I am a Brisk Individual
I don’t take life serious. I take life as a fun-learning experience. This journey allows me to have a great sense of humor with a creative mind that can achieve your expectations!

I think design, so that you can think business.

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Something About Mari


Dog-Mother of 1, born and raised in New York City and now residing in New Jersey. Pursuing the arts was never a doubted question for me. I have always known that there was a place for me in this field. In 1995 I attended Pratt Institute and majored in Graphic Design and Communications. I graduated with an Associates Degree in 1997. I pursued my career as a Freelance Graphic & Web Designer.

I've designed marketing materials such as logos, brochures, posters, business cards, fliers and user friendly websites. Currently, I am utilizing the latest Creative Suite Collection designing wireframes that help in developing responsive websites and emails. Learning the latest trends has always been a continuous goal. I am eager to learn more, so that I can contribute more.

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EDUCATION

Present Lynda.com - Online Courses
2013, 2016 General Assembly, New York, NY
2009 LasComp Institute Hoboken, NJ Web Design & Development
1997 Pratt Institute New York, NY Associates Degree in Graphic Design and Communications

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Highly organized and reliable Expert Level Web Graphic Designer with a strong work ethic background. Accomplished multitasker capable of bringing concurrent web page creation and repair projects to completion with full accuracy and efficiency. Able to function well independently with little to no supervision or in coordination with a professional media team.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Creative and analytical thinking abilities
  • Extensive familiarity with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Salesforce
  • Strong leadership
  • High knowledge of HTML, CSS and LESS
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Great sense of humor to keep the day proactive

EXPERIENCE

Web Producer (promoted to) UX / UI Designer

02/11 - Present - GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals) - New Jersey
A not-for-profit organization and the only globally recognized membership association for risk managers.

  • Design develop maintain and update a variety of web sites as assigned in Salesforce.
  • Assist my team members with various aspects of site maintenance as needed.
  • Meet with other departments for project requirements.
  • wireframe and design various product responsive landing pages and emails.
  • Design in-house web banner ads and hero web banner images.
  • Design marketing campaign materials such as brochures and folders.
  • Create personas, userflow, sitemaps, competitive analysis and high fidelity wireframes.
  • Create style guides for company's email products.

08/08 - Present - Bowl of Ideas - New Jersey
Web and print design for start-up companies, individuals and small organizations

  • Meet with potential and existing clients for requirements.
  • Design mockups and wireframes for websites, landing pages and emails.
  • Quick turn-around.
  • Utilize Wordpress and Bootstrap templates to create custom websites.
  • Design marketing materials such as brochures, business cards, fliers, posters, banners.
  • Design brand development such as moodboards, logos and style guides.
  • Communicate with all web and printing vendors to assure projects are completed in a timely fashion.

11/09 - 12/10 - Multimedia Solutions - New Jersey
Web design and web marketing for fortune 500 companies

  • Worked closely and maintained a professional relationship with Project Managers, Designers and Developers in reference to pending and upcoming projects.
  • Managed assigned projects from conception to completion by collaborating with clients, vendors and team.
  • Edited images in Photoshop for print and web environment specifications.
  • Researched a wide array of stock images online for print materials and web projects such as web banners and web campaign distribution.
  • Updated websites in Dreamweaver, HTML and CSS.

01/08 - 08/08 - The DeMarco Group - New Jersey
Web and publication design for restaurants

  • Communicated with vendors and serve as the point of contact to discuss service options, turn-around delivery and pricing.
  • Designed and updated clients website in Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS and Flash.
  • Edited images in Photoshop for print and web environment specifications.

06/07 - 01/08 - Tifkel Marketing Enterprises - New Jersey
Web and print design and marketing

  • Communicated with vendors and serve as the point of contact to discuss service options, turn-around delivery and pricing.
  • Designed and updated company website in Dreamweaver, HTML and CSS.
  • Edited images in Photoshop for print and web environment specifications.
  • Designed logos, business cards, flyers and brochures for clients.
  • Designed and updated clients website.

05/05 - 06/07 - Millennium Leather LLC - New Jersey
Wholesale leather goods for fortune 500 companies

  • Set up client logo for debossing process on leather product.
  • Designed banner for tradeshow exhibit.
  • Edited images in Photoshop for print and web environment specifications.
  • Photographed leather products in-house.
  • Updated company website inventory and photos.
  • Updated company catalog with new products and prices.

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