About Rich Vernetti

I have been building web sites for small to medium sized companies over the last 10 years in Southern California. I have a knack for communicating effectively with my clients. They always get what they are looking for and come back for more.

I am a trained illustrator and have an excellent eye for design and layout. I combine these skills with a thorough understanding of user interface and front end coding to produce lightweight and scalable designs.

I create web designs in Photoshop and am capable of rendering them precisely in table-less CSS/XHTML templates. I am also an expert in flash animation and have provided photography and Illustrations for my clients when needed.

Experience

VernettiArts Web Design – Owner / Creative Director May 2001 – Present

  • Contract based web development, graphic design, illustration and photography. I have improved and developed the technical skills I became familiar with as senior designer and combined them with my creative talents to manage and produce a large number of small to medium sized projects for clients mostly is San Diego and Los Angeles. I have worked with many different teams over the last decade and I am extremely cooperative and capable of keeping projects on track from start to finish.
  • Past and current clients include: NavySEALs.com, FischerHealth / Porter Novelli , Costco, Affinity Development, Olive Software, Koniakowsky Ocean Art, Christopher Gay Design, Local Rotary Clubs, photographers, Emerald City, SmartDraw, Gateway, Interlace Media, Dos Gringos, NOAH benShea, plus many more.

US Tactical - Creative Director July 2005 – July 2007

  • Oversee design and implementation of multiple websites and ecommerce under the US Tactical umbrella. Design and creation of promotional material, business cards, T Shirts and logos for print and web.
  • Served as web strategist and technology advisor.

Digitaria LLC Interactive - Senior Designer May 1998 – May 2001

  • Senior Designer on projects including Airwalk Shoes, Mail Boxes etc, Buck Knives, PETCO , Nextec Fabrics, assorted BioTech firms plus many more. Served as Senior director on Airwalk and Buck Knives projects while Creative Director was traveling out of the country.
  • Participated regularly in project conceptualization and as a key presenter of concepts directly to client and team.

Education

BFA Illustration - California State University Long Beach 1991-1997
Completed a highly competitive program. Instructors Dick Oden, David Hadlock, Lisa French & John Lincoln.

Associate of Arts – Commercial Art 1989-1991
Completed commercial art program with emphasis on Macintosh Computer design at its very early stages.

Skills

My core strength is taking projects through every stage toward completion. I have planned, designed, constructed and launched more than 80 websitesto date

Expert at Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML, CSS, Flash Animation.
Competency at Actionscript 2, video editing, digital photography, Microsoft Office, LAMP Platform.
Highly Familiar with customization and configuration of many Open Source products such as Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, Zen Cart, OS Commerce, VBulletin, phpBB, Coppermine and Gallery.

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