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					                                      JUAN CARLOS SOLIS
                                          Graphic Designer
                                           La Puente, CA, 91744
                                            Tel: (310) 310-1221
                                      E-mail: jjcc_solis@yahoo.com
                                   Website: http://www.jcsconceptart.com


OBJECTIVE

To be able to adapt my professional skill-set to any given task, style, or guideline while improving my
technique and gaining knowledge with each project I come across, to enable me to provide cutting-edge
design to a dynamic and professional environment that values hard-work ethic.

SKILLS

Art Direction, Creative Direction and Story Development, Brand Development, Graphic Design, Concept
Art and Illustration, 3D Texturing and Modeling, Lighting, Matte Painting, Website Management and
Development, Social Media / Online Communication, Photography/ Video (Canon Rebel T3i), Photoshop,
Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects, Maya, 3DS Max, ZBrush, Flash, Unreal Tournament 3 Editor (UDK),
Unity, Microsoft Office Suite, FL Studio, Ableton Live, HTML, CSS, Clerical / Administrative, 45WPM

EXPERIENCE

Global Energy Services, Inc., Diamond Bar, CA                                             10/2009 – Current
Graphic Designer / Marketing Manager
    Develop original content (magazine and newspaper ads, outdoor advertising, key art, marketing
        collateral materials, brochures, logos, premiums, web graphics, display graphics, presentations,
        etc.) utilizing various communication vehicles while adhering to strict deadlines
    Develop brand bible, create and implement color palettes, typeface and typography guidelines
        and master templates to maintain strong company branding
    Create cutting-edge contemporary designs that follow brand and industry standards
    Develop and coordinate multimedia and/or social media related tools to engage customers
    Serve as editor for online publication, including written and various multimedia content
    Help to improve the quality and efficiency of the department by maintaining technical standards
    Manage production of website, including development, content management, web publishing, site
        moderation, analytics, user experience, and consistency with print content
    Use web development tools and resources to monitor website usage and trends in online content
    Use prudent judgment in the development of written materials involving issues of highly sensitive
        or controversial nature
    Conform all content to AP style when creating and editing written communications
    Maintain strong communication between internal / external stakeholders to ensure all content
        meets business requirements and guidelines
    Communicate design and business strategy while defending work to ensure business goals are
        met

iBUYPOWER, El Monte, CA                                                                09/2012 – 11/2012
Graphic Designer
    Responsible for designing all seasonal promotional material, designs and artwork applied to
       website, email blasts, advertisements, product-launch events, partner company ads and social
       media marketing campaigns
    Contribute to redesign of Corporate Identity System and brand bible with logos, sketches,
       designs, color palettes, typeface concepts and artwork
    Created official Creative Brief to outline company story, objective, target audience and tactics to
       fully establish the foundation of corporate image


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       Create logos, designs, mock-ups and concepts for new unreleased and partnered product
       Take product shots, edit and retouch to prepare for online and print presentation
       Design and produce master digital templates and mechanicals
       Attend meeting twice a week to discuss CIS (Corporate Identity System) progress, updates and
        short-term goals and deadlines
       Attend weekly conference call meetings to discuss web development and design goals with
        Taiwan team
       Communicate design strategy and defend work in open meetings with clients
       Implement stern brand guidelines into all design material ensuring proper usage of logos,
        placement, proportion, color scheme and company verbiage
       Follow through on every project from beginning to end, with highest level of communication

Media Arsenal, Woodland Hills, CA                                                        11/2010 – 3/2011
Concept Artist Intern
    Provided concept art and other design elements for three (3) online games
    Created original concepts for interior and exterior environments, vehicles, architecture, user
       interface, and assets in both organic and industrial ranges of style
    Maintained a close working relationship with Art Lead and Project Leads to develop concept
       artwork that remained consistent and defined the overall look and art style for each game
    Adhered to strict project deadlines as set by Project Leads and the production department
    Reported to Art Lead and maintained strong communication to ensure consistency throughout
       each project

Game Wizards, Santa Monica, CA                                                              2/2010 –3/2011
Art Director – “Victim”
     Lead all aspects of Art Direction for “Victim”, a game-mod that was nominated for Best UDK
        Game of the Year in the 2010 IndieDB Awards
     Managed team in developing methods to improve production pipeline, tools, art processes, and
        visual quality
     Conceptualized main environments, characters, and general game assets
     Ensured all art assets were of the highest artistic quality and upheld the integrity of the games’
        design and artistic vision as a whole
     Created tutorials and assisted artists as needed
     Directed and created all promotional materials, PowerPoint backgrounds, development of
        presentation materials, cover art, logo design, etc.
     Worked with Project Lead and constantly followed up with artists to ensure deadlines were met

Circuit City Distribution Center, Walnut, CA                                            8/2005 – 11/2008
Inventory and Shipping Supervisor
     Manage inventory control and shipping procedures
     Gathered, documented, analyzed and drew conclusions on data and made recommendations
     Prepared Bill of Ladings for pending shipments on a daily basis
     Supervised shipments and receipts using High Jump Software
     Responded to all store voice-mail messages and e-mails within a 24 hour time period
     Supervised loaders and shipping associates to ensure solid communication between departments
     Decreased inventory shrink level by 10%
     Used office productivity tools to create and edit complex reports, graphs, and presentations

EDUCATION

       The Art Institute of Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA - 2007-2011
           - B.A. Game Art & Design Program
       Nogales High School, West Covina, CA – Graduated June 2005
           - H.S. Diploma



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