My name is Jose. A Graphic Designer and Illustrator currently in the Bay Area doing freelance work. Experience in Print Design, Photography, E-Mail Design, Marketing and Brand Redesign. Below are some of my works with past clients/jobs. Please enjoy!
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Held a position at Apple as a Design Assistant for a 1.5 years in the Video Production side of Apple. Worked alongside Producers, Directors, Designers and Marketing Creators. If interested in learning more about what I did at Apple. Please contact me.
Apple's newest campaign in 2018 was introducing the new 9.7 inch iPad that supports the Apple Pencil. The challenge here was to help the design team create illustrations that showcase the Apple Pencil's capabilities with the new iPad using the Keynote and Numbers apps.
The way I approached this was different from Apples normal approaches when designing things. I printed out all the approved slides from Numbers and Keynote and used Sharpies, Pens, and White out to roughly sketch out ideas to show producers.
I worked at Cogswell College whilst being a student. I worked under the Creative Service Director as a Jr. Graphic Designer for 3 years. I have built up a big repertoire of experience during my time here from Print to E-Mail Marketing.
The College had an outdated viewbook and needed a new one to give to prospective students.
Based on the current branding, I updated the viewbook to be in line with our new guidelines. I updated content, images and pages to contain new, relevant information.
The viewbook is in its final stages of approval and it will be available for download on the College’s website in April 2016.
Cogswell Brand Re-Design
Cogswell desperately needed a fresh, new look to their brand. They also needed one-page printed flyers to describe and sell each degree program.
I created a new style guide that added more color and images. This guide serves as a template for all degree programs including print and online collateral. I also implemented a specific color scheme for all programs.
Each degree program has a colorful flyer that distinguishes it from the other programs, yet all pieces maintain a consistent feel. Also, each page is stepped by 1/4″ so that when the printed pages are laid on top of each other, each program page appears as a tabbed color bar. The new brand has been recognized by the Board of Trustees as being “transformational” and “outstanding”.
Create email campaigns that target prospective students.
Several times a month, for the last 6 years, I have been sending out email campaigns that target our demographic. I have discovered that the best days for sending emails are Wednesdays and Tuesdays. For our audience, the best time is at 12:30 pm or 5:30 pm. Early mornings have a decent response as well.
By sending out emails at the right days and times, with subjects that interest our audience and reminders as to why they are receiving the email, I am able to achieve upwards of a 35% open rate.
Cogswell College had various clubs and events happening all around. As the Jr. Graphic Designer I took first hand reigns at designing and curating content for promotional posters.
I created various sketches and delivered various compositions of poster designs, followed guidelines that they wanted to assure I kept.
In the end, all feedback was taken and produced posters and print work the clients were happy with.
Social Media Sliders
As news, student projects, events and programs are announced, Cogswell needs slider images that get users attention and get them to click through to the article, event RSVP page, or pages on our site. I design these slider images for the homepage.
Every month, I design a new Open House slider. I also create new sliders for exciting campus news. These images are linked to news articles or pages within our site to drive people through the site and enable the user to know more about Cogswell.
The sliders are constantly updated with new and exciting information which brings users back to the site. Because the slider is one of the most clicked features on the main page, it is incredibly important the images are high-quality and attractive.