Marketing Communications Design


Nick Valdivia is a creative designer who specializes in branded marketing communications, such as print, packaging, websites, social media, video, OOH and more. He’s earned a Bachelor of Science degree in advertising in 2017 and a certification in web design and development in 2014. He has 8 years of work experience in graphic design, 4 years of web design work experience, and is experienced with photography, copywriting, production management, media planning, motion graphics and video. He’s worked design positions in 2 marketing / communications agencies, 2 academic institutions, and 1 entertainment company, in addition to freelance experience. His best tools include the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AfterEffects, Dreamweaver), HTML5, CSS3, WordPress, Facebook, Instagram, Powerpoint and Mac.

Nick is best suited for roles such as: graphic designer, production artist, web designer, digital media producer, art director, production coordinator and related positions.


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Centerfield Media Corporation

Digital Content Designer - Jan '18 to Present - Playa Vista, CA

Creative designer on the Facebook media buying team, producing digital advertising images and videos for our clients. Supporting the media buying team with creative content for Google Display Network, as well as proprietary websites and landing pages. Development of Facebook canvas experiences for advertising.

UCLA Extension

Designer / Production Artist - Apr '17 to Oct '17 - Westwood, CA

Full-time marketing department position. Supported the production of quarterly course catalogs, digital ads, motion graphics, event banners, flyers, and social media graphics. Worked with managers, Sr. designers, and a creative director. I worked collaboratively with production managers, senior designers, marketing managers, and a creative director in a fast-paced environment.

The Art Institute of California

Graphic Designer - Jul '16 to Mar '17 - North Hollywood, CA

Produced digital and print communications materials for the Academic Affairs Department. Projects include event flyers and signage, social media graphics, collateral for campus beautification project, and printing/framing artwork on campus, and presentations.

Graphic Designer - Apr '15 to Jul '16 - Santa Monica, CA

Produced print and digital communications materials for the Student Affairs Department. Projects include event flyers and signage, social media graphics, graduation booklets and tickets, logo design for campus restaurant, and printing/framing artwork on campus.

Print Shop Attendant - Oct '14 to Apr '15 - Santa Monica, CA

Provided copy, color, and large format printing services to students, faculty, and staff. Troubleshooting and light maintenance of printers. Customer-facing order fulfillment and payment transactions. Artwork check and pre-press formatting for print.

The Harbinger LA Magazine

Advertising Director (Pro-Bono) - Oct '14 to Mar '15 - Santa Monica, CA

Planned and executed advertising strategies and policies. Sold ad space to local business. Designed advertising and editorial layouts. Coordinated with design team on art direction and style guide of magazine. Managed production schedule. Sourced vendor for magazine printing and placed purchase order for magazines. a

LAGRANT Communications

Graphic Design Intern - May '14 to Sep '14 - Los Angeles, CA

Produced print and digital communications materials for campaigns and presentations. Projects Include flyers, social media graphics, media kits, infographics, brochures, presentations, and more. Rebranded sister organization, The LAGRANT Foundation, and designed new corporate identity collateral.

Global Creative Studios

Graphic & Web Designer / Manager - Feb '13 to Jan '14 - Tarzana, CA

Assisted senior web developers with frontend web design and coding, graphic design, email design, and Wordpress development. Developed desktop and mobile-friendly website designs and layouts.

Designed graphics for print and digital media including e-mail, social media, business cards, postcards, hang tags, apparel, promotional items, billboards, packaging, advertising and more.Managed design projects from start-to-finish and oversaw a junior graphic designer.Order processing print jobs from clients to vendors, and shipping/receiving print jobs from vendors to clients.

Mediaskare Entertainment

Graphic Design Intern - Sep '09 to Dec '09 - North Hollywood, CA

Assistant to the Creative Director, helping to create artwork for albums, t-shirts, digital graphics, GIFs, and marketing material for the label's artists. Social media graphics production and light HTML and CSS coding.

Independent Contracting

Freelance Design & Production - Sep '09 to Present - Los Angeles, CA

Freelance creative services such as: graphic design for digital, print, merchandise, marketing and more; website design, e-commerce, banner ads, email design; branding, logo design, corporate identity packages, brand guidelines; copywriting, photography, social media, presentations, packaging, UX, and more.
Production and order fulfillment for printed media and merchandising.



Los Angeles, California USA

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