Since May of 1998, I have been working as a freelance Sr. Art Director/Graphic Designer in partnership with my wife, Denise Ziganti, under the name of dezindz, llc., formerly Design Direction. Together we have serviced local ad agencies, as well as a number of local, regional and national direct accounts, from our fully equipped home office. From August of 1983 and up until May of 1998 I was employed as a Senior Art Director at Meldrum & Fewsmith Communications. Prior to that, I worked on a wide range of accounts in both the print and broadcast mediums for several other local ad agencies including The Marschalk Company, 1981-1983; Hesselbart & Mitten, 1980-1981; Dix & Eaton, 1978-1980 and Sharp Advertising, 1973-1978. Here are some of the clients I have worked for: Durkee Foods, Diamond Shamrock, White Consolidated Industries, BFGoodrich, Ohio Department of Tourism, The Cleveland Clinic, ICI/The Glidden Company, Stanley Steemer, Republic Steel Corporation, Health Hill Hospital, Richman Brothers, Ferro Corporation, Harshaw Chemical, WJW -TV, WKYC -TV, American Greetings, Huntington Bank, Mr. Coffee, Bissell Inc., University Hospitals, Libbey Glass, American Yoga Association, Cedar Point, Caterpillar, Owens Corning, QualChoice, Royal Appliance, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Work Samples

  • Cleveland Magazine

  • Cleveland Clinic

  • Dirt Devil

Work History

  • Co-Creative Director, Senior Art and Concept Director

    • dezindz, llc.
    • May 1998 - Present (15 years 11 months)

    A two person Graphic Design and Advertising/Marketing materials development firm specializing in Point of Sale, Collateral, Conceptual Ads and Campaigns in print and broadcast, Corporate Communications and Corporate I.D., Packaging, Book Design and Publishing, Retouching, Illustration, Web Design, Product and Display Design, Promotion Materials, New Product Launch

  • Sr. Art Director

    • Meldrum & Fewsmith
    • Sep 1983 - May 1998 (14 years 8 months)

    Senior Art Director responsible for development and production of all marketing and communications materials/messages for all of our clients in various mediums.

  • Art Director

    • Marschalk
    • 1979 - 1983 (4 years)

    Was responsible for marketing and branding materials for clients - Ohio Bell, Ohio Department of Travel and Tourism, Richman Brothers, Sohio, Alcan

Education

  • Cooper School of Art

    • Graphic Design
    • 1967 - 1970

Specialties

Awards

One Show (silver) Adv. Club of New York’s ANDY (Award of Excellence) The Intl. Film Festival of New York (silver) CA Art Director’s Club of New York Cleve. Soc. of Comm. Arts’ Exhibition (Best of Show) Cleveland ADDY (Best of Show) Judged the Art Director’s Club of Toronto Show of Excellence.

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