Hello, I’m Donna Gentile, fully remote Senior Digital Designer.
Let’s tackle this together from the heart!
Highly creative and resourceful remote senior digital designer with expert-level skills and experience creating strong brands, thoughtful communication strategies and compelling designs from the heart for digital, social, web, e-commerce, e-communications, packaging and more available for remote freelance, part- or full-time work.
KEY SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
Web Design & Development
Social Media Marketing
Expert proﬁciency with Adobe CS including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and more.
CMS & CRM
Well-versed in Joomla, SquareSpace, Wix, Weebly and WPClient, and able to learn most any CMS, web builder or CRM platform.
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Ofﬁce products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as all Google applications.
Experienced creating and editing short promotional videos for B2C using Adobe CS, iPhoto and iMovie.
HTML & CSS
Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS.
Senior Digital Designer, Donna Gentile Creative, New Hartford, CT 20+ years
Provides art direction, marketing and communication strategies, graphic, brand and web design, content creation and consultation across digital, web, social and print and has worked with Advocacy Unlimited, B Restaurants (Plan B Burger Bar), Bullhorn Media, Capital Community College, The Children’s Museum, Circle Media, Critical Edge Group, CT Health Foundation, Dinosaur State Park, Durham Group, Farmington River Financial Group, Farmington Valley Health District, Galata Chemicals, Global Test Equipment, Mintz & Hoke, Programs for Social Change, Ray Charles Jr., Safe & Together Institute, Saxe Doernberger & Vita PC, United Way and more.
Temporary Freelance Senior Designer, Durham Group, Farmington, CT 3 months
Provided art direction, conceptual design, content creation, mechanical production and vendor liaison for print digital and web projects for the following accounts: CT Health Annual Report, Education First fundraising event, ChinaCare fundraising event, Somnio and more.
Account Executive, Artist Representative, Toti.Rose Design, Collinsville, CT 3 years
Developed, designed and performed sales, marketing, advertising and publicity initiatives. Presented design portfolio and provided design support. Maintained and tracked database systems. Met and corresponded with clients to oversee creative projects. Served as vendor liaison and performed press approvals.
Graphic Designer, Production Coordinator, Group Four Design, Avon, CT 3 years
Designed packaging systems, collateral and identity standards. Prepared digital mechanicals for print. Developed, implemented, trained and monitored production processes and guidelines. Performed press approvals and vendor liaison. Managed, calibrated and maintained computer systems.
Junior Designer, Broughton Jacques Design & Advertising Agency, Manchester, England 3 months
Collaborated with art directors, senior designers and copywriters to develop advertising solutions from concepts to finished visuals. Designed and illustrated logos, brochures and posters. Wrote ad copy.
Workshop Leader, Community Mandala Project (initiative) by Donna Gentile, New Hartford, CT
Designs, develops and teaches art enrichment experiences to inspire and empower people, communities and brands. Has worked with Advocacy Unlimited, AIM for a Better Tomorrow, The Bushnell of Hartford, CancerCare, Catalyst Foundation, CT Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (DMHAS), The Connecticut Women’s Consortium, Cut Out Cancer, Farmington Valley Health District, Hartford Performs, schools (K-12), senior and assisted living centers, recovery clubhouses, veterans and more.
Steering Committee member, Resilience Grows Here, a veteran’s mental health initiative by FVHD 1 year
Provided creative input and helped steer the direction of planning for events, goals and objectives.
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
Bachelor’s Degree – Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
One-year Student Exchange — Bolton University, Lancashire, England
AWARDS / PUBLICATIONS
- Photography published in ARTIS, The Republican American and The Winsted Journal.
- Poetry published in Voices Along The River Anthology and ARTIS Magazine.
- Original music published on Music is Medicine EP, The Thriver Workbook Companion CD and Friday Night at LaSalle compilation CD.
- Awarded first place in illustration at CCSU student art show.