GabrielTorres

Manhattan, New York

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Thirteen years of graphic design, web design, and web development experience. Extensive background in illustration, UX design, videography/video production. Excel at balancing creative, management, and client demands to deliver innovative design solutions. Results-oriented team player with strong leadership, project management, and relationship-building skills. Committed to continuously evolving design abilities by keeping pace with new technology trends.

Traditional artist skills and methods, in a wide range of mediums.
Exceptionally proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, & CS4 Adobe Suite software.
Proficient user of Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Flash.

Experienced with video editing software and compression.
Practical knowledge of web standards and requirements of web site functionality and usability.
Proficient knowledge of HTML, XHTML, CSS and SEO fundamentals.

Vast knowledge of Word Press application setup and customization of themes and site components.
Experienced with team management and creative group collaboration.

Specialties:
Illustration, Photo Manipulation, Digital Design, Web Design, Graphic Design, UX Design, User Experience, Branding & Developing Corp Identity.


347-726-8205 office
917-923-0624 mobile

Experience

  • Senior Digital Designer
    New York, NY
    Oct 2011 - Nov 2012
    Euro RSCG
    • Collaborated with account teams to devise digital solutions to clients marketing challenges

    • Ensured that designs clearly communicated brand messages and were consistent with
    brand identity look and feel

    • Translated brand strategies into functional and compelling design solutions

    • Oversaw all digital media projects, providing creative direction on design concepts and
    execution

    • Spearheaded the re-design of digital tools for sales force, resulting in increased product
    sales & product awareness

    • Led creative team in establishing best practices & development strategies for ipad design
  • Freelance Graphic Designer
    New York, NY
    Nov 2010 - Jul 2011
    Behavior
    • Prepared mechanical, digital files, retouched art, and created mock-ups

    • Created iconography and & layout and client website

    • Developed microsite for usability testing

    • Designed and illustrated multiple logos
  • Freelance Graphic Designer
    New York, NY
    May 2010 - Nov 2010
    Council of State Governments
    • Designed graphics for promotional newsletter

    • Designed a variety of high-profile online promotional materials banner ads over several
    affiliated websites

    • Designed promotional newsletter and iconography for online forum
  • Freelance Graphic Designer
    New York, NY
    Feb 2010 - Mar 2010
    ooVoo
    • Developed and re-designed email marketing campaign and strategies

    • Design and Illustrated print brochures and promotional materials for trade-show and
    marketing events.

    • Designed and helped strategize social media networking events and graphics to help reach
    broader audience.

    • Developed & Designed animated interactive banner ads to be implemented into client
    application.

    • Designed interactive pop-up’s for client application to help guide users to application tools
    and support.

    • Conceptualized, and developed re-design of client website for future installation.
  • Freelance Graphic Designer
    New York, NY
    Dec 2009 - Jan 2010
    The Wonder Factory
    • Researched materials and designs for client project consultation.

    • Assisted with comprehensive presentation of company design strategies and development.

    • Conceptualized and Designed mock-ups for re-design of potential client, which lead to
    successful recruitment of client.
  • Graphic Designer / Web Designer & Developer
    450 West 33rd Street New York, NY 10001
    May 2006 - Feb 2009
    Thirteen Wnet
    • Created identity for the company's online presence

    • Conceptualized and designed a series of presentations that were used to secure
    sponsorships and funding

    • Re-designed and produced the company's homepage, resulting in increased site traffic

    •Created competitive ads for pledge drives that were instrumental in helping the network
    exceed its funding goals

    • Produced all components of Religion & Ethics Newsweekly website, including stories, video
    content, and promotional graphics

    • Designed various websites for Thirteen programming, Ken Burns – The War, Public TV
    Rocks, Where We Stand, Jonathan Pond, Redesign of Now, Leading with Kindness
  • Marketing Consultant
    New York, NY
    Sep 2004 - Mar 2006
    Pfizer Inc
    • Processed promotional material submissions for over 30 Disease Management Teams &
    identified situations requiring analytical support.

    • Was key liaison within the Marketing Operations department to administer input from all
    parties and ensure continuous workflow and effective crisis management for all submitted
    promotional materials.

    • Trained new employees on appropriate trafficking of all Pfizer materials.

    • Responsible for maintaining and supporting database records of all pharmaceutical brands.

    • Maintained & assisted in design of a web-based tracking system for all time sensitive
    projects from inception to completion.

    • Developed the current training manual for all incoming Marketing Operations employees.
  • Graphic Designer / Project Manager
    Queens, NY
    Jun 2002 - Aug 2004
    Worldnet Communications
    • Designed and developed corporate identity, brand, and promotional materials.

    • Developed, and created E-commerce solution for Telecommunications Company.

    • Maintained and produced website daily and managed inventory and shipped products.

    • Helped forge team to train and manage systems of daily operations.

    • Directed team and handled promotional business materials.

    • Designed and managed promotional campaigns.

    • Trouble-shoot web development and provided technical support and solutions.

    • Managed 7 employees, and arranged employee schedule and payroll.

Education

  • Associate in Digital Media Arts
    320 West 31st Street New York, NY
    Sep 1999 - Sep 2001
    Technical Career Institutes
  • Associate in Arts
    199 Chambers Street, New York, NY, 10007
    Sep 1997 - Sep 1999
    Borough of Manhattan Community College