Michael Romeo Resume

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  • Michael Romeo
    Graphic Designer

    MICHAELVROMEO@YAHOO.COM
    631.258.7341
    WWW.BEHANCE.NET/MICHAELVROMEO/FRAME

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    ::: PROFILE

    I believe successful design is not just about making pretty pictures or displaying software effects. Its about problem-solving and focusing on the target audience. It requires listening, communicating with clients, research and concept development in order to generate the relevant solution. I also believe sense of humor and the willingness to offer a hand go a long way. 

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    ::: SOFTWARE SKILLS

    Adobe InDesign
    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Photoshop
    QuarkXPress
    Microsoft Office
    Microsoft Access    
    Some experience with html coding, CSS, Dreamweaver and Flash

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    ::: EXPERIENCE

    MICHAEL ROMEO DESIGN / 2004–present
    PRINCIPAL DESIGNER & PHOTOGRAPHER
    .. Concept development and design of websites, book covers, advertisements, logos and stationery systems. Clients range from home businesses to corporate offices.
    .. Candid and posed portraiture, photo retouching and album layout.


    NBTY, INC. / RONKONKOMA, NY / 12.2010–present
    Leading global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of vitamins and nutritional supplements. Includes Nature's Bounty, Vitamin World, Puritan's Pride, MET-Rx, Solgar and Ester-C, as well as CVS, Target and Walmart brands. 
    GRAPHIC DESIGNER


    MADA DESIGN, INC. / NEW YORK, NY / 7.2007–4.2010
    Design firm, offering complete range of creative services, specializing in sports, entertainment and publishing industries. Clients include Disney, NBC, CBS, Warner Brothers, Fox News, MTV, Topps, USPS, Pearson PLC and Juilliard. 
    SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER & ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR
    .. Liaised with clients regarding project specifications and printing technologies, while art directing our designers on client needs.
    .. Developed logos for NBC Heroes fan club, Warner Brothers motion picture, Barnes & Noble educational products and Foxwoods events. 
    .. Designed packaging and branding systems for broad range of industries and audiences, including Chevron, USPS, and Topps Bazooka.
    .. Created branding system that transformed Paw Pals interactive toy line into a top seller that was picked up by large retailers, such as Toys"R"Us and FAO Schwarz, and then expanded to 30+ products with over 5 million products sold.
    .. Redesigned Cell Ranger's primary identity and branding, providing a more appropriate look for this high-end technology packaging, which then generated interest from Apple and Walmart.
    .. Created cover and interior for Disney High School Musical cookbook, FIBA sports style guide and Crayola educational activity cards.
    .. Designed over 250 high-end sports trading cards with styles ranging from modern to retro to Victorian to distressed, and received rave reviews from collectors, which translated into high profits for Topps.
    .. Prepared design files for production and printing, reviewed separations, and created white hit, etch, spot color and foil plates.
    .. Rendered digital mock-ups of packages and trading cards for client presentation, which includes realistic simulation of printing and cutting technologies, such as foil stamping, chrome boards, die cuts and etches.


    IDEASPHERE, INC./TWINLAB CORPORATION / HAUPPAUGE, NY / 5.2005–11.2005
    Leading manufacturer of sports, health and wellness products.
    CREATIVE ASSISTANT & PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHER
    .. Assisted in development of advertisements, posters, product labels and packages.
    .. Photographed and retouched vitamin and health/sports supplements.
    .. Selected, purchased and retouched images for Fresh Answers, a new line of wellness products.


    COMPUTER ASSOCIATES, INC. / ISLANDIA, NY / 7.1996–11.2004
    Leading international software company, providing solutions for IT management and security.
    EVENT COORDINATOR/CLIENT LIAISON
    .. Led planning and coordination for 177 User Group meetings per year, serving over 9,000 customers.
    .. Served as sole liaison for all international offices in 19 countries and 87 groups.
    .. Managed vital projects for planning and execution of annual CARE conference.
    .. Trained new employees on department processes, procedures and guidelines.

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    ::: EDUCATION

    PRATT INSTITUTE / NEW YORK, NY / 8.2005–5.2007
    GRAPHIC DESIGN, WITH HIGHEST HONORS
    .. Excellence in Academic Achievement Award, Presidents List, Dreves A&D Scholarship, Presidential Merit-Based Scholarship

    STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO / Buffalo, NY / 8.1992–5.1996
    BACHELOR OF ARTS, PSYCHOLOGY, CUM LAUDE
    .. Alumni Scholarship  |  Deans List  |  Psi Chi National Honor Society  |  Golden Key International Honour Society

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