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Social Media Graphic Designer

Dublin, Ireland
30 000
October 18, 2018

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Colin Dos Santos CURRICULUM V I TAE - ****


As a Graphic Designer with over 10 years’ experience, I am eager to put my skills to work in a fast-paced, buzzing company. I’m diligent, creative and adept at delivering to tight deadlines, can do attitude. My curiosity leads me to learn new skills, always up for a challenge. Having led group projects and having experience in the Events indus- try and the hotel industry. Completed successful campaign on Brand Creation, Brand Awareness, as well as digital advertising. I also do volunteer graphic design work for the Irish Neonatal Alliance. My strengths lie in my creativity, able to adapt to difficult situations. Such as tight deadlines, difficult clients as well as dealing with printers for a suitable time frame on printing materials. Having worked with Adobe Creative Suite

(Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash – Animate and Dreamweaver as well as basic knowledge of After Effects) for many years. Also having experience in Corel Draw, Sketch Up and basic video editing programs. I consider my- self an advanced user of mentioned applications . My work I feel speaks for itself in how much I know. Building a strong relationship with clients is one of my main priorities. In order to better understand their needs and what they like in their designs. I never shy away from a challenge. SOFTWARE / SKILLS

Graphic Design: Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop Adobe I Indesign Coreldraw Sketch Up (Basic)

Gerber Composer

Website Design: Dreamweaver Wordpress (Basic)

Email Marketing: E.O.H. (Equivalent to MailChimp)

Skills: Design Layout Poster Design Social Media Content Design (Adverts, Posts, Cover Images) Brochure Designer Conceptualizing Creative Research Billboard Design Magazine-Book Layout Design Print Design Outdoor Media Design Digital Screen Content Design Flyer Design Email Invitation design EXPERIENCE

Graphic Assistant: IAC(International Aerospace Coatings) (May 2018 - Current)

• Setting up of airlines liveries based on customer supplied drawings

• Setting up exterior technical markings based on customer supplied aircraft manuals

• Setting up of interior kits and working with engineers to produce high quality placards

• Manufacture of livery and technical marking kits using plotters and Gerber printers

• Working with large format laminators and printers to produce airline liveries

• Organize shipping of kits to our European, Singapore hangars and 3rd party customers

• Communicating effectively with the sales team, production managers and engineers

• Working to very tight deadlines and being flexible with time

• Being very aware of detail and the quality of kits being manufactured Freelance Graphic Designer: Private (Ireland) (July 2017 - Current)

• Design, print marketing collateral, Brand Creation

• Social media campaign. Adverts and Competition banners (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

• Social Media content designer / Running my own Social Media Accounts (Pixel Designs)

• Print Media design • Conceptualizing and designing of brand and look and feel

• Signage Design (Print Media) • Research on specific media when required

• Liaising with clients for ideas and concept of specific designs that are required Marketing and Design Assistant: 1Plus Events (Ireland, 5 Month Contract) (February 2017 -June 2017)

• Managing websites via WordPress. (Basic) • Creating Web content (Banners etc.)

• Designing artwork of logos, posters, pamphlets etc. • Creating Artwork for social media

(Facebook and Instagram banners).

• Managing all Social Media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram) Mobile+353**-***-**** • • Dublin LinkedIn Profile: Online Portfolio: • Valid British Passport Graphic Designer: Emperors Palace (Peermont Resort) (February 2009 – December 2016)

• Designing to brief, and delivering within specific deadlines. (in accordance with their CI Manual guidelines)

• Design and management of digital screen content (Advertising Events and Promotions)via X-Stream software

• Design and management of web content for various Peermont sites via E.O.H. backend system.

• Creation of Social Media content (Gaming promotions, Entertainment events, Hotel Packages)

• Design of Press Media collateral for the public relations agent. (Design and Set up for print)

• Ensuring print deadlines were met by printers.

• DTP operations. Ensuring all collateral that is expired is taken down off complex.

• Creating slide videos for on complex screens

Graphic Designer: The Print Shop (January 2007 – January 2009)

• Briefs – Interpretation and delivery within deadline • Office stationery design

• Marketing collateral design, ie. Brochures, Leaflets, Business Cards, Corporate Identities.

• Liaising with clients for approval of artwork • Setting Artwork up for print. Graphic Designer: The Card King (January 2006 – December 2006)

• Managing a Card King Branch. • Ensuring I meet target of sales.

• Advertise branch (Flyer distributors, Phone calls to clients, E-mailing clients)

• Ensuring Stock is replenished (Ink, Paper, Board etc) • Ensuring Client satisfaction. Making sure of timely delivery for clients printed material from head office. • Briefs – Interpretation and delivery within deadline

• Office stationery design • Dealing directly with clients in the design process

• Sales (Selling different material to clients for their printing). • Logo Design

• Marketing collateral design, ie. Brochures, Leaflets, Business Cards, Corporate Identities.

• Liaising with clients for approval of artwork • Setting Artwork up for print. EDUCATION AND TRAINING

• 2005/2006 - GCSE / Diploma in Multimedia and Technology Design – Damelin (South Africa)

• 2003/2004 - National Senior Certificate – Ekuhurleni East College (South Africa)

• 2017 - Advanced GCSE/Diploma in Photoshop – Shaw Academy (Ireland)

• 2017 - GCSE/Diploma in Social Media Marketing – Shaw Academy (Ireland) INTERESTS AND HOBBIES

Console and PC gaming. Spending time with my family (Wife and 4 year old daughter). Teaching myself new skills. Collecting comic books and mini Lego figures. (I’m a geek at heart). REFERENCES

Graeme Moore: (8Bit Conference) Nikki Evans: (Emperors Palace, Peermont) Cell: +353-**-***-**** Tel: +27-11-557-****


Tadhg McInerney (IAC)

Tel: +353-**-***-****


Mobile: +353**-***-**** • • Dublin LinkedIn Profile: Online Portfolio: • Valid British Passport

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