I love to design, draw, paint, and, in my spare time, collect rare vinyl records. I've been working professionally in the industry for over 13 years. I'm currently freelancing as a part-time design + illustration professional. Working on your own, though fuzzy at times, offers many opportunities to create things that are exciting to both myself and the clients I work with. I'm also the Creative Director for KicDrum Products, LLC + Art Director for DXA Records.

Work Samples

  • PRINT

  • LOGO

  • ILLUSTRATION traditional

Work History

collin venuto { freelance graphic artist } collin@etnuvo.com // 215-939-6684 // www.etnuvo.com P R O P O S A L : Possessing more than seven years of professional and freelance experience in logo, print, web + illustration, I offer a variety of unique, design solutions to individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations with communications problems. I am adept, creative, meticulous, and punctual. S K I L L : Advanced in drawing, graphic design, layout, page composition, printing, and typography. (•) Mac OSX (Tiger / Leopard) + Windows Platforms (XP Professional / Vista x64) (•) Adobe CS2/CS3 > Acrobat, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign (•) Quark Xpress, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, + Flash 8, Toon Boom Studio E X P E R I E N C E : FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER + ILLUSTRATOR / Horsham, PA > 1999 - present (•) Designed and produced album art, book covers, logo + identity, package design, posters, t-shirts, web icons + web layouts CLIENT LIST INCLUDES:  TJG Engineering, Co. (nyc) - Completed 32-page Look Book (visual product catalog)  HAYES Skateboards (brooklyn, ny) - Completed two vector Illustrations for skateboards (to be laser-etched on wood)  Keith Bedford :: Photojournalist (nyc) - Completed monogram, business card + tri-fold promotional card  Dolton Basketball Camps - Completed logo + business card  estetiks™ (doylestown, pa) - Completed logo + business card (concepts)  KicDrum Products™ - Completed vector Illustrations for t-shirt clothing line  Maddy’s on Main (café) - Completed logo, business card + store-front signage / window graphics  The RING magazine - Oscar De La Hoya - Golden Boy Enterprises (Kappa Publishing Group, Inc.) Designed the Cover for April 2008 issue – Floyd Mayweather; Designed Two Features in April 2008 issue  Zenji Web Development, LLC (los Angeles, ca) - Completed Illustrations + Web Animations for Website – www.zenjiweb.com  QVC - Completed product ads for the iQVC.com Design Team, Assisting with Classic + Beta Websites – www.qvc.com  Tri-County Concerts Association - Completed Beta Homepage Revisions + Web Site Redesign  Epiphany Arts Creative Consulting, LLC - Completed Illustrations for Children’s Apparel + Accessories  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - Completed Clinical Guide Cover Designs for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bipolar Disorder; Designed Book Cover for Peripheral Vascular Interventions; Designed various Web/Book Symbols, Logos + Icons  Egress Media, Inc. - Completed various Identity Systems + Signage Layouts  IBM Deep Blue project - Completed Logo Design Concepts + Shirt Design LEAD GRAPHIC DESIGNER - FASTSIGNS / Willow Grove, PA > 1999 - 2008 (•) Designed and produced over 3,500 successful layouts: ads, banners, directional signage, posters, and trade-show graphics (•) Impacted product + design service sales by $155,000.00 USD - over the last 4 years (•) Managed and operated 90% of print / vinyl output using a 63-inch, 8-cartridge (CMYKx2), wide format printer + 30-inch plotter E D U C A T I O N : Montgomery County Community College • August 2007 3.758 // Summa Cum Laude - Earned degree in Digital Design: Computer Graphics (AAS) Bucks County Community College • Spring 2001-2002 3.490 // Completed courses in Drawing/Anatomy + 2d/3d Computer Graphics The University of the Arts • Fall semester 1995 Completed courses in 2D + 3D design, Life Drawing, + Illustration M E R I T : (+) Awarded 1st place > Comcast, US Indoor Tennis Poster Design Competition (+) Awarded 1st place > Thrift Drug, Billboard Design Competition for Drug Prevention (+) Awarded 1st place > CoreStates Bank (Wachovia), Amateur Bike Race Poster Design Competition (+) Awarded 1st place > Philadelphia Fire Department, Fire Prevention Billboard Design Competition M E M B E R S H I P : (+) AIGA, Philadelphia Chapter – www.aiga.org (+) HEYA, Toyota of America – heya.toyota.com

Education

Montgomery County Community College

Specialties

Affiliations

AIGA member, HEYA Toyota member

Awards

• 1st place > Comcast, US Indoor Tennis Poster Design • 1st place > PNC Bank, Christmas Card Design • 1st place > Thrift Drug, Billboard Design • 1st place > CoreStates Bank (Wachovia), Amateur Bike Race Poster Design • 1st place > Philadelphia Fire Depart., Fire Prevention Billboard Design

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