© 2018 Elena Sanchez Productions.

ABOUT

Elena Sanchez

Born in Mexico City, Mexico

Live and work in Hartford, CT

 

I was raised in California for most of my childhood years, and relocated to Connecticut to pursue a better career opportunity. I am a true believer that "If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life!" 

I have been blessed with two witty and awesome kids, which I spend most of my free time on my days off.

I am up for a creative challenge any day of the week!!

CV

 

Professional Experience 

Creative Design & Marketing

Fox Laminating – 2016 to present

Concept and creative digital/print design, graphics for branding and marketing purposes. Designed and maintain company's web site. Produced countless of photo-manipulations, logos, layouts, a few e-blasts, web-ads, etc.

Digital Media Production Specialist  

Middlesex Community College – 2016 to present

Provide tutoring services for students. Teacher-assist while class is in session. Create marketing and educational collateral for the department. Design and maintain web pages and social media posts for the Center for New Media Department.

Retail Sales Consultant

AT&T Mobility – 2015 to 2016

Assist customers with their cellular and wired home solutions at the retail store level. 

Graphic Designer / Customer Service 

Minuteman Press – 2014 to 2015

Met with clients to assess their marketing, printing & promotional merchandise needs

Student Worker

Middlesex Community College – 2013 to 2015

Produced short films and news segments. Assist students with software/hardware/homework questions.

 

Sales Rep 

Liturgical Publications – 2012 to 2014

Provide customer support to keep client retention and generate an increase in advertisement sales.

Retail Account Executive

AT&T Mobility – 2007 to 2011 

Managed 14 retail kiosks/stores for the Wireless & Wired, Indirect Channel in surrounding counties. Created approved sales & marketing pieces, literature, brochures and flyers for special promotional events. Set-up table events for the holiday sales to promote AT&T Mobility products, sales & services.

Conceptual Graphic Designer /

Marketing & Promotional Specialist

Printing Department – 2002 to 2004

Created conceptual designs for all marketing and promotional pieces for in-house and outside accounts.

 

Conceptual Graphic Designer & Presentation Rep

Universal Graphics – 1997 to 2002

Created a logo design, branding and corporate identity for a Bayer pharmaceutical prescription drug, which is FDA-approved and is now being used globally: Avelox, moxifloxacin HCI. Responsible for multi-task accounts: Met with clients, concept creation & branding, layout design, packaging design, composition, proofs, quoting, prepress, print production, fulfillment and shipping distribution.

Coordinated and organized programs that implemented a better workflow and performance for the company.

Technical Skills

 

Mac & PC proficient in:

Adobe Creative Cloud Suite

InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier Pro, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Light Room, Dreamweaver, Acrobat, Animate, etc.

Microsoft Office

Publisher, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook

Web & Code

WordPress, WIX, DreamWeaver, HTML, CSS, jQuery, Bootstrap.

Education

BACHELOR'S DEGREE

Graphic & Media Arts & Web Design: 3.98 gpa

Southern New Hampshire University – 2016 to 2018

GENERAL STUDIES

Concentration in Communications: 4.00 gpa

Charter Oak State College – 2015 to 2016

ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE

Multimedia & Graphics: 3.96 gpa

Middlesex Community College – 2012 to 2015

ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE

Visual Communications 3.96 gpa

Gibbs Technical College – 2001 to 2003

Professional Workshops

HOW Design Conference – 2001

  San Francisco, CA

  • Scripting the Branded Experience, Retail Trends and Forecasting

  • Blurring the Lines Between Design and Illustration

  • Building a Business Case for Design

  • Inspiration, Theme and Concept in New Media Design

  • Change and Creativity in a Corporate Culture

  • Presentation Skills

References upon request.