• Rogers Publishing Inc.
    Art Director, Financial Services Group

    Toronto, June 2014-present
    • Oversee the design and art direction of Advisor Edge magazine (through June of 2015),
    and Benefits Canada, Top Broker and Corporate Risk magazines (since June of 2015)
    • Oversee the art direction and production of the tablet editions of these books
    • Assign photography, illustration and design for the publications and their conferences
    Head Honcho
    Toronto and Mexico City, Jan 2009-present
    Designer, illustrator and calligrapher. My clients include the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, TechSoup Canada, the University of Toronto, The Centre for Social Innovation, The Canada China Business Council and others.
    Art Director
    Toronto, Mar 2009 – Aug 2010
    My duties at Pride Toronto included:
    Recruiting and supervising graphic designers.
    Redesigning the organization’s brand identity.
    Producing all necessary marketing assets for the festival including
    guides, posters, flyers, print and web ads, etc.
    Creative Director
    Mexico City, Jan 2007 – Jan 2008
    My duties at QUMMA included:
    Managing all art staff, as well as all freelancers.
    Working together with the CEO to restructure the area and establish
    adequate workflows.
    Developing style guides for new products.
    Art Director
    Mexico City, Jan 2007 – Dec 2007
    Children and Young Adult BooksAt this publishing company,
    the largest in Latin America, I was in charge of:

    Art-directing all new children and young adult titles, and overseeing reprinting of older books.
    Working effectively with staff to ensure quality colour reproduction
    and compliance with ISO 9001-2000 standards.
    Eliminating on-press mishaps, which were fully absent during my tenure.
    Assistant Art Director
    Dublin, New Hampshire, May 2001 – Sep 2006
    At this New England institution, with a circulation of 500,000, I was in charge of:

    Art-Directing and designing all layouts for Yankee’s Travel Guide
    to New England, and creating all necessary illustrations.
    Styling food, home, and lifestyle photo shoots.
    Designing Yankee Magazine layouts and collateral.
    Producing, wroting, and illustrating web articles.
    Selecting and assigning photo shoots and illustrations.
    Art Director
    Peterborough, New Hampshire, May 1999 – Mar 2001
    At this lifestyle magazine, I:

    Supervised four designers.
    Exceeded budgetary goals, met all press deadlines.
    Managed and conceived all visual aspects of a monthly book,
    newsletter, poster, and Web site.
    Helped rise circulation from 60,000 to 120,000.
    OMNI Net
    Art Director
    Mexico City, Jan 1997 – May 1998
    At OMNI Net, a now defunct website design studio, my responsibilities were to:

    Supervise two designers.
    Translate bilingual projects.
    Write and edit HTML code for web publishing.
    Mexico City, Jan 1993 – Mar 1994
    My very first professional job, at QUMMA (were I returned in 2007),
    I was in charge of creating up to ten daily illustrations.
  • Expert user of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat. Competent  using DreamWeaver and the rest of the Creative Suite. I can draw, and illustrate using a variety of techniques, from pen and ink to acrylic and watercolour. Most of my illustration work combines traditional and digital techniques.

  • English (Native speaker), Spanish (Native speaker), French (I can read it, and I can understand a bit)