Author Archives: Janeth Rodriguez

Resume

FUNCTIONAL RESUME

Janeth Rodriguez

4320 Kentland Dr.  • Woodbridge, VA 22193 • (703) 580-6084

www.coroflot.com/janethrodriguez/

Objective: Graphic Designer

Summary

  • Familiar with Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Bridge, InDesign, Google Maps, video camera operations, and still camera operations.
  • Familiar with Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Craigslist, LinkedIn, and Google+.
  • Familiar with print preparation and production.
  • Understanding of video shooting and editing.

Experience

GRAPHIC DESIGN

  • Produced ad campaigns for a variety of products and services.
  • Designed roughs, and final comps for print advertising.
  • Developed corporate branding through design of logo and collateral.
  • Created camera ready production files.
  • Used a wide range of typography to appeal to specific audiences.
  • Experience with magazine layouts, business cards, brochures, newsletters and web design.

ILLUSTRATION

  • Illustrated and designed roughs and final comps for print
  • Developed Illustration and design for book covers, and logos.

Work History

June 2014-Present             Freelance Graphic Designer, Make-up by Nessa, Woodbridge, VA

Jan. 2014- Present             Freelance Graphic Designer, Translation Services, Arlington, VA

June 2014- August 2014    Intern, Fairfax County SkillSource Center, Annandale, VA

May 2013- Sept. 2013        Graphic Designer, Automatic Irrigation Inc., Arlington, VA

April 2012-May2012          Graphic Designer, Hector and Hector Painting Inc., Arlington, VA

 Education

B.A., Graphic Design, anticipated Spring 2014

Marymount University, Arlington, VA

Honors and Awards

Marymount Student Exhibition, 2014 – Graphic Design and Illustration

Marymount Student Poster Contest, 2014 – Graphic Design

 

— Portfolio Available at www.coroflot.com/janethrodriguez/—

Weekly Assignment 8

Three key shifts in the design industry that you need to know about

Musician, designer, artist, educator. Co-founder of Lemon Jelly and Airside, currently Professor of Interactive Digital Arts at University of the Arts London.

Shift from specialists to the multiskilled. Mutltiskilled practitioners have a basic understanding of a diverse selection of skills. This enables them to collaborate more easily with experts in those other fields.

The need for greater collaboration. Collaborative skills are crucial when we consider the second shift. Today’s projects are vastly more complex than before.

Closer ties between education and industry. The invitation to the students is to come together to imagine and then deliver ambitious cross-media projects that have a positive impact on the world.

http://www.creativebloq.com/graphic-design/three-key-shifts-111413385

Abstract illustration represents unbridled imagination

Example of editorial illustration

Becky Bolton and Louise Chappell, aka Good Wives and Warriors since 2007 for New Scientist Magazine

Intricate, design that truly illuminates and enhances the words rather than detracts from them.

Its unique abstract concept uses color and illustration,

http://www.creativebloq.com/illustration/stunning-editorial-illustration-defines-imagination-101413362

Graphic Designer Portfolio Examples

1. Olly Gibbs

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http://www.ollygibbs.com/

It’s the attention to detail within his portfolio that really makes his stand out.The sense of fun immediately showcases Olly’s personality. His choice of typography and lay-out makes it work aestheically and allows for easy navigation.

2. Hayk

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http://www.hihayk.com/

This cleverly crafted portfolio has a lovely color scheme and an amazing scrolling experience. You can easily navigate around the portfolio and some of his work is incorporated through the portfolio. Overall I really enjoyed the unique illustrations and detailed information about the designer.

3. Adhemas Batista

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http://www.adhemas.com/

Adhemas Batista’s portfolio reflects his passion for exploring vibrant and colorful concepts, all of which pop against a bright white backdrop.It immediately catches your attention and shows his work in an organized manner. His most important info is all placed on the fist page as well as each page within the portfolio. The main focus in this portfolio is his work.

Weekly Assignment 7

Woodson helps former players through t-shirts

Darren Woodson ended his 12-season NFL career, he is now helping former players in need through FanPrint.

FanPrint provides custom-made goods to the public, most notably creative t-shirts for which consumers can choose artwork that includes offerings by graphic designers worldwide. The company has the approval of NFL Players Inc., the marketing arm of the players’ union, and a portion of proceeds from sales of FanPrint merchandise goes to the Gene Upshaw Player Assistance Trust Fund.

“What is really awesome about it is all the designs are made by real fans for the fans,” he says. “From all over the world; a guy in Bangladesh who goes to the site and wants a specific design, we can do it.”

 

Facebook’s walls get a stunning illustrative facelift

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Illustrator Geo Law was recently commissioned by Facebook to complete a mural in their offices. The mural reflectthe team’s personality and company mantras as well as focusing on the social network’s partnerships with a wide range of apps. Its design elements focused on color line and shape and is a playful homage to the team ethos of the company.

 

How to Find Your First Job Article

I think that the most important point from the article is that it is extremely important to network with people so that you work is seen.  Showing teachers and attending any portfolio reviews organized by local professional design organizations is important to get criticism and make sure your portfolio has quality work. I also found it important to incorporate not only finished pieces but sketches and brainstorming steps. The last important point I got from the article was that there is a lot of research that goes into applying for positions. You must cater your interview and resume to fit the job description that you are applying for. Overall the article had many great tips.

Weekly Assignment 6

‘David Bowie Is’ and the rise of the superstar art exhibit

by Mark Guarino

This article discusses the popularity of the David Bowie is art exhibit art the Museum of contemporary art in Chicago. “David Bowie Is” is about the reinvention of the ­art-museum experience. The show is the latest, and perhaps the greatest, example of a blockbuster exhibition that banks on a household name from the music, fashion or film world to herd mass audiences through museum doors within a short time frame.

Miriam Basilio, a professor in the museum studies department at New York University, says blockbuster art shows became more prevalent during the recession.

“Art museums are looking at newer forms of media, like performance and avant garde music, because they are looking to reflect the art of our time. And mass entertainment is the art of our time,” she says.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/david-bowie-is-and-the-rise-of-the-superstar-art-exhibit/2014/10/09/c5508d88-47f1-11e4-a046-120a8a855cca_story.html

Modern museum-inspired branding for consultancy firm

Argo branding

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This example of graphic design is a brand identity created for the consultancy firm iArgo in Romania for its clients. It was created by Anagrama and features a branding identity inspired by modern museum-like sensations. It uses a simple color palette for the purpose of highlighting the brand’s main function, to discover new artwork.

http://www.creativebloq.com/branding/modern-museum-inspired-branding-consultancy-firm-101413092