RESUME

MAYRA DUARTE

1310 Parliament Dr Apt E, South Bend, IN 46637

Phone: 305-450-9026 | E-mail: mduarte@nd.edu | Portfolio: www.mayraduarte.com

EDUCATION

University of Notre Dame | Notre Dame, IN

Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, Graduated in May 2013

Universidad Católica Santa María La Antigua | Panamá City, Panamá

B.A. Graphic Design – Magna Cum Laude, Graduated in June 2008

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

University of Notre Dame | Notre Dame, IN

Research Associate, Sep 2013 – Present

  • UI/UX design and information arquitecture for healthcare projects at the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Sciences and Applications.
  • Develop communication materials for the Center and support graduate students on their research

Instructor of Record, Aug 2011 – May 2013

  • Taught Graphic Design 1: Introduction to Visual Communication (a three-credit sophomore level course).
  • Assisted with the different events held by the Design Department.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Jan – May 2013

  • Assisted the Professor in teaching Motion Design and helped students complete projects.

Snite Museum of Art – Market and Public Affairs | Notre Dame, IN

Graphic Design Intern, Aug 2010 – May 2011

  • Design communication materials for museum events, exhibitions, and lectures.
  • Assisted the Market and Public Affairs Coordinator in the production and distribution of posters, brochures, potcards.

Basic Grid – Graphic Design Firm | Panamá City, Panamá

Senior Designer, Sep 2006 – Feb 2010

  • Designed three Nestlé magazines of regional distribution in Central America and the Caribbean and other Nestlé's corporate identity projects.
  • Oversaw projects, schedules and a team of three junior designers to keep a good workflow and a record of accomplished deadlines.
  • Handled editorial, promotional, corporative, and branding projects.
  • Created page layouts and developed flash animations for websites.
  • Coordinated and managed press production and delivery of every printed design.

Universidad Católica Santa María La Antigua – Academic and Administrative Processes Unit | Panamá City, Panamá

Staff Assistant, Jan – Sep 2006

  • Performed day-to-day administrative tasks such as answering telephones, managing incoming and outgoing mail and deliveries.
  • Coordinated office services such as purchasing office supplies and maintaining office equipment.

SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver, After Effects, Microsoft Office, Photography, Image and Video editing, Web Design, and Social Media Management.

LANGUAGES

Native Spanish and Full Professional English.

ORGANIZATIONS

Graduate Student Union [University of Notre Dame] | Notre Dame, IN

Marketing and Merchandise Chair, Aug 2012 – May 2013

Latino Graduate Students Association [University of Notre Dame] | Notre Dame, IN

President and Cofounder, Oct 2012 – May 2013

VOLUNTEERING AND CAUSES

Notre Dame Graduate Student, Spouse And Significant Other Network | South Bend, IN

Communications Co-chair, August 2016 – May 2017

  • Sent out bi-weekly newsletters and maintained facebook page.

La Casa de Amistad [Non-profit Latino community center] | South Bend, IN

Consultant, August 2012 – May 2013

  • Developed a website to help Latino adolescents build stronger ethnic identities.

Early Childhood Development Center [Day care] | Notre Dame, IN

Volunteer, Fall 2012

  • Assisted teachers in maintaining a positive, supportive, and encouraging learning environment for 4-year-olds.

AWARDS & PARTICIPATIONS

  • Recipient of a Graduate Student Research Award, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts | 2012
  • Recipeint of a Center for Social Concerns Grant | 2013
  • Recipient of Grad Life Grant, an award for a community-builiding idea to enhance graduate student life at Notre Dame | 2013
  • MFA and BFA Exhibition Show at Snite Museum, "Building Stronger Ethnic Identities", University of Notre Dame | 2013
  • Designer at Code for America South Bend, February 2013
  • Exhibition of The Real Me Project at Galeria Americana, Institute of Latino Studies at University of Notre Dame | 2013
  • New Faces Show (1st year MFA's) at Isis Gallery, University of Notre Dame | 2011
  • John Snider & Betty Gallagher Endowment Award | 2010
  • Selected for national Graphic Design exhibition "Panamá Gráfico 2009" at Contemporary Museum of Art
  • Selected for "Panamá Gráfico 2006" at Contemporary Museum of Art.

FUN

  • Cooking, baking, sewing, and going on trips with my family.

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