Martin Sotelano, Director

Let me introduce myself:

I am a creative, imaginative and innovative person who has many years’ experience in graphic design, including commercial websites, and digital photography. I have designed leaflets, magazines, posters, catalogues and flyers using colour separation, CMYK, special colours, calibration & photographic retouching, control of impressions and digital imaging. I am also an experienced photographer and lecturer with excellent planning and problem-solving skills. I have worked for well-known and recognised institutions and companies such as Palermo University, Corel Corp., AGEA S.A. (Clarin Newspaper), Raggio College, Assoc. of Professional Photographers of Argentina (AFPRA), Cordoba National University. I am an author of several books and articles about Photography & Graphic Design, and I have been invited by institutions and exhibitors to present lectures and special seminars. I was also a professor at the Palermo University among other institutions.

Achievements

  • · Author of several books including: Multimedia Guide, Corel Draw 7 Book, Digital Photography and Graphic & Digital Productions Book (co-author)
  • · Publication of articles on various aspects of photography in prestigious Argentinean and international magazines.
  • · Displaying own work at various exhibitions

Training:

(completed in Buenos Aires, Argentina)
San Luis School, 1978

  • Underwater video & photo
  • Arts (Drawing & Painting):
  • Art schoolteacher qualification at the second level
  • National Technical Education School 1980
  • Graphic Arts Technician qualification
  • San Martin Centre, 1980
  • Photographer qualification

(completed in the UK)

  • MH Training Services, Cardiff Central Enterprise Centre, 2008
  • Counselling Skills
  • Highfield / Caerphilly 2013
  • HABC Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (QCF)

Skills & Work:

Graphic Designer & Photography:

  • Colour Separations CMYK, Special Colours. Calibration and Photographic retouching.
  • Coordination and Control: Distribution of tasks among editors, photographers, and printers. – Control of impression – Digital Imaging & Calibrations.
  • Development & Administration of Web Sites – Content Development – E-commerce – Search engines & SEO
  • Products, Fashion, Models, Shows & Dance photography.
  • Photo retouching – Colour Calibration – Ensembles

Teaching Background & Publications:

  • Photography Teacher of:
  • Borough Council of Buenos Aires
  • Graphic Syndicate Camera Club
  • Argentine Institute of Computers (IAC – Buenos Aires, Mendoza & La Pampa counties)
  • Assoc. Of Professional Photographers of Argentina (AFPRA)
  • Assoc Of Professional Photographers of Cordoba (Argentina)
  • Colour Retouching & Calibration in AGR – Clarin (Newspaper)

Graphic Design Teacher of:

  • Design Technology – Palermo University – Buenos Aires – Argentina
  • Del Salvador University (Design Technology Seminars) – Buenos Aires – Argentina
  • Cordoba National University (Design Technology Seminars) – Cordoba – Argentina
  • Raggio Technical School (Design Technology Seminars) – Buenos Aires – Argentina

Published Books

  • Multimedia Guide – Editorial Borderline – Author
  • Starter Guide of Page Maker 5 – Editorial Borderline – Author
  • Starter Guide of Corel Draw 5 – Editorial Borderline – Author
  • Corel Draw 7 Book, MP Publishers (Average Customer Review ****: Amazon.com ) Author
  • Graphic & Digital Production Book of Lic. Hugo Santarsiero – Collaborator on Internet, Corel Draw & Digital Photography – Assessor
  • Digital Photography – Multimagen Publishing, Author, among others

Examples of Participation as a lecturer or presenter on TV shows:

  • TN Computación (Channel 13 – TN Cable TV),
  • Intranet TV (Channel 4),
  • Com 2 TV (Channel 4),
  • Dominio Digital (Channel 13 – TN Cable TV),
  • among others.

Examples of Media Articles Published in magazines:

  • Fotobjetivo Magazine (Fashion, Models & Digital techniques),
  • Imaging & Design Magazine – Designer & Collaborator,
  • Intercomp Magazine – Collaborator (Córdoba),
  • Cosmopolitan Magazine (Glamour Photography Interview),
  • Revista Noticias (Digital Art Interview),
  • Fotomundo Magazine (Digital Photography Techniques,
  • Multimagen – Digital photography forum admin.
  • Alt-Tab – Blog of Technology – Collaborator
  • among others

Events & Expos:

  • Seminario Professional de Arte Digital (Professional Seminar of Digital Art)- Agfa (expositor)
  • Comdex 2000 (expositor – lecturer)
  • Comdex 98 (expositor – lecturer)
  • Computacion 98 (expositor)
  • Expo Ferreteria 2001 (press)
  • Fiaeba – Siggraph 99 (expositor – lecturer)
  • Expomac 97 (expositor – lecturer)
  • GNU – Linux – Rosario 2000 (expositor – lecturer)
  • Grafika 2000 (expositor – lecturer)
  • Grafika 98 (lecturer)
  • Imagen 94 (lecturer)
  • Imagen 95 (lecturer)
  • Info 97 (expositor – lecturer)
  • Macromedia Web Solutions 99 (expositor)
  • Infocom 95 (lecturer)
  • Mercado 98 (expositor)
  • Planet Autodesk 2000 (expositor – lecturer)
  • Preimpresion 95 (expositor – lecturer)
  • Preimpresion 97 (expositor – lecturer)
  • Presentacion Windows 98 (press)
  • Expofoto 2003 – (lecturer)
  • Expofoto 2004 – (lecturer – expositor)

Media Articles:

  • Fotobjetivo Magazine (Fashion, Models & Digital techniques).
  • Con V De Vian Magazine – Covers Photography
  • Claudia Martitch Poems Book – Cover Design & Photography
  • J. L. Joselovsky Kinesiologhist – Book’s Covers (Photography)
  • Imaging & Design Magazine – Designer & Collaborator
  • Intercomp Magazine – Collaborator (Córdoba)
  • Diskette Magazine – Collaborator
  • Cosmopolitan Magazine (Glamour Photography Interview)
  • Revista Noticias (Digital Art Interview)
  • Fotomundo Magazine (Digital Photography Techniques
  • Argentina Class Magazine – Special Assignments.
  • Multimagen – Digital photography forum admin.
  • TecnoVortex (formely Alt-Tab) Tech Blog – Photography writer

Art Exhibitions:

  • De la Gorra Theatre, San Telmo, Buenos Aires – 1986
  • Graphic Designers Buenos Aires Assoc.- 1993
  • Sisgraph 99 Digital Art Exhibition – 1999
  • Digital Glamour Professional Argentinean Photographers
  • 5º Salón Mercosur of Sacred Art “Padre Castañeda” 2000, (Digital Art Price)
  • Expo Sensual – Buenos Aires, Argentina- 2005
  • Erotica – Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina – 2006
  • Girona Theater. Escobar, Buenos Aires, Argentina – 2007
  • Fetish Night – Glastonbury, Somerset, England – 2008
  • Fuuck, Photography Fair, Buenos Aires, Argentina – 2011 & 2012
  • Tha Gate Art Centre, Cardiff, Wales – 2010
  • VII Cultural Festival, 3D Museum Regional Art, Mexico DF, Mexico – 2011
  • Salon Arcano, Inescrutable Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina – 2012
  • Occulture Festival, Brighton, England – 2012
  • Festival of Erotica, Glastonbury, Somerset, England – 2013
  • Risca, Risca Palace, Caerphilly, Wales – 2013 / 2015 / 2017 / 2019… so far
  • Art on The Hill, Newport, Wales – 2018
  • Blaenavon Heritage Centre, Blaenavon, Torfaen, Wales – 2019
  • among others