RICARDO FONSECA © 2019

Résumé

OBJECTIVE
Motivated, enthusiastic professional seeking an opportunity as an academia professor to provide students with outstanding dynamic teaching, covering a range of subjects such as: design, fine art, photography, art history, art theory, and aesthetics.

SKILLS
Graphic Design

Design Consulting

Advertising

Typography
Pre-Press/Printing

Print Production

Web Design

Painting

Drawing

Photography

Social Media

Digital Media

Conceptual Art

Art History

Art Theory

Aesthetics

COMPUTER SOFTWARE
Adobe Creative Suite 2018: Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Professional, and InDesign; QuarkXpress; Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; basic knowledge of sound editing and video editing.

LANGUAGES
Proficient in English and Portuguese; Fluent in Spanish; some knowledge of Italian and French.

EXPERIENCE
Owner/Founder/Self-Employed | March 2019 — Present

AB Graphics LLC, DBA: www.RicardoFonseca.com, NJ

Freelance Designer/Visual Problem-Solver | March 2001 — Present

www.RicardoFonseca.com, NJ

Graphic/Web Designer, Photographer | September 2003 — January 2019
Kean University, Union, NJ

• Collaborates with the graphics team to produce the bi-annual University magazine
• Works with all University colleges/schools to create design materials tailored to the different programs offered
• Creates and produces brochures, catalogs, viewbooks, newsletters, invites, cards, business cards, signage, posters, etc.
• Maintains and updates the University’s website
• Provides on-campus and off-campus photography coverage for University events
• Designs print ads for newspapers and magazines, and digital ads for social media platforms
• Trained and mentored junior staff and student interns
• Assists with in-house production of printing and mounting posters, signs, and banners
• Designed graphics for trade shows and movable transportation, such as NJ Transit bus/train wraps
• Represented the University for eleven years at the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) annual teacher’s conference in

  Atlantic City, NJ

Graphic Designer | November 2002 — August 2003
NEMA Design, Newark, NJ

• Designed and produced advertising materials for clients
• Created window signage, banners, posters, business cards, etc.
• Designed package illustrations according to client’s needs and specifications

EDUCATION
New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ | Graduated August 2016
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) - Concentration in graphic design, photography, and installation

William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ | Graduated August 2001
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) - Major in art; concentration in graphic/web design


LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
Guest lecturered at several Preparation of Art for Print classes at New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ. (2004-2005).

MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS
• Chair of Exhibitions and Events Committee, We Are You Project (WAYP): www.weareyouproject.org
• Member of the Neo-Latino Artists Collective: www.neolatinocollective.squarespace.com
• Member of College Art Association (CAA)

ACCOMPLISHMENTS/AWARDS
• 2012 Art Directors Club of New Jersey (ADCNJ) Bronze Award — Nathan Weiss Graduate College viewbook design
• 2011 Art Directors Club of New Jersey (ADCNJ) Bronze Award — Faces of Kean permanent photo-mural installation
• 2010 Art Directors Club of New Jersey (ADCNJ) Silver Award — Kean University gala invitation design­

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
• Pune Biennale 2017 — Moving Art Spaces: Migration, Pune, India (Jan. 5, 2017 -Jan. 29, 2017) - Group Show Collaboration
Neo-Latino: Critical Mass, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ (Sept. 16 – Nov. 6, 2016) - Group Show Collaboration
We Are You Project (WAYP), Galleries of Contemporary Art, University of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO (Sept. 5 - Oct. 11, 

  2014) - Group Show Collaboration

Complete list of all exhibitions available upon request or reference my Exhibitions webpage.

PUBLISHED WORK
Designed the Open Sky Museum’s We Are You Project Poetry Anthology book and book cover, and has photography and artwork featured in the book. Saline, MI: McNaughton & Gunn, 2016.

TV INTERVIEWS
NJ Discovery Live TV — Oct. 17, 2016 - Neo-Latino Artists Come To NJ Discovery Live TV (segment starts at 33:14):

  www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMzmocQpu5s
ABC7 Tiempo with host Joe Torres — Sept. 22, 2015 - Invited to represent Kean University, both as an artist of the
  We Are You Project, and an employee of Kean University: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwkfCbf6528

TRAVEL
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas Islands, Brazil, Canada, England, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain and Switzerland.

INTERESTS
Reading, painting, drawing, restoring antiques, museums, galleries, hiking, photography, traveling.

REFERENCES
Available upon request.

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