Digital Marketing & Creative Design


Nick Valdivia is a marketing communications design specialist with a Bachelor's degree in Advertising and experience in print, web, packaging, social media, advertising, and video. He has eight years of graphic design work experience, five years of web design experience, and is experienced with copywriting, media planning, photography, production management, and more. His tools include the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, AfterEffects), HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, Wordpress, Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and PowerPoint. His experience includes working in-house graphic design positions for two marketing/communications firms, LAGRANT Communications and Global Creative Studios, and five other companies, as well as multiple design and marketing related volunteer/pro-bono positions.

Nick is best suited for roles such as Art Director, Creative Services Coordinator, Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Marketing Coordinator, Digital Marketing Specialist, and Advertising & Promotions Manager.


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The Art Institute of California

Graphic Designer - Jul '16 to Mar '17 - North Hollywood, CA

Produced digital and print communications materials for the Academic Affairs Department. Projects include event flyers and signage, social media graphics, collateral for campus beautification project, and printing/framing artwork on campus, and presentations.

Graphic Designer - Apr '14 to Jul '16 - Santa Monica, CA

Produced print and digital communications materials for the Student Affairs Department. Projects include event flyers and signage, social media graphics, graduation booklets and tickets, logo design for campus restaurant, and printing/framing artwork on campus.

Print Shop Attendant - Oct '14 to Apr '14 - Santa Monica, CA

Provided copy, color, and large format printing services to students, faculty, and staff. Troubleshooting and light maintenance of printers. Customer-facing order fulfillment and payment transactions. Artwork check and pre-press formatting for print.

The Harbinger LA Magazine

Advertising Director (Pro-Bono) - Oct '14 to Mar '15 - Santa Monica, CA

Planned and executed advertising strategies and policies. Sold ad space to local business. Designed advertising and editorial layouts. Coordinated with design team on art direction and style guide of magazine. Managed production schedule. Sourced vendor for magazine printing and placed purchase order for magazines.

LAGRANT Communications

Graphic Design Intern - May '14 to Sep '14 - Los Angeles, CA

Produced print and digital communications materials for campaigns and presentations. Projects Include flyers, social media graphics, media kits, infographics, brochures, presentations, and more. Rebranded sister organization, The LAGRANT Foundation, and designed new corporate identity collateral.

Global Creative Studios

Designer / Manager - Feb '13 to Jan '14 - Tarzana, CA

Assisted senior web developers with frontend web design and coding, graphic design, email design, and Wordpress development. Developed desktop and mobile-friendly website designs and layouts.

Designed graphics for print and digital media including e-mail, social media, business cards, postcards, hang tags, apparel, promotional items, billboards, packaging, advertising and more. Managed design projects from start-to-finish and oversaw a junior graphic designer. Order processing print jobs from clients to vendors, and shipping/receiving print jobs from vendors to clients.

SolidBond inc.

Production Designer - Nov '09 to Aug '10 - Sylmar, CA

Production artists designing custom graphics for silk screen printing on shirts and other apparel. Pre-press artwork formatting and film printing for production.

Mediaskare Records

Graphic Design Intern - Sep '09 to Mar '10 - North Hollywood, CA

Assistant to the Creative Director, helping to create artwork for albums, t-shirts, digital graphics, and marketing material for the label's artists. Social media graphics production and light HTML and CSS coding.

Independant Contracting / Freelance

Digital Marketing & Creative Design Services - Sep '09 to Present - Los Angeles, CA

Freelance creative services such as: graphic design for digital, print, promotional, marketing and more; website design, e-commerce, banner ads, email design; branding, logo design, corporate identity packages, brand guidelines; copywriting, photography, social media, presentations, packaging, UX, and more.

Freelance marketing services such as: strategic planning and brand strategy, media planning and buying, creative planning and development, search engine optimization, traditional and digital advertising, ppc, market research, social media marketing, and more.



Los Angeles, California USA

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