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Social Media Graphic Designer

Location:
Springfield, VA
Posted:
January 02, 2020

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Mr. Rafael Labrador

**** ***** ******

Springfield, VA 22153

571-***-****

ada6w1@r.postjobfree.com

QUALIFICATION SUMMARY

- Nine years of extensive experience in graphic design

- Diploma in Digital Design from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

- Creative, strong communication skills and consistently meet deadlines

- Demonstrated ability to produce a wide variety of graphic designs to include but not limited to: event fliers, posters, logos, music Cd's or album covers, book covers, magazine covers, pamphlets, brochures, letter heads, direct mailers, product packaging, business cards, banners, billboards, digital marquee, coins, video production and editing, as well as website and social network advertising

- Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and Creative Cloud experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier Pro, InDesign, Bridge, and Adobe Audition

- Bilingua,l Spanish: Read, Write, Speak at an advance level RELATED EXPERIENCE

- Successfully managed and coordinate graphic design projects from concept through completion

- Work closely with clients to create vision, conceived designs, and meet deadline requirements

- Manage freelance designs to meet all project requirements

- Create effective marketing presentations

- Expertly convert graphical features to achieve client objectives

- Manage all operational, strategic, financial, and administrative functions

- Construct scenes for the development of music videos green screen and templates for TV commercials

- Filmed, and edit, the production of video conferences and interviews as well as personal projects

- Established trusting relationships with designers and key clients EDUCATION

- Digital Graphic Design Diploma/ The Art Institute of Pittsburgh / 2013

- Grade Point Average: 3.53

- Fundamentals of Design, Typography, Digital Image Manipulation, Concept Development, Electronic Design, Digital Illustration, Design Principals, Design and Technology, Introduction to Web Design, Advance Computer Graphics, Digital Design, Interactive Portfolio Design, and Portfolio Work Experience

M - DESIGNZ LLC

USA/ Japan

APO, Sagamihara-shi, Kanagawa, Japan

03/2010 - Present

Hours per week: 30

Freelance Graphic Designer I Videographer / Photographer Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:

- Possess extensive knowledge and experience of the Adobe Creative Suite (CS) and Creative Cloud (CC) including: Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, Premier Pro, Adobe Audition, InDesign, Bridge and Acrobat for the production and editing of print, video, sound, and digital products

- Films, edits, and directs in the production of videos, interviews, promotional brands, and commercials

- Photography with knowledge of various industry equipment and procedures to include Canon, and Nikon

- Visualize complex data from various sources effectively and provide critical feedback of graphic compositions

- Apply creative, analytic thinking and basic theories and principals of graphic layout design to implement design ideas that communicate effectively

- Construct scenes for the development of music videos green screen

- Incorporate digital design templates for TV commercials

- Work closely with clients to create vision, conceive designs, and meet deadline requirements

- Builds layouts, templates, and digital products for the production of websites and social media advertisement

- Manage all operational, strategic, financial, and administrative functions Key Accomplishments:

- Produced over 6 websites for various professionals to include music artist, religious organizations, importing and exporting business, car dealers, counsellors, and authors

- Developed over 10 album covers, 50 logos, 100 flyers, and 125 web banners

- Drafted and produced original magazine cover for a ground-breaking company

- Created logo and magazine spread for a NY based TV series "Young Disciple" showing on PureFlix.com Developed several website layouts to include but not limited to: www.rhondapkaalund.com

www.lswansgarage.com

www.wellchamcars.com

www.hickssound.com

www.irdav.org

www.dayvito.com (Christian Recording Artist)

www.zenpsychology.org

www.m-designz.net

Owner I Rafael Labrador 571-***-****)

Work Experience

Family and MWR

USAG Stuttgart

APO, Baden-Wurttemberg Germany

04/2015 - 08/2016

Hours per week: 40

Pay Plan: NA Grade: NF03

Graphic Arts Designer

Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:

-Apply knowledge and experience of the Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) including Photoshop, Illustrator, lnDesign, Bridge, and Acrobat for the production of print and digital products

- Demonstrate ability to produce a wide variety of graphic products included, but not limited to: event flyers, posters, newspaper, magazine, brochures/pamphlets, banners, logos, t-shirt designs, letterheads, templates, business cards, as well as website and social network advertising

- Successfully manage and coordinate graphic design projects from concept through completion

- Create effective marketing presentations

- Expertly convert graphical features to achieve client objectives

- Work closely with clients to create vision, conceive designs, and meet deadline requirements

- Establish trusting relationships with designers and key clients Key Accomplishments:

- Conceptualized and designed organization coin for the Director of MWR and Command coin for the Commander of USAG Stuttgart

- Created logos for several garrison community agencies

- Re-branded USAG Stuttgart ACS to include template creation for flyers, pamphlets, posters, slide presentations, digital marquees, and banners

- Re-energized the bi-weekly At-a-Glance MWR newsletter, conceptualized the logo, and enhanced the layout which increased readership

- Created new layout for MWR program marketing, The Insider, within the installations bi-weekly newspaper which saved the organization over $3,000 monthly and expanded the audience impact from 1,600 to 8,000

- Developed professional artwork for all major installation events to include seasonal festivals, fitness events, private organization fairs, and VIP visits

- Received the highest rating within my evaluations and was provided consistent positive feedback from customers, peers, and superiors

Supervisor: Andrea Stauffer 314-***-****)

Army Substance Abuse Program (Volunteer)

USAG Stuttgart and USAG Japan

APO, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany & Sagamihara-shi, Kanagawa, Japan 09/2013 - Present

Hours per week: 15

Freelance Graphic Designer I Videographer

Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:

- Executed various graphic products to include, but not limited to: campaign event flyers, wellness posters, program brochures/pamphlets, customized banners, organization logos, t-shirt designs, marketing templates, commercial videos and social media advertising

- Managed and coordinated graphic design projects from concept through completion

- Developed professional artwork for all national campaign efforts to include Red Ribbon Week, 3D Month, Alcohol Awareness Month,101 Days of Summer, Suicide Prevention, Resilient Living Day and many other community events

- Provided voluntary graphic design services which saved USAG Stuttgart over $45,000 and USAG Camp Zama over $20,000

Key Accomplishments:

- Successfully created Europe region artwork for international "Comedy with a Cure" tour

- Designed original logo for annual AFRICOM Olympics event and Stuttgart Warrior Pride Challenge

- Selected as the sole designer for the 239th US Army Birthday Ball in the USAG Stuttgart area creating all aspects to include maps, food cards, name plates, programs, banners, promotional flyers, etc.

- Developed customized banners for substance abuse prevention efforts that were posted within each area of responsibility for USAG Stuttgart and USAG Camp Zama

- Recognized as the ASAP volunteer of the year for 2014 Supervisor: RaShonda Labrador (080-****-****) Okay to contact this Supervisor: Yes Iglesia Rios de Agua Viva

405SWCAve.

Lawton, OK 73505 / USA

01/2010 - 12/2013

Hours per week: 30

Graphic Designer I Web Designer I Sound Engineer

Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:

- Produced a wide variety of graphic products including event flyers, business cards, logos, posters, letterheads, direct mailers, church programs, as well as website and social network advertising

- Developed, controlled, edited and tracked sound and video production throughout the church sanctuary

- Constructed and managed church website and social media as well as church upcoming events and announcements

Key Accomplishments:

- Initiated and managed 24/7 church radio station

- Streamlined media devices to enhance the quality of the sound and visual aspects of service

- Developed the signage for enhanced advertisement of church services Supervisor: Pastor Sonia Narvaez 580-***-****) Okay to contact this Supervisor: Yes SUMMARY OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS

- Conceptualized and design organization coin for the Director of MWR Stuttgart, Mr. Johnson and the Command coin for the Commander of USAG Stuttgart, COL Dickenson

- Created logos for several garrison community agencies

- Re-branded USAG Stuttgart ACS to include template creation for fliers, pamphlets / brochures, posters, slide show presentations, digital marquees, and banners

- Created new layout for MWR program marketing within the installation bi-weekly magazine and newspaper which expanded the audience impact from 1,600 to 8,000

- Developed professional artwork for all major installation events to include seasonal festivals, fitness events, private organization fairs, and VIP visits

- Received the highest ratings within my evaluations and was provided consistent positive feedback from customers, peers, and superiors

- Produced 10 websites for various music artist, religious, and commercial organizations

- Developed over 12 album covers, 50 logos, 100 fliers, 4 billboards, 125 web and promotional banners

- Drafted and produced original magazine covers for a groundbreaking company "BASU" Magazine

- Created logo and magazine spread for a NY based TV series "Young Disciple" showing on PureFlix.com

- Development, control, editing and tracking of "IRDAV' church sound, video production, graphic, web, and social media design as well as managed the church upcoming events and announcements Professional Publications:

At-a-Glance (October 2015 - January 2016)

The Insider (February 2016 - September 2016)

Additional Information

Awards Received:

- Garrison Commanders Coin "Special Act Award" (August 2016)

- Family and MWR Directors Coin "Outstanding Performance" (March 2016) Other Information:

- Received "Outstanding" rating on evaluation

Portfolio: www.m-designz.net

REFERENCES

Andrea Stauffer I Marketing Chief

Stuttgart, Germany

DSN: 314-***-****

Email: ada6w1@r.postjobfree.com

Jewel Davis/ Equal Employment Opportunity Manager

Yokosuka Navy Base, Japan

Tel: +81-804-***-****

Email: ada6w1@r.postjobfree.com

Rhonda Kaalund / US Coast Guard/ EAP

Honolulu, Hawaii

Tel: 080-***-****

Email: ada6w1@r.postjobfree.com

Mfon Umoren I Transition Services Manager I RSO

Camp Zama, Japan

DSN: 315-***-****

Email: ada6w1@r.postjobfree.com



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