Visual Designer – Creative Problem Solver
Hello there and thank you for visiting my website, my name is Danny Tijerina. I graduated from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver Colorado with a BFA in 2015. I studied visual communication and graphic design there and more importantly I learned that they go hand in hand but that there is a vast difference between the two. I am a Designer, Illustrator, Artist, Strategist, Photographer, Writer, Army Campaign Badge Veteran, Husband, World Traveler, and most importantly I am a Humanist trying to make the world as we know it a better place.
I took four years of art history and a lot of liberal studies while at RMCAD that were geared towards anthropology and human psychology. Since then I have worked on in-house design teams and for creative agencies large and small. On this journey I have met many creative people and strategic thinkers who have helped me advance my career in many ways. I have reached a point in my career where I have come to the realization that graphic design is technical work but implementing effective visual communication is a greater overarching practice. When I work on design projects I find it is important to consider how the end user will perceive, navigate and interact with the content I am creating.
I am inspired by the things happening around me in my life. I think deeply about visual communication and design of many disciplines on a daily basis. I do vector illustration, branding, motion graphics and other varied creative work such as digital advertisments and landing pages. I am interested in working on UX/UI projects and I enjoy working with front-end web developers. I dabble in HTML and CSS and I am currently taking a front end web development course at General Assembly. My inspiration comes from my life experiences, my education and most importantly my American culture. I have recently relocated from Denver to Boston and I am currently available for hire.
2019 – Current
I am currently employed at Tamr Inc. which is a tech company that manages big data based in Harvard Square. I create digital ads for the marketing team and work on presentation decks mostly.
Craft Worldwide Boston
2018 – 2019
I worked at Craft Worldwide Boston as a digital designer in the end of 2018 and into the new year. I worked on digital content for the web such as banners and email campaigns for Staples. I did a lot of projects in a very short amount of time while employed there and learned a lot about improving my efficiency as a designer.
2016 – 2018
At BravoEchoInc I worked on a lot of motion graphics, print projects, email campaigns and digital asset creation. I did a lot of production work there as well as internal design. I built some good relationships there and had some good times. I learned a lot about being a creative professional and I was treated well.
2015 – 2016
At wigwam I worked on branding projects, type and layout and as well as web design. A creative director I invited to my graduate show at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design hired me. I enjoyed working there because the projects had a lot of creative flexibility. I moved on to make more money and diversify my experiences.
Colorado History Museum
2014 & 2018
I worked for the Colorado History Museum as a freelance during my junior year of my undergraduate degree. During that time I designed the print elements for a Rocky Mountain National Park exhibit. I worked with the museum again in 2108 to design another exhibit featuring the history of American baseball.
Graphic Design Intern
I worked for the Denver Zoo as a design intern while I was working on my bachelors degree. I worked in the planning department updating signage and presenting layout ideas for new exhibits. I sharpened my photoshop skills here quite a bit making animal ID signage. I really enjoyed working there and I’m glad I had the opportunity.