Abraham Garcia

Graphic Designer

Baltimore, MD, USA
My career in communications began over six years ago in Austin, Texas. Writing research papers by day and designing by night, I graduated from The University of Texas with a Biology degree and somehow also a portfolio of posters, flyers, and album artwork. I combined all of my interests through social marketing, using design for social and behavioral change.

My client list currently ranges from non-profit organizations to vulgar rap artist. The work is an odd mixture of good and grime–I like to call it life.

I currently live in Baltimore where I’m enrolled in the graphic design MFA program at MICA. I’m also currently not getting enough sleep.

Work Experience

Crispin Porter + Bogusky

Graphic Design Intern

May 2011 - August 2011 Boulder, Colorado, United States

Center For Design Practice

Designer

Working on two separate projects through MICA's Center for Design Practice. Project #1 is a health outreach project, focused on HIV/AIDS prevention in Baltimore City. Project #2 is an urban renewal project in East Baltimore.
May 2012 - Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Maryland Institute College Of Art

Teaching Intern

Served as a teaching intern for two classes. 1 Electronic Media and Culture. 2. Design for Advertising
May 2010 - January 2011 Maryland, United States

La Clinica Del Pueblo

Communications Associate

• Improved the look of La Clínica del Pueblo’s collateral in order to appeal more to fundraisers, while maintaining a brand that represents unity and strength in the community that it serves.

• Completed annual reports, direct mail, brochures, logos and newsletters.

• Directed a team of consultants through the redesign of the organization’s website and worked with employees to update bilingual content, including news stories, job postings, e-newsletters, video content and event listings.

• Was an integral part of La Clínica’s event planning team, providing creative direction and design for fundraising events.

• Currently completing projects on a freelance basis, including new brand efforts.
2007 - 2010 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Bah Advertising

Graphic Design Intern

• Completed print and web pieces for clients that included the Austin School District and the Texas Department of Agriculture

• Gained valuable experience in production management, client relations and brand building.
April 2006 - August 2006 Austin, Texas, United States

Education

Maryland Institute College Of Art (MICA)

MFA Graphic Design

September 2010 - May 2012 Baltimore, Maryland, United States

University Of Texas At Austin

BS Biology

August 2000 - May 2005 Austin, Texas, United States

Languages

Spanish (Advanced),
English (Fluent),

Skills

Ableton Live, Character Design, Type Design, After Effects, CSS, Environmental Design, Exhibition Design, Flash, Front-End Development, HTML, Illustration, Illustrator, Indesign, Lettering, Photoshop, Quartz Composer, Signage, Wayfinding,