I'm currently a creative freelance designer looking for projects / gigs / work. To learn more about me please visit my personal / portfolio website at www.derrickaviles.com

Work Samples

  • Web Design

  • Pixel Art

Work History

OBJECTIVE My main passion & occupation is graphic design & print. I’m seeking a graphic design position where I can utilize my design skills & creativity to produce visual solutions that will inform, impress & inspire. EDUCATION Art Institute International Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN Graduated: December '08 Bachelors of Science (BS) Degree in Graphic Design | Honor Roll Student SKILLS SOFTWARE Mac & PC Computers, Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Fireworks) QuarkXpress, Multimedia Fusion 2 Developer, iMovie, Final Cut Pro & Microsoft Office 2003-11 DESIGN / WORK EXPERIENCE LEVEL • Entry Level – 7 years experience in the field of design WORK EXPERIENCE Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx, Minneapolis, MN (September '13 - May '15) Position: Lead Graphic Designer • Conceptualized, designed and developed award winning print, web, and app designs for high-end seasonal campaigns which included Kevin Love’s Rookie of the Year campaign and Kevin Garnett’s return to Minnesota • Coordinated and prepared files on a weekly basis for the vendors to print and display advertisements and promotions around the metro area of the Twin Cities • Oversee various departments to design and direct all sales collateral & promotions DAV Street Apparel Position: Founder and Art Director • Accountable for maintaining assets, accounts payable, and accounts receivable • Vendored at various music and dance festivals to publicize my clothing brand • Managed and designed social media strategies to advertise and network for promotional purposes My brand has vendor and created pop up shops at events such as • PSA Fashion Show 2011, 2012 & 2013 - University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN • World of Dance 2012 - Toronto, Canada • World of Dance 2013 - Los Angeles, California • World of Dance 2013 - Chicago, Illinois • Soundset 2013 - Shakopee, Minnesota • Grand Old Days 2013 - St. Paul, Minnesota • Philippine Day 2013 - St. Paul, Minnesota Sportsdigita, Minneapolis, MN (June '13 - August '13) Position: Desktop Production Artist • Coordinated & developed graphics and layouts for the developers to display on desktop computers and mobile devices internalDrive (ID Tech) Camp, St. Paul, MN (April '11 - August '11) Position: Summer Camp Instructor • Taught the fundamentals of basic, intermediate and advanced levels of web and gaming design to pre-teens and teens from ages 7-17 • Led and instructed daily gaming activities to 100 campers • Built daily lesson plans for campers to complete • Motivated and mentored campers throughout lesson plans and gaming activities Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx, Minneapolis, MN (September '08 - May '09) Position: Graphic Design Intern • Gained excellent marketing and design experience using programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Office and Quark to complete high-end projects for the marketing and communication departments. • Designed & art directed Kevin Love's Rookie of the Year and Al Jefferson's All-Star campaigns. VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE Rebuilding Together Twin Cities (08-07-12) • Provided critical repairs and modifications to the American Indian Family Center for the Maxwell House Drops of Good campaign. AIGA Minnesota Emerging Designers • Minneapolis, MN • Postion: Commitee Member [Nov. ‘11 - Nov. ‘12] • Attended monthly meetings to discuss, plan & organize upcoming designing events. • Brainstorm concepts & ideas for upcoming design events. AIGA Minnesota (Portfolio One-On-One Committee Member) - (January '08 - April '08) • Responsible for contacting local design agencies via e-mail or phone about the event. • Organized, scheduled & planned out the portfolio one-on-one event. AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS / PRESS • Ball Up ‘12 Championship Game T-Shirt Contest Winner (1st Place) • Creative Allies Editors' Picks: Ball Up 2012 • Creative Allies DigiTour 2012 Top 12 Finalist • Creative Allies Editors' Picks: The DigiTour 2012 • TFG's 8th Annual Web Banner 2011 Contest (1st Runner-Up) • Grapfont 1st Annual Design Competition 2011 Top 10 Finalist • Linkin Park's 8-Bit Rebellion Hero Contest Winner 2010 • TFG's 7th Annual Web Banner 2010 Contest Winner (2nd Place) • TFG's 6th Annual Web Banner 2009 Contest Winner (3rd Place) • Art Institute Circle of Excellence Award 2008 • Print24.com - 40 Sensational Print Portfolio's CLIENT LIST - webWOC Nursing Education Program - Minneapolis, MN - THE BIG EPIC SHOW - Minneapolis, MN - Confused Logic - USA - SportDigita - Minneapolis, MN - FRT Adult Foster Care - West St. Paul, MN - CogCubed - Minneapolis, MN - Nintenkid91 (Youtube Partner) - Chicago, IL - RedCat Adjusters - Minnetonka, MN - PSA Modern Dance Team (U of M) - Minneapolis, MN - Philippine Center of Minnesota - St. Paul, MN - Kevin Love (American Professional Basketball Player) - Minneapolis, MN - H.S.F. Wakeboarding - Minneapolis, MN - America's Got Talent's Daniel Joesph Baker - Hollywood, CA - LYFE Marketing - Atlanta, GA - Minnesota Timberwolves - Minneapolis, MN - Minnesota Lynx - Minneapolis, MN - internalDrive (iD Tech Camps) - San Francisco, CA / St. Paul, MN - Space Pixx Studios - Minneapolis, MN - Healthy Training, LLC - Eden Prairie, MN - Santa Monica Community College (Film Club) - Santa Monica, CA - Loudoun Valley High School (Drama Club) - Purcellville, VA


  • The Art Institute International Minnesota

    • Bachelors of Science (BS) Degree Graphic Design
    • 2005 - 2008



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