Name

Valeria Rodriguez

About

Valeria is a graphic artist equipped with vivid & cunning skills. From sketching ideas to digitizing them and bringing them to life.

Experience

Designer

Gannett Des Moines Design Studio, Des Moines, IA

As a Newspage Designer, I use cutting-edge design and technology to create visually effective and appealing print products that adhere to legal, ethical and quality standards.

I design newspaper pages for the newsrooms in a regional cluster, South Team: Louisiana and Arkansas publications. Currently, I work on Mountain Home, AK: Baxter Bulletin, Lafayette, LA: The Daily Advertiser, Shreveport, LA: The Times, Opelousas, LA: The Daily World, Shreveport, LA: Warrior and Monroe, LA: The News-Star.

I’ve worked on the Springfield NewsLeader, The Baxter Bulletin, Brandon Valley Challenger, Dell Rapids Tribune, Des Moines Register and the Sioux Falls Business Journal papers. In addition, I had the opportunity to design artistic graphics for USAT. My responsibilities consist of creating complex page designs and graphic elements and occasionally I produce interactive graphics.

Graphic Design intern

YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Chicago, IL

Designed print materials, including brochures, posters, logos, web graphics,
flyers, ads and various materials as needed.

Contributed ideas to enhance and improve existing print materials.

Revised drafts and worked with staff to ensure all branding standards were met.

Independent Contractor

Bottle & Bottega, Chicago, IL

Painted 5-7 pieces per week.

Specialties

  • Illustration
  • Print Publication Design
  • Advertising and Branding
  • Social Management

Skills

  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Dreamweaver
  • AfterEffects
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills
  • Fast Learner
  • Team Player
  • Independently Motivated
  • Critical Thinker
  • Proactive
  • Creative

Awards

Gannett Award of Excellence | Best News Design Gannett

Newseum Top 10 (International) Newseum.org

Please view Newseum section in portfolio for 2015 honors.

AP First Place for Graphic Design Arkansas Associated Press (Baxter Bulletin)

Newseum Top 10 (International) Newseum.org

Please view Newseum section in portfolio for 2014 honors.

Best of Category for the Paul Rand Inspired Layout Florida Print Awards

Award of Excellence for Spaces Magazine Florida Print Awards

Clients

  • Metropolitan Chicago YWCA
  • Splack Fitness Tallahassee
  • Heaven 1410AM Tallahasee

Education

BS Graphic Design | Minor in Photography

Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL