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PRIS C ILA RIOS - 3rd. Heaven Design

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									PRISCILA RIOS
               14311 Horizon Falls Ln. Humble, TX 77396
               e-mail: prios@3rdHeavenDesign.com | priscyg@hotmail.com
               Phone (281) 458-4153 - Mobile (713) 423-4656

PRO FILE
               Rich and extensive Graphic Design experience focused on Printed media, Product
               development and Website design. Full development from concept to production of a
               variety of materials for corporate, promotional, advertising and commercial campaigns.
               Experience developed in the following industries: Advertising Agency, Business
               Consulting, Software Development and Manufacture Industry.



EXP ERIEN CE

               June 2005 – Present
               ° Freelancer, Founder 3rd. Heaven Design ° ¬ Houston, TX
               Graphic Design / Web Design / Photography
               Full graphic design services including Promotional, Advertising, Commercial
               and Corporate campaigns for products, events, companies or individuals, as well
               as rich website design developed in Flash. Artistic and product photography.
                Portfolio on-line http://www.3rdHeavenDesign.com




               February 2003 – June 2005
               Grupo Print °¬ Monterrey, NL, Mexico
               Founder / Coordinator / Creative of the Design Department
               Successfully founded and led the growth of the design team from 1 to 6 employees
               during a period of hitting the million dollar mark in sales for the company. Tasks
               include supervision of mass production of POP (Point of Purchase Material),
               Packaging, Product Displays, Collectibles, and Industrial pieces. Web designer.
               Clients: BAT Mexico, PEPSICO, Grupo Bimbo, Gamesa, Maytag, Frito Lay.
               Also development of company’s new look and website design. To view portfolio
               developed in Grupo Print, visit the Gallery at http://www.grupoprint.com.mx


               August 2001– February 2003
               Kernel Corporativo °¬ Monterrey, NL, Mexico
               Corporate Identity Coordinator / Web designer / Translator and Interpreter
               Extensive graphic interface design for in-house developed applications such as ASP,
               HTML, PHP, Lotus Notes/Domino, Flash, Visual Basic, Java, etc. Also responsible of
               the Translation of documents English-Spanish and Interpreter for foreign clients.
               Designed websites:
               Kernel: http://www.3rdheavendesign.com/kernel/index2.html
               GE Careers Mexico: http://www.3rdheavendesign.com/GeCareers/gehome.htm
               On-line store BAT Mexico http://www.3rdheavendesign.com/BATtienda/entrada2.htm
               Clients: GE International Mexico, British American Tobacco Mexico, RIMSA,
               Parker, Productos Kernel (FabryK®, k’íiwik®), FEMSA, Neoris

               August 2000 – August 2001
               Medios Unidos S.A. and 7-Eleven® Mexico °¬ Monterrey, NL, Mexico
               Senior Graphic Designer / Web designer
               Graphic Design for print and web for Grupo Chapa. Promotional signage, advertising
               and POP material for 7-Eleven® convenience stores. Corporate materials for in-house
               purposes. Website design for 7-Eleven® Mexico www.7-eleven.com.mx and Medios
               Unidos, SA www.mediosunidos.com . Grupo Chapa companies: 7-Eleven® México,
               Servi-Despensa, Llantax, Medios Unidos S.A (MEDUSA), GERAC, Chapa
               Distribución, ServiBonos.
              January – August 2000
              METIS, Asesores en Mercadotecnia °¬ Tampico, Tamps.
              Graphic Designer
              Graphic and web design based on professional market surveys. Collateral Materials,
              Signage, POP Material, Photography, Advertising and promotional campaigns.
              Designed company website, view shots at: http://www.3rdheavendesign.com/metis/metis1-z.jpg
              Clients: Cadena Comercial Oxxo (Tampico), Restaurantes Loredo, Camino Real.


              August 1997 – August 2000
              Inglés Individual - Alpha Master °¬ Tampico, Tamps.
              English teacher
              Teaching experience in English Grammar, Phonetics, Conversation, Writing,
              Translation and Interpretation English-Spanish. Conferences and special classes for
              advanced groups.


              June 1996 – August 1998
              Shepard Design °¬ Pittsburgh, PA, USA
              Senior Graphic Designer
              Graphic Design for print and web. Conceptualization of Corporate Identities, direct
              mail, newsletters, postcards, packaging, labels, annual reports, advertising campaigns
              and websites. Clients: Hycoa Corporation, John Hagee Ministries, Fagen´s, The
              Visual Bible, Consultants for Communication Technology, Jazzcafe.


              September 1995 – January 1997
              University of Pittsburgh Medical Center °¬ Pittsburgh, PA, USA
              Junior Graphic Designer (Design Services)
              Graphic Design for the UPMC hospital system. Concept to completion of brochures,
              booklets, newsletters, magazine and newspaper ads, signage, invitations, annual
              reports and visuals for medical conferences.




EDU CA TION
              1997-2000 °| Universidad del Noreste °¬ Tampico, Tamps., Mexico
              Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design
              Award as Best Institutional Student by the Graphic Design Schools Association.
              (1º & 2º semesters transferred from Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Artes
              Visuales. Periods: Ago-Dec 1992 and Feb-May 1993. Monterrey, NL, Mexico)
              Conference Speaker at Segunda Jornada de Investigación. May 2000.
              1997 °| University of Pittsburgh °¬ Pittsburgh, PA, USA
              Certification: TOEFL, Test of English as a Foreign Language.




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              1995-1997 °| Community College of Allegheny County °¬ Pittsburgh, PA, USA
              ESL, English as a Second Language courses.
              1993-1995 °| Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas at Centro de Idiomas y
              Servicios Educativos Computacionales °¬ Tampico, Tamps., México
              Diploma: Computer Graphic Design.
              Diploma: ESL program.
              1990-1992 °| Instituto Motolinía °¬ Cd. Valles, S.L.P., México
              High School Diploma.

SOFTWA RE
              Mac and Windows platforms. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Freehand
              Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks. New Software implementation and learning
              capabilities.

SKILLS
              Creative process ability to establish concepts that solve graphic design and web
              challenges. Ability to fine-tune projects for final delivery.
              Strong communication skills in English and Spanish.
              Strong leadership for large groups in the fulfillment of goals.
              Strong oral and written communication skills.

LEN GUAG ES
              100% English and Spanish.


INTERES TS
              Interested in serving as a liaison between English speaking countries and Latin
              America.
              The study of graphic Design and the Internet Development.

REFEREN CES
              References upon request.




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