sales associate at one of the stores, sale merchandise, Fold, hang, help with the in- ventory, help the customers.
- 06/1997-12/2002 Volunteer

Fundacion Zoologico de Cali Volunteer at the zoo working first with the Veterinarian, helping him cure the animals, I put shorts, would also prepare their meal, clean their habitats, participated in different operations. Alter that I moved to the Educational part of the Zoo, where I worked with kids and I Would teach them the importance of zoos, and why we should take good care of animals, about endangered species, wild life, etc.

Education

- Nueva escuela, Online Animation course, 2012 Argentina

- Bellas Artes, Graphic Design 2004-2009 Cali

- Colombia Colegio Hebreo "Jorge Isaacs", High School Diploma 2004 Cali - Colombia

Languages

Spanish and English.