Iris Buenconsejo

Graphic Designer & Interior Stylist

Cavite, Philippines
I am a creative artist with the impulse to drive myself and my work to perfection. My exposure to several fields of art during my childhood became the foundation of the artist that I am today. I started traditional art as early as the age of five. I have been mostly self-taught with my knowledge in graphic & web design (12 years with Adobe Photoshop; 4 years with Adobe Illustrator) and took up interior design classes in college. I have landed several jobs as a freelancer in fashion, real estate, online retail, skincare and travel agency companies seeking a designer to carry out their ideas.

My skills include graphic design, illustration, interior design & consultancy, marketing, photography, culinary/baking & writing

Work Experience

WakenMake

Graphic Designer

Creating a series of various Downloadable, Customizable, & Printable PDF Travel planners and checklists.
June 2016 - Present South Carolina, United States

Rug Emporium

Content Developer

Creating blog articles regarding rugs and carpets; driving sales traffic to website and other social media. Responsible for targeting niche with research-based SEO keywords.
May 2016 - June 2016 Perth, Australia

Nursery Design

Senior Editor & Marketing Director

A PriceCo rebrand, Nursery Design is the premiere online leading source for nursery inspiration and baby furniture in Australia. I have been promoted to handle overall content and blog management, brand marketing and campaigns, community empowerment and relevance, as well as provide expert interior design insight to our global audience.

www.nurserydesign.com.au
September 2015 - January 2016 Victoria, Australia

PriceCo

Content Marketing Strategist

Writing nursery room decorating ideas for blog and social media channels. Responsible for creating content, marketing strategies, and providing interior design consultations with custom nursery fit-outs.
March 2015 - September 2015 Australia

Go See Philippines

Co-Founder

Finding local unique experiences & promoting Philippine tourism by diverting traffic from mainstream destinations to off-beat places. We make travel planning easier.
May 2015 - Present Dasmariñas, Philippines

Trash Me Not

Brand & Marketing Manager

• Promoting a Philippine-based eco-craft brand focused on recycling/upscaling waste products and packaging & elevating it to a useful by-product.
December 2014 - Present Cavite, Philippines

The Cafileri

Marketing & Sales Director

• Developing a startup brand of homemade cuisine mainly serving burgers, pasta & dessert and establishing it as middle ground between fast-food and hole in the wall eatery
• Designed the logo & ongoing brand identity and marketing materials
• Photographing the menu, events and milestones for the brand
• Responsible for engaging the brand in local events to promote brand awareness & increase sales
• Conceptualizing new ideas & opportunities to utilize in setting the brand apart from the standard
• Headlining the social media accounts & builds a following from existing and new customers, informs the community of events, menu updates as well as innovative promotions
• Designing the interior space & total concept of The Cafileri, with its vision in mind to be one of the best Philippine food brands everyone must try
October 2014 - Present Cavite, Philippines

Party Crafters & Events

Co-Owner

• We put the fun & art in parties
• Co-owns a creative concept event organizer team, developing themes and ideas for children parties & other events
July 2014 - Present Cavite, Philippines

Pass On The Dream

Founder

• Pursuing the rights to a non-traditional, less commercialized form of education through experiential learning & providing access to alternative learning options.
• Advocating personal growth and helping people discover their passion & find work for that they love.
January 2014 - Present Cavite, Philippines

Figmint Catering

Graphic Designer

Designed a brochure for an Australia-based company that serves healthy, imaginative food to a high net worth market of women who are in need of a private chef for their occasions.
June 2015 - July 2015 Australia

HMR Philippines, Inc.

Trading Post Administrator

• In charge in overseeing the trading operations & supervision of the six (6) trading managers and 13 sub-agents
• Provides administrative support to trading managers, sub-agents and customers with product information, shipment arrival, stock availability and inventory of product samples
• Monitors the sales, and KPI of all internal teams (KPI is 6 client meetings per week, 5 vendor accreditations per month)
• Updates the online trading website using VirtueMart component built on Joomla
• Researches & gathers information to create marketing material for new products
• Liaises with several company facets (central warehouse, trading warehouse, legal, accounting, purchasing and logistics) to ensure smooth processing of orders & up-to-date stock inventory
• Double checks the authenticity of each trading manager's liquidation before their submission to accounting if it matches or is parallel with their KPI output
January 2014 - May 2014 Parañaque, Philippines

HMR Philippines, Inc.

Retail Marketing Supervisor

• Reported directly to the company CEO
• Responsible for the promotions and marketing activities to support all retail branches of HMR Philippines Inc. nationwide including direct Save on Surplus (SOS) Stores
• Created and updated the marketing calendar supported with event management plan
• Directed concepts to the visual merchandise supervisor to embody a specific and timely look for the stores
• Supervised & created the graphic design complementing all activities executed by the company, working closely with the graphic designer
• Created a formula-driven Excel spreadsheet that automatically indicates the lapsed period of every billing & expense to monitor its due date & submission date to Accounting
• Managed and tracked expenses for all the suppliers as well as internal expenses utilized by the Marketing department
• Facilitated & instructed sales staff and store managers to conduct product demos in their respective branches
• Handled external and internal promotions of the company.
• Ensured marketing imperatives are being implemented through frequent branch visits, marketing checklist, follow-up calls and ocular reports
• Brainstormed with the marketing manager on events and central support for retail
• Booked advertisement spots on print ad, secures permits for promotions and coordinated with SM Leasing on store boundary permissions
September 2013 - January 2014 Mandaluyong City, Philippines

HMR Philippines, Inc.

Marketing Officer

• Directly reported to the Executive Director of HRAD/IT/Marketing
• Handled promotions, advertisements and marketing transactions for all retail branches of HMR Philippines Inc. nationwide including direct Save on Surplus (SOS) Stores.
• Created graphic design and layouts for print ad and social media
• Booked radio ads, newspaper spots, and secured permits for store promotions
• Helped facilitate the company's 2013 fun run, responsible for sponsorships, event timeline, budget, external and internal collateral
April 2013 - September 2013 Sucat, Philippines

Get Going Girl

Interior Design Writer & Graphic Designer

• Contributed interior design articles averaging at 800-900 words per article within 1-2 days turnaround time using required keywords and adhering to client's requested writing format
• Designed product manuals & service brochures for global clients
• Produced editorial design & layout for two (2) interior design manuals namely Timeless Wrought Iron: Dining Chair Guide and Timeless Wrought Iron: Copper Table Top Guide
April 2013 - June 2013 Cedar Park, Texas, United States

Avenue Realty

Graphic Designer

• Delivered a bi-fold brochure for a condominium at 281 Mutual St. in 3 days including concept planning, design & delivery within strict deadline.
March 2013 - April 2013 Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

Rachel Karl

CD Label Designer

• CD label package provided in JPEG, PNG and PSD for web use.
February 2013 - Oregon, United States

Amplified27

Founder & CEO

• Founded in June 2012, I am 1/2 of the creative team of Amplified27, an art collective based in Philippines & Denmark. It was intended to be my studio but has expanded into a creative-sharing community. We operate in different countries in the globe, and are seeking for more out-of-the-box and inspiring contributors.
June 2012 - Present Cavite, Philippines

Honest Elegance By Lauren Star

Logo Designer

• Created a brand identity design for an online vintage fashion clothing store.
June 2012 - United States

California Steamin

Facebook Cover Photo Designer

June 2012 - July 2012 Los Angeles, California, United States

Fashions Trade

Logo Designer

• Real-time coordination with client via Skype & email from the design to output phase of logo.
June 2012 - India

Kadomz Dance Studio

Facebook Cover Photo Designer

• Designed the Facebook cover photo of a dance studio for babies, toddlers and children.
May 2012 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Different Drummer Travel

Graphic Designer for Advertising Materials

• Produced a 25-page travel brochure in PDF form designed in Adobe Photoshop & InDesign for a California-based travel agency
• Created Facebook cover photo & Twitter background, slider, content boxes and homepage graphics.
May 2012 - January 2013 Louisiana, United States

Towns Realty

Senior Graphic Designer

• Created 3 Facebook page covers for a Florida-based real-estate company as per client’s instruction
• Designed 10 blog headers & 2 Google+ banners for business use
• Revamped the logo, removed the background & converted to PNG to make it more professional & flexible to use for web; provided a size accordingly as the profile picture for Towns Realty Facebook page
• Designed a 3-fold real estate brochure for the company
May 2012 - August 2012 Florida, United States

Positive Stocks

Facebook Page Designer

• Designed the Facebook cover photo for a medical field-based company
April 2012 - United States

XY Tech Systems

Graphic Designer

• Digital editing & enhancement for product photos intended for web & print catalog
April 2012 - Louisiana, United States

Got Discount

Lead Graphic Designer

• Created clean and appealing banner designs catered to represent the logo and slogan for the discounted deal from partner companies
• Received directions from sales regarding deals, came up with a pleasing design, had it approved by superior and forwarded final design to tech support for publishing
• Cleaned previous unappealing banners done by previous graphic designers hired by the company and touch them up (e.g. remove/update old watermarks)
• Oversaw the balance and even spacing of elements on the website and inform tech support of issues.
• Briefed incoming designers for the standard procedures and preferences for the banner designs & screen their works before final consultation
February 2012 - June 2012 Louisiana, United States

Fab Avenue Closet

Contractual Graphic Designer & Facebook fan page designer

• Completed the whole project package in a span of 1 week – from brainstorming and consultations up to the final production
• Delivered a strong brand impact through creative concept & design for logo, fan page layout, tab graphics
• Designed product label designs for skincare products
• Assisted client with suggested color scheme and content management
• Enabled an interactive page for customers powered by HTML, Javascript and DHTML.
November 2011 - Quezon City, Philippines

Tavolozza

Founder

I own an online lifestyle & creativity-driven brand targeted to retail products beyond the common line-up that most online shops offer. We sell mostly apparel & accessories, but we also have other items such as food and homemade beauty products aiming to empower love of life & self-appreciation.
June 2011 - Present Cavite, Philippines

RP Online Shop

Virtual Assistant and Online Customer Service Representative

• Checked and responded to shop inquiries, sales and other concerns
• Monitored business progress via Google Docs
• Daily promotion of brand and products through the shop’s Facebook page
• Attended to LIVE website chat support, email and reseller applications
• Updated current trends and newest available stocks from supplier
June 2011 - Philippines

Clifford Tanaka

Full-time SEO article writer

• Produced 10 articles with given keywords; approx. 350 words/article in a week’s deadline
• Proofread and improved articles submitted by other writers
• Formulated writing concepts based from a client’s website, company’s mission and background
April 2011 - June 2011 Philippines

BlogtoProfit.com / Happychocobox.net

Self-employed Part-time Blogger / Web Designer

• Wrote 3-5 creative articles per week with given keywords and minimum/maximum word count
• Created reviews of certain products and brands and adapted it well on a personal perspective through blogging
• Developed site banners, web layout and other graphic images for the blog through the aid of Adobe Photoshop, ImageReady and Notepad++
June 2008 - April 2009 Cavite, Philippines

Education

University Of Santo Tomas

BS Interior Design

2008 - 2011 Manila, Philippines

University Of Perpetual Help System Dalta Molino

High School

2004 - 2008 Cavite, Philippines

Languages

English (Fluent),
Tagalog (Native),
German (Conversational),

Awards

University Of Perpetual Help System Dalta Molino

1st Place - English Week Essay Writing Contest (University of Perpetual Help System Dalta Molino)

2007

Division Schools Press Conference

2nd place Copyreading and Headline Writing, Campus Journalism Division Schools Press Conference, UPHSD

2007

Lions Club International

Lions Club International Poster Making (University of Perpetual Help System Dalta)

2003

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe ImageReady , Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Autocad, Branding, Corel Draw, CSS, Digital Illustration, Digital Marketing, Draftsight, Google Sketchup, HTML, Image Post-processing, Manual Drawing, Marketing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, Mozilla Thunderbird, Notepad++, Photo Manipulation, Photography, PHP, Print Design, Social Media Marketing, Vector, Web Design,

Certifications

• Google SketchUp for 3D Modelling course (May 10, 2014) - Alison.com

Workshops & Seminars

• WORLDBEX 2010 on Green Design, Lighting Seminar - World Trade Center (March 20-21, 2010)

• Match the Swatch seminar “Creating a Swatchboard, Presentation of Design, Current Trends on Paint and Equipment” sponsored by Philippine Institute of Interior Designers (PIID) - Wilcon Depot, Eastwood Libis Quezon City (December 12, 2009)

• Division Schools Press Conference lectures and seminar on campus journalism - Imus Pilot Elementary School, Woodridge College, University of Perpetual Help System Dalta, Cavite (2005-2008)