Miguel Alcantara
Motion Graphic Artist & Designer

Miguel Alcantara is a Los Angeles and Orange county-based graphic designer who specializes in motion graphics. With over five years of experience in the industry and nearly a decade of using Adobe Suite, he has also ventured into electronic arts, radio, teaching, and management roles. His artist focus is mainly motion, graphic, visual, and sound design. Additionally, he is more than proficient in special effects, compositing, sculpture, teaching, and leadership.

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Skills

Software, Hardware, & Physical Art


  • Adobe Suite
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • After Effects
    • InDesign
    • Acrobat
    • Etc.

  • Video
    • Final Cut Pro
    • Premiere Pro
    • Mocha Pro
    • Trapcode Suite
    • Canon DSLR

  • Physical
    • Drawing
    • Oil Pastel
    • Sculpture
  • Sound
    • Logic
    • Ableton
    • ProTools
    • FL Studio
    • Serato
    • Radio programming + engineering
    • Turntablism

  • Workflow
    • Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)
    • Google Analytics
    • Digital Banner Creation (Canva Design)

  • Languages
    • English
    • Spanish
    • Portuguese
    • HTML, CSS, JavaScript


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Experiences

Studio 13

Graphic Design Intern
09/2022 - 05/2023

Aided program director and collaborated with design teams to produce quality designs and multiple projects. Applied Adobe Suite onto projects to contribute team projects.

KQBH-LP 101.5 FM

Assistant Program Director
06/2019 - 09/2022

Successfully managed all social media channels, created print and online graphics, weekly newsletters, and concepts that increased organization awareness during recruiting. Developed creative marketing ideas and taught marketing interns how to handle social media, create digital banners, and run email campaigns, resulting333% increase in followers.

Brooklyn Ave Pizza Co.

Social Media Manager
08/2021 - 04/2022

Successfully managed all social media channels, created print and online graphics, weekly newsletters, and concepts that increased organization awareness during recruiting. Developed creative marketing ideas and taught marketing interns how to handle social media, create digital banners, and run email campaigns, resulting333% increase in followers.

Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory

Teaching Artist
02/2020 - 08/2021

Taught youth music theory through turntablism and aided in the production of class programs. Worked with hardware and software to help keep children engaged in learning about new content. Developed student-specific curriculum, presented all materials and lessonsresponded to all questions and concerns relating to the lesson plan.

The Paramount LA

Lead Production Aid
06/2019 - 04/2022

Streamline operations by setting up technical equipment and ensuring optimal performance during live performances. Worked multiple roles during a fast-paced work environment and ensured quality performances for the artist, audience, and sound engineers.

Sessions LA

Production Intern
01/2018 - 03/2020

Supported production set up for electronic music workshops and live events that effectively taught and enriched local youth. Assisted in curriculum writing and engineering student’s music work.

Fujin Ramen

Shift Lead Manager
03/2018 - 11/2018

Implemented new training procedures to promote high-performing behaviors, resolve customer concerns by being courteous, and to ensure productive and efficient transactions. Scheduled all restaurant workers to ensure proper staffing during business hours, sustained scheduling policies, and resolved schedconflicts



Education

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona -
Visual Communication Design, B.F.A

Mount San Antonio College, Walnut -
Level II Motion Graphics Certificate



Contact

alcantara99miguel@gmail.com
+1 (626) 594-5931
shineheretic.com