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Rick Gebin

(831) 595-9747 : Original5designs@gmail.com


  1. Achiever

  2. Discipline

  3. Consistency

  4. Learner

  5. Futuristic

What does this mean?

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Richard (Rick) Gebin

Problem Solver, Master Craftsman, Proud Geek

Design, Marketing, Public Relations and Communications Professional

An industry leader and entrepreneur-minded professional with over 17 years of successful experience with creative graphic design (print and digital), Public Relations, communications, b2b/b2c marketing, advertising, along with brand, business & staff development, director-level capacity & customer service experience. 

Rick has direct experience with local, national, and international business. He has designed over 80 published magazines with advertising revenue reaching $50,000+, over 50 Special Tab newspaper publications, and provided ‘White Glove’ service experience in a fast-paced, deadline-led, ad-agency style environment. He's your AdobeCC ninja! Rick has a proven track record for creating polished and timeless designs, enhancing internal and external communications, building sales collateral and products that help steer revenue, help build solid digital footprint foundations, and develop marketing strategies for companies of all sizes.

Not only is design a true passion, he also strives in the marketing and digital advertising arena. (Paid, SEO, SEM, Retargeting, Social). Rick understands that being successful is being able to test the market, find trends, study targeted customer activity, and then develop efficient, innovative campaigns that build brands and meets goals.

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I am very fortunate to have had the opportunity to do what I love, and to do it for companies and businesses I believe in.  Wherever I work, I consider myself a Brand Ambassador and a strong cheerleader for the company. 

Salinas City Elementary School District Communications & Public Relations Officer September 2016 – Present Salinas, California Website: www.salinascityesd.org

The Monterey Herald Sole Graphic Designer / Director, Digital Advertising / Web Master April 2013 – September 2016 Monterey, California *Presently designing publications. Website: www.montereyherald.com

Superior Force Marketing Graphic Design August 2013 – Present  Salinas, California Website: www.superiorforcemarketing.com

FOA: Family of Athletes Chief Branding Officer / Director of Design, Marketing February 2012 – Present  Salinas, California | *Startup Company Website: www.familyofathletes.com

Original 5 Designs Freelance Design Company November 2011 – Present  Salinas, California | *Freelance Company Website: www.original5designs.com

For more on Work Experience, please visit Linkedin

 
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- Graphic Design
- Print Design 
- Digital Design 
- Web Design
- Public Relations
- B2B Marketing

- Digital Advertising 
- Social Advertising 
- Email Marketing 
- Social Media 
- Social Advertising  - Crisis Communications

- Marketing Development 
- Management 
- Staff Training 
- Press Releases
- Reputation Management - Ad Building

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- Ethical - High Integrity - Organized - Confidential - Energetic - Extrovert - Motivated - Communicator

- Leader - Entrepreneur Drive - Self Starter - Deadline Driven - Attention to Detail - Brand Builder - PR Specialist - Compositor

- Team Player - Dedicated - Committed - Loyal - Developer - Innovative - Clean & Minimalistic - Talented

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California State University - Monterey Bay Graduated: 2012 Pre Law - Emphasis: Human Communications

Hartnell College Graduated: 2005 General Education *Received Scholarship to play Football

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WBC - World Boxing Council

MLB - Major League Baseball

HoF Hot Rod Legend, Cole Foster

Hall of Fame Horse Jockey, Laffit Pincay

NFL All Pro & World Champion, Carl Nicks

NFL All Pro, Kassim Osgood

NFL Quarterback, David Fales

Olympian & USA Softball, Monica Abbott

USA Softball & Cal Bear, Annie Aldrete

MLB Baseball Player, Nick Rickles

San Francisco Giants, Ernie Camacho

NBA Basketball Player, Orlando Johnson

Olympic Gold Medalist, Henry Tillman

Professional Boxer, Rudy Puga Jr.

Professional Boxer, Keandre Gibson

UFC – Professional Fighter, Stipe Miocic

MMA – Professional Fighter, Sam Spengler

Grammy Award Winning Music Artist, Miguelito

Award Winning Ring Announcer, Jim Cooley

Cheerful Businesswoman.
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– California School Public Relations Association (CalsPRA)

– The Community Alliance for Safety and Peace (CASP) - City of Salinas

– California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA)

– California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO)

– California Rodeo Association Cowboy Poetry Committee

– Drone Pro Academy (DPA)

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– Committee Member, 2019 |    Founders Day 2019 - City of Salinas

– Committee Member, 2018 |  Salinas Parade of Lights - City of Salinas

– Committee Member, 2018 |  150th Celebration - Salinas City Elementary School District

– Committee Member, 2016-19 |    March Against Bullying - Salinas City Elementary School District

– Committee Member, 2018 |    Founders Day 2018 - City of Salinas

– Assistant Coach, 2017-18 |    Monterey Bay Youth Football League (Alvarez Titans Football)

– Assistant Coach, Next Level Nation Football | 2016-19 |  Palma High School

– Photographer, 2016-17 |  City of Salinas, Mayor’s Annual Clergy Luncheon

– Photographer, 2016-17 |  City of Salinas, Mayor’s Annual Breakfast for the Faith Community

– Designer, 2015-18 |    Monterey County Hit Squad Football Organization

– Designer, 2016 |    Relay For Life

– Designer, 2016 |    Breast Cancer Awareness

– Assistant Coach, 2015-16 |    PONY Baseball and Softball 

– Designer & Photographer, 2014 |    Second Chance Youth Program (scyp.org)

– Designer, 2013 |  Mexican American Community Services Agency (macsa.org)

– Assistant Coach, Defensive Backs, 2009-11 |    Hartnell College Football

– Assistant Coach, 2008 |    Monterey Bay Youth Football League (Steinbeck Jr. Cubs Football)

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Awarded 2016 “Best Graphic Designer” for Monterey County by the Monterey Herald

Awarded 2016 “Best Local Brand” for Monterey County by the Monterey Herald