PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

EXPERIENCE

*Field Producer + Fixer + Translator (Interpreter) - San Juan, PR // March 2016 - Present // Clients: 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 // Clients: 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; Santurce es Ley 6 (Neo Divedco); Jorge Chafey; Made NY - Fashion Week; Sierra Club; Andrea Cruz; McDonald’s; Fishito Films; Residente feat. Bad Bunny; La Tara; Doomsday; Uber Eats; Dewar’s; T-Mobile

*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); McDonald’s video ad “Traductor de Monchis” for Fishito Films (Locations, Production, Art Direction); Claro video ads for La Tara TV (Production 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); CLMDO Restaurant “2xTuesday” campaign; Chef Natalia Vallejo for Cocina al Fondo

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

*MECA International Art Fair - San Juan, PR // November 2015 - Present // Partner, Director of Production & Project Management - First (2017), second (2018), and third (2019) editions of an international art fair in San Juan, Puerto Rico. More info www.mecaartfair.com

*MECA Illustration Art Fair - San Juan, PR // February 2019 - Present // Partner, Director of Production & Project Management - First (2019) edition of an illustration art fair in San Juan, Puerto Rico, parallel to MECA International Art Fair. More info www.mecaartfair.com

*Oriundo - San Juan, PR // March 2019 - Present // Creative Director - Development from inception to launch for a new anthropological gastronomy concept with Chef Martin Louzao and partners, Content Creator, Photographer, Space Curator

*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.

*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

*Photographer, odd-jobs, ad-hoc projects for Radio Red, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2015-2016)

*Translation and public relations for the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees - AFSCME (1997-2003)

*Public radio DJ in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and in Santurce, Puerto Rico (1996-1998)

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