Suzanne Verba

Suzanne Verba

Graphic Designer / Production Artist at Fine Design / Self-Employed
Greater New York City Area, United States

Summary

Experienced Graphic Designer / Production Artist with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer goods industry. Strong arts and design professional skilled in Print and Digital media.

Positions

Graphic Designer / Production Artist
Fine Design / Self-Employed
September 2005 - Present (12 years 1 month)
Independent graphic design professional with significant experience working with top global companies, tenured through and leading to major brand acquisitions. Depth of expertise spans development, launch and maintenance of product packaging and complementary digital and print advertising media. Highly adept at partnering with marketing and sales teams, outside vendors, to help create innovative product/service designs that raise brand awareness. Work involves complete development from comprehensive layout to pre-print production. Highly organized work process, prompt, efficient execution via the Macintosh platform and Adobe Creative Suite. Working solely via telecommunication for the last several years, having developed the necessary technical and organizational skills for this means of design and production.

Brand Experience:
Convene
Promax Nutrition
Pure Bar
Kashi
Better Sleep
Mainstays / Walmart
AdForum.com
Panasonic
Olympus
The Barclays PGA
Center Stage Productions
MODE Magazine
Seventeen Magazine
Time Magazine: Time for Kids
Martex
Joe Boxer
Serta
Dr. Scholl’s
Novartis
Prudential
IBM
L’Oréal
Revlon
Philips-Magnavox
Sony
Lladró
Rutgers University
Atlantic Health System
RoseArt
Spelling Entertainment
Worldvision
New Line Television
Court TV
World Wrestling Entertainment
Disney / Licensing
DC Comics
Art Director
Paramount Advertising Inc
June 2000 - November 2002 (2 years 5 months)
Art Director
Liebhardt Inc. subsidiary of WestPoint Stevens Inc
January 1999 - June 2000 (1 year 5 months)
Developed and maintained packaging and promotional pieces as per requisitions
for all basic bedding products, from initial concept through print production
Art Director
West Caldwell, United States
April 1997 - June 1998 (1 year 2 months)
Executed design and production processes for corporate and health care advertising
and promotional campaigns involving direct mail, corporate identity, packaging design
Art Director
Jonelle Design Associates Inc
1995 - March 1997 (2 years 2 months)
Managed day-to-day operation of concurrent design projects involving packaging and sales material, extensive photo shoot styling and supervision, photographic manipulation, print preparation and proofing, project delegation, client presentation
Graphic Designer
JRJ Associates Inc
1994 - 1995 (1 year)
Designed various advertising elements and logos for major television production and distribution firms
Production Services Assistant
Tsumura International Inc
1992 - 1994 (2 years)
Assisted in managing packaging design workflow and production processes

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) - Graphic Design

William Paterson University of New Jersey
1987 - 1992 (5 years)

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