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Gina Lucia  
Art Director
 
I am an award-winning, Art Director with 15 years of art direction, communication design, illustration and brand management experience available for new projects and career opportunities. With seasoned creative and business experience, I offer my clients fresh ideas, natural leadership abilities and a deadline driven approach.
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Freelance Senior Designer/Art Director – 9/07 – Present
House of Graphics LLC – Greater New York City Area
 
Responsibilities:

• Concept, design and execute 360 campaigns, print, web, interactive 
and pitch projects for junior & luxury fashion, beauty, action sports, 
education, travel, entertainment, starts ups, mid size and mega corporations

• Lead, inspire and motivate an interactive/design team of art directors,
designers, flash designers, developers, interns, delegate & monitor
projects, oversee strategy, concept, design and implementation

• Art direct and design publications in print, web, interactive pdf and 
app format. Oversee iPad app and website developers to ensure quality 
control and availability on the App Store

Clients:
Hearst Publishing/Marie Claire Magazine; Meredith Publishing/Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings; Badgley Mischka; 92nd St Y; Bongo; Starter; eBay; Toys R Us; Ocean Pacific, Bangz; Mead Notebooks; Bustin Skate Board Co; Eye Level Learning; Time Warner; Material Girl; Rampage; Déreon; Baby Phat; Apple Bottoms; RocaWear; Playboy; Paul Jr.; DKNY; Carolee; Mandee; Sean Jean; Stein Mart; Walmart; Kmart; New Era; Kimora; Aftermath Surf Co; Ashley Stewart; London Fog; Samsung; Ben Sherman; MTV; Dunkin Donuts; Pfizer; Bayer; Kyocera; Tfal; DerekLovesShopping, Wiley Publishing: Frommers; Century 21, ERA, Coldwell Banker; The Corcoran Group; Mack Cali; Sotheby’s; Kennedy Funding; Lucero; Scholastic; The WAC, Seattle; NYU Law; eFashion Solutions; Habitat for Humanity; Renegade Marketing; Berlin Cameron: Red Cell; Ogilvy Mather; Verisk Analytics; Chandler Chicco; Nition Design; Smith Design; Ubiquitous Media; Museum of the City of New York; The Institute of Culinary Education; Hawaiian Tropic; Ritta & Associates: Samsung; Weichert; BMW; Deliver Strategies. 

COMMUNICATION DESIGN PROFESSOR– 9/06 – 9/11
New York University & Montclair State University 

• Inspire, mentor, educate and direct college and high school students 
in the principles of art & design through lecture, projects, critique, 
assigned readings and other activities

ART DIRECTOR – 4/06 – 6/07 
UP Design – Montclair, NJ 

• Art directed, concepted, designed and produced brochures, logos,
packaging, identity kits, invitations, publications, posters, campaigns,
collateral and annual reports for local businesses, non-profits and corporations:
Kyocera, Tfal, Pfizer, UMDNJ, Organon, Habitat for Humanity and The Schumann Fund.

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER – 8/02 – 4/06 
Cendant /New York City, NY 

• Art directed, designed and produced brochures, cards, logos, invitations, newsletters, magazines, advertorials, posters, campaigns, collateral and annual reports for The Corcoran
Group, ERA, Century 21, Coldwell Banker, and Sotheby’s Fine Homes & Estates.

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER – 4/01-4/02
Depasquale Salon Systems/Fair Lawn, NJ

• Designed magazines, print publications, brochures, logos, packaging and educational materials for beauty industry clients: Wella, Big Sexy Hair, and Sebastian.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER – 4/00-4/01
Clientlogic Marketing/Weehawken, NJ

• Designed print ads, brochures, press kits, direct mail and digital marketing 
for Crate and Barrel, Playboy, Meredith, Rodale, and other companies.

PRODUCTION ARTIST – 4/99-4/00
The Bergen Record/Hackensack, NJ

• Designed and produced editorial, display and pitch advertising for a daily newspaper.

LAYOUT ARTIST 4/98 – 4/99
The Jersey Journal/Jersey City, NJ

• Sketched, layed-out and produced display advertising and editorial for a daily newspaper.

EDUCATION
MS Digital Communication Design – 2015 – Pratt Institute, New York, NY
BA Graphic Design – 2005 – Montclair State University,  Montclair, NJ  
Art Education Certification– 2011 – St Peter's University, Jersey City, NJ

COMPUTER SKILLS 
Proficiency operating MAC operating systems
Expert working knowledge of:
Adobe CC Creative Cloud 
InDesign/Photoshop/Illustrator/Adobe Acrobat
Fundamental working knowledge of web and motion graphics:
After Effects and Dreamweaver
Word processing:
Microsoft Office Word/Excel/Powerpoint
Understanding of coding languages limitations such as:
HTML, CSS, XML, Actionscript 2 & 3 and Javascript
WordPress and Opengraph
UX/UI and fundamental interactive design prototyping

AWARDS and PUBLICATIONS
2015   GD USA American Graphic Design Award – Eye Level Cover Designs
2013   GD USA American Graphic Design Award – Lucero Branding
2013   Published in GD USA for Lucero Branding
2012   Published in GD USA for OP Campaign Design
2012   Published in GD USA for BONGO Website Design
2012   GD USA 2x’s Award Recipient – BONGO and OP
2011   GD USA American Web Design Award Recipient for OP Website Design
2011   Published in NY Arts Magazine, SOHO New York
2010   GD USA American Graphic Design Award – Derek Loves Shopping
2010   Published in GD USA for Derek Loves Shopping
2010   Published Index Book, “Basic Identity” Barcelona, Spain – Bangz
2007   Zupi.com.br – Published, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2008   Published 2x’s in 1,000 Music Graphics by Rockport Publishers
2008   GD USA American Graphic Design Award Recipient
2008   Published in Black Book RAW
2008   Zupi.com.br – Published, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2005   Art Director’s Club of NJ – Certificate of Excellence Award Recipient
2005   GD USA Inhouse Design Award Recipient – News@Cendant
2005   Published 2x’s in GD USA Design Annual – News@Cendant
2004   IRIS Award of Merit Recipient– The NJIABC

EXHIBITIONS

2017   Montclair Art Walk, Montclair, NJ 
2017   A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY group exhibit
2017   The Raven Gallery, Jersey City, NJ group exhibit
2016   Interstate Gallery, Brooklyn, NY group exhibit
2014   Hogarth Biannual, NYC, NY group exhibit
2014   LITM Gallery, JC, NJ "Chimeras" 
2013   Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY group exhibit
2013   Mary Benson Gallery, Jersey City, NJ group exhibit
2013   LITM Gallery, Jersey City, NJ group exhibit
2012   Rahway Artist’s Guild, Rahway, NJ “A Sum of Her Parts” group exhibit
2012   Art Institute of NYC, “What Those Who Teach Can Do” group exhibit
2011   Broadway Gallery, NYC, “Artists at Home and Abroad” group exhibit
2011   LITM Gallery, Jersey City, NJ group exhibit
2010   Coachella, Indio, CA “Global Inheritance Recycling Project”
2010   POVevolving Gallery, Los Angeles CA, “Trashed” group exhibit
2009   LITM Gallery, Jersey City, NJ “Birds & the Bees” group exhibit
2008   32 JONES Gallery, Jersey City, NJ solo exhibit
2008   Contributing artist to LaOla and 3R5 Artist Collectives
2007   PPOW Gallery, NYC “Little Wonders” group exhibit
Gina Lucia
Seeking
Full-time, Part-time, On-site, Off-site, Permanent position, Freelance/contract
Experience
Senior
Skills
Art Direction, Design
Industry
Fashion, Education
POST DATE: 05.21.2010
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