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  • Michael Di Tizio

    Senior Graphic Designer, Compliance and Standards Specialist...

    Philadelphia, PA

Creative professional with 20+ years experience in corporate graphic design. Sustainability communicator and program developer, using change management and behavioral strategies to invest groups in reaching their own corporate green goals. Extensive technical and analytic skills; strong conceptualizing and creative problem solving abilities: top-notch design software knowledge; experienced in developing highly targeted marketing campaigns for multiple user markets in an corporate environment. Specialties: • Change Management Program Development • Sustainability Initiative Development, Communication • Sustainability Subject Matter Expert • Graphic Design for Branding and Identity • Brand Development and Compliance Controls • Strategic Planning / Team Building • Creative Conceptualizing • Project Coordination • End User Training

Work Samples

  • Sustainability Projects

  • Healthcare / Holistic Portfolio

  • GreenDrinks Delaware Valley Marketing

Work History

MICHAEL S. DI TIZIO 1010 North Hancock Street, Unit 403 Philadelphia, PA 19123 267-707-2753 mikedtzo@gmail.com QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY Business professional with over thirteen years of progressive experience and a reputation for prioritizing assignments and bringing multiple projects to completion. Strategic problem solver with strong analytical, design and technical skills; proficient in working in complex, fast paced, political environments with shifting priorities. Successful working independently or as part of creative team. Highlights of experience and interest include: ▪ Corporate Design ▪ Digital Illustration ▪ Identity Development ▪ Project Coordination ▪ Software Assessment ▪ Strategic Planning ▪ Technical Support ▪ Client Consultation ▪ Conceptualizing TECHNICAL SKILLS SOFTWARE: Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional, Designer CS2, InDesign CS2, Illustrator CS2, PhotoShop CS2, PhotoShop Elements CS2, Aldus PageMaker 5.0, Persuasion 7.0, Alien Skin 4000, Alto Image Arranger, Canon eCopy, Command Workstation 6.0, CorelDraw 10.0 Suite, Fractal Painter, Luminus TrapWise, Macromedia Director 8.0, FreeHand 7.0, Microsoft Office XP, Publisher XP, Visio XP, Oce Plot Director, Onyx Poster Shop, Quark XPress 6.0 HARDWARE: Canon ImageRUNNER110 and 600, CLC 900, 1000, 2400, 3900 and 5000, CanoScan LiDE20 Color Scanner, Encad NovaJetPro 600e and 850 Wide Format Printer, HP DesignJet 5000 Wide Format Inkjet Printer, ProEdge Mounting System, Seal Image 600C and 6500 Laminators SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN CURRENT POSITION ▪ Currently developing internet marketing initiative for Business Services Division, graphical client and job ticket database for Document Services Center, Winter 2005 ▪ Proficiently designed, produced and installed Canon tradeshow environments and collateral at 2004 Association of Legal Administrators Conventions in Philadelphia, PA, New York, NY and Orlando, FLA ▪ Successfully initiated company-wide corporate signage program, installed in over 50 Canon client and showroom locations throughout metropolitan Philadelphia and Delmarva regions, 2003-present ▪ Strategically established ongoing internship program with Art Institute of Philadelphia, supplementing full time Canon staff with talented design students, further reducing department operating costs by $20-25K per year, 2003-present ▪ Circle of Excellence Award, Winter 2006, Bronze Medal of Excellence Winner, Fall of 2004 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE CANON BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, PHILADELPHIA, PA 01/2000 - Present Senior Graphic Designer Promoted to current level from incoming Graphic Designer position. Provide graphic design services and support for over 40 client sites, including Accenture, Campbell Soup, Bearing Point, Keystone Mercy Health Plan, SEI Corporation, WHYY-TV and Trion. Supervise staff of two full-time graphic designers and two student interns in a profit-driven corporate environment; manage projects skillfully from inception through to completion. Implemented cost-cutting measures and efficiency standards to maintain department profitability. Developed project tracking system with existing software, resulting in 60% improvement in overall turnaround and delivery times. Greatly contributed to department’s successful transition from non-profit to for-profit basis over four-year period. Design and execute courtroom trial exhibits, convention environment graphics, digital presentations, employee training material, policy manuals and special events promotion materials. Took key role in designing and developing internal promotional and informational manuals, sales and marketing collateral, training and operational materials for incoming employees. Maintain and protect brand identity for all internally-produced materials. Oversee archiving of all projects to CD-ROM and backup server. CREATIVE COMMUNICATIONS & GRAPHICS, CHERRY HILL, NJ 10/1996 - 12/1999 Art Director Produced slides, multimedia presentations, web content, full color brochures, catalogs, large format posters, trade show materials and sales tools for corporate clients. Instituted strategies to improve efficiency; established and maintained project goals and budget, managed full-time and freelance graphic artist staff. Provided extensive software assessment, technical/client support and new client marketing. Designed product logo, instructional manual, CD booklet and packaging for GEDAE, a waveform analysis software system developed by Lockheed Martin. Clients included Sanofi Pharmaceuticals, Commerce Bank, Zeneca, QVC, Checkpoint Systems, Spencers Gifts and Bisys. THE PCI GROUP, UPPER DARBY, PA 01/1996 - 10/1996 Graphic Designer/Pre Press Specialist Reported to Art Director and Production Coordinator, provided support to five senior development officers. Created graphics for brochures, catalogs, corporate presentations, product/package illustration, POP materials and print advertisements for a range of clients. Responsible for digital retouching, color correction, prepress QC and troubleshooting, manual trapping, created digital match prints and bluelines, performed equipment maintenance. Art directed and designed 1996 Olympic Torch Run poster honoring outstanding community leaders for United Way of Philadelphia. Clients included Elf Atochem, Wyeth Ayerst, Raytheon Inc., Price Waterhouse and Lukens Steel. CORESTATES BANK, CREATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT 06/1994 - 05/1995 AV/Multimedia Designer Provided digital graphics and illustration for employee training videos, internal print material, CEO level presentations and corporate identity and compliance initiatives. Produced and designed graphics for the 1994 Vision for Philadelphia Award ceremony and the 1994 Corey Awards Presentation for 2,000+ company employees; developed touch-screen interface for CoreStates Supermarket Banking program, launched Autumn 1994. THE PCI GROUP, UPPER DARBY, PA 09/1991 - 04/1994 Production Artist/Proofreader Designed graphic elements, illustrations, business identity and audiovisual support materials. Responsible for proofreading, editing, quality control and shipping for all film, print and slide output. Handled customer service and provided technical support at client disposal. DI TIZIO ILLUSTRATION, PHILADELPHIA, PA 09/1985 - 03/1991 Freelance Illustrator Created roughs and color comps, storyboards, line and full color art for design groups, advertising agencies and small businesses. Designed 25+ cover and interior line illustrations for the Philadelphia Welcomat (now Philadelphia Weekly). Responsible for client contact, direct mail advertising and studio management. EDUCATION AND TRAINING Art Institute of Philadelphia, PA ▪ Graphic Arts Curriculum, 09/1985 - 03/1988 ▪ Associate Degree in Visual Communication ▪ Course Emphasis: Illustration, Typography, Graphic Design Methods and History

Education

  • Art Institute of Philadelphia

    • Associate Degree Visual Communications
    • 1986 - 1988
  • Central High School Philadelphia PA

    • High School Graduate Degree Fine/Studio Arts, General
    • 1980 - 1984

Specialties

Affiliations

Green Drinks Delaware Valley http://greendrinksdelawarevalley.blogspot.com/

Awards

What Earth Day Means to Philadelphians | Green Philly Blog http://www.greenphillyblog.com April 2013 http://www.greenphillyblog.com/philly-represent/what-earth-day-means-to-philadelphians/ Featured in Green Philly Blog's annual call to action for Philadelphians on Earth Day How I Became An Environmentalist | Philly Eco City March 2013 http://phillyecocity.com/act-philly/inspiration-act-philly/how-i-became-an-environmentalist/ An article I wrote about my path to environmentalism, published by Philly...
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