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Joanne Donoghue DeCenzo
Dynamic Graphic Designer Specialist
Accelerated designer, passionate creative, extremely organized visionary, excellent graphic design skills working independently or on a team ensuring client satisfaction, revenue return and diplomatic communication.
Challenge my own creative sensibilities on a daily basis. Design projects from concept to completion. Stay abreast of current graphic trends as a thriving visual artist. Render thought into effective design to communicate a simply stated message. Comply with company integrity standards.
Specialties: Design sensibilities put forth daily in a fast-paced deadline oriented environment in collaboration with various departments that harmoniously produce publications for print and online.
Designed one on one with Marketing Director for a thriving competitive marketplace, the New England Seacoast. Conceptualized and produced endless, targeted marketing products.
underground home illustration
stepping out of the box
Dear Hiring Manager:
Let me introduce myself.
As a resident of Deerfield,
NH for years, I still marvel
at my career
choice in the media
uphold my lifestyle.
The cohesion of a thought,
bound to an image,
splashed in color,
tailored to text
and then gone global...
Wahoo! the excitement swallows me whole.
I’m told my energy is infectious.
A clean look is my
talent in design. It has to flow!
I want you to love it.
I want you to read it.
Adobe software on
a Mac is where I live,
although I can PC.
A strong team player or
independent thinker. I plan,
analyze and interpret needs
to create visual solutions in
a timely manner. I prioritize
to please everyone, myself
included. I grasp knowledge
quickly to target all the
requirements with a passion
for excellence to produce
an array of stunning
I welcome the chance to
exchange protocol (tactile
not digital) with you to see if
we compliment one another.
Joanne Donoghue DeCenzo
“Joanne doesn’t create adverts, she creates art!”
Advertising Rep at Concord Monitor
Joanne Donoghue DeCenzo - Graphic Designer
Contribute to the delineation of ideas into
effective media communication.
Entire career focused on
visual arts and the media in
handling projects from concept
to completion. Firm attention to
user-friendly designs and endless details
while overseeing work flow. Extensive
computer programs experience.
Competent in both Mac/PC platforms.
Troubleshoot, edit and redesign files for press accuracy.
Aware of configurations for smooth
print publications. Internet savvy.
Advertising reps return with client
contract from my speculative projects.
Consistent record of promotions to
greater responsibilities. Recognized client
satisfaction. Imaginative team player.
Boundless communication talent.
Presently create print and web collateral in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented publishing environment. Calmly, multi-task the daily challenges with a proactive approach to compliment company needs. Strive to go beyond expectations that net results in client satisfaction revenues. Navigate proficiently in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Image-Ready, Acrobat and Word. Quickly excelling in Flash and Dreamweaver on my iMac loaded with numerous Adobe programs just waiting for me to explore.
Create preliminary thumbnails to finished pieces. Worked one-on-one at Seacoast Media Group with the Marketing Director on a range of projects: direct mail pieces, full page ads, newsletters, tab covers, brochures, stickers/labels, booklets, marketing promotions, sign and rack cards to brand an agreeable solution for the many parties involved. Converse in a cooperative partnership with reps, support staff, editorial, photographers, press/camera, circulation, classified, business and internet departments on a daily basis. Send and receive files via servers, Printers, FTP, FastChannel and Adsend.
Create web banners, buttons and skyscrapers, stagnate or animated to be posted online. Produce email blasts and marketing branding of print and web advertisements. Proficient with online graphic programs, RSS feeds of typography, color, layout, file exchanges, image use and hottest design trends arrive in my email. Research websites, media articles, color theories, communication advances and new technologies.
Active in media exchange, Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, Utube, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, Google, design blogs and graphic organizations. Past experience in Ad Agency that featured TV commercials to ticket stubs to coffee mug creatives. Fabricated displays for trade show industry while in the sign business. Lettered an air balloon, fleet of trucks, boat transoms and windows. Passionate about photography. Explore the endless possibilities of layering images in Photoshop.
A seasoned, ambidextrous designer. Explore and own latest software to stay abreast of features and tools. Happiest learning.
Visual Arts - Quinsigamond College, Worcester Art
Museum, Center for Crafts, Worcester State College
(Worcester, MA) Associates in Arts - Highest Honors
Sign Painting/ Commercial Art - Butera School of Art
(Boston, MA) Associates in Arts - High Honors
Endicott Jr. College (Beverly, MA) - Honors
High School - Concord-Carlisle
(Concord, MA) - High Honors
Graphic Designer (print/web)
Concord Monitor Publishing, Concord, NH
Marketing Graphic Designer
Seacoast Media Group, Portsmouth, NH
Desktop Publishing - PC/Mac
Healthsource, Concord, NH
Cooperative Extension/UNH, Durham, NH
Outrageous POSSIBILITIES - owner
Graphic Industry, (ad agency, label co., freelance)
Sign Industry, (commercial, residential, freelance)
Designed and wrote a patent for a product which received patent-pending status. Marketed products to: NH State House, Christa McAuliffe Planetarium, Audubon Society of NH, Catholic Charities, NH Public TV fund-raiser, Jeanne Shaheen, teen center/pre-school workshops and community requests.
Mixed medium Illustration displayed in college art gallery. Advertising ad in W. A. Museum exhibit. Label design approved by large supermarket. Created NH Library Trustee newsletter. Graduated in one calendar year with Associates Degree in Visual Arts Degree. Redesigned/produced town newspaper. Personal photo won award/published. Produce ‘kidscovers’ sketch books with art teacher at Deerfield Community School. Library Trustee/three year term. Known in my community for numerous volunteer projects.
Graphic Arts Degree program at UNH in progress. Broadcast journalism class (6 wk), all-day newspaper industry workshop (blogging, page layout, writing, reporting, photographing, and podcasts) at Nackey Loeb School of Communications. Media mixing next class: Twitter, Linkedin, etc. Official judge for photo entries at Deerfield Fair. CS3 InDesign all-day workshop/Kelby Training (Adobe) in Boston.
Upgraded computer to iMAC with current software (Adobe CS4 premium print/web and much more) to stay abreast of industry standards. Designing a website in Dreamweaver. Exploring Fireworks, After Effects, Flash and Final Cut Pro for movie editing.
Volunteer at MacDowell Artist Colony/residency dreams. Self train vigorously. Blog with fellow artists. Review new trends, colors, fonts, layouts and software to connect with the trade I am passionate about here in the US and Internationally.
Art. Photography. Design. Books. Calligraphy. Clothes. Home Goods . Health. Gardening.
Organic Living . Current Events. Reading. Writing. Fibers. Skiing. Hiking. Research.
Home Furnishings. Ocean Walks. The Great Outdoors. Social Media
People. World News. Cooking. Music. Dance. Fine Arts.
Galleries. Fashion. Learning. Kayaking. Faith. Simplicity.
My online portfolio:
Joanne Donoghue DeCenzo
978.202.5667 . email@example.com
Butera School of Art
Worcester Art Museum
Label designs sold to chain supermarket
Wrote/designed patent/received patent pending
print/publishing/web graphics/signage/photography fields
Adobe InDesign CS3 Class- Boston
Writing a novel
Library Trustee 3 year term
Community Service - town newspaper
Freelance Commissions - school, business, artists
Preparing for residency-MacDowell Artist Colony
Blog, Podcast, PR, broadcast, reporting, photo journalism classes