• Extensive experience developing premium brand packaging and graphic solutions for leading international brands. • Broad knowledge of offset, flexo and rotogravure printing. Reliable in securing premium quality packaging, by providing on-site technical support. • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work with local and international team members and vendors. • Trilingual: English, Spanish and French Specialties: DESIGN • Global & Domestic Packaging • Brand Identity • Prototypes • Pothography PRINTING • Offset, Flexo and Rotogravure • Paper, Film and Corrugated • Pre-Press Ready Files • Color Proof Checking

Work Samples

  • Bridge Premedia/CSW

  • Packaging - Stanley Black & Decker

  • Stanley Black & Decker - Point of Purchase

Work History

  • Packaging Designer - Freelance

    • Southern Graphics System
    • Mahwah, NJ
    • May 2014 - Present (2 months)

    Freelance Packaging Designer - Boehringer-Ingelheim, Ridgefield, CT
    - Develop and modify packaging designs and marketing materials, from concept to production.

  • Senior Designer

    • CSW, Inc. / Bridge Premedia
    • Ludlow, MA
    • Oct 2011 - Nov 2013 (2 years 1 month)

    - Developed packaging designs, prototypes and marketing materials from concept to production.
    - Performed color separations for the production of photopolymer printing plates for corrugated.
    - Assisted in the organization and streamlining of daily production.

    Key Achievements:
    • Contributed to exceed Nestlé Waters North America’s satisfaction by providing enhanced
    quality prototypes. Nestlé executive personally congratulated our team and increased orders.
    • Helped improve pre-press production with fellow coworker, by jointly developing, testing and
    implementing simplified tools and tasks with Adobe Illustrator.
    • Integrated new Graphic Artists quicker into production and company culture through mentoring.

  • Packaging Designer

    • Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    • New Britain, CT
    • Mar 2011 - Aug 2011 (5 months)

    - Developed effective graphic concepts, physical and digital prototypes for packaging and marketing materials.
    - Worked with global and domestic product lines for Stanley, FatMax, DeWalt, Bostitch and
    PorterCable, and for Ace, Home Depot and Lowes.
    - Illustrations, photo shooting, image manipulation and retouching for packaging and advertising.

    Key Achievements:
    • Increased Sales Force’s satisfaction by producing enhanced quality physical and digital prototypes.
    • “Saved the day” regularly for the Design and Marketing teams with Spanish and French translations.

  • Senior Designer

    • BIC Corporation
    • Shelton, CT
    • Oct 2000 - Jun 2009 (8 years 8 months)

    • Earned exclusive responsibility for the graphics, and the coordination of packaging printing with
    Bic Mexico, for Cristal and Round Stic pens, the company’s most popular and profitable products.
    • Designed successful packaging series that exceeded XGames Marketing group expectations. The designs were
    chosen by XGames as a benchmark for licensing with other partners.
    • Solved a long-standing conflict between our separator and our printers in Rhode Island and Mexico.
    • Secured printing quality and availability of final packaging by providing on-site technical supervision
    at printing facilities in U.S.A., Mexico and Greece.

  • Graphic Designer

    • Ultra Flex
    • Brooklyn, NY
    • Oct 1995 - Aug 1998 (2 years 10 months)

    - Created original designs for flexible packaging for food, apparel and household industries.
    - Managed graphics production from concept phase to film plate production.

    Key Achievements:
    • Increased business by 20% after incorporating design as a new marketing tool for the sales force.
    • Increased customer satisfaction by assisting the Sales force, and meeting with clients and interpreting
    their design and graphic needs.

Education

  • Pratt Institute

    • Two Years in M.F.A prorgam - Packaging Design
    • 1998 - 2001
  • University of Panama

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts Applied Arts
    • 1979 - 1984

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