HELLO!

I’m Richard Escalante

Highly creative and multi-talented graphic designer & web designer with extensive experience in collateral offset/digital printing, website design, marketing and various multimedia solutions. I have exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills; dynamic team player with well-developed written and verbal communication abilities. Accustomed to performing deadline-driven environments with an emphasis on working within budget requirements.

Graphic Design

Web Design

Print Marketing

Animation

About me

My name is Richard Escalante I am a design artist with special training in animation, graphic design, web design, illustration, and traditional/digital painting. I am currently working as a freelance artist and am seeking full-time employment.

In 2006 I graduated from California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts) in Valencia, California. I obtained a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts (BFA) in the school of Film/Video concentrating in animation and graphic design. I have been involved in the arts well back into my early childhood, a former California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) youth recipient earning the Seal of California Medal for aspiring artists. I have worked for many renowned art centers such as The Armory Center in Pasadena, Inner-City Arts in Los Angeles and have worked with Community Arts Partnership (CAP) for over 8 years. I also worked for Salem Communications, Inc (99.5FM KKLA, 870AM The Answer, 590AM KTIE) as their lead web/graphic designer managing three radio station websites and all their multimedia and social media assets. In 2012 I worked as a UI designer for ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy a subscription-based online education program for children ages 2–7, created by Age of Learning, Inc. Since 2013 I had been working in Glendale, CA for a private holdings company with businesses in the apparel, textile, medical and communications industries. I was their senior lead designer for all web development, print and multi-media assets.

In my time off I enjoy giving back to the community with graphic design and animation instruction to under privileged kids. Aside from my work, I am a youth teacher at my local church.

I currently reside in Santa Clarita with my beautiful wife Michelle, my son Ezra and expecting our second child in April of 2016.

Education

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Valencia, California 2002 – 2006
Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) Film/Video Animation – Graphic Design

Skills

Design
Photoshop85%
Illustrator85%
InDesign75%
Code
HTML 575%
CSS60%
Javascript45%
MSQL/Database50%
Film/Animation
Final Cut Pro80%
After Effects85%
Maya70%

Experience

Centric Business Solutions, Glendale, California, 2013-2015
Lead Graphic/Web Designer
I was hired to build websites and graphic assets for all of their multi-brand companies that are owned and operated by the parent company Prime Holdings Intl, Inc.

 

ABCMouse.com, (freelance work), Glendale , California, 2013
Graphic/Web Designer
At ABCMouse.com I worked on various flash web elements as a UI designer. I designed pages and created and modified existing artwork.

 

Lava Heat Italia, Inc, (freelance work), Culver City , California, 2012
Graphic/Web Designer
Lava Heat is a manufacturer of indoor/outdoor patio furniture. My job was to update their website and create all promotional collateral for their marketing purposes.

 

Salem Los Angeles, New Inspiration Broadcasting, Inc, Glendale, California, 2010 – 2011
Graphic Designer/Web Designer
Successfully managed and coordinated three (3) radio station’s websites and design projects from concept through completion. I designed for the Sales, Promotions and Programming departments as part of my design responsibilities. My Coordination responsibilities included maintaining many Internet divisions, national integration and broadcasting division assets.

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