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Dennis Ventrello

Creative Director / Art Director / Contractor

CD/AD familiar with all aspects of commercial design.

Highly creative and self motivated with strong leadership skills, a great attitude and a drive to produce industry leading work.

Ability to manage multiple projects without breaking a sweat.

Adept at capturing the design requirements of business stakeholders and positively shaping the creative process in a non-creative environment.

Proven aptitude for creative thinking with acute attention to detail.
Experience
NJ, USA
Aug 2005Present
Jesel Inc.
Creative Director / Art Director
Conceptualize, create, modify, maintain and update all aspects of the multi-channel brand experience.

Provide forward thinking creative leadership and inspire creative collaboration on all projects and campaigns.

Establish new brand directions and guidelines, determine and implement best marketing practices and strategies.

Develop and create innovative concepts while maintaining project scope: strategic positioning, business requirements, timelines, and budgets.

Identify the need for, source, evaluate and oversee all creative estimates and ensure high quality execution of all deliverables.
NJ, USA
Oct 2012Oct 2013
Target / Sapient Nitro
UX & Design Lead - Contractor
Accountable for complete deck assembly, wireframing and creation of design assets for an augmented reality mobile app to assist in-store Target guests in quickly identifying products of interest and their associated details.

Facilitate meetings with members of the SapientNitro, Target and agile dev. teams to discuss project progress, goals and timelines.
NJ, USA
Oct 2012Sep 2013
Amazon / Quidsi
Sr. Graphic Designer - Contractor
Tasked with the editing of both creative and copy for the wholly owned Amazon company, Quidsi. Project range includes direct marketing campaigns, shipping inserts and magazine advertisements.
NJ, USA
2010Present
Monmouth University
Design & Brand Lead - Contractor
Develop, design and assist with the launch of Athletic Dept. logos, brands and apparel.
NJ, USA
Apr 2007May 2007
Nissan North America
Graphic Designer - Contractor
Worked with Nissan of North America to design and revise the Nissan Titan Heavy Duty Chrome truck badge, moving it from initial concept to final vehicle application.
NJ, USA
20032005
IIP
Art Director / Sr. Designer
Responsible for conception, design, management and execution of all materials across digital and print mediums.

Worked closely with design team members, production and sales personnel to determine and meet all artistic and production needs.

Managed and guided expectations to create a quality on brand and on time product solution.

Key point of contact for client satisfaction.
NJ, USA
20022003
The Argo Newspaper
Graphic Designer
NJ, USA
19992000
Computer Marketing Group
Web Designer
Education
NJ, USA
 
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Bachelor of Arts in Computer & Graphic Design
NJ, USA
 
Brookdale Community College
Associate Arts in Computer & Graphic Design
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Software
Expert level knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator as well as extensive experience with the entire Adobe Creative Suite.

Understanding of HTML, CSS, PHP and current UI/UX best practices.

Comfortable working in both Mac and Windows environments.