CREATIVE DIRECTOR/OWNER 2004–2008, Perth Amboy
Freelancing full service graphic design studio providing unique and custom solutions for clients. Analyze/identify business objectives, and use these to define scope, project plan and objectives. Gather business/user requirements and use these to design, develop, and output electronic preparation of the project. Manage and review pre-production for consistency, as well as scope, cost, and deadlines. Also, create html and flash web sites.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER 2007, West New York
Royal Printing Services
Designed and executed all external client related event promotions, including invitations, signage, banners and posters. Effectively resolve design and prepared mechanicals for press.
ART DIRECTOR/WEB DESIGNER 2004–2008, New York
American Bible Society (freelance)
Conceptualize and design the Elementz of Life magazine, an annual Hip-hop magazine distributed nationally. Creatively directed, designed and organized all advertising and editorial for the Elementz of Life magazine as well as created and maintained their website.
GRAPHIC ARTIST 2005–2007, Trenton
State of New Jersey/Division of Highway Traffic Safety
Design layouts of graphic or printed material; design layout for brochures, newsletters, forms, reports, banners, charts, & promotional items; compose mechanical; organize graphic arts projects from conception to completion. Developed graphic design for style, arrangement, color, technique, and effect. Directed photo shoots, retouched images and developed output electronic preparation
of the project.
ART DIRECTOR 2003–2004, New York
Basix Magazine (freelance)
Conceptualize and design the Elementz of Life magazine, a bi-monthly Lifestyle magazine distributed nationally. Creatively directed, designed and organized all advertising and editorial for the Fashion Mannuscript magazine from conception to completion.
ART DIRECTOR 1999–2005, New York
Conceptualize and design the Fashion Mannuscript magazine, a 128 page monthly apparel magazine distributed in the metro area. Responsibilities include implementation of all print and electronic communications, creating graphics for web sites and print collateral, producing multimedia presentations. Performed assignments effectively and efficiently in a very busy environment and under tight deadlines. Directed photo shoots and completed other tasks as needed to complete projects.
NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY 1994–1999, Jersey City
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Design & Technology.
JERSEY CITY STATE COLLEGE 1988–1992, Jersey City
Attended the Visual Arts High School Program where I developed and disciplined in Fine Arts, Illustration and Painting.
ROSEART 1998, Livingston
Assisted in Packaging Design and Production.
MARVEL COMICS 1996, New York
Assistant to Editor in Chief of Fantastic Four.
reference & portfolio
Reference available upon request. Also, to view my portfolio please visit www.arsenal-design.com.
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