Cecilia Cortés-Earle

About Me

I'm a sr. art director focused on branding and integrated communications.

Member Since August 2003
Member Type Sustaining
AIGA Chapter Washington DC
Title Art Director
Company National Geographic Society
Email moc.setrocailicec@em
Website www.ceciliacortes.com
Portfolio Site www.ceciliacortes.com
Field Brand and identity
Art direction/Creative direction
Design/Graphic design
Bio In my years of experience I've been connecting design strategy with business goals and visually translating that into print, web, interactive, and digital publishing. I'm have a unique background and education that includes design, advertising, marketing, and business. My critical thinking has been enriched with studies at the AIGA Business Perspectives for Design Leaders program at Harvard Business School, and currently, as an M.A. candidate in Design Management at SCAD. As a leader in the design community, I've served as the AIGA DC Continuum Fund chair, 2012-13. As a designer interested in education and inspired by mentoring emerging designers, I've volunteered as mentor for SHINE, AIGA DC mentoring initiative, and as a guest speaker about design to local high schools and conferences.
  • Cecilia updated a project on Behance.
    Print ad campaign For No Reason, A Note For Every Season Not for Play. Not for Sale. - award winning poster DC Urban Forest Project - winning street banner
  • cecilia commented on the article "http://staging.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3079&id=2216"

    where can I find the formula used for charge backs?

  • Cecilia Cortes-Earle commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3079&id=1534"

    I wish I would've had this smart advice while I was at my previous job. It would've made those unpleasant days so much fun. I was basically demoted without them using that term: while being 7 months pregnant, my organization abruptly (3 days notice) transferred me to another department; made me report to a person in a lower position than my previous boss; lowered my responsibilities; I kept my title (manager) but I was given junior type design work; 80% less work load (meaning, lots of extra time surfing the Web); removed me from meetings; made me report every minute out of the office (doctors appointments, etc.); they took away my telecommuting; my boss "was asked" to change my performance evaluation after giving me an outstanding review; they refused to give me additional time for maternity leave (I needed to find child care for my newborn); they finally terminated my position. I spent 3 months with pre-natal hypertension putting my baby in risk, on top of already being a breast cancer patient. Oh, and this was a non-profit organization that has "public health care" in its mission!

  • Cecilia Cortes-Earle commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=2018"

    I like how you put these stories together. I was at the AIGA conference too and was also touched by each of these women's determination and creativity.

  • cecilia commented on the article "http://staging.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3079&id=2216"

    where can I find the formula used for charge backs?

  • Cecilia Cortes-Earle commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3079&id=1534"

    I wish I would've had this smart advice while I was at my previous job. It would've made those unpleasant days so much fun. I was basically demoted without them using that term: while being 7 months pregnant, my organization abruptly (3 days notice) transferred me to another department; made me report to a person in a lower position than my previous boss; lowered my responsibilities; I kept my title (manager) but I was given junior type design work; 80% less work load (meaning, lots of extra time surfing the Web); removed me from meetings; made me report every minute out of the office (doctors appointments, etc.); they took away my telecommuting; my boss "was asked" to change my performance evaluation after giving me an outstanding review; they refused to give me additional time for maternity leave (I needed to find child care for my newborn); they finally terminated my position. I spent 3 months with pre-natal hypertension putting my baby in risk, on top of already being a breast cancer patient. Oh, and this was a non-profit organization that has "public health care" in its mission!

  • Cecilia Cortes-Earle commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=2018"

    I like how you put these stories together. I was at the AIGA conference too and was also touched by each of these women's determination and creativity.

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