Christian Solorzano 2017

Christian Solorzano is a Graphic Designer from Chicago.

His work employs strategic solutions centered around collaboration and a deep understanding of client needs.

“I’m devoted to honest work that tackles important issues. Through collaboration and communication, I translate ideas and concepts into realistic solutions. My work focuses on design as a process that questions and pushes boundaries. Design as a vocation enables me to better understand the world and allows me to create honest work. I'm a believer that design can significantly improve our world and I aim to create work that makes a true impact.“

“My work is influenced by design history, advancements in technology and media, psychology, and kindness.”

Experience

  • UpShift Creative
    Graphic Designer
    04.16 – Present
    Assist designers in creating design material for a variety of clients.
  • Maestro Health
    Junior Graphic Designer
    12.15 – 04.16
    Assist marketing team with developing new print and web materials in accordance to their current visual identity.
  • The University of Chicago
    Design Assistant
    11.14 – 04.16
    Conceptualize original ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to multiple web pages.
  • Old St. Patrick's Church
    Graphic Designer
    Summer 2015
    Assist communications department on a variety of print projects for multiple organizations within the church.
  • The Chicago Children's Museum
    Graphic Design Intern
    Summer 2013
    Design web and print material under the museums's brand guidelines.

Community Involvement

  • DePaul AIGA
    Programming Officer
    09.14 – 06.15
    Cooperate with other board members to create upcoming events for students in the design program.
  • Society of Typographic Arts
    Archive Team Member
    2012, 2013, 2014
    Organize and track design entries.

Recognition

  • Faculty | Online Publication
    Founder
    2016 – Present
    Founded and created an online publication.
  • DePaul University
    Graphic Design Student Spotlight
    2015
    Participate in university panel and answer questions by parents and prospective students interested in the graphic design program.
  • Uno Charter School Workshop
    DePaul University Graphic Design Representative
    2015
    Teach a 4th grade class about a career in graphic design by going over a brief design presentation and providing a hands-on workshop.
  • Leo Burnett & The One Club
    Advertising Campaign Third Place Finalist
    2013
    Serve as art director to create an original ad campaign for Leo Burnett's client Sprint. Collaborate with various students from different career majors.
  • Society of Typographic Arts
    Archive 13 Catalog

    Photographer
    2013
    Photography featured in the Society of Typographic Arts Archive 13 catalog.

Skills

  • Web
    HTML
    CSS
    UI/UX
    Social Media
    GitHub
    User Research
    Wireframing & Prototyping
  • Software
    Adobe Creative Suite
    InDesign
    Photoshop
    Illustrator
    Premiere Pro
  • Video
    Photography
    Video Editing
    Production Design
    Art Direction