The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)
December 2019
Bachelor of Arts, Concentration: Graphic Design
Minor: Advertising, Communications

El Paso Community College
December 2016
Associate of Arts in Art 

After Effects, Figma, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro

Motion Graphics, Social Media, Web Design, UI Design, Branding, Packaging

Spanish, English

Methods and Mastery (Designer & Animator)
January 2021 – December 2021
Conceptualize, storyboard, design, and animate social media graphics for brands in the tech space. Collaborate with account leads, copywriters, and strategists to develop plans to maximize engagement and adapt to new platforms while keeping the brand's essence. 

FC Dallas (Junior Animator - Freelance)
March 2020 – December 2021
Develop promotional in-stadium graphics such as banners and hero videos. Graphics mainly highlighted team lineups, partner announcements, and halftime stories. I have an ongoing relationship with FC Dallas in which I get contracted when they need extra help. 

Creative Circle (Contract)
February 2020 – December 2020
Develop logos, social media content, and collateral design for clients such as The McCarthy Companies, SME Branding, and DFW Child.

UTEP Department of Art, Graphic Design Area (Teacher Assistant)
August 2018 – December 2019
Oversee Graphic Design lab, while assisting students and department faculty as needed with
Adobe software and printing equipment.

El Paso Museum of Art (Graphic Design Intern)
May 2019 – September 2019
Create promotional material for the museum such as animations, videos, ads, posters, 
signage, and identities.

Annual Juried UTEP Student Art Exhibition, May 10 – August 9, 2019
Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at UTEP
My stamp illustrations and collateral items were accepted in the Graphic Design Category. Work
was juried by internationally-recognized Graphic Designers, Joe Scorsone and Alice Drueding.

Chalk the Block Arts Festival, October 12 – 14, 2018
Arts District, Downtown El Paso
My poster design was selected, along with nine other classmates, to be sold at Chalk the Block
representing the Graphic Design Area of the UTEP Department of Art.

Annual Juried UTEP Student Art Exhibition, May 4 – August 10, 2018
Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at UTEP
My poster was accepted in the Graphic Design Category. Work was juried by internationally
recognizedGraphic Designer, Craig Frazier.

2019 Graphic Design Outstanding Senior
Recognized for academic and artistic performance by the UTEP Department of Art 
Graphic Design faculty.

Lin, Derrick. “Body and Soul” Packaging of the World. January 2020.
Lin, Derrick. “Good Belly Deli.” Packaging of the World. January 2019.

Organizations and Volunteering
AIGA El Paso (Design Chair)
January 2018 – January 2019
In charge of designing web and print content for the organization, such as promotional, 
and informational designs.

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