Leonardo Sanchez

Leonardo Sanchez

Pasadena, CA, US



Seasoned Graphic Designer and Artist pursuing a career in Architecture

I am insightful and forward thinking with impassioned creative ability. My attention is on the details that make a design successful and I am always aware of approaching deadlines, no matter how much multi-tasking is taking place. I am willing to take design direction and criticism, all the while provide great motivation and leadership with a “can-do” attitude. A bilingual team player and an imaginative design “solutionist”, plus someone who is self-motivated and always ready for the next creative challenge, regardless of how much work is involved in getting the job done right!


Leonardo Designs, Pasadena, CA, US, Freelance Graphic Designer

• Production Designer, developing Mechanicals, Die-Lines, Layout and Package design solutions for major Retail, POS and CPG clients using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
• Photo Manipulation, Compositing, Retouching, Color Correction, Image Rebirth and Repair
• Packaging, Signage, Brochures, Manuals, Banners, Infographics, Marketing, Advertising, Collateral, etc.
• Social Media digital content creation for Online and Print campaigns
• Hands-On from concept to completion in a fast-paced deadline-oriented environment with a strong attention to detail while adhering to brand guidelines

Mar 2013 - current

MB4 Productions, Glendora, CA, US, Senior Designer / Presentation Specialist / Technical Director

• Managed multiple teams and projects simultaneously, while communicating expectations of varying clients and coordinating with all participating colleagues and global outside vendors
• Produced small and large-scale meetings, educational programs, symposia and ad-boards worldwide, while serving as a Technical Director, Senior Designer and Presentation Specialist
• Presentation Specialist delivering high-level client-direct PowerPoint and Keynote professional support
• Provided Direction and Hands-on Involvement in all Creative, Branding and Marketing initiatives
• Produced 3D floor plans for worldwide corporate events using SketchUp

Feb 2006 - Mar 2013

Various Souther California Colleges, Los Angeles, CA, US, Professor of Design

• Managed up to 200 students simultaneously, all of whom possessed dissimilar skill sets and competency levels
• Developed custom curriculum, prescribed learning objectives, and supplemental reading materials
• Provided instruction in various subjects including Packaging, Prepress, Page Layout, Drawing, Typography, Beginning Web Design, 2D Design, Portfolio Development, Color Theory, and Adobe Creative Suite

Sep 1997 - Jan 2006

The Dohring Company, Glendale, CA, US, Senior Graphic Designer

• Lead all company marketing efforts, which saw as much as a 500% improvement in return on investment (compared to a 75% expected historical average)
• Collaborated with Art Director and Copywriter to develop all company collateral, newsletters, magazines, advertising and promotional campaigns
• Responsible for all marketing and branding initiatives from concept to press-check and final deliverable
• Produced and/or sourced all graphics materials, including photographs and custom illustrations

Jun 1996 - Feb 1998


National University, Costa Mesa, CA, US, Masters, E-Business

Nov 2002 - Jun 2004

California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, US, Bachelors, Graphic Design

Jun 1991 - Jun 1993

Pasadena City College, Pasadena, Graphic Design

Feb 1986 - Jun 1991

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