Angela Villarreal
Graphic Design, United States
 
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Contact details
8685 Rio San Diego Dr. #4224
San Diego, CA 92108
Tel: 619 5420482
Brief Summary
OVERVIEW:
Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design, University of Cincinnati. Three and a half years experience working in large and small design firms in Cincinnati and New York City on a variety of design problems. Excellent design and color skills; passion for typography. Illustrator, PhotoShop, and QuarkXpress proficient. Other interests include copywriting and photography. Deadline and detail oriented, enthusiastic and energetic.

OBJECTIVE
A graphic design position in a dynamic environment of persons interested in creative and unique solutions to the client’s visual communication problem while maintaining budget and delivery goals.

EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI – Cincinnati, Ohio
College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP)
September 1997 to June 2002
Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design GPA: 3.5
Participated in the Professional Practice Program

BALL STATE UNIVERSITY – Muncie, Indiana
Honors College
August 1993 to December 1995
MAJOR: Two-Dimensional Graphic Design GPA: 3.8

WORK HISTORY
::GRAPHIC DESIGNER::
Bruce Design | Cincinnati, OH
Nov 2002 to Feb 2004

A boutique design firm with seventeen years experience in package and print design with an emphasis on its collaborative approach to each project. Worked initially as a freelance designer and eventually accepted a full-time position in August of 2003. Responsible for concept, design, production, copywriting, client relations and project management on projects ranging from small print pieces to expansive mass market food packaging. Functioned as product stylist and assisting photographer of all photos for self-promotional purposes and for application in client solutions. Some clients include: Giant Eagle, Goodrich, The Kroger Co., PLMarketing, Redox and Shearer's Foods, Inc.


::FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER::
Kennedy & Associates Creative Consultants Group Inc. |
Cincinnati, OH
Jan 2003 to Jun 2003

An interdisciplinary design firm of in-house and off-site designers focusing primarily on retail package design. Responsible for design and release of pieces ranging from logo, identity, and website design to food, health and pharmaceutical packaging. Primary client roster includes: The Kroger Co., PLMarketing, GNC and Trillium.


::JUNIOR DESIGNER::
Neo Design Group | New York, New York
Spring / Fall 2001

Small design firm producing innovative work in print and interactive media. Intimately involved in entire design and production process including client presentations, conception, original and revised design, identity design, preparation of mechanicals for press, comping and press checks. Attended in-house classes focusing on information architecture. Accomplishments include: promotional mailers for OM Technology; identity design for Travel Artistry and the Gourmet Café. Other clients include Debevoise & Plimpton, Lindenmeyr Munroe, Oxygen Media and Pequot Capital Management.


::JUNIOR DESIGNER::
CoActive Marketing Group | Cincinnati, Ohio
March 2000 to December 2000

Large advertising firm working in all areas of design including commercial, corporate, and interactive design. Functioned as junior designer on small team with two other designers and an art director. Responsible for all aspects of design process including conception, illustration, original and revised designs, and production of comps for presentation. Accomplishments include: redesign of 2001 Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon ad campaign; various point-of-sale and promotional signage (in-store and outdoor) for Dairy Mart; internal logo design for Broadwing. Other clients include Hillshire Farms, Keebler and First Group.


COMPUTER/SPECIAL SKILLS
Adobe Illustrator 10, Adobe Photoshop 7.0, QuarkXpress 6.0; experience setting up files for prepress; most Xerox and Canon photocopy machinery; client relations; multitasking; good prioritizing and organizational skills; detail and deadline oriented

CONTACT INFORMATION
email: angela@aardvarkworkshop.com
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