JOSEPH RIVAS

JOSEPH RIVAS

Senior Graphic Designer / Art Director / Photographer

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Summary

I have Senior level experience in Graphic Design. Advanced level proficiency with Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign in a MAC environment. I possess Proficient Hand Drawing Skills. I can take a Project from Concept to Completion. I also have Experience working with Licensed Products.

I've produced Large Format Dye-Sublimation Graphics, along with Product Photography, Sales and Marketing Collateral for a Furniture Manufacturer with Licensed Properties such as Warner Bros. / DC Comics Sanrio, Nickelodeon, NBC / Universal and also In-House properties.

I have Extensive Experience in Screen Printing, Color Separations (Spot, and Color Index ), CAD Drawings, Tech Packs, Embellishing and Embroidery. Specialty Inks, Press Checks for Production and Sales Sample Show Lines. I worked with Dye Houses and Approved Lab Dips.

I have Designed & Engineered Dye Sublimation Jerseys and Crew Shirts for Road Racing, Bmx, Motocross and Retail Products. I contributed Water Short Concepts and Graphics for Mens, Young Mens, Boys, Girls and Juniors, market segments while working with SPEEDO and with other Brands on a Freelance basis.

I have Experience with DSLR Equipment with Effective Photography and Retouching skills such as Studio Lighting, Cropping, Color Corrections, Resizing, and Image Optimizing for The Web.

I have a thorough understanding of 4 Color Process Offset Printing, which includes creating my own Mechanicals, Die Lines, and Mock-Ups..

I've produced Marketing Designs, Packaging Designs, Posters, POP Displays, Large Format Printing, Ads, Logos and more.

I have Art Directed a Corporate Design Staff of 5. I have worked with Freelance Graphic Designers, Copywriters, Illustrators and Photographers.

I have Experience with Design and Product Presentations for B to B Clients, National Sales Managers, and Executive Management in a Corporate Environment.

I have a " Can Do Attitude " I work Efficiently in a Team Environment or Independently. I'm Cool Under Pressure, Battle-Tested and, I Always Strive to Meet My Deadlines.

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