Hernando Marquez Jr.

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Previous positions

  • Senior Graphic Designer & Photographer at Sonic Electronix, Inc.
  • Graphic Designer & Production Manager at MC BrandStudios

Education

The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles, Bachelor of Science – BS, Graphic Design

 

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Background

Summary

Seasoned and imaginative with a passion for creativity, leadership, and innovation. Recognized as an empowering manager and collaborator, able to work both independently and in teams to meet the complex design needs of diverse clients. Resilient time management skills in fast-paced deadline-driven environments, with the mindset and technical skills to provide a new direction for an evolving brand.

Experience

  • Senior Graphic Designer & Photographer

    ESI Enterprises, Inc.

    October 2017 – Present(2 years)Van Nuys, CA

    KEY BRANDS: • Nautica • Windows • THX • Motile • Segway • Monster Audio • Hitachi • Roku

  • Senior Graphic Designer & Photographer

    Sonic Electronix, Inc.

    June 2013 – June 2017(4 years)Greater Los Angeles Area

    KEY BRANDS: • NVX Audio • Encore Automotive Systems • Belva Products • Limitless Creations The primary point of contact for design throughout the company, taking over increasing responsibility during tenure into senior design positions. Managed multiple projects with overlapping deadlines collaborated with the CEO to maintain brand standards for graphics. Ensured consistency in marketing deliverables for multiple global brands. (web advertising, social network graphics, user interface optimization, print collateral, packaging, and environmental design). • Minimized rework by organizing the design process to be more productive and applicable to multiple print and digital platforms, maximizing the efficiency of elements. • Took over several design roles, in UX design during tenure included user interface designs for landing pages, emails, and product search tools. • Virtually trained offsite Photographer on studio lighting techniques, conducting daily checks of all product image deliverables.

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  • Graphic Designer & Production Manager

    MC BrandStudios

    August 2012 – September 2013(1 year 1 month)Thousand Oaks, CA

    CLIENTS: • American States Water • Calavo Growers • CBRE • Wausau Paper Collaborated with owner of award-winning design firm to develop creative direction. Developed annual reports for multi-million dollar corporations while being aware of multiple brand visions. Created product inserts, developed press kits and splash pages for start-ups. Assured quality of off-site photo shoots and press checks.

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  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    24 Seven Inc.

    September 2011 – June 2012(9 months)Greater San Diego/Orange County Area

    CLIENTS: • Skullcandy • Nixon • Spy Optic • Sector 9 • Southwest Strategies • Disguise Fulfilled graphic design contracts for high-profile clients. Undertook multiple concurrent tasks for digital and print design including web advertisements, POP displays, and vehicle wraps. Recognized for ability to manage and exceed stakeholder expectations. Designed promotional material for trade shows, as well as internal newsletters, and presentations.

  • Graphic Designer & Photographer

    Father Joe’s Villages

    February 2006 – September 2011(5 years 7 months)Greater San Diego Area

    BRAND ENTITIES: • Martha’s Village & Kitchen • Toussaint Academy • City Digz Undertook various projects from ideation to completion, including designing vehicle graphics, logos, storefront displays, and billboards. Collaborated with copywriters, webmaster, designers, and CEO, facilitating new event theme design needs and brand decisions. Acted as the event photographer. Finalized press checks for mailers and invites.

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  • Graphic Designer & Sign Manager

    ASG Signs

    April 2005 – December 2005(8 months)Greater San Diego Area

    Effectively designed time sensitive customer requests into vector based graphics, with a strong focus on typography and color, integrated for plotting, silk screening, and digital print products. Point-to-point installation of final delivered forms including, window decals, vehicle graphics and, environmental installations. Specialized in logos illustrations, business marketing collateral and, artwork recreation/manipulation.

  • Sign Design & Production Specialist

    Signs Pacific

    September 2004 – April 2005(7 months)Ventura County

    Collaborated with design team to construct solutions for sign installation requests integrated for plotting, neon light manufactures and, digital print products. Point-to-point installation of final delivered forms including, window decals, vehicle graphics and, environmental displays. Specialized in logos illustrations and, artwork recreation/manipulation.

  • Graphic Artist & Sign Installation Specialist

    Trophies, Etc.

    November 2002 – June 2004(1 year 7 months)Camarillo, CA

    Effectively designed time sensitive customer requests into vector based graphics, with a strong focus on typography and color, integrated for plotting, silk screening, plaque engraving/ and, digital print products. Point-to-point installation of final delivered forms including, window decals, vehicle graphics and, environmental installations. Specialized in silkscreen separation of t-shirt designs and, artwork recreation/manipulation. Notable client: California State University, Channel Islands.

Education

Languages

  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Spanish

    Professional working proficiency

Skills & Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Portrait Photography
  • Layout
  • Brochures
  • Environmental Graphics
  • Graphic Design
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Illustrator
  • Illustration
  • Graphics Software
  • Web Graphics
  • Photography
  • Art Direction
  • Graphics
  • Digital Photography
  • Logo Design
  • Digital Illustration
  • E-commerce
  • Branding & Identity
  • Product Photography
  • User Experience Design
  • Microsoft Office
  • Digital Marketing
  • Corporate Identity
  • User-centered Design
  • Marketing
  • customer service
  • Management
  • Design Research
  • InDesign
  • Newsletters
  • Image Editing
  • Lightroom
  • HTML5
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Packaging Design
  • Typography
  • HTML
  • Social Media
  • Microsoft Word
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Studio Lighting
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • User Interface Design
  • Web Design
  • Brand Development
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Social Media Marketing