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HONORS/EXHIBITIONS/COLLABORATIONS GRAPHIC CREATIVE (507) 6674-0987 jorgealemanb@gmail.com

EDUCATION B.F.A in Graphic Design from the Savannah College of Art & Design 1999 - 2003

WORK EXPERIENCE Art Director/Creative Director/Principal at freelance practice 2009 - 2012 - Panama During my three years running a complete service Graphic Design studio, I have had the opportunity to work on a broad range of projects. Design jobs ranging from: custom logos/brand identity for local companies, book and editorial design, exhibition and event design, local and international advertising campaigns, photography and creative consulting services. Art Director at MEGA Publicidad 2007 - 2009 As Art Director for a small advertising agency with big clients I ran and directed an art department of 1 senior and 2 junior designers. My main responsibilities as Art DIrector were to produce consistently high quality graphic design, promote efficient teamwork and quality work and creatively implement client brand guidelines in campaigns. My biggest acomplishments were creatinng and collaborating in social campaigns for client’s such as: Banco General and Hospital del Niño. Graphic Designer at BB&M Publicidad 2004 - 2007 Working for one of the biggest Advertising Agencies in Panama, proved to be a second University. Daily worflow ranged from simple one page ads to full fledged advertising and branding campaigns. I quickly gained experience handling multiple jobs and pushing forward projects from conception to production. Graphic Designer at Publiciatro 2003 My first job, fresh out of college. I polished my work experience from previous internship opportunities and started applying my newly aquired graphic design skills. Worked on and published my first Advertsing Graphic Arts.

PROFICIENCIES

FESTIVAL ABIERTO 2012 Organizer/Core Member/Creative Director

CONCEPTUALIZING

PANAMA KARATE CUP 2011 International Martial Arts Event Organizer /Graphic Designer

PHOTOGRAPHY

COMMUNICATION STRATEGY

PANAMA KARATE CUP 2010 International Martial Arts Event Organizer /Graphic Designer

RESEARCH

PANAMA GRAFICO 2009 Organizer/Core Group /Grafistmo Exhibit Director

EDITIORIAL LAYOUT BRAND IDENTITY

PANAMA GRAFICO 2006 Upcomming Designers Exhibit FInalist /Destructive Evolution

ILLUSTRATION

TYPOGRAPHY VISUAL COMPOSITION

CERVANTINE FESTIVAL EXHIBITION Destructive Evolution Digital Print TOBACCO AWARNESS CAMPAIGN Finalist. Piece was Shown in Cinemas throughout the State of Georgia FAR FROM HOME EXHIBITION Photography Series for International Students Exhibition

SKILLS

CRITICAL THINKING

SKETCHING & DRAWING

GOOGLE SKETCHUP

ORGANIZATIONS Fundación ParqueArte/Vice President Abierto Corp. Shito-Ryu Genbu-Kai Karate International Asociación Panamá Gráfico

KEYNOTE iWork ADOBE LIGHTROOM ADOBE INDESIGN ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR


Grafistmo Exhibition Design Panamá Gráfico 2009 Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Research/Creativity/Art Direction /Graphic Design Exhibition for Panama Grafico 2009 Main Entrance Hall. The Exhibition had the goal of appealling to the nostalgia and collective memory by exhibiting six pieces containing Vernacular and Comercial graphic iconography from 1960’s - 1980’s Panama. Each of the six pieces created was the result of a five month process that started from idea to photographic and physical item research. Each piece exhibited measured 6 feet by 4 feet.


Destructive Evolution Digital Art Print for Exhibit/26” x 32” Cervantine Festival Universidad de Panamá 2005 Design Graphic illustration created for a collective exhibition. The piece was inspired by exploring the physical changes we as a species have had through evolution and comparing it to the physical changes in our living enviroments through human impact.


The Waters of Life Branding Aquaรงai 2010 Creativity/Writing/Art Direction/Design Branding Concept for local water company Aquaรงai. The water comes from a unique Artesian source. The concept was conceived from visiting the bottling facility, where the water is bottled at source, and the privately owned lush valley that surrounds it. The discovery that the five rivers that feed the source also support a lush ecosystem promted the concept and graphics.


Peninsula Zancadilla Book Design for Landscape Master Plan Pearl Island Group 2011 Creativity/Art Direction/Design The goal of this project was to design a high quality Coffee Table Book from the information contained in the Landscape Manual Provided by the Arquitects. Using the Photographs given by the client a dynamic and organic design solution was created. Blurring some of the images to create depth of field, the design of the title splash pages and the layout of the book itslef was inspired by the actual landscape design of the Community Development.


Ciudadano del Mundo Song by Carlos MĂŠndez, Poster Design for Art Exhibition Vortice Rocks 2011 Creativity/Illustration/Calligraphy /Art Direction/Design The Exhibition consisted of picking a song by a favorite musician and designing a Typographical Poster based on the song. The song by local artist Carlos MĂŠndez talks about a person who is constantly walking the world looking for those passing moments of inspiration.


Tradici贸n Contradicci贸n Social Poster Design Exhibit Panam谩 Gr谩fico 2009 Creativity/Illustration/Design Chosen poster for Social Poster Exhibit at Panama Grafico 2009. The piece is a commentary on how Pop Culture elements are permeating otherwise traditional crafts such as the Maskmaking of Diablicos Sucios.


Festival Abierto www.festivalabierto.com Festival Branding Multimedia/Panamรก 2012 Concept/Writing/Art Direction /Illustration/Design Creating a recognizable symbol and brand image that would unite a wide range of public and raise awareness about an upcomming free festival at the most important public park in the city, was the goal of this project. The public reacted very positively and the Festival was a huge success. A powerfull brand was created.


Polyphase Satellites for Stella Album Art for local band Polyphase, 2009 Concept/Art Direction/Illustration/Design A close collaborative project with the band. The initial sketches were drawn at the studio while songs were still being mixed and the name of the album was up in the air. Anything was possible. The connection of concepts between songs and events occuring around the band resulted in a mixed style that told a story and promoted curiosity.


Custom Logos Identity Design Lettering/Calligraphy Creating custom logos using traditional lettering/drawing methods and digital letter construction/design is one of my main disciplines. The result is, logos that have powerfull unique letter designs and memorable and playfull original symbols.


Animal Trafficking Proposed Campaign Mega Publicidad Panama 2008 Art Direction While working as Art Director at Mega Publicidad, the Creative Director met with me because we were approached by the Director of the Summit and asked if we could come up with a way to raise awareness that: Keeping exotic animals as pets, signifcantly reduces their life expectancy and promotes poaching and animal trafficking. The concept was to compare the “end of the story� for an exotic animal kept as a pet, to a Blockbuster Monster Movie where the monster usually ends up dead in the end.


The People First Cospae Conference Image and Design Invitation/Print Ads/Banners Panama 2011 Concept/Writing/Art Direction /Illustration/Design Client Cospae was sponsoring a conference by renown economist, Bernardo Kliksberg. Based on his latest book, it would point out the key elements in the new vision of Social Business Managent and CSR. The approach was to try to tell a brief story of the main themes expected at the conference.


Panama Karate Cup 2011 Tournament Image and Design Shito- Ryu Karate-Do Genbu-Kai Panama 2011 Illustration/Design Genbu-Kai Panama has hosted for two years in a row an International Karate event involving two days of Seminars and Tournament. As a student and organizer I have been responsible of designing the identity, promotional and communincation pieces for the event.

SEMINARIOS: ARBITRAJE BATTO-DO (espada) KARATE INVITADOS ESPECIALES MAESTRO THAN NGUYEN GENBU-KAI INTERNATIONAL MAESTRO EDGAR ALBAKIAN GENBU-KAI VENEZUELA MAESTRO ALBERTO PARIS GENBU-KAI COSTA RICA

PANAMA, REP. DE PANAMA GIMNASIO DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE PANAMA, CAMPUS HARMODIO ARIAS (CURUNDU) ORGANIZA:

GENBU-KAI PANAMA AVALA: Federaci贸n Paname帽a de Karate FEPAKA

Para Informaci贸n : Genbukai Panam谩 Karate Do, Sensei Stavros Costarangos genbukai.panama@gmail.com


Viajes Ejecutivos Branding and Promotional Campaign Revista K Panamรก 2011 Strategy/Concept/Writing/Art Direction /Illustration/Design For a local Travel Agency whose main business was corporate travel, the assignment was to create a Magazine campaign that would allow them to implement their Brand Identity. The Ads would have to maintain a corporate feel while also being able to promote vacational and recreational travel.


Sambú Darién Photo Assignment for Fundación Pro Niños de Darién Panama 2003 Photography 35 mm Exploration and real human contact are key elements that drive my creativity. I use photography as a medium that lets me be a spectator. Free of judgment my approach is simply to try to tell the story of what I see. For this assignment I was commisioned by Fundación Pro Niños de Darien to spend three days at remote community, Sambú and to bring back images that could be given away as presents to their main sponsors.


Curious Eye Photo Works Digital 2007-2011 Capturing the moment and seeing things from different perspectives.


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GRAPHIC CREATIVE (507) 6674-0987 jorgealemanb@gmail.com

JORGE ALEMÁN | Graphic Creative | Portfolio 2012  
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