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Max Rivera / MaxArt
Graphic Design, Art Direction, Identity, Logos
NEW ORLEANS, LA
NEW ORLEANS, LA
I am a creative artist with a wide range of abilities. I have several years of experience with proven accomplishments in the industries of advertising, printing and manufacturing, with considerable experience in art direction, logos, corporate identity, illustration and all media; with a thorough knowledge of the process and procedures of preparing artwork and files for online, web and print reproduction.
EMPLOYMENT 2010 - Present Stewart Enterprises, New Orleans, LA Senior Graphic Designer Routinely responsible for conceptualization and design of advertising materials from concept to completion that effectively communicate the strategic intent for each project. Manage challenging situations both internally and with the company’s facilities. 2008 - 2010 MaxArt Inc., New Orleans, LA Art Director/Graphic Designer Client relations and creative development for; Our Lady of Holy Cross College, Dana Diabacare, Unity National, Dorion & Riley Advertising and MFG Studio Apparel. Worked on contracted projects and inhouse freelance. 2005 - 2008 The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, New Orleans, LA Art Director/Graphic Designer Art Director and Graphic Designer for the ACORN organization. Solely responsible for the concept and design of all national campaigns, annual reports, web sites, fund rasing and training materials for regional and local offices with over 100 locations in 41 states. 2002 - 2005 The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Jefferson, LA Senior Graphic Designer Designed and developed in-house corporate brochures, mailers, posters and new product logos. Including all display art, in-store posters and signs for all A&P and Sav-A-Center Food Markets. Creation and design of “Sunny the Sav-A-Saurus” mascot for all Louisiana and Gulf Coast locations. Involved in weekly ad deadlines and all phases of printing. 1995 - 2002 Dorion Advertising, Metairie, LA Art Director Art Director for a full service advertising agency. Design and production of corporate identities, brochures, ads, outdoor billboards and storyboards. Presentations for all new accounts. Clients include; United Healthcare, Bryan Chevrolet, The Louisiana Health Care Alliance, The Lerio Corporation, The Handyman Show, and Thunder Karts International. 1992 - 1995 Michel & Company, Los Angeles, CA Graphic Designer Design and production of new products and packaging for a nationwide gift and greeting card company. Solely responsible for the concept and development, design, and production of the company’s most outstanding line of products, Classic Winnie-The-Pooh for the Walt Disney Company. Responsibilities also included design and production of annual catalogues, illustrations and showroom displays. EDUCATION Southern Art Institution Atlanta, Georgia Computer Design & Illustration Santa Monica College Santa Monica, California A.A. Degree in Graphic Design West Los Angeles College Los Angeles, California Fine Art Major