I’m a designer with ten years of experience in print and web design. I’m passionate about meaningful, evocative and beautiful visual communication.
“You’re a fucking genius. These are wonderful, and with a really great variation—which will certainly please [publisher and author].”—Jeff Clark / Book Designer, Quemadura.
“It looks so beautiful!… Thank you for creating a professional and attractive online presence for me. It’s working!!!”—Christine M. Tracy / Author.
“I love them! Great work. Really, so good. Thanks!” [Also…] “People all over campus have commented on how much they like your posters.”—Catherine Taylor / Associate Professor, Ithaca College / Author
“I believe Raúl perfectly combines artistic creativity with professionalism. I attribute a large part of Make Goals Not War’s international success to his creative vision.”—Matias Margulis / Director, Make Goals Not War
“Working closely with Raúl, I appreciated the depth and commitment behind his designs and graphic production. He is also an incredibly talented designer.”—Donald Harrison / Executive Director, Ann Arbor Film Festival
“I especially admire how capable Raúl is of working on a quick project and having it look amazing, as well as how when time permits, he devotes a great deal of research, thought and experimentation to produce some real mind-blowing work.”—Pete Garner / Marketing Manager, Zingerman’s
Freelance Graphic Designer
- Jun 2009 - Present (4 years 6 months)
Print and Web design / Wordpress theme customization / book covers / posters / illustrations
- Street Level Youth Media
- Jul 2012 - Jul 2012
Taught a week-long youth workshop (ages 8–14). The course focused on music visualization as an introduction to basic elements of graphic design.
- University of Illinois at Chicago
- Aug 2011 - Apr 2012 (8 months)
While completing my MFA at UIC, I taught an introductory Graphic Design course to first year undergraduate students.
- 2012 - 2012
Worked as a visual designer, and as part of a team, in large and small interactive projects.
- Otherwise Incorporated
- 2010 - 2011 (1 year)
Worked as design contractor during the spring of 2010 and the summer of 2011.
Graphic Design Instructor
- Washtenaw Community College
- Jan 2010 - Jul 2010 (6 months)
Taught an introductory Graphic Design course, as well as a course on Adobe Illustrator.
- Dec 2003 - Jun 2009 (5 years 6 months)
Print and web designer. Designed and hand-coded websites using XHTM/CSS. Was Responsible for conceptualization, design direction and production of a wide variety of projects, ranging from newsletters and catalogs to packaging and illustration. Prepared graphics for print. Worked directly with printers.
Graphic Design Contractor
- Ann Arbor Film Festival
- Jan 2007 - Aug 2008 (1 year 7 months)
Designed the organization’s logo and the promotional material for the 45th and the 46th festivals.
University of Illinois at Chicago
- Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Graphic Design
- 2010 - 2012
The Basel School of Design (FHNW HGK)
- Certificate Summer Poster Workshop
- 2011 - 2011
Eastern Michigan University
- BFA Graphic Design
- 2005 - 2010
Washtenaw Community College
- Web Design
- 2008 - 2009
Took courses on Web Technology
Washtenaw Community College
- A.A.S. Graphic Design
- 2001 - 2003
Universidad de Los Andes
- 1996 - 1999
First Year Tuition Waiver & Second Year Teaching Assistantship (2010– 2012)
» 2007 Regional Addy Awards—Silver Addy
» AIGA Detroit DESIGN RE:VIEW 2007—Award of Merit
» 2006 Eastern Michigan University Fine Arts Exhibit—First Place Award