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Joanne Donoghue DeCenzo
Dynamic Graphic Design 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 in branding a classic look. 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 many years, I still marvel at my career choice in the media marketplace to 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 graphic collateral. I welcome the chance to exchange protocol (tactile not digital) with you to see if we compliment one another. Thank you. Fondly, Joanne Donoghue DeCenzo "Joanne doesn’t create ads, she creates art!” Advertising Sales Rep, Concord Monitor "A designer that thinks outside of the box." Freelance client, Angie "Stunning online portfolio." Former Advertising Art Director, Coastal Home and TASTE magazines Joanne Donoghue DeCenzo - Graphic Designer Contribute to the delineation of ideas into effective media communication. EXPERIENCE 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. SKILL SETS 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. EDUCATION 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 Fashion / Retail Design Endicott College (Beverly, MA) - Honors High School - Concord-Carlisle (Concord, MA) - High Honors EMPLOYMENT Advertising Art Director 'Coastal Home' and 'TASTE of the seacoast' magazines 155 Fleet Street, Portsmouth, NH Graphic Designer (print/web) Concord Monitor Publishing Co., Concord, NH Marketing Graphic Designer (print/web) Seacoast Media Group, Portsmouth, NH Desktop Publishing - PC / Mac Healthsource, Concord, NH Camp Registrar / Associate - 4-H Camps, Bear Brook Cooperative Extension / UNH, Durham, NH Graphic Design Business Outrageous POSSIBILITIES - owner Graphic Artist Graphic Industry, (ad agency, label co., freelance) Sign Painter Sign Industry, (commercial, residential, freelance) ACHIEVEMENTS 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,18 years and running. 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. Mixed Media class: Twitter, Linkedin, etc. Official judge for photo entries at Deerfield Fair. CS3 InDesign all-day workshop / Kelby Training (Adobe), Boston, MA. Upgraded computer to iMAC with current software (Adobe CS6 premium 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 in Peterborough, NH - 10 years running. 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. INTERESTS Art. Photography. Design. Books. Calligraphy. Clothes. Home Goods . Health. Gardening. Organic Living. Raw Vegan. 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: www.coroflot.com/jdizzle My website: www.jojodd.weebly.com My freelance business: www.outrageouspossibilities.com Joanne (Jo) Donoghue DeCenzo Deerfield, NH 978.202.5667 . firstname.lastname@example.org
Butera School of Art Quinsigamond College Worcester Art Museum Endicott College