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Donna Giannola  
Sr. Graphic Designer
 
Graphic Designer seeking a multidisciplinary team who needs a highly creative, versatile and strategic design professional. 

Experience: Corporate Brand Identity Systems, Marketing Communications and Technical Communications. 

Companies: Innovative science and technology that has a positive impact on people or our community such as medical device, renewable energy, healthcare, etc. 

Experience also includes: Education, heath care, consumer research and marketing.

Interpretation and visual presentation of information: Communicating to targeted user.

Trade show exhibits: design and production of large-scale visual presentations, displays and exhibits. Procurement of show services and booth assets.

Multi-faceted projects: original visual communications, new products and technologies in all media formats — print, digital, exhibit displays and web. 

Concept through production: detail oriented, quality systems and project management. Pre-press, print production and fulfillment.

Collaborative, responsive working relationship with marketing, sales, clinical, regulatory, legal, product managers, analysis, web developers, and engineers. Interactive communications with internal teams and direction of external vendors.

Current Technology Skills
Expert: Adobe Creative Suite : Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
Expert: Microsoft Office : Word, PowerPoint, Excel
Final Cut Pro Studio | DVD Studio Pro —video editing 
Adobe Acrobat Professional
3-D Illustration
Photo retouching (Photoshop)
Mac and PC computer platforms
Social Media: Constant Contact and Facebook
Print and digital media
Art Direction of photography -- location or studio

Licensed Teacher: Higher education, and grades K - 12: art, design, science, math and general education studies.

Representative Clients:  National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 10-4 Systems, Covidien Respiratory and Monitoring Solutions, Veran Medical Technology, Gambro, Medtronic SNT, DeVera Consulting.
Resume
- Strong portfolio print and digital media.
- Experience in publishing, education, science research, and medical device markets.
- Results focused marketing communications: corporate identity, booth graphics.
- Design and production, pre-press, print productions and digital production.
- Organizational skills: Ability to juggle multiple tasks with strong attention to detail.
- Responsive communication skills: Learning and implementing client standards.
- Ability to meet tight deadlines with complex schedules

Qualifications
Brand marketing communications  :  Print, digital, exhibit booth graphics  :  Visual media in all formats 
B.F.A Communications Design, University of Denver
• Strong skills in InDesign, Adobe CCS Photoshop, and Illustrator
• Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
• Results-focused track record
• Offset printing/Digital printing/Color correction.
• Highly-motivated, self-starter: Handle large tasks independently and be successfull with change/challenge.
Interpersonal skills training — Dale Carnegie: Effective Communications and Human Relations

Graphic Designer, Communications & Public Relations
January - November 2015
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO
Creatively solve complex design challenges for print and design customized work according to brand.
- Design and production of print communications for 28 unique brand systems
- Collaborate with design team, communication representatives, print services (pre-press and print production), outside vendors and managers.
Accomplishments: Effectively utilized versatile skill-set managing multiple projects on-demand. Balance changing priorities in budget conscious science and tech focused government agency; Maintain highest quality standards, eye for detail, and
juggle multiple tasks. 

Marketing Specialist, Direct contract, Trade show development, design and procurement
July 2013 - January 2014
10-4 Systems, Boulder, CO
Planning, management and delivery of exhibit booth and graphics from concept, procurement through completion.
- Design development of trade show booth; procurement of shipping and show services
- Design and production of print advertising; to assist in brand development
- Assist in the development of marketing and sales copy
Accomplishments: Spearhead design and production of exhibit communications and booth assets for five national trade shows. Fostered the development of a cohesive brand identity for all visual communications.

Graphic Designer —Full-time contract, Technical Communications
July 2010 - Februrary 2012
Covidien Respiratory and Monitoring Solutions
Ensuring quality: eye for detail, approval of proofs, and testing of label templates prior to printing.
- Produce artwork utilizing established brand style guidelines: analysis of orders and select appropriate style-guide. 
- Manage complex change and regulatory processes; ensure quality of printed product labels, literature and materials.
Accomplishments: Produce clinical product labeling supporting product recognition, readability and brand.

Graphic Designer —Full-time contract, Marketing Communications
October 2010 – April 2011
Covidien Respiratory and Monitoring Solutions 
Creatively solve complex design challenges for print, presentations and web.
Develop templates establishing brand guidelines for print marketing communications.
- Implement design solutions for a variety of print, digital, exhibit displays, video and web projects. 
- Collaborate with stakeholders: team designers, legal, clinical, product managers, sales and technical writers.
- Manage outside vendors relationships. 
- Collaborated with marketing team to implement corporate design standards across several classes of trade for a range of products and services. 
Accomplishments: Re-brand 300+ pieces of visual communications for global rollout of new product acquisitions.

Graphic Designer —Contract consultant, Marketing Communications
April 2008 – Present
Veran Medical Technologies, St. Louis, MO
- Develop graphic design solutions supporting strategic mission and product acquisition within three years.
- Development of marketing materials while coordinating with leadership team and vendors. Negotiated costs and assured highest quality of end product.

Graphic Designer —Full-time contract position, Marketing Communications
October 2007 – February 2008
Gambro
- Provided all phases of concept through final production of print marketing materials for global renal device manufacturer.

Senior Graphic Designer —Full-time, Marketing Communications
June 2004 – June 2007
Medtronic SNT
Interpret client requirements to creatively design customized work and graphics.
- Develop brand identity system for global product launch of new surgical devices.
- Project lead on multi-component projects; managing multiple projects, and details on tight deadlines
- Analyze complex data and create visual design solutions within brand identity system.
- Work with cross-collaborative team and other professionals: engineering, clinical, research, and project managers.
- Manage vendor relationships: supervise offset printing and direct photography.
Accomplishments:  Support sales of new products designing 75% of the global product portfolio in 10 months.

New Media Designer —Full-time, Regional News Publication
January 2001 – March 2003
Denver Newspaper Agency, The Denver Post -- www.denverpost.com
Make design decisions based on client feedback and interpret client requirements.
- Design and produce online digital web media —advertising, user interface, web sites and graphics. 
- Work independently : Provide support to sales, marketing and development team.
- Create new and update existing graphics for web sites according to style-guides; suggest improvements as necessary.
- Prepare graphics to hand-off to web developers.
Accomplishments: Independant producer, establishing leadership, collaboration and processes in a new online organization earning trust of internal sales team.

Independent Designer,
Partial list of clients:
- Ft. Collins Innosphere: Marketing Communications small businesses
- Veran Medical Technologies: Corporate marketing collateral
- My Twinn children's catalog: Art direction of location and studio photography
- Kaiser Technology Group: UI web sites, hospitals and databases,
- CIGNA Insurance Company: Corporate marketing communications, employee newsletter
- Springhouse Corporation: Nursing Textbooks
- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: U.S. Artist Exhibition
- Temple University, African American Center for History and Culture: Educational kit
- The Denver Art Museum: Museum publications designer, books, exhibit signage 

Education
-B.F.A. Communications Design, University of Denver, Denver, CO
-Dale Carnegie, Effective Communications and Human Relations, Feb. 2007 

Additional Professional Development
Licensed Substitute Teacher, Northern Front Range School Districts, K-12 remedial education subjects and art; Vocational (Computer Graphics) and Special Education

Client Testimonials
[Donna] has a unique ability to communicate with many different levels of an organization. -Pamela DB., Marketing Product Manager, Medtronic

I value Donna for her ability to push the envelope creatively while guarding strategic objectives. -Debbra V., Devera Consulting, Andover, MA

Great pieces of work with very little direction. -Katie E., Marketing Department, Medtronic

Creative and thinks out of the box...innovative and diverges from the typical engineering-centric pieces. Her influence has helped broaden our portfolio. 
Robert T., Medtronic
Donna Giannola
Seeking
Full-time, On-site, Permanent position, Freelance/contract
Experience
Senior
Skills
Design, Production
Industry
Print, Marcomm
POST DATE: 07.13.2016
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