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  • Deanna Fusco

    Graphic Designer

    Phoenix, AZ

I aspire to make the world a visually engaging place, one design at a time.

Work Samples

  • Specialty Design

  • Collateral Design

  • Corporate Identity Systems

Work History

Industry Skills Concept and Design | Art Direction | Print Production | Presentation | Photography | Web Graphics & Design Corporate identity and branding, conceptual design, 4 color printing, unique custom designs, metal designs (photos reproduced on metal, embossed metal plates), leather binders, menu covers, in-room guest folders, brochures, annual reports, invitations, plastic cards, illustrations, book design and layout, trade show graphics, Web graphics and design Technical Proficiency Adobe InDesign | Adobe Illustrator | Adobe Photoshop | Adobe Acrobat | QuarkXPress | Microsoft Word | Microsoft Excel | basic knowledge of Macromedia Director & Flash on Mac OSX Fine Art Skills Life drawing | illustration | sculpting | gouache, water, acrylic & oil painting Education The Art Institute of Phoenix – Phoenix, AZ Graduated with an Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design – March 2001 Bergen Community College – Paramus, NJ Fine Arts studies Career History 2006 - Present Owner | Creative Director | Graphic Designer – SoHo Southwest Started freelance graphic design studio, SoHo Southwest with focus on identity systems, conceptual design and specialty design. Work includes designs for offset printing, digital printing and Web graphics. Specialty design includes custom leather binders and folders, photometal plates for The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain. Client base – K Group (Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, Sshameless), Amarone Ristorante Italiano, Pizza A Metro, Realty Design Group, LLC, Tasc, Inc., Greenbrier Southwest Corporation (Hidden Meadow Ranch and The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain), Il Viaggio, Verco Manufacturing 2001 - 2006 Graphic Designer – Ray Vote Graphics, Inc. Major accomplishment included concept and design for the Heard Museum Moondance invitations and event pieces. To stay within the tight project budget, I was able to persuade the paper manufacturer to donate a portion of the paper stock in exchange for printed samples. Other accomplishments included creating new identity systems for The Seawater Foundation, Daniel’s Italian Restaurant and Science Foundation Arizona. Client base – Pei Wei Asian Diner, K Group (Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, Heard Museum, The Phoenix Symphony, Monsoon), Greenbrier Southwest Corporation (Hidden Meadow Ranch), Science Foundation Arizona, Verco Manufacturing 2000 - 2006 Graphic Designer – Freelance Realty Design Group, LLC was dissatisfied with the lack of service they were receiving from their present agency, so I had the opportunity to provide them with professional service and quality graphic design. Projects included direct mail, logo design, business card design, illustrations and signage. In One Advertising & Design was in immediate need of a graphic designer to help with designing monthly newsletters. I was able to provide them with a quick turn around, averaging 10 newsletters per month. Created an identity system for Tasc, Inc. which included a re-designed logo, letterhead set, brochure, newsletter, trade show graphics and posters. Client base – Tasc Inc., In One Advertising & Design, Realty Design Group, LLC and local small businesses 2001 Graphic Designer – Internship – The Art Institute of Phoenix Concepts and design of brochure for The Better Business Bureau Designed Spring 2001 Portfolio Review invitation for The Art Institute of Phoenix


Art Institutes International



2004 FSEA Gold Leaf Award for Best Foil Stamped / Embossed Announcement / Invitation and also Best In Show for the Heard Museum Moondance invitations Awarded Best Portfolio for Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design - The Art Institute of Phoenix Graduated with Highest Honors – AIPX