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Pedro SORTO

Graphic Designer, Visual Communicator, and Art Educator www.atriptomymind.wordpress.com • www.be.net/pedrosorto • online portfolio pedrosorto@gmail.com • +32 488 43 86 40 • 11 Rue Victor Lefèvre, Schaerbeek, 1030, Brussels, Belgium EDUCATION 2010-2012

Master's degree in Art and Visual Culture Education

Tucson, USA

University of Arizona

Main subjects: Digital Illustration, Printmaking, Curriculum Design, Community Art Education.

2005

Potgraduate degree in Design and Innovation

Madrid, Spain

AECI / Carolina Foundation

Main subjects: Editorial Design, Visual Communication, Branding, Innovation and Development.

1997-2001

Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design

S.S., El Salvador

Matias Delgado University

Main subjects: Illustration, Advertising Design, Packaging Design, Branding, Signage Design, Editorial Design.

WORK EXPERIENCE 2013 (Oct-Current)

AKKRO Media

Graphic Designer

Charleroi, Belgium

Branding creator and Graphic Designer for several enterprises and organizations in the Wallonia Region. Internship as part of the program “Immersion Linguistique dans une Entreprise” from Bruxelles Formation.

2012 (6 months)

ADN Branding

Creative Director

San Salvador, El Salvador

Director of the creative department (5 employees). Development of visual branding and strategic campaigns for SME. In charge of complete processes, from naming to implementation.

2012 (6 months)

Matias Delgado University

Professor

San Salvador, El Salvador

Professor and curriculum designer for the subjects: Principles of Design and Digital Techniques for first year students in the career of Interior Architecture at the School of Architecture.

2012 (6 months)

University of Arizona

Teaching Assistant

Tucson, USA

Teaching Assistant in the undergraduate course: Exploring Art and Visual Culture.

2006-2010 (4 years)

Ogilvy El Salvador - Advertising

Art Director

San Salvador, El Salvador

Designer for the brands Puma, Unilever, Huggies, Pilsener, MD, Bocadeli, Libras de Amor, among others.

2005 (3 months)

Celma&Durán - Visual Communication

Graphic Designer

Barcelona, Spain

Professional exchange program. Works made in the areas of Editorial Design and Visual Communication.

2003-2006 (3 years)

DDB El Salvador – Advertising

Art Director

San Salvador, El Salvador

Designer for the brands Telecom, McDonald’s, Toyota, Johnnie Walker, among others.

2002-2003 (1 year)

McCann Erickson El Salvador - Advertising Graphic Designer

San Salvador, El Salvador

Designer for the brands Coca Cola, Sprite, Fanta, among others.

TECHNICAL SKILLS Software

Power Point, Word, Imovie

Design Software

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Freehand (Mac and PC)

Art Media

Dry and wet techniques, Illustration (Traditional and Digital), Photography, Printmaking, Video

LANGUAGES Spanish, native English, fluent

IB TOEFL Test (grade: 98) + Colorado State University + 2 years of of master studies in Arizona, USA

French, B1

Alliance Française (El Salvador) + Stralang Academy (Strasbourg, France) + Univeristy of Arizona (USA)

AWARDS AND HONORS 2012

Featured artist Trickhouse Live, an art series at Casa Libre en la Solana

Tucson, USA

2012

Participant in the AVCE Art Exhibition (Lionel Rombach Gallery)

Tucson, USA

2010-2012

Fulbright Scholarship for the Master of Art at University of Arizona

Tucson, USA

2007

Award of the Istituto Europeo di Design in the area of Packaging Design

Milan, Italy

2005

Scholarship from Carolina Fundation (Course: Design and Innovation)

Barcelona/Madrid, Spain

2002

Best average grade diploma in Graphic Design at Matias Delgado University

San Salvador, El Salvador

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