PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

EXPERIENCE

*Field Producer + Fixer + Translator (Interpreter) - San Juan, PR // March 2016 - Present // Isla Invisible; The Wall Street Journal; Motherboard (Vice Media) "The Most Unknown" full-length documentary (Director Ian Cheney); Sprint Telecommunications (Hurricane María Relief); AJ+ (Al Jazeera Plus); Left/Right TV; Magnet Media; Cisco/NetHope; Vice News Tonight on HBO; Deep Films; Think Out Loud; Sierra Club; The New York Times (print division); The New York Times (video division + 360º video); ITV Britain ("Islands of America"); Newsy.com; Paramount Network; Disney; MaggieVision

*Producer - Freelance - San Juan, PR // August 2015 - Present // TV, web, music videos and print production, casting, set-design, director of photography, field production, art department, co-directing for various brands and clients such as Medalla (Cervecera de Puerto Rico), Proctor & Gamble, Coors Light, Huggies, Ciqala Luxury Suites, Ford, Universidad Interamericana, Isla y Vuelta TV Show (nominated for a Suncoast Emmy), Seaborne, "Salve" short film for Santurce es Ley 6 (Neo Divedco), Jorge Chafey, Isla Invisible, The Front featuring Walter Mercado (for Made NY - Fashion Week), Sierra Club (Latino photography project); Music video for Andrea Cruz for "No toquemos tierra"

*Production (Various) - San Juan, PR // June 2017 - Present // Crackle series "The Oath: Season 1" for Sony (Production Coordinator + Art Department Coordinator); TUMS TV ad campaign Fall 2017 (Wardrobe); Isabella "Mentí" Music Video (On-Set Locations Manager); Silver Key "Dubidubi"  for Nostrom Video Ad (On-Set Locations Manager); ENDI "Reforma Educativa" for Young Collective TV Video Ad (Production Assistant/Driver); "The Journey Ahead" full length feature film (Art Department Coordinator); Oriental Bank video ads for Calma Films (Art Director); KFC video ad for Calma Films (Art Director); Honda video ad for Latitude Films (On-Set Locations Coordinator)

*Photographer - Freelance - San Juan, PR // May 2015 - Present // art exhibits, product shots, food shots (+art direction), music band shots, portraits, video stills, making-of stills, photo essays, Remezcla online magazine, Les Inrockuptibles (French printed magazine), Área (printed magazine); howwegettonext.com for Alicia Kennedy (Storythings, UK)

*LOCAL: San Juan (publishing) - San Juan, PR // May 2016 - Present // Editor-in-Chief, Project Developer

*MECA International Art Fair - San Juan, PR // November 2015 - Present // Producer, Project Manager, Co-Founder - First (2017), second (2018), and third (2019) editions of an international art fair in San Juan, Puerto Rico. First edition held at the Conservatorio de Música in Santurce and second and third editions at Antiguo Arsenal de la Marina Española in La Puntilla, Old San Juan. More info www.mecaartfair.com

*MECA Art Talks - San Juan, PR // November 2018 // Producer - Two-day conference at the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico which approached Art, Design, Culture, Community and Creativity: bringing together a select group of professionals from various disciplines and various countries to share ideas and projects that are relevant to the Caribbean region. More info www.mecaartfair.com

*Radio Red - San Juan, PR    // August 2015 - March 2016 // Photographer, odd-jobs, ad-hoc projects

*Home Box Office (HBO) - New York, NY    // October 2006 - May 2015 // Project Manager, post-production (Game of Thrones S1-S5, True Detective S1-S2, Girls S1-S5, Boardwalk Empire S1-S5, The Jinx) 

*El punto es… - New York, NY    // September 2010 - February 2014 // Editor-in-Chief, Media Content Manager, Cultural Blogger, Photographer

*MTV Networks - New York, NY    // September 2003 - October 2006 // New Business Development Coordinator

PHOTO EXHIBITS

*Feb. 2019 / "Casa Semilla para Don Guillermo" (Fundraiser) / La Casa de los Contrafuertes, Old San Juan, PR

*Feb. 2019 / "FemForce" / Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR

*June 2018 / "María, categoría 6" / La Marqueta Retoña, NYC

*May 2018 / "Ocho meses en la vida..." / Hartford Public Library, Connecticut, USA

*Feb. 2018 / "Correspondencia" / Taller Malaquita, Santurce, PR

*Dec. 2017 / "Mary Christmas" / Souvenir 154, Old San Juan, PR

*May-June 2017 / "Confrontación/Contemplación" / El Cuadrado Gris, Barrio Obrero, PR

*April-May 2012 / "Fotos de Celular II" / Casa Aboy, Miramar, PR

ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

*Translation and public relations for the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) from June 1997 through September 2003.

*Public radio DJ from 1996-1998 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and in Santurce, Puerto Rico.

EDUCATION

Duquesne University - Pittsburgh, PA // Bachelor of Liberal Arts - May 1997 // Double Major: Public Relations & Advertising // Minor: Spanish Literature

SKILLS

  • Fully bilingual (written and verbal) in English and Spanish

  • Copywriting, proofreading and translations in English/Spanish

  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications; Apple apps; Adobe Photoshop.

  • Proficient in all social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr, SnapChat, Periscope, Tumblr)

  • Proficient in WordPress and SquareSpace

INTERESTS

*Traveling, biking, environment, photography, industrial design, art, music, film, architecture, documentaries, volunteer work

*Currently building an art database via social media that shows current cultural events and art exhibits in Puerto Rico (Instagram @enlazartes)

*****For a photography service quote, stock photos, print inquiries or a photo tour of the island of Puerto Rico: mariangel.gonzales@gmail.com