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Graphic Designer Manager

The Bronx, NY
October 15, 2018

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Edwin Figueroa

email: • Tel. # 718-***-****

Portfolio: Expert in: InDesign, Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, Powerpoint, Photography, Dream Weaver, Prezi and Excel Experience includes:

• Contributing to successful new client pitches and new product launches.

• Finding solutions for packaging and logo designs including color schemes and templates, adjusting die-lines.

• Quality control on pre-press production while checking all specifications before collecting for output to vendors.

• Free hand storyboard renderings of key frames as well as hi-res photo-retouching including color correction.

• Producing proto-types and very finished 3D mock-ups to help the clients visualize the final product. Self Employed • 1523 Unionport Road • Parkchester, NY 10462, (7/2017) – Present Production Graphic Artist Consultant and web developer Working for various companies such as Kiehl’s (2/18), Ralph Lauren (2/18), The Fesco Group (3/18-5/18), DJ Pusha Entertainment

(6/18-9/18) creating invites, posters, retail ads and helping them to develop new package designs while producing 3D mock-ups to showcase their products. Prior to that and still ongoing, I focused on developing a website “” and creating a blog for it, that is dedicated to finding innovative ways of recycling while creating art and showing examples. Sharing a list of 50 ways to recycle creatively, and teaching by showing easy to follow do-it-yourself examples. Purdue Pharma L.P. • One Stamford Forum, Stamford, CT 06901, (9/2013–7/2017) Art Director / Production Artist.

Daily duties included working on brochures, sell sheets, flash cards, bottle labels, collateral materials and die-lines for package designs and getting them ready to be release to outside vendors. I worked with Prezi and Powerpoint to create presentations. I also was in charge of producing 3D mock-ups of all the packaging designs that left the studio. Responsible for color-correcting and creating brochures with gate-folds and tabs with FPI (full prescribing information) pockets. Co-op City Times • 2049 Bartow Ave. • Bronx, NY 10475, 2011–2012 Art Director and Mechanical Production Artist and Inventor My responsibility was to develop full page ads for the newspaper and I help re-flow the story’s text material to fit nicely through- out the paper. I also pursued and developed my invention “Tote-Around-Sound” that allows any car radio to become portable radio, and be use outside the car. As well developing “Kiddy Tracy” an invention that makes it possible to track your kid’s location in public places so you can find your kid instantly, kind of like a “low-jack” for kids. MRM Worldwide • 622 Third Avenue • NY, NY 10017, 2008–2011 Digital Studio Artist

Worked on packages of DVD cases for Verizon, Exxon Mobil and U.S. Army ads, brochures and collateral materials. Specializing in quality control of file releases to vendors and substituted for the night manager. I also was responsible for creating comps of promotional pieces to make sure everything fit perfectly in the kit that was going to be sent out to their share holders. CDMi Connect • 220 E. 42nd Street • NY, NY 10017, 2007–2008 Freelance Digital Studio Artist / Art Consultant

Worked in the production design studio, prepping high-quality pharmaceutical product ads. Produced package designs such as DVD covers and oversized posters.

Prudential Financial, J. Walter Thompson, The New York Times and Maniscalco & Associates. 2005–2007 Freelance Art Consultant / Package Designer / Digital Photo Retoucher for B2B and consumer clients. Designed and was responsible for pre-press production on a wide range of brochures, retail ads and catalogs created for global and domestic markets. At Prudential Financial, I created charts and business collateral material. At Maniscalco, I helped develop strategic plans that resulted in significant business expansion for new accounts. At JWT, I designed liquor packaging boxes and liquor bottles labels and helped re-sizing four color ads using different specification requirements of several different publications. Citigroup Global Market • 399 Park Avenue • NY, NY 10022, 1999–2005 Night Manager / Graphic Designer

Doubled as night manager of the print shop twice a week, and responsible for quality control and release of overnight rushes. Produced in-house literature, promotional brochures and flow charts. Created innovative creative solutions for mock-ups of brochures and annual reports for the Board of Directors. Education

School of Visual Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major: Media Arts / Advertising High School of Music and Art


American Express

Barron’s Magazine

Best Talk in Town

Casio, Inc.

Chartmakers, Inc.

CYRK Advertising

Exxon Mobil

Harpers Collins Publishing

Jim Johnston Advertising

Kirshenbaum & Bond

Maybelline Cosmetics

Michael Tedesco Advertising

Motivational Communications, Inc.

Platinum Publications, Inc.

Publishers Weekly


Scotti Sergott Advertising

Simon & Schuster Publishing

The Home Depot

The Wall Street Journal


Wispride Cheese

WPIX Channel 11

Young & Rubicam

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