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  • Darcy Witham

    Visual Communication Design & Production

    Stamford, CT

I am a full service, hands-on, enthusiastic graphic design professional with over 20 years of diverse industry experience in visual communication design, development and production, applied to advertising, branding, catalogs, editorials, publishing, packaging, marketing, web site design, social media, presentation, and display. My focus has always been to bring the client’s dreams to life and deliver their message in a memorable way through a variety of creative mediums. Graphic Arts • Branding • Design & Layout • Concept Development • Packaging • Internet Mail • Prototypes • Trade Show Materials • Editorial • Retail • Educational • Promotions • Presentations Illustrator • InDesign • Quark • PhotoShop • PowerPoint Online Portfolio: dwgraphicart.com CLIENTS & COLLABORATIONS Appalachian Mountain Club - CT Chapter Arnold Premium Breads AVANGRID Beiersdorf Inc Cadbury-Schweppes CB Specialty Brands & Design CCIM/Investment Trends Quarterly CEH Design Studio Chesebrough-Ponds USA Clairol Professional Colombo Yogurt Coogan FX Insurance Côte D’Ivoire Imports Country Music Magazine Cowles Business Media Creative Source Studio Dale Minske Interiors Domecq Importers Inc Dorr-Oliver Dos Equis & Heineken USA Fabergé Fuji Film Grand Explorations Travel Services Greenwich Alliance for Education Guinness & Co Heartland Music Catalog Insignia/ESG Properties Internet Presence Marketing Jane Green’s Good Taste. Good Food. A Good Life. Jonathan Painting Jose Cuervo Linda Petersen Wall Covering Linquist Historical Guides MBI Metlife Insurance Moore & Moore Exotic Plants Motts National Relocation & Real Estate Magazine Nature’s Edge Supplements Newmark Commercial RE Services Nurenu Marketing Nylen Gallery Pepsi-Cola Pitney-Bowes PopSugar Lifestyle Brands Ragú Ricoh Camera Rite-Aid SL Green Commercial Real Estate SS White Dental Stamford Town Center Stamford Young Artist Philharmonic STARelief and Pet Assistance Steele Capital Management Inc. Taro Pharm The Avenue Gallery The Greens at Greenwich The Hearst Corporation The Prince Law Group, LLC The Veda Company Titan Sports Trinity Real Estate NYC UIL US Tennis Association Westfarms Mall Westport Resource Management William Raveis Wilton Library

Work Samples

  • Business Collateral

  • Travel book design and production

  • Investment and financial documents

Work History

A few of my specialties are: • Hands-on Approach: I love to build things, literally. Whether it is a brand, a logo or creative marketing elements, I have the skills to manage a project through all phases from concept, through design and production, while always working to exceed client expectations. • Collaboration: I thrive in a collaborative, team-based environment and focus on driving creativity when I lead a team or meet with a client. Creating excitement and enthusiasm for a project with both the client and the creative team is key to its success. When there is no team available, my skills allow me to assume many roles and drive projects to completion on my own. • Creative Branding: Reflecting a client’s style, tone and message are critical to a successful creative project. I have the ability to identify these aspects through my interaction with the client and then seamlessly integrate them with the various design elements, making the campaign resonate with both the client and their intended audience. President • DW Graphics & Design Studio Stamford CT • 1987 – present Creative graphic design and development studio. Client relationships are built to help clients communicate an appealing image through digital, electronic and print media. We strive to provide high-quality graphic design services encompassing but not limited to: advertising, branding, editorials, publishing, packaging, promotion, website design, social media, presentation, and display. Our creative energy gets our clients message delivered, articles circulated, and products noticed. Large or small. Corporate or individual. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou Contracted Graphic Designer • Image Works Westport CT • 2004 – 2013 Directed creative entity providing layout, design, concept development, packaging production, prototype construction, pre-press services and publishing for local businesses, studios, agencies, and individuals. ?Hired directly to service a Fortune 500 client, providing design & development services for their trade advertising, packaging, display & promotional pieces, educational brochures, manuals, and tools. ?Administered significant value and maximized client exposure by effectively applying design ?concepts through various campaigns and mediums. Art Director • Sun & Moon Marketing Mt Kisco NY • 1999 – 2003 Led the creative process, managing all aspects of a project including design, development, photography, architectural renderings and illustration, while maintaining schedule and operating within budget. Coordinated and delivered concept presentations to the in-house design team and external clients. Projects included: corporate advertising, promotional pieces, brochures, financial reports, web site production, packaging & flyers. Creative Director • Space Age Printing Norwalk CT • 1997 – 1999 Exclusively managed the creative flow and traffic for walk-in clients, local businesses, and non-profits. Built the reputation for high quality, valuable and trusted creative work, at an affordable price. Graphic Designer • RIS Publishing Norwalk CT • 1996 – 1997 Creative responsibility for publication layout, advertising and promotional material for a monthly real estate publication. Graphic Designer • Burke Incorporated Fairfield CT • 1991 – 1995 Creative team director delivering marketing materials for beverage, insurance, and financial products. Frame Shop Creative Director & Manager • Regency Fine Art Gallery & Custom Frame Shop Stamford CT • 1982 – 1987 Responsible for managing all projects, training staff, maintaining inventory and shop equipment.

Education

  • Fairfield University Program

    • Certificate Graphic Arts Design
  • New England College

    • Liberal Arts, Communications & Media

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