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Skills

Skills

UI design and development, UX design, graphic design, motion graphics, 508/WCAG compliance, proposals graphics, desktop publishing, branding, typesetting, and that is just the tip of the iceberg! Click here if you would like to see my work samples organized by technical skill.

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

USPS.com, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Save the Children, Guidehouse, Deloitte, KBR, Department of State, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Department of Human Services, Defense Health Agency, Department of Veteran Affairs, Black Turtle Services, CVP

Raquel was recently enlisted to assist our team with redesign and reformatting for a few EBMS project deliverables. After consecutive meetings and consultation with the team, Raquel presented an entire design library to our team for utilization, which included several design and format options that could be used when preparing any brief. Our client loved the final output and agreed that the new format improved readability and more clearly conveyed the overall status for our projects. Raquel is obviously extremely talented in her craft, but is also very responsive and has the most pleasant demeanor, which makes her terribly easy to work with. We appreciate the time and support she devoted towards helping us to enhance our deliverables and provide top-notch support to our client!

Monica Lee, Senior Program Manager, CVP

Raquel, is one of the most hardworking team members I worked with. She is always ready with bright ideas, which are usually a great addition to the project. She is very organized in her thoughts and great in meeting deadlines  – and the outcome is always a good looking design that perfectly meets the functionality.

Doaa Mohamed, CRM. PMI-ACP, CSM, ITIL V3

Raquel is a highly skilled graphic designer who enjoys creative challenges. With her extensive knowledge of graphics resources, programs, and techniques, Raquel provides pursuit teams with carefully tailored graphics that contribute to winning bids.

Leif Picoult, Senior Proposal Editor

Raquel is an extremely talented graphic designer with the skills to capture the essence of any message perfectly through imagery, infographics, and impactful fonts and layouts. She effectively took CVP's government proposals to the next level, learned new technical skills to completely revamp our website, and reinforced cohesive, effective branding by creating easy-to-use templates for any new collateral development. She is not only a strong team player, but she is dedicated to creating the strongest graphics possible, working extra hours in the evenings and on weekends to get the job done, and get it done with stellar results. I HIGHLY recommend Raquel for any graphic design role.

Amee Singh, MBA, Strategic Marketing and Corporate Communications Advisor

Raquel has been a wonderful mentor to me since 2011. She has been sharing her deep knowledge about the graphic design world and giving me valuable guidance on how to be successful as a graphic designer. Moreover, she has always assisted me with most advanced and complex aspects of Adobe Creative Suite. She is very organized, helpful, positive, reliable and passionate about what she does. My development as a graphic designer is a
testimony to her dedicated and unwavering support!

Kamila Kokoszynska, Graphic Designer

Raquel has single handedly created our corporate image to be one of a large company. Her crispy, fresh and innovative designs for our website presents our services and company as we want to be seen. Her incredible graphic design skills gave our management training program the professional look and feel of a top 5 management consulting firm. Raquel is a great collaborator - she can take your complex vision and concepts and turn them into incredible story telling graphics and designs. Don't miss the opportunity to work with her!

Georgianna Crosby, President, Black Turtle Services

The graphics created by Raquel are AMAZING! I have great appreciation for the attention to detail she paid to the smallest of details which thread our graphics together. When I look at these creations I swell with PRIDE. They embody our CX vision & culture. Having a recognized brand is the CHERRY ON TOP! Thank you to our Senior Graphic Designer, Raquel de Sousa!

Commercial Client, Healthcare • Click to see the work!

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