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David Gonzalez


David Gonzalez is a storyteller, designer and illustrator that loves using his creative talents to solve design challenges.


Fashion Institute of Technology / School of Art & Design
Illustration – BFA Spring 2010


American Illustration  / The Society of Illustrators / Communication Arts / Creative Quarterly 


Creative and conceptual thinker, proficiency in design software (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), hand drawn and digital illustration & typography.


The New York Time / GQ / The Village Voice / Nylon Guys / PlanAdvisor / The Fiscal Times / Catholic Relief Services


Graphic Designer / Illustrator - Paperless Post
Feb 2016 – Ongoing  New York, NY

Collaborate with art directors and fellow designers of the Content Design team to create, design, and produce original artwork for online and printed greeeting cards and invitations. Assist with ideation and production execution of daily content and long term creative campaigns for social media content. Design branded content that adheres to and also furthers the visual identity of Paperless Post. Contributed over 200+ original illustration assests for a variety of themes and styles. 

Freelance Illustrator - Pencildrifter
Jan 2014 – Feb 2016 New Rochelle, NY

Created original illustration that translate broad concepts or written descriptions of issues, into effective visuals. Cultivated long-lasting client relationships through quality, consistency & reliability.

Education Volunteer - United States Peace Corps
Oct 2011 – Dec 2013 Burkina Faso, West Africa

Education volunteer in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Organized various community groups and presented ideas and information covering a variety health and wellness topics. Conceptualized, wrote, and illustrated a children’s book distributed to over 152,000 students in 698 schools in collaboration with Catholic Relief Services with funding provided by the USDA, under their Global Foods for Education initiative. Created original multimedia resources for Peace Corps volunteers as chairperson of the Technology and Media committee.

Marketing Designer - NylonMagazine
Mar 2010 – Sep 2010  New York, NY

Worked directly with the Marketing Design Director in collaboration with the Art Dept., designing sales decks, event collateral, and marketing assests to help the sales team tell the Nylon story. Assembled comps and conducted art/photo research. Streamlined our process by organizing reference library files for the department and creating master templates for sales decks and other reoccuring design collateral.