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PROFILE Skilled manager with extensive experience developing and strengthening creative projects for desktop publishing, marketing

and promotional materials used in nat ional and international advertising, merchandising, e-commerce, training program s and presentations. Accomplished leader with proven track of project coordinati on and execution, ensuring deliverables are on time and within budget. Effective negotiator with solid comprehension of both print and web media processes. SKILLS / SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE - Bilingual: English/Spanish - Strong writing and communication competency - Motivated self-starter! Resourceful, highly organized, meticulous, yet flexibl e. Active team member in collaborative projects, assessing needs and developing creative solutions - Solid understanding of Web design and Web imagery manipulation, including cons umer media and product promotion websites; current and emerging digital and medi a platforms; as well as various digital file format and protocols - InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark, Acrobat, MS Word, Power Point, Excel, File Maker Pro, Mass Transit, Scene7, Hagen OA, Kodak InSite and Basecamp - Mac OS X, Windows, Internet, FTP, and E-mail savvy WORK EXPERIENCE SIGNATURE STYLES, LLC [SPIEGEL], New York, NY 11/2009 Present Senior Creative Services Coordinator [Promoted June 2010] - Monitor projects workflow within the advertising department, while setting pri orities and maintaining schedules - Creator and administrator of new record keeping system tracking all marketing projects, while providing weekly updates with input from the marketing, sales, f inance and advertising teams - Perform premedia evaluation of various printed and digital projects ensuring a ccuracy and completeness before submitting them to external vendors for producti on - Preflight digital and printed catalogs through Kodak Prinergy Digital Workflow , load and approve them through InSite - Administrator of digital assets database - Manipulate and establish all online imagery using various platforms VARIOUS FREELANCE ASSIGNMENTS, New York, NY 2/2009 11/2009 ANN TAYLOR STORES CORPORATION, New York, NY 5/2008 1/2009 Associate Manager, Traffic - Partnered with Creative Director, Designers, Account Managers, Copywriters and Production Managers to implement best practice initiatives - Point person for status, location, and estimated completion date for all jobs within creative - Managed workflow and deadlines within the creative group setting priorities an d maintaining schedules - Sat, monitored and enforced production standards with regard to how digital me chanical art files were prepared - Maintained weekly updates of seasonal marketing calendar with input from marke ting and production teams - Gathered presentation materials for internal presentations as well as release of assets to the production team CLARINS FRAGRANCE GROUP, New York, NY 2/2004 5/2008 Associate Manager, Creative Services [Promoted September 2006] - In charged of print production and vendor relations/negotiations, while monito ring projects going through production to ensure due dates were met - Clarified job specifications and requirements, responded to client/vendors que stions, created mock-ups to demonstrate concepts, and provided input on cost-sav

ing alternate approaches to printing projects - Managed departmental inventory and weekly production schedule, while supervisi ng all projects from concept development through final production and delivery - Coordinated daily trafficking projects between creative, marketing, sales and public relations teams regarding copy, design and advertising of all projects - Designed, developed and prepared digital artwork and marketing materials for n ational advertising, merchandising, e-commerce, training and presentations by ap plying strong brand equity standards - Carried through photo shoots, press approvals, review color proofs and markedup corrections if necessary - Implemented bilingual advertising program for Sears and JCPenney in Puerto Ric o AQUENT | AVON, New York, NY 12/2003 2/2004 Freelance Assistant Graphic Designer AQUENT | ZOETICS, New York, NY 9/2003 2/2004 Freelance Production Assistant IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, Orlando, FL 4/2003 7/2003 Freelance Graphic Designer METROPOLITAN PLANNING COUNCIL, Chicago, IL 10/1998 2/2003 Communications/Production Assistant VARIOUS CREATIVE POSITIONS 2/1992 10/1998 EDUCATION NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, NY, M.A. in Graphic Communications Management and Technolog y, 2010 (3.9 GPA) This program focused on Project Management, Operations, Quality Control, Financi al Management, Print Buying and Selling, Digital Technology, Branding, Marketing, Web and New Media. COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO, IL, Computer Design Applications Certificate, 2002 HAROLD WASHINGTON COLLEGE, IL, Web Design: Basic & Advance HTML, 2000 RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE, RI, B.A. Graphic Design | A.A. Art History, 1996 UNIVERSIDAD DE PUERTO RICO, PR, Humanities, 1990 1991 AWARDS / INTERNSHIPS TANA SEYBERT, New York, NY 6/2009 Intern, Print Production DRUPA, Du*sseldorf, Germany 6/2008 Intern, Hewlett-Packards North Americas Graphic Communications Team LATINO PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS, Chicago, IL 2001 Identity Design Winner MEMBERSHIPS / ACTIVITIES GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT & TECHNOLOGY at NYU, New York, NY 2007 Present Member NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR HISPANIC PROFESSIONALS (NSHP), New York, NY 2007 Present Member PARTNERSHIP IN PRINT PRODUCTION (P3),New York, NY 2007 2009

Member NEW YORK CARES, New York, NY 2006 Present Volunteer