Joseph La Ponza

  • Freelance Art Director / Web & Print Designer / WP Developer
  • Cypress, California, United States
  • Marketing and Advertising

Previous positions

  • Art Director / WP Developer / Client Support at Website Muscle
  • Web Designer at Haven Agency

Education

Art Institute of California – Orange County, Web Design & Interactive Media, Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Background

Summary

Dedicated and highly skilled Jr. Art Director/Designer who specializes in Web, Mobile-First, and Print mediums. I’m striving to constantly learn and grow as a well rounded designer, both in Digital and in Print. I always keep myself updated with the latest trends because the Digital Age is constantly evolving….Clients deserve something Innovative, Impactful, and Effective pulled off in a Creative way. Throughout my career I’ve worked on various projects for clients well-established, small or just starting out. I thrive on the challenge of building something from the ground up or updating an already existing brand into something fresh. Over the years I have gained a lot of experience in Web and Mobile-First Design, Digital Ads, and Integrated Marketing to Print Design for Marketing Materials, Big Events, Advertisements and Identity. Specialties: Web Design • Mobile-First Design • Print Media and Collateral • User Interface Design • Production Design • Cross-Platform Design • Advertising • Art Direction • Integrated Marketing • Illustration • User Experience • Social Media Design • Photography • Video Editing • Front-End Development • Branding and Identity Design

Experience

  • Owner

    LAPONZA Media (www.laponza.com)

    March 2013 – Present(6 years 7 months)Orange County, California Area

    LAPONZA Media is a freelance web design company owned and operated by myself. It’s a company to showcase my freelance work!

  • Interactive Team – Designer

    OC Ad Federation

    February 2014 – Present(5 years 8 months)Orange County, California Area

    From Newsletter Emails to Posters & Banners to Integrated Marketing… I help with designing all marketing materials for the club and their events.

  • Art Director / WP Developer / Client Support

    Website Muscle

    August 2017 – August 2019(2 years)Orange County, California Area

    Recommendations (1)
  • Web Designer

    Haven Agency

    October 2015 – January 2017(1 year 3 months)Rancho Cucamonga, CA

    A Digital Creative & Interactive Agency specializing in Social Media, Mobile Applications, Technology, and Multimedia Solutions that leave a lasting impression.

  • Production Designer

    Rhythm Interactive

    May 2013 – October 2014(1 year 5 months)Orange County, California Area

    Recommendations (3)
  • Web Designer

    Levid Media

    September 2009 – November 2013(4 years 2 months)

    Levid Media is a full-service advertising agency based out of beautiful Southern California. Our steadfast goal, and belief as a company, is to offer a dynamic and unique approach to advertising for each and every client that comes to us, making them successful and satisfied through our work in every way possible.

  • Designer / Owner

    Innovatedmind

    April 2006 – April 2011(5 years)

    InnovatedMind brings innovation with quality. I am the lead designerand owner striving for customer value and satisfaction. I attain the utmost professionalism.

    Recommendations (3)
  • Owner and Lead Designer

    InnovatedMind

    April 2006 – September 2009(3 years 5 months)

    Creativity piece by piece.

    Recommendations (1)
  • Marketing

    Team NoA

    2007 – 2008

Education

  • Art Institute of California – Orange County

    Web Design & Interactive Media, Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

    2010 – 2013

Skills & Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Layout
  • SEO
  • Brochures
  • Graphic Design
  • CSS
  • Premiere
  • Flash
  • Illustrator
  • Mobile Design
  • Posters
  • Art Direction
  • Graphics
  • Logo Design
  • Branding
  • Web Development
  • After Effects
  • Corporate Identity
  • Marketing
  • InDesign
  • User Interface
  • Art
  • Interaction Design
  • Photoshop
  • Typography
  • Visual Communication
  • User Interface Design
  • Web Design
  • User Experience