Graphic Specialist 1
Zantech IT Services
Elizabeth City, NC
Nov 2016 - Present (4 years 7 months)
In supporting the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), specifically the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), principal duty is to develop & modify illustrations for aviation technical manuals in accordance to needs requested by the government.
Founder, Graphic Designer
Jan 2012 - Present (9 years 5 months)
Serving as a designer and art director, developing innovative, creative, comprehensive, & integrated visual experiences to support & enhance the identities of agencies, entrepreneurs & businesses across a multinational platform engaging various industries, i.e: Corporate, Government, Medical, Academics, and Tourism to name a few.
Junior Graphic Designer
Mar 2015 - May 2016 (1 year 2 months)
As member of the Marketing Department, lead all Hispanic Marketing alongside, supporting the overall efforts towards strtegic goals, campaigns & initiatives benefitting a multinational customer base as Principal Graphic Designer. Producing deliverables for ECRS’ internal & external promotions that reflect the company’s specific brand. As well, collaborate with & support the Design & Development Departments with Front-end Design and Spanish Linguistics for customer-facing portions of various products.
Nov 2013 - Dec 2014 (1 year 1 month)
Directing as the first Art Director, duties were instilled to administer, create & dictate the direction for the Center’s two identities: as representative of the voice that makes up Appalachian State University & as an independent world entity focused on furthering the teachings of future world leaders in Holocaust, Genocide, & Peace Studies. Furthermore, insuring that the Martin & Doris Rosen Summer Symposium will continue bringing further recognition & success to the Center and to Appalachian State as academic leaders in these studies. Lastly, develop the groundwork for a community network built up of Sponsors, Board Members, Businesses & other entities to secure the success of daily duties to the successors of this position.
Digital Media Studio Monitor and Graphic Designer
Feb 2012 - Dec 2014 (2 years 10 months)
Incorporated hands-on lessons with technology services available to use at the library in conjunction with assisting students, faculty and university staff with any technical design questions. Additionally, pioneered new services for the library, i.e.: integrating an interactive 55 inch kiosk, expanding the library website with mobile features, and facilitated and designed the interior design concepts on an ongoing expansion to technology services offered to students, faculty, and staff due to be completed in 2016.
Student Manager, Graphic Designer & Adobe Creative Cloud Instructor
Appalachian State University; Belk Library Digital Media Studio
Feb 2012 - Dec 2014 (2 years 10 months)
As Student Manager, I assisted in leading a small team of lab monitors. While, administering the team, I spearheaded on creating various features, services or additions to benefit the university community that lead to the fruition of grand opening the Technology Service Center at the Belk Library in February of 2014. On occasion, I would also provide instructional workshops to various degree courses with 25+ attendees on topics ranging in Design, Technology, Time-management & other related subjects as an Adobe Creative Cloud Instructor.
Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Jun 2012 - Jan 2013 (7 months)
As Merchandise Host, responsibilities were dedicated to the daily interactions of administering out, performing Multi-lingual safety talks (English, Spanish, and assisted Portuguese), and maintenance-aid on Electric Convenience Vehicles (ECVs) and strollers to guests visiting the park. Several occasions, involved administering strategic translation services at Guest Services in both Spanish and assisted Portuguese during peak seasons. In addition, was an opening team member to Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland during its Premiere. While being a participant, I attended professional development courses through the Walt Disney Company in 20 business seminars (60 hours) designed to teach networking, marketing, creativity, and innovation philosophies of the Company.
La Quinta Inn and Suites of Boone
May 2011 - Aug 2011 (3 months)
• Provide outstanding guest service
• Assisted guest with complaints
• Charged with running the hotel independently (Night Auditing)
• Providing concierge services to guest wanting to experience the local area by providing insight to points of interests
• Provide quality check-in/out services
• Knowledgeable in filing billing statements & writing up financial reports
• Demonstrate both nonverbal/verbal and written communication skills
• Strategic thinking in problem solving and decision making skills
• Recognized for being dependable, professional, self-reliant, self-motivated, resourceful
5th Comms Squadron Design Shop Graphic Design Assistant
United States Air Force
May 2005 - Aug 2005 (3 months)
As a member of the Youth Employment Services Program, I apprenticed alongside military personnel in designing creations for plaques, emblems, service photography, retirement & promotion ceremonies. In addition to, photojournalism and passport photography. Highlight, was creating the poster for the annual base air show commemorating the 50th Anniversary of North Dakota Air History.