Valerie Fontanez

Valerie Fontanez

Long Beach, CA, US



I have worked in the graphic design industry for over 11 years working in-house firms as well as freelance. Throughout the years, I have gained valuable experience designing advertising and marketing collateral including websites, brochures, advertisements, business cards, and packaging. I am proficient with industry-standard design software including the Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Flash.


I take great pride in the design work I create and always strive to deliver an effective, focused, and on-target product that fits my clients’ needs and goals. I am creative, reliable, hard-working designer who can work well in a collaborative team or individually. I work well with clients and consider myself a strong communicator and listener. My career goals are to continuously evolve as a designer while utilizing my creativity and knowledge to benefit my employer.


Sixthman Communications, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, US, Graphic Designer

Chief designer and creative director for a sports web/print marketing firm. Designed unique brand identities, websites, t-shirts, business cards for over100 clients which include NFL Athletes, Entertainers, Sport Agencies and PR Agencies.

Dec 2002 - Dec 2013

Online Digital Communications, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, US, Jr. Graphic Designer / Customer Service/ Receptionist

Jan 1998 - Feb 2003

Storactive, Marina del Rey, CA, US, Graphic Designer

Graphic designer and receptionist for an Online Backup Software company. Collaborated with marketing director to establish company print collateral, marketing elements and trade show installment. Responsible for execution of all design elements.

Feb 2002 - Dec 2002, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer / Customer Service

Designer and customer service representative for a start-up online yellow page company. Designed digital advertisements for various businesses. Assisted businesses in adjustments and updates to advertisements.

Jul 2000 - Feb 2002


ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA, US, Design & Visual Communications

Jan 2002 - Jun 2003

Santa Monica College, Santa Monica , Graphic Design / Interactive Media

Jan 2001 - Jan 2003

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