• Web Developer at Now Media Group
  • San Diego, California, United States
  • Marketing and Advertising

Previous positions

  • Front End Web Developer | UI/UX Designer | Graphic Designer at Home Junction Inc
  • Web | Graphics | UI/UX Freelance Design at LoudMouth Strategies

Education

San Diego City College, AA, Graphic Design & Fine Arts. Photography + Web Design Specialist Certifications

Public Profile

Background

Summary

Ericka has proven to be a very valuable asset to several diverse companies for over 13 years. She is creative and savvy with web design prototyping software such as Adobe XD and Sketch, and possesses great knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite WordPress CMS. Ericka carries vast graphic design and web design experience including; website prototyping, print media, social media campaigns, digital photography, corporate branding, product design, Ecommerce and marketing. She currently works at Home Junction Inc, a real estate data application development and real estate marketing/data licensing company that caters to the needs of Realtors across the United States. Ericka’s UI Design, Web Design and Marketing knowledge is always up to speed with the latest trends and her Graphic Design skills are second-to-none.

Experience

  • Web Developer

    Now Media Group

    September 2019 – Present(1 month)San Diego, California

  • Freelance Location Production Assistant | Location Scout

    Blumhouse Productions

    October 2011 – Present(8 years)Greater Los Angeles Area

    – Scouting areas for potential filming locations. – Negotiating fees between location owners and the production. – Making sure that certain requests that the location owners, neighbors and law enforcement have are fulfilled. – Ensuring that the actors, crew, neighbors, etc., have a safe & clean working environment. Blumhouse Productions, founded by Jason Blum in 2000, is a multi-media production company that pioneered a new model of studio filmmaking- producing high-quality micro-budget films for wide release. Since its launch, Blumhouse has produced more than 30 feature films including some of the most profitable movies of all time.

  • Freelance UI Design | Web | Graphic Designer | Marketing | Photography

    Ericka Arguedas Creative

    October 2008 – Present(11 years)Greater San Diego Area

    Graphic / Web Design / Photography / Fine Arts – Web Developent.. – Ecommerce. – SEO – Graphic Design. – Project Management. – Marketing. – Social Media Marketing. – Photography. – Google Adwords Advertising platform. – Google Analytics.

  • Front End Web Developer | UI/UX Designer | Graphic Designer

    Home Junction Inc

    February 2015 – August 2019(4 years 6 months)Greater San Diego Area

    – Web Developer – Create multiple mobile responsive websites for realtors and real estate companies utilizing CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript and WordPress. QA and upgrading older client websites 
• Debug backend errors. Manage websites and implemente SEO. – UX/UI Design – Wireframing, Prototyping, adaptation to all device screensizes & implementation with developers. – In-house Graphic Designer. – Project Management. – Real Estate Marketing. – Social Media Marketing – Managed social media accounts. Create graphics for social media ads. – Google Adwords Advertising platform. – New employee training. Home Junction is a Real Estate Data Technology Company. Home Values (AVM), SOLD Homes (public records), New Construction, Sales Trends, Real Property Attributes, Schools, Demographics, Districts, Boundaries, Points-of-Interest, Places, Text Indexes & more..

  • Web | Graphics | UI/UX Freelance Design

    LoudMouth Strategies

    May 2017 – September 2018(1 year 4 months)Greater San Diego Area

    – UX/UI Design – Wireframing, Prototyping, adaptation to all device screen sizes & implementation with developers. – Web Development and maintenance. – Graphic Designer. – Social Media Marketing.

  • Executive Assistant | In House Graphic Designer

    U.S Capital, LLC

    January 2005 – September 2011(6 years 8 months)Greater San Diego Area

    – Required frequent travel to Beijing, China to assist with setting up collegiate-level, tennis and basketball leagues for the major Universities within China. – Served as an in-house graphic and web designer production resource, including: logo, web design, brochures, seminar programs, stationery, advertising materials and special projects. – Created and managed spreadsheets, financial statements and databases. – Company Representative / Translator for hundreds of meetings and conferences.

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  • Graphic Designer

    Inscriptu, Inc.

    September 2010 – February 2011(5 months)San Diego, CA

    – Created designs, concepts & sample layout utilizing industry specific layout principles & aesthetic design concepts. – Determined composition, typography & size arrangement of illustrative material and copy. – Utilized industry-standard software to create original images for a broad spectrum of clients. – Prepared, operated and finished a wide-variety of Laser-engraving jobs. – Created comprehensive charts, illustrations, and other art work, using various software. – Critiqued final layouts and suggested improvements as needed.

Education

  • San Diego City College

    AA, Graphic Design & Fine Arts. Photography + Web Design Specialist Certifications

    2007 – 2010

Languages

  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Spanish

    Native or bilingual proficiency

Skills & Expertise

  • Spanish Translation
  • Premiere Pro
  • E-mail systems
  • Brochures
  • Graphic Design
  • Drupal
  • Google Adwords
  • HTML 5
  • Adobe Experience Manager
  • Illustrator
  • Illustration
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Photography
  • Art Direction
  • Digital Photography
  • Logo Design
  • Location Scouting
  • Multimedia
  • Web Development
  • Microsoft Office
  • After Effects
  • Corporate Identity
  • Corporate Branding
  • HTML + CSS
  • Marketing
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • InDesign
  • Digital Printing
  • Studio Photography
  • Digital & Studio Photography Lighting
  • Photoshop
  • PHP
  • Squarespace
  • Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • WordPress
  • WooCommerce
  • Typography
  • Product Development
  • Social Media
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Web Design
  • Joomla
  • Mac OS X Server
  • Shopify
  • Windows 8
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Fine Art
  • Digital Photography Editing
  • Linux Server

Certifications

  • Web Design Specialist

    San Diego Community College District, License

    February 2012

  • Web Server Maintenance and Security Certification

    San Diego Community College District, License

    September 2011

  • Make-up Artistry for Photography & Theatre

    San Diego Community College District, License

    2010

  • Eco Tourism Guide License

    INA – San Jose, Costa Rica, License

    November 1993 – November 1994

Honors & Awards

  • Graphic Design & Fine Arts Associates Honors 2010

    San Diego City College

    December 2010

  • CAPS – Central American Peace Scholarship 1990

    4H Club, Cornell University and other government agencies

    January 1990

  • Eco-Tourism Studies 1993

    Scholarship through the Costa Rican Government

    February 1993

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Causes Ericka cares about:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Arts and Culture
  • Children
  • Civil Rights and Social Action
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
  • Politics
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Services