Julius Sanchez

(510) 417-0040 | julius5@comcast.net

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                           Summary

Imaginative problem solver with experience creating concept ideas to storyboards and final production.  Strong foundation with people relationship, mentoring and motivation.

Skills

  • Creative method of utilizing tools for quick turnaround in order to meet strict deadlines
  • Conceptualize overall projects cutting down on unnecessary spending and overtime hours
  • Able to adapt to different drawing, branding, and workflow styles quickly
  • Effective method of communication and positive attitude to help motivate the overall project
  • Wide knowledge of artistic experiences ranging from traditional media to new technology
  • Advance knowledge of network resources in regards to client server relationship
  • Excellent written communication skills for writing of project proposal
  • Expert at storytelling by using, speech, hand gestures and body languages

 

Professional Experience
12/21/2011 – Present

Graphic | Web Designer

MedExpert

  • Build websites in Photoshop with client’s style guide specification.. Create wireframe of websites.
  • Upload files via FTP for client presentation proposes and review.
  • Use Illustrator to create vector graphics for prints, websites, layouts and Flash animations.
  • Create graphics optimized for faster transfer rate for the internet and staying within client requirements.
  • Create frame and code animation with Flash.
  • Use color theories for better visual presentation of website.

Redwood City, CA

03/23/2011- Present

Graphic Designer  |  Flash Animator

Bernard Hodes Group

  • Build websites in Photoshop with client’s style guide specification.
  • Use wireframe concept to create Flash animation and or websites.
  • Manipulate images within Adobe Photoshop to be included in web design.
  • Create mask with Photoshop to knock out background.  Fix hair for a more realistic composite.
  • Use Color Correction techniques to make composites more seamless.
  • Create wireframe of websites.
  • Update or modify existing client’s printed advertisement banner and posters with Indesign.
  • Upload files via FTP for client presentation proposes and review.
  • Use Illustrator to create vector graphics for prints, websites, layouts and Flash animations.
  • Create graphics optimized for faster transfer rate for the internet and staying within client requirements.
  • Create frame and code animation with Flash.
  • Use color theories for better visual presentation of website.
  • Use Filemaker Pro for ad production.
  • Work with staff and to maintain departmental websites through web designers and content management system.
  • Clients AAA, T-mobile, REI, Sutter Health, Banner Health, Petco

San Mateo, CA

11/10/2010- 03/14/2011

Art Director | Senior Graphic Designer

Recreation Connections, Inc.

  • Modify photos with Adobe Photoshop to be included in Web Design.
  • Create wireframe of websites.
  • Optimized graphics for faster transfer rate on the internet.
  • Use color theories for better visual presentation of website.
  • Code with PHP and also CSS for quicker and easier updates of content and images.
  • Utilized .XML files for both Flash and HTML websites.
  • Install WordPress and SQL database on server for quick transfer of web information from one domain to another.
  • Able to combine Flash animation with WordPress website and other CMS type interfaces.
  • Experienced with HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, Flash and CMS
  • Took digital footage and edit in Final Cut Pro

Pacheco, CA

12/2009- 11/10/2010

Freelance artist and Designer

  • Design website for different clients using CMS, CSS, HTML and Flash.
  • Modified actionscripts for Flash interface and interaction.
  • Created storyboards, concept drawings.
  • Create layout for InDesign documents.
  • Design Logos with Illustrator.

El Sobrante, CA

7/2009-12/2009

Desktop Publisher | Sr. Graphic Designer

Bio-Rad Clinical Diagnostic Group

  • Modify photos with Adobe Photoshop for preparation to be included into operation manuals.
  • Create layout for InDesign documents.
  • Utilize character and paragraph styles within InDesign for consistent layouts.
  • Use template to complete FDA approved documentations.
  • Use software to translate English language to several different languages including Greek.
  • Work with team members to refine and approve instructional manuals for scientific equipment.
  • Increase desktop publishing by 15% by updating existing and outdated templates.
  • Create presentation with Powerpoint and Keynote.
  • Created technical deliverables which includes production materials, aesthetic visuals and illustrations.
  • Maintained consistency of presentation principles and philosophy from project to project and between media used.
  • Adhered to universal design in order to maintain brand identity.Applied regulations and laws such as copyright and use rights when utilizing photographic and digital media.

Hercules, CA

02/2007  – 7/2009

Art Director | Senior Web Developer | Flash Animator

Omega 3   |   Contract/Freelance

  • Hand drawn concepts design of original character complete to model sheets.
  • Brainstorm names and personalities of characters to complete the process.
  • Create Flash Website and animation using hand drawn sketches imported into Flash CS3.
  • Improved workflow by 20% by modifying existing assets inside Flash CS3.
  • Edit animation demo with Final Cut Pro.
  • Used Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to created posters.
  • Produced both low budget and high quality media videos.
  • Created short flash animation for online environment.
  • Created strong corporate branding by doing research
    and capturing the essence of the company.

Emeryville, CA

12/2004  –  2/2007

Art Director | Senior Graphic Designer

MediaSinge   |  Contract/Freelance

  • Designed logos and layout for brochures for businesses which contributed 12% increase in sales.
  • Interacted with clients to better understand their needs while at the same time lowered cost of production by optimizing the workflow by incorporating thumbnail sketches.
  • Applied improved methods of creating graphics by building a library of templates for popular layouts.
  • Lead production teams and manage multiple high priority projects.
  • Created Powerpoint presentation.

Emeryville, CA

01/2003  – 12/2004

Art Director | Graphic Designer | Video Editor

Children Entertainment Incorporated   |   Contract

  • Illustrated an amusement park pitch bible to further develop an idea.
  • Sketched concept to help investors to visualize the overall park idea.
  • Conceptualized ideas for book cover and follow through with production.
  • Multi-camera shoots, directing actors and use of special effects.

San Francisco, CA

1997 –  2004       

Project Manager

IBM supporting  Chiron / Lucent

  • Lead and plan out the deployment of both hardware and software (including MS Outlook, Tivoli, Windows 2000, Windows XP)
  • Managed 27 technicians and coordinated 3000 users for deployment of new lease equipment within a 1 year schedule.
  • Responsible for training and helping out 27 technicians.
  • Responsible for being the single point of contact for issues that needed special attention.
  • Responsible for increasing productivity of workload by 20%
  • Workload balancing increasing effective usage of team’s skill sets by 10%
  • Responsible for Increased productive closures of trouble tickets by 30%

Education

Full Sail University

  • MFA in Digital Media

Westwood College of Technology

  • Bachelor of Science in Animation

Academy of Arts of San Francisco

  • studies in fine art
Software

  • Proficient in Adobe CS+
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign

  • Microsoft Suite
  • Final Cut Studio
  • Maya 8.5, 2009 (3D)
  • XP, Vista, Mac 0S 10x
  • Logic Pro