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); The New York Times; Left/Right TV; Magnet Media; Cisco/NetHope; Vice News Tonight on HBO; Deep Films; Think Out Loud; Sierra Club

*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)

*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 (Locations Manager); Silver Key "Dubidubi"  for Nostrom Video Ad (Locations Manager); ENDI "Reforma Educativa" for Young Collective TV Video Ad (Production Assistant/Driver)

*Photographer - Freelance - San Juan, PR // May 2015 - Present // art exhibits, product shots, food shots (with art direction), music band shots, portraits, video stills, making-of stills, photo essays, Remezcla online magazine, Les Inrockuptibles (French printed magazine), Área (printed magazine)

*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 - First (2017) and second (2018) editions of an international art fair in San Juan, Puerto Rico. First edition held at the Conservatorio de Música and second edition to be held at El Arsenal de la Puntilla. More info www.mecaartfair.com/press

*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

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

*February 2018 / "Correspondencia" / Taller Malaquita, Santurce, Puerto Rico

*December 2017 / "Mary Christmas" / Souvenir 154, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

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

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

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

  • Production
  • Product Management
  • Project Management
  • Photography
  • Copywriting and proofreading in English and Spanish
  • Public speaking in English and Spanish
  • Translations
  • 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 for blogs

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)

*Currently creating an urban alphabet using architecture and daily finds in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico (Instagram @alfabetodiario)

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