I have been creating original graphics since I bought my first computer as a student. What began as a hobby has developed into an advanced skill set that has allowed me turn my passion into a profession. Over the past few years I have been collaborating with companies like Fashion Snoops and MTI, among others, to create original artwork and textile designs. One of my most recent projects is conceptualizing and designing a high-end silk scarf collection for fine jewelry designer Bergio – which has been finalized and is ready to go into production. In addition to developing the designs, I have also been project managing the process, including sourcing and vetting outside vendors / strategic partners. I also have deep experience in graphic design, spanning traditional print, digital, and apparel. I’m currently working as a freelance graphic designer on print collateral and photo retouching projects for various clients, specifically in the jewelry industry. My last full time position was at EATALY NYC, where I was responsible for designing and producing all internal communications for the retail environment. Most projects were extremely time-sensitive, and included large-scale and directional signage, menus, flyers, posters, brochures and website templates and updates. I also did retouching of product and event images, and oversaw various vendors for production and installation.

Work Samples

  • Fashion Snoops

  • Levi's T-shirts

  • Nike 6.0

Work History

    • FREELANCE GRAPHIC / TEXTILE DESIGNER
    • New York, NY

    Design, production and retouching projects for clients including La Scala Lococo, Lavazza, Style Council, MTI USA Inc and Fashion Snoops: Design original artwork / prints seasonally for women, men, juniors and home as part of this fashion forecasting company's archive / library. Bergio: Design, development, project management and vendor oversight of this fine jeweler's new accessory line, featuring high-end silk scarves.

  • Graphic Designer

    • EATALY
    • New York, NY

    Responsible for designing and producing all internal communications for the retail environment, restaurants and in-store events, including large-scale & directional signage, menus, flyers, posters, brochures and corporate collateral. Photography and retouching of product and event images. Oversight of outside vendor production and installation. Liaison for approvals between executives and managers of stations, ensuring all communications are brand-relevant and managed cost- and time- efficiently.

  • President

    • G-LAB
    • Brooklyn, NY

    Urban Clothing Development and High Quality Screen Printing In charge of operations, logistics, sales, customer service and design. Responsible for adjusting client-supplied artwork to be print-ready, as well as developing and designing my own line.

  • Creative Director

    • 215FUNK.COM
    • New York, NY

    * Designed original artwork * Designed and updated web site * Managed e-commerce * In charge of marketing and promotion development * Coordinated exhibit of artwork for show in Capalbio, Italy

  • Project-Based Graphic Designer

    • ALLADIN PRODUCTIONS
    • New York, NY

    Designed flyers and posters for various events

  • GRAPHIC DESIGNER

    • M.HIDARY & CO.
    • Apr 2014 - Aug 2014 (4 months)

    Responsible for designing original prints and graphics for active ware collections for New Balance, Spalding, Fila and Laguna swim wear. Prepared artwork for production, repeats and colorways, detailing and researching trends.

Education

  • NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

    • Master's TV production and Multimedia
    • 2004
  • NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

    • Bachelor's Communications major
    • 2002

Specialties

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