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objective

To share my enthusiasm, dedication and work ethic with your organization in conjunction
with a desire to utilize my skills obtained through education and experience.

education

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh (AIP) __ [Dec. 06]
Pittsburgh, PA
Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design

skills

Proficient in both Mac and PC operating systems.

TECH – Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash, Adobe Dreamweaver,
QuarkXPress, Microsoft Office
DESIGN – Digital Illustration, Graphic Illustration, Traditional Painting, Design Production, Publication Design,
Advertising Design, Concept Development, Concept Sketching, Logo Design, Traditional Photography,
Digital Photography, Website Design, Flash Banner Design, WordPress Manipulation

design experience

Entrepreneur __ [Dec. 07 - Present]
DeadLast Graphix – Owner/Designer
Design custom ATV graphic kits and quad wraps that cater to customer demands and a very distinctive lifestyle.

Freelance __ [Feb. 04 - Present]
DBdesignCo – Designer
Freelance design for various clients and organizations. Work completed in all mediums and implemented
on numerous types of vehicles.

Internship __ [Sept. 06 - Nov. 06]
Heinz History Center – Senior Designer’s Assistant
Responsible for designing, cutting, mounting and laminating display text and artwork. Operated vinyl cutting machine
and mounted work for public display.

work experience

Sterling Jewelers (Signet), Fairlwan, OH __ [Nov. 08 - Present]
Graphic Designer
Design, produce and fully execute the launch of various print mediums pertaining to industry-leading jewelry
stores located across the nation, 13 divisions in all.  Major asset in brand development, building and strengthening
for Open Hearts by Jane Seymour, Love’s Embrace, Neil Lane, Tolkowsky, The Leo Diamond and LeVian.

Currently working exclusively in the Kay division.

JWT Action (Malone Advertising),  Akron, OH __ [Jan. 07 - Aug. 08]
Studio Graphic Designer
Conception and design of ads, circulars, floor graphics, posters, logos, web banners, direct mail and other
marketing materials for clients such as Goodyear Engineered Products, Kimberly-Clark, John Deere,
Sherwin-Williams, Pfizer, Revlon, HSBC, and Exxon Mobil.  Responsible for art/photoillustrati
on
direction, photo retouching and preparation of files for pre-press.

aquired credibility

Committee Member __ [Sept. 10 - present]
AAF – A (American Advertising Federation – Akron)
Membership Committee board member responsible for brainstorming continued member growth of the organization
at both the college level and with industry professionals.

Signage Development __ [Aug. 09 - Oct.09 - current]
Sterling – Division and branded window displays
Conception, design and development of a relaunch for corner stone and stand alone window displays, located
in all 1,400+ locations. Secondary source of printed brand recognition.

Concept Design __ [Aug. 07 - Feb. 08]
2008 Daytona 500 Kimberly-Clark – NASCAR print material
Conception and design of signature posters for fans and employees, pit wall banner, pit box wrap,
employee and VIP in-room signage, lobby posters, corresponding circulars and POP displays.

Concept Design __ [Aug. 06]
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust – parking lot design
Concept selected into top 3 of 28 entries, voted best concept by board members.
Selected artwork applied to parking lot located in downtown Pittsburgh’s cultural district.



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All-Star Designer

Who is the man behind it all?

Dean Biscan graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in December 2006.  He believes that the essence of life, as well as design, is Black and White with feelings of color.  Black and White is the yes or no, right or wrong, yen and yang, good or bad and happy or sad of all existence.  The stuff in between is the splashes of color that those with the correct vision can see.  To Dean, design is life.  It is the all-powerful mass communicator that makes the world go round. He is always growing his skills and learning, helping to evolve with the constant evolution of the industry. He strives to uphold the traits of the complete graphic designer: passion, perseverance and professionalism.  He recommends that you observe your surroundings and then ask yourself,  “Have I seen Dean?”

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Getting a Second Wind

Well, I finally found some new motivation to get this site to where I want it to be. Shouldn’t be to long now and I will have all my work up and able to view. I have been working in this “designers mindset” and it was throwing my realization of web DPI and image upload simplicity way outta wack. I’ll get a hold of this web world one of these days.

Slow going…….

Little by little I’m working to finish this site up. Doing a lot on the back end, all thats left is to upload and then launch to the world. Stay tuned!

New site

Welcome to the new DBdesignCo.com website. Its a work in progress, but I assure you, it will blow your socks off when its all done!

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