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Diseño Museología

Museum Professional and a Graphic Designer

About

  • Adriana Solís Martínez, MA
    Museums professional specialized in informal education, interpretation and public programming.

    Carrer Goals: I work with inclusive, informal and experiential education in museums so visitors gain different perspectives on arts, culture and the world around us. I use museums to foster social justice and the actions that will contribute to improving the quality of life of the community that we serve.
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Education

MA
Museum &
Exhibition Studies

University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
United States

2014 - 2016

Major in Graphic Design

Autonomous University
of San Luis Potosí
San Luis Potosí, S.L.P.
México

2003 - 2009

Portfolio

My portfolio reflects both of my backgrounds. As a museum professional, you'll find pictures of some of the exhibitions that I have worked at with installation, text writing and curatorial work, and some museum and public programming in which I was involved or that I designed. For graphic design, I show different projects related to branding and visual identity, marketing campaigns and poster design. I have developed both of my professional profiles in Mexico and the United States.

Experience

Director of
Education & Public
Programming

Caja Real
Cultural Center
March 2017 - Currently
Design and development of informal education programs, writing labels for exhibitions with the focus on inclusive language, design and development of public programming for the exhibitions on display, coordination and supervision of volunteers.

Graphic & web
Designer

Freelancer
November 2005 - Currently
Graphic design for printed and digital media; brand and visual identity development for businesses and non-profit organizations; web design; content creation for marketing campaigns; pre-press preparation.

Brand & Visual
Identity Manager

UIC
Office of the
Vice Chancellor
for the Administrative
Services
October 2014 - February 2017
UIC Clery Act Report Coordinator and editorial design; research, content creation, design and pre-press for campus emergency guidelines;infographic design, and audio-visual materials for Regional and National Conferences

Interpretive
Practices
Intern

Museum of
Contemporary Art
at Chicago
Summer 2016
Interpretive plan design; program development, research, and assessment; audience research (exit surveys and gallery observations); content research for exhibitions; research executive summaries.

Marketing Intern

Chicago Children’s Museum
Summer 2015
Brand development for public programming; pre-press for printed media; digital media design; special exhibition photo shooting for the marketing campaign; photo shooting in different permanent exhibits for the museum's photographic archive.

Marketing and Visual
Identity Manager &
Assistant Director

Centro Cultural
Universitario
Bicentenario
2011 - 2014
As Assistant Director -customer service, sales, events planning and events logistics; grant writer for Federal Grants; sponsors and fundraising procurement; as Marketing and Visual Identity Manager -brand development, institutional web page design and administration; venue’s social media manager; development, design, and project manager of the project HD and Live Broadcasting from the Met New York Series (Sábados de Opera).

Jr. Graphic Designer

The University of
the Center of México
2009 - 2011
Brand design and development; printed and digital media design; web design; brand guidelines application; pre-press preparation; photographic archive manager; signage design; editorial design for the Academic Research Journal Alter.

Skills

Platforms

MAC

Main work Platform

Windows

Design Software (print, web and moving image)

  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Flash
  • Dreamweaver
  • Fireworks


  • Adobe Soundbooth
  • After Effects
  • Premiere
  • Muse
  • Wordpress
  • Brackets
  • Corel Draw

Other Software

  • Word
  • Excel
  • Power Point
  • Share Point

Languages

Spanish
native language
English
fluent (speaking, reading, writing)
Potuguese
intermediate (speaking, reading, writing)

Contact

Adriana Solís Martínez
School of Art and Art History
University of Illinois at Chicago
106 Jefferson Hall
929 W Harrison, MC 201
Chicago, Illinois 60607
Phone
+52 (444) 130 65 68