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Rita Garcia

Graphic Designer

Almancil, Portugal
Experienced graphic designer, with a background in identity image, stand and event design.
Highly adaptable, able to work as part of a team or on my own, combined with excellent attention to detail and problem solving skills.

Work Experience

Freelance

Graphic Designer

Experienced graphic designer, with a background in identity image, stand and event design.
Highly adaptable, able to work as part of a team or on my own, combined with excellent attention to detail and problem solving skills.

Undertaken projects for a variety of blue chip clientes, including:
Multilem, Brand New Spaces - Graphic development of proposals for stands, events and interior remodeling for clients such as: Turismo de Portugal, Pousadas de Portugal and Grupo Pestana, and Banco Espírito Santo.

Eurotrials Consultores Ciêntificos, S.A - Development and adaptation of monthly training materials, newsletters and quarterly mailings.
October 2006 - Present Lisbon, Portugal

Merck Sharp & Dohme

Creative Services Specialist

Budgeting and procurement of marketing and sales promotional materials, ensuring corporate identity and quality standards.
Coordination of agencies and other external suppliers.
Inventory management.
October 2013 - June 2014 Portugal

Multilem - Brand New Spaces

Graphic Designer

Part of a multidisciplinary team of four people, responsible for developing graphic proposals for stands, events and interior remodeling for the following blue chip clients:

Turismo de Portugal - Creation, development and artwork for the Turismo de Portugal Stand in national and international fairs. The stand was awarded the Best Stand prize at the Eibtm, World Travel Market and Fitur fairs during 2011 and 2012.

Patriarcado de Lisboa - Event management of the Terreiro do Paco stage. Development of communication campaign for the reception of Pope Benedict XVI (Lisbon, 2010). Creation and artwork for t-shirts, banners, fabrics, mupis and outdoor advertising.
Collaborated in creating the advertising campaign and teaser for the media.

Banco Espírito Santo - Event management of the General Meeting of Shareholders, Congress and Besphoto (2009, 2010 and 2011).
Development of concept, decoration, graphic image (seating plan, menu, banners, signage) artwork and monitoring of the implementation.

Pousadas de Portugal and Grupo Pestana - Development of a graphic image and artwork for the BTL Stands (2009 and 2010).

Turismo da Madeira - Image adaption to stands (2009 and 2010, Portugal).

Aicep (Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal) - Development of the graphic image and artwork of banners, flags and totems to identify companies at the FIA FILDA, FACIM and Tripoli fairs (2009).


Multilem Portugal and Angola - Development of institutional components.

Presentation of graphic proposals and concepts for various institutional events (Unitel, Refriango, BFA, Esviagens, Top Atlantico) and for weddings and private events.
www.multilem.pt
April 2008 - March 2011 Lisbon, Portugal

Leo Burnett

Graphic Designer / Intern at BTL Department - Full Time

Adaptation of promotional pieces for brands such as Mercedes Benz, Fiat, Lancia and Alfa, Jonnhy Walker, Ritter Sport, Chupa Chups, Panrico, Samsung, JB, Classic Malts and La Piara.
September 2007 - April 2008 Lisboa, Portugal

Pigmento Azul - Comunicativa Criativa

Graphic Designer / Intern - Part-time

Development of promotional pieces for clientes, including Purina Gourmet, Friskies, Santos Design District, INP and Pigmento Azul.
September 2005 - September 2007 Lisboa, Portugal

Education

Trazos

After Effects - Professional Course

October 2011 - December 2011 Spain

Creative Station

Adobe Illustrator CS3 Course

2009 - 2009 Portugal

The Edge

Adobe Photoshop Course

2006 - 2006 Portugal

IADE Instituto De Artes Visuais, Design E Marketing

BA in Graphic Design

September 2002 - March 2007 Portugal

Languages

English (Advanced),
Spanish (Conversational),
Portuguese (Native),

Awards

Fitur Madrid

Best International Stand Award for Turismo de Portugal

2012

Eibtm Barcelona

Most Innovative Stand in Technology and Services for Turismo de Portugal

2011

Fitur Madrid

Best International Stand Award for Turismo de Portugal

2011

Wtm London

Best Stand Award for Turismo de Portugal

2010

Fitur Madrid

Best Stand Award

2010

Skills

Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Branding And Identity, Event Management, Event Planning, Freehand MX, Mac OSX, Microsoft Office, Event Design, Stand Design,