Carmen Garza is A creative Director

and currently: freelance senior acd/designer at vsa partners.

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Carmen works at her mobile communications design studio, Think Carmen, and is a freelancer for many studios around the nation (for example: Google, Disney Pixar, Top Shop, Top Man, Rigsby Hull, VSA Partners and more). Carmen specializes in all types of design projects—brand identity, rebranding, brand strategy, packaging, collateral, stationery, annual reports, publishing (books & magazines), print design, web design, augmented reality, video direction and editing, photo direction, lettering, calligraphy and more. 

Carmen’s work has been featured in many local and international magazines and displayed at AIGA National Design Center’s gallery in New York City. She has served as part of the AIGA Houston Board, and has been invited to give lectures for organizations and universities throughout the country. She has worked with clients from Mexico, USA and Europe.

New work from here, there, anywhere, and everywhere in the world is welcome. let's talk!


Accolades / Publications

2016
Merit Award: HOW International

2012
PUBLISHED:
Livestrong Annual Report Gets in Gear 
GD USA Magazine

PUBLISHED:
Sophistication a New Goal for Sports Graphics GD USA

American Inhouse Design Award
Annual Report: GD USA
AIGA Texas Show 2012  
Annual Report: LIVESTRONG
AIGA Texas Show 2012 
Pro-Bono: CELEBREMOS LIBERTAD POSTER
Creative Summit 26th
Certificate of Excellence: OBSERVATIONS
Creative Summit 26th
Certificate of Excellence: LIVESTRONG
Creative Summit 26th
Certificate of Excellence: MIMOSAS

2011 
Portfolio Best of Show
Graphis New Talent 2012MRS EAVES
Graphis New Talent 2012OBSERVATIONS
American Inhouse Design Award
Poster: GD USA
American Inhouse Design Award
Book: GD USA
Creative Summit 25th:
Chris Hill Creative Passion Award MRS EAVES

2005–2010 
EDMC Foundation Scholarship
Merit Scholarship; Dean's List
National Technical Honor Society
Photography/Audio Visuals 1st: 
Barcelona, Spain

PUBLISHED:
Photograph for Nowpublic.com;
Munich in Schmap Guide

 

Speaking Engagements

2016
Folio Summit, Guest Speaker
Panelist, Sam Houston State University

2015
AIGA, Guest Speaker, University of Houston
AIGA, Guest Speaker, Art Institute of Houston


INTERESTED IN A:
SPEAKING EVENT?
CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP?
LOVE LETTER?
A COLLABORATION?

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Clients

Carmen has had the pleasure of working, and/or contributed in a team for the following clients: 

Miles Arceneaux
MECA
Laredo Philharmonic
Por Mi Por Ti Por Todos
Union of Concerned Scientist
Halliburton
Diamond Offshore
Landmark Software
Weingarten Art Group
Texas Junk Co
The Center for Science and Law
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Thornton Tomasetti
and many more... 

Google
Disney Pixar
Topshop
Topman
Sappi North America
The Post Oak School
Livestrong Foundation
Weingarten Art Group
Purple Songs Can Fly
Rebuilding Together-Houston
Lullagram
Thin Slice of Life
La Salle's Ghost
Ransom Island
North Beach


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