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DANIEL PUCH

GRAPHIC WEB DESIGNER, ILLUSTRATOR, DESKTOP PUBLISHER

http://www.danielpuch.com
http://www.mowsedesign.com

CONTACT

Location
Elizabeth, NJ 07202

danielpuch@mowsedesign.com
908 986 6504 (Cell)

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

  • Graphic Designer with more than 25 years of experience in the medium.
  • 14 years of experience as Production Manager, Coordinator and Artist. Managed a team of three graphic designers at the Prepress and GD Dept.
  • Ample experience on creating designs for different projects like storyboards, packaging design, branding, corporate identity, animation for TV, Newspapers and Magazine ads and more.
  • Illustrator with experience in commercial art, icon creation, illustration for logos and characters design for any purpose like comics, cartoons and animation.
  • Introduction of the use of new software in the company to increase productivity and quality, resulting in savings for the company and better results.
  • Creating a methodology to apply to each work to make it possible to anyone understand the production process and get fast adapted to working to the high quality levels of the company.
  • Digital and traditional illustrator, expert at illustrating digitally using the wacom tablet with photoshop, illustrator and Manga Studio. Colorist.


  • WORK EXPERIENCE

  • PUBLIMAX PRINTING
  • Graphic Design and Prepress Dept. Manager, 2004-now
    (Ridgewood, NY)

    Working actually as a lead and manager designer in charge of the graphic design and prepress department. My duties are to develop a system for new designers to follow once they are incorporated to the company.
    I am also in charge of doing production work, like receiving files from customers for preflighting it, that is going over the completed job files to identify and correct potential problems before the files are output to film or DTP (direct-to-plate). Proper preflighting can make all the difference in ensuring a smooth, successful outcome for the customer's project, not only reducing costs, but also making sure the job is accurately output within the needed turnaround time.
    I also create when needed, graphic design for different projects like magazines, books, postcards, letterheads, business cards, packaging, signs, logos, menus, etc.


  • MERCANTIL PUBLISHING
  • Freelance Graphic and Web Designer, 2010-2015
    (Queens, NY)

    Freelance graphic and web design work for a line of calendars, restaurant menus, banners, stickers, displays and more. I’m also creating websites for this company in wordpress.

  • ELIZABETH PRINTING
  • Graphic Designer, 2000-2003
    (Elizabeth, NJ)

    Elizabeth Printing was my first job when I arrived to USA. It was an small local printing, I was in charge of creating brochures, business cards, posters, letterheads, logotypes, flyers and a lot of works most of them to be printed in direct colors (Pantones).

  • FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER
  • Graphic Designer, 1988-2000
    (Montevideo, Uruguay)

    Creating logos, business cards, package design, TV ads, illustration, brand design and strategies, CD covers for Music Companies and Artists, Website development and design, creation of different multimedia projects and more. I also worked freelance and in collaboration with advertising agencies. I also edited ads and short films for TV in adobe premiere. I also did some comics for publication in different government organizations in Uruguay.


    EDUCATION

  • UNIVERSITY OF LABOR (Universidad de Trabajo del Uruguay)
  • Graphic Design Bachelor’s Degree
    Montevideo, Uruguay, 1990-1993

  • URUGUAY HOUSE OF CULTURE (Casa de la Cultura del Uruguay)
  • Grammar of the filming language, video and film production
    Montevideo, Uruguay, 1994-1997

  • CONTINENTAL SCHOOL
  • Basics of cartooning, character creation and animation (2D)
    Montevideo, Uruguay 1981-1983



    DESIGN SKILLS

    Adobe Photoshop - Expert
    Adobe Illustrator - Expert
    Adobe InDesign - Expert
    Adobe Dreamweaver - Advanced
    Adobe Muse - Intermediate
    Manga Studio with Wacom Tablet - Advanced
    HTML & CSS - Advanced
    Wordpress CMS - Advanced
    Joomla CMS - Intermediate
    Adobe Flash Adobe Acrobat Pro - Expert
    Adobe After Effects - Intermediate
    Adobe Premiere - Intermediate
    Quark X Press - Expert
    Javascript - Beginner
    Ruby on Rails - Beginner
    PHP - Beginner

    PERSONAL SKILLS

    Illustration/Cartooning (Digital and traditional)
    Social
    Commitment
    Organization
    Creativity
    Communication
    Teamwork


    LANGUAGES

    English (advanced)
    Spanish (native)

    AWARDS

    HONORABLE MENTION AT DARK HORSE CONTEST "Recreate a Hellboy Cover" (Illustration)

    Milwaukie OR - 08/05/2011

    Recreate a Hellboy Cover was a contest done by Dark Horse comic publishing company where the participants were invited to create their own version of one of the magazine covers from Hellboy. The judge was Mike Mignola himself and I was honored to be selected among 50 participants as an honorable mention. You can see the results here, following this link: http://www.darkhorse.com/Blog/530/recreate-hellboy-cover.-contest-results

    HOBBIES AND ACTIVITIES

    Bicycle riding
    Soccer
    Photography
    Travelling
    Swimming
    Coding
    Zen Meditation

    Daniel Puch - Graphic Designer - Contact: danielpuch@yahoo.com - (908) 986.6504 (Cell) - (908) 436.1937 (Home)