Hi, I'm Brian D'Angelo.

By day (and sometimes night), I’m a designer based in Rochester, New York. I specialize in art/creative direction, brand identity, illustration, print design, and exhibit design. While I love creating beautiful solutions for my clients, I know that ultimately each piece needs to communicate a message. Aesthetics are important, but a design is not successful if it fails to communicate. I believe that a true designer knows how to establish a message and make it beautiful.


Experience


Assoc. Creative Director - RES Exhibit Services
(May 2012 - Present)

At RES, I am responsible for overseeing the conceptualization and execution of brand visuals for our clients and prospective clients. Visuals can range from large fabric prints to motion graphics and interactives. Responsibilities also include print production quality control, internal marketing, client presentations, and collaboration with exhibit designers and engineers.
 

Art Director - Mirror Show Management 
(Sept 2009 - April 2012)

While at MSM, I gained valuable knowledge in applying visual design to a physical space, specifically exhibit design. My position required strong skills in time management, tight deadlines, spacial relation, client interaction, presentation of work and being a true team player.
 

Graphic Designer - Bob Wright Creative
(Oct. 2006 - Aug. 2009)

For close to three years I worked on both individual and team-driven designs, with projects ranging from print layout, illustration, web interface design, and HTML/CSS programming. I learned how a design firm functions, specifically in regards to print file preparation, client relations, team driven design and making deadlines.
 

Freelance Designer
(2004-Present)

As a freelance designer, I have utilized my skills to provide corporate identity for both local and regional companies. The experience has provided the opportunity to estimate job costs and work with a client to accomplish his or her design goal.
 

IT Technician & Software Upgrade Manager
(2002-2007)

As a member of the Batavia City School District’s IT staff, I applied my knowledge from the Cisco Networking Program to the information technology field. I learned how to work under the guidance of more experienced employees, accomplished given tasks and was promoted to a summer management position in 2005.


EDUCATION

ROBERTS WESLEYAN COLLEGE
(2003-2007)

Studio Art - Concentration in Graphic Design
3.9457 Cumulative GPA
Summa Cum Laude
Student Association
Resident Advisor


TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY