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Graphic Designer Manager

Wilmington, DE
February 24, 2020

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Derick Gonzalez

Princeton Junction, NJ *****

T: 917-***-**** E: P: Summary Creative Art Director with a passion for all aspects of artistry and the challenge of visual problem solving. Chosen to be lead designer for the inaugural Wall Street Journal Sports section. Commended throughout career for conceptualizing edgy, original and witty content. Strong manager of diverse teams and multiple moving parts. Known for a meticulous eye for detail and consistently meeting extremely tight deadlines. Skilled in Methode, Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. Bilingual: English and Spanish.


Graphic Designer

Layout design for the Princeton Magazine, Urban Agenda Magazine and Town Topics Newspaper. Work closely with the Art Director, graphics team and editors. Assist in copyediting. THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 2000-2018

Art Director (2009-2018)

Headed daily layout design (graphics, photography, logos and illustrations). Served as liaison to editors, writers and reporters to ensure timely production of dynamic and informative package completion. Responsible for art budget for section. o Commissioned innovative drawings, paintings and graphics to an exceptional group of illustrators compiled throughout tenure

o Strengthened the team by fostering improved relationships. Established regular meetings to collaborate and brainstorm in order to execute a common goal o Significantly decreased costs by implementing more efficient approaches to production o Contributed to editorial content by advising on story ideas, writing headlines and naming permanent fixtures such as ‘The Count’ and ‘Heard On The Field’ o Directed and photographed live sporting events to capture exclusive imagery not found in newswires

o Initiated sports tablet cover designs for online promotion Associate Art Director (2003-2009)

Responsible for daily layout design of divisions throughout the Journal including: Weekend Journal, Personal Journal, Marketplace, Money & Investing and Life & Arts. Demonstrated the capability to successfully perform in all areas of the newspaper at any given moment. Graphic Designer (2000-2003)

Assisted the Weekend Journal Art Director on all necessary duties (commissioning art, photo research, image color correction, archiving and pagination). Education PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN NYC

Visual Communications


Visual Communications

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