Summary of Qualifications

  • More than twenty years of extensive experience in web & graphic design, illustration (vector and 3D), desktop publishing and pre-press production.
  • Associate of Applied Science degree in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Houston.
  • Three years of Industrial Design/Architecture collage.
  • Autodidact, always learning new skills sets.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce a wide variety of graphic products including web interfaces, UX and UI design. Print Media like newsletters, business cards, letterheads as well as different training materials and interactive presentations.
  • Proficient on Macintosh and Windows PC, extensive experience with Adobe CC, QuarkXpress and other packages including 3D modeling (The Foundry - Modo), texturing and rendering.
  • Creative, strong communication skills and consistent at meeting deadlines.
  • Building concepts / mockups / layouts / workflow diagrams. HTML5 / CSS3 and LESS.
  • JavaScript, JQuery, PHP and LESS
  • Designed, developed and maintain various websites for several clients utilizing the latest technologies.
  • Strong analytical and leadership skills with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong project management experience (problem solving, communication, attention to detail, and task follow-up).

Currently between jobs seeking new opportunity

Experience

Print and Web Design freelance work 1999-Present

Recent Web Projects:
  • WWaterworld USA – Custom WordPress website with e-commerce capabilities. This project was initially developed as an online parts catalog. The e-commerce capabilities were added as a stop-gap solution, while a full-fledged e-commerce site is being developed.(waterworldusa.com).
  • AAthens Group – Custom web design for Houston/Austin offshore oil platform services company. This site is a WordPress custom. I currently maintain the site and perform all SEO and social marketing efforts for this client. (athensgroup.com)
  • New Texas Home – Developed as a marketing effort to further expand my client's presence on her real estate business efforts. This site is also a WordPress based custom website. (newtexashome.com)
  • Wonderfaux Home – This WordPress based e-commerce site utilizes custom post types to feature workshops. It also uses WooCommerce. (wonderfauxhome.com)
  • Sunbelt Imports – Developed as an E-Commerce site for a Houston specialty coffee roaster and gelato supplier. It is also a WordPress based site using WooCommerce plugins. (sunbeltimports.com)
  • The Financial Truth – This WordPress based e-commerce site utilizes custom post types to podcasts. It uses WooCommerce. (thefinancialtruth.com)

Full Time Job Experience 1990-Present

  • Adolfo's Printing, Stafford, Texas. Operations Manager - Graphic Designer - Art Direction - Web Developer 10/2013-7/2015

    • Supervise day to day operation and staff.
    • Supervised print production operations and all pre-press desktop publishing efforts.
    • Day-to-day client communication and support.
    • Development and creation of promotional material, including all print designs and web initiatives, SEO and Web Mastering.
  • Texas Litho Printing, Houston, Texas. Production Manager - Graphic Designer - Web Developer 8/97-10/2013

    • Supervised print production operations and all pre-press desktop publishing efforts.
    • Day-to-day client communication and support.
    • Development and creation of promotional material, including all print designs and web initiatives.
    • Supervision of digital printing including share maintenance programs for all equipment.
    • Consumable purchase for digital press items & parts.

Education

  • Houston Community College, Houston, Texas. Computer Desktop Publishing. Introduction to desktop publishing using PageMaker.
  • Art Institute of Houston, Associate of Applied Science degree in Graphic Design. Graphic design and layout with emphasis in fine arts and typography.
  • Universidad del Nuevo Mundo, Mexico City, BA in Industrial Design. Industrial design, common branch with architecture for the first two years.

Other Skills

  • Spanish-English Bilingual and Light Video-editing experience.
  • Continuously mastering new skills. Currently mastering PHP, JQuery and LESS.
  • Currently expanding my skills in 3d from modeling and texturing onto rigging and animation.

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