Valeria Martin was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her love for travel and knowing the world led her to live in different cities (Buenos Aires, Barcelona, New York and Boston) gaining cultural and artistic influences along the way. She has lived in the United States for more than eight years, and currently resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Since childhood Valeria loved to draw and paint. Growing up she frequented different Artists’ studios and was immediately drawn to visual communications. She studied Graphic Design and took many courses in traditional arts, photography, as well as interactive and digital design.
Valeria's main passion is discovering new ways of solving visual communication challenges.

1/2010 Present, Freelance work - Boston MA: Graphic / Web Design.
Designed diferent projects: logo design, banners, print material, photography and web design.
Clients included: RRForum - Boston Local Foods Festival - Jamaica Plain Tree of life - Bags by bac -
Cornerstone Argentina and others.

7/2010 School of the Museum of Fine Arts - Boston MA: Teacher Assistant / Web Design Course.
Assisted designer Matt Pelham; guiding students through a learning process that concluded with their own finished web project. This included explaining HTML, CSS, Java Script and Flash concepts needed to build the site.

1/2002 - 8/2009 Inoxcrom Inc. - Ridgefield Park NJ: Graphic Designer / Art Director.
Managed, trained and directed an in house graphic department that designed writing instruments and packaging for two divisions: business to business and US retail. Created the pens as new marketing tool. A big part of the customers belonged to the pharmaceutical industry, including Pfizer, Bristol Myers Squibb, Forest, Bayer, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis and Wyeth. The graphic department covered all the graphic needs: trade shows, customer presentations, packaging, displays, notebooks, new creative desk ideas and the Inoxcrom website. Assited the sales team on big presentations, giving visual and technical information to customers.

2001 New Choice Productions - Barcelona: Short collaboration as Digital Designer - Multimedia Studio.
Worked in a creative team designing websites: focusing in the architecture, the “look & feel” and the interactive user experience. Created animations, pop-ups, banners and retouched images for the web.

11/2000 - 10/2001 Estudio Iman - Barcelona: Graphic Designer - Advertising and Design Studio.
Developed design concepts and illustrations for the following design projects: brochures, catalogs, logos, newsletters and posters. Responsibilities included Photoshop manipulation and technical set-up for print.

2/2000 -10/2000 Agencia de Publicidad E.K. Adv. - Barcelona: Graphic Designer - Advertising Agency.
Designing catalogs, ads and packaging. Responsibilities included working with image banks, mock-ups, presentations and final art for print. Collaborated in brainstormings and created concepts for ad campaigns.

9/1998 -11/1999 Ton Grafic - Barcelona: Graphic Designer - Graphic Design Studio.
Worked with a graphic team in an entry level position. Collaborated on new logos, campaigns, catalogs, magazine layouts and brochures. Managed clients in the cosmetic industry with new packaging, displays and new product launches.

- Interaction Design - Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston - Doug Bolin 2010.
- Intermediate Web Design - School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Matt Pelham 2010.
- Portrait Oil Painting - Cambridge Center for Adult Education - David Wenstrom 2009 - 2010.
- Intermediate Oil Painting - Cambridge Center for Adult Education - David Andrus 2007 - 2010.
- Oil Pastel Portrait - Cambridge Center for Adult Education - David Wenstrom 2006 - 2008.
- Master in Multimedia and Internet - Fak D´Art, Barcelona by Marina Sala and Marta Gil, 2001.
- Oil Pastel Course - Academia Tárrega Barcelona - 1999.
- Scholarship at Ana Eckell’s Atelier - Assistant for Argentina at “The Venice Biennale”, 1997.
- Artistic Photography - School of Fine Arts “Ernesto de la Carcova” Buenos Aires 1996.
- Advertising Photography - Foto Club Buenos Aires - 1995.
- Photography - Foto Club Buenos Aires 1995.
- Graphic Designer Degree - O.R.T. Argentina, Official Diploma, 1993 - 1995.
- Artistic Expression Atelier with Dina Cusnir 1992 - 1996.


Written and oral fluency in English and Spanish (bilingual).
Conversation and reading skills in French and Catalan.
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, QuarkXPress, Flash and Dreamweaver.


- First Mention: Foto Club Buenos Aires, black and white pictures; Buenos Aires 1995.
- Mega Annual Exhibit, at the Army History Museum; Buenos Aires 1997.
- Live Portraits, Learning to See Exhibit at The Art Gallery CCEA; Cambridge, July 2009.
- Friday Night Figures at The Art Gallery CCEA; Cambridge, March 2010.
- Tuesday Night Portraits at Gutman Library, Harvard Graduate School of Education; April 2010.
- Somerville Open Studios at Vernon Street Studios; Somerville, May 2010.

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