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About

Creative professional possessing over 15 years of accessories, apparel, graphic, and illustrative design experience. In-depth knowledge of sports teams, leagues, Entertainment Licenses and their approval standards. Adept at coordinating and influencing design teams with direct reports on creative projects. Highly motivated, and efficient at developing product using graphics, and select materials that tells a story, resonating with the consumer in varied account types. Specialties: • Apparel, and headwear design • Embroidery design / Appliqué design / Metal and Synthetic Molds design • Art & Creative Licensing Direction • Project Management • Product Development • Apparel & Headwear Design • Illustrative Communication • Graphic Design Production • Procedure Development • Market Trend Research • Identifying Relevant Entertainment Licensing Opportunities • Product Placement • Fluent in English/Spanish... learning Mandarin • Illustration/ Cartooning/ Caricature • HTML/ Flash

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• 2014 Advocated for, and Designed the first New Era Female Character Exclusive cap, Wonder Woman for Batman v. Superman • 2013 Increased company's public profile and relevance by conducting celebrity design lab sessions with Spike Lee on over 16 Exclusive Cap designs in • 2012 “Saluting Hispanics in the Arts,” Buffalo, NY Hispanic Heritage Month Award • 2012 Increased reach of New Era Cap's brand awareness during Interview by Jeff Blundell, Senior Producer of That's Art!? at Whistlestop Productions in • 2011 Increased New Era Cap Company’s public profile and relevance by conducting a celebrity design lab session with Spike Lee to create the “Spike Lee Joint” New York Knicks Exclusive Cap design • 2010 Promoted the New Era Brand with a featured biographical spot in "Straight to The Top: Albizu Rondon" chapter in GAME DAY, by Kevin Sylvester (Annick Press) • 2010 Featured in New Era Cap’s NEXC 90th Anniversary book • 2010 Disney Quality By Design Award for New Era Cap • 2010 Hasbro Rookie of the Year Award for New Era Cap • 2010 Hasbro Licensee of the Year Nomination for New Era Cap • 2010 Jay-Z in Yankee Stadium Exclusive Concert Cap design • 2009 – 2010 Jackie Robinson Foundation Exclusive Cap design • 2009 “Spike Lee Joint” New York Yankees 27th Championship Exclusive Cap • 2009 Designed 7th Letter Crew x New Era Collaboration Cap design • 2008 Designed the Fat Joe, The Elephant in the Room album promotional Cap • 2008 Increased reach of New Era Cap's brand awareness during The Watchtower Podcast New Era Cap designer interview • 2006 Opened first New Era Flagship Store in NYC with custom design lab sessions with celebrity guests

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