Cristian Fuentealba, MFA
Developing concepts that drive successful design campaigns.
Brand Strategist, Graphic Designer and Multimedia Specialist with proficiency in creating brand strategies and content, using various forms of media, as well as in the development and repositioning of companies through research and design processes.
Robert Half, Hartford, CT Graphic Designer
JULY 2018 - JULY 2018 (Temporary project with SeeClickFix)
Recreated Sketch based templates in Illustrator, with macros, in order to automate the process from manually changing logos, colors, screen captures and city names for their 20 support integrations.
Knights of Columbus, New Haven, CT Graphic Designer
MARCH 2016 – APRIL 2018 (Full-time Contractor)
Researched and created graphic content for the new eMembership site, and improved the selection and quality of images across kofc.org to help create greater interest in content to Catholic audiences across the country.
Improved content with stakeholders via Jira in order to increase website engagement and conversions.
Supported live events such as the Supreme Convention with the creation of all graphics for the site, and the complete redesign of the Charities and Museum websites.
News12 Connecticut, Norwalk, CT Graphic Artist
JANUARY 2016 – JULY 2017 (Full-time to part-time/freelance)
Designed modern, elegant and intelligent news graphics for pre-production, post-production and live newscasts.
Created a variety of newscast graphics, including over-the-shoulder boxes, banners, monitors, maps, and full screen graphics for all newscasts.
PG Sports, West Haven, CT Brand Strategist/Designer
OCTOBER 2015 – DECEMBER 2015 (Full-time/temporary)
Utilized UX research strategies including SWOT Analysis along with the redesign of company assets and marketing strategies to reposition the company in the market place.
Helped create more customer awareness with designs for apparel and social media. Utilized Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator to create stationary and logo designs.
Hashtag Board Co. Greenwich, CT Graphic Designer
NOVEMBER 2015 – DECEMBER 2015 (Part-time/temporary)
Provided design solutions for branding materials for a small sports outlet who sold equipment for watersports. Utilized Adobe tools including Illustrator and Photoshop to create designs.
Responsible for photographing and retouching apparel designs for eMarketing purposes.
Shoppers Every Store, Remote Social Media Marketer
MAY 2015 - OCTOBER 2015 (Part-time)
Demonstrated an ability to drive interest while generating revenue and enhancing a brand via efforts of Social Media. Utilized social media tools including Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram to advertise merchandise and services to potential shoppers.
Results included directing 40,000 potential clients within the first five months of campaign.
Cristian Fuentealba Designs Graphic Designer
MARCH 2013 – 2015 (Part-time/freelance)
Consulted with businesses in attracting new customers by providing them with a professional look and feel of their stationery, web pages and logo designs. Enforced reduce printing costs by supplying trusted contacts.
Met with clients to understand project and design requirements. Create company briefs for proposal of work to be done. Redesign and create web pages to create a more attractive User Experience using WiX.com.
Lynda.com 28+ in Graphic Design/Multimedia
SEPTEMBER 2014 - PRESENT
News12 Connecticut Graphic Artist/Interactive Producer
JANUARY 2016 (2 weeks) / MARCH 2016 (1 week)
Impact Rankings Social Media Marketing
SEPTEMBER 2015 - OCTOBER 2015 (2 weeks)
Full Sail, Winter Park, FL Master of Fine Arts
Media Design, SEPTEMBER 2014 - AUGUST 2015 GPA: 3.8 (Salutatorian)
Southern Conn. New Haven, CT Bachelors of Science
Graphic Design, JANUARY 2009 - MAY 2013 GPA: 3.5 (Dean’s List)
Gateway, New Haven, CT Associate of Science
Studio Art: Graphic Design, JANUARY 2006 - MAY 2008 GPA: 3.3
Brand Identity Development
Defining Client Needs
Mood board Design
Social Media Marketing
Style Guide Development
Web Layouts/UX UI
Creative Cloud, Camera Raw, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash Pro, Bridge, After Effects, Audition, Canva, QuarkXPress, VizRT, Pre-cut, Curious Maps, Polopoly, Jira, Team Site, Google Docs, iMovie, WiX, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Spanish (Native) English (Professional) Italian (Elementary)
Adobe, AIGA,Creative Bloq,
How Design, Lynda, Mashable, Media Bistro, Millo, TopTal, WiX, Digital Synopsis.
Full Sail University
Sept. 2014 – Aug. 2015
Author: Cristian Fuentealba
Web Editorial Team Lead
Knights of Columbus
Web Content Team Lead
Knights of Columbus
Founder of PG Sports
Residential Real Estate & Vacation Homes Specialist