Porfirio Garcia

Graphic Design / Marketing

An experienced and accomplished graphic design professional who delivers breakthrough results. With more than 17 years experience as a creative professional, I have leveraged a diverse and expert skill set, utilizing industry standard tools (e.g., Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver), as well as mentoring and managing designers, to achieve results.

I possess an intimate knowledge of the print-production work-flow across multiple processes–– commercial offset printing, large-format and screen printing, along with their varied nuances and requirements. My knowledge of HTML and modern digital designs for use in social media, website and e-mail marketing, compliment my print design expertise to communicate a consistent and equally compelling brand or product message across both mediums.

My breadth of experience has allowed me to apply those technical know-hows to my first love, design. Whether preparing artwork for advertisements, catalogs or brochures, presentations, signage, branding and identity, or more technical work like photo retouching, color correcting or photo-realistic compositions, I have been able to tie all of it together, producing accurate, polished, professional designs and materials that visually communicate, sell product or services, and reinforce brand identity!

Perhaps most importantly, I offer a history of proven results. The background, experience, solution-oriented style and big picture know-how I possess are only the beginning of what I bring to Solutions Architecture. I get up excited each day to apply my passion for design, business, marketing and clear and exciting communications towards spreading the goal and vision of Solutions Architecture... to outperform ourselves.



Career History

  • Solutions Architecture
    Verona, NJ
  • Freelance
    Graphic Design & Creative Direction Services
    Jersey City, NJ
  • Principal / Creative Director
    Trécreo Corp.
    Belleville, NJ
  • Vice-President / Creative Director
    RM Graphics - Design & Printing
    Belleville, NJ
  • Senior Graphic Designer
    International Intimates Inc.
    New York, NY
  • Sergeant / Chemical Operations Specialist
    United States Army; 101st Airborne Division
    Ft. Campbell, KY

Education

  • Montclair State University – Montclair, NJ

Recognitions

  • “NJ Tourism Excellence Award for Partnerships”
    2017 - NJ Tourism Industry Association (NJTIA)
    shared with the City of Elizabeth and EDMO
  • “NJ Tourism Excellence Award for Digital Outreach”
    2016 - NJ Tourism Industry Association (NJTIA)
    shared with the City of Elizabeth and EDMO
  • Military Awards & Citations: Army Achievement Medals (3), Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer’s Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, 101st Airborne Division Soldier of the Quarter, Hero of the Battle – Joint Readiness Training Center, Certificates of Achievement (6), Air Assault Badge, Expert Rifle Marksmanship Badge, Expert Hand Grenade Marksmanship Badge, Drivers Badge.