Resume

Before the Resume my story:


After I graduated in Visual Communications, I started my first company, Line Art, providing graphic and photography services. Paper, pencil, scissors, and glue were the main tools! Without the advantage of computer graphics, the task of designing books, magazines, and brochures was a long and arduous process. The “monitor” was a table full of bits and pieces of information ready to be positioned together. Empty frames were drawn to indicate the size and positioning of photos, which by the way couldn't be swamped by a simple click of the mouse. Text had to be reviewed and proofread carefully to avoid excessive cutting and gluing. You basically had one shot, so attention to detail was paramount. As a result, I learned how to capture the end product and visualize all the components in advance. That experience taught me that creativity must go hand in hand with planning not to arrive at just a beautiful and elegant result but also a successful one.
 

"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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Stefano Landini
Stefano Landini
Phone: (530) 264 7030
Cell: (530) 713 1274
Skype: stefanol44
design@stefanolandini.com
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P.O. Box 1625,
415 Main Street,
Nevada City, CA 95959
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Stefano Landini

SUMMARY
  • Twenty-five years as an award-winning graphic designer
  • Current with all pre-press/publishing techniques
  • Solid track record of on-time delivery with high quality output and excellent client support
  • Highly organized and creative problem solver
  • Trilingual: English, Italian, Spanish
SKILLS
  • Production management
  • Supervision of all facets of design, pre-press, and printing
  • Client’s account management
  • Print:
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • InDesign
    • Acrobat
  • Web:
    • Dreamweaver
    • CSS
    • JavaScript
  • Pre-press and publishing:
    • Scanning and photo editing
    • Color management
    • File setup and pre-press
    • Image production
    • Publishing on paper or online
EXPERIENCE
2008 - Present Contract Graphic/Web Designer
Landini Design, Nevada City, California
  • Graphic and web designer for U.S. and international companies
  • Clients and production management
1996 - 2008 Co-owner, Production Manager
Volo Studios, Nevada City, California
  • Co-founded Volo Studios, a successful, total-solution media communications and web technology company
  • Designed, developed, and maintained corporate web sites and marketing materials
  • Evaluated, recommended, and implemented solutions for web and print applications
1995 - 1996 Art Director
Studio Bassi, Milan, Italy
  • Designed, executed, and oversaw production of books, magazines, and brochures
  • Supervised graphic design and pre-press services
  • Coordinated design strategies and development schedules
  • Managed a team producing a special line of art books for RCS MediaGroup
1993 - 1995 Art Director
Giunti Multimedia/Olivetti, Italy
  • Managed a large design project for this Italian consortium, commissioned by the European Union to create an online database resource for EU higher education
  • Designed logos, brochures, diaries, newsletters, manuals, user guides, and technical documents for the Ortelius Project
  • Scheduled projects and coordinated pre-press workflow
1990 - 1993 Senior Designer
Museum of Classical Chinese Furniture, Oregon House, California
  • Managed publication layouts and designs for this museum, which had assembled the largest collection of Classical Chinese Furniture in North America
  • Conceived, designed, and published the quarterly Journal of Classical Chinese Furniture, a high-end, 72-page, full-color publication
  • Prepared advertising and press materials for the Museum
1988 - 1990 Graphic Designer
Ansid Edit, Milan, Italy
  • Designed and produced “Lo Specialista” magazine, including related catalogues and brochures
  • Designed ads, technical illustrations, and trade show installations
  • Inspected digital proofs, bluelines, and press proofs for final run
EDUCATION
  • BA, Visual Communications (graphic design, photography, cinematography and television) I.T.S.O.S.
    Milan, Italy
  • Computer Graphic Design, Butte College
    Chico, California
AWARDS 1983, First Prize Award for poster design at the International Festival of Cinematographers
Giffoni Valle Piana, Italy
OTHERS Born in Milan, Italy. Italian and U.S. citizenship

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