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  Mission

To create aesthetically pleasing media which clearly communicates or describes the product or service offered in a timely manner and professionaly.

  Bio

Erick Aldana

 

 

 



 Name:           Erick Aldana
 Age:               26
 Hometown:  Los Angeles
 Occupation: Web/Graphic                          Designer/Developer

Ever since I can remember I have loved drawing and designing. For many, many years I took pencil and paper to create my work...until I was around 13; that's when my father got my sister and I our first computer. A few months later we got internet! It was awesome, so amazing! Suddenly it seemed that a computer without internet was like a very bulky and ugly desk decoration.

After a few months of surfing the web I quickly began to wonder how a webpage was made - So I sat out to find out just how. With a littlew searching here and there I found out that webpages were made (for the most part) with html (hypertext markup language) code. I quickly discovered how to see the html code of any website and began exploring the function of every tag I ran across.

I made verious webpages, very simple and ugly webpages, webpage with links to other pages, pages I liked and such. Then I felt the pages were all text and not very aesthetic; so I then decided to learn how to make computer graphics. Started out with MS Paint, then moved onto Paint Shop Pro; finally, I learned that Photoshop was the industry standard so I learned the program...Photoshop 5.0.

After Photoshop I discovered that Flash 3.0 made it easy to add animation to websites...so I learned it through online tutorials and experimenting. By this time I fell in love with everything and anything that dealt with computer-related media.

After graduating from High School with honors, I attended Santa Monica College's Academy of Entertainment and Technology (AET) where I finally received formal instruction on the various programs I had learned on my own, as well as other applications needed for the industry (InDesign, Illustrator). I then became a member of the AET's first ever Graphic Design Club and won the logo contest. I then continued my education at USC, as well as the good ole' online tutorials, which is where I learned After Effects.

Thirteen years after receiving my first computer I am here as a professional doing what I love and loving what I do.

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  Software used

Photoshop CS4 Extended
Illustrator CS4
Flash CS4 Professional
After Effects CS4
Dreamweaver CS4
InDesign CS4
Premiere Pro CS4

  Skills/Services

Website Design
 HTML
 CSS
 XML
 Javascript
 Flash

  Actionscript 2.0 & 3.0
  Animation

   Inverse Kinematics (NEW Bones Tool)
 CMS
  Joomla 1.0 & 1.5
   Modules
   Template Customization / Implementation
   Component Installation / Integration

  Wordpress

   Template Customization / Implementation
   Component Installation / Integration

 Custom Myspace Layouts
Graphic Design
 Photo Manipulation
  Color Correction
  Element Removal

 Print Design
  Business cards
  Booklets
  Bookmarks
  Brochures
  Banners
  Calendars
  Catalogues
  CD packaging
  Club flyers
  Collector cards
  Door hangers
  DVD packaging
  Envelopes
  Flyers
  Letterheads
  Mini menus
  Notepads
  Posters
  Postcards
  Presentation folders
  Rackcards
  Rip business cards
  Rolodex
  Roll labels
  Staggered cut flyers
  Stickers
  Tent cards
  Signs
  Apparel

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