Senior graphic designer with 25 years of experience covering all areas of design, including corporate branding, package design, logos, magazines, Paste-up and mechanicals, media graphics, Web (front-end) design, print (pre- press) and working with licensed products and characters.
Familiar with standard practices within the industry and knowledgeable of current graphic design software used for promotions, advertisements, films, direct mail, packaging, and instructional material for websites and CD-ROMs. Generating and manipulating graphic images, animations, sound, text, and video into consolidated and seamless multimedia programs. Remaining current with technological advances is a high priority and being able to identify areas of use in the industry, and an ability to work with minimum supervision to produce high-quality creativity and provide critical adherence to standards are also an important part of my professional regimen.
MAGNA LEGAL SERVICES 8/2013-5/2017
320 West 37th Street, New York, NY 10017-3304
Traveling, Graphic Designer
- Worked seamlessly to support Magna Legal Service clients in preparation for trial, arbitration, or other litigation-related events on a local and national level to grow the Trial Services Practices
- Developed a compelling visual communication graphics and execute strategy for attorneys during the litigation process
- Responsible for leading and generating PowerPoint presentations to ensure high-quality client service, as well as coaching and developing graphics for on-site litigation team
- Comprised graphics to work with trial technology and jury consulting presentation
- Partnered with Art Director and Project Managers to develop internal and external marketing concerns
- Collaborated with Vice President of Sales to create primary visual communications for engagements and conferences such as logos, post cards, Flyers, Takeaways, PowerPoint presentations, media graphics, magazine ads, event presentations, Social representations ads and web design layouts. And of the process pre-press management (outsourcing, proofing, ordering, and going on press checks to printers)
- Leveraged experience to refine and present complex themes in a simplified, compelling format using the latest presentation technologies available
- Traveled as required to supply litigation support, attend trials and staff on-site engagements
- Filed daily reports and memorandum for clients regarding status of graphic presentation process and relevant records are produced
- Created coded HTML emails and posted to social media sites (i.e. Twitter and Facebook) as part of a national marketing campaign
216 E 45th St # 11 New York, NY 10017-3304
Traveling Graphic Designer | Info-Designer
- Work with the top 20 litigation firms throughout the United States, helping TrialGraphix firm become the most trusted source for litigation consulting.
- Manage large scale litigation projects combining technology, creative thinking and excellent problem solving to design innovative and comprehensive solutions.
- Leverage experience to refine and present complex themes in a simplified, compelling format using the latest presentation technologies available.
- Capitalize on skills in PowerPoint, Photoshop, Illustrator, Word and Excel for numerous clients such as Loeb & Loeb, Kirland, Boies and other law firms around the United States.
SENIOR LENDING NETWORK / WORLD ALLIANCE FINANCIAL 10/2006 – 12/2009
3 Huntington Quadrangle, Melville, NY 11747
Sr. Graphic Design Specialist/Web Designer
- Managed and created the “Robert Wagner Reverse Mortgage Campaign” on the PC platform which entailed branding solutions, web marketing campaigns, presentation booths and direct mail campaigns. This included layouts and production changes to various campaigns with agreement to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the senior reverse mortgage industry. Additionally, established industry standard in the advancement of practices.
- Supervised and created the production of one of the company’s subsidiaries – Lender Lead Solutions, which pertained to email marketing, marketing branding logos, ad mailers and direct marketing pieces, proofs, and PDFs of the completed jobs.
- Directed the rebranding of three major company’s sites, which consisted of front end creation of lenderleadsolutions.com, worldalliancefinacial.com & seniorlendingnetwork.com, resulting in a 200% increase in traffic and registration to the company’s flagship site seniorlending-network.com.
- Designed and administered flash banners and gif animations consistent with sizing restraints for www.reversemortgagedaily.com, consistent to the company’s website rebranding.
- Organized the marketing and web development departments in the implementation of existing backend to coincide with new frontend user-ability.
- Assessed and rebranded the Lender Lead Solutions’ wholesale dashboard for the sales force.
- Created and coordinated all Senior Lending Network’s magazine ads, newspapers and billboards.
- Managed daily work flow of projects between copy and production, oversaw the artistic design of advertisements and print materials, and worked closely with copywriter to cultivate the right look and message for senior audience.
- Responsible for the quality control of images for the finished product, identified and decided on photographers, managed shoot campus, props decisions, and positioning of actor-spokesman Robert Wagner. Responsible for retouching final images for definitive presentation, when necessary.
- Coordinated with printers on paper and ink quality to achieve the most cost effective print presentation solution.
HENRY SCHEIN PHARMACEUTIALS 10/2005 – 9/2006
135 Duryea Rd., Melville, NY 11747
Sr. Graphic Designer/Production Artist
- Applied expert knowledge of Photoshop, QuarkXPress, Illustrator, and Pre-flight programs to finalize changes to various catalogs, including sports and medical catalogs on the Macintosh platform, to include item name, number, price, description, and group data.
- Manipulated multiple product logos for catalogs.
- Managed image placement, correction and adjustments for additional catalog copy.
- Consulted with art director and adhered to guidelines to prepare product information.
- Created ad mailers and direct marketing pieces, proofs, and PDFs of completed jobs.
THE BRAVO GROUP 10/2003 – 5/2005
20 Copper Square, New York, NY 10003/Young & Rubicam Inc. 285 Madison Avenue, New York 10017
Graphic Designer/Jr. Art Director
- Coordinated creative materials with a team of account executives, art directors and traffic to re-purpose major ad campaigns for clients such as Sears, Budweiser and Banco Popular, to target English and Spanish speaking markets.
- Aided in the production of Hispanic advertising and marketing campaigns.
- Designed and produced changes for leading product companies, including Mazda, Phillip Morris, Kraft, United States Postal Service, AT&T, and Citibank.
- Met with account services and interactive teams to ensure consistency across all media forms (website, print ad, storyboard, etc.).
- Responsible for changes to layout, art and copy from the art director
- Created comps for a diverse number of client presentations to illustrate functionality and look.
- Responsible for the collection and printer coordination of final layouts including color correction, adjustment and final overview, artwork and retouches of final materials, before disc collection or FTP.
TACTICA INTERNATIONAL 1/2002 – 10/2003
11 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10003
Art Director/Graphic Designer/Package Designer
- Designed creative materials through Quark X-Press, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator.
- Performed as package designer to create effective designs on the Macintosh platform, which promoted brand integrity and ensured premium product positioning in the retail centers.
- Supervised staff for all pre and post-production for-color package designs of full conceptual layouts as well as collect for production finalized files for printing.
- Created custom packages for IGIA products, including Derma-Cleanzer, Brush-n-Color, Lazervac, Stitch-N-Go, Little Princess and Bead Wonder.
- Designed support materials for emerging product such as posters, postcards, inserts, mailers, sale sheets as well as point-of-purchase displays.
- Acted as photographer for products’ final package design presentation.
- Utilized keen presentation skills to promote creative designs and brand integrity
TURN UP THE MUSIC/DREW’S FAMOUS PARTY MUSIC 09/2001 – 12/2001
Tutm Entertainment, Inc. • 45 Fernwood Avenue # 1 • Edison, NJ 08837 • 908-620-0900
Freelance Graphic Designer
Responsible for creating project layouts from pre-design, conceptual layouts, to final production of finished CD covers, such as Kids’ Karaoke, Famous 80’s and many other products.
WESTERLEIGH PRESS INC 04/2001 – 09/2001
2228 Victory Boulevard • Staten Island, NY 10314 • 718-370-8000
- Responsible for day-to-day task to create graphics consisting of Direct mail inserts, logos flyers, 4c & 2c color layouts, illustrations of company mastheads, paste-up & mechanicals for the preparation printing, and pre- and post-production of 4/color & 2/color print jobs.
- Four color designer for pre-design, conceptual layout, and pre-and post-production on Macintosh and PC platforms, of posters, postcards, business card, annual reports and sale sheets.
FERRANTI & SCHIUMO, INC 11/2000 – 04/2001
655 Third Avenues, New York, NY 10017/255 Curtis Point Drive Mantoloking, NJ, 08738-1204
Graphic Designer/Production Artist
- Controlled project layouts for Maybelline, L’Oreal Cosmetics for pre-design, conceptual layout, post production on Macintosh platform, while dealing with minor changes of before preflight.
- Prepared product image presentation on Macintosh platform, inclusive of art director’s guidelines.
- Produced postcards, inserts, mailers, sale sheets and point-of-purchase displays.
- Manipulated project layouts for Maybelline, L’Oreal Cosmetics for pre-design, conceptual layout as well as final production.
- Managed image placement, color correction and adjustments before final presentation, for art director’s final approval and preflight collection.
VANGUARD TEMPORARIES, INC. | GRAPHIC STAFFING 11/2000 – 12/2000
633 Third Avenue • New York, NY 10017 • 212-682-6400
Graphic Designer/Production Artist
Designer for pre-design, conceptual layout, pre-and post-productions on Macintosh and PC platforms.
BEN MARKETING GROUP 03/2000 – 06/2000
One Stamford Landing • Stamford, CT 06902-7229 • 203-969-1309
Graphic Designer/Production Artist
Controlled project layouts for Coke, Holiday Inn and Ciba for pre-design, conceptual layout, pre and post productions on Macintosh platform, and handled minor changes before preflight.
IMAGE SEPHARDIC MAGAZINE 11/1998 – 04/1999
P.O. Box 290-642 • Brooklyn, NY 11229
Freelance Graphic Designer
- Designed full layouts for magazine ads and editorials.
- Refashioned masthead logo, designed ads and articles, and classified materials on PC platform.
- Collaborated with sales team to design new looks and directions for clients’ ad campaign.
ART ASYLUM INC. 02/1998 – 04/2000
325 Gold Street # 3 • Brooklyn, NY 11201 • 718-254-0504
Graphic Design | Package Design/Textile Design
- Responsible for the design of logos, package designed and forms for various toy lines such as Silence Screamers, Rock n’ the Box, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Ozzy Ozbourne and other various licensed characters.
- Controlled project layouts, pre-design, conceptual layout, pre and post production on Macintosh platform, and handled minor changes of before preflight.
- Worked on mechanicals, layout design, comp, illustrations, artistic talents related to commercial and comic book illustration to accompany work performed on licensed characters, and placed together final production of Image magazine’s Nosferatu.
- F.A.K.K 2 “The Ultimate FAKKING” Limited Edition Statue Package boxes
- Space Ghost Package boxes
- Silent Screamers Package boxes: Silent Screamers presents Nosferatu,
- Silent Screamers presents Dr. Caligari art asylum-body splits-carnival diorama
- Cesare Silent Screamer (Sepia Edition), The Sleep Walker By Art Asylum From The Secret Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari
- Knock Renfield Colour Edition Silent Screamers, Edition By Art Asylum From Nosferatu
- Handled a number of different products such as:
- KISS Destroyer Two Foot Tall Art Asylum Figures Package boxes
- Kiss Destroyer N The Box Set De 4 Figuras De Art Asylum Package boxes
- Bark at the moon Package boxes, N The Box
- Completed graphics for Silent Screamers: Nosferatu comic for Image magazine N The Box Logo and package design, Art Asylum editorial about the release of Marvels comics Alpha Flight, Silent Screamers logo, Nosferatu logo, Aslym Jack Christmas card puzzle, Custom Digger Art Asylum Business Card Coin, As well as the current Art Asylum Logo and helped to establish brand.
DOMINION PUBLISHING ENTERPRISES 04/1997 – Present
New York, NY
Principle and Creative Director/Illustrator
- Coordinated the illustration of licensed characters for magazine line up (Die Tieger, Anchor, Armor Michelle).
- Created company’s masthead logo as well as all logo designs that pertain to the individual character design.
- Produced corporate proposals; created concepts of character designs, card set and magazine 4c color layouts.
- Responsible for the lettering, graphic design, and coordination of all illustrators for production of monthly distribution.
- Coordinated with editorial department on marketing and illustrations of licensed characters for company’s graphic novel production line and website (i.e., Die Tieger, Anchor, Armor Michelle and Ravenous Redd).
- Created company’s branding as well as all logo cover designs that pertained to the individual character designs.
- Produced corporate proposals and created concepts of character designs, card set and magazine 4/color layouts.
- Responsible for branding and all graphic design, including company’s website.
- Produced three title publications to date: Fusion Anthology (N-Case), Fusion Anthology (Enshell) and Brooklyn Breed Da’ Art of Ravenous Redd, Numerous Marketing material such as; T-shirts and Posters, and coordinated all illustrators for production of monthly distribution.
THE INK SHOP 01/1995 – 04/2000
1219 Gravesend Neck Road • Brooklyn, NY 11229 • 718-627-1020
Art Director | Senior Graphic Designer
Responsible for the day-to-day task of running the art department, consisting of graphic design of logos flyers 4c & 2c color layouts, illustrations of company mastheads, paste-up & mechanicals for the preparation printing, and pre-and post-production of 4/color & 2/color print jobs.
A & B BOOKS/A & B DISTRIBUTORS 11/1998 – 04/1999
146 Lawrence Street • Brooklyn, NY 11201 • 718-596-0872
- Responsible for pencil illustrations and embellishing on 22 pages of Sectornauts 2.
- Responsible for airbrush painted cover on Sectornauts 3.
- Character & costume design/visual development for two projects involving Femme Fatal for A & B Books.
BF GRAPHICS 06/1991 – 01/1995
Brooklyn, New York
Jr. Graphic Designer | Layout Artist
- Responsible for the design of logos and forms for various companies such as Powerhouse Gym and Active Layout Artist warehouse
- Utilized talents in computer design and illustration to produce weekly newspaper for Spring Creek Sun, which consisted of ad, layout, and shooting veloxes and weekly artist on Joshua’ Dragon.
AMERICAN MARKETING, INC. 05/1985 – 09/1985
855 Humboldt Street • Brooklyn, NY • 718- 349-7353
- Planned, developed and implemented campaigns for various companies.
- Provided support and assistance to the Art Director for the design and production of paste-up & mechanicals for the preparation of shooting plates and emblems for such companies as New York City Mass Transit Authority, Ford and various Alloy Boat Builders manufacturers.
- Examined unexposed photographic plate to detect flaws or foreign particles prior to printing pattern of aperture masks on sensitized steel
- Repaired defective plates with missing dots, using photographic touch-up tool and ink.
IBM environment: Adobe Creative Suite CS (Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Muse, Animate), Microsoft Office 2016 (Excel, PowerPoint and Word), Corel Draw 16, Vector Magic 14, QuarkXPress 8, Suitcase 12.
MACINTOSH environment: Adobe Creative Suite CS (Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Muse, Animate), Microsoft Office 2013 (Excel, PowerPoint and Word), Adobe Streamline, QuarkXPress 8, Flight Check, Suitcase Fusion 6.
University of Hertfordsire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB, UK
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design: Major Graphic Design
National Seminars Training; Adobe Photoshop Users Conference
Course Training: Advanced Photoshop Techniques
The CUNY Institute for Software Design and Development (CISDD),
Information Technology Education Program; Certificate in Information Technology Education Program
Pratt Institute – Manhattan, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012
Associate of Fine Arts: Major Illustration/Minor Graphic Design