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Dennis Ventrello

Creative Director / Art Director / Contractor

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

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

A team player with a proven aptitude for creative thinking and an acute attention to detail.

Ability to manage multiple projects without breaking a sweat.

Work Experience

Jesel Inc.

Creative / Marketing Director

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.

Lead agency relationships, manage creative services and coordinate communication between internal departments.

Provide forward thinking creative leadership and inspire creative collaboration.
August 2005 - Present New Jersey, United States

Target / Sapient Nitro

UX & Design Lead - Contractor

Facilitate meetings with members of the SapientNitro, Target and agile dev. teams to discuss project progress, goals and timelines.

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.
October 2012 - October 2013 New Jersey, United States

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.
October 2012 - September 2013 New Jersey, United States

Monmouth University

Design & Brand Lead - Contractor

Develop, design and assist with the launch of Athletic Dept. logos, brands and apparel.
2010 - Present New Jersey, United States

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.
April 2007 - May 2007 New Jersey, United States

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.
2003 - 2005 New Jersey, United States

The Argo Newspaper

Graphic Designer

2002 - 2003 New Jersey, United States

Computer Marketing Group

Web Designer

1999 - 2000 New Jersey, United States

Education

Richard Stockton College Of New Jersey

Bachelor of Arts in Computer & Graphic Design

New Jersey, United States

Brookdale Community College

Associate Arts in Computer & Graphic Design

New Jersey, United States

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Software

Expert level knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator as well as extensive experience with the entire Adobe Creative Cloud.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

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

Comfortable working in both OS X and Windows.