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Rafael Alvarez

Rafa Alvarez Studio

Brooklyn, NY, USA
Work Experience
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Freelance illustrator and designer
New York, NY, USA
Creative Director for iPad applications
Responsible for iPad game concepts and character design in the ad-hoc projects that the animation studio requires (part-time collaboration)
Madrid, Spain
Sep 2002Mar 2010
American Express
Marketing, Communications and Events Manager
Responsible for the Marketing and Communications team (3 marketing managers and 2 interns) for the Consumer Cards Portfolio. Department responsibilities included launching new products, explore new communication channels, designing marketing collaterals and arrange events for VIP customers.
During this time I was based in Madrid (Spain) and Frankfurt(Germany) with short stays for specific projects in London (UK) and Tokyo (Japan).
New York, NY, USA
Sep 2010May 2012
MFA - Illustration as Visual Essay
Sep 2001Sep 2002
EOI - Business School
International MBA in Marketing
Spanish (Native), English (Fluent), German (Advanced), French (Conversational)
Actionscript, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, HTML, Manga Studio EX, Toon Boom Animate Pro
Best Student project
Exceptional Achievement in Illustration (Paula Rhodes Memorial)