Hi There! I’m Deb, a St. Louis based Graphic Designer.
I was born and raised in Brazil, but moved to the U.S. for more opportunity in life. So far, so good!
I attended a technical high school in Brazil, which taught me everything about Graphic Arts, from beginning (creation) to end (printing). I would say that that’s how I began my career in Graphic Designer.
In the U.S. I have achieved both my Associate and Bachelor Degrees. Living in the U.S. for 13 years, learning has become part of my life. I learn something new everyday... a word, a skill, a trick. So adapting to new things has become my specialty.
Outside of work, I spend my time taking photos, reading and listening to music.
I am looking for new opportunities to grow. I would love to join a team that I can expand, create, share and learn.
Senior Graphic Designer - CBS Outdoor, St. Louis
Design projects from concept through completion for
Out-of-Home media such as billboards, posters and banners. Work closely
with sales team to originate designs. Daily interaction with printers to place orders.
September 2005–August 2007
Graphic Designer - American Direct Marketing Resources Inc., St. Louis
Page layout of direct mail pieces such as forms, letters, brochures and OSEs. Production of mock-ups and press approvals when needed.
May 2005–December 2005
Graphic Designer - Maryville University, St. Louis
Design projects from concept through completion for collateral material for Multicultural Programs and Career Education Office.
April 2000–March 2002
Marketing Assistant - Seagram do Brazil, São Paulo
Conception and design of promotional materials for an extensive line of beverages made by/or imported by Seagram. Event planning. Market research.
Graphic Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts. December 2005
Maryville University, St. Louis, MO magna cum laude
Graphic Communications, Associate of Fine Arts. May 2004
St. Louis Community College at Meramec, St. Louis, MO
Advertising and Marketing. February 2000–June 2002
FIZO University, São Paulo, Brazil
Graphic Arts Technical School. December 1996
Specialization in Visual Graphics including technical training in offset and web printing.
SENAI, São Paulo, Brazil
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, FTP (Fetch, Cyberduck) and Microsoft Office.
Some knowledge in Dream Weaver.
Portuguese: native speaker / Spanish: some knowledge
Awards & Honor
November 2012 & 2008 - Nominee for MVP/All Stars - Individual
September 2008 - Billboard Design Contest Winner
September 2005 - Best Booth Award - Involvement Fair
St. Louis Community College at Meramec:
May 2004 - Work accepted into Annual Jury Student Art
Exhibition and Recognition as Outstanding Student
2003, 2004 Collegiate All-America Scholar Award and
International Honor Society of Two Year College - Phi Theta Kappa