Amparo Del Rio | Resume

SAN MATEO, CA 94401 | 925-683-3508
Website Portfolio:
G R A P H I C   D E S I G N E R | Art Director | Creative Director
Web Designer | Web Developer | User Interface Designer (UI)


SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY, Courses in User Interface Design UI, JavaScript and HTML5
DVC DIABLO VALLEY COLLEGE, San Ramon, CA | 2007-2010 | Courses in PHP & Web Design
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Berkeley, CA | 2007 | Certificate in Interior Architecture and Interior Design
STUDIO SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN, Philadelphia, PA | 1982 | Certificate in Graphic Design and Commercial Art
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, Camden, NJ | 1978-1982 | Associate Degree in Art and Sculpture


Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Acrobat, Excel, PowerPoint, Bridge, Google Apps



  • Magazines re-design        
  • Computer Books
  • Catalogs
  • Logos
  • Business Cards
  • Brochures
  • Newsletters
  • Cookbooks
  • Corporate Brochures
  • HR Benefit Booklets
  • Book Covers
  • Icons and Signs


  • Website Design & Development Experienced CSS & HTML
  • User Interface Design and Information Architecture
  • Feedback Form
  • Client Server Forms
  • Understanding PHP Server Sites,
    Spry & Flash Effects
  • Competitor Analysis
  • SEO Best Practices
  • Website Hosting
  • E-mail Blast Design


  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Experience Working with
    Ad Agencies & Ad placement
  • Understanding of Web Servers
  • Database Servers and Application
    Server Technology
  • Team Leadership in Directing
    Multiple Projects
  • Perspective Drawing & Visualizing
  • Painting
  • Model Making
  • Art Instruction

WEB DESIGN EXPERIENCE | Beauty Salon in San Mateo  |  Pizza Ovens Distributor  |  Community Resource Network for San Ramon School District  |  Security company  | Fine Artist   |  Commercial Contractor  | Restaurant  | Fine Artist  | Women’s Consignment Shop


Amparo Del Rio Design | San Mateo, CA, 1985 / PRESENT
Graphic Designer Web Designer, Art Director, Creative Director—Coordinate graphic design projects from concept through completion. Art direct design and production teams. Coordinate freelance designers, consultants and vendors. Create marketing presentations. Manage operational, strategic, financial, staffing, and administrative functions.

Bookmarks Magazine | Langhorne, PA (2000)
Art Director, Designer and Production of the premiere issue.

Stanford Lawyer Magazine | Palo Alto CA. (1999 - 2005) 
Art Director, Designer, Production of a quarterly university publication

Apple Computer | Cupertino, CA (1989 - 1995)
Art Director and Designer for the Corporate Communications Department. Produced: Ink Magazine (Quarterly), 5 Star News (Monthly), 5 Star News Global (Monthly), Employee benefits brochures and posters.

IBM Corporation | San Jose, CA (1995)
Art Director and Designer for three End-User Newsletters: Government Innovations, NetNews, and PS/News

Via Magazine | San Francisco, CA (1999 - 2000)
Art Director and Designer for bimonthly AAA Automobile Association Magazine

Oracle Corporation | Redwood Shores, CA (1995)
Art Director for a 64 page Oracle Magazine Supplement for the International Banking Industry

Crisp Publications | Menlo Park, CA (July 1996)
Art Director for Group Training Multimedia Catalog

Upside Magazine, A National Business Magazine | San Mateo, CA (1992 – 1996)
Art Director, Creative Director, for national monthly business magazine

Creative Publications | Book Publisher | Menlo Park, CA (1994 - 1996)
Art Director and Designer of Middle school textbooks: “MathScape Series”

Classroom Connect  | Book Publisher | Mountain View, CA (1996)
Art Director and Designer for three textbook series Web Essential Series, "100 Activities for the Online Classroom Series", "MayaQuest Series" and Cyber Stories Series

Osborne McGraw Hill Book Publisher | Berkeley, CA  (2000)
Art Director and Designer of a 54 page book catalog, and a series of book covers for “Windows 2000 Series”

JSA Communications | Advertising Agency | Lafayette, CA  (2000)
Art Director and Designer of book cover and interior pages for Chef Harry & Friends Cookbook.

San Jose Magazine| San Jose, CA (1998)
Designer and Art Director, magazine re-design

Future Medicine Publishing | Tiburon, CA (1998 - 2000) 
Art Director and Designer for a bi-monthly ”Alternative Medicine Magazine” and a series of Alternative Medicine Books

Hogar Magazine | Guayaquil, Ecuador (1998)
Art Director and Designer, re-design of Hogar Magazine, a South American magazine in Spanish.


My longtime interests in Architecture and Graphic Design have led me to my career in Design. I fall in love with every project I design. My design goal is to improve life, make the world simpler and easier to understand. Whether it is a website, magazine, logo, or kitchen, every project is a unique design solution. I like to make a difference in a company that will utilize my skills.


Revised 1-23-2014