David Ferreira Salgado

Graphic Designer

Valley Stream, NY, USA
DAVID SALGADO, a designer with a contemporary European style who loves fashion, music and the visual arts. Trained and started working in the field of design in Portugal, where he was exposed to both design theory and hands-on experiences in graphic design, multimedia projects and communications. He specializes in editorial design, typography, and illustration. Able to create Social Media posts, providing Image counseling and into Simple Web Design / Mobile apps development (UI/UX).

Work Experience


Graphic Design Intern

• Designed illustrations for clothing
• Identified new target audiences and developed multimedia marketing strategies
• Designed, organized, and managed electronic catalogs for marketing and technical instructions for production line
• Managed internal communication
September 2013 - April 2014 Barcelos, Portugal

Portuguese Cardiology Foundation

Volunteer Graphic Designer

• Developed graphic design and related communication media for a public health campaign
January 2015 - March 2015 Porto, Portugal

Pura Alternativa

Graphic Designer

• Developed brand management strategies
• Participated in all stages of product development
• Identified new target audiences and developed multimedia marketing strategies
• Revamped internal communication among team members
June 2014 - June 2015 Barcelos, Portugal


Graphic Designer

• Responsible for the customer service;
• Internal organization;
• Development of illustrations for clothing;
• Digital marketing.
February 2016 - April 2017 Hicksville, New York, United States

FBA Stores

Freelance Graphic Designer

• Ui & UX design;
• Development of infographics.
May 2017 - June 2017 Hicksville, New York, United States

Innovative Concepts And Design

Graphic Designer

• Managed the visual image of Gemini Sound and Altec Lansing
• Create packaging for new products
• Develop user manuals for products, including creating original infographics
• Participate in the creative design and editorial design of marketing materials
• Lead photo composition for packaging, advertising, and social media
• Develop UI and UX design for website and products
• Lead art direction for photo shoots of products.
June 2017 - June 2018 Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States

Fesco Distributors

Graphic Designer

• Management of the visual image of Coby; Charge Worx and CAR AND DRIVER in partnership with the art department
• Create Packaging for new products – concept, die-lines, artwork, and production
• Create conceptual designs for collateral materials and other projects – catalogs, brochures.
• Management of artwork and production timelines for each product in development.
• Maintain a database update.
• Multitasking in between projects in a fast-paced environment.
• Direct communication with final production.
June 2018 - New York, United States


Universidade Do Porto

Masters Degree in Graphic Design & Editorial Projects

• Specialized in editorial design, typography, and illustration.

- Projectos de Design (Projecto);
- Ilustração (Contextos e Práticas da Ilustração);
- Tipografia (Design de Tipos);
- Infografia (Design Gráfico e Infografia);
- Direcção de Arte;
- Design Editorial (Estudos Avançados em Design Editorial e Tipografia);
- Metodologias de Projecto e de Investigação.
September 2012 - Present Portugal

Instituto Politécnico Do Cávado E Do Ave (IPCA)

Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design

• Completed theoretical and hands-on training in diverse elements of graphic design.

- Desenho e Ilustração;
- Projectos de Design (Metodologia de Trabalho do Designer; Projecto; Ante Projecto);
- Geometria e Projecção;
- Estética e Teoria do Design;
- Fotografia;
- Video (Premier);
- Ergonomia e cor;
- Desenho computacional (Photoshop; Illustrator; Modelação 3D);
- Tipografia;
- Design Editorial;
- Sociologia e Comunicação;
- Produção Gráfica;
- Semiótica;
- Multimédia (Flash; HTML; CSS.);
- Marketing;
- Produção Audio Visual (After Effects.);
- Gestão da Imagem.
September 2009 - June 2012 Portugal

Escola Secundaria Dr. António Granjo

High School Degree in Visual Arts

• Completed coursework in cultural history and the arts.

- Desenho A;
- Geometria Descritiva A;
- História da Cultura das Artes;
- Oficina das Artes;
- TIC (Tecnologias da Informação e comunicação);
- Português;
- Inglês;
- Matemática B;
- Educação Física;
- Filosofia;
September 2006 - June 2009 Portugal


Portuguese (Native),
English (Fluent),
Spanish (Advanced),
French (Beginner),


3D Modeling (Blender), Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro , Basic Programming (html. Css, Glyphs, Google Software, PC And Apple,

Design Skills

Geometry, illustration, typography, editorial design, technical drawing, computer graphics, photography, packaging, graphic identity, production design, and multimedia design.