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Art Director, Graphic Designer, Print Production Specialist

New York, NY, 11010
November 16, 2009

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Art Director, Graphic Designer & Print Production Specialist

James Sciortino



. Highly driven, results oriented Art Director, Graphic Designer, creative and print production specialist

. Expertly versed in the creative process encompassing branding, design, scheduling, execution, production,

budgeting, procurement, print buying, vendor management and client satisfaction

. Experienced at increasing productivity while cutting costs in a deadline-driven environment

. Ability to create a fresh design approach or adhere to existing templates or brand guidelines

. History of success taking ownership and responsibility as an inspiring leader or contributing as a hands-on team member

Skills: (MAC & P.C.) Quark, Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, PowerPoint, Acrobat

Expert print production and vendor management experience.

Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts - The School of Visual Arts


7/2008 – 4/2009 Travel Impressions, an American Express Company (Travel Marketing)

Graphic Designer

. Develop layouts and mechanical art for flyers, postcards, ads presentations & other assigned projects

. Contribute to design solutions for redesign and new concept projects

. Support the Creative & Marketing teams to execute Marketing initiatives

. Utilize production and vendor management skills

1983 - 12/2007 *United States Trust Company of New York (Wealth Management Marketing)

(*1996 – 2007) Sr. Art Director

. As Sr. Art Director I maintained the consistency of the corporations creative brand integrity

. Generated $500,000.00 annual savings by creating in-house advertising agency capabilities

- Designed, created and placed regional and national advertising

. Cut operating expenses supporting events 80% while increasing in-house capabilities

. Consulted on all design related initiatives for all lines of business supporting 35 regions

. Bought printing assuring top quality and budgeting

. Managed and supported team producing a broad range of creative deliverables:

- Interacted with out-source firms and vendors monitoring production from release of final

art work, proof approval, press O.K.’s and delivery while managing clients expectations

- Conceptualized and created graphics and layouts utilizing Quark, Illustrator and Photo Shop

- Designed PowerPoint templates and produced presentations

. Collaborated with parent company's, during buy-outs, producing two corporate re-branding systems

. Maximized divisions operating capabilities with periodic vendor and budget evaluation

(*1985 – 1996) Art Director / Designer

. Executed the corporations first branding and graphic look and feel system

. Managed the creation and design of the first corporate website

. Implemented a broad variety of creative deliverables supporting all lines of business

. Introduced desk-top publishing, Page Maker layout software to the Marketing Division

. Ensured brand strategy was effectively executed across all communications media

(*1983 – 1985) Graphic Designer

. Designed and produced weekly and monthly reviews and newsletters

. Created multiple mastheads and logos with consistent look and feel

. Revised graphs and charts

Continuing Education:

Successfully completed courses and attended seminars in relation to the advancement of industry software and technology

References available upon request

*United States Trust Company of New York from 1983-2000, United States Trust/Charles Schwab from 2000-2005,

U.S.Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management from 2005 -12/2007

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