EXPERIENCE:

   

Art/Freelance                                                                                                       2009 - present
    Photographer and Retoucher
    •      Collaborates with editorial teams to further collective objectives
    •      Experience on set shooting music video stills
    •      Portfolio: www.alberto.la

    

    Artist                                                                                                               2013 - present
    •      Group Exhibitions:

                 

                  Confessions of a Generation, Y Not? (August, 2013), Thomas P. Kelly Art Gallery at LMU
                  (A curatorial collaboration by the LMU Curatorial Studies Seminar)
                 

                  You Must First Invent the Universe: A Drawing Exhibition (October, 2013),
                  Thomas P. Kelly Art Gallery at LMU

 

Stampd (contemporary luxury clothing and accessories brand)                         Oct. - Dec. 2014
    Photography Intern

    •      Shot product and lifestyle photos used for social media and online store (Stampd.com)
    •      Demonstrated sharp attention to detail and organization in setting up photoshoots
    •      Expedited production workflow and optimized shooting conditions
    •      Efficiently met crucial deadlines in fast-paced team environment

 

The Los Angeles Loyolan; Los Angeles, CA                                                          2011 -  2012
    Graphic Designer
    •      Collaborated with editors to communicate stories visually and make compelling spreads
    •      Continually found ways to improve the overall aesthetic of the newspaper    
    •      Prioritized work to consistently meet strict deadlines
    •      Attended the National College Media Conference in New York
    •      Built and led design team, delegating work to interns

    

Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott‚ LLP; McAllen, TX                                     2009 -  2010
    Researcher
    •      Worked with attorneys in collecting delinquent property taxes
    •      Maintained sharp organization in investigating and cataloguing multiple taxpayer accounts
    •      Facilitated the litigation process by presenting classified research to attorneys
    •      Was authorized to access and utilize complex databases containing confidential information

  

 Valley Vibe Magazine; McAllen, TX                                                                        2009
    Founder/President, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Writer
    •      Designed and developed overall layout and theme
    •      Engaged and influenced the South Texas community by bringing together local culture, art,
           events, and distinguished members of society
    •      Consulted with clients to visualize and design print advertisements
    •      Produced bi-monthly issues, each circulated at 5,000 copies and distributed
           throughout the Rio Grande Valley and South Padre Island


 

EDUCATION:


    Loyola Marymount University (May 2014); Los Angeles, CA                                      
    Bachelor of Business Administration, emphasis in Entrepreneurship
    Minor: Studio Arts, emphasis in Photography
    GPA: 3.30

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE:

 

National Young Leaders Conference; Washington D.C.                                          2009
    •    Participated in debates and presentations

    •    Expanded leadership skills

 

McAllen Memorial High School Photography Club; McAllen, TX                             2009
President

    •    Led group meetings, organized student art exhibition, and demonstrated skilled camera work

 

National Hispanic Institute; Rio Grande Valley                                                        2007
    •    Participated in extemporaneous speaking and won third place in national competition

 

 

SKILLS:


Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Lightroom, Wacom Pad, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft excel, currently learning Final Cut Pro/Adobe Premiere Pro, concise communicator, team motivator, keen organization skills, bilingual (English and Spanish), research skills, high creativity level, innovative problem solver