Rebeca Duarte
Art Direction, San Antonio Texas United States
 
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Brief Summary

Well-versed in the principles and elements of design, layout and communication are my strongest attributes. Extensive knowledge of four-color printing process; pre-flight, collecting, and archiving files. Comfortable consulting with clients and supervisors to determine needs and budgets, and reviewing material to ensure quality control.

 
Clients
SAS (San Antonio Shoemakers), Benson Design (Design Agency), Smith Print, PCI Educational Publishing, Meximerica Media, Inc., Avnet Computer Marketing, IBM Business Partners, Education Service Center
Professional Experience
OBJECTIVE AND SUMMARY

Accomplished print and digital art director and graphic designer seeking a creative position with a forward-thinking company with which to exercise current design skills and to create meaningful, people-centered work.
Well-versed in the principles and elements of design, layout and communication are my strongest attributes. Extensive knowledge of four-color printing process; pre-flight, collecting, and archiving files. Comfortable consulting with clients and supervisors to determine needs and budgets, and reviewing material to ensure quality control. U. S. Citizen, Bilingual: English and Spanish.


EXPERT SOFTWARE CAPABILITIES

Adobe InDesign CS
Adobe Photoshop CS
Adobe Illustrator CS
Adobe Acrobat
MS Office Suite
Quark Xpress
E-mail & Internet
Comfortable with Mac or PC platforms (Mac Preferred)


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Art Director/Designer/Consultant
RD Design
San Antonio, TX
March 2012 – Present
Working with various local businesses to promote their businesses by developing consistent designs for a variety of media such as: web pages, banners, e-mail marketing, catalogs, direct mail, vehicle wraps, merchandising, packaging, booth graphics, ads, logos, business card designs, and brochures. Clients include: SAS (San Antonio Shoemakers), Benson Design (Design Agency) & Smith Print.

Creative Manager/Graphic Designer
Morningside Ministries
San Antonio, TX
November 2012 – January 2013
Responsible for creating and completing advertising & marketing materials such as newsletters, brochures, corporate forms, invitations, direct mailers, postcards, and etc.

Art Director
PCI Educational Publishing
San Antonio, TX
August 2005 - July 2012

Coordinated and produced educational materials including designing, production work, directing illustrators, tweaking illustrations. Managed multiple projects, schedules and budgets at once, while working under tight deadlines with attention to details, consistency and priority.

Specific Responsibilities:
• Conferred with product development and marketing team to determine objectives of project, budget, resources, art styles, and chosen media.
• Formulated layout designs and templates with style sheets and templates for outsourcing of production work, with specified material usage and details, such as style and size of type, photographs and graphics.
• Trained outsourced and direct staff members to produce my developed design concepts into art layouts and prepared layouts for printing.
• Reviewed and approved proofs in print or digital format of materials developed by outsourced production vendors.
• Worked directly with author and co-founder of the company as well as creative director
to develop design solutions; including product packaging, corporate logo and logotypes.
• Responsible for creating and translating brand strategy into graphic design, as well as presenting final layouts/design to executives for approval.
• Attended photo shoots and press checks to ensure quality of products needed are obtained.
• Worked with digital printer to match colors from web press materials in mixed components of a product to save costs.

Graphic Designer
Meximerica Media, Inc.
San Antonio, TX
May 2004 - May 2005

Worked as a part of the editorial design team producing a full-color daily newspaper for four regional cities. Produced and developed the prototype for introduction to the market and adhered to strict design guidelines in a dynamic environment.

Freelance Graphic Designer
RD Design
San Antonio, TX
March 2001 - May 2004

Layout and graphic design of logos, business cards, music CD’s, restaurant menus, and brochures to promote and represent various small-business clients. Prepared proposals to meet client budgets and specific marketing needs.

Graphic Artist
Region 20, Education Service Center
San Antonio, TX
May 2002 - July 2003

In-house layout and graphic designer, created marketing collateral such as catalogs, brochures, flyers, and mailers to increase teacher training and workshop attendance.


Graphic Designer
Avnet Computer Marketing
San Antonio, TX
January 2000 - March 2001

Designed marketing collateral such as direct mail pieces, brochures, and logos representing and promoting IBM Business Partners’ products and services.


EDUCATION

The Art Institute of Dallas
Dallas, TX
Associate of Applied Arts - Graphic Design
Winter 1999

Computer Horizons, San Antonio, TX, Spring 2000
Webmaster Certification Courses: Basic knowledge of HTML, Flash, Dreamweaver & After Effects

On-going and continuing training and professional development by attending design conferences, Adobe release conferences and workshops as well as online tutorials.

REFERENCES AND PORTFOLIO AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

LinkedIn:
www.linkedin.com/pub/rebeca-duarte/27/348/2/


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