JAMES PALADINO

www.jimpaladino.com

Email: jim@jimpaladino.com

Phone: 412-480-6415

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Seeking Editorial/Graphic Design position with a magazine publishing company, agency, studio or corporation. 

I am a polished Art/Creative Director and Graphic Designer. My main specialty is designing publications with a strong emphasis on headline type design, clean page design and applying strong graphic design concepts. 

 

 

Software Experience: Adobe Create Suite - InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop; QuarkXPress, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Acrobat Professional

 

Professional Portfolio Available for Presentation. References Available Upon Request.

 

I am willing to relocate anywhere in the United States. 

 

 

Present

James Paladino Creative - Art Director

Magazine, brochure, flyer, and logo design. Billboard design and web banners (non-animated).
Web and social media design assets. Other graphic design services by request
.

 

Graphic Design Consultant for:

  • Transformation Media (Outdoor Advertising)

  • Builder’s Association of Northwest Pennsylvania

  • Roadside Ribs and Bike Shop Grille

  • Black & Gold Fundraising

 

February 2018 – Present

Lyft Driver

 

June - August 2018

Computer, Network and Printing Solutions Associate

Tastar Data Systems, Pittsburgh, PA

 

March - June 2108

Photo Lab and Electronics Department Associate – Part-time

Walmart, Moon Township, PA

 

February – March 2018

Paint Department Associate – Part-time
The Home Depot, Pittsburgh, PA

November 2017 – January 2018

Seasonal Fulfillment Associate

Amazon Sort Center PIT5

  • Sorted, Scanned and Palletized incoming packages for distribution. 
     

January 2014 – July 2017

Creative Director

IN Community Magazines

  • Oversaw all creative aspects of 39 quarterly community magazines per year in the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia areas

  • Proofed and edited all magazines from the design staff

  • Designed advertising features for all magazines

  • Designed all sales collateral for the company

  • Designed Pittsburgh and Philadelphia media guides

  • Designed all covers for 39 magazines each quarter

  • Oversaw all advertisement design by staff members

 

July 2013 – January 2014

Graphic Designer/Bindery Warehouse Manager

ICM Printing (A Division of IN Community Magazines)

  • Responsible for the design of seven quarterly magazines:

    • Layout and design of editorial material

    • Advertisement design

    • Designed brochures and other advertisements for outside clients

    • Quoted print jobs and oversaw the printing of outside client jobs

    • Oversaw daily operations of the warehouse, including warehouse employees

    • Helped run and operate Muller Saddle Stitcher and other machinery

    • Responsible for inventory of paper stock for printing

 

November 2001 – July 2013

Art Director and Production Director for the following:

 

  • Play and Stay in PA (NPO)

    • Responsible for the complete creative design and layout of The Official Pennsylvania Golf Package Planner, a statewide golf magazine

 

  • Golfer’s Lifestyle Magazine

    • Designed digest-sized golf magazine each quarter

    • Coordinated all copy and ad design from advertisers and golf courses

    • Designed all editorial content

    • Designed logos for various clients and golf events

    • Point of purchase display design

    • Responsible for preparation of files for press output and distribution of the magazine

 

  • Designing Home Lifestyles Magazine

    • Created the design of this start-up magazine including all editorial content

    • Created initial mailing and distribution lists

    • Designed all editorial and advertising material for the quarterly publication

    • Coordinated photoshoots

    • Photo retouch and color correction

    • Direct client contact

 

  • Black Bear Fundraising

    • Layout and design of numerous fundraising products, the creation of templates for fundraising products, sales brochures, and package design

    • Worked with fundraising representatives from more than 10 states on fundraising cards and sales brochures

    • Created new fundraising card templates, which have been implemented by fundraising representatives from 10+ states

 

  • Black Bear Publishing

    • Designed numerous publications including golf-, tourist-, pet- and kid-themed magazines

    • Office Manager

    • Building Manager

    • Payroll Manager

    • Responsible for employee health insurance, vacation schedule, and personnel issues

 

January 1997 – October 2001

Graphic Designer/Consultant

Condello Design, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Software Experience: QuarkXPress, PageMaker, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word

  • Extensive experience in:

    • Catalog design

    • Newsletter design

    • Annual Report design

    • Data Sheet design

    • Brochure design

    • Direct Mail and Package design

    • Logo design

  • Experience in technical drawings, graphs, and logo design using Adobe Illustrator

  • Typesetting, headline type design, proof-reading and copy corrections

  • Preparation of files for pre-press and film output

  • Attended numerous press checks

  • Experience in coordinating photo shoots and dealing directly with photographers

 

August 1991 – December 1996

Owner/Operator

Fox’s Pizza Den, Sewickley, PA, and Coraopolis, PA

  • Owned and operated a franchised pizza and hoagie shop

  • Supervised and scheduled 12+ full-time and part-time employees

  • Responsible for all inventory and ordering of products pertaining to the business

  • Managed all aspects of the business, including accounting

  • Maintained a highly organized records system

  • Responsible for creating all advertisements and promotions for the business from concept to distribution, including the creation and
    writing of a television commercial

  • Handled problems on a day-to-day basis, including business operations, employee issues, customer concerns, equipment and scheduling

 

January 1981 – August 1991

Advertising Staff Artist & Production Coordinator for The Pittsburgh Press Sunday Magazine

Pittsburgh Press Company, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Developed advertising for the Sunday Magazine and perfected the training for this procedure

  • Maintained a highly organized system of current and accurate files and materials pertinent to advertising distribution deadlines

  • Responsible for ad layout and design, along with special promotions, for major accounts from concept development to camera-ready art

  • Responsible for the design and layout of the Travel Section, including preparation of all travel brochures for pre-press

  • Directed photoshoots for advertising projects; worked with photographers and models

  • Experience in troubleshooting issues between advertising and editorial departments, handling advertiser concerns and production problems

  • Oversaw all editorial and advertising material to our out-of-state printing facility, including mailing

  • Performed these duties in addition to my staff artist position, which included ad design

 

 

EDUCATION

Art Institute of Pittsburgh

Associate Degree in Visual Communications

 

Third highest portfolio score in the class of 120

 

Six times on Dean’s List with 3.7 – 4.0 GPA

 


 

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