gary cirino

Graphic Design | Websites | Retouching | Technical Illustration


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  • History
         
     
    Accomplishments

    - Introduced website design and development to our Cleveland area agency

    - Created well-founded relationships with clientele

    - Sole person in charge of creating artwork for printing and  electronic media


    Bio

    Gary has worked in Graphic Design for over 25 years, bringing his talent and resources to the forefront. He is well versed in many aspects of design, including high-end retouching, technical illustration, and collateral design. He is proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office applications as well as raw HTML and CSS.


    Education
    Kent State University
    1989 - Bachelor of Fine and Professional Arts in Graphic Design
    Courses Taken:
    Package design, point-of-purchase displays, advertising, printing methods, conceptual scale models as a architecture student.
    Deans List:
    Three semesters
    as a graphic design student.




    Employment
    Freelance
    Mar 2014 - present

    Senior Graphic Designer/Art Director
    Jobs Include:

    - Concept design/art direction.

    - Photo retouching/illustration.

    - Technical illustration.

    - Marketing campaigns.

    - Photo direction.

    - Website design & maintenance; including writing scripts and developing graphics.

    - Hosting websites and setting up client emails.

    - Computer software and hardware maintenance.

    - Power Point presentations.

    - Designing posters, brochures, sell sheets, business collateral, ads, show booths, packaging, point-of-purchase displays, mailers (electronic and postal).


    Hartzell Incorporated
    1997 - Feb 2014

    Senior Graphic Designer/Art Director
    Jobs Include:

    - Concept design/art direction.

    - Photo retouching/illustration.

    - Technical illustration.

    - Marketing campaigns.

    - Photo direction.

    - Website design & maintenance; including writing scripts and developing graphics.

    - Hosting websites and setting up client emails.

    - Computer software and hardware maintenance.

    - Power Point presentations.

    - Designing posters, brochures, sell sheets, business collateral, ads, show booths, packaging, point-of-purchase displays, mailers (electronic and postal).

     

     

    Logos Studio Inc.
    1993 - 1997
    Graphic Designer
    Jobs Include:

    - Concept design.

    - Keylines and marker layouts.

    - Design and edit websites.

    - Create packaging images without photography

    - Photo direction.

    - Photo retouching.

    - Illustration for packaging and brochures.

    - Multimedia presentations for self-promotional materials.

    - Designing posters, brochures, ads, show booths, packaging, point-of-purchase displays, and mailers.

     

    Concept Graphic Artists Inc.
    1989 - 1993
    Graphic Designer/Art Director
    Jobs Include:

    - Art direction.

    - Keylines and marker layouts.

    - Photo direction.

    - Line illustration.

    - Designing posters, brochures, packaging, sell sheets, point-of-purchase displays.


    Leadworks Inc.
    1987 - 1989
    Graphic Designer/Keyliner
    Jobs Include:

    - Setting up trade shows.

    - Keylines and marker layouts.

    - Art direction.

    - Packaging and product design.

     
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  • Capabilities
         
     
    Talents
    Connectivity
    Work best when collaborating with others on projects and able to make suggestions and take criticism.
    Efficiency
    Finding effective ways to solve design and production problems.
    Design
    Thinking of creative ways to implement a concept. Carrying through a concept from thumbnail sketch to final art.
    Web Design
    Creating websites from start to finish. Incorporating design from collateral materials to relay a message already established with the client. Also using my knowledge of backend scripts and design talents to make the website an enjoyable experience.
    Photo Retouching/Illustration
    Editing photos to highlight features. Adding features to photos that are not in the original photo. Outlining photos and creating shadows & reflections. Combining various photos and illustrations to create a new work of art.
    Technical Illustration
    Creating technical illustrations of products using existing photographs or blueprints. Creating charts based on given data.
    Programs Utilized
    Adobe Creative Suite (CC):

    - InDesign.

    - Photoshop.

    - Illustrator.

    - Dreamweaver.

    - Flash.

    - Acrobat.


    Other Design Programs:

    - QuarkXpress 8.

    - Microsoft Word.

    - Microsoft Power Point.

    - Microsoft Excel.

    - iMovie.

     
     Other Programs/Utilities
    - Javascript (jQuery).

    - Raw Html.

    - Google Analytics/Webmaster Tools.

    - Sauce Labs.

    - Pair Networks.

    - Constant Contact.

    - Microsoft Outlook.

    - Extensis Portfolio.

    - Fetch.

    - DropBox.

    - Retrospect.

    - MAMP.

     
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