Designer with a Master's Degree in Graphic Design from Elisava/Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain) and a recently completed Certificate in Digital Media Skills from OCAD University (Toronto, Canada). I have over seven years of experience working for publishing/media companies, agencies and communication teams in the European Union, Canada and Australia. Detail-oriented and with strong layout skills, I'm passionate about editorial and communication design.
Work experience
Graphic & Web Designer
Devoteam
Windhof (Luxembourg) | Mar. 2021-Present​​​​​​​
As a Graphic and Web Designer at Devoteam, a player of Digital Transformation for leading organizations across EMEA, I create visual concepts to communicate ideas that inspire, inform and captivate Devoteam's audiences.
Some of the deliverables I work on include white papers, website banners, social media animations and corporate reports. My responsibilities in this role also include managing a design trainee and ensuring that the various internal and external communications created follow Devoteam's brand guidelines.

Graphic Designer
Urban Strategies
Toronto (Canada) Apr. 2019-Apr. 2020
As part of this urban planning and design consultancy's communication and business development team, I worked on projects for external clients and designed company-branded communication materials.
Some examples of my work included laying out reports, proposals, and project sheets. I also created accessible documents, infographics, advertisements, postcards, and InDesign and PowerPoint templates. Furthermore, I was responsible for creating banners for social media and images for posts on Urban Strategies' LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts.

Graphic Designer
Eckler
Toronto (Canada) | Oct. 2016-Apr. 2019
During my time at Eckler, Canada's largest independent actuarial consulting firm, I was part of its communication practice. My responsibilities included designing several employee communication materials on benefit and pension plans and creating advertising and business development materials.
As part of this role, I collaborated with staff from other departments and offices and external providers.
Some examples of deliverables for external clients I worked on included newsletters, annual reports and benefits guides (digital PDFs and print versions), e-blasts, websites, presentations, posters, and total rewards statements.
Furthermore, I was also involved in the design of company-branded deliverables, including advertisements, thought leadership documents, PowerPoint and Microsoft Word templates, retractable banners and other signage for company events, and banners and images for Eckler's social media accounts (LinkedIn, Twitter).

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 for various consumer brands.

Graphic Designer
Harmonia
County Dublin (Ireland) | May 2015-Dec. 2015
At the largest consumer magazine publisher 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, including consumer (XposéEasy FoodEasy 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 and product guide 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: media packs/sell sheets, banners and landing pages for Chill's website, e-blasts, and advertising for external clients.

Graphic Design Intern
Reborn
Sydney (Australia) | May 2011-Oct. 2011
During my internship at this digital agency, I collaborated on digital projects (EDMs, online advertising, landing pages, social media) for clients such as Almay, Biotherm, Habitat for Humanity, Lancôme, 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) | 2019-2020

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
Web Design with HTML5 + CSS (Introductory course)
Fundación Telefónica
Spain (Distance course) | 2020

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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