NICk VALdIVIA

Digital Creative Designer

ABOUT
ME

Creative designer specializing in branded marketing / advertising communications with 7+ years of experience, including 4 years of agency experience. Credentials include a Bachelors of Science in Advertising and a certification in Web Design & Development.

Top software skills include the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AfterEffects, Animate, Audition, Acrobat and Lightroom), Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), and Slack.

Capabilities within print and digital include: marketing collateral (business cards, brochures, print ads, large format, etc.); front-end web design and development; video production, editing, and motion graphics; static and animate display advertising; email design; apparel and promotional items; packaging and more.



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EXPERIENCE

Centerfield Media

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

Producing image ads and video ads for direct-response social media marketing. Producing static and HTML5 animated display ads. Creative project management and production from start to finish. Implementing data-driven creative strategy. Facebook canvas production. Video production, editing, and scriptwriting. Brand guidelines compliance and managing asset libraries. Managing multiple projects and priorities at once. Working collaboratively with creatives & managers.

UCLA Extension

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

Supported the production of quarterly course catalogs in print and digital format. Designed display ads, motion graphics, logo titles, event banners, and social media content graphics. Worked collaboratively with marketing managers, senior designers, and a creative director. Participated in creative brainstorming sessions. Taking creative direction and working within brand guidelines. Photo retouching, stock photography sourcing, and managing asset libraries.

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.

LAGRANT Communications

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

Produced print and digital collateral materials for ad campaigns. Projects include flyers, social media graphics, media kits, infographics, billboards and brochures. Rebranded their sister organization, The LAGRANT Foundation, with a new logo and corporate identity package. Photo retouching and front-end web design.

Global Creative Studios

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

Lead print production department with design, project management, and order processing and fulfillment. Produced print and digital marketing materials including business cards, mailers, logo designs, billboards, social media graphics, email designs, and promotional items. Front-end web design and mobile website development. Photography production and retouching. Client-facing and vendor-facing responsibilities. Worked collaboratively with designers and managers.

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.

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818-675-3931

email@nickvaldivia.com

nickvaldivia.com

Los Angeles, California USA

Have a creative project in mind or looking for help marketing your business? Send me an email with some details and we'll take it from there.