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Yessica Perez

Yessica Perez

New York, NY, US

 

About 

 
BEHIND THE DESIGNER
​I graduated with a Bachelor in Science and major in Interior Design. I have experience working in a commercial art design studio/architecture firm in Los Angeles, CA for two years, and because of it I am able to work in a fast paced environment with the ability to multi task. Among my two years of experience I have three years of design freelance work (Fashion Window Design, Graphic Design, Gallery Design, Environmental Design.). My five years of working experience have developed my understanding of brand identity and brand design. I am a well-rounded designer in two-dimensional graphics along with three-dimensional graphics. I am a meticulous person as well as resourceful. As an Interior Designer I am proficient in CAD, rendering, 3D Sketch Up model making, and floor plans. As a Graphic Designer I am also proficient in creative suite, Microsoft suite, page layout, style sheets, design development and presentation boards. I have excellent teamwork skills along with the ability to work on my own. I understand the importance of presentation and image with everything work related. I am a career driven individual and as a designer I work to exceed my own expectations and show my strong conceptual design abilities further than what is expected for my criteria. As a new designer I am open in learning new things or ways of doing my work as well as bringing my own creative ideas to the plate. I am ready to work my way up and learn with each project or assignment. I have exceptional attention to detail; I believe that detail is an important element of design. Detail is what sets a project from ordinary to extraordinary.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Showtime Synergy, New York, NY, US, 2013 Showtime Synergy, New York, NY (Freelance)

-Movie poster graphic designer / illustrator for indie film
- Desing proposal for client from illustration to art direction
- Determing size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, font and style

May 2013 - Jun 2013
 

TWELV Magazine (Freelance), New York, NY, US, Graphic Design Editor

-Liaising with clients to determine their requirements and budget
-Designing client proposals from typesetting, print and production
-Working with clients, briefing and advising them with regard to
proposal style, format, print production and timescales
-Developing concepts, graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and internet website
-Determining size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, font style and size
-Preparing rough drafts of material based on agreed brief
-Reviewing final layouts and suggesting improvements if required

Jan 2013 - May 2013
 

Go Green Architecture Firm, Los Angeles, CA, US, Interior Designer

-Meeting with a client to find out what he or she wants and needs, how the space will be used and
what his or her budget is coming up with a design plan, using computer-aided-design (CAD), and a budget estimate
-Presenting the design plan and budget to the client and then revising the design plan according
to the client’s input upon finalizing the design plan, specifying materials, finishes, lighting and flooring
-If required by the municipality and scope of the project, submitting drawings to a building inspector to make
sure it meets building codes
-Hiring architects to do structural work, if necessary, and other contractors to handle technical work
-Supervising the project to make sure it is done correctly and according to the timeline
-Following up with the client upon the project’s completion to make sure he or she is satisfied, and if not,
making any necessary corrections

Jan 2011 - Sep 2012
 

CSUN and Nordstrom, Los Angeles, CA, US, 2011 Fashion Window Display Designer (CSUN & Nordstrom Spring Design) California, LA

-Making presentations to potential clients to win contract
-Discussing the brief with the client and identifying the key messages they wish to convey
-Gaining an in-depth understanding of the client’s organization, products, image and target market
-Considering factors such as the space available for the display, any special features it should incorporate
(such as chairs, models and computers) and the client’s budget
-Coming up with design ideas, images and graphics incorporating the client’s logo and corporate colors,
and discussing these with the client
-Revising designs according to feedback from clients and other members of the design team
-Overseeing the production of the chosen design, checking the quality and making sure the project
is completed to schedule.
-Researching lifestyle and design trends and making sure designs will appeal to the target audience
-Working with other members of the design, marketing and buying team to develop themes and color
schemes for displays
-Sketching designs and developing floor plans, making the most of the space available
-Preparing visual merchandising packs, including plans and photographs, for other stores in the chain,
to make sure all displays present a consistent image

Mar 2010 - Jul 2010
 

CSUN Art Center, Northridge, CA, US, 2009 Exhibition Design Hollywood Barnsdall Art Park, California, West Hollywood

-Liaising with clients to discuss the brief (themes, ideas or products to be promoted)
-Discussing the brief and design concepts with the design team, finalizing proposals and presenting these to clients
-Developing a genuine understanding of the organization’s brand, products, needs and objectives
-Working on quotes, calculating to make sure the project is financially viable
-Creating initial design sketches and computer-generated three-dimensional visuals, and building models and prototypes
-Attending meetings to discuss the status of current projects and to be briefed on new projects
-Responding to emails and telephone calls from clients, and answering technical questions
-Handling production orders for materials and site services

Jan 2009 - Mar 2010
 

Education 

California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Aug 2007 - May 2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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