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PROFILE/RESUME
GABRIELA APARICIO  
Art Director/Graphic Designer/Artist
 
Award winning art director with over 15 years experience in the industry, I confidently welcome the challenges of the fast paced, ever evolving design industry, while maintaining a cool, calm and collected attitude. I create art with passion, conviction and dedication. I know to ask the right questions to understand my clients' specific needs and goals. Tight deadlines... no problem! Manage simultaneous projects... piece of cake! Take direction from C.D... absolutely! 

I have worn many hats, such as art director, graphic designer, illustrator, painter; and have played the roles of self-motivated leader, team player, multi-tasker, easy going spirit, chic rock star and quirky muse. I am searching for a place where I can exceed the expectations of  those people looking for all things creative while nurturing my creative soul.
Resume
Accomplished Graphic Designer with over fifteen years of graphic design, branding, production, social media management, and entrepreneurial experience. 

As an entrepreneur in a creative industry, I have a unique understanding of the challenges in small enterprises, and as a result, I am resourceful in completing projects while working within limited budgets. Creative, trustworthy and responsible, I can manage all aspects of design/branding as well as prepress & production to produce highly effective deliverables & results. I am versatile in both print and web design. As an artist, I respect and protect your vision and intellectual property. I also believe in cultivating the whole self approach. My work in leadership development with both the Spectrum Life Design and Gratitude Training ensures that I offer not only high level technical skills, but a positive, collaborative, mind, body & spirit approach to projects.

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE: 

Graphic Design & Art Direction
• Deliver innovative design solutions, while maintaining tight deadlines and multi-tasking
• Continuous improvement of design skills and follow current design trends
• Develop branding collateral that is integrated with an existing brand 
• Design and implement effective email campaigns 
• Master photo editing and video production & editing 
• Follow lead and flow of Creative Director and Client
• Critical thinking and creative problem solving

Project Management 
• Respect for client vision in developing and executing marketing strategies.
• Define project, build its comprehensive work plan & manage to the budget
• Act as project lead and/or team player to negotiate with vendors, schedule milestones, and execute budget
• Manage expectations of all stakeholders
• Communicate project status & milestones 
• Resolve unexpected difficulties effectively
• Engage in active listening to ensure communication was effective, all parties were represented and concerns addressed

Client & Vendor Management
• Collaborate with photographers, ad sales managers, vendors to deliver quality product on time
• Consult and lead clients through project duration to ensure high quality outcome & good rapport
• Manage client expectations and proactively addressed concerns (assured client the project will remain on timeline, assess challenges and effectively make decisions to stay on track)
• Communicate with the team effectively and as needed to keep morale up and meet goals
• Collaborate with advertisers efficiently for ad placements

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

• Expert in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Premiere) & Acrobat
• Proficient in all major social media platforms
• Music and editing software
• Squarespace, Canva, Mailchimp
• Microsoft Office - PC Platform
• Highly effective presentation skills
• Working knowledge of web & web standards
• Fluent in English, Spanish and conversational Italian 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

• Gaby Aparicio Music | Founder/Artist/Graphic Designer/Social Media Manager
San Diego, CA, 2013 - present
• Freelance Graphic Designer
San Diego, CA, 2013 - present
Orlando, FL, 2006 - 2013
• Knight Agency | Creative & Marketing, Art Director
Orlando, FL, 1998 - 2006

EDUCATION: 

• Bachelor of Art/Graphic Design specialization:
University of Central Florida (minor: Italian, Study Abroad) 
• Massage Therapy License (500 Hrs)
National Personal Training Institute
• Spectrum Life Design Leadership Education:
Los Angeles, CA
• Gratitude Training Leadership Development:
West Palm Beach, FL
GABRIELA APARICIO
Seeking
Full-time, Part-time, On-site, Off-site, Permanent position, Freelance/contract
Experience
Senior
Skills
Design, Production
Industry
Advertising, Print
POST DATE: 12.06.2021
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