Fabio Almeida

  • Senior Graphic Designer
  • San Diego, California, United States
  • Graphic Design

Previous positions

  • Freelance Graphic Designer at King USA Sports | King USA Runners
  • Senior Graphic Designer at BizClik Media

Education

San Diego State University-California State University, Bachelor’s Degree, Art and Design with emphasis in Graphic Design

Public Profile

Personal Website

Background

Experience

  • Graphic Designer II

    YMCA of San Diego County

    April 2017 – Present(2 years 6 months)

    • Design and complete marketing collateral pieces using Adobe Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat and Photoshop) for print and digital projects. • Process graphic artwork delivering high quality material within pre-established brand guidelines. • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks in order to meet production deadlines. • Ability to work effectively in a team environment in alignment with company’s values. • Creating and updating graphics for company web-sites, maintaining brand identity. • Coordinate external print production with vendors as necessary.

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    King USA Sports | King USA Runners

    August 2016 – December 2018(2 years 4 months)Greater San Diego Area

    • Organize photoshoot for new products, adding them to multiple websites. • Photo retouching and color correcting as needed as well as maintaining and organizing a digital catalog of all products. • Support e-commerce business with the creation of weekly newsletters setup within Mailchimp. • Attend meetings to discuss engaging content and new ideas for the brand.

  • Senior Graphic Designer

    BizClik Media

    June 2013 – June 2016(3 years)Greater San Diego Area

    • Responsible for coordinating and producing a variety of visual graphics for magazines, brochures and ad layouts from concept to completion. • Clear communication with clients to gather material to design ads, meeting their expectations. Excellent customer service skills is a crucial part of the process so the clients keep advertising in our magazines. • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks, as well as being able to work in a fast-paced work environment in order to meet magazine production deadlines. • Attend production meetings with Marketing and Sales team to ensure that the client’s design needs are met and brand standards are maintained, within budget and production timelines. • Creating and updating graphics for company websites, maintaining the identity of company’s brands. • Set up responsive HTML emails within online email services to inform clients the magazines/ads are published and also to promote our products/services in online campaigns.

  • Graphic Designer

    MCCS

    May 2011 – June 2013(2 years 1 month)Greater San Diego Area

    • Expertise with Adobe software, techniques and design trends to produce visual solutions for print such as catalogs, brochures, flyers, banners, tradeshow display and any other material to assist the Marketing department. • Meeting with department managers to discuss the business objectives and requirements of the job as well as estimating the time required to complete the work. • Thinking creatively to produce new ideas and concepts for print design, making sure every work was proofread to produce accurate and high-quality work. • Contributes to team effort by providing appropriate solutions and alternatives within the time limits and follow up to ensure resolution. • This position required knowledge in appropriate software/programming languages including Adobe Dreamweaver, HTML and CSS to help web designers update company’s web-site when needed.

  • Graphic Designer

    Generation Next

    March 2009 – April 2011(2 years 1 month)Greater San Diego Area

    • Combining graphic design with animation to create computer based movies and presentations for a children’s learning DVD application. • Assist Art Director with multimedia design in Flash and After Effects to make client’s experience more interactive. For three semesters in 2010-2011, I attended an Interactive Media Certificate Program to sharpen my skills with these softwares mentioned in order to help achieve company’s goals. • Design layouts and graphics for company’s web-site, contributing to the design group’s efforts to enhance the look and feel of the organization’s online offerings. • Design marketing collateral establishing a working relationship with external printers to ensure deadlines are met and material designed to promote product is printed to the highest quality.

Education

  • San Diego State University-California State University

    Bachelor’s Degree, Art and Design with emphasis in Graphic Design

Skills & Expertise

  • Photo Management
  • Marketing Collateral
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Time Management
  • Photography
  • Color Theory
  • Microsoft Office
  • Page Layout
  • Teamwork
  • HTML5
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Printing Techniques
  • Typography
  • Web Design
  • Creative Concept Design
  • Creative Thinking

Certifications

  • IMCP (Interactive Media Certificate Program)

    San Diego Unified School District, License
  • CSS: Core Concepts

    Lynda.com, License 71120A

    October 2016 – October 2016

  • Web Design Fundamentals

    Lynda.com, License 17539D

    August 2016 – August 2016

  • Design Aesthetics for Web Design (2013)

    Lynda.com, License 4C6C2A

    August 2016 – August 2016

  • Become a Web Designer

    Lynda.com, License

    August 2016 – September 2016

  • Photography: First Steps

    LinkedIn, License

    September 2019

  • Introduction to Photography

    LinkedIn, License

    October 2019