Fernando Vargas

  • Graphic Designer at Sugatsune America
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Food Production

Previous positions

  • Graphic Designer at Popcornopolis
  • Senior Graphic & Web Designer at Contessa Premium Foods

Education

UCLA Extension, Certficate, Communication Arts/Design

Public Profile

Background

Summary

Graphic and Web Designer with goal to creatively direct a company with vision. Specialties: Graphic design, web design, photography, typography, branding.

Experience

  • Graphic Designer

    Sugatsune America

    April 2018 – Present(1 year 6 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

  • Creative Director

    Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies

    October 2016 – Present(3 years)Torrance, CA

    Involved in all aspect of company’s creative marketing, conception, creation, planning, execution and reporting of all marketing initiatives. Creation of branding direction of company. Management of packaging design and updates. Graphic Designer and web designer for all company brands. Manage team of 4 + freelancers.

    Recommendations (1)
  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    Self Employed

    April 2015 – Present(4 years 6 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

  • Graphic Designer

    Popcornopolis

    May 2014 – April 2015(11 months)United States

    Design of advertising, collateral, sales and other internal and external print materials. Studio photography, image retouching and editing for printing and web use. Managed on-line marketing campaigns; email and web. Management and reporting of email marketing efforts.

    Recommendations (1)
  • Senior Graphic & Web Designer

    Contessa Premium Foods

    February 2008 – April 2014(6 years 2 months)Commerce, CA

    Design of advertising, packaging, collateral, web site, promotional materials and social media sites. Complete design and execution of company websites in CMS platforms. Photography for internal use. Design, programing, execution, tracking and reporting of email marketing campaign.

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  • Pre-press Operator

    OnDemand Printing

    October 2005 – February 2008(2 years 4 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    Preparing of graphics for outputting and production in industry standard programs, color separation for plating for four-color press. Specialized in oversize printing file imposition and signature preparation for 4C press.

  • Graphic Artist

    Innovation Specialties

    January 2004 – December 2004(11 months)Culver City, CA

    preparing artwork for printing, including color separation, image manipulation and film outputting. Screen, pad and web printing.

Education

  • UCLA Extension

    Certficate, Communication Arts/Design

    2009 – 2012

    Certificate Design Communication Arts

  • University of Phoenix

    BS, Marketing

    2006 – 2010

  • Santa Monica College

    Certificate, Photography

    1997 – 1999

Languages

  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Spanish

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • ASL

    Elementary proficiency

Projects

  • Barefoot Contessa complete packaging for convenience meals line

    November 2012 – February 2014

    Complete packaging for celebrity chef Ina Garten’s convenience meals for two and dinner sides.

    Team Members (1):
    • Fernando Vargas

Skills & Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Layout
  • Brochures
  • Graphic Design
  • Pre-press
  • Illustrator
  • Posters
  • Creative Direction
  • Photography
  • Art Direction
  • Graphics
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Logo Design
  • Team Leadership
  • Flyers
  • Collateral
  • Mac
  • Invitations
  • Corporate Identity
  • Marketing
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Management
  • InDesign
  • Packaging
  • Photoshop
  • Image Editing
  • Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Image Manipulation
  • Typography
  • Social Media
  • Web Design
  • Brand Development
  • Copywriting
  • Email Marketing

Courses

UCLA Extension

  • Packaging Design
  • Typography
  • Package Design(ART X 479.6C)
  • Advertising Design
  • Packaging Design(X 479.6C Art)

Santa Monica College

  • Studio Photography