I am Mario Paredes,object maker, visual communicator and designer. I am a creative mind that has been investing in innovative thinking, branding and visual communications that brings value and quality to clients and creativity to social challenges. I have been part of creative development of projects, scheduled workflows, supervised production of printed materials and the collaborating with internal team members to ensure satisfaction of printed publications, amongst other things.
I am the type of designer that can step back from a situation and consider the bigger problem. My work, my desire to make things is not about being a graphic designer or woodworker but being an artist. I am looking for a creative space that is willing to challenge my ideas and nurture the spirit of creativity that I posses.
As an enthusiastic person, employee, friend I thrive in challenging environments to say the very least. My acute interpersonal and communicative skills, attention to detail and work ethic are the key ingredients to my constant never–ending development.
Instituto de Enseñanza Superior (IDES)
Student of the year award
East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina
BFA in Graphic Design and Wood Design
City of Clearwater
Graphic Designer | Brand Manager
I design/create the city’s printed promotional and informational materials, which include one- and two-color designs, as well as full-color process designs for major projects; meet with department representatives to determine job requirements, budget, concept and design of job; recommend most visually and cost effective graphic presentation; write specifications, prepares quote requests, compiles quotes and makes vendor recommendations when outside printing is required; electronically prepare documents and files for output prior to printing; design artwork and layout for promotional campaigns, to include custom logos, illustrations and use/manipulation of images; manipulation of digital images, including retouching and color-correcting digital or scanned photos to ensure high-quality printed output; determines style, techniques and medium best suited to produce the desired effect; maintain electronic and hardcopy archives of all graphic art files; design and produce city publications, including newsletters, program guides, citizen guides, advertisements, budget documents, annual reports and other special publications as required; photography with City equipment as assigned.
Hospital Corporation of America at Xerox
As a Graphic Designer for Xerox, my main responsibility, was the creative development and supervising the production of marketing collateral’s for Central Florida Regional Hospital, Englewood Community Hospital, South Bay Hospital, Osceola Regional Hospital, Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Poinciana Medical Center who are members of HCA West Florida (Hospital Corporation of America)
East Carolina University
Assistant to the Marketing Director
2006 – 2012
Assisted the Marketing Director with creative development and creative execution of strategic objectives that enhanced the brand for the Undergraduate Admission office.
Third World Aesthetics / Tiny Batches
2006 – present
Third World Aesthetics is a creative studio that provides services with a design sensibility. We aim to establish a way of looking at the creative space opened up by aesthetics with our products and services. We are chiefly interested in the aesthetic registration, and resistance to the social logic.
Tiny Batches on the other hand, is a screenprinting studio within Third World Aesthetics focused on creating amazing “Tiny Batches” of fun, positive and inspiring elements on garments and paper that are well designed, witty and meticulously curated in our studio in Belleair Bluffs, Florida.!