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Christina Leigh Hernandez
iemdesign247@gmail.com
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Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.
- Mary Lou Cook
Creativity is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what no one else has thought.
- Einstein
Christina Leigh Hernandez
Web & Graphic Designer

Creative and inspired Web and Graphic Designer with 10+ years’ experience learning hands-on the conceptualization, artistic development, creation and production of marketing and branding media.

Portfolio includes logos, custom stationery, website design, and interactive media. A critical thinker with excellent communications, problem-solving, and organizational skills. Talented, energetic, quick-learn, decisive and flexible.

Education

December 2013

Westwood College
Bachelor of Science in Web Design and Multimedia

Westwood College is an institution of higher learning dedicated to providing quality, career-focused undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and credentials needed to launch, enhance, or change careers. The college’s programs are designed to empower students to pursue their individual career goals.

The Web Design and Multimedia Bachelor’s program equips students with the web design, e-commerce, scripting, and authoring skills necessary to advance in the field of web design. With design theory, web design, imaging, and advanced web technology courses, graduates can create professional quality visual design compositions, use various drawing techniques to illustrate the design process, develop effective sequential art and interactive media, validate that design projects meet ethical, copyrighted and fair use guidelines, and develop complex multi-page websites.

Professional Experience

November 2013 - Present

Freelance Graphic/Web Designer
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As a freelance graphic and web designer, I have worked on a multitude of projects varying from digital graphics, web site design and development, blog designs powered by WordPress using Studio Press’ Genesis Framework, book covers, an eCommerce site powered by BigCommerce and more. You can see most of this work in my portfolio.

While each project varies, most projects required:

  • Design mock-ups
  • Wireframe mock-ups
  • Sketches
  • Photo editing
  • Custom graphic illustrations

July 2003 - April 2008

Graphic Designer/Marketing Specialist
Kent Gordon England, Inc.

Worked with CEO to market his public speaking endeavors and his landscape architect, architectural designer, and woodworking companies.

  • Designed and developed company logo and branding for corporation’s subsidiaries.
  • Created brochures and flyers to increase company recognition.
  • Created company business cards and office stationary.
  • Designed and maintained company websites.

August 2000 - June 2001

Graphic Designer/Marketing Specialist
Seascape Communications

Worked with executive staff to design and develop company branding and company presentation. Implemented channel marketing campaign. Managed marketing department calendar.

  • Designed company logo.
  • Conceptualized and created presentation packet for sizable tradeshow in the yachting industry.
  • Designed and produced company stationery, datasheets, brochures, project sheets, and presentation folder.
  • Designed and maintained company website.

October 1998 - August 2000

Marketing Specialist
Avaya Communications

Worked with Product Marketing to develop and produce promotional programs for new products.

  • Designed flyers and program collateral.
  • Assisted with tradeshow preparations including collateral assembly, mailer distribution, and booth arrangements.
  • Worked with resellers, distributors, and channel marketing on “new product” marketing programs.
  • Managed product and program surveys and results.
  • Restructured and updated coop, reseller, and customer databases.
  • Managed marketing department calendar.
  • Processed department invoices and purchase orders.
Adobe Illustrator

Illustrator Cs6All About Them Books - Branding

Adobe Dreamweaver

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Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop Cs6I Am Me - Self Portrait

Adobe InDesign

Indesign Cs6Love Takes Your Breath Away

HTML5

wordpress-logo-notext-cmykMasterworks Wood & Design

CSS3

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Wordpress

wordpress-logo-notext-cmykThe Book Vamps Website

Genesis

genesis-logoMasterworks Wood Cycles Website

PHP

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