Hello.

I am a Graphic Designer based in Portland, Oregon with ten years of experience in the public and private sectors, including municipality, retail, fine arts, and agency design. My studies in Graphic Design were completed at California State University, Long Beach and at the State Academy of Art and Design in Stuttgart, which is one of the top design schools in Germany.

I am highly proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and with Drupal (Website/Content Management) and have some HTML experience. I speak English, Spanish, and German and enjoy how these languages inspire my work and allow me to meet and relate to new people.

Email: info (at) aldo-gonzalez.com


Professional Experience:

City of Portland - Bureau of Development Services - Portland, Oregon
Graphic Designer - 2015-present

I design brochures, forms, flyers, posters, and more for employees and customers.

Freelance Graphic Design - National
Graphic Designer / Art Director - 2006-present

My work includes multi-page official programs, logos, posters, flyers, photography, and website design. My current clients are Longwood University and Farmville Downtown Partnership in Virginia.

City of Lynchburg - Communications & Marketing Department - Lynchburg, Virginia
Communications & Marketing Coordinator / Graphic Designer - 2013-2016

I design print and electronic communications material for every city department including brochures, posters, newsletters, and web/social media pages. I also assist in creating and implementing communications strategies to ensure the effectiveness of communicating in/externally.

Winstanley Partners - Ad Agency - Lenox, Massachusetts
Senior Graphic Designer - 2012-2013

As part of the Art Department, I collaborated on various award-winning design projects for international companies such as General Electric, Pelican, Spalding, and Mevion.

Moscow Ballet - Ballet Company - Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Graphic Designer - 2012-2012

I was responsible for all print material such as repertories, children's books, playbills, posters, flyers, logos and t-shirt design. I also worked with the directors of Marketing and Public Relations to update the website and store using CMS tools Joomla and Magento.

Affliction Clothing - Clothing Company - Seal Beach, California
Marketing Graphic Designer - 2009-2011

I worked with the Marketing Department to create promotional material for events, look-books, brand books, magazine ads and store artwork. I also updated the company website, created biweekly email blasts, and made web banners.

Vans, Inc. - Clothing Company - Cypress, California
Graphic & Production Designer - 2007-2009

I collaborated with Visual Managers for store artwork and displays, worked on requests by the Retail Department for Vans retail stores, and participated in the production of catalogs under the direction of the Apparel & Marketing Departments.

Education:

2008 • California State University, Long Beach - BA in Studio Art / Graphic Design, German minor

2005 • Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, Germany - Graphic Design

2004 • University of Tübingen, Germany - German


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