Amy Vargas

Multimedia and Video Producer

FL, USA
I produce high-end multimedia videos for an array of private, municipal, and governmental projects. My work ranges from video production, TV and radio commercials, motion graphics, animations, voice-over production and photography, high-end advertising and publication design, logo and corporate identity design, and high-volume printing. I’ve also developed and maintained an interactive high-volume corporate intranet site within Microsoft SharePoint.

I am a bilingual creative professional with 20+ years of experience. I have an insatiable creative drive and a fun-loving sense of humor.

Work Experience

BCC Engineering

Senior Multimedia Designer

• I established a corporate-wide multimedia video production studio servicing the SE United States
• I assisted in additional studio setup in various offices while providing training, guidance, and production best practices
• I perform all studio direction and management
• I produce multimedia content such as promos, animations, presentations, and project videos from concept to deliverables
• I participate in meetings with executives, creative director, engineers, project managers, and other professionals on the project requirements
• I create hand-drawn storyboards based on the project requirements and scope while working closely with our subs marketing teams
• I shoot short-form, documentary-style video and photography content including interviews, internal events, b-roll, and corporate productions for in-office and on-location events
• I provide creative/technical mentoring and training to corporate teams and/or personnel looking to self-produce internal video content while maintaining brand standards
• I can collaborate with vendors, printers, writers, marketing teams, photographers, and web developers
• I developed and now maintain the Microsoft SharePoint corporate intranet, used daily by 300+ employees
• I have excellent written and verbal communication skills and can present and explain creative concepts and ideas

Skills: Voice Acting · Content Development · Graphic Arts · Graphic Design Software · Business-to-Business (B2B) · Project Management · Print Production · Design · Branding & Identity · Video Editing · Mac · Editing · Branding · Digital Marketing · Layout · Art Direction · Multimedia · Copywriting
April 2022 - Present United States

BCC Engineering

Multimedia Designer

• I developed the Microsoft SharePoint corporate intranet, used daily by 300+ employees
• I am responsible for basic multimedia, video, audio and graphic design services
• I created and assisted project managers and other designers with proposals and presentation utilizing electronic design, illustration, photography, video, and animations
• I digitized video and audio; render animation and video composite and establishes appropriate type, style, size, spacing, color, and composition for various projects
• I can work collaboratively in a fast-paced and deadline-driven team environment or independently

Skills: Voice Acting · Content Development · Graphic Arts · Graphic Design Software · Business-to-Business (B2B) · Project Management · Print Production · Design · Branding & Identity · Video Editing · Mac · Editing · Branding · Digital Marketing · Layout · Art Direction · Multimedia · Copywriting
May 2019 - April 2022 United States

BCC Engineering

Graphic Designer

• I created and assisted project managers and other designers with proposals and presentations utilizing electronic design, illustration, photography
• I created layouts with strong typography and appropriate use of color, images and fonts, allowing for readability of type
• I maintained the old corporate intranet streamlined internal collateral with a more professional aesthetic look and feel.
• I rebranded the internal Town Hall meetings and graphics
• I assisted in the design of RFQ, RFP/Proposals, Letters of Interest (LOI), Extended Letter of Interest (ELOI)
• I performed the colorization of typicals, plans, roll plots and graphics for Municipal and FDOT projects

Skills: B2C Marketing · Graphic Arts · Graphic Design Software · Project Management · Print Production · Design · Branding & Identity · Video Editing · Mac · Editing · Branding · Digital Marketing · Layout
July 2017 - May 2019 United States

North American Title (now Doma)

National Art Director Backup / National Corporate Senior Designer

• I established the corporate national marketing department servicing 30 states within 6 regions
• I created and lead the corporate YouTube video marketing series as a voice-over talent, coordinator, video editor, and motion graphics animator
• I maintained the national production schedule comprised of a fluctuating list of 150+ active orders
• I provided the scheduling of new incoming project requests using the Robohead project management system
• I developed editable and non-editable HTML marketing templates for web-based email campaigns for use in Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Constant Contact and MailChimp; inline HTML coding was required for all editable templates
• I managed the national social media initiative using Sprinklr Cloud technology platform and Facebook Business Manager
• I provided approval for high-volume printed materials while ensuring pre-press and high-quality protocols are followed
• I maintained a library of professionally designed branded materials for national and regional use
• I reviewed and approved work produced by designers nationwide for quality control and strict adherence to branding guidelines and design standards
• I maintained all relevant and project-specific communications records for accountability
• I am experienced in national travel and accountability

Skills: Voice Acting · B2C Marketing · Printing · Graphic Arts · Publications · Customer Relationship Management (CRM) · Graphic Design Software · Business-to-Business (B2B) · Project Management · Print Production · Design · Branding & Identity · Video Editing · Mac · Editing · Branding · Digital Marketing · Layout · Art Direction · Multimedia · Newsletters · Corporate Identity · Copywriting · Management · Catalogs
December 2009 - February 2016 United States

Sage 4 Media

Multimedia Artist / Senior Designer

• I worked contract based freelance work for various companies and clients
• I designed logos, brochures, direct mailers, business cards, full-color gang-run designs, animated logos,
• I performed work remotely and at various client locations

Skills: B2C Marketing · Content Development · Printing · Graphic Arts · Graphic Design Software · Business-to-Business (B2B) · Design · Branding & Identity · Video Editing · Mac · Layout · Art Direction · Multimedia · Newsletters · Corporate Identity · Copywriting · Management · Catalogs
January 2004 - October 2009 Florida, United States

RMG Connect / Royal Caribbean

Senior Graphic Designer

• I worked contract-based on the Royal Caribbean and Direct.com accounts
• I created the workflow process to be implemented within the creative department.
• I designed the main itinerary master pages which were later introduced into the workflow of production.
• I assisted in technical issues pertaining to the Mac systems

Skills: B2C Marketing · Printing · Graphic Arts · Publications · Graphic Design Software · Business-to-Business (B2B) · Print Production · Branding & Identity · Mac · Layout · Newsletters · Corporate Identity · Catalogs
January 2004 - October 2009 Miami, Florida, United States

Buy Owner, Inc.

Creative Director / Web Video Producer

• I worked contract based, on and off-site at Buy Owner headquarters and Canvas Studios in Ft. Lauderdale
• I produced a 13 Virtual Web Video Series with an online interactive host/navigator
• Directed a crew of 7, including actor, John Early
• I performed all phased of production, streamed-lined for a final product for the website www.buyowner.com

Skills: B2C Marketing · Content Development · Publications · Graphic Design Software · Business-to-Business (B2B) · Print Production · Mac · Layout · Art Direction · Multimedia · Corporate Identity · Management
July 2007 - September 2007 United States

Creative Printing And Graphics

Graphic Artist / Studio Management

• I developed branded marketing materials for various clients
• I designed brochures, catalogs, direct mailers, monthly newsletters, sell sheets, thermograph business cards, foil-stamped art, posters, presentation folders, vehicle lettering, signs, billboards, banners
• I am experienced in 1-4 color design, full-color gang-run design, die-cuts / spot color design, and prep
• I can facilitate file prep for press, impositions, color separations, mockups, plates, fixed bleeds, gutters, crop marks, color mode conversions
• I can coordinate with outside vendors and businesses, mail house. binderies, large format printers, and metal plates.

Skills: B2C Marketing · Printing · Graphic Arts · Publications · Graphic Design Software · Print Production · Branding & Identity · Mac · Layout · Art Direction · Newsletters · Corporate Identity · Management · Catalogs
August 2006 - July 2007 Pompano Beach, Florida, United States

GHR Advertising

Art Director

• I designed and directed the design of direct mailers, presentation folders, processed production overflow, technical file prep, ensured accuracy developed brand

Skills: B2C Marketing · Printing · Graphic Arts · Publications · Graphic Design Software · Business-to-Business (B2B) · Print Production · Branding & Identity · Mac · Layout · Art Direction · Newsletters · Corporate Identity · Management · Catalogs
July 2006 - August 2006

Cornerstone Group Management, Inc.

Creative Director

• I worked with various B2B companies, executives, management, designers, printers, vendors, and Florida’s Sun-Sentinel, The Tampa Tribune publications
• I designed and directed high-end marketing materials for upcoming communities, condo conversions, interior design department, title department, mortgage department, HR department, accounting, and external company literature


Skills: B2C Marketing · Printing · Graphic Arts · Publications · Graphic Design Software · Business-to-Business (B2B) · Print Production · Branding & Identity · Mac · Layout · Art Direction · Newsletters · Corporate Identity · Management · Catalogs
June 2005 - May 2006

Weblogik Design & Print Studios

Senior Graphic Designer

I worked contract based, on-site
• I designed logos, brochures, catalogs, direct mailers, business cards, posters, presentation folders, full-color gang-run designs, die-cuts / spot color designs, and prep.

Skills: B2C Marketing · Printing · Graphic Arts · Graphic Design Software · Print Production · Branding & Identity · Mac · Layout · Corporate Identity · Management · Catalogs
January 2005 - June 2005 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

Megacolor, Inc.

Senior Graphic Designer / Production Artist

• I designed for various companies and clients
• I worked on-Site at client's Location
• I designed various multipage product catalogs, single sheet brochures, postcards, business cards, full color gang-run design, die-cuts / spot color design and prepress production
• All work in accordance with the US Postal Service Regulations, bulk mail design postal regulation

Skills: B2C Marketing · Printing · Graphic Arts · Graphic Design Software · Branding & Identity · Mac · Layout · Corporate Identity · Catalogs
September 2003 - December 2004 Boca Raton, Florida, United States

Re/Max Consultants Realty

Marketing Coordinator

• I established the marketing department for the Ft Lauderdale & Weston offices
• I worked from multiple office locations
• I designed logos, brochures, catalogs, direct mailers, business cards, agent photography, property photography, image manipulation/correction
• I assisted agents with MLS information and photograph entries, IMAPP Searches, collating of internal packets of common documents
• All work in accordance with the US Postal Service Regulations, bulk mail design postal regulation

Skills: B2C Marketing · Printing · Graphic Arts · Graphic Design Software · Print Production · Branding & Identity · Mac · Layout
November 2002 - September 2003 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

Education

SHAW ACADEMY

Certificate of Professional Photography

Shaw Academy | Photography
2019, Certificate of Professional Photography
2019 - 2019

Udemy

Certificate of Video Production & Cinematography

Udemy | Video Production
2018, Certificate of Video Production & Cinematography
2018 - 2018

Udemy

Certificate of Voice-Over Professional

Udemy | Professional Voice-Over Complete Course
2018, Certificate of Voice-Over Professional
2018 - 2018

The Art Institute Of Fort Lauderdale

Bachelor of Media Arts and Animation

July 1999 - March 2007 Florida, United States

CompuMax

Certificate of Completion - Dreamweaver MX

CompuMaster | Dreamweaver MX
2005, Certificate of Completion
2005 - 2005

Languages

English (Native),
Spanish (Native),
Italian (Beginner),

Skills

Advertising, Advertising, And Click Dimensions, And Click Dimensions, And Click Dimensions, And Click Dimensions, And Click Dimensions, And Pre-press, And Pre-press, And Pre-press, And Publication, And Publication, And Web Animation, And Web Animation, And Web Animation, Audio Editing And, Audio Editing And, Audio Editing And, Audio Editing And, Audio Editing And, Campaigns, Campaigns, Campaigns, Campaigns, Campaigns, Clean-Up, Clean-Up, Clean-Up, Clean-Up, Clean-Up, Core Competencies Include, Core Competencies Include, Corporate Identity Design, Corporate Identity Design, Creative Project Management, Creative Project Management, CRM, CRM, CRM, CRM, CRM, Design, Design, Digital, Digital, Digital, Digital, Digital, Digital Email, Digital Email, Digital Email, Email E-blast, Email E-blast, Email E-blast, Email E-blast, High Volume Printing, High Volume Printing, Layout, Layout, Layout, Logo And, Logo And, Marketing, Marketing, Marketing, Microsoft Dynamic CRM, Microsoft Dynamic CRM, Microsoft Dynamic CRM, Microsoft Dynamic CRM, Motion Graphics , Motion Graphics , Motion Graphics , Motion Graphics , Non-linear Film And, Non-linear Film And, Non-linear Film And, Non-linear Film And, Non-linear Film And, Photography And Video, Photography And Video, Pre And Post-production, Pre And Post-production, Pre And Post-production, Pre And Post-production, Pre And Post-production, Production, Setup, Setup, Setup, Template Development With, Template Development With, Template Development With, Template Development With, Video Editing, Video Editing, Video Editing, Video Editing, Video Editing, Web Video, Web Video, Web Video, Web Video, Web Video,