Michael Nicolosi

mchlnicolosi@yahoo.com

813-944-7947

Graphic Designer and Illustrator

3318 W. DeLeon St. Apt. #12

Tampa, FL 33609

Work History:

08/2010 – PRESENT: Freelance Graphic Designer for multiple clients, including the Tampa Bay History Center, International Fitness Professionals Association (IFPA), and Video Light & Sound. Responsibilities for Tampa Bay History Center include designing primary marketing and exhibit material, including: exhibit posters, program flyers, rack-cards, brochures, postcards, event and group planning guides, web graphics, and logos. Responsible for all advertising media at IFPA, including: posters, flyers, rack-cards, book covers, postcards, brochures, catalogs, media covers, and logos. Other responsibilities include, web graphics, web maintenance and web design, as well as, annual conference materials, such as: event banners, catalogs, logo, and all print and web graphics.

09/2009 – PRESENT: Pioneering Graphic Designer and Artist for Wildlife Allies. Designed and created logos for both company and featured product. Created numerous designs and illustrations for decorative bird house series "Bluebird Convertibles". Also created tradeshow banners, flyers, signs, forms and documents, business cards, and overall look of company. Designed full-color, company catalog and oversaw its printing and distribution.

04/2008 – 08/2010: Senior Graphic Designer for The Backyard Bird Company. In charge of all web and print graphics. Designed and created logos, business cards, flyers, print ads, forms and documents, product images, web banners, and web graphics; as well as maintaining website and editing web video. Designed multiple original and unique bird houses and feeders for mass production.

03/2004 – 04/2008: Senior Graphic Designer for International Fitness Professionals Association (IFPA). In charge of all print and marketing materials. Worked on web design and layout. Designed and created logos, book covers, flyers, posters, t-shirts, brochures, banners, web pages, catalogs, and more.

01/2003 – 02/2004: Graphic Designer for full-service advertising agency The Dutcher Group. Created flyers, posters, self-promotional material, brochures, and pamphlets for select clients, including, Bright House Networks.

08/2002 – 04/2008: Freelance Graphic Designer for The Backyard Bird Company. Designed and created logos, print ads, and numerous illustrations. Also responsible for designing web graphics and website maintenance.

06/2001 – 10/2002: Graphic Designer for full-service advertising agency The Lipphardt Agency. Created posters, billboards, self-promotional pieces, flyers, and brochures. Worked directly with clients, and was part of conceptual team on select campaigns. Worked on graphics for clients, including: Time Warner Communications, Reeves Import Motorcars, and ARDEX Engineered Cements.

1995 – 2001: Designed and created numerous logos, business cards, flyers, t-shirts, posters, and résumés for multiple clients. Also rendered various illustrations and schematic drawings.

Related Skills:

Proficient in many types of hardware and software, including both P.C. and Macintosh, scanners, printers, external drives, and audio & video equipment; as well as the following software programs:

• Photoshop 

• Illustrator 

• InDesign 

• QuarkXPress

• Dreamweaver

• PageMaker

• FrontPage

• Word

• PowerPoint

• Excel

• Outlook

• Image Ready

• Flash

• Premiere

• Acrobat

• Microsoft Windows

• Mac OS

Education:

International Academy of Design & Technology -Tampa, FL 

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Awarded 2001, Advertising and Design

Manatee Community College -Venice, FL

Associate of Arts, Awarded 1997, Art and Design

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phone: 813-944-7947       email: mchlnicolosi@yahoo.com