CV

Professional 

info​
 

​​​​​Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite. Focused, professional and detail driven designer. Motivated and proactive learner.
2015-January to Present
Graphic Designer at Kahu Publishing Ltd.
 

In this role I'm responsible for

  • Designing and setup merchandising material for
    in-store displays

  • Creating designs for new publication and liaising with
    suppliers to organise samples

  • Working to a specific brief

  • Image manipulation

  • Graphic illustration

  • Managing print and design work with internal and
    external stakeholders

  • Competent with the Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign,
    Photoshop, Illustrator

  • Working with printers and other suppliers to produce
    publications Attending press-passes and signing off
    artwork for print

  • Quality control

  • Stock control

  • Assisting managing director in marketing and
    quality assurance

  • Customer service

  • General administrative tasks

 
2014-Sep to December
Intermediate Graphic Designer at Academy Publishing Group.
 

In this role, I was mainly responsible for the layout of Today Magazines also to liaise with clients for which we were designing/updating advertisements to ensure the products were produced and delivered to their requirements. This include sending information to clients with details of deadlines and artwork, and matching up the material when supplied.
I also assisted with the liaison with the appropriate printer to ensure successful transmission and printing/delivery of the magazines. Control incoming advert copy, proofs and corrections, ok confirmations etc., are also included
in my duties.

 
2014-Freelance Graphic designer and children's book illustrator.
 
2012-December 2013
Graphic Designer and Legal Executive, E H Parsons Immigration Lawyer.
 
I was responsible for the corporate image, including stationary and website (design and maintenance), as well as administrative tasks: completing forms electronically, ensuring that all the information is complete, accurate, and helps with the communication with the clients in a very friendly manner.

 

​​​2011-12
In Argentina due to the Christchurch Earthquakes.

 

Working in book editing, book-cover and complete layout and production process, from editing to printing as well as restoring historical images.
I produced a 270 page book on Masonry in Argentina.

 

​June 2010
Guest illustrator, Dyslexia Foundation, 

 

For the ABSee book for Dyslexia Foundation, Christchurch, New Zealand. Published in 2011 and sold throughout
New Zealand.
I was asked to illustrate the letter “Z”.

2009–11
Graphic Designer, DestinoNZ (travel agency).
Part time.

 

DestinoNZ focused on Spanish and Portuguese clients. I was responsible for the entire design area, including web design, printads, brochures, mailers, folders, notepads and updating the web with new routes on maps which I created in Photoshop and the latest images.​

 

Graphic Designer, Boat Shop (Casual)

 

Responsible for promotional material, including taking photographs for
the catalogues, print-ads, posters and updating products and prices
on the website.

 

February 2009-August 2009
 
Deli Assistant,New World Supermarket, Redcliffs.
 

I worked as part of a team in the Deli serving customers and preparing the food for sale. ​

 

Moved to New Zealand on June 2008

 

2007-08
Senior Graphic Designer, Caja Popular de Ahorros, (Bank, Betting and Insurance company), 
Tucumán, Argentina.

 

One of the Government-owned companies with 1500 employees. I was responsible for all the advertising material from customer contact to the printed material, including brochures, catalogues, street posters, flyers, company pins, design of a new credit card, created a mascot for the lotto, print-ads and mailers.

 
2005-2008
Freelance Graphic Designer.

 

Corporate identity (logos and branding), invitations, advertising, brochures, stationery, marketing and promotion materials, book covers, small magazines, labels for
products and posters.

 

Teaching kids' art at home 
 
1997–98
Graphic Designer, La Gaceta Newspaper, Tucumán, Argentina.

 

La Gaceta is one of the biggest newspapers of the
North West of Argentina. I used to work with deadlines and under pressure.

 

​1995
Hostess, “Las Margaritas” Mexican Restaurant, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America.

 

I was in charge of five staff members.



 

Work

experience
 

Languages
Spanish
English

2010 - present

2010 - present

Education

2016

Certificate in Applied Small Business Growth and Development,

Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Level 5.

 
2001–2004

Diploma in Graphic design, Universidad Católica del Norte Santo Tomás de Aquino, Tucumán, Argentina.(average 8+) www.unsta.edu.ar 

Assessed by NZQA, Bachelor of Design (Graphic Design) degree, Level 7, New Zealand.

1996-97

Higher Studies in Graphic Design in the Centro de Arte y diseño, Tucumán, Argentina.​

 

1994-95
ESOL Student at Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) 507 points.

1992–94
First 3 years of Law studies, Universidad Católica del Norte Santo Tomás de aquino, Tucumán, Argentina.

Interest

 

Enjoy painting, reading, photography, and cooking.

References

Hamish Anderson

Ph: +64 3 366 8846 | 021 0257 6597

hamish@mediamixsolutions.co.nz  www.mediamixsolutions.co.nz

Glen Coates.  Kahu Publishing Ltd Director

St. Burnside, Christchurch.

Ph: 358 6304

 

John Wang. Kahu Publishing Ltd IT Manager

St. Burnside, Christchurch.

Ph: 358 6304

 

Caroline Duke. Academy Publishing Group Production Manager 
Ph: 961 5153
caroline@academy.net.nz www.magazinestoday.co.nz

 

Dr. Charlotte Cooper. Ferrymead Medical Centre. Christchurch.

Ph: 384 6937​

 

Ezequiel Nunez. DestinoNZ– Manager Director Queenstown.
Ph: 376 5503