miércoles, 30 de noviembre de 2011

Second Life!

Hey, I went to second life to play and practice my english a little bit and I think it was really fun, I liked it.. I went to a club to dance but actually I didnt know how to dance so I took some screem captions for you, then I went to a beautiful place, a romantic garden (I went alone, just to know the place!!!) There I talked with two peoples, they are from Holland and they told me they would like to visit Venezuela someday! hope you all had so much fun in SL as me, cheers!

martes, 29 de noviembre de 2011

Unit 6. Job interview

Hey everyone! I have here some tips for you for job interviews! Enjoy :D

•What happens during a "job interview"?
Sometimes a job interview is a few minutes talking ,meet and greet chatting and then getting into the meat of the interview .

•What should I wear for my job interview?
Always dress very professionally for every interview.

•What are the key do's and don'ts for a great interview?
The first thing you can do in an interview is to make a great impression and always smile. This will set a very positive tone for the rest of the interview.

•How do I handle an interview in a restaurant or cafe?
Employers will ask you to have a meal so you have to know your dining etiquette, you have to stay focused on you interviewer and speak at an audible level.

•What do I do when more than one person is interviewing me?
It's important to make sure that you adapt your communication style to both of those individuals.

•What are good tips for a telephone interview?
The best thing to do is to make sure that you are very high energy, upbeat, you use a lot of inflection in voice, and, because that's all you have to make that great first impression is your voice. So that really needs to sell you in a phone interview and also find out from the employer what again is it that they're really looking for in terms of this position. Make sure you have your resume close to you.

•Can a potential employer ask me to take a lie detector test?
Lie detector tests are illegal 99% of the time.

•How can I rescue an interview that I know is going poorly?
Best thing to do is to take a couple of steps back. Some of the tips to save an inteweview are: Ask the interviewers for directives, regroup and revive your energy
to jump back into the interview.

•What are illegal questions that an employer should not ask me?
Employers are not allowed to ask any questions relating to ethnicity, family status, childbearing status, anything that relates to culture, gender, family status, anything like that.

•How do I handle the end of the interview?
This is where you really have the opportunity to shine, be nice and never stop smiling

•What do I do if an employer doesn't call me back after an interview?
If they don't call you. Don't be shy about calling them. It's very important for you to be proactive about your career search.

Hope you all liked it, take care! :D

miércoles, 9 de noviembre de 2011

Unit 5. (Resume)

Francisco Javier Prato Briceño
    XxxXxx neighborhood Street XXª house # Xxx -xx Venezuela, Maracaibo 0261-xxxXxxx / xxxx-xxxxxxx Xxxxxxxxx@hotmail.com 
    Birth Date: 07/10/1991
    Age: 20 years old
    Birthplace: Maracaibo, Venezuela.
    2008. U.E. Colegio "La Epifania"
    Universidad Rafael Belloso Chacin (URBE), Graphic Design
    Work Experience:
     - Recreator at Eventos Stars C.A.
    - Recreator at Roko Eventos C.A.
    - Dúo Kids store
    Knowledge of english and french, Patience and excellent working under pressure

miércoles, 19 de octubre de 2011

Looking for a Job On-line!

I found this one and I think it's fine for me.

Click here for the job!

Job Title: Graphic Designer

Well, they are looking for an enthusastic and highly skilled graphic designer to join their busy Pre-press department. This position supports both their print and digital products and is focused on creative ad design. The Prepress 1 is primarily focused on "Ad Manufacturing." This includes building minor to moderate ads using the format established by sellers, utilizing a Macintosh computer and Multi-Ad Creator software.

I selected it because I could be successful as a team "doing the right things right", to work under pressure, I have the knowledge of Adobe Acrobat Reader, Photoshop CS4, Macromedia Freehand 9 and 10, flash CS5, Internet browser, e-mail applications and more.

So, I do have what it takes to get this job, I can do almost everything what they are looking for in a graphic designer. Also I have ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos, ability to write simple correspondence, ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

martes, 27 de septiembre de 2011

Interview a Graphic Designer!

I interviewed my dear friend Mayren Espina!

1. Could you please define Graphic Design in your own words?

Graphic Design is such a beautiful career, you can express whatever you want. It is just your way to tell the world things with some pictures, images or illustrations.

2. What influenced you to pursue graphic design?

My father, he is an artist and I grew up watching his job.

3. Could you please describe the educational process required to become an graphic designer?

The career is really wide and so is the process to become a professional. You have to learn and practice everything you are watching in your assignments.

4. What are the skills you need to be a good graphic designer?

Creativity, of course!

5. What job considerations were you looking for after you completed your education?

I were looking for some job where I could put in practice all I've learned. Some job where I could expand my knowledge.

6. What's something of your school life that you enjoy the most?


7. from your perspective, what is the most difficult part of being an graphic design student?

Just being a graphic design student is really difficult. You have to make things work whatever it takes!

8. What are your plans for the future?

In few months I will open my own bussiness, so.. I hope to do it really well.

9. Point out your most personally gratifying moment in graphic design school.

When I made my thesis.

10. Why would you recommend graphic designer as a career?

Because you can work on your own without any problem.. it's such a beautiful career and you always have a good payment!!! (laughed).


Ok, here I am giving you four very good links of four articles wich I really liked.. Design and creative products.. Enjoy and feel free to post a comment, cheers! :)

1.- 21 More Creative Product Packaging

2.- 21 More Brilliant Minimalist Print Ads

4.- Pictogram History Posters by H-57

Do you know Vanessa Villamizar?

Do you know Vanessa Villamizar?
Well, she studies with me in English for work.. She is from Venezuela, Maracaibo specifically. She is 19 years old and she study Graphic Design, just like me!

She loves reading, dancing, going out with her friends and hanging out with her family.. She likes junk food, the beach and traveling.. lovely.

But.. Sadly and REALLY, REALLY SADLY: she dislikes animals..

She hates soup, clowns, violence, racism, lies and people who think graphic design is just about cutting and pasting papers.

Talking about her goals, she told me that one of them is to graduate and and be a good professional, also she dreams to travel around the world, go to a real ballet and to a NFL game. She would love to be able to speak many languages.

That's why she thinks english is very important and beautiful. She learns it everyday listening to music, watching tv shows or movies and she tries to speak and improve herself and her english all the time.

So, i hope you all know Vanessa now.. here I posted a picture of Vanessa and her friend, Vero.