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PROFILE/RESUME
George G. Muñoz  
Graphic Designer
 
• Experienced working in a photo studio environment and a screen-printing shop.
• Proven ability in developing concepts and creating/reproducing graphics for apparel or print using Photoshop, Illustrator, and Quark.
• Skilled and knowledgeable in color separations for silk screen and pre-press print production.
• Provided support and training to freelance staff and business partners.
• Creative and a very strong work ethic.
• Ability to work well with extreme pressure and change.
Resume
GRAPHIC DESIGN • ILLUSTRATION • PRODUCTION ARTIST • CREATIVE

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Software
• Adobe Photoshop • Illustrator • Quark • Dreamweaver • Fireworks • Flash • Filemaker Pro • MS Office

SKILLS & ABILITIES
• Good knowledge of graphic design principles and the production process • Understanding of layout, type and color • Fast and efficient production art • Multi-tasking projects • Great attention to detail • Strong organizational skills

EXPERIENCE
Digital Artist
Gap Inc., San Francisco, Ca.
(2003-2010)
• Digital photo retouch, color correction, edit, site upload and validation. 
• Supported Merchant Coordinators, Photographers, Stylists, Digital Techs, Art Directors, Producers, and Account Managers.

Key Achievements:
     - Contributed to increased shot counts for On Figure, Laydown, and Marketing photography.
    - Instructed and trained cross-functional colleagues during “Day at the Photo Studio” with photo retouching crash course to promote online department.
     - Promoted and managed new site tools/processes during retrofit and transition of Photobase software to current web site.
    - Collaborated in development of Crop Server as a tool in automation of crop/uploading process of retouched images.

Graphic Designer
Luna Blue Inc., San Jose, Ca.
(2000-2002)
• Designed art for license apparel, magazine ads, brochures, catalogs, flyers, and sales materials.
• Provided production art (photography, styling, pre-press artwork, image editing) and color separations for screen-printing.

Key Achievements:
     - Established and prepared artwork for all licensed brands: Lightning Bolt, Starbolt, Land Rover, Greenwich Polo Club
     - Produced/designed/managed company website, pre-production styling/photography, post-production image editing.
 
Production Artist
West Tee Graphics, San Jose, Ca.
(1999-2000)
• Created illustrations and designs for custom prints, embroideries, and promotional products.
• Produced color separations (spot & process) of artwork for screen-printing.

Key Achievements:
     - Developed apparel design for Land Rover, San Jose Airport Duty Free Shops, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Paramount’s Great America.
     - Assisted manager with customers and sales representatives to expedite custom files and orders.

Graphic Designer/Creative Specialist
Symantec Corporation, Cupertino, Ca.
(1997-1998)
• Developed and designed concepts for packaging, print, and promotional items for marketing.
• Managed designs from concept development through execution of electronic art.

Key Achievements:
     - Ensured that designs were within Symantec identity and communications standards.
     - Designed and produced web banner for marketing intranet.

Graphic Designer/Technical Illustrator
Cylink, Corp., Sunnyvale, Ca.
(1996-1997)
• Developed concepts and produced slide presentations, brochures, datasheets, and other literature.
• Rendered technical illustration of products in pre-development.

Key Achievements:
* Ensured designs were within marketing and sales design standards.
* Partnered with technical publications in graphic elements of manuals.

EDUCATION
BS - Graphic Design/Illustration (1995)
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

OBJECTIVE
I would like the opportunity to be part of a creative team and contribute to it's success and development. I believe my design and production skills would be an invaluable addition and a welcome complement to the artistic talent of the company.
George G. Muñoz
Seeking
Full-time, Part-time, Permanent position, Freelance/contract
Experience
Mid-level
Skills
Design, Illustration
Industry
Fashion, Print
SAMPLE WORK
POST DATE: 03.29.2005
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