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

  • Home Wear Lines

  • Intradeco Trend and Graphic

Work History

LUIGI RICCARDI 171 East 2nd Street, Apt. 17, New York, NY 10009 Tel: 917.213.8074 Email: 215funk@gmail.com Portfolio:http://www.elance.com/s/215funk/portfolio/ EXPERIENCE 2009-Present 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. 2010-2012 EATALY - New York, NY Graphic Designer 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. 2005-2009 G-LAB - Brooklyn, NY Urban Clothing Development and High Quality Screen Printing President 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. 2006-2007 ALLADIN PRODUCTIONS - New York, NY Project-Based Graphic Designer Designed flyers and posters for various events 1999-2002 215FUNK.COM - New York, NY Creative Director • 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 EDUCATION 2002-2004 NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - New York, NY Master’s degree in TV production and Multimedia 1997-2002 NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - New York, NY Bachelor’s degree in Communications, major in Mass-Media Production SKILLS LANGUAGES: Italian – native, English – fluent COMPUTER: Proficient in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Corel Draw, experience with Dreamweaver, Flash, Premiere, After Effects; color separations and preparation of files for screenprinting

Education

  • New York Institute of Technology

    • Master’s degree in TV production and Multimedia Communication Arts
    • 2002 - 2004
  • New York Institute of Technology

    • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, major in Mass-Media Production Communication Arts
    • 1997 - 2002

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