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ABOUT ME

Just the right mix of talent and experience.
ADOBE CC
90%
ART DIRECTION
95%
ILLUSTRATION
70%
BRANDING
100%
DESIGN
75%
DIRECTING PHOTOSHOOTS
95%

TALENT

The ability to take a product and come up with effective, fun concepts that work to grow that brand and make it wildly successful, is something I have years of experience with. I've helped many companies make hundreds of thousands of dollars.

I'm also very good at people skills. I'm comfortable directing a photoshoot with hundreds of people.

EXPERIENCE

As an Art Director, I have worked in a variety of advertising and design agencies, and have the ability to take a concept from start to finish, and manage a team of talented people along with it.

In addition, I have assisted in the design of many campaigns for a variety of companies including hotels, hospitals, and beer and coffee companies.

I have also directed literally hundreds of lifestyle photoshoots for the most widely translated and published magazines in the world and have created artwork for the largest website in the world.

Other things I'm skilled at:

Singing and song-writing

I've sung in a variety of music festivals and I'm a part of a yearly Cabaret. I've won a cruise ship singing competition, the American Idol Experience, and have sung in a national chorus.

Speaking Spanish

My family is from Argentina. I grew up with a Spanish-teacher for a mother, so I speak it fluently, and I can imitate many Spanish accents.

Eating

I'm a foodie, so I love to visit different restaurants in NYC and try a variety of cuisines.

Volunteer work

I spend alot of my free time helping people with their emotional struggles through group therapy.

MANNY'S CV

CAZENOVIA COLLEGE

BA, Design/Visual Communications
3.99 GPA, Valedictorian, Phi Beta Cappa

2002

PINCKNEY HUGO GROUP

Assistant Art Director
Ad campaigns and designs were mainly what I had a share in, for Fuccillo Automotive Group, Welch Allyn, Bush’s Baked Beans, and Tylenol.

2002-2004

CAZENOVIA COLLEGE

Visual Communications Adjunct Professor
Classes: Digital Design I, II, III, Computers for Artists and Designers. Focused on web and publication design, along with teaching all the major Adobe programs like Photoshop, InDesign and AfterEffects.

2005-2006

ABC CREATIVE GROUP

UI and UX Art Director
I designed and built a variety of websites and e-newsletters for clients that included Cresthill Suites, FASNY, Cryomech, Sackets Harbor, and I love NY Tourism. I was involved in the production from concept stage to final development.

June 2006 - Jan 2010

ROJW

FT Volunteer
Handling everything from sketch to final render, I oversaw a team of photographers, prop and set designers, and makeup artists to create images and branding for jw.org, and Watchtower & Awake - the most widely translated and published magazines in the world. My role included concepting, casting and directing.

Jan 2010 - Nov 2015

FLYING MACHINE

Freelance Photo Art Director
My role includes conceptual storyboarding of imagery through sketches and illustration. I also direct lifestyle and product photoshoots, with a network of photographers, stylists, models, hair & makeup artists, and prop stylists. Another role in this position includes leading designers to create print and digital assets for package, web and display advertising.

Nov. 2015 - Present
PRESENT DAY