Henry Ballate Graphic Artist Winner of Addy Award Miami 2010 and 2011
Highly creative and multitalented Graphic Designer with extensive experience in multimedia, marketing and print design. Exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills; dynamic team player and highly skilled client and vendor relations and negotiations; talented at building and maintaining "win-win" partnerships. Passionate and inventive creator of innovative designs; accustomed to performing in deadline-driven environments with an emphasis on working within budget requirements.
Experienced in design for print publications, websites, multi-media in packaging, advertisements, sales collateral, logos, and corporate identity, trade show materials, web and multimedia graphics, catalogs, newsletters, training materials, client presentations, photo retouching, photo shoot management. Brochures & newsletters, Catalogs & view books, Business forms & stationary, Logos, Advertisements for newspapers, magazines, Posters, banners, & postcards, Photography, Photo Retouching, Web & Multimedia, Web Site Design, Video Editing
Miami International University of Art & Design 2008-2011
Created new design themes for marketing and collateral materials. Collaborated with communications team to design and produce computer-generated artwork for print and multi-media campaigns. Art-directed projects and also oversaw press checks and production for all university collateral material.
Key Achievements: Recognized for fresh and innovative ideas and designs, Established trusting relationships with designers, vendors, and departments to ensure highest level of project satisfaction and customer service, Recognized for excellence in customer service
NBC Universal, Graphic Design Internship 2007
Participated in team effort to produce streamlined production for TV identity
Freelance graphic designer 2004-2007
Handled various freelance projects for clients while attending school full time. Developed and executed full creative concepts for various hospitality, restaurant, and bar clients including the Wyndham Hotels. Projects ranged from designing corporate identity, logo, stationary, to photo retouching and newsletters for clients with careful attention to communication and tight deadlines. Have established and maintained relationships with various printer providers and media vendors including The Miami Herald, Miami New Times, DPR Printing and Promotional, Gold Star Print, Fast Signs. At the same time I have collaborate and worked with other organizations and companies such as Miami Dade County Public Schools, The American Cancer Society and many more.
Proficient in most commonly used computer (Mac or PC) design applications: Adobe Creative Suite 4 for MAC including Web and Print Designs Programs, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, QuarkXPress, Bridge, After Effects, Go Live and Flash.
Fluent in English and Spanish.