MARIA CANDELARIA DAUGS

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MARIA CANDELARIA DAUGS

CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL

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 15 years in the graphic design and multimedia field for large government consulting firms, performing arts non-profit, 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, 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.

 

EDUCATION

SKILLS

2007 / George Mason University • Master of Arts

Art & Visual Technology - Digital Art

Adobe Creative Cloud

95%

2001 / George Mason University • Bachelor of Arts

Studio Art - Computer Graphics

Print

99%

EXPERIENCE

Branding

95%

2014 - Present / The Health Journal • Art Director

Publication Design, Art Direction, Advertising, Branding, Web

Art Direction

65%

2011 - 2014 / The Virginia Opera • Graphic Designer

Advertising, Branding, Print Collateral, Playbills,  Web Maintenance

Motion/Video

65%

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

Web/Interactive

55%

Project Management

90%

Concept Development

65%

2000- 2000 / Dyncorp • Graphic Design Intern

Filing, Administrative Duties

Proofing/Copywriting

50%

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