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Graphic Designer

Milford, Connecticut, United States
November 06, 2018

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To obtain a full time, onsite

Graphic Designer or Art Director

position that will allow me to utilize

my strong sense of design and creativity.


Adobe Creative Cloud

• Photoshop

• Illustrator

• InDesign

• Acrobat Pro

• Bridge

• Dreamweaver



QuarkXPress 8

Microsoft Office Suite

• Word

• PowerPoint

• Excel

• Outlook

Cloud Storage

• Box

• Dropbox

• Google Drive

Mac OS and Windows OS


Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, CT / 1999 – 2002

Bachelor of Science in Studio Art,

Concentration in Graphic Design 2002

University of Maryland

College Park, MD / 1998 – 1999

Graphic Design Major

St. John’s University

Jamaica, NY / 1997 – 1998

Fine Arts Major


I enjoy spending time with my wife and 3

children. I was a collegiate soccer player

and coach. I was a semi-professional, and

still involved with soccer.


UBM (United Business Media)

Norwalk, CT / 04.2016 – 10.2017

Art Director/Graphic Designer

• Magazine and article layout design for 5 publications – FORUM, ACCENT, ACCESSORIES, MR, and

Turbomachinery International

• Worked collaboratively with the Design Director and the Director of Production

• Designed new page layouts and redesigned preexisting page layouts

• Layout design with unique treatment of typography

• Constantly multitasking many print, digital and other projects

• Image processing; prepping photos for print and digital use

• Retouching and manipulation of images

• Branding; designed logos and icons for the publications

• Created layouts and ads for sales and marketing teams for promos

• Handled layouts for handbooks and media kits for the publications

• Worked jointly with publishers and editors on content editing

• Created PDF proofs for; wall hanging and to be emailed to the publishers, editors and clients for further proofing and final approval

• Understood, handled and met all deadlines

• When projects are finaled, I’d collect documents and materials for output/packaging and then send to the printer for production

• Regular contact with the printer and Director of Prepress BJI (Business Journals Inc.)

South Norwalk, CT / 03.2003 – 04.2016

Art Director/Graphic Designer

• Magazine and article layout design for 6 publications – FORUM, ACCENT, ACCESSORIES, MR,

Turbomachinery International and Modern Brewery Age

• Worked collaboratively with the Design Director and the Director of Production and their assistants

• Creative design assessments, with font typefaces and photography

• Designed page layouts and other editoral design projects

• Worked on branding and identity materials

• Daily management of assignments, projects and workflow

• Worked together with publishers and editors on content editing

• Managed materials for Art Department and for the design projects

• Resolved any publishing and print production issues if/when something may arise

• Design of advertorials; for print and for digital/web use

• Always conscience of deadlines, and never missing a deadline

• Placed front page cover files of the magazines up on social media

• Exhibiting design consistency and quality always

• Kept files organized on the server, as well as copy to the archive JEAN VENDITTI




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