MY CREATIVE IMPRINT

“Portfolios don’t matter. You hire the person, not the portfolio. Your portfolio demonstrates what you already know, not your potential for learning, adapting and growing.” 

- Erik Spiekerman


ABOUT

Possessing 8+ years of experience in graphic design, lifestyle based apparel design, product development, and brand marketing. 

Adrian Garcia is a well-rounded and multi-faceted creative professional who is comfortable with balancing a consistent workload while consistently thinking outside the box to create fresh new concepts. His attention to details, excellent planning and organizational skills, strong analytical mindset, strives under pressure, and successful at independently executing various projects within confined deadlines makes him a fun person to work with. He runs around with ambiguity, and enjoys collaborations and not afraid to speak up with creative ideas within the organization/company. 

Adrian have built a career in a variety of roles and industries; either for a big or small companies where he was not just the designer but also an apparel design director, creative director, owning his own brand and also a marketing guru. He's not only used to wearing many hats, he sincerely admire it; he thrive in an environment where organization/company, and teamwork are involve.

EDUCATION & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

THE ART INSTITUTE OF CALIFORNIA - OC

Bachelor of Science in Graphic & Web Design (2013-2016)

THE ART INSTITUTE OF CALIFORNIA - OC

Deans Honor Roll (2014-2016) / GPA: 3.8

North Orange County Regional Occupational Program

Outstanding Overall Student in Visual Communication (2011-2012)

CREATIVE SERVICES

  • Graphic Design

  • Apparel Design

  • Product Development

  • Brand Development

  • Concept Development

  • Logo Development

  • Merchandising Design

  • Collateral Design

  • Visual Merchandising

  • Research & Analytics

  • Marketing Management

  • Strategic Planning & Research

  • Social Media Strategy & Execution

LANGUAGES

English - Native or bilingual proficiency

Tagalog - Native or bilingual proficiency

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Adobe InDesign

  • Adobe After Effects

  • Adobe Lightroom

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Microsoft Word

  • Leadership

  • Organization

  • Communication

  • Product Management

  • People Management

  • Product Development

  • Requirements Analysis

  • Pricing and Planning

  • Competitive Analysis

  • Sales Planning

  • Inventory Control

  • Financial Planning Strategy






 

EXPERIENCE

THE WALT DISNEY CO.

Parade Operations Specialist

(June 2017 - Present)

Responsible on operating the entertainment floats onstage/backstage, loading and unloading performers on floats, and assisting with entertainment props. Also operates different types of lifts such as: boom lifts both for onstage/backstage duties that includes setting up and striking off scenic elements for special events and seasonal events all throughout the resort.

Current Project:

  • A Christmas Fantasy Parade (2018) - Entertainment Float Operator / Crew Member

Project History:

  • Frightfully Fun Parade (2018) - Entertainment Float Operator / Crew Member

  • Pixar Play Parade (2018) - Entertainment Float Operator / Crew Member

  • Tech Service (Holiday 2017) - Scenic Strikeout Crew Member

  • A Christmas Fantasy Parade (2017) - Entertainment Float Operator / Crew Member

  • Mickey's Soundsational Parade (2017) - Entertainment Float Operator / Crew Member

  • Main Street Electrical Parade (2017) - Entertainment Float Operator / Crew Member

Skills:

Leadership, Organization, and Excellent Communication Skills.

FOCAL.BRAND

Founder/Creative Director

(October 2014 - Present)

Creating line sheets, manages cut and sew garments, and creating tech packs for all the seasonal collections that the company produces. Also assists marketing strategies with the creative marketing team to fulfill the brand heritage and contribute to all of our consumers and buyers. Lastly, manages the e-commerce website by personally taking product shots for the online shop and maintain the websites needs.

Technical Skills:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Lightroom, Photography, Excel, and Word.

Lifted Research Group Clothing (LRG)

Product Development Manager

(September 2017 - July 2018)

Develops products by identifying potential products, conducting market research, generating product requirements, determining specifications, production timetables, pricing, and time-integrated plans for product introduction, and developing marketing strategies.

Technical Skills: 
Product Management, People Management, Understanding the Customer, Product Development, Requirements Analysis, Pricing, Planning, Competitive Analysis, Sales Planning, Inventory Control, Financial Planning, Strategy, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Lightroom, Photography, Excel, and Word.

AMAZON.COM

Ambassador Associate

(October 2017 - December 2017)

Leading associates and train them on how to build a great workplace for themselves and for others. Also responsible on educating the associates on how to be safety driven all throughout the whole fulfillment facility. So in the end, they can personally become successful with their own craft.

Skills: 
Leadership, Organization, and Excellent Communication Skills.

THE WALT DISNEY CO.

Attractions / Show Operations

(September 2016 - June 2017)

Responsible for operating attractions and supervising entertainment shows such as: parades, pyro shows, and guest interactions all throughout the park. My main goal is to create the Disney magic for every single guests that visits the park and provide the best service that they can experience and remember it for the rest of their lives.

Skills: Leadership, Organization, and Excellent Communication Skills.

CROOKS & CASTLES

Apparel Technical Designer

(October 2014 - May 2017)

Responsible on planning, initiate and oversee all aspects of garment making process from design hand-off to production through import and domestic vendors for seasonal and monthly collections of multiple brands. Also responsible on creating garment techpacks and spec sheets for all seasonal lines. Making sure to maintain and track all stages of samples through to production and conduct fittings with design teams and devise solutions to achieve products weekly goals.

Technical Skills:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Lightroom, Photography, Excel, and Word.

THE CREATIVE GROUP

Graphic Designer

(November 2016 - April 2017)

Responsible on creating visual concepts, by hand or using computer software, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate consumers. Also develops the overall layout and production design process for advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

Technical Skills: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Lightroom, Photography, Excel, and Word.

THE WEST WING LONG BEACH/HAWAII

Apparel Design Director

(October 2013 - August 2016)

Creating line sheets, manages cut and sew garments, and creating tech packs for all the seasonal collections that the company produced. Also assists marketing strategies with the creative marketing team to fulfill the brand heritage and contribute to all of our consumers and buyers. Lastly, managed the e-commerce website by personally taking product shots for the online shop and maintain the websites needs.

Technical Skills: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Lightroom, Photography, Excel, and Word.

ATTIC - BUENA PARK

Brand Marketing

(August 2010 - June 2014)

Attic is a top source for premium street fashion and footwear with 3 brick and mortar locations, online shop and an in-house brand. Responsible on promoting the products and identity of the company on past/present highly competitive fashion marketplace. My duties include increasing market share, maximizing sales, creating a lasting impression among audiences, and coordinating advertising and creating marketing campaigns.

Skills: Leadership, Business Acumen, Sales Orientation, Organization, Excellent Communication Skills and Creativity.

BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS

Sales Associate

(October 2012 - January 2014)

Responsible for having a great customer service to sell products to the consumers and buyers. I was also responsible on stocking our products and shoes back to the right places from different areas of the whole store and also clean other various places throughout the store.

Skills: Leadership, Organization, and Excellent Communication Skills.

Assisted marketing team using different social platforms as a tool to use for spreading the word on the articles that the magazine was publishing.

Skills: Leadership, Organization, and Excellent Communication Skills.

THE 5TH ELEMENT MAGAZINE

Intern

(June 2013 - October 2013)

Assisted marketing team using different social platforms as a tool to use for spreading the word on the articles that the magazine was publishing.

Skills: Leadership, Organization, and Excellent Communication Skills.


DIGITAL PORTFOLIO


BRAND & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT


LOGOS


PHOTO EDITING


VISUAL CONCEPT DESIGN


WHY I DO, WHAT I DO

"Adrian is driven by the desire to see others achieve. Because of his caring heart, he is always reading and listening to things that will allow him to gain more insight into the human psyche. As he gains more wisdom, he wants to share. He understands everyone is significant and he does his part to help them recognize it. It is an incredible characteristic and I am honored to have him in my life. Continue to enjoy the journey."

- Ron Simplified Myers

"Adrian is everything but the status quo. Adrian is the person that doesn’t think about how the things are, but rather how they could be. He’s a life long learner, looking to learn about things bigger than himself. Striving to be enlightened while taking others with him on the path to enlightenment. What I love about him most is his positivity and his encouragement for you to be the best person you can be."

- Art Montoya

"What I see and understand with Adrian is that his undeniable need to inspire and motivate others. Whether it’s thru his intense, yet humbling and motivational one on one conversations, that goofy laugh of his or just living fearless in the moment... he has that gift that lifts people to new heights. I mean, I type this while I’m in Flagstaff because we had such a powerful and meaningful conversation. It literally saved and changed my life. And now I have and see opportunities I never knew possible. All because of him I believed in the human spirit and that we’re stronger when we’re serving to our fullest potential and living our life with purpose. That’s all the difference it takes."

- Aaron Stevenson

"Adrian is an exceptional individual, student, artist and a professional. I would strongly recommend Adrian to anyone, not only because of his amazing creative talents, but also because of his drive, dedication and his passion for graphic design and his career. He has an innate entrepreneurial spirit and he is willing to work hard to achieve his goals that he sets for himself. I have had the pleasure of meeting him and helping him as his admissions advisor and I was thoroughly impressed by his professionalism and his hard work ethic. As a student on campus, he is a social butterfly and I see him often inspiring those around him just by his interaction with others and the way that he shows his passion for what he loves to do. I am truly excited to see all the great things he will achieve with his career and otherwise!"

- Yuri Choi


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