Work History

Work History
Jul 2011 - Present

Lead Graphic Designer

Projtec® - Projeto & Tecnologias

Rebuilding Projtec® - Projeto & Tecnologias’ visual entity, including:

  • Designing and implementing the current Logo in all previous media as well as promotional and informational sheets and flyers; User Handbook for the top products and assembly schemes and visual information and control schemes for the newest products.
  • Redesign of the website;
  • Designing Projetc’s presence at the Madrid Viscom Sign 2011;
  • Digital sketching of graphics for the engineering team in order to facilitate the development of the newest products.
Sep 2010 - Jul 2011

Lead Graphic Designer

Triaf

  •  Rebuilding the Logo;
  • Helping design security plants;
  • Designing of the company’s image at the Madrid Viscom Sign 2011;
  • Designing promotional and informational sheets and flyers as well as practical equipment for the technical team.

Education

Education
Sep 2006 - Sep 2010

License

IPCA

The Graphic Design graduated student will be able to explore new paradigms of visual communication, adopting an interventionist approach to the level of new communication technologies.

In this graduation he:

  • has learned the theoretic basis needed to endure any sort of design project.
  • developed even further his knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite software in ways to suit any sort of media required.
  • developed several design projects simulations with the same amount of rigour and hard work they would require if they were real.

Skills

Skills

Languages

Portuguese / English Portuguese is my native language and I have equal easiness either with native Portuguese or Brazilian Portuguese. I am proficient in English to an almost native level.

Learning

I am always willing to learn new skills. If reviewing my job application don't disqualify me because I lack a certain skill, I'll learn it, I wouldn't apply for the job if I didn't thought I could learn it, in fact there's a high chance I am doing some tutorials on that skill right now!

Adobe SoundBooth

I am not a sound expert, I am however self taught in Adobe Sound Booth and use it to backup movies I edit in other software.

Adobe After Effects CS3

I learned Adobe After Effects CS3 while in University, since then I have been keeping up to date to the CS5 version.

Adobe Premiere CS5

I learned Adobe Premiere CS3 while in University, since then I have been keeping up to date to the CS5 version.

Adobe InDesign CS5

I learned Adobe InDesign CS3 while in University, since then I have been keeping up to date to the CS5 version.

Adobe Illustrator CS5

I learned Adobe Illustrator CS3 while in University, since then I have been keeping up to date to the CS5 version.

Adobe Photoshop CS5

I learned Adobe Photoshop CS3 while in University, since then I have been keeping up to date to the CS5 version.

Adobe Flash CS5 (AS2)

I got my first computer at the age of 14, at that time one of the things that I found more entertaining on the internet were flash animations. I became self taught in flash to the point that when I was studying it years later in University I was more skillful than my teachers.

Interest

I am passionate about games and I do my best to stay up to date with all technologies and most popular titles, as well as my personal favourites;

I am a huge fan of comic books and try hard to stay updated on all the major story arches as well as with my favourite characters;

I love reading, mostly Fantasy and Sci-Fi and have a huge interest in all sorts of mythology and other sources that inspire the great stories we read in books, watch in movies and play in games;

I enjoy a huge variety of media, from movies to series, anime, cartoons etc.

Relevant Background

I am a contributor to www.dcuopedia.info a wiki about the popular MMO game Dc Universe Online;

I have contributed to a collaboration with the Engineering In Development OF Digital Games Degree in IPCA during my final year, as an extra curricular project, I attach recommendation letter from the responsible teacher to this CV.

Summary

Rui Silva is a young and passionate bilingual (English/Portuguese) artist, designer and gamer.

He’s currently looking for a job in any field of work.

He’s a dependable and responsable person with an easy going personality and a great team worker.

Competitions

I have entered the Gameful Challenge #8: Making the Invisible Visible with a collaboration between me and another member in 2012 and we were the runner ups, we won the privilege to judge the second part of the contest;

I have entered a regional Tekken 5 tournament in 2007 and was ranked between the 4 best players;

I have entered the Portuguese national Tekken 4 tournament, live on national TV in 2003 and was ranked one of the 8 best players.