Hard-working graphic designer with expertise in print design, typography, and production. Problem solver with strong conceptual and critical thinking skills. Strengths: attention to detail, efficient production, ability to ensure brand standards and follow studio procedures. Excellent knowledge of InDesign and Illustrator, with good knowledge of Photoshop. Web design skills include HTML, CSS, and preparing online graphics. Professional experience: book design, magazine and catalog layout, building and revising mechanicals (direct mail, advertising, billboards, retail, pharma, cosmetics). Frequently contributes posts to Typographica and Quipsologies.

Work Samples

  • Typographic Illustration: High Priority Contest

  • Book Cover Design: True History of the Kelly Gang

  • Booklet Design: Ethics Handbook

Work History

  • Contributing Quipsologist

    • UnderConsideration
    • Sep 2010 - Present (4 years 1 month)

    Contribute short posts to Quipsologies, a Speak Up spin-off which chronicles "the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry."

  • Contributor / Writer

    • Typographica.org
    • Sep 2004 - Present (10 years 1 month)

    Write book and typeface reviews.

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    • Barclays
    • Mar 2014 - May 2014 (2 months)

    Designed and produced ads, following branding and style guides. Helped out with image searches.

  • Freelance Production Artist

    • Rauxa
    • Sep 2013 - Oct 2013 (1 month)

    Created and revised mechanicals of direct mail pieces. Client: Verizon.

  • Freelance Presentation Specialist

    • Nielsen
    • Jul 2013 - Sep 2013 (2 months)

    Applied new branding guidelines to existing PowerPoint decks and Microsoft Word documents (off-site). Flowed in copy for InDesign documents; created and modified slides for new PowerPoint presentations (on-site).

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    • Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
    • Apr 2013 - May 2013 (1 month)

    Created posters, postcards, and online graphics for the synagogue's events. Produced layout of 92-page Spring Benefit journal. Designed and produced 20-page Annual Report.

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    • Eventive Marketing
    • Feb 2013 - Feb 2013

    Made changes and revisions to vehicle wraps, PowerPoint presentations, posters, flyers, tear pad coupons, and name tags. Developed sketches and early comps for a foldout coupon and an email invitation. Account: PNC Bank.

  • Freelance Production Designer

    • TBWA\Chiat\Day
    • Dec 2012 - Dec 2012

    Print production and typesetting. Accounts: Accenture, Ethicon Endo-Surgery.

  • Freelance Graphic Designer / Production Artist

    • Global Advertising Strategies
    • Oct 2012 - Nov 2012 (1 month)

    Made layout changes and text revisions to bilingual brochures and websites. Prepared print files for release. Color-corrected photographic images and made sure vector images for print were CMYK. Worked closely with creative services director to complete a white paper, ensuring that all elements and styles were consistent, and adding new sections based on design of existing pages. Account: Novartis.

  • Freelance Production Artist

    • Addison
    • Sep 2012 - Sep 2012

    Made revisions to print and online branding projects. Accounts: State Farm, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

  • Freelance Project Manager

    • Pipeline PS
    • Sep 2012 - Sep 2012

    Worked on print and interactive projects. Accounts included Boehringer Ingelheim/Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Busch Gardens/Seaworld, Eli Lilly, Fidelity Investments, and National Urban League.

  • Freelance Production Artist

    • RR Donnelley
    • Jul 2012 - Aug 2012 (1 month)

    Worked on a rebranding project at on-site Creative Services studio within Morgan Stanley. Updated text and logos of existing Morgan Stanley Smith Barney documents.

  • Freelance Production Artist

    • Addison
    • Jul 2012 - Jul 2012

    Accounts: Comcast, State Farm.

  • Freelance Production Artist

    • McCann Erickson
    • Apr 2012 - May 2012 (1 month)

    Built and revised mechanicals for McCann's production studio, including a station domination campaign for Verizon FiOS, ads for L'Oreal and for "Weight Watchers" magazine, and free-standing newspaper inserts for Nikon (Father's Day, Dads & Grads).

  • Freelance Production Artist

    • Medical Knowledge Group / Visual Alchemy
    • Mar 2012 - Apr 2012 (1 month)

    (March 1-April 2, 2012)

  • Freelance Production Artist

    • Flywheel Partners
    • Jan 2012 - Jan 2012

    Created or revised business cards, pie charts, and reference guides.

  • Freelance Production Artist

    • Scholastic
    • Sep 2011 - Sep 2011

    Made revisions to packaging, magazine, and catalog layouts for Scholastic Book Club.

  • Freelance Studio Artist

    • RAPP
    • Jul 2011 - Aug 2011 (1 month)

    Made type and layout revisions to prescription drug plan documentation. Account: Medco.

  • Freelance Studio Mac Operator

    • Rivet
    • Jun 2011 - Aug 2011 (2 months)

    Built and revised mechanicals for direct mail pieces: letters, outer envelopes, and buckslips. Account: Cablevision.

  • Temporary Evening Manager

    • Medical Knowledge Group / Visual Alchemy
    • Jun 2011 - Jun 2011

    Checked in with Project Managers at beginning of shift. Helped studio designers and production artists with projects. Preflighted files, made PDFs, and delivered finished jobs via FTP or on disc. Wrote and sent Evening Status emails to Project Managers at end of each day.

  • Freelance Studio Artist, Creative Services

    • Coach
    • Apr 2011 - May 2011 (1 month)

    Built, made revisions, and/or released mechanicals for outdoor banners, poster stands, window graphics and vinyls, light boxes, sale and pre-sale signage, store opening announcements, mailers, catalogs, hang tags, invitations, business cards, customer registration cards, product warranty cards, and care cards.

  • Freelance Graphic Designer / Production Artist

    • Dow Jones / Custom Solutions from Smart Money
    • Jan 2011 - Mar 2011 (2 months)

    Adapted existing magazine layouts for tablet (iPad) version. Flowed in and styled copy for magazine articles. Made revisions to page layouts. Publications: "Schwab On Investing," "Schwab On Investing Newsletter."

  • Freelance Production Artist, Brand Creative

    • J.Crew
    • Feb 2011 - Feb 2011

    Helped build pages for monthly catalog, including women's, men's, and children's sections. Updated books and minis.

  • Freelance Production Designer

    • MAC Cosmetics
    • Dec 2010 - Dec 2010

    Created and revised mechanicals for magazine ads, lookbooks, and invitations. Retouched product images. Campaigns: Spring 2011, Summer 2011.

  • Freelance Graphic Designer / Production Artist

    • Medical Knowledge Group / Visual Alchemy
    • Nov 2010 - Nov 2010

    Made revisions to layouts of interactive visual aids. Created and revised tactical charts. Created or made changes to posters, booklets, business cards and online tables and charts. Preflighted files before they were sent to print shop. Account: Boehringer Ingelheim.

  • Freelance Graphic Designer / Production Artist

    • Dow Jones / Custom Solutions from Smart Money
    • Sep 2010 - Oct 2010 (1 month)

    Added XML tags to finished InDesign spreads; adapted existing magazine layouts for tablet (iPad) version. Flowed in and styled copy for magazine articles. Created charts from spreadsheet data. Publications: "Schwab On Investing," "T. Rowe Price Investor," "TD Ameritrade Enlightened Investor."

  • Freelance Production Artist

    • DIRECTV
    • Aug 2009 - Aug 2010 (1 year)

    Created and revised mechanicals from art directors’ comps. Also created InDesign style sheets for templates used by designers and production artists. Area: Acquisition Marketing.

  • Freelance Production Artist

    • Draftfcb
    • Apr 2009 - Aug 2009 (4 months)

    Modified hundreds of print and online documents for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney rebranding.

  • Freelance Studio Artist

    • Rivet
    • Mar 2009 - Apr 2009 (1 month)

    Created and revised mechanicals for CA product launch.

  • Guest Contributor / Writer

    • UnderConsideration
    • Feb 2005 - Mar 2009 (4 years 1 month)

    Wrote two book reviews for Speak Up, and contributed to its final post.

  • Freelance Production Artist

    • McCann Erickson
    • Jul 2008 - Feb 2009 (7 months)

    Built and revised mechanicals for Verizon out-of-home campaigns (billboards, light boxes, newspaper and magazine ads). Created nested InDesign lockups (headlines, body copy, and legal text) to exacting standards.

  • Freelance Production Artist

    • Euro RSCG Life
    • Feb 2008 - Jun 2008 (4 months)

    Built and revised mechanicals in QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign. Checked Adobe Illustrator files for proper use of spot and CMYK colors. Created die strikes and impositions as needed. Generated color breaks and printed separations at final mechanical stage. Preflighted, collected, and burned files to disk. Accounts: Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis.

  • Freelance Production Artist

    • UnderConsideration
    • Feb 2008 - Mar 2008 (1 month)

    Typeset, placed images and made corrections to a book for the National Kidney Foundation.

  • Production Artist

    • Medical Knowledge Group / Visual Alchemy
    • Aug 2007 - Feb 2008 (6 months)

    Created and revised mechanicals and charts for Continuing Medical Education materials, including symposium programs and posters, in Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress, and Adobe Illustrator.

  • Freelance Production Designer

    • Modem Media
    • Aug 2007 - Aug 2007

    Made revisions and preflighted mechanicals (for billboards, transit shelters, airport dioramas, and postcards) for delivery. Accounts: Delta, Dice.

  • Freelance Production Artist

    • Draftfcb
    • Oct 2006 - Jul 2007 (9 months)

    Was offered an ongoing freelance position on the second day of a one-week assignment. Created mechanicals for Verizon direct mail account (letters, outer envelopes, bill inserts, newspaper ads, Advos and free-standing inserts), using QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Illustrator. Made color breaks and folding dummies. Made revisions, prepared final artwork, preflighted and collected files.

  • Senior DTP Specialist

    • Translations.com
    • Aug 2001 - Oct 2006 (5 years 2 months)

    Formatted translations of documents, graphics, and presentations for print and Web, mirroring English source files. Preflighted client files at beginning and end of projects. Trained new DTP employees and freelancers. Performed occasional QC duties. Managed desktop publishing projects; substituted for DTP Manager when required.
    - Award for Excellence in Production and Outstanding Dedication (December 2005).

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    • Stefan Killen Design
    • Mar 2001 - Apr 2001 (1 month)

    Flowed in and formatted text for non-fiction books and publishing house catalogs.

  • Freelance Layout Artist

    • Puerto de Palos
    • Aug 2000 - Feb 2001 (6 months)

    Created layout of 3rd grade textbook and teacher guide. Worked closely with in-house editors on the production of Language, History, and Social Sciences textbooks.

Education

  • Universidad de Buenos Aires

    • Diploma (equivalent to BFA) Graphic Design
    • 1985 - 1989

    Cofounded, coedited, and wrote for "Figura y fondo," a student graphic design magazine (1987-1989). Worked on layout of "Replanteo," the student architecture magazine (1986). Studied Architecture for two years (1983-1984) before switching to Graphic Design.

Specialties

Affiliations

Type Directors Club (2009-present)

Awards

RECOGNITION - Dec 2011: Featured profile on Design:Related. / / Feb 2009: Featured Download on FontStruct. / / Sept 2003: 5th place in Typophile's Second Annual T-Shirt Design Contest (Judges' Vote). / / 1991: Semifinalist in Ediciones Letra Buena Logo Contest (designed with Anibal Guebel) (Buenos Aires, Argentina). / /...
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