Thomas Fatta

Freelance Graphic Designer, Package Designer, & More

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Location:Pine Island, Minnesota, United States
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THOMAS FATTA
1260 Slalom Ball Lane SW, Pine Island, MN
Telephone: 920-809-3122
e-mail: tfatta@gmail.com

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
Designer with experience in all aspects of graphic design from concept through execution for packaging, promotion, corporate identity and web design. Expertise includes design development, hand and computer generated illustration and mechanical production.

WORK EXPERIENCE
Thomas Fatta Design, Appleton WI JFeb 2009 to Present
Freelance Graphic Design and Illustration

Phototype, Inc. Appleton, WI Freelance on-site for all brands of Kimberly-Clark. Worked on all phases of the design process including initial concepts, product illustration for packaging and full panel layout.

Directions, Inc, Neenah, WI Freelance on- and off-site for clients such as Kimberly-Clark, Kraft Foods, Kaytee Pet Foods doing package design, logo development and illustration.

RR Donnelley, Menasha, WI Part of team responsible for producing full panel mechanical layouts utilizing design concepts for relaunch of entire Walmart Great Value Brand product line.
Project entailed strict accelerated timelines with multiple approval process

Daymon Worldwide Design, Stamford, CT
Continue to work as off-site freelance designer.

Worldwide Design, Stamford, CT (formerly C&M Marketing) Oct 2005 to Jan 2009
Contract Graphic Designer
•Creation of design solutions focusing on private label consumer packaging for retailers such as Roundy’s, Save Mart, Meijer, Winn-Dixie.
•Collaborated with account staff to fulfill design and illustration objectives.
•Extend initial concepts across entire product lines.

Anthem New York, New York, NY Apr 2005 to Nov 2005
Production Director
•Managed all aspects of production, including finished mechanicals, pre-press and printing issues.
•Responsible for finished comps, from the preparation of files to working with and approval of the work of outside vendors.
•Worked collaboratively with Creative Director and Account Managers to create design concepts for packaging and collateral materials.

Unilever Bestfoods, Englewood Cliffs, NJ Nov 2001 to Apr 2005
Design and Production Onsite Consultant for Schawk, Inc.
•Worked with design managers on design, layout and production of package design for leading brands including Ragu, Bertolli, Hellmann’s, Wish-Bone and Lipton Beverage.
•Responsible for finished mechanicals and pre-press and printing issues. Managed outside design firms in implementation of design objectives across multiple sku product lines.
•Created 3D illustrations for presentation and comp purposes as well as retouching of finished production art for mechanicals.

C&M Marketing Stamford, CT 2000 to 2001
Freelance Graphic Designer
•Development of package design concepts to meet the special objectives of in-store branding.

Fatta Design Group, Inc. Stamford, CT 1985 to 2000
Managing Partner / Design Director
•Development of package design concepts which meet brand objectives and differentiate from the competition.
•Corporate identity and logo design.
•Design development of promotional materials including FSI's, direct mail communications,sell sheets/collateralmaterials and point-of-sale.
•Illustration for both packaging and promotional applications. Computer generated mechanical production and extensive work in pre-production.

TECHNICAL & SPECIAL SKILLS
Proficient in all major graphic applications including Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Director, Flash, Dreamweaver, QuarkXpress and Microsoft Office.
Skilled in illustration and photo retouching. Produce finish artwork for packaging and promotional material as well as 3D illustration for packaging and sales pieces.

EDUCATION
State University of New York Purchase, New York
B.A. Degree Program