Designer with a Master’s Degree and over seven years of experience working for publishing companies, agencies and communication teams in Canada, Ireland and Australia. Detail-oriented and with strong layout skills, I am especially interested in editorial and communication design.
Work experience

Graphic Designer
Urban Strategies
Toronto (Canada) | Apr. 2019-Apr. 2020
As part of the communication and business development team of this urban planning and design consultancy, I worked on projects such as reports, presentations, social media promotions and infographics.

Graphic Designer
Eckler
Toronto (Canada) | Oct. 2016-Apr. 2019
Designed numerous print and digital employee communication materials on benefit and pension plans, and collaborated with staff from other departments and offices, as well as external providers.

Freelance Production Designer
Anomaly
Toronto (Canada) | Aug. 2016-Oct. 2016
In this advertising agency, I produced and resized digital and print campaigns and created ready-to-print files.

Graphic Designer
Harmonia
County Dublin (Ireland) | May 2015-Dec. 2015
At the time the largest magazine company in Ireland, I combined design/layout tasks for Irish Tatler Man, Food & Wine and Irish Tatler with creating advertisements and promotional materials.

Graphic Designer
Zahra Media Group
County Wicklow (Ireland) | May 2014-Apr. 2015
Balanced the design of magazines, both consumer (Xposé, Easy Food, Easy Parenting) and custom titles (Be Well for MSD, Lidl News), with the creation of advertising materials, presentations and branding, as well as the design of the website of the National Parenting Product Awards.

Graphic Designer
Chill Media
Oakville (Canada) | Nov. 2012-Nov. 2013
Combined layout and photo retouching tasks for Chill and Golf Canada magazines with multiple projects in print and digital formats.

Graphic Design Intern
Reborn
Sydney (Australia) | May 2011-Oct. 2011
Collaborated on digital projects for clients such as Biotherm and Revlon.

Journalism Intern - Culture
Diario ABC
Barcelona (Spain) | Oct. 2008-Jan. 2009
Wrote features, conducted interviews and covered cultural events.

Education
Degrees and certificates
Digital Media Skills Certificate
Continuing Studies, OCAD University
Toronto (Canada) | 2020

Master's Degree in Graphic Design
Elisava School of Design and Engineering - Pompeu Fabra University
Barcelona (Spain) | 2009-2010

Licentiate's Degree in Journalism
Autonomous University of Barcelona
Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona (Spain) | 2005-2009

Other courses
Introduction to Visual Analytics
Continuing Studies, OCAD University
Toronto (Canada) | 2020

Spain | 2020
Distance course

Intermediate User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) Design
Continuing Studies, OCAD University
Toronto (Canada) | 2020

Introduction to Adobe After Effects
Continuing Studies, OCAD University
Toronto (Canada) | 2020

Introduction to User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) Design
Continuing Studies, OCAD University
Toronto (Canada) | 2020

Introduction to Video Editing
Continuing Studies, OCAD University
Toronto (Canada) | 2019

How to Make Accessible PDF Documents
Accessibility Services Canada
Toronto (Canada) | 2019

Accessible InDesign Documents
Accessibility Services Canada
Toronto (Canada) | 2019

Image Manipulation with Photoshop
Pompeu Fabra University
Barcelona (Spain) | 2008

Decoration and Interior Styling
Istituto Europeo di Design
Madrid (Spain) | 2008

Make Your Own Website. Initiation
Autonomous University of Barcelona
Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona (Spain) | 2007

Press Design and Desktop Publishing
Pompeu Fabra University
Barcelona (Spain) | 2007

Computer skills
Operating systems: macOS 10.15 Catalina, macOS 10.14 Mojave, macOS 10.13 High Sierra
Adobe Creative Cloud: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, XD, Premiere Pro, After Effects
Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel
Apple: Keynote, Mail, Pages
Access for all: PDF Accessibility Checker (PAC 3)
Languages
English: Fluent (more than seven years working in English and ten years living in English-speaking countries)
Spanish: Fluent (native speaker)
French: Intermediate (with experience designing materials with content in the French language)

Language certificates
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - General Training | 2015
Overall Band Score: 8.0
Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) Level: C1

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Internet-based Test (iBT) | 2015
Total score: 103

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) | 2012
Grade: B
Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) Level: C1

First Accreditation of Knowledge of the French Language | 2008
School of Modern Languages - University of Barcelona
Barcelona (Spain)


Language courses
French
Courses A2.2-A2.6 and Conversation A2
Alliance Française
Toronto (Canada) | 2017-2018

Swedish as a Foreign Language, Level 1 (A1)
Folkuniversitetet
Lund (Sweden) | 2017
Distance course

General English at Advanced Level (C1) and Cambridge Preparation
Centre for English Teaching - The University of Sydney
Sydney (Australia) | 2011

Intensive General English (including IELTS preparation and International Business English)
English Language Company
Sydney (Australia) | 2010-2011

Intensive English
EF International School of English
Auckland (New Zealand) | 2009

French - Level 3
School of Modern Languages - University of Barcelona
Barcelona (Spain) | 2007-2008

French - Level 2
School of Modern Languages - University of Barcelona
Barcelona (Spain) | 2006-2007

Work authorization
European Union/European Economic Area
Canada
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