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  • Carolina Creciente

    Graphic Designer

    Rosario, Argentina

An accomplished graphic designer, now leading a design company in Argentina (www.onoffsolutions.com.ar) providing onshore and offshore graphic and web design services, photography and training. ACE (adobe Certified Expert) in Indesign CS4 and Photoshop CS4.

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Work History

---------------------------------------------------->Work Experience ------ February 09 - Present Leading a design company in Argentina (www.onoffsolutions.com.ar) providing onshore and offshore graphic and web design services, photography and training. November 06 - December 08 HOK International / Lead Graphic Designer Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, Inc. (HOK) is a global provider of design and project delivery services with 24 offices and nearly 1,900 employees are linked across a network of offices in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. www.hok.com Role involved: • Produce a high volume of documentation within agreed timeframes. • Met project management expectations by achieving high quality documents and meeting deadlines. • Provide support across projects in the Commercial and Marketing departments. • Create images, graphics, schemes which involve rendering, drawing, painting, etc. • Define image standard and coordinate deliverables. • Manage folder structures for each team to be used in each stage/submission. • Provide accurate time estimation which ensure timely delivery of documentation to the highest standard. Software used: Adobe InDesign CS3, Adobe Photoshop CS3, Adobe Illustrator CS3 and Microsoft Office 2007. ------ October 06 - November 06 Pied a Terre Restaurant / Graphic Designer / Freelance Pied a Terre is a restaurant in the heart of the west end area which serves French cuisine, one of London’s few 2 Michelin Star restaurants. www.pied-a-terre.co.uk Role involved: • To design a customer contact details capture card to keep them updated with events and promotions. • To make the necessary proofs in order to match the card with the old stock. • To deal with printers, getting quotes, checking proofs and preparing print-ready files. ------ July 06 - October 06 Yorgos Glass Studio / Graphic Designer / Freelance Yorgos Glass specialises in making one-off art-glass commissions for either public buildings or private houses around the world. www.yorgosglass.com Role involved: • To produce printed-based promotional materials to brief and quality specifications, in accordance with corporate identity and marketing objectives, by undertaking design, layout and artwork using Photoshop CS2 and QuarkXPress in Mac and PC platform. • To develop and evolve the Company brand in line with the firm’s corporate objectives, using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CS2. • To ensure that all client-facing materials meet the Company brand specifications, and ensure that photos and images are in line with the firms brand. • To advise on content and format, ensuring literature has the correct emphasis and tone for the target audience. • To ensure a consistent and appropriate use of the brand and corporate identity. • To get print quotes, check printer’s proofs and ensure print work is produced on time and cost-effectively. • To maintain and enlarge the Company artwork, photo and image library. • To take photographs of the works. • Image buying and copyright management. ------ Feb 05 – May 06 Graphic Designer / Freelance Projects undertaken include: • Design of internal publications for Accenture employees such as newsletters, workshops invitations, status reports and visual presentations using Quark Express, Photoshop CS and Power Point. • Design of logos and corporate identity using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CS. • Design of brochures using Quark Express and Photoshop CS. ------ Oct 04 – Dec 04 Doblevista / Product Designer / Freelance www.doblevista.com Doblevista is a publicity agency specialized in advertising, corporate image, graphic design, audiovisual productions, digital services, web design, e-commerce and 3D animations. Role involved: • Design of a luxury gift product for company’s clients (wall clock with business name engraved). • To project manage the end to end production process of large number of gifts within a very tight dead-line. • Liaise with external suppliers to get quotes and ensure materials are delivered on time and within budget. ------ Jan 02 - Apr 04 Graphic Designer / Freelance The work during this period involved the design of a Three-Dimensional Design Book, sponsored and published by the Embassy of Canada. Role involved: • Prepare, restore and photograph the works shown in the book. • Conceptual design of the book. • Graphic and layout design using Photoshop, QuarkXPress and Corel Draw. ------ Jan 01 - Dec 03 Graphic Design School / 3D Design Teacher Assistant Due to my excellent performance during the third academic year of the Graphic Design career, I was invited by the Head Teacher to participate as an Assistant in Three-Dimensional Design Workshop class, which helped deepen my skills in 3D design. Role involved: • Working along with the Head Teacher, attending and guiding the students in the design process of an object. • Assessing students in terms of functionality of a product and helping them to find solutions for any problem that may emerge in its development. • Supporting students to make the best election of materials and techniques. • Encouraging students to investigate current market and trends. • Defining along with the teacher the assignments for the workshop. --------------------------------------------------------> Skills Technical Skills - AutoCAD (2D and 3D) - Adobe InDesign CS3, - Adobe Photoshop CS3, - Adobe Illustrator CS3, - QuarkXPress Passport 6.1, - Corel Draw, - Microsoft Office 2007, - Mac and Pc platforms Interpersonal - Enthusiastic and effective team player, but also capable to work unsupervised and by self-initiative to achieve goals. - Strong ability to communicate. - Well organized and efficient, with the ability to learn very quickly. - Determined and goal-oriented. Languages - English (fluent). - Spanish (mother tongue). --------------------------------------------------------> Education 2008 ACE (Adobe Certified Expert) InDesign CS3 2006 C&G AutoCAD 2D and 3D - City of Westminster College 1997 - 2000 BA (Hons) Graphic Design / Graphic Design School of Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina This course covered: art history, expressive resources, typography, communication, print techniques, etymology, packaging, 3D design, editorial design, creation of speech, aesthetics, marketing, etc. --------------------------------------------------------> Exhibitions • Dec 00 “All Began With a Role” Centre of Contemporary Expressions of the City Hall of Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina Participation with 3 works in this exhibition. These 3 works were selected from a number of designs developed during year 1999 in 3D Design Workshop, in the Graphic Design School of Rosario. • Dec 02 “The Seduction of the Objects” Exhibition Centre of the Architecture University of Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina My role involved selection and restoration of the works to exhibit and coordination and organisation of these works in the exhibition. It also included the design of the graphic material (invitations, posters, etc). --------------------------------------------------------> Publications Jun 04 Publication of the book “The Seduction of the Objects” / Sponsored & Published by the Embassy of Canada. http://www.cp67.com/detalle.cfm?cod=B0002447 http://weblog.educ.ar/espacio_docente/tecnologia/archives/000704.php -------------------------------------------------------->


Graphic Design School of Rosario - Argentina



Graphic Design (Argentina)


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