Luis Monsante

Luis Monsante

Summary

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Publishing: Experience in all phases of publication process: From conception and design to production, printing and distribution. Creative design & development of a wide variety of publications. Page layout styles, master pages and templates.
  • Printing: Experience in all phases of publication production: Preflight, press-ready PDF, pre-press coordination, proofing and press check.
  • Graphic Design: Corporate Image & Branding. Logo Design. Web ready images, etc.
  • Article Writing: English-Spanish translations, editing and proofing. Article writing. 
  • Photography: Technical Photography for illustration. Event coverage. Artistic Photography.

Portfolio

Work History

Work History
1996 - Present

Freelance Writer & Graphic Designer
  • Wrote several articles for “El Católico de Texas” (Dallas, TX)
  • Staff writer for “Revista Aérea” (New York, NY)
  • Designed logos, flyers, brochures, postcards, etc. for: KD Realty (Arlington), Casa GID (Dallas), The Classic Gourmet (Ft. Worth), Altima Aviation (Ft. Worth), Monsante Productions Inc. (Dallas), La Quijada Ristorante Grill (Italy), Aeronautical Alliance (Arlington), DSQ, EIRL (Peru), Mediterranean Villa (Arlington), Elite Wedding Gifts (Arlington), Imperial Limo (Arlington), Dorali Services (Ft. Worth), Taylor Race Engineering (Plano).
  • Designed CityElite Magazine — 2006
  • Designed the front cover for The Bridal Guide, coordinated prepress and printing — 2005
  • Designed Metroplex Magazine — 2004
  • Designed NAPA’s (TX Division) Annual Meeting Program — 1998 & 99
  • Finalist in Carnival Miami 97 Poster contest.
Jun 2009 - Present

Art Director

Revista Aérea — Strato Publishing Inc.
  • Complete redesign and makeover of Revista Aérea, a bimonthly aviation trade magazine published in Spanish and distributed mainly in Latin America.
  • Design and production of magazine. Printing coordination/supervision, prepress proofing. Design of other printed material, media brochure, etc.
  • Article writing. 
Jul 2009 - Present

Graphic Design Specialist

For Rent Media Solutions

  • Apartamentos Para Rentar (Apartments For Rent – Spanish version)
  • Design of Apartment Complexes advertising.
  • In charge of advertising design and production for three cities: Denver, Orlando and Sacramento.
  • Hi-res PDF production.
Feb 2008 - Feb 2009

Graphics & Design Manager

North American Stone Company
  • Designed, produced and coordinated/supervised printing of NASC catalogs, brochures, style sheets (Color slicks), and postcards for the company’s line of products.
  • Redesigned quarterly newsletter, “Set in Stone”
  • Produced all graphic design, illustrations and shot photographs needed for the publications.
  • Designed and produced advertisement, banners, signage and other marketing material needed.
  • Updated, optimized and produced all images in JPG and PNG format for company’s websites.
  • Supervised, coordinated and assigned duties to team of draftsmen under my direct supervision.
  • Resolved cast stone products design issues. Held responsibility for the department’s work quality and deadlines.
Aug 2001 - Oct 2007

Art Director / Graphic Designer / General Manager

ALA - Latin American Aeronautical Association

  • Redesigned and produced monthly ALA Magazine in Spanish & Portuguese.
  • Wrote, translated, edited and proofed articles for the magazine.
  • Designed, produced and coordinated/supervised printing of media brochures, exhibitor prospectus, flyers, posters, etc. in English, Spanish & Portuguese.
  • Designed and produced logos, graphics, banners, promotional and marketing material needed.
  • Coordinated prepress, proofing and printing with two print shops: The Imaging Bureau (Arlington, TX) for material in English, and Cargraphics (Colombia) for material in Spanish and Portuguese.
  • Coordinated with advertising agencies and managed ad production, translations and schedules. 
  • Assigned duties and responsibilities to personnel under my direct supervision.
  • Reported directly to the president of the Association.
  • Coordinated advertising sales strategies.
  • Organized and Coordinated ALA MIAMI Convention.
  • Increased overall advertising sales for the magazine (2001). Increased the number of annual issues from six to ten (2001). Annual revenue increased every year.
  • Increased the number of issues from ten to twelve (2006). All time record in advertising sales and revenue.
May 2000 - Aug 2001

Sign Designer / Graphic Designer

Woodland Graphics

  • Designed and laid out signs, signage systems and other graphic material for apartment complex, residential and commercial buildings. Signs were prepared utilizing a variety of substrates and techniques.
  • Assisted in the fabrication (layout, masking, painting, etc.) and installation of signs.
Apr 1997 - May 2000

Graphic Designer / Publishing / Administrative Manager

ALA - Latin American Aeronautical Association

  • Produced monthly ALA Magazine in Spanish.
  • Wrote, translated, edited and proofed articles for the magazine.
  • Designed, produced and coordinated/supervised printing of media brochures, exhibitor prospectus, flyers, posters, etc. in English & Spanish.
  • Coordinated prepress, proofing and printing with two print shops: The Imaging Bureau (Arlington, TX) for material printed in English, and Cargraphics (Bogotá, Colombia) for material printed in Spanish.
  • Coordinated with advertising agencies and managed ad production, translations and schedules

Education

Education
Jun 2006 - Feb 2008

Associate's Degree

1982 - 1988

Bachelor's Degree

Universidad Ricardo Palma

Skills

Skills

Bilingual

Fluent en English and Spanish. Read & Write. Translations

Photography

AutoCAD

Acrobat 9 Pro

Corel PhotoPaint 11

Corel Draw 11

Illustrator CS3

Photoshop CS3

InDesign CS3