Résumé

John Csizmar • Graphic Designer, Art Director

8232 Bayview Crossing Dr, Winter Garden, FL 34787
www.csizmar.com | john@csizmar.com | 203.525.0107

Highly creative graphic designer with diverse experience in print and web design, art direction, marketing and advertising. Demonstrated expertise in managing projects from conception to final delivery with a focus on utilizing innovative, intuitive and impactful platforms for optimum audience engagement. Professional, self-reliant and collaborative team player with the ability to work across the organization to achieve strategic objectives.

Skills:

• Adobe Creative Suite, with expertise in Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, InDesign.
• HTML and HTML editors, CSS, content management systems, WordPress, Universal Type, Microsoft Office.
• Online rich media production tools like AdInterax, Flite, Celtra, Dezaza, Mixpo.
• Online database management tools like Intuit Quickbase.
• Cross-browser / cross-platform design issues, solution-based client care, project management.

Professional Experience:

Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL — Instructional Graphic Designer (2016)

Leadership & Talent Development
Print: Layout and design of instructional manuals and marketing materials.
Web: Upkeep and design of WordPress web site.
• Additional responsibilities: Design recognition items for graduating participants of leadership programs, including a challenge coin and a lighthouse statue.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide, Orlando, FL — Contract Designer (2016)

• Contracted through ektello to produce marketing graphics using Adobe Creative Suite.

The Hartford Courant, Hartford, Conn. – Graphic Designer (2000 to 2015)

Web: Redesigned courant.com and ctnow.com; created ads, including animation, rich media expandables, interstitial pages, mini-sites, html emails, interactive video ads and mobile ads; designed web counterparts for print ads and marketing campaigns originated by others.
Mobile apps: Designed icons, splash screens and navigational graphics for iPhone and Android apps.
Print: Designed newspaper and magazine ads, special section covers, page layouts, logos, invitations, posters, banners and billboards.
• Client care: Collaborated with internal and external clients to brainstorm campaign themes, slogans and art with a unique approach, both from scratch and inline with existing content.
• Additional responsibilities: Supervised freelancers and design interns. Developed the online creative requests process and managed online design assignments. Trained all artists in online best practices.
• Clients: The Bushnell Performing Arts Center, Dunkin’ Donuts, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mohegan Sun Casino, Big Y Supermarkets, Hartford Stage, Live Nation, New Britain Rock Cats, University of Connecticut, Goodwin College.

Cyberian Outpost, Inc., Kent, Conn. – Art Director (1997 to 2000)

• Redesigned company website, establishing a consistent look for other designers to follow.
• Designed AOL mirror site and all graphics included on that site.
• Created and managed internal and external web ads, themed promotional pages and conceptual art.
• Produced 50+ product graphics weekly.
• Designed company stock certificate.

Quintet Systems, Inc., Stamford, Conn. – Graphic Designer (1996 to 1997)

• Produced interactive multimedia programs for Fortune 500 companies using Macromedia Director.
• Managed projects from conception through production including client collaboration, internet research, project design, programming and AVI editing.

Additional Experience:

The Disney Store, Trumbull, Conn. – Cast Member (1994 to 2002)

• Created magical guest experiences following Disney’s guest service guidelines.

Education:

• Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Conn. – B.A., Graphic Design
• School of Visual Arts, Manhattan, N.Y. – Coursework in Graphic Design