Michael A. Tarquinio
225 Summit Avenue • Pittsburgh, PA 15202-2937
michaelt.designer@gmail.com • 412-874-1076 •  Download PDF

Designer + Photographer + Illustrator + Marketer + Creative Strategist

Qualifications Summary

  • Interact effectively with clients, peers, and external professionals on concept development and creative strategy by making them an integral part of the process.
  • Proficient in taking projects from initial concept through development and completion because a good idea doesn’t work for anyone if it isn’t executed properly.
  • Handle multiple projects simultaneously, delivering on time and within budget because we all appreciate reliable partners and dislike overruns.
  • Match the right vendors to each project and solicit competitive bids to get my clients the best results at the best price.
  • Schedule and direct staff and freelance creative professionals effectively by respecting their skills and suggestions.

Software Knowledge
InDesign, XPress, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Dreamweaver, Flash

Artistic Skills
  • Photography – studio and on location
  • Illustration – pencil, pen and ink, and on screen
  • Writing – creative, engaging headlines and lead-in copy
  • Concept Development – theme/direction for an individual piece or an entire campaign

Design Experience
Magazines, Annual Reports, Newsletters, Direct Mail, Web pages, Advertisements, Exhibits,
Branding/Corporate Identity, HTML email, Brochures, Flyers, Special Events, Signage, Presentations

Work Experience
Indiana Ink, Pittsburgh, PA
Design + Marketing + Communication
June 2013 – present

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
Manager, Communication Design
September 1997 – June 2013

Science Applications International Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA
Contract work for the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Lab–Pittsburgh
Manager, Media and Publishing Services
July 1991 – August 1997

Cornell University
Certificate in Marketing Strategy – graduate level program

LaRoche College
Bachelor of Science in Graphic Arts Management, High Honors

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Arts in Art, Concentration in Graphic Design, High Honors

American Graphic Design Awards 35 American Graphic Design Awards over the past 16 years, including 3 Certificates of Excellence in 2013 —
Community Report 2012 – highlights of the fiscal year at Children’s
• Lenticular Pocket Folder – used for recruitment and high-end presentations
• We Treat Kids…Wheels or No Wheels – program ad

PRSA Pittsburgh Renaissance Awards
  • 2011 – Award of Merit, Physicians’ Flash – e-newsletter
  • 2011 - Award of Merit, Patient/Family Handbook
  • 2008 – Renaissance Award, Cancer Program Report
  • 2008 – Award of Merit, Snapshots – annual report
  • 2005 – Award of Merit, Promises magazine
    2003 – Award of Merit, Colors annual report
  • 2001 – Award of Merit, Colors annual report
  • 2001 – Award of Merit, Promises magazine

Professional Development
Continuing education through workshops and seminars including:
• Photoshop/Camera Raw retouching
• Digital video shooting and editing
• Portrait lighting techniques
• Digital Asset Management