Richard Cruz Jr.
760-207-7328
richcruz@richcruz.com
2333 E. Mission Ave
Escondido, CA 92027


SUMMARY

16 years in Advertising
10 years as Art Director/Photographer/Creative Director for Carvin Corp.
4 years as Art Director/Photographer/Creative Director for TCS Audio
Experience in audio/video production and DVD production
Photography and Photoshop expertise

EDUCATION
11/94 Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising Arts
The Advertising Arts College - San Diego, CA

EXPERIENCE
1997 - current
Carvin Corp. San Diego, CA

Art Director/Photographer/Creative Director
Projects: 6 product catalogs per year,12 sale flyers per year, product photography, artist endorser photography & artist relations, concert photography, mailing list management, magazine ad layout and copywriting, manage ad booking and submissions for over 12 magazines foreign and domestic. Video production.

3/2003 - current

TCS Audio San Diego, CA
Art Director/Photographer/Creative Director
Projects: Corporate Identity, product photography, concert photography, magazine ad layout and copywriting, manage ad booking and submissions for magazines foreign and domestic. Video production.

9/93 - 2004
Cruz Multimedia

Freelance Media Services
Current Clients include: Kahler Tremolos, Blue Coast Records
Past clients include: No Fear, Nisus Software, Visual Arts Foundation, Dawghouse Studio, Cerebral Records, Vari Spec Inc. Artwurks, Meldon Media, Tech Reps

10/94 - 8/97
Carol Landry’s Professional Photo Retouching, San Diego, CA

Digital Photo Retoucher and Graphic Designer
Clients included: KGTV Channel 10, CBS KFMB Channel 8, Nunn & Associates, Atkinson’s Studio, Primus Advertising, The Gable Group, Frazee Paint, KR Models

91 - 94
ABC/Capital Cities/PSP&D The Pennysaver, Vista CA

Display Advertising Composer

SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE
Mac OS platform of choice, also comfortable with Windows
Highly proficient with the following: Photoshop, Illustrator, QuarkXpress, Adobe Indesign, Acrobat -PDF workflow, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, & some 3-D and animation software.

INTERESTS | SKILLS
Photography, Drawing/illustration, playing guitar, bass and drums, music with my band Wolftrane. Highly knowledgable in Pro Sound gear, system set-up.
Recording, producing and engineering original music compositions in my home recording studio.

WEBSITES
richcruz.com | wolftrane.com


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