David Duarte

Professional interactive Designer and Developer,
passionate about User Experience and Technology.
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Who I Am

A nature-loving, health-conscious, tech-nerd with a strong focus and dedication to creating robust interactive brand experiences, efficiently streamlined e-commerce solutions, and successful digital marketing campaigns that produce measurable results.

Carefully crafting my career with nearly fifteen years accumulated experience across a variety of industries, including:

Action Sports & Motorsports
Apparel & Accessories
Computers & Electronics
Consumer Packaged Goods
Health & Nutrition
Hospitality & Nightlife
Music & Entertainment
Non-Profit Humanitarian
Online Gaming
Tech Start-Ups

Driven by a deep-rooted desire to create intuitive, captivating interactive products that have the ability to produce a multi-faceted relationships between brands and their current and potential customers.
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Specialization

Brand Experience

Creating a Seamless, User-Centric, Understanding of the Identity and Motivation of the Brand. Providing a Sense of Familiarity, Connection, and Evoking the Sensation of Extension of Oneself.

UX/UI Design

Beautifully Crafted, Modern Interface Design. Intuitive, User-Friendly, Accessibile Content Delivery.

Produce Interactive Products

Collaboration, Project Management, and Execution of Digital Developments from Conception to Deployment.

Graphic Design

Branding and Identity, Logo Design, Print Layout, Product Packaging, Typography

Photography

Architectural Interiors & Exteriors, Live Music, Lifestyle & Portrait, Nature & Landscape, Product Catalog, Publicity & Event Coverage

Proficiencies

Adobe Creative Cloud
Front-End Development
Back-End Development (currently learning)
Content Management Systems
Operating Systems

Experience

2015 - Present
Rockstar Energy Drink

Determined the company's digital marketing objectives; researched and evaluated available technologies and functionalities; defined, proposed, and implemented relevant strategies, which effectively delivered the intended results.

Established the overall look and feel of all digital products including; desktop and mobile versions of the brand website, online store, event activation tablet applications, customer loyalty and rewards program, and a variety of multiple annual micro sites for national music tours, and the retailer sweepstakes tied around them.

Defined and drafted role descriptions for designer and developer positions to posts with creative staffing agencies; reviewed, filtered, and selected all resume and portfolio submissions, conducted candidate interviews, and successfully hired graphic designers and developers who have continued to be valuable assets to the company, as well as great personality fits within the department.

Created content publishing schedules for websites and social media channels; supervised and executed implementation and delivery of final digital products.

Conceptualized and directed product and lifestyle photoshoots for social media, brand websites, sweepstakes micro-sites, and HTML newsletters.

2009 - Present
Rockstar Energy Drink

Responsible for researching, purchasing, and configuration of all executive and office employee workstations, field laptops, and company servers, audio and video equipment, printers and business electronic machines.

Administration of all office client workstation software updates, and hardware upgrades; troubleshooting of issues, ensuring and maintaining network and data security.

Identified company's technological needs; negotiated service agreements, employed, and managed third-party contractors and vendors for the execution of network and server hardware and software installs, upgrades, and maintenance.

Administration of all Exchange email accounts, company-wide; data backup and archiving, email compliance policies, user permissions, disk quotas, spam management, and virus protection.

Management of inter-company communication and collaboration software and services like Dropbox for Business, Basecamp, and Office 365.

2011 - 2015
Rockstar Energy Drink

Responsible for designing all user interfaces for the company's brand websites, e-commerce site, internal sales and promotions support sites, and sweepstakes micro-sites.

Primarily worked in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, OmniGraffle, and Sketch to create; mockups, flowcharts, sitemaps, wireframes, storyboards, style-guides, user-experience documentation, and prototypes for web/mobile/tablet applications and websites.

Defined and translated site administration user needs for a custom Content Management System, which would empower marketing managers to easily update content relevant to their programs.

2010 - 2014
Rockstar Energy Drink

Employed, managed, and negotiated agreements with third-party contractors and vendors for the production of video, photography, 3D modeling, and development assets; and ensured that all contracted assets were delivered on time, within budget.

Effectively identified, defined, and communicated project objectives to all stakeholders, maintained production schedules, and ensured that all deliverables were met with efficiency.

Nov 2007 - 2010
Rockstar Energy Drink

Attended sponsored music tours, Action Sports and Motorsports events to shoot photography and video of sponsored athletes, event attendees, and event activation and branding.

Edited photos and videos to create content for promotional web use.

Conducted athlete lifestyle and portrait photo shoots for their online profiles.

Designed web banner advertisements, and promotional graphics for company and partner websites.

Created, managed, and maintained all website content, including; product, athlete, team, music artists/bands, promo model profiles.

2002 - 2007
Co-Founder / Creative Director
Sunset Clark, Inc. | Multimedia Design Agency

Along with two partners, co-founded a boutique design firm that created digital and print artwork, promotional videos, interactive event invitations, and websites for an prestigious client list across several industries including; Apparel & Jewelry lines, Hospitality (restaurants, hotels, nightclubs), Music & Entertainment (artists, record labels, production companies, filmmakers).
Create annual growth of our business by utilizing personal connections and relationships to find new clients, while keeping production efficiently moving forward. As the Digital Art Director, my role was to translate the client's vision, conceptualize, pitch, and execute final designs.

2000 - 2002
Cinematography & Film Production
Academy of Entertainment and Technology
1998 - 2000
Cinema Studies Major
Santa Monica College

Additional Skills

Amazon Web Services
Amazon Affiliate
Computer Systems & Network Administration
Detailed Documentation of Technical Process
Photo Retouching & Enhancement
Google Analytics, AdWords, AdSense
Search Engine Optimization
Social Media Marketing
SketchUp 3D Modeling
Security Penetration Testing
Technical Support & Consulting
Web Hosting & Server Management

Personal Interests

  • Altruism & Philanthropy
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Minimalist Lifestyle
  • Mindfulness, Meditation, & Spiritual Growth Practices
  • Sustainable Organic Gardening
  • Urban Design & Architecture

Activities and Hobbies

  • Cycling
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Nature Photography
  • Outdoors
  • Snowboarding
  • Skateboarding
  • Tennis
Dvize Digital
Dvize Digital
Creative Agency Website
The Green Reserve
The Green Reserve
WordPress - Community Lifestyle Blog
Ally Marks interiors
Ally Marks Interiors
Squarespace - Interior Design Firm Website
Sunset Strip Legends
Sunset Strip Legends
Shopify - E-Commerce Website
Rockstar Slipknot VIP Sweepstakes
Slipknot 2016 Music Tour
National Sweepstake Micro Site
WB Games Mad Max
Mad Max Video Game
In-Game Sweepstake Website
JT Intimates
JT Intimates Lingerie
Magento - E-Commerce Website
Dave Duarte Design
Branding & Identity Design
Logos, Packaging, and Promotional Materials
Rockstar Energy
Rockstar Energy Drink
Custom Dynamic Multi-Country Website
Rockstar Energy
Rockstar Energy Shop
Magento - E-Commerce Website
Rockstar Energy
Rockstar Energy Crew
Customer Loyalty & Rewards Website

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