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Alwyn Velasquez

Creative manager/instructor/designer

Cambridge, 02140, United States

Skills

Management

Design

Project Management

Prototyping

About

Creative manager, analytical thinker, problem-solver, instructor, designer—highly involved in social media, dedicated to mentoring and team building as a way to define and produce better products and client services. Actively engages people within corporate, networking, and social circles to improve working and interpersonal relationships while working within technical and creative groups developing B2B and B2C products and services.

Education

Lesley University

Management , Management

May 1995 - May 1995

Massachusetts College of Art

Graphic Design , Graphic Design

May 1985 - May 1985

Rindge Technical

May 1977 - May 1977

Experience

Senior Designer

Pearson , Boston

January 2010 - April 2011

• Built photographer network covering Spain, Spanish Caribbean, Central and South America; drafted contractual agreements, fee structure and photoshoot specifications. Network model is the basis of networks deployed on Math (online) and Social Studies (print) projects. Benefit: 80% deferment of travel and shipping costs; all image rights owned by company

Design Project Manager

Pearson , Boston

January 2008 - January 2010

• Directed prototyping, product definition and development for Spanish language leader Realidades, streamlining prototyping process—reducing development time by 30%

Adjunct Instructor

Boston University , Boston

September 2006 - May 2008

• Taught design, production, typography, copyright, photography and illustration through in-class assignments and projects to students interested in migrating to publishing careers • Schooled students in the use of Adobe InDesign (PC) to a high level of proficiency

Designer II (Temporary to Permanent)

Pearson , Boston

February 2006 - January 2008

• Project lead on print products in varied disciplines including highly successful California Math product

Freelance Senior Designer (6 month contract)

Vista Higher Learning , Boston

June 2005 - December 2005

• Designer, photo researcher and Spanish-speaking first point of contact with museums, trusts and government agencies securing art and photo reproduction permissions for industry leading Spanish-language Imagina

Freelance Senior Designer (6 month contract)

Aptara (formerly Techbooks/GTS) , Boston

January 2005 - January 2006

• Features, formats and graphic elements designer on several education products

Adjunct Instructor

Emerson College , Boston

January 2005 - January 2007

• Capstone project advisor responsible for teaching non-designers QuarkXPress, design and production principles and best practices; monitored design and layout progress; guided magazine and book projects to final completion to satisfy program requirements for student certification.

Production Manager

Baseline Development Group , Boston

November 2004 - August 2005

• Recruited, hired and supervised all design staff; handled project budgeting and estimating • Engineered all project planning, managed production, implemented workflow and reviewed all product development stages

Adjunct Instructor

Lasell College , Newton

September 2004 - May 2005

• Taught an in-depth typography course to undergraduate design students

Production Designer (Temporary to Permanent)

Brown Publishing Network , Wellesley

January 2002 - January 2004

• Managed redesign and repositioning of company website; developed protocols and procedures for scalability and website updates • Company intranet design lead; authored proposal for intranet development and build-out

Senior Designer

Publicom, Inc. , Cambridge

January 2001 - January 2002

• Prototyped and designed Houghton Mifflin’s World Cultures and Geography product

Workplace personality

100+

Company Size

12

Day Length

25+

Team Size

Loud

Noise Level

Formal

Dress Code

Benefits

Gym

Cafeteria

N/A

Commute

Paid Vacation

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