An experienced communication professional whom is a dedicated and motivated educator. As an educator I am motivated by growth and challenge; I believe that my capabilities and knowledge are of immense value in the classroom.

As a self-dubbed media aficionado I believe that fusing todays technology with time-proven ideals and methods allows a message to be delivered with both quality and effectiveness.


ELA 4-8

Organizational Assets

  • Skills
  • Software
  • Education
  • Affiliations
Project Management, Training, Public Relations, Copy Writing, and Graphic Design
Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and SPSS
 •MA in Communication Studies, The University of Texas-Pan American

•BA Journalism with a concentration in Advertising and Public Relations, The University of Texas-Pan American

•Graduate Certificate in Media Relations

•Graduate Certificate in Training and Consulting

•Seminar in Communication Education: Graduate Teaching Assistant preparation course and training, Fall 2010

•Graduate Certificate in Media Relations & Strategic Communication, The University of Texas-Pan American, Fall 2011

•National Science Foundation / UTPA Intellectual Property Course: Copyright and Patents, Fall 2011

•Graduate Certificate in Communication Training & Consulting, The University of Texas-Pan American, Spring 2012 

Professional Experience

  • Fourth Grade Self-Contained Teacher
  • GRE/SAT Instructor
  • Photoshop Instructor
  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • PR Consultant/Creative Director
  • Graphic Designer
  • Project Specialist Intern
Instructor, Knowsys Educational Services, L.L.C. Provide instruction and skill development to students in verbal and mathematics contents to prepare them to undergo exams such as the GRE, SAT, and L-SAT.
 Educator with a background as a creative director who provides instruction for Adobe Photoshop and related media through the Office of Continuing Education. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with an emphasis in Advertising and Public Relations, and a Master of Arts in Communication Studies from UT-Pan American. At the present time Ivan serves as an educator for the La Joya I.S.D. and as Creative Director and Communication Consultant at Iconic Deity D.H. Iván provides services to businesses in the South Texas region in social media strategy, online communication, creative brand design and functional user interface design. Ivan holds over twelve years of experience of working and professional experience in management, sales and marketing.

His portfolio of work extends into print media, online advertisement, publishing, website design and graphic design. 

Student advisor, creative director and graphic designer. Graduate Resource Center, The University of Texas Pan-American
MCALLENMETROJOBS.COM, Provide oversight in marketing and business development. 
Graphic designer, small business consultant, social media management & brand. Development, Iconic Deity Design House. 
Directly assisted in the day-to-day activities of the EDC and provided guidance to small businesses and developed network ties with the expanding the business community. San Juan Economic Development Corporation, San Juan, Texas