MARIA CANDELARIA DAUGS
MARIA CANDELARIA DAUGS
I am an art director and senior designer who possesses a great passion for design, typography and white space. I strive to balance project management and client interaction. I have worked for over 18 years in the graphic design and interactive field for large government consulting firms, performing arts non-profit, marketing agencies, professional associations, publications, and individuals. Over the years, my responsibilities included creative direction, design and project management of print and electronic promotional materials, and brand identity creation. Also, I have been responsible for web site maintenance, publication design and production, post-production video editing, motion graphic compositing, social media management, and distance learning studio management.
I excel in both working independently, as well as in a large team environment. Striving to use my creativity, I utilize my skills to help meet each need. Hoping to take each idea to a new level, I work closely with the clients, creative/marketing directors, and designers to formulate the most sophisticated and effective design solution. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Graphics and a Masters in Digital Art from George Mason University. I have expertise in the Adobe Creative Cloud for all of my design projects.
Those who know me outside of work call me Mariecel, a childhood nickname that marries both my first and middle names, hence my web address. When I'm not designing, you can find me spending time with my beautiful son and husband, listening to an eclectic selection of music, or in the corner with my nose in a book. You can also find me in the kitchen baking and cooking, or attempting a DIY home project.
2007 / George Mason University • Master of Arts
Art & Visual Technology - Digital Art
Adobe Creative Cloud
2001 / George Mason University • Bachelor of Arts
Studio Art - Computer Graphics
2017 - Present / Waters & Bridgman Marketing • Senior Art Director
Print & Online Marketing/Advertising, Branding, Web Design
2014 - 2017 / The Health Journal • Art Director
Publication Design, Art Direction, Advertising, Branding, Web
2011 - 2014 / The Virginia Opera • Graphic Designer
Advertising, Branding, Print Collateral, Playbills, Web Maintenance
2006 - 2011 / NACUBO • Multimedia Producer
Webcast Studio Management, Motion Graphics, Video Editing, Flash Demonstrations, Web Maintenance, Branding
2001 - 2006 / Booz Allen Hamilton • Multimedia Lead/Sr. Designer
Branding, Advertising, Print, Video Editing, Motion Graphics, Multimedia, Publications, Web
2000- 2000 / Dyncorp • Graphic Design Intern
Filing, Administrative Duties
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