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Ryan Jay Sanzari
Senior Graphic Designer
I am a professional graphic designer available for full time or freelance positions.
PROFESSIONAL TRAITS: – Comfortable on Mac and PC, using Adobe CS4 including Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop & Acrobat Professional & Microsoft Office Applications – Ability to generate ideas and create concepts that deliver results for client campaigns – Experienced in creating consistent messaging for print & online – Posses the demeanor to follow the lead of Creative Director and Account Director without ego – Team player comfortable with helping on co-workers projects any any way possible, regardless if it's creative or cutting and pasting for presentations – Carefully adhere to client brand guidelines when necessary – Communicate clearly with internal teams and manage external vendors if needed – Committed to professionalism, hard work and delivering high-quality creative solutions – Extremely detail-oriented, thorough, well-organized and always looking to improve workflow – Can easily migrate between tasks and posses the ability to work on multiple projects – Understand the professionalism that needs to be expressed when communicating with clients as they are the lifeline of the business and should be treated as such – Print-production and pre-press experience – Creative and conceptual thinker – Enjoy the challenge of working in fast-paced environments on a broad range of projects – Logo and corporate identity systems experience – Packaging and label experience – Familiar with designing & creating die-lines for corrugated shipping containers – Experience designing for web and crating storyboard concepts for digital animations WORK HISTORY CHOICE CREATIVE CONULTANTS: Project Management & Design (2005-2009) Established an independent graphic design studio specializing in print and web collateral, with a focus on project and resource management. Managed & executed projects from initial client meeting and proposals through design, development and production. Working both on and off site supplying print and web deliverables as needed. Designed identity systems, sales & marketing materials, trade-show graphics, presentations, product packaging, websites and print & e-mail campaigns. Noteworthy Clients: University of Pennsylvania (PA): Created department identity concepts, internal event communications & currently in the process of developing an online presence for the Center of Acute Radiation Research which is in the School of Medicine and funded by NASA. Madison Retail Group (NYC): Resourced & managed a development team to improve the company's retail leasing and consulting software & database which manages all property & client relations. MRG is a leading provider of retail leasing and tenant representation services in NYC. Clients include retail chains, institutional landlords and real estate developers. Prudential Douglas Elliman ~ Independence Plaza (NYC): Consulted with a communications firm in New York to design identity, marketing collateral and online presence for the largest residential property in Tribeca. Profect Medical Technologies (NY): Work closely with customer providing graphic design and web development services. Designed and managed multiple print and online campaigns together as well as directed successful product photography sessions. KRAFT FOODS & NABISCO: On-Site Design & Project Management (2001-2005) Worked as a contractor at Nabisco in their internal creative department as it was absorbed by Kraft Foods, NA. Our campus became the Kraft Foods North America, HQ and our department became the Kraft Foods internal Creative Services. I was often requested to attend travel assignments with different brand teams to work with focus groups in very accelerated & fast paced environments designing new product concepts on the fly as the brand managers worked through ideation process with consumers. One project to note was a 5 day session in Sao Paulo, Brazil re-positioning Tang drink mix. Designed a host of print materials including concept & promotional packaging, shipper packaging, sell sheets, header cards, shelf talkers, shelf danglers, trade show & delivery truck graphics, coupons, FSI's, posters, point of sale displays, signage, sales materials, identity development and web design Contributed to many brand / ideation sessions with marketing & production teams in which I learned the importance of communication among team members from marketing concepts through engineering challenges and it's impact on developing clear strategies and goals Directed photo sessions with on-site digital studio for concept packaging, which included set staging and food stylists – Designed layouts and formats for brand websites such as Miracle Whip and Kraftfoods.com – Instructed college/high school interns – Digital and printed presentation graphics (Posters, Power Point splash pages & templates) – Internal corporate event & employee social event graphics – Packaging updates, line extensions & club carton conversions – Designing graphics for many of Kraft's brands online presence (both internal & public sites) – Worked on brands including: Altoids, CapriSun, DiGiorno, Jell-O, Kool-Aid, Maxwell House, Miracle Whip, Oscar Mayer Oreo, Planters, Ritz, SnackWells, Triscuit among others LABEL TEX-MILLS INC: Fashion Labeling ~ Los Angeles (2000-2001) – Worked with brands including: Reef, Quicksilver, Guess, Tag Rag and D-Struct – Designed a mixed array of fashion applications including point of sale items, logos, labels, hangtags, embroidery and 3-D rubber & metal components – Worked directly with clients, design & sales team to establish visual consistency – Created successful presentations and sales materials to attract new clients DISPLAY CRAFT INC: Trade Show Displays ~ New Jersey (1998-2000) – Worked directly with client, design team and sales force to establish initial concepts – Created Trade Show Display booth graphics including banners, posters and headers to creatively convey clients objectives – Developed 3-D renderings for sales presentations Informed and gave instruction to High School intern DISPLAY ARTS: Trade Show Displays ~ Delaware (1997) – Worked directly with senior design team learning how to approach design of custom trade-show displays – Designed large mural graphics for various displays – Learned how to work in a collaborative environment with sales, 3-D artists, marketing and carpentry department to best deliver client needs McGRAW HILL COMPANIES, INC: Publishing ~ New Jersey (1995 & 1996) – Positioned in College Textbook Publishing Department – Worked under 2 Art Directors to establish custom cover concepts – Responsible for completing cover and index page layouts – Introduction to importance of archiving & digital file organization EDUCATION & AWARDS Drexel University: Philadelphia ~ BS in Graphic Design (1994-1998) Manchester Community College: Connecticut ~ Intro to HTML (2005) Solo Art Exhibit: June 2003 ~ Hoboken, NJ HOW Magazine: April 2000 International Design Award - Illustration Self-Promotion
Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)