PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

EXPERIENCE

*MECA International Art Fair - San Juan, PR // November 2015 - Present // Producer, Project Manager

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

*Field Producer - Freelance - San Juan, PR // March 2016 - Present // Isla Invisible, The Wall Street Journal

*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, Jorge Chafey, Isla Invisible, The Front featuring Walter Mercado (for NY Fashion Week)

*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)

*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-June 2017 / "Confrontación/Contemplación" / El Cuadrado Gris, Barrio Obrero, San Juan

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

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.

*Currently developing an art proposal entitled “Me matas” featuring photographic portraits of Puerto Ricans and botanica from around the world (Instagram @me.matas) to become urban gardens in abandoned areas.

*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