Michelle Testani

dba Mitzie Testani

Syracuse, NY, USA
I am an Illustrator with a background in graphic design and marketing. I specializes in imagery and hand-lettering for commissioned or licensed projects that align with brand and business goals and connect with target audiences.

My resume can be found on LinkedIn.com/in/mitziet

Work Experience

Corso's Cookies

Art Director, Graphic Designer and Illustrator

Graphic design and illustration for digital and printed projects that include: branding/identity, packaging and labels, private label design, email design and production, and creation of marketing materials that include sales sheets, catalogs and tradeshow installations.
March 2017 - Syracuse, New York, United States

Mitzie Testani

Freelance Designer and Illustrator

• Interview clients to determine needs; provide suggestions and guidance
• Prepare quotes for services, billing and collections
• Create mock ups, graphic and interactive designs, and illustrations
• Projects include identity systems, brochures, illustration and marketing materials
New York, United States

The Vanguard Group

User Experience (UX) Designer

(First year in this position was as a private contractor through Trellist)
• Design research, presentation of findings, prototyping, brand management and corporate illustration
• Focus on successful user-centered process improvements for websites and mobile devices
• Partnered with business units to craft, test and create successful design prototypes
May 2009 - July 2011 Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States


Interactive Co-Chair

Responsible for day to day maintenance and enhancements to website, authoring and managing interactive events, coordinating interactive team volunteers, and managing email campaigns.
January 2008 - April 2011 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Tyler School Of Art, Temple University

Adjunct Faculty

• Prepared lectures, lessons and design projects to complement the course curriculum
• Led students through hand-coding HTML/CSS exercises and met one-on-one to assess projects
• Led design critiques and graded final projects
August 2010 - December 2010 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


Graphic Designer and Illustrator

• Graphic and interactive design, proposal writing, and illustration
• Artwork preparation, pre-printing production, and press checks
Broomall, Pennsylvania, United States


Temple University - Tyler School Of Art

Graphic and Interactive Design

Top 5 Portfolio | Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Bruce Silver Outstanding Achievement | Tyler School of Art
President's Scholar | Temple University
Art Directors Club of New York | Michael Schrom scholarship
Type Directors Club of New York | scholarship award
August 2004 - May 2008 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Hand Lettering, Illustation, Indesign,