Mary Anne Mercado

Graphic Designer


Pursuing recruitment with an employer who is seeking an efficient, creative individual with an unrelenting initiative for solving visual problems, for which the employer can provide an atmosphere that stimulates constant growth and learning.


Lead Graphic Designer
Aug ‘13–present
Starbuzz Tobacco, Garden Grove, CA
Preside over a small design team’s creative pipeline from concept to finish for all visual productions including marketing and packaging
Layout Artist
Apr ‘13–Jun ‘14
Hookah Exclusive, Chino, CA
Develop the visual identity for a start-up consumer lifestyle publication; design ads and editorials; prepress
Computer Lab Tutor
Feb ‘13–May ‘13
Moreno Valley College Tutor Services
Assist in the utilization of desktop publishing software Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite Design and Autodesk Maya
Freelance Graphic Designer
Nov ’12–May ’13
COR Surf, Long Beach, CA
Optimize all photography for commercial web use; design consumer lifestyle and B2B ads using established brand visuals
Graphic Design Intern
Jul ’12–Oct ’12
Binarytech Interactive, Riverside, CA
Design clients’ mobile app UIs using original or established brand identities; extend identity design for new sub-brands
Production Art Intern
Jun ’11–Aug ‘12
Gamecentric Media, Signal Hill, CA
Digitize the lead artist’s hand-drawn character and environment art into deliverables and Flash assets for iOS mobile games
Volunteer Graphic Designer
Dec ’09– May ’11
UCO, Long Beach, CA
Redesign the identity; design publicity material including mailers and event flyers; design logos for associated food caterer Bootstrap Catering

Knowledge & Skills

Production Art

  • photo retouching
  • photo manipulation
  • traditional illustration
  • digital illustration
  • concept design
  • silkscreen printing
  • ceramic sculpture
  • 3D modeling
  • character design

Graphic Design

  • identity design
  • editorial layout
  • packaging design
  • print and prepress
  • advertising design/IMCs
  • social media graphics
  • web and UI design
  • marketing research
  • copywriting

Web Design

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • accessibility
  • SEO
  • FTP

Operating Systems

  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista/7


  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Dreamweaver
  • Flash
  • Acrobat
  • Word
  • Excel
  • Powerpoint

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