My online screen name has been Snapies since 2007, although I prefer to go by the name Scart. The moniker Snapies originated from my ability to capture numerous photos in a matter of milliseconds. I consider myself a shutterbug with a penchant for dramatic fine art photography. I derive great pleasure from photographing people, urban landscapes, nature, and still-life scenes during my road trips, utilizing both professional cameras and mobile phones. I aspire to visit all 50 states and explore the diverse beauty each has to offer. I often find myself visualizing various subjects or locations with a keen eye.
Before relocating to Chicago, I amassed extensive experience in corporate design, publication design, and advertising. While I enjoy delving into various design fields, my true passion lies in page layout. I strive to avoid confining myself to a single creative realm, although I do have a preference for kerning over creating vector graphics. I hold an Associate Degree in Computer System Design and Programming from the Philippines, as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Chicago. I am deeply committed to using images and text to effectively convey messages, and I hold the learning process in high regard as I continuously strive to enhance my craft.
My journey into graphic design commenced during my tenure as a Computer Layout Artist at InfoGraphics in the Philippines. At the outset, I possessed limited knowledge of design software. Through collaboration with my colleagues, I honed my skills in utilizing software such as Coreldraw, Adobe Pagemaker (InDesign), and Adobe Photoshop. Over time, I have developed proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite through hands-on experience and continuous learning.
What motivates me to strive for excellence is witnessing the incredible creations produced by my friends and colleagues through the use of computer programs. Some of their work is so lifelike that it is nearly indistinguishable from reality, which I find truly awe-inspiring. My ultimate aspiration is to have the ability to bring any idea I conceive to life. I firmly believe in the power of my creative mind, and I am confident that through graphic design, I can effectively convey my imagination and assist small businesses in achieving their marketing, promotional, and branding objectives.
Thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts. I realize it was quite lengthy, but I appreciate your attention. If you have any further questions or would like to discuss potential collaborations, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email.
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