About Sciortino Design

I started my design career at Stewart Holt and Partners, also known as Stewart Holt Advertising, in October 1999. While there I worked on several different accounts including Fleetwood RV, Toyota Racing Development, SplitFire Spark Plugs, and Mazda Collision Repair. Mostly I was a production artist, mastering programs like Quark, Photoshop and Illustrator, and occasionally getting thrown the scraps of design work like a “New!” bug or a fourth version of a logo to show the client.

Stewart Holt changed it’s name to TDC Communications and with that, I was given a little more responsibility. I was actually being asked to create comps! So while I was working with the same clients, I was now allowed to spread my creative wings, as well as implement and oversee the entire archival process for well over 500 gigabytes of files.

But, as in most facets of life, change was inevitable. I found myself freelancing at the start of 2002 for around six months. While freelancing for The DuBois Agency, I was able to prove my mettle enough so that they decided to hire me full time in August 2002. It was here that I really began experiencing what being an art director is all about. I was on photo shoots, press checks…you name it, I was doing it. Even starting to learn Web design and programming. I was working with new clients such as K & N Engineering, SEMA, J. Filippi Winery and Epic Wheels, and the work was invigorating. The most exciting project was developing the brand identity and working on the launch of a new Asian food line, Golden Island Cuisine.

Opportunity came knocking again, this time in the form of Wilkin Guge Marketing. I made my leap in August 2003. This is where the fun begins. I was quickly utilized for Web based tasks and had to learn a lot on the fly. I was able to grasp Dreamweaver and Flash on my own and have steadily improved my skills since those humble beginnings. With clients such as Pepperdine University, ULV College of Law, Best Best & Krieger, Swenson Corporation and Ogani Eyewear, my designs have garnered several gold and silver Addy® Awards.

In January 2009, I found myself freelancing again. This time, it was a little different. Needing to provide for my family, I figured I’d do some freelance until I could find a “regular gig”. Little did I know that I had already found my “regular gig”.

Since venturing out on my own, I’ve be able to stay busy. Very busy at times. The best part is I can only attribute it to God. Without His watchful eye, I know I’d be in a much different situation.

So that’s my story, thus far. Not bad for a kid who graduated from Chaffey High School in 1991 and went on to earn a Certificate in Computer Graphics from Chaffey College in 2000 and a Certificate in Web Design from Cal Poly Pomona in 2005.

I’m hoping that your company will be included in the next chapter of my story. I’m eager to see where my life and career take me. Wherever it is, you can bet there will be lots of laughs and surprises all along the way!

If you are interested in getting to know me, want some references or just want to hear the next portion of the little tale I’ve passed on to you, send an e-mail to djs@sciortinodesign.com.

2009 – PRESENT

Owner, SciortinoDesign

2003 – 2009

Senior Art Director, Wilkin Guge Marketing

2002 – 2003

Art Director, The DuBois Agency

2002

Graphic Designer, TDC Communications

1999 – 2001

Graphic Designer, Stewart Holt & Partners

EXPERTISE: Software

InDesign
Illustrator
Photoshop
Dreamweaver
Flash
Word
PowerPoint
Excel
Acrobat

EXPERTISE: Web

HTML
CSS
Search Engine Optimization
WordPress

EDUCATION

1991 Chaffey High School
2000 Chaffey College
2005 Cal Poly Pomona

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