Martin Verna
Bobtown, PA,
724 839-7102
doconicus@windstream.net


WORK EXPERIENCE
Rise Above Partners
​​​​​​​Creative Director
My duties include design and illustrating for various clients using all available media, prepress art setup and brand design. Working from my home studio in Pennsylvania, I provide the Rise Above Partners team in Charleston South Carolina the needed digital art support.
Charleston, SC / Bobtown, PA, USA
Nov 2016 – Present
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Williams Lea/Tag
Graphics Art/Publications Designer

Worked with a international team to create all the ‘in-house’ materials and worked with teams to institute company worldwide re-brand.
Tasks included publication designs, client illustration, logo and icon designs and innumerable flyer and form designs.
Wheeling, WV, USA
Feb 2015 – Sep 2015
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MedExpress Urgent Care LLC.
Graphics Art Designer, Training Develop Art Production, Print Production Manager
Creating marketing material and advertisement and imagery for MedExpress, an urgent care chain. This includes newspaper, trade show,
magazine and internal documents and materials. As part of the brand development team and as the sole designer, I have assisted in winning investors to MedExpress, taking it from 3 Urgent Care clinics to nearly 200 MedExpress Urgent Care centers throughout the US. I had also
created the system of file and art management for this company as well as the internal print production shop that we had used to fulfill all internal marketing and human resource needs. I am proud with assisting the founders of this company to the success that it had attained, and feel that
I had some distinct part in it.
Morgantown, WV, USA
Jun 2008 – Oct 2014
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Continuous Learning Group (CLG)
Graphic Artist
Created multimedia and print production material. Working with fortune 100 companies and print brokers in executing all sorts of design material for education and training.
Morgantown, WV,
Oct 2005 – Jun 2008
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West Virginia University NRCCE/NAFTC
Graphic Artist, Training Development Production Design

Graphic art designer and curriculum developer, creating a vast spectrum of visual articles items and multimedia products.
I had created numerous training manuals and modernized a great deal of materials for national use and for 'Alternate Energy' public events throughout the United States.
Morgantown, WV, USA
Jun 2001 – Oct 2008
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Houze Glass Corporation
Artist, Screen Printer, Lithographer
My duties include setup process for spot and process ink design, prepress lithography and all aspects of digital art designing. I was with Houze Glass when we had brought the company from the 'drawing table and T-square era to the institutional use of personal computers. A great deal of work was completed using light-table and film work for the creation of screen printing.
Point Marion, PA, USA
Feb 1989 – Jun 2001
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West Virginia University Publications
Graphic Artist
Communications Department: The Graphic Art & Printing Department of WVU. My duties here included all aspects of graphic design, printing, illustration and document design. Here I learned many techniques in illustration and created many training manuals and safety guide books for mining and mineral research and worked on the school newspaper. I also assisted in bringing in Macintosh art systems and created some of the first pieces created digitally in West Virginia University.
Morgantown, WV, USA
Oct 1986 – Feb 1989

EDUCATION
The Art Institute Of Pittsburgh
Assoc Degree in Communications
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Jul 1983 – Feb 1986
Mapletown Jr/Sr High School
Diploma
Mapletown, PA, USA

Sep 1977 – Jun 1983

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS/JOBS
Greene Country Visitor Center Mural
I designed and painted a mural commemorating area coal miners for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, currently on display at I-79 Rest Area and Memorial Park at the Kirby exit off of Northbound I-79 in South West Pennsylvania.
KDKA News
Courtroom Artist for KDKA News Pittsburgh, PA. I had draw images of people in the court for high profile cases in the Pittsburgh area.
International Design Conference
Honorable mention for design of poster for the International Design Conference in Aspen CO.

ADDITIONAL SKILLSETS

Italian (Language)
Musician
Amateur Historian
Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InCopy, Adobe
InDesign, Adobe Photoshop
3d digital animation
Art process management software, Robohead, Basecamp
Apogee Prepress Imposition
Fiery Prepress and Imposition
Canon C6000 Digital Press
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