Gustavo Varela


I have 17 years experience on the Graphic Design Industry. I can totally rely on my designing skills but, throughout the years, I have deepened my knowledge in other areas such as copy writing and concept development. I am creative by nature and perfectionist by choice. Right now I am looking for some serious challenges that can really put me to the test. Working on just one thing and just one area at a time is not my game. I love doing different things during the creative process and building new realities from scratch is a passion I can't (and don't want to) escape from. I am the one who challenges you to challenge me. I am the one that doesn't believe in doing "his best", but doing "what it takes". If you need to see my skills on a detailed fashion, please read on and you'll find a bullet-like list to make things simple. • strong designing skills • thorough knowledge of graphic design for print (press and large-format printing) • proficiency in all major design softwares, including Adobe CS (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) Corel Draw, Quark Xpress and Freehand (Mac and PC) • skills on most commonly used web design softwares • experience designing interfaces for both, adaptive and responsive websites • vast experience in concept development • fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese • great copy-writing skills • work with minimal to no supervision at all (that been said, I’m also a team player) • hands-on involvement in a project, creating full graphic concepts from scratch, from company logos to press layouts and website interfaces • as supervisor, identify each team member’s strengths and assign tasks accordingly • work alongside clients, with back-and-forth communication throughout the creative process "A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is?a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist." ? Louis Nizer