A global graphic designer and art director with over 10 years of experience abroad and excellent teamworking skills. [email protected] 204 619-1955 Full portfolio and resume trfurtado.ca Linkedin linkedin.com/in/thyagofurtado Work Experience 2010-2014 Creative Director, Graphic Designer, Web Designer and Founder of 2007 – 2008 Graphic Designer at GORILLA MELT COMUNICAÇÃO BELO HORIZONTE/MG – BRAZIL This is the Ad Agency I was proud to co-own, in Belo Horizonte/Brazil. Along with three commercial partners we’ve had to wear the hats of copywriters, social media publishers, SEO and digital media planners, traffic, account managers and financial planners. Here I had the opportunity to design campaigns and websites for many distinct businesses, including education, real estate, beverages, restaurants, and vehicle dealers. 2008 – 2009 Art Director, Graphic Designer and Web Designer at NUTCASE COMUNICAÇÃO BELO HORIZONTE/MG – BRAZIL Starting as a Graphic Designer I was asked to step up to the positions of both Art Director and Web Designer. Being originally a Print Designer, here I had the chance to learn a lot about user interface (UI), user experience (UX) and designing for the digital media. BELO HORIZONTE/MG – BRAZIL In this small agency I worked as an intern and learned the basics about working in the industry, including of course the beauty of a hot pizza when working after hours. 2006 – 2007 Cast Member (Sales) at WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT ORLANDO/FLORIDA – USA At the International College Program I became well-acquainted with Disney’s marketing practices, I worked as a cashier, stocker and courier. I designed and planned store floors and did some chalk lettering and art on black board signs. 2004 – 2006 Graphic Designer at BELO HORIZONTE CITY HALL BELO HORIZONTE/MG – BRAZIL I worked at Belo Horizonte’s Cultural Center, making posters, banners, flyers, newsletters and everything that could be printed. Education 2014 - Present (in progress) DIPLOMA IN GRAPHIC DESIGN Red River College WINNIPEG/MB – CANADA I had been working in graphic design for such a long time but I still lacked a specific diploma in the field. This program helps me keep upto-date with new trends, ideas, styles and technologies. I also benefit from the formal academic training in design specific disciplines that my previous studies didn’t cover, such as Drawing and Colour Theory. It’s relevant to mention that I’m currently tutoring other students as a peer tutor for the classes in which I have a lot of experience. Training and Certificates • Digital Illustration (School of Architecture and Urbanism – UFMG) • Key Speaker about Communication, Internet and Visual Creativity at Ramarisna • Custom Types Lettering (Jackson Alves) • Key Speaker about Internet Advertising at Ramarisna • Flat Pens Letters (Jackson Alves) • Calligraphy (Sílvio Antônio Sousa) • Drawing (Associação Cultural Nação HQ) • Communication and Aesthetics Experience (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais) • Key Speaker about Google Tools to Advertising and Graphic Design at Facig • Hand Lettering (Marina Chaccur) 2003 – 2009 BACHELOR IN SOCIAL COMMUNICATIONS ADVERTISING SPECIALIST AND COMPLIMENTARY STUDIES IN FINE ARTS Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) BELO HORIZONTE/MG – BRAZIL My undergraduate course. I learned a lot about communications, copy writing and art direction. My complimentary Studies in Fine Arts helped guide my Advertising Bachelor to more designrelated experience. References upon request Professional Profile • Developing brands in it’s full spectrum, from logos to corporate identities. • Creating websites in the Wordpress platform, modifying CSS, HTML and PHP code. • Planning and executing ad campaigns in both print and digital media. • Meeting deadlines. • Attending meetings, presenting ideas, campaigns and storyboards. • Speaking to groups and managing teams. • Self-managing schedule and responsibilities. • Injecting SEO modifications into websites and improving the social presence of brands. • Art Directing TV spots and photo shoots. • Training interns and design coaching.
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