Bio/CV

I am a Visual Communications Designer who is particularly interested in branding, motion graphics, and cross-media visual design. Ideally, I am looking for a full-time position to commit to and grow with, but I am willing to consider freelance as well.

Recently I completed a year-long assignment at IBM’s Creative Design Services as a Visual Designer working in Agile. Not long before that, and working for a start-up app called Transfast, I completed a Master of Science in Communication Design from Pratt where I focused on UI and interactive design, motion graphics, typography, branding, visual perception and visual communication. Previously I was a graphic designer with a background is in writing, print and digital production. 

My background is in writing, print and digital production, and graphic design. In December 2015 I graduated from Pratt's Graduate Communications Design program where I studied motion graphics, typography, branding, visual perception and visual communications. 

Please feel free to contact me for any reason.

Thanks, Willy

85 Devoe Street, 4a
Brooklyn, NY 11211

917 974 9891

 

VISUAL / UI DESIGNER

IBM (Contractor), New York, NY, 2016-Present

• Design visually compelling webpages. Attend Agile scrum calls. Interact with clients, UX Designers and developers. 

 

FREELANCE COMMUNICATIONS DESIGNER

Various Companies including Tranfast, New York, NY, 2014-2016 (While at Pratt)

• Design web banners, evites, emails, flyers, invitations, advertisements, marketing collateral, posters, bookmarks, presentation decks, etcetera… 

 

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Baruch College, Office of Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs,
New York, NY, 2013-2014

• Designed and layed-out web banners, invitations, advertisements, marketing collateral, posters, bookmarks, or anything else needed.

 

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Tech Media Network/Laptop Magazine, New York, NY, 2012-2013

 • Designed magazine pages and graphic elements for print and web. Photo research, selection and editing. Digital production.

 

FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Kangol Headwear, New York, NY, 2009-2013

 • Designed lookbooks, evites, print ads, marketing collateral, etc...

 

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

DOTmed, New York, NY, 2011-2012

 • Designed and coordinated 1 monthly magazine, 2 annual buyers’ guides, advertisements, website, and marketing materials for print and web.

 

FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER

BMI, New York, NY, 2002-2010

 • Conceptualized & designed posters, postcards, marketing collateral, ecards, & print advertisements

Ann Taylor, New York, NY, 2008

 • Conceptualized & designed in-store signage, banners, direct mail, 
posters, postcards, eMail blasts

CDM Publishing: Tu Salud, POZ & Real Health Magazines, New York, NY, 2007-2008

 • Designed magazines, hired illustrators

 

GRAPHIC ARTIST

Ziff Davis Media: PC Magazine, New York, NY, 2004-2005

 • Conceptualized and created information graphics and spot illustrations for the magazine. Page layout.

 

EDUCATION

The Pratt Institute, New York, NY
December 2015

• Master of Science, Communications Design

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Goddard College, Plainfield, VT 

• Bachelor of Arts, English

 

EXPERTISE

Agile • Animated Gifs • Art Direction • Branding • Communication Design • Concepting • Copywriting • Data Visualization • Digital • Email Blasts • Graphic Design • Interactive • Mobile Apps • Motion Design • Photo Editing • Presentations • Print • Publishing • Responsive Design • Social Media • Storyboards • Strategy • Typography• UI • UX • Visual Communications • Web Banners • Wireframes

 

SKILLS

Acrobat CC • After Effects CC • Flinto • Illustrator CC • InDesign CC • InVision • Keynote • MS Office • Photoshop CC • Powerpoint • Sketch • Slack

 

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

IBM Design Thinking Practitioner

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

AIGA