Francisco M.

  • Graphic Designer
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Financial Services

Previous positions

  • Production Artist at Alpinestars
  • Freelance Production Artist at Sonny Boy Studios

Education

Otis College of Art and Design, B.F.A, Graphic Design

Background

Summary

Highly motivated creative with 10+ years experience in international retail design, consumer and corporate branding in print, web, and motion, bilingual wordsmith, Ad copywriter, and content writer.

Experience

  • Graphic Designer

    Ria Financial

    October 2010 – Present(9 years)Buena Park, CA

    Define and implement marketing strategies for a global money transfer company including graphic standards and demographically-targeted advertising to increase client retention and overall revenue growth. Develop small and large-scale graphic installations in high-traffic public spaces around the world and seasonal multi-platform traditional & digital media campaigns.

    Recommendations (2)
  • Production Artist

    Alpinestars

    February 2010 – October 2010(8 months)Torrance, CA

    Design and coordinated the publication of new fashion designs for Italian manufacturer of action sports gear and apparel. Directed product and fashion photography. Managed production of catalogues, newsletters, and social media content.

    Recommendations (1)
  • Freelance Production Artist

    Sonny Boy Studios

    May 2009 – July 2009(2 months)Santa Monica, CA

    Production and design focusing on children’s toy packaging and packaging for the beauty industry.

  • Freelance Production Artist

    Lakeshore Learning Materials

    May 2009 – May 2009Greater Los Angeles Area

    Production of children materials.

  • Graphic Designer

    Clearwire

    September 2008 – January 2009(4 months)Santa Monica, CA

    Created headline copy & graphics for national telecom provider’s web portal.

    Recommendations (1)
  • Jr. Designer

    Studio C Vintage

    February 2008 – July 2008(5 months)Torrance, CA

    Designed trend boards, textile patterns, and booth exhibits.

    Recommendations (2)
  • Graphic Designer

    Weber Shandwick

    May 2007 – August 2007(3 months)Hollywood, CA

    Daily design tasks such as updating websites, creating brochures, flyers, posters, and concepts/brainstorm.

    Recommendations (1)
  • Lab Press Assistant

    Otis College of Art and Design

    August 2005 – August 2007(2 years)

    Manually typeset on Vandercook machines and maintenance of print machines. Customer service.

Education

  • Otis College of Art and Design

    B.F.A, Graphic Design

    2005 – 2008

  • Woodbury University

    BFA, Graphic Design/Animation

    2003 – 2005

Languages

  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Spanish

    Native or bilingual proficiency

Skills & Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Layout
  • Brochures
  • Graphic Design
  • Print Media
  • copy writing
  • Banners
  • Offset Printing
  • Print
  • Illustrator
  • Illustration
  • Retouching
  • Posters
  • Photography
  • Art Direction
  • Graphics
  • SurveyMonkey
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Logo Design
  • Motion Graphics
  • Flyers
  • Branding & Identity
  • SketchUp
  • Microsoft Office
  • After Effects
  • Broadcast Television
  • Mac
  • Corporate Identity
  • Television
  • Marketing
  • InDesign
  • Packaging
  • Art
  • Page Layout
  • Photoshop
  • Newsletters
  • Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Digital Media
  • Typography
  • Social Media
  • Brand Development
  • Shopify
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Word
  • Copywriting
  • Video