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Graphic Design



position sought

Art Director / Sr. Graphic Designer / User-Interface Designer

relevant history

Computer Generated Solutions [February 2007 – Present]
Microsoft Technical Specialist, Technology Solutions & Training

Advisor Products Inc. [August 2003 - January 2007]
Art Director

AdvisorSites, Inc. [January 2000 - August 2003]
Senior Graphic Designer

DSA Community Publishing [August 1999 - January 2000]
Graphic Designer



Exceptional artistic and technical abilities.
8 years experience in graphic design industry
Outstanding record in client satisfaction.
Train and lead a team of graphic designers.
Prospect and vendor negotiations.
Project management of hundreds of successful efforts
Work stream management.
Poised and professional with top management and support staff.



Manage a team of designers.
Conceptualize, price, and manage full-scale marketing efforts across print and web mediums.
Website design that follows standards in XHTML, CSS and accessibility.
Corporate identity development and positioning.
Identify opportunities and up-sell clients to meet their changing needs.
Fiery Front-end Print Server management and operation.
Digital print production and prepress specialist.
Operation of bindery equipment.



Work included designs for offset printing, digital printing, Web site design.

Key player in the conceptualization, pricing, process forming, and implementation of several new product concepts.

Design and managed in-house marketing efforts including corporate identity, positioning, corporate website ( , full-service catalog brochure, targeted broker/dealer brochure, targeted breakaway broker brochure, proposal designs, web-based client resource management tool, web-based content management tool (BackOffice), stationery, and custom paper clips.

Managed relationships and negotiated deals with outside print vendors for standardized products costs.

Played an integral roll in the launch of an On-Demand, variable-data print delivery via website interface for clients, including solving issues and limitations when dealing with branding and personalization of templates in PageFlex Persona.

Implemented the graphics portion of the process for converting custom newsletter clients to a variable-data workflow.

Negotiated a deal with PunchStock stock digital photography where our firm received a 15% discount on all stock photography purchased, free research, personal light boxes for each artist, and high resolution comping images to streamline the production workflow.  

awards Editors Choice for Logo Designs (September 2006) Editors Choice for Graphic Design (September 2006) Design Award Winner (April 2006) Site of the Month (April 2006)
Creative Public's Top 10, Designer of the Month (March 2006)



Expertise in:

Adobe PhotoShop           
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe ImageReady                   
Adobe Acrobat
Quark Xpress                            
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Flash
Adobe Fireworks
Microsoft Office
Microsoft Visual Studio              
Microsoft SharePoint Designer

Working knowledge of:

Adobe GoLive
Microsoft Visio                          
PageFlex Persona



Hendriks Institute
660 North Welwood Ave.
Lindenhurst, NY 11757



Christopher Arella
Coram, NY 11727
(631) 716-3453
Click here to email me.


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