RESUME / Noah Deledda

ADVERTISING / PRODUCT DESIGN / LOGO / BRANDING / WEB DESIGN

noah.deledda@gmail.com
727.798.3999
Tampa, Florida


BACKGROUND

    I am a graphic artist with a history in fine art, drawing, painting, illustration, print making & sculpture. At age 13, in 1991, I made my first illustration on the computer and it quickly became an integral tool of my creative output. My fascination with screen printing lead to begin working in graphic design when I co-founded a screen printing company in Tallahassee, Florida, 1998.

    In my 15+ years of design experience I have conducted business with a diverse variety of clients. I have performed both salaried and freelance duties, taken direction directly from clients as well as taken direction from intermediary associates. I have worked with teams, as well as individually managed art departments.

    Curiosity has always driven me to learn about the things that interest me. I like to know how things work to achieve an understanding of the limits and benefits of different processes.

    Art, music, math & literature run in my family. My Father is a musician, an award winning aerospace engineer & math teacher. One of my brothers is a virtuoso musician, while two others are chiropractors. My great, great Aunt, Grazia Deledda, was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature.


OTHER INTERESTS

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Geometry
  • Science
  • Psychology
  • Music
  • Popular Culture

EDUCATION

    I attended the PCCA program for visual arts at Gibbs High School and began working in the graphic design field just after graduating from Dunedin High School in 1997. My abilities equipped me to be an autodidactic artist beginning at a young age. I have always taken the initiative to inform myself about, and study, any practice that interests me. The most valuable tenants of my education came from lessons learned by exhaustive experience provided by working hands-on & head first.


SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

    My design experience has included print ads, magazine layout, catalogs, brochures, business cards, fliers, posters, logos & branding, product design, packaging design, web design, sign painting, photography, photo editing and more. Interpreting a design and making it a reality is something I excel at & truly enjoy.

    I strive to understand a clients identity and purpose prior to executing a design, as well as the limitations and specifications of whichever media or product the resultant design will accompany.

Program Proficiency

    I am familiar with both Mac & PC platforms and have used both about equally over the past 15 years. Adobe Illustrator is my program of choice, vector graphics being my specialty.

    I also have experience with WordPress & Squarespace web design platforms, as well as with CGI database query coding.


DESIGN EXPERIENCE BREAKDOWN

This graph shows my design work experience by frequency over the past 15 years.

WEB EXPERIENCE BREAKDOWN

This graph shows my web work experience by frequency over the past 10 years.


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

GRD Screen Printing

Graphic Design
1998-2003
2003-2013 Freelance

Reference available upon request

Responsibilities

  • Work with sales team, and sometimes the client, to design custom artwork for T-Shirts
  • Make color separations for pre-press production
  • Design promotional materials for sales associates and advertising

My fascination with screen printing is what first lead me to work as a graphic designer. Because of my interest in the printing process I learned how to make screens, mix inks and operate a manual printing press. This knowledge of the process gave valuable insight which made me a better designer, a lesson I try to apply to any work I do.


Reax Music Magazine

Freelance Contributor, Illustrator, Ad Design
2004-2007

Reference available upon request

Responsibilities

  • Provide illustrations for covers and articles
  • Work with sales team to design advertisments

Tampa Girl Magazine

Layout & Ad Design
2005-2006

Reference available upon request

Responsibilities

  • Work with owner to design ads and cover
  • Create layout

Stellar MX Graphics
(Digital print, laminate & cut)

Graphic Design & Consultation
2008-2010

Reference available upon request

Responsibilities

  • Create logo and branding for company
  • Create a library of stock vector designs and sponsor logos for customers to choose from
  • Create a proofing system for customer’s custom designs
  • Design custom decals for dirt bikes based on customer input
  • Create original, custom shaped decals to fit various parts of the motorcycles
  • Design ads & promotional materials for print & web
  • Prepare system in a way so that an mid-level employee could operate it.

Westside Skateshop
(Retail & online store)

Graphic Design, Web Design, Product Design, Customer Service
2010-2014

Reference available upon request

Responsibilities

  • Create designs for skateboards, t-shirts and bumper stickers
  • Design marketing and advertising materials for web & print
  • Build website (custom Wordpress) and integrate the 25,000 product database into a CGI based online shopping cart which directly connects and updates with the Quickbooks inventory system used by two stores.
  • Photograph products for sale online
  • Create protocol  for online customer service and support
  • Create online order shipping protocol
  • Provide online customer service by phone & email regarding order & shipping issues, fraudulent orders & returns
  • Prepare system in a way so that an entry level employee could operate it

Freelance Design

    I have conducted freelance design services to varying degrees since 2001. This consists of business card design, posters, fliers & logos for a diverse group of clients. I have also provided technical support by phone & email to employees using web, design & customer service systems that I have designed.

Some of the more recent & substantial clients I have provided freelance design services for are: 

Red Bull USA

  • Poster & Flier Design & Editing

Heineken USA

  • Mural Design & Painting

Reax Music Magazine

  • Illustration & Ad Design

Digital Printing Source

  • Logo, business Card, Flier, Brochure & Catalog Design

Ybor City Tattoo Company

  • Logo & Branding, Business Card, T-Shirt & Advertising Design

St. Pete Tattoo Company

  • Logo & Branding, Business Card, T-Shirt & Advertising Design

Blue Devil Tattoo Company

  • Business Card, T-Shirt & Advertising Design

MDP Screen Printing

  • T-Shirt Design & Color Separations

GRD Screen Printing

  • T-Shirt Design & Color Separations

Anthill Productions

  • T-Shirt & Poster Design

Datacomm Networks

  • Logo Design

Paradise Wheel Company

  • Product Design, Catalog & Advertising Design

DESIGN EXAMPLES

Print Design: Ads / Fliers / Posters / Banners


Print Design & Layout: Catalogs / Menus / Magazines


Print Design: Illustration


Product Design


Graphic Design: Logos / Branding


Graphic Design: Beyond the Screen / Murals & Sign Painting


Web Design

Custom Wordpress / Online Store / Squarespace

westsideskateshop.com

I built the Westside Skateshop website using a custom Wordpress theme. I also incorporated a CGI based online store containing over 25,000 products with 100's of categories. I am not currently in charge of this website's content, although I do play a role in troubleshooting and internal maintenance.

Programs used: Wordpress, Dreamweaver, PDG Commerce, Cpanel, Quickbooks, Photoshop

noahdeledda.com

This is my personal art website with the purpose of presenting, explaining and selling my sculptures.

Programs used: Squarespace, Photoshop


RESUME / Noah Deledda

ADVERTISING / PRODUCT DESIGN / LOGO / BRANDING / WEB DESIGN

noah.deledda@gmail.com
727.798.3999
Tampa, Florida