Wagner Chiang

Graphic Designer

San Jose, CA, USA
Design has the power of always being different in every project, never being repetitive and constantly requires you to expand your own culture and to research ideas within a creative process. I believe all design fields are related and share this fact, but I especially like graphic design for its omnipresence and diversity, as it is present nearly everywhere: on printed material, web, signage, packaging, advertising, or branding and visual identity.

Work Experience

Huntford Printing

Art Director / Graphic Designer

Responsible for managing/filtering the incoming projects, training and guiding artists and digital press operators, producing vector files/proofs, managing schedules/database, providing customer/sales support, projects/printing logistics, daily operations and machine maintenance.
Worked on various projects from business cards, banners, fliers, letterheads, calendars, postcards, NCR Forms, name badges, and many other products. Assisted on digital printing on Ricoh Pro, production of film, and website maintenance. Worked with clients such as City of San Jose & Milpitas, Propel Ortho, Apolo Seeds, Milpitas Unified School District, Chamber of Commerce, Professional Importer & Exporters, TDK, Blach Construction and many others.
December 2013 - April 2022 Milpitas, California, United States

Accell Corporation

Graphic Designer / Consultant

Effectively developed new marketing campaigns for social media and website promotions. Worked as a Graphic Designer on multiple design pieces including magazine ads, Facebook/Twitter graphics, car wrapping, display graphics, company image. Supported as a consultant for marketing, design layouts and promotional campaigns.
August 2013 - Present Fremont, California, United States

Bay Area Parent Magazine

Graphic Designer

Successfully worked with 8 different national monthly magazine publications through Dominion Enterprises (Parenting, Baby, Teen and others). Successfully used various methods and techniques in creating visual solutions to customers as well as laying out articles, mapping magazine and developing promotional advertisement. Managed projects in a time-constrain calendar as well as developed new collateral material for press and web.
September 2011 - February 2013 Santa Clara, California, United States

Cellotape / Landmark

Graphic Designer / Production Artist

Accomplished Production Artist and Designer responsible for developing ideas and solutions that have generated revenue growth. Coordinated with sales teams and print production to ensure quality labels for client satisfaction. As a Graphic Designer, I was responsible for execution of projects from conceptualization to press. As a Production Artist, I was responsible for preflight, photo editing, manipulation of artwork, color correction and the setup of customer files for proof and printing. Projects varied from Labels, Posters, Postcards, Brochures, Banners, to Wine Labels. I also assisted in the digital printing process (Indigo & Mimaki) and laser-cutting finishing of labels.
January 2006 - January 2011 Fremont, California, United States

Sjsu

Visual Resources Assistant

Collaborated with art-history team to produce, maintain and archive art-history documents;
Designed and produced catalogs and presentation boards using Photoshop, Illustrator, and CorelDraw. Assisted Doctor Grindstaff cataloging class material and art related projects.
Wrote meticulous spec sheets in Excel with detailed flat sketches and diagrams which greatly benefited the art history department.
January 2005 - January 2006 California, United States

Education

San Jose State University (CSU)

Bacheror of Arts / Graphic Design

Graduated with honors with a GPA of 3.6.
July 2004 - May 2006 San Jose, California, United States

Languages

Portuguese (Native),
Mandarin (Conversational),
Spanish (Conversational),
Taiwanese (Conversational),
English (Fluent),

Skills

Acrobat Proofing And Viewing , Customer/Product Analytical Research , Illustrator Design Development , InDesign Compiling & Layout , Photoshop Imagery Manipulation , PowerPoint Professional Styling, Pre-Press & Post-Production Experience, Strategic Marketing Planning,