Christopher Cappalo

Freelance Graphic Designer & Brochure Designer

1747
Location:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/christophercappalo
10
Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$40
Rate/Hr
CHRISTOPHER CAPPALO
WILMINGTON, DE

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

FREELANCE ASSIGNMENTS
JULY 2010 – PRESENT
The Creative Group, Philadelphia, PA
– Contract design positions throughout the Philadelphia region.

FREELANCE CLIENTS
MARCH 2006 – PRESENT
• Hiway Pest Control
• Greenline Landscape
• Opportunity Center Incorporated
• The Brandywine Zoo
• The McCallion Group
• Mannington Flooring Company
• Continental Warranty Company
• Delaware Real Estate Buyers’ Guides

PAST PERMANENT AND CONTRACT EMPLOYMENT

AUGUST 2000 – MARCH 2006
A2Z Communications – Freelance Art Director
Director of design and advertising developing collateral materials to support sales and marketing efforts for various clients including
brochures, print advertising, direct-mail campaigns and packaging design, technical data publications and technical illustration.

NOVEMBER 1997 – JULY 2000
Conectiv (Delmarva Power and Light) – Art Director and Creative Manager – Contract
Managed the in-house corporate design department and creative staff supporting marketing and advertising efforts for the
marketing communications group. Directed development of sales and marketing collateral materials including brochures, logos,
print advertising, sales kits, direct mail, trade show graphics and displays, newsletters, and technical literature. Also supported
executive management with presentation materials including PowerPoint presentations and handout literature. Also managed
daily interaction with internal staff and personnel, print vendors, and freelance graphic artists. Managed processes including
vendor selection, project estimating, and vendor invoice processing, and purchasing.

AUGUST 1997 – OCTOBER 1997
Young and Rubicam Global - Wilmington, Delaware – Art Director/Freelance Designer
Per-project design and production of collateral materials supporting sales and marketing efforts of primary client,

The DuPont Company. This included design, layout and composition of brochures, packaging design, technical data literature,
and technical illustration.

APRIL 1992 – JULY 1997
The Miller Mauro Group – Graphic Designer and Illustrator
Design, layout and composition of print collateral and marketing materials. This included logos, brochures, catalogs,sales kits, packaging design, technical literature, direct-mail campaigns, website graphics, and PowerPoint presentations.

AUGUST 1990 – APRIL 1992
The DuPont Company - Technical Publications Department – Graphic Designer/Technical Illustrator (contract)
Design, layout and composition, and illustration of all technical data for many business and product lines throughout the DuPont Corporation. This included traditional mechanical paste-up, digital design and illustration, page layout and composition.

AUGUST 1988 – AUGUST 1990
The Gauge Corporation – Graphic Designer and Illustrator
Design, layout and composition, and illustration for regional businesses within the realm of public relations and advertising.This included traditional design and comprehensives, mechanical paste-up, illustration, page layout and composition of logos,brochures, catalogs, sales kits, direct-mail campaigns and newsletter design.

SEPTEMBER 1986 – AUGUST 1988
Jay Gundel and Associates – Graphic Designer and Illustrator
Entry-level design position for a small, local advertising agency. This included traditional design and comprehensives,mechanical paste-up, layout and composition, and illustration of logos, brochures, catalogs, sales kits, diect-mail campaigns, newsletters and newspaper and magazine advertising.

EDUCATION
WILLIAM PENN HIGH SCHOOL, NEW CASTLE, DELAWARE
Graduated 1980 – High School Diploma with college preparatory focus on Art and Design, English and Science.
THE ART INSTITUTE OF PHILADELPHIA, PHILADELPHIA, PA
Graduated 1985 - Associates Degree in Visual Communications

CONTINUING EDUCATION
DELAWARE COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN, WILMINGTON, DELAWARE
June thru September 2009 – Web Design Fundamentals (Cerificate of Completion)
September through December 2009 – Web Re-Design: Workflow That Works (Cerificate of Completion)

SOFTWARE PROFICIENCY (Macintosh & PC)
ADOBE CS 5 PROFESSIONAL SUITE
• InDesign
• Photoshop
• Illustrator
• Dreamweaver
QuarkXpress
Acrobat 9
Microsoft Office – MS Word; PowerPoint; Excel
Outlook Exchange
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Brochure Design