The Graphic Design knowledge is important for Artists and for Designers then Know the tools such as Illustrator and Photoshop are very important. We are going to have some sessions more talking about specific art techniques or just graphic design techniques.
I am a Product Designer & Packaging - 3D Structural & Graphics - with an Industrial Design Degree. I am currently working as a Packaging Designer at SQ Professional, a company specialist in kitchenware based in London that export across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. I am in charge of the graphic packaging design of new the products, looking always for a modern and innovated design.
My previous jobs in the UK were working as a Freelance Conceptual Artist for The Kew Gardens for The Orchid Festival and a Graphic Designer freelance for Kinnerton Confectionery, a company that creates different kind of products products for M&S, Tesco, & for their own brands working with licenses including Paw Patrol, Peppa pig among others.
My first job experience in the UK was as a Graphic Designer at Fastsigns, a company that produce visual communication products for different companies around UK, being in charge of all of the Graphic Design Projects for the UK clients.
From 2009 to 2014 I was working in Colombia for international companies within the Design, Packaging & Toys markets.
Two years as a Toy Designer for a Board Game Company working with licenses including Sanrio, Disney, Nickelodeon. After that I worked as a Packaging design and Moulds Production Manager at Pulpack Ltda., a company that produces moulded pulp packaging. I would like to continue my career working with licenses, as it is something which interests me and it s a part of my previous experience which I found rewarding.
I can bring these skills to the Design environment and use my knowledge of team management and the people skills I gained from my role as an Industrial Design manager to benefit the company and the brand. I am also an artist and I have been working on my own projects in London and Europe then my creativity can bring ideas from a different perspective, culture and country.
Between my 2 passions Art & Design I want to continue motivating people to work in what the love to do.
I will not charge travel expenses if the student is close to my location.
No first free lessons in 2019.
. Packaging Designer at SQ Professional, a company specialist in kitchenware based in London that export across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. I am in charge of the graphic packaging design of new the products, looking always for a modern and innovated design.
. Freelance Graphic Designer, Kinnerton Confectionery. London. July 2018.
.Graphic Designer, Fast Signs. Chelmsford. Since August 2017 to March 2018.
I am working in the Design Team, and am in charge of all of the Graphic Design Projects for the UK clients. These projects are related to the Graphic Design for Brands and various types of signs and banners produced on a large scale for interior and exterior using high quality processes and techniques. At the same time I am working with the production printing processes.
Some of our clients: University of East London, Essex County Council Passenger, Aldi Chelmsford, Anglia Ruskin, Maldon Council, Essex Fire, Essex Police, London Borough Of Havering, among others.
Toy Designer, Ronda S.A (concealed information) Nov 2009 - Nov 2011 2 (Years)
My role was a Toy Product Designer at Ronda S.A., a toy Company in which I worked in the department which used licenses to design and manufacture new products for children. I oversaw the complete creative process of product design, from the concept, the formal design (content and packaging), graphic design, and displays for the stores, and concluded with getting the product ready for the manufacturing process.
This company has the licenses of important brands such as Disney, Sanrio, Nickelodeon, Hasbro and others. During the time in this Job I worked with these licenses and developed an extensive understanding of the
licensing rules and guides. A selection of products I worked on are included in my portfolio.
My work experience has helped me to become a professional with important skills at leadership, product development, industrial processes and marketing; as well as developing excellent interpersonal skills at working with interdisciplinary teams.
July 2016 (1 week) Packaging Designer Freelance at Fred&Ginger, London. A company that develops design-led pet product business specialising in gifts, toys and pet accessories. I worked in packa- ging design with the licensing for some of their products. (Gar eld, Scooby doo)
Industrial Designer and Moulds Production Manager at Pulpack Ltd
Feb 2012 - July 2014
A company that produces moulded pulp packaging. Together with the Plant Manager and Maintenance Manager, I helped run the manufacturing area.
. Directing plant Operators
. Controlling product quality
. Directing machinery maintenance
. Developing technical drawings for machine parts and industrial processes designing of new products
. Communicating with customers & suppliers
I was also part of the team in charge of the project of implementation of a new Tissue Paper Machine, developing technical design drawings for the corresponding structures.
I led the Development and Production of egg tray moulds together with the Chinese company HGHY. Pulp Molding Pack Co, Ltd (concealed information) Pulpack: I led the Development and Produc- tion of egg tray moulds. This is a pioneer project in Colombia. Pulpack: Researching to improve the packaging quality together with Moba Group. This Group consists of several companies that jointly
represent the world leading manufacturer of egg grading, packing and processing equipment. (concealed information) net/page/en/
August 2014 to date - Simultaneous to my work as a freelance Designer in London working my Vane MG Art & Design project, (Paintings, Street art) in collaboration with more artists and Designers in London In mainly, around Europe and
Colombia. Art events collaborations, videomapping and painting performances, virtual reality are some of the projects I've been working on.
Protela S.A. Internship (Marketing Department)as Industrial and Graphic Designer (6 months) July 2008 - Jan 2009
A fashion company based in South America which develops textiles for the fashion industry. Working in the Marketing Department I have designed web banners during my time in this company. This involved the graphic design for the content in the website, and included design for the company intranet. I also edited videos for important fashion events for swimwear, taking the video and editing to be ready to add to the website.
Industrial Design Degree from Pontifical Xavierian University (5 years) 2004 - 2009
Graduated in September 2009. Project of thesis with Protela S.A.: (A Multinational Company that develops intelligent fabrics)
Design Proposal of underwear for women with breast cancer together with the Underwear Business Line of Protela where I worked directly with the Industrial Business Manager. The result was a product designed with a technological fabric with speci c characteristics. This project was rated as one of the best Thesis in 2009 and it was recommended by professors from Ponti cal Xavierian University to graduate students for the following years after I presented the o cial Thesis. (concealed information)
.The new challenge of being manager- Seminar - R&M Capacitaciones - 2014 . Solid Works Course – Colombian School of Engineering Julio Garavito - 2013 . Ubik Second Life Workshop - Javeriana Ponti cal University – 2008
. Political Landscapes Workshop - Javeriana Ponti cal University – 2008
. Invisible Cartographies Workshop - Javeriana Ponti cal University – 2008
. Adobe Photoshop Course – SENA – 2007
ART PROJECT 2019:
LONDON. Conceptual artist at Kew Gardens. Colombia Orchid festival 2019.
ART PROJECT 2018:
CHELMSFORD ESSEX. March Art Exhibition of my paintings at The Transition Art Gallery in Chelmsford.
CHELMSFORD ESSEX. April. Art Workshops at The Transition Art Gallery in Chelmsford.
LONDON. April Art Exhibition at FAM a luxurious Art Party in London
LONDON. May Art Exhibition at Riot of Colours Art and Music Event
LONDON. May Invited for second time. Art Exhibition at FAM a luxurious Art Party in London
CHELMSFORD. June Live painting at Sunburst Festival sponsored by The Transition Art Gallery
LONDON. July Live painting at Kiss My Art UK Art Event. Sponsored by GreatArt London
LONDON. July Art Exhibition. We Art Colombia-London. At 5 The Old Laundry Gallery.
LONDON. August Art Collaboration with The Photographer Tae Albon and the Model Ana Laura Kapetanović . Photoshoot Art Glass Intervention. Topshop & Zara Outfits
LONDON. September. Eva Art Exhibition. Art House Project.
ART PROJECT 2017
FRANCE. March .Mural Performance in Cinélatino 2017 in Toulouse France. Invited by Latinograff and supported by The Colombian Consul in France.
.Art exhibition in Cinélatino 2017 in Toulouse France with Latinograff collection in Cinélatino 2017 in France
LONDON. Selected to be part of ART BATTLE III LONDON
.Interview April19th in Soho Radio to talk about the ART BATTLE and my project of art.
LONDON. August & September.
Art Stall. Exhibition in Tower Bridge at ComidaFest
LONDON. November .Selected to be part of ART BATTLE IV LONDON &
.Selected to do the Art Battle Mural at the Lake Street Tunnel at the Vaults sponsored by Greatart
ART PROJECT 2016:
.Painting Performance in Meeting of Styles London 2016 world.
.Art exhibition in Zunzun Galerie in Toulouse-France at the Latinograff art event.
.Invited to paint a mural in Toulouse at the Latinograff art event.
.Invited to an interview in The Radio Station Radio Mon Paîs and The Radio Station Campus FM Toulouse in Toulouse to talk about my art projects.
.Art exhibition in the Colombian Consulate in France with Latinograff.
ART PROJECT 2015:
March .Mural Exibition Lavamoatumbá Art Event. Bogotá.
July .Guest Speaker selected by The National University of Colombia. Subject: How to start a business as an Artist? A practical vision of an entrepreneur.
.Exhibition Performance Videomapping and Painting.
.Mural Exibition Second version of Lavamoatumbá Art Event. Bogotá.
August .Exposition: Heroína. Nest Gallery. Work: The Catalina’s jewelry.
September .September 18th. An article in Artnexus Magazine about Nest gallery and their Heroína exposition artists. This is an important Art Magazine which promotes activities for the development and diffusion of the visual arts and architecture at the national and international levels.
.Mentioned in an article about the Heroína exposition in Inkult Magazine. This is an important digital Magazine about Art, Design and Lifestyle from Mexico.
October .Selected by Ikebana, a Colombian Magazine, to be part of their third online edition.
December .Selected by Mocion Soft, to represent them in the third version of El Antídoto, an Art event . Video Mapping and Painting Performance.
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