Currently a designer for a Disaster Assessment and Recovery team for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. In this role I produce widely-used visual assets amongst the team, high-level documents, front and center presentations, and websites.
Before joining Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, I assisted with all visual media for IT operations at USAA. I also utilized my design services for a top-rated tech start up in San Antonio reach record leads and sales.
I am Art Institute of San Antonio alumni where I received my BFA in Graphic Design. Whenever creative juices aren't flowing, my wife and I enjoy all kinds of films and tend to go on adventures with our dogs, Kida and Milo.
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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Graphic Designer II
November 2019 – Present
Supported urban planning efforts and green infrastructure teams by producing event outreach, training documents, and consistently managed online content and SEO. Optimized web page code in WordPress to follow in accordance with front-end web guidance and AA-AAA compliance. Provided communication graphics for printed collateral, web pages, and presentations delivered to locally elected and appointed officials, as well as their communities. Created report sheets via analytical software or other third-party data sites. Improved the onboarding process for new team members by incorporating a resource packet with organizational charts, terminology documents, training sheets–as well as checklists and scheduled meetings available through Trello. Tasked with event photography that captured engagement among AgriLife Extension teammates, non-technical audiences, and key stakeholders with our mapping software. Closely supervised the development and performance of 4 student interns to bring their skills into alignment with design industry standards.
Parlevel Systems, Graphic Designer
January 2018 – November 2019
Established a startup company’s brand Visual Guidelines. Greatly improved the website, which contributed to record-level customer leads. Refined multiple presentations for each department. Developed a template widely used internally and externally by customers for sales pitches. Started a mockup toolkit for the Sales team to use without the need for custom artwork. Produced the User Interface for a newly released Kiosk model. Created printed material for events, logistics, sales, apps, and machine use. Enhanced the quality of videos with better graphics. Photographed flagship machines, markets, and parts. Saved hundreds of dollars by submitting final artwork before rush-order deadlines.
USAA, Creative Designer
October 2014 – October 2017
Designed 25 posters and infographics that conveyed the workflow of several IT departments. Contributed 73 icon designs to an official library and regularly updated it where icon ideas were lacking. Trained new team members —thoroughly explained the design process and resources. Assisted with presentations and documents for IT staff plus other executive groups. Anticipated the creative needs of the client and delivered before deadlines. Received multiple laudatory remarks from IT staff and directors.
The Art Institute of San Antonio, Print Center Organizer
March 2014 – September 2014
Surpassed all tasks that management required in a timely manner. Documented and repaired damaged printers on a daily basis and significantly increased printer availability. Trusted to train new print staff, create print signage, and produce print tutorials. Ensured all equipment worked properly and performed inventory checks with full accountability. Managed printer reservations among students and faculty.
College 411 Magazine, Design Developer
October 2013 – March 2014
Aided a local startup magazine's publicity and print readiness. Took charge in designing all future articles and advertisements for consistency. Boosted support by attending UTSA tailgates and other community events.
Gulf Development Inc. (Formerly Signtronix), Graphic Designer
March 2011 – September 2013
Completed over 100 signs for satisfied small-business owners. Mastered several creative software design programs. Acted as liaison between business owners, management, and the executive home office.
Brian Garcia Designs, Freelance Graphic Artist
January 2011 – Present
Involved in numerous projects for various clients including Southwest Children's Center, local churches, motivational speakers, restaurants, and much more. Specialized in various media from prints and merchandise, to high-level strategic discussions for branding and websites.