Gustavo Estrella

Owner/Senior Designer

Phoenix, AZ, USA
I’m a 30 year old graphic designer based in Arizona. BA in Graphic Design. Print experience and web design/development. Basic CSS and CMS knowledge. ‘Less is More’ kind of guy, logo and image development is my preferred area of creativity. Very passionate about great design and I’m always looking for new sources of creativity and inspiration. Highly responsive towards deadlines and always enjoy a good mid-morning brainstorming session. Family man, music man, movie freak who loves to cook and being outdoors.

Work Experience

Rollick Creative

Owner/Senior Designer

advertising, branding, environmental design, graphic design, motion graphics, packaging, social media strategies, web design & interactive.
June 2012 - Phoenix, Arizona, United States

WestWordVision

Senior Designer

Responsible for creating graphic solutions for a variety of clients in retail, heritage, nonprofit and government and university sectors. Developed and designed websites, HTML, Flash and Wordpress. Other projects include brochure and magazine print collateral and corporate logos and identity. My responsibilities include print management. Involved with customer in-take meetings and team creative and brainstorming sessions that result in creative solutions designed to exceed customer expectations.
September 2006 - May 2012 Arizona, United States

AlphaGraphics

Graphic Designer

Responsible for laying out all print jobs. Prepared grids and templates used for mass label production for major maquiladora operations in Nogales, Sonora. I was involved in all the aspects of the production process, from creating the design, to making plates, to overseeing printing and bindery.
April 2005 - September 2006 Arizona, United States

Freelance

Freelance Design

Following college, I did freelance for about a year while looking for full time employment in a rural community. Facing the real world knocked me of my cloud into a more mature way of seeing the business side of creativity.
May 2004 - April 2005 Arizona, United States

Education

Universidad Del Noroeste

Bachelor of Fine Arts

While studying, I was part of a committee that organized a Graphic Design conference called Creactivo, in Hermosillo, Sonora. For three years I was lucky enough to be involved with a very active and creative group of people... all students.
In 2002, I received an award for Distinguished Student of the Year, Grades, teacher recommendation and student voting made the award happen.
Finished with third highest GPA in my class.
August 2000 - May 2004 Hermosillo, Mexico

Languages

Español (Native),
English (Fluent),
French (Beginner),

Skills

Basic CSS, Basic HTML, Brainstorming, Branding And Identity, Coda, Creative Strategy , Magazine Design, Microsoft Office Suite, Photography, Social Media, Video Editing, Ability To Work On Task Or Project Multidisciplinary And Deal With Team Well, Adobe Creative Suite, Multicultural Perspective, Wordpress CMS,