Hello, my name is Giovanni Barrera but you can call me Geo or Joe. I am a freelance toy designer looking for a full time position. I currently live in Los Angeles and just recently graduated from Otis College of Art and Design in 2013. I possess a strong graphic design sense and i naturally gravitate to illustration and sculpting. I am a jack of all trades when it comes to art and design. I am always on the lookout for new skills in order to benefit myself and future employers. When i am not sketching or doing freelance work, i love to run and watch movies. If you would like to contact me for freelance work email me at gsbtan@hotmail.com.

Work Samples

  • Hasbro Internship 2013

  • Aero Sparrow Senior Thesis 2012

  • Pizza Ten Mattel Sponsored Class 2012

Work History

  • Freelance Designer

    • Strottman International
    • Irvine, CA
    • Dec 2013 - Jun 2014 (6 months)

    ● Designed premium toys based on a popular children’s television show
    ● Brain stormed new toy concepts
    ● Created a line of pets and pet accesories

  • Design Intern

    • Hasbro Inc.
    • Burbank, CA
    • May 2012 - Dec 2012 (7 months)

    ● Designed action figure accessories for upcoming internal product lines
    ● Created control art, color compositions and digitally rendered illustrations for Angry Birds and Star Trek
    ● Brain stormed new toy concepts
    ● Researched and explored local LA events and locations to develop trend reports
    ● Collaborated with Rhode Island Headquarters and Hasbro Far East in engineering product and models

  • Visual Graphics Intern

    • Forever 21
    • Jun 2011 - Aug 2011 (2 months)

    ● Edited digital images for catalog directives using Adobe Photoshop
    ● Participated in weekly trend and inspiration meetings

  • Design Intern

    ● Designed toy products for Cars 2 and Wicked Rivals brand using Adobe Photoshop and Rhino 3D
    ● Created control art, color compositions and instruction art or packaging using Adobe Illustrator
    ● Sculpted foam models for Max Force projectile toys

Education

  • Otis College of Art and Design

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts Toy Design
    • 2008 - 2013
  • East Los Angeles College

    • 2009 - 2009
  • Cathedral High School

    • High School Diploma
    • 2004 - 2008

Specialties

Awards

Hasbro Inc. 3rd place Mattel Sponsored Project, Jakks Pacific Inc. Internship, Forever 21 Inc. Internship

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