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Happy day,
I am Vidalmalifetime student & this is my NERD LIFE

About Me

I’ve been a digital media nerd since my youth. My first experience of awesomeness was in third grade, with digital illustration. The class had a Macintosh installed with a program called Kid Pix, and I am proud to say I was the first to figure out how to customize stamps. I quickly became obsessed with technology, design, books & learning!

Nerd Timeline

  • 1986

    born in Sinaloa, raised in Baja California

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  • 1991

    1st grade:Top of my class

    1st place academic award in first grade.

  • 1992

    2nd grade:Top of my class

    1st place academic award in second grade

    Crowned queen of my grade

  • 1994

    3rd grade:Migrated to USA

    Macintosh/ Kid Pix & printer go-to student

    Elected as class president

    New language; tested grade level on both Spanish & English.

    Joined Mexican Folkloric Dance group

  • 1995

    4th grade;Above grade average

    4.0 Student, transitioned to full English class.

    Won first place in Cinco de Mayo poetry contest

    Dancer in Mexican Folkloric Dance group

    Library assistant & teacher assistant

  • 1996

    5th grade: Academic medal

    Awarded medal for academic recognition

    Landed singing solo for flag day school performance

    Library Assistant; ;Librarian introduced me to the internet!

  • 1997

    6th grade: intro to Music

    Signed up into Band & Choir

    Dancer in Mexican Folkloric Dance group

    Promoted to Lead Library Assistant

    Intro to programming in BASIC language with my first computer; Vtech Power Pad Plus laptop

  • 1998

    7th grade: Middle School

    Joined MMS Science club

    Concert & Marching Band

    Concert Choir

    Lead Library Assistant

  • 1999

    8th grade: Junior High

    Honors Choir

    French Horn in Concert Band & Cymbals in Marching Band

    Joined Mixed Media Art Class

    Joined Internet club

  • 2001

    Freshman EBHS

    Enrolled into East Bakersfield High School

    Concert & Marching Band; new instrument, Mellophone

    Joined Art club

    Joined Hispanic club

    Accepted into Multi-Media Academy

  • 2002

    Sophmore EBHS

    Multi-Media Academy: intro to Web Dev. & Digital Graphics

    Concert & Marching Band

    Art club & Knitters club

    landed acting roles for Kern High School District Video Production "Abstinence"

  • 2003

    Junior EBHS

    Multi-Media Academy: intro to Video Prod. & Animation

    Marching Band & Color Guard Flag

    Art club & Knitters club

    Landed runway model role in Seventeen Magazine Prom Fashion show hosted by EBHS

    Volunteered at local Salvation Army store as Window Display Designer

  • 2004

    Senior EBHS & Freshman FIDM

    Multi-Media Academy: Senior Project & Portfolio

    Color Guard Riffle

    Art club & Knitters club

    HS Graduation!

    Enrolled into Fashion Institute of Design & Merch.

  • 2005

    Fashion School

    Advanced Fashion Sketching; taught by Nancy Riegelman, author of "9 Heads" & founder of Fashion Finishing School

    Textile Science, Art History, Costume History, Public Speaking, Color Theory

  • 2006

    Back to Music

    Promoter/ Talent Scout & Event Coordinator for Patricia Sturla Studios

    Back up vocals in a band

    Freelance Myspace music page coder for bands

  • 2007

    Bakersfield College

    Real Estate Certificate

    Web Development

    Painting with Acrylics

  • 2008

    Academy of Couture Art

    Admissions Coordinator

    Studied Workshops: fabric embelishment, European Color Theory, Trend Forecasting

    Paid internship at Snackerz candy

    Paintings showcased in Kasil Gallery

  • 2009

    Marketing Director

    Promoted to Marketing Director of Snackerz candy

    Freelance Graphic Designer

    Blues/Rock&Roll singer for Folks and Company music group

  • 2010

    Freelance

    Freelance web design

    street team help for Smog City Street Art project

    Started Inspire to Smile sticker art project

  • 2011

    Art School Freshman

    Enrolled into Art Institute in Santa Monica

    "A.i. has Talent show" event production; producer & host

    Freelance web & graphic design

  • 2012

    Art School Sophmore

    Landed Residential Assistant position at A.i.

    Landed various acting roles in student video production projects

    Model for "Ai's Cultural Diversity Celebration Fashion Show" event production

    Continued to Freelance for web & graphic design

  • 2013

    A.i. Portfolio Show

    Finished Associates WIDM program at A.i.!

    Landed Print Maestro position at Converse Santa Monica

    Landed UX Consultant contract position at Center for Autism corporate office

  • 2014

    UX Specialist

    Got hired as full time UX Specialist at Center for Autism corporate office

    Enrolled into Breakthrough University Online

  • 2015

    UX Specialist

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    Enrolled into Udacity Front-End Nanodegree program

Contact

vivi@vidalma.biz
Portfolio Projects
Current Student Projects

Skills

UX
HTML
CSS
jQuery
PHP
Design
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Beginner
Proficient
Expert
Master

Languages

Spanish
English
HTML5
CSS3
Javascript

Hobbies

Programming
Painting
Sticker Art
Pencil Sketching
Singing
Nail Art
Fashion Styling
Video Production
Motion Graphics
Animation
Accesory Design

Experiences

C.A.R.D.
OCT2013 -AUG2016
UX DESIGNER
• Involved in the entire product development/design process - from conception of requirements/wireframes alongside the product management team, to implementation of design •Collaborated with teams across the organization to deliver easy-to-use and delightful digital experiences •Worked with product managers, developers, and engineers to implement designs into technology •Worked with the design and business teams to determine the flow, functionality and features of a user interface •Created initial interaction design wireframes and prototypes •Designed the graphics, icons and animations for the interfaces •Created website layout/user interface by using standard HTML/CSS & Javascript practices •Worked with the UI programming team to ensure a smooth and high quality implementation •Worked with marketing, product management, R&D, and customer support to define and execute on the end-to-end customer experience
VIDALMA .NET
FEB2012- SEPT2014
FREELANCE WEB DEV.
•Involved in the entire product development/design process - from conception of requirements/wireframes alongside the project client, to implementation of design •Created initial interaction design wireframes and prototypes •Designed the graphics, icons and animations for the interfaces •Created website layout/user interface by using standard HTML/CSS & Javascript practices •Gathered functional requirements and prepare specs for new client website projects •Managed project scope, deliverables, schedule, resource needs and budget.
CONVERSE SANTA MONICA
JUL2013- OCT2013
PRINT MAESTRO
• Designed customized graphics in a fast paced creative environment. • Produced direct-to-garment digital prints. • Responsible to act as ambassador for customization and brand. • Collaborated with customers to identify their personalization needs. • Operated various commercial garment printers.
SONOMA WINE GARDEN
2013
HOSTESS.
• Greeted guests in a welcoming manner • Managed Open Table seating/ reservation system • Managed multiple line phone system • Coordinated guest table seating
CHUCK E CHEESE
2012
CHUCK E. MASCOT
• Reinvented the enthusiasm and excitement of the mascot postition • Mastered and upgraded the dance routine • Enhanced parties with toys, balloon animals, and photo opp's
ART INSTITUTE OF CA
MAR2012- JUN2012
RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT
• Responsible for event planning, promotion and coordination for student body. • Created website layout/user interface by using standard HTML/CSS & Javascript practices • Acted as source of support, and information for student body. • Acted as liaison between student body and school.
SUPERIOR GLASS SERVICE
SEP2010- JUL2011
SECRETARY
• Prepared sales contracts and accepted payment through cash, cheque and credit card. • Responsible for arranging and confirming appointments. • Managed a multiple phone line system. • Provided design strategy for client-requested changes to website. • Created website layout/user interface by using standard HTML/CSS & Javascript practices.
PAUL FRANK
APR2010- JAN2011
SALES ASSOCIATE
• Greeted customers and assisted with a positive attitute • Effectively responded to questions and requests from customers • Assisted in floor moves, merchandising and display maintanance • Ringed up sales at register
JOHNS INCREDIBLE PIZZA
SEP2009- FEB2010
INCREDI-BEAR MASCOT
• Reinvented the enthusiasm and excitement of the mascot postition • Mastered and upgraded the dance routine • Enhanced parties with toys, balloon animals, and photo opp's
SNACKERZ INC.
DEC2008 -MAY2009
MARKETING DIRECTOR
• Provided concept, art direction and design direction that supported Company goals and strategies. •Managed team, budgets, timelines and projects while working across several departments and with outside partners. •Built and maintained strong relationships with ecommerce clients, partner companies, and vendors via email campaigns and tradeshow events. •Successfully delegated outsourcing of packaging manufacturing.
ACADEMY OF COUTURE ART
MAY2008- DEC2008
ADMISSIONS ADVISOR
• Responsible for event planning, promotion and coordination for student body. • Created website layout/user interface by using standard HTML/CSS & Javascript practices • Acted as source of support, and information for student body. • Acted as liaison between student body and school.
SYCAMORE CO-GEN.
JUL2007 -APR2008
RECEPTIONIST
• Data entry and filing • Managed multiple line phone system • Coordinated catering
COUNTRY VILLA
MAR2007 -MAY2007
CUSTOMER SERVICE COORDINATOR
• Coordinated facility tours for potential residents • Coordinated all patient admission paperwork • Assisted customer service as needed
ACT1/ JACO OIL
JAN2007 - MAR2007
FILE CLERK
• Created a new improved way to organize company files • Assisted coworkers with minor computer/ printer scanner troubleshooting • Assisted in general office duties
PATRICIA STURLA STUDIOS
NOV2005 - APR2006
PROMOTER/ SCOUT
• Representing the studio to various clients and future talent. • Scouting new talent and offering our casting services
MONSTER MORTGAGE
NOV2005 - APR2006
RECEPTIONIST
• Data entry and filing • Managed multiple line phone system • Greeting and tending to visitors