Education

Suny of Farmingdale, NY1994 - 1999

Bachelor's Degree in Visual Communications

Technical Expertise

Focus on web compliant code with clean design and engaging content.

Cross Browser Compatibility Sophisticated CSS and XHTML that works equally well in all modern browsers and degrades gracefully in the aging 4.X browsers, which receive the content with simplified style. IE 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 7.0, IE Mac 5.2, and Firefox.
Markup and Programming Languages XHTML, HTML, CSS, XML, Javascript, and Jquery, Actionscript 2 & 3, Web Standards Development, SEO, Branding
CMS WordPress and Sitecore
Software Adobe Creative Suite CS4, Microsoft Office Suite, Video/Audio Editing, Flash/ After Effects/ Lyric (Broadcast Real-time 3D) Animation.
Systems Windows and Mac OS X.

Creative designs implemented in marketing & branding for a variety of well-known companies, always meeting criteria in representing the brand.

  • Benadryl
  • Adams Brands
  • Certs
  • Suaza Tequila
  • Estee Lauder
  • Pet Place
  • Lehman Brothers
  • Today's Military
  • JRAP
  • Gilda Radner's Club
  • J Records
  • South Beach Diet
  • 1800-Flowers
  • Computer Associates
  • New York Life
  • Crescendo Paper
  • Waner-Lambert
  • SMC Connections
  • Water Front Media
  • CW Post
  • Chyron

Skills

Graphic Designer/ Art Director

Whether working freelance or in tandum with a team, one philosophy stands above all when it comes to brainstorming ideas. "Form Follows Function".

Custom Airbrush Painter

Proficient in “Traditional Airbrush Techniques” used in application of custom art work on automotive, apparel, canvas, murals, signs, & T-shirts. A recent painted project example: Airbrushed & Clearcoated Rapid Prototype Models of Plastic toys, which were licensed products by Disney & Warner Bros.

Vinyl Sign Production

Knowledge of Sign Making/Vinyl Plotter Applications. Experienced Vinyl Cutting/Processing for signage, heat transfers, & stencils. Recently produced booth vinyl signage for ChyTV, vinyl creation & application of boat's name , pinstripes, & registration numbers.

Work History

CHYRON Broadcast Graphics

Graphic Designer 10/2005 - 06/2010

A company with a long standing history in Broadcast, Chyron remains a leader in the industry. Due to an overbearing economy, several employees were laid off, including myself.

Frontend Design & Development of Chyron Websites & Email Marketing using Sitecore CMS, Web 2.0 techniques and design efficiency have always been a large portion of my daily responsibilities. Implemetation of projects in Print, Web, & Video for a wide variety of marketing materials are consistant overall tasks.

Art Dept. responsibilities
  • Style Guides
  • Software Branding
  • Product Info Sheets
  • Magazine Advertisements
  • Resin Dome Badges
  • Corporate Presentations
  • Digital Signage
  • Convention Booth Display
  • Internal Marketing
  • Web Marketing
  • Front End Development
  • Online Video Publishing

Computer Associates, Islandia, NY (Temp Position)

Graphic Designer Multiple Assignments in 2005

Coordinated with Web Dept. to create layouts. Communicated Sales Dept. requests for changes on CA’s vast corporate website’s content management system.

Waterfront Media, Brooklyn, NY (Temp Position)

Graphic Designer 12/2003 - 02/2004

Designed Web Banner & HTML marketing for various self-help/diet companies.

1800Flowers, Westbury, NY (Temp Position)

Graphic DesignerMultiple Assignments in 2003

Designed a multitude of Web Banners in various sizes/strict bandwidth allowances.

CCGXM of Bates Worldwide, NY (Currently MindSHARE)

Web/Flash Designer/Developer01/2000 - 07/2001

Cordiant Communications Group Xtra Media was a cutting edge New Media Group. Designed & Developed New Media websites with a team-driven & cutting edge web outfit, established by the parent company, Bates Worldwide Advertising Agency. This was once my most challenging and rewarding jobs. I developed most of my web design abilities there, in the early days when hand-coding was the best method to produce comprehensive HTML.

A.M. Studio WORKS (Self Employed)

Freelance Consultant2000 - Present

Freelance graphic designer of projects for associates, friends & family. Created logos, flyers, signage, & websites.

Freelance Airbrush Artist for various entertainment companies at local & corporate events, bar mitzvahs, & parties in exclusive venues, large and small, in Manhattan & Tri-state Area.

Founder/Partner of Chrome Xtreme, a Custom Paint & Chrome Finishing Automotive Business.

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