Carla Burgos

  • Graphic Designer / Production Artist
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Design

Previous positions

  • E! TV at E! Entertainment Television
  • Owner – Manager / Designer / Executive Chef Kikafulô at Zabumba / Kikafulo Restaurant


Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, i.e bachelor, Graphic Design minor in Industrial Design



Experienced Graphic Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the design industry. Skilled in Retail Branding, Corporate Identity, Packaging, Social Media, from concept to production . Hard Skills: Adobe Suite – Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Animate and Microsoft Office


  • Art Director / Graphic Designer

    Zidea Design

    February 1996 – Present(23 years 8 months)Los Angeles Area

    Work as an independent Art Director / Graphic Designer either from my studio Zidea Design or on-site. Hands-on designer with experience and a spirited determination to solve problems and deliver results. Specialties are luxury branding, look-books, rendering imagery, brand collateral and packaging. Prior clients include Chevron, Texaco, GSK, Xerox, Retail Fashion Stores, Restaurants and small businesses. Manage projects from conception to completion.

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  • E! TV

    E! Entertainment Television

    January 2013 – January 2014(1 year)Los Angeles

    Created visual processes for teaching functions. Accomplished management goals entailing scheduling and programming for TV.

  • Owner – Manager / Designer / Executive Chef Kikafulô

    Zabumba / Kikafulo Restaurant

    February 1994 – December 2012(18 years 10 months)Los Angeles

    The first Brazilian Restaurant in LA established in 1994 formally known as Zabumba. Responsible for all marketing materials, menu creation and interior and exterior design. 18 thriving years of success, featured in tv news and LA Times newspaper on several occasions.

  • Graphic Designer

    Gravity Defyer

    2009 – 2010Ventura Los Angeles

    Designed bi-monthly catalogs, directed photoshoots with models. Shoe design, landing pages and logos. Collaborated new designs for print catalogues and internet e-commerce thriving in a team environment.


  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro

    i.e bachelor, Graphic Design minor in Industrial Design

    Bachelor in Graphic Design Marketing Extension Course Surface Design Extension Course

  • Santa Monica College

    64 units completed , Fine/Studio Arts, Fashion, Photography, Technology

    Fulfilling my passion for learning, improvement and inspiration in arts and design subjects.

    Activities and Societies

    Management, Fashion, Draping, Painting, Illustration, Sculpture, Ceramics, Animate, After Effects


  • English, Portuguese, Spanish

Skills & Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Bronze Sculpture
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustrator
  • Illustration
  • Creative Direction
  • Concept Design
  • Photography
  • Art Direction
  • Graphics
  • Digital Photography
  • Retail Branding
  • Logo Design
  • Ceramic Sculpture
  • Branding & Identity
  • Design Thinking
  • Microsoft Office
  • After Effects
  • Corporate Identity
  • Customer Service
  • Marketing
  • InDesign
  • Oil Painting
  • Photoshop
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Design
  • Printing Production
  • Body Sculpting
  • Small Business Management
  • Product Development
  • Social Media
  • Business Cards
  • Web Design
  • User Experience
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Product Packaging


  • Breaking Out of a Rut

    LinkedIn, License

    August 2017

  • Creativity: Generate Ideas in Greater Quantity and Quality

    LinkedIn, License

    August 2017