Brandon Lo Bianco

Brandon Lo Bianco

Education

Education
Aug 2006 - Present

Bachelors of Science

Westwood College Online

I am currently enrolled in the Visual Communications program at Westwood College Online. I expect to graduate with a Bachelors of Science Degree in August, 2009. This is an expedited curriculum that goes year round enabling me to obtain a four year degree in three years. I have maintained a 3.85 GPA and have made the Dean's List every term since August, 2006.

Skills

Skills

Flash

I haven't had as much opportunity to use Adobe Flash CS3 as some of the other programs, but I am definitely comfortable using it and have made several interactive animations with this program.

Premier Pro

I have had the opportunity to edit videos for the web using Adobe Premier Pro CS3. I have been able to encode and embed them on several websites.

Dreamweaver

Through school I have developed several websites with Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 using HTML and CSS. I have also been able to embed video and audio into the websites. I plan on creating a website of my own once I graduate.

Microsoft Office

Through my schooling I have had plenty of time to use many of the Microsoft Office programs including: Word Power Point Excel  

Internet

Since part of my curriculum is focused toward web design and all of my classes are taken online, I feel very comfortable using the internet.

InDesign

Adobe InDesign CS3 is another of my favorite programs to use.

Illustrator

Like Photoshop, I am very confident in my abilities, and thoroughly enjoy, using Adobe Illustrator CS3.

Photoshop

I am very proficient in the use of Adobe Photoshop CS3. Though I realize that there is always room for improvement I am very confident in my abilities with this program.

Work History

Work History
Oct 2008 - Present

Marketing Intern

Orthopedic and Sports Institute

In my brief time at OSI I have been exposed to a real office setting. This has allowed me to get an idea of the corporate world and how it works. My creativity has been tested which has helped me grow immensely as an artist and a productive member of the marketing team. My time here has solidified my resolve to be a graphic designer. Though I may be charged with one of a hundred tasks on a daily basis,I regularly:

  • Collaborate with the Marketing Director to design the bi-weekly company newsletter including the copy writing, photography and layout.
  • Create various print collateral including newspaper ads, pamphlets, posters, physician bios etc. to promote the individual physicians as well as OSI in general.
  • Communicate with various departments and people within the facility as well as externally.
  • Create print media for OSI that maintains the existing branding while simultaneously updating in order to keep the visuals appealing and stimulating to the viewer.
Mar 2007 - Aug 2008

Seamex Technician

OEC Graphics

In this position I worked on creating printing sleeves for printing presses by:

  • Preparing nickel and fiberglass sleeves for Seamex process  including sanding, cutting and spraying sleeves with chemlok
  • Wrapping sleeves with several types of foam and polymer
  • Cleaning equipment using industrial strength chemicals.
Aug 2006 - Mar 2007

Night Auditor

Comfort Suites Hotel

As a Night Auditor my responsibilities varied day to day but usually included the following:

  • Running nightly audit reports using Microsoft Outlook and Excel as well as the internet.
  • Handling guest check in and check out as well as any other customer service situations.
  • Sole employee between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., responsible for safety and security of guests and premises during shift.
Jun 2005 - Aug 2006

Facility Maintenance

Advanced Military Packaging

My job duties varied greatly from day to day at this position. A few key responsibilities were:

  • General cleaning of premises.
  • Performed minor repairs throughout buildings.
  • Lawn care in spring and summer and snow removal in winter.
Sep 2003 - Jun 2005

Facility Maintenance/Event Set-up

Royal Ridges

My duties at Royal Ridges were very similar to those I performed at Advanced Military Packaging with several additions:

  • Set up and decorated rooms for events such as weddings, meetings etc.
  • Tore down and cleaned rooms after the events ended.
  • Ran equipment out to various locations and set up for catered events.
  • Functioned as security for certain events.

Summary

I want to be a graphic designer! I am in love with every aspect and opportunity that this field has to offer. I love to create and can think of nothing better than to see the things I create out there in the real world. I am not afraid to start at the bottom and work my way up. All I need now is someone willing to take a chance on an optimistic, energetic, creative designer who may not have the real world experience, but can more than make up for it in tenacity and an eagerness to learn.

Objective

My objective is to not only obtain employment as a graphic designer, but to use my talents and skills to create...anything. Whether it be print ads, corporate identities, logos etc. I hope to be able to see my work out in the world.