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Born

1980

Guatemala, Guatemala

Studied

2008

Lower East Side Printshop, New York, New York Silkscreening NTNU, Trondheim Norway. Exchange semester in packaging design and Design Process. Universidad Rafael Landivar (URL) Guatemala, Guatemala. Bachelor in Industrial Design URL, Diploma, Introduction to web design URL, Diploma, Fabric manufacture INTECAP, Guatemala, Guatemala diploma, Basic electricity. URL, Diploma, Introduction to ceramics URL, Diploma, Jewelry design

2004 - 2005 1998 - 2002 2001 2000 1999 1999 1998 Practice

2006 - 2008 2006 2005 2005 2004 - 2005 2004 - 2005

Industrial Designer - Diane Paparo Associates - New York, New York Feb - May - Industrial Design intern Make - Brooklyn, New York. Jul - Sept - Workshop facilitator - URL, Design without borders program Guatemala. Freelance Graphic Designer - Griffo Guatemala, Guatemala. Industrial Designer - Inventas - Trondheim, Norway. Freelance Illustrator - Under Dusken Magazine - Trondheim, Norway.

Other work

2002 - 2008

Freelance illustrator - various clients.

Exhibitions

2008

Aug - Sept - AWOL Gallery- Square Foot Show Toront, Canada - Group show. Jun - Jul - Art Gotham - Square Foot Show Soho, New York - Group show. Jul - Aug - BWAC - Summer Show 2007 Brooklyn, New York - Group show. Mar - Apr - Brooklyn Lyceum - Womanhouse too - Brooklyn, New York - Group show. Oct - Universidad Rafael Landivar - Design Breaking Barriers - Guatemala - Group show. Mar - Apr - Norskform Gallery - Design Breaking Barriers - Oslo, Norway - Group Jun - Jul - 3D Gallery - Cartoons in coasters

2008 2007 2006 2005 2005 2003 Publication of work • • • • • • • • •

Portfolio http://www.alebarahona.com Blanket Magazine http://www.blanketmagazine.com/index.html MAILMEART http://www.mailmeart.com/alejandra-barahona/ Graphic Paranoia http://www.graphicparanoia.com/ Deviantart http://www.alebara.deviantart.com/ Design Session http://www.students.sessions.edu/Alebara Fredskorpset http://www.fredskorpset.no/alebara Blog http://alebara.blogspot.com/ Creativario http://creativario.com

Computer knowledge: Proficient in: Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Vector Works Good knowledge of: Adobe Bridge Adobe Flash Adobe Dreamweaver Alias Maya


Description of duties

2006 - 2008

Industrial Designer Diane Paparo Associates - New York, NY - www.paparo.com - Successfully developed new layout for new line of products. - Consult and assist clients in design of furniture peaces. - Create elaborated contruction plans. - Select new materials and suppliers for products in development. - Coordinate in-house production to meet deadlines and controll quality of finished materials.

2006

Industrial Design Intern Make inc - Brooklyn, New York - www.makeinc.net - Brainstorm for new home decor products. - Handle graphic layout for portfolio. - Create layouts for client presentations.

2005

COFACILITATOR AND SUPERVISOR Design Without Borders Handcrafters workshop Universidad Rafael Landivar - Guatemala - Pioneered marketing strategies in areas with low resources. - Developed new techniques for teaching handcrafters how to design new products with additional value. - Assisted Handcrafters in design developments throughtout the workshop. - Gained extensive expertise in management and trouble shooting as an entrepeneur. - Generated 40% more of sales after the workshop.

2005

Freelance Graphic Designer (illustrator) Griffo - Guatemala, Guatemala - Generated a series of ten designs for their new t-shirt brand. - Proposed a marketing proposal to raise sales. - Selected type of fabrics and ink for silkscreening.

2004 - 2005

Industrial / Graphic Designer INVENTAS. AS. / Trondheim, Norway - Generated new brand image for new products - Incorporated new design strategies applying international markets. - Monitored communication and marketing efforts between American partners. - Extensive experience developing and implementing new design layouts for marketing. - Created a link between Guatemalan and Norwegian designs developing a new product with both influences.

2002 - 2004

Manager - Industrial / Graphic Designer 3D Cafe Galeria - Guatemala, Guatemala - Designed Image brand for the company. - In charge of all marketing, graphics and calendar of activities. - Generated product line to be sold at the Galery and managed other designers products to be integrated in the product line. - In control of daily activities for employees.

Languages: Proficient in: English Spanish Good knowledge of: French


Alejandra Barahona's CV 2008