Tom Arato

Tom Arato

Work History

Work History
Jul 2001 - Present

Art Director

NBTY, Inc.

NBTY – Art Director/Senior Graphic Artist• Conceptualize, design and manage company materials to completion. This including magazine ads, 

  packaging, label design, POP/displays, brochures, signage, banners, annual reports, postcards,

  direct mail, company support collateral etc.• Art Direct photo shoots. This includes sourcing, bidding, negotiating, scouting location etc.

  Have managed both at photo studios and in-house studio. Great working relationship with many

  photographers.• Maintain extensive photo library for department.• Research and purchase photo disc, fonts, art supplies and publications • Advanced computer software knowledge. This includes: color correction, retouching, pre-press,

  on site press checks.• Clients/Brands include: Wal-Mart, Target, NBTY, Vitamin World, Rexall, Sundown, Met-Rx,

  Holland & Barret and American Health.

Oct 1999 - Dec 2000

Art Director

EShare Communications

EShare Communications - Art Director

• Conceptualize, design and manage company materials to completion. This included web graphics/sites,

  magazine ads, logo design, brochures, tradeshow signage and collateral, banners, annual reports,

  postcards, direct mail, company support collateral etc. 

Oct 1997 - Oct 1999

Art Director

Walter F. Cameron Advertising

Walter F. Cameron Advertising - Art Director• Conceptualize, design and manage company materials to completion. This included brochures,

  annual reports, postcards, direct mail, corporate identity & logo design, collateral material, automotive

  ads, magazine and newspaper ads.• Clients included: Walter F. Cameron in-house material, Northfork Bank, Lancers Insurance,

  Lexus of Smithtown, Arvee Systems, MOPS Insurance and DeMatties Builders

Sep 1994 - Oct 1997

Art Director

Donaudy Munch Marketing Communications

Donaudy Munch Marketing Communications - Art Director• Conceptualize, design and manage company materials to completion. This Included brochures,

  magazine ads, annual reports, postcards, direct mail, logo design, collateral material, magazine and

  newspaper ads.• Clients included: Dowling College, Long Island Office Supply, Napco Security Group, Touro Law Center,

  Long Island Commercial Bank and Long Island Business News.

Aug 1992 - Sep 1994

Art Director

NCO Advertising/Center Publications, Ltd.

NCO Advertising/Center Publications, Ltd. - Art Director/Graphic Artist• Conceptualize, design and manage company materials to completion. This Included

  magazine/newspaper ads shopping mall tabloids, collateral material, direct mail, corporate identity

  & logo design, newspaper.

  Heavy client contact. Full use and knowledge of tra

Feb 1991 - Aug 1992

Graphic Artist

Anton Publications -

Anton Publications - Graphic Artist• Conceptualize, design and managed advertisements and editorials for a variety of publications including

  town newspapers.• Clients included: Economic Times, Fur Age Weekly, and community newspapers and supplements.

Summary

My experience has granted me the opportunity to conceptualize and design all types of print and photography. Highlights from my past nine years include conceptualizing and design of campaigns and brand identity as well as packaging and labeling etc. I am eager to expand and grow into new creative areas.

Experience/Knowledge

Experience/Knowledge:Advanced Adobe Photoshop CS, Advanced Quark Xpress, Advanced Adobe Illustrator CS, Adobe Acrobat, Basic Flash, Adobe Go Live, Basic HTML, Macintosh/PC knowledge.

Strong skills in color correction, retouching, pre-press, full/multi color printing, website design and organizing/directing photo shoots.

Experience with color correction, retouching, pre-press, research and purchasing, tight deadlines, and close client and vendor relations.

Education

Education
May 1991

BFA

New York Institute of Technology • BFA in Graphic Design, Dean’s listCourses included: Advertising Design, Illustration, Package Design, Figure Drawing, PhotographyStudies in: computer generated video, animation, video/sound editingand comic book illustrations.