Erika Isaac Villaraza

 

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Jan. 1999 - Current
Freelance Designer

Freelance contract jobs for the following:

  • Websites : Front End Design. HTML, CSS
  • Corporate ID/Branding
  • Packaging, Photography
  • Collateral Materials & Print
  • Apparel Graphics
  • Email Campaigns

 

fusionZone Automotive

April 2012 - December 2015
Art Director

  • Developed, design and execute solutions with design , SEO , copywriters, & programming teams.
  • Projects include but not limited to: front end design, back end design, mobile, desktop, & responsive design.
  • Proactive and efficient at meeting 24 hour graphic deadlines that included banner ads, email blasts, & CSS page updates.
  • Manages two teams on both East and West Coast.
  • Upheld OEM brand compliance style guides, as well as devised plan of action for entire team to execute consistency among team and OEMs.
  • Managed OEM compliance from submission to correction and execution.
  • Performed Quality Assurance on new development to insure consistency and accuracy prior to deployment.
  • Attended numerous client/vendor meetings as well as industry conventions.

 

Singerlewak

July 2011 - November 2011

Creative Services Specialist

  • Reported and worked with Director of Marketing, Marketing Coordinator, and Marketing department.
  • Designed: e-mail campaigns, e-newsletters, ads, brochures, direct mail and other various pieces.
  • Maintained and build Websites.
  • Programmed all RSVP pages to capture data.
  • Attended workshops, events and other various functions to support the firm.
     

Alsa Corporation

August 2010 - June 2011
Sr. Graphic Designer & Assistant to owner

  • Directed and oversaw the organization's marketing policies, objectives, and initiatives.
  • Conducted market research and developed marketing plans for specific products.
  • Created email campaigns weekly.
  • Supervised two graphic designers.
  • Managed materials for projects by purchasing raw materials from China and overseas.
  • Coordinated and registered participants. Attended trade events.
  • Update website and shopping cart.
  • Lead vendor meetings and assist new clients with all needs.
  • Assist owner in all daily operations.
     

Kim Lighting

Feb. 2008 – August 2008
Jr. Web Designer, Graphic Artist

  • Worked with the creative team to design branded print pieces for marketing, collateral materials and catalog layouts.
  • Create online newsletter/emails, and front end design, and update website content.
  • Deploy email blast newsletters with Constant Contact.
  • Prepared graphic images for internet and software applications including building games.
  • Organize directory files.

 

BuyTV

April 2006 – June 2006
Associate Producer

  • Assist executive producer with pre production, post-production and during filming for the first 8 episodes of high definition internet TV.
  • Worked with the director and editor to help finish episodes weekly.
  • Duties included: build and break down set weekly, adjust lighting, assist with sound and script editing,
  • Book and control activities with guest vendors, craft service,
  • Create graphics using Adobe After Effects, catalog all delivered assets, archive segments and graphics

 

Big Dan Importing: USD Skates, 2R

July 2000 – December 2004
Art Director

  • Designed apparel, soft goods and packaging graphics.
  • Prepared pre-press files for final production of clothing items and handled all production press checks.
  • Art direct photo shoots for product.
  • Created and updated the Big Dan Importing website.
  • Supervise team designers.
  • Managed team schedule and travel arrangements.
     

Mindset Interactive

July 2000 - March 2001
Graphic Designer

  • Designed graphic interfaces for Mindset's three software programs.
  • Supervised other designers when developing projects for various clients.
  • Art directed and designed the website for Mindset's consumer and corporate site.
  • Created print prototypes for clients and prepared graphic images for internet use.

 

Ixposure

March 2000 - July 2000
Graphic Designer

  • Created print work for clients.
  • Prepared graphic images for internet use.
  • Upload images to the website on a daily basis.
  • Used office and email programs to organize, catalog and retrieve projects.

 

England Clothing

July 1999 - March 2000
Senior Graphic Designer

  • Designed logos for aggressive inline men's wear for soft and hard goods.
  • Assisted the sales team in the booth at the A.S.R. Convention.
  • Knowledge of production materials for clothing, patches, hang tags and buttons.
  • Created the fall 1999 print catalog.
  • Created product magazine ads seen in Daily Bread, Skatehouse, Rollerwarehouse.
  • Prepared pre-press files for final production of clothing and approved press checks.
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