Hello there.

I'M ELVIN

Advertising student at Boston University fascinated by the marriage of media and tech.
Based in Boston and sometimes in the Silicon Valley.

WHAT I DO

In design I trust.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

My favorite font in grade school was Trebuchet MS, and in retrospect, it totally makes sense now. I am proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Lightroom, with three years of professional experience.

PHOTOGRAPHY

I was the photography editor of El Estoque, my high school's newsmagazine. I specialize in photojournalism and portraiture, and my inspirations include Robert Capa and Richard Avedon.

SOCIAL MEDIA

As marketing chairman of a scouting admin committee, I pushed its communications into the digital age by setting up a comprehensive Facebook page and mailing network to advertise our events. No more scouts licking stamps anymore.

ABOUT ME
I mentioned earlier that sometimes I'm based in the Silicon Valley.

I like to design things.

I accidentally learned InDesign when I volunteered to design a page for my high school's newsmagazine in Cupertino, CA that nobody wanted to do. From then on, I've picked up a number of jobs:

Agganis Arena at Boston University
Marketing Intern | 17 January 2013 - present

The Daily Free Press
Multimedia Editor | 30 September 2012 - 11 May 2013

Western Region Order of the Arrow
Publication Designer | 1 July 2013 - present

I am currently studying Advertising at Boston University on the track for early graduation. I like to self-study UI/UX and create unsolicited redesigns in my spare time. Currently, I am exploring internship opportunities to further my understanding of the world of advertising and new media.

You can get all detailed on my résumé. Wholesome, truthful, and best of all, it's free!

SKILLS
PRINT DESIGN 85%
ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE 80%
COPYWRITING 70%
UI/UX DESIGN 50%
MANDARIN CHINESE - 汉语+中文85%
PHOTOGRAPHY 75%
VIDEO AND EDITING 60%
ADVERTISING 50%
HTML5/CSS3 40%

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

This'll do for a trophy cabinet.
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CENTENNIAL EAGLE SCOUT
19 February 2012

I earned 21 merit badges; topics range from shotgun shooting to global citizenship. I was an active leader in the troop, culminating to being elected junior assistant scoutmaster and preparing a renovation project for California Historical Landmark #800.

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BROTHERHOOD HONOR
2 June 2013

I am a member of the Order of the Arrow, the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America. I reaffirmed my dedication to the Order's ideals of cheerful service by serving Northern California as a marketing chairman for two years.

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PORTRAIT, FIRST PLACE
May 2011

Given by the Photography Guild of Los Gatos in its junior photography contest, the largest contest within the SF South Bay area. Alongside I won an honorable mention for photojournalism.

CLIENTS I'VE WORKED WITH

Here are some of the names I've had the opportunity to design for.
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SHOWREEL
I am also a videography enthusiast, and I'm always looking for opportunities to film more.

"Elvin is diligent and purposeful. His photography is electrifying and worthy of great acclaim." -- Arif Hasan, colleague

CONTACT ME
Thank you for viewing my portfolio. If you like what you see, please contact me with any of the social media platforms below. If you prefer old fashioned, feel free to send me an email with the form below.

You can also call me at +1 (408) 571-8484.
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