Giuseppe Ragozzino - Creative Director/Artist

SUMMARY
Creative Director and Studio Artist with 20 years of experience in digital, social and traditional advertising and fine art. Award-winning creative with a deep and intuitive knowledge of consumer insight, language and storytelling with an emphasis on big ideas and surprising visualization. Inspiring and supportive leader that allows the team to bring their best, and seemingly worst, ideas to the table. Recent achievements include Children's Museum Pittsburgh "Creativity Rules" rebranding, PPG Pittsburgh Paints launch campaign, an Addy for Bricolage Theatre's iConsciousness campaign, along with recent publication of fine art in Studio Visit Magazine and Table Magazine.


CORE COMPETENCIES
* Big Thinking
* Creative Direction
* Strategy Development
* Art Direction
* Copywriting
* Production
* Project Management
* Digital Integration
* Illustration
* Photography


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Mullen Advertising - Associate Creative Director / Pittsburgh, PA / 2009 - 2015
Leading the creation of advertising campaigns for current and new business. Working collaboratively with planning in the discovery of insight and strategy. Directing large-scale branding across print, web, mobile, digital, television and social media platforms. Pitching concepts to clients. Mentoring the junior creative team.

Clients: Allegheny Health Network, American Diabetes Association, Bowers & Wilkins, Bricolage Theatre, First Commonwealth Bank, Highmark, Living Language, Magellan GPS, PPG Pittsburgh Paints, The Pittsburgh Zoo, Saladworks, United Concordia Dental, YouFit


Engauge (Moxie) - Group Creative Director / Pittsburgh, PA / 2006 - 2008
Concepting and executing cross-platform creative campaigns and branding. Steering large diverse teams in deadline-driven environment. Advancing campaigns through client meetings. Supporting employee growth and learning. Balancing budgets and preparing estimates.

Clients: Airborne, American Eagle Outfitters, International Delights, Pert Plus, Sure Deodorant, ZonePerfect


Labwerks Interactive - Creative Director and Owner / Pittsburgh, PA / 1998 - 2005
Principal of strategic and creative vision. Developing new business in line with the business plan. Spearheading 360 design. Overseeing personnel and financial aspects of the agency.

Clients: American Eagle Outfitters, Dell Computer, Bluenotes Apparel, Brueggers Bagels, Dupont, Eat'n Park, Heinz History Center, Mellon Investment (BNY Mellon), PBS, Pittsburgh Brewing Co., Sahale Snacks, Steaz Tea


Sladekutter - Senior Art Director / Pittsburgh, PA / 1996-1998
Art directing, logo design, print design, website design, online advertising, multimedia and game design. Collaborating with developers, animators and production staff.

Clients: College Inn Soup, Earth's Best, Heinz Ketchup


OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
Ragozzino Art (Painting Studio) / Pittsburgh, PA / 1995 - 2015
Developing an ongoing body of fine art. Exhibiting work for public view, private collection and corporate investment.

The Union Hall Gallery, Curator / Pittsburgh, PA / 2011 - 2013
Working with artists in the curation and installation of art shows.


EDUCATION
Youngstown State University, Bachelors of Fine Art, Magna Cum Laude


AWARDS & PUBLICATION
Studio Visit Magazine 2014 - Painting
Table Magazine 2014 - Painting
Silver Addy 2013 - Poster/Web Campaign
Addy 2013 - Advertising
Silver Addy 2009 - Web Videos
Addy 2007 - Interactive
Communication Arts 2006 - Website
Designhause 2004 - Top Design Firms List
Addy 2003 - Website
Addy 2002 - Website
Addy 2001 (3) - Web, Print, Interactive
Digitalthread.com 2000 - Best Website
Addy 1999 (4) - Website Design
AIGA 1999 - Website Design
AIGA 1999 Honorable Mention - Animation
C|Net Four Star Rating 1999 - Website Design


TECHNOLOGY
Adobe Design Suite
Apple Products and Software
Android
Google Business Products
Microsoft Suite