Robert Castillo

Freelance Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Fine Artist

New York, NY, USA
As a Graphic Designer I create bold, clean and simplistic work where my passion for typography is expressed. After taking my first typography course I was reshaped as a designer as I had found the style that now dominates my work. My strength and passion as a Graphic Designer has recently been to explore the limits of design with the use of typography. I have understood how typography can be used as a tool to incorporate powerful and emotional appeal through minimalistic text combined with image. I’m a highly ambitious creative with a strong sense to execute and deliver detail-focused work.

Recently I have found an interest in photography, which has been contributing to my creativity and given me a broader perspective as a designer. I have also taken a very deep interest in Scandinavian minimalistic design, which I continue to explore and incorporate in my most recent work.

Working freelance for the few past years has allowed me to gain experience in various types of projects. Some include designing for advertising and marketing agencies, logos, posters, brochures, packaging design, stationary, and booklets. I have worked for leading industry companies such as Apple, Time Inc., BBDO, Hearst, Wenner Media, Johnson & Johnson, H&M and Shake Shack just to name a few. My work shows I always strive to deliver an effective, cohesive, well focused end product that fits my client’s needs and goals.

Work Experience

Robert Castillo Design

Freelance Graphic Designer

Johnson & Johnson, Nevada Learning Series, Shake Shack, Convene, The City College of New York, CUNY Grove School of Engineering, Candid Schools (Nigeria), Ecovillage at Ithaca NY, Standard Chartered Bank, Carmen Marc Valvo Infusion, The H&M Group (H&M).
June 2013 - Present New York, United States

Nevada Learning Series

Freelance Graphic Designer

At Nevada I create and design various decks, posters, collaterals and presentations for various clients. Samples of work also include various redesigns of previous designs and creation of illustrations, graphs and graphic content to go along with client needs.
April 2016 - Present Ontario, Canada

Convene

Freelance Graphic Designer

April 2017 - June 2017 New York, United States

Rolling Stone Magazine

Art Department Intern

Assist Art Director with creative/conceptual ideas, Design and layout magazine pages. Worked on finishing art and pre-press of files. Undertook self directed projects which include the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Ballot, and fully directed and designed a feature story to be released on the Special Edition U2 publication due out in May of 2015.
January 2015 - May 2015 New York, United States

The Food Network Magazine

Graphic Design Intern

Work along Art Director and associate designers to create layouts for the magazine. Design layouts for front and back of book, while maintaining the identity of the publication.
September 2014 - November 2014 New York, United States

Stencil1

Graphic Design Intern

Prepare and design packaging, logos, press releases and product catalogs. Photograph product images for website and online store. Help with creation and installation of commissioned work.
February 2014 - June 2014 New York, United States

Queens Museum Of Art

Docent / Art Workshop coordinator

Started as an internship,which then led to a job as a docent giving tours of current exhibitions. Coordinated weekend art workshops for children of the community and children with special needs.
June 2004 - November 2006 New York, United States

Education

City University Of New York

Bachelor in Fine Arts

September 2011 - Present New York, New York, United States

Languages

English (Native),
Spanish (Native),

Skills

Photo Manipulation, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Ceramics, Drawing, Illustration, Mural, Painting, Sculpture, Wire Sculptures,