José Luis Pedraza
46 Evergreen Dr., Holyoke MA 01040
(413) 250-7285c / (413) 532-1769h
HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS
Over 15 years of experience in Web/Graphic designs. Experience include: Graphic Designs teacher. Creative Director, Promotion Producer and Creating-Editing magazines; including the design of the cover page.
Work with Adobe CS6 and CC.
I have vast experience in graphic designs projects for TV, internet, and print. Manage multiple projects and tasks in an extremely fast paced environment; able to create promotions in Spanish and English. Work well independently and as a team member. Skilled in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft office software. Able to create and edit promotions for TV, and graphic designs for internet and print in less than two hours for a last minute change in programming.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
• Talk to clients or supervisors about design project. Prepare sketches of images or logos. Consider supervisors' instructions and clients' needs. Make changes if necessary. Draw sample of proposed layout or design, or create screen layout. Present to clients for approval. Draw and print charts, graphs, illustrations, and other images using computer software. Decide on size and arrangement of images.
• Select size and style of type. Prepare layouts for printer or create final screen layouts.Photograph layouts. Develop design and layout for magazines, business reports, or Internet websites. Produce credits for television or other film media, using electronic video equipment. Maintain archives of images, photos, and past works.
Dean Tech High School - Holyoke, MA
Aug 2012 - present
Graphic Design Teacher
As a Graphic Art Teacher I have to teach Graphic Design, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign CS6/CC to High School Students, ( 9-12 )
Holyoke Community College – Holyoke, MA 2010 - present
Adobe CS6 Instructor
As an Adobe CS6/CC instructor I have to teach basic and intermediate classes in Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign, and Illustrator.
WWLP-TV22, Chicopee, MA 2000-2010
Promotion Producer -WAPA America 2004 – 2010
WAPA America is the first Spanish TV station from Puerto Rico broadcasted in the United States, nationally aired by Lin Television (22News).
I have created and edited promos for television in the Avid System, and voice-over the Station ID and Promotions
Designed, created and edited graphics and promotional advertisements. I was in charge of making any decisions for any programming change in the last minute, website updating, managing and monitoring. Respond to emails, and answered telephone. Worked with Adobe software; Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash, plus Microsoft Office 2010
22News (Photo-Journalist) 2000 – 2004
Video graphed footages and interviews for the news in a daily basis. Edited the news in a non-linear and linear system. Photographed news events, locations, people, or other illustrative or educational material for use in telecasts, using video cameras: Travels to assigned location and takes video/photos.
El Pueblo Latino Newspaper (Freelance-Journalist) – 2004 – present
Writing articles in Spanish as a freelancer. El Pueblo Latino Newspaper is a Spanish paper in the area of Springfield, MA.
Ecos del Horizonte Newspaper (Freelance- Journalist) – 2004 – present
Writing articles in Spanish as a freelancer. Ecos del Horizonte Newspaper is a Spanish paper from Puerto Rico.
HCC College / Graphic Design - Web Designs - Computer - Business Management – Psychology
STCC College / TV Productions and Directing
UMASS of Amherst / Radio, TV Communications
Dean of HCC's Community Service
Holyoke Community College
General Mgr. / WWLP-TV 22
Chicopee, MA 01013
Station Mgr. / WWLP-TV 22
1 Broadcast Center
Chicopee, MA 01013
City Councilor – Ward 2
19 Springdale Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
President / WAPA TV