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Martin Castagna  
Senior Art Director
I am a Senior Art Director with over fifteen years experience in Point of Sale Design, Package Design, and Graphic Design. I am currently looking for a full time or long term freelance/contract position.

Over 25 years of Art Direction, POS Design, Package Design, and Graphic Design experience. Skilled in business identity, brochure and collateral material design. Well versed in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office.


State University of New York - Purchase, Purchase , NY
BFA - Graphic Design, GPA - 3.85, Magna Cum Laude, Dean's List, Steckler Scholarship for The Arts

AM Varityper School, New York, NY - Typesetting


Martin Castagna Design (2012 - Present), Pompano Beach, FL
Owner/Senior Art Director - Various design projects ranging from logo, brochure, POS, package and website design. 

William Grant & Sons, USA (Freelance, 2010 - 2012), New York, NY
Senior Art Director – Onsite Design Studio – Start up in-house design studio. Design and production of promotional materials, packaging, sell sheets, brochures, and advertising. Work closely with Brand Managers and Sales Force to create support materials needed  that help drive consumer purchase in specific market regions.

Vision Marketing Group, Inc. (Freelance, 2005 - 2007), Westport, CT
Senior Art Director - Design promotional materials, packaging, sell sheets and brochures for the following William Grant & Sons brands: Milagro Tequila, Balvenie Whisky, Bols Liqueurs, Glenfiddich Scotch and Frangelico Liqueur.

Allied Domecq Spirits, USA (Freelance, 2002 - 2005), Westport, CT
Senior Design Manager – Onsite Design Studio – Supervise a creative staff consisting of a Traffic Coordinator, Senior Designers, Multimedia Designer, and outside freelance designers. Oversee the design and production of promotional materials, packaging, sell sheets, brochures, advertising, and rebate coupons for all Allied Domecq liquor brands. Work closely with Brand and Promotion Managers to create promotional programs that help drive consumer purchase in specific market regions. Design support materials for other departments within Allied Domecq. Work with procurement buyers on creating specifications for point of sale materials.

Vision Marketing Group, Inc. (2000 - 2002), Westport, CT
Senior Art Director - Design all promotion materials for Beefeater Gin. Packaging, FSI's, brochures, sell sheets, ad slicks, and POP display materials for on/off premise promotions. Design direct mail pieces, sell sheets, and FSI's for Mott's food products.

Freelance Positions:

Ryan Partnership (1999 - 2000), Westport, CT
Senior Graphic Designer - Promotion design of FSI's, brochures, sell sheets, 
ad slicks, POP displays, logo identity and direct mail pieces.

Alcone Marketing, Inc. (1999 - 2000), Darien, CT
Senior Graphic Designer - Promotion design of packaging, FSI's, brochures, sell sheets, ad slicks, POP displays, and direct mail pieces.

Colangelo Synergy Marketing (1998 - 1999), South Norwalk, CT
Senior Art Director - Promotion design of POP displays, FSI's, brochures, sell sheets, ad slicks, and direct mail pieces. Logo and corporate identity design. Clients included Kraft Corporate and Beverage Brands, Great American Audio and Pepperidge Farm.

CreativCommunications (1998 - 1999), Greenwich, CT
Creative Director - Design client product catalogs, sell sheets, ad slicks, magazine ads, stitch-in inserts, brochures, packaging, and logo identity. Instruction Book design and illustration. Art Direction of all photoshoots.

Creative Alliance (1997 - 1998), Westport, CT
Graphic Designer - Design logo identity; poster, brochure and FSI layouts; POS displays; presentation boards and preparation of electronic mechanicals for printing. Clients include Pepsi, United Distillers, International Home Foods and Hiram Walker.


Norelco Consumer Products (1993 - 1997), Stamford, CT
Art Director/Packaging - Design and direct package development for all products. Art Direction of all photoshoots for packaging, product catalogs and sell sheets. Design and layout of all packaging, instruction books, ad slicks, warranty cards and other collateral materials. Coordinate package printing with printers in the United States, Europe and Asia. Check all matchprints, color keys and press proofs before initial production run. Work with outside vendors in the preparation of package comps and mechanicals. Maintain a packaging budget in excess of 500,000 dollars.

Dart Graphics, Ltd. (1984 - 1997), Mamaroneck, NY
Graphic Designer/Technical Illustrator - Create logo identity, poster, brochure and magazine design and layout. Prepare isometric exploded view drawings for parts list and operating manuals.

Awards: Advertising & Promotion Awards 2001
First Place: Beefeater Gin Floor Display Rack
Third Place: Beefeater Gin Branded Wearables

The Gold Awards - The Package Design Council International, 1996
Norelco Reflex Action Package Design
Norelco Dentiflex Electric Toothbrush Package Design
Norelco EasySteam Iron Package Design

References furnished upon request.
Martin Castagna
Full-time, Freelance/contract
Art Direction, Design
Marcomm, Advertising
POST DATE: 03.13.2023
Pompano Beach, FL
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