Gary A. Zambrano

Graphic Designer, Glendale, CA

‘And I’ll drink and dance with one hand free, let the world back into me and I’ll be a sight to see’


I take pride in the work I am involved in, I believe in professionalism, craftsmanship and dedication to quality work.

I approach every design problem with an artistic approach, I am not conventional, tech-y, or button up, I am a highly creative yet simple, roll up the sleeves, down to earth professional. I also apply a pro-musician approach to my professional creative work, I come to 'bring it'. I work hard and fast and the results are often on point and 'in the pocket'.

With that said, I also fully understand business objectives of a company and or project. Art direction, conceptualizing and design problem solving and seeing my work evolve into fruition, are what I enjoy the most about my profession.

I studied graphic design to be a graphic designer. I believe I was born with the talent to do what I do. I was already fully aware of everything to do with design by 12 years old. Not just self-taught, but self-realized.

I have the ability to design ANYTHING if given the opportunity and faith. I'm not limited to just one format, one style, one medium, and so on. If I have presentation design samples in my portfolio, please, look beyond it, look at everything I am capable of, you'll see I have no limits. Thank you.


Experience

Freelance Graphic Designer at GazamDesign (Me.)
Present Glendale, CA
Graphic Artist at Pilgrim Media Group
October 2018 – March 2019 North Hollywood, CA
Presentation Graphic Designer at Laugh Out Loud! Network | Lionsgate
June 2018 – September 2018 Santa Monica, CA
Graphic Designer at Asylum Entertainment
August 2014 – March 2018
Experiential Graphic Designer at MCM Group International
August 2013 – May 2014 Long Beach, CA
Lead Graphic Designer at Landmark Entertainment Group
June 2007 – November 2008 Burbank, CA
Web Graphic Designer at eToys.com
July 1999 – April 2001 Santa Monica, CA

Education

Graphic Design Area of Emphasis in Communication Arts at Otis College of Art & Design
1995 – 1999 MacArthur Park Los Angeles California > Westchester California
AA Liberal Arts at Los Angeles Trade Technical College
1988 – 1994 Downtown Los Angeles

Awards

2012
A Second Chance at Life Award, Medical Doctors & Medical Science

Clients

  • Lionsgate
  • Kevin Hart's Laugh Out Loud! Network
  • Asylum Entertainment
  • Fox Broadcasting Company
  • National Geographic
  • Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television
  • E! Entertainment
  • Hilton Hotels & Resorts
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • OUE Skyspace
  • MCM Group International
  • Landmark Entertainment
  • eToys.com
  • Miziker Entertainment

Specialties

  • Art Direction
  • Branding
  • Visual Communication Clarification
  • Presentation Deck Design (but with InDesign primarily)
  • Typography
  • Logos
  • Logotypes
  • Photoshop Wizadry
  • XD - Experience Design Development
  • Design-Specific Project Management
  • Fast Turn-Around Graphic Design (extremely fast turn-around)
  • Product Design

Skills

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Photoshop CC Mastery
  • InDesign CC Mastery
  • Illustrator CC Mastery
  • Sound Editing Software
  • Final Cut Pro X Editing
  • Mac OS X + macOS Expertise
  • Excellent Hand Drawing Skills
  • Update Software Skills & Knowledge Swiftly
  • PowerPoint
  • Keynote
  • After Effects
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe Audition
  • macOS Power User!