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“Debora Parentes has all of the attributes listed above in nearly equal measure. She is a talented graphic designer who continuously delivered high quality, professional publication level designs for all of the projects she worked on with me. Her graphic design skills, as well as her creative and aesthetic sensibilities and eye for what is needed is matched by an extraordinary ability to work very fast and effectively under tight deadlines and high pressure. And, even under the tightest deadlines, she maintains a relaxed, personable and confident approach. She consistently meets or exceeds expectations. In short, she is a pleasure to work with.”
- S. Gazillo, AICP, URS Corporation

"Debora has been a valuable asset to my company in providing Graphic Design Services. As we have grown, so has our need for broader and more advanced media to market ourselves to customers. We appreciate Deboras creativity, consistency and reliability."
- G.C., CCC Consulting, LLC

Debora Parentes + DAP Creative Studio
Graphic, Web, Interactive, Apps, Invitations and Stationary

DAP is a creative agency that creates intricate and innovative designs.

DAP is a creative studi oowned by designer Debora Parentes that creates innovative designs and interactive projects for clients across multiple industries. Services at DAP include branding, corporate identity, marketing materials, web, iPad applications, and a variety of interactive presentations.  

The Designer/Owner

I'm a graphic designer located in the New York/New Jersey area. I'm passionate about my work and I'm always in the look out for the next big thing in design. When I'm not working for my studio, DAP, and other freelance projects,I'm filling orders at my Etsy shop, The Blush Market.

I have a Fine Arts Degree from UCC and a Web Design Certification Program at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in NYC. I am currently attending the other professional classes at FIT.   I'm also passionate about photography and love my Nikon D7000. 

Please refer to my resume for a full list of my specialties/proficiencies.

The DAP Studio

DAP is a growing creative studio serving diverse businesses and corporations. Based in the NJ/NY area, my studio offers services in branding, corporate identify, social media integration, advertising, web design, user experience, photography, video editing, motion graphics, print, wedding and events stationary, digital calligraphy, corporate presentations and interactive applications.

Let's work together on your next project.

DAP is getting famous!

The DAP website has been recognized by Tripwire Magazine, DesignModo and Template Monster blog as one of the best examples of sites using horizontal scrolling for main navigation. Creating my own personal portfolio website was probably be the most difficult design project I ever completed.

Want to know more? Find DAP on Social Media.

I find myself using social media quite often, so if you think you would like to know more about me, you can connect with me across many social networking sites. Visit the social page on this site or connect with me.

You can also visit DAP +More Blog, a place where I blog about my inspirations, my passion for photography and film, graphic resources, social media insights, and my thoughts about design and how people interact with it.

Work

Branding + Print

Debora Parentes - Resume

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

[DAP] Design Studio | 2008 - Present | Creative Design Studio

  • Ownership and operation of a freelance design studio that developed identities, print, web sites, and interactive projects for clients across multiple industries
  • DAP also manages a wedding and special events invitation design on Etsy, called The Blush Market

Proof Integrated Communications | 2013 - Present | New York City, NY
Senior Graphic Designer

  • Proof is an integrated marketing communications firm within the Burson-Marsteller/WPP Group, a world leader in marketing communications.

Burson-Marsteller | 2011 - Present | New York City, NY
Senior Graphic Designer, Global Marketing

  • Manage the creative process for design projects, from concept through production and completion for both internal and external communications including websites, blogs, intranets, team sites, mini-sites, interactive presentations, motion graphics, infographics, corporate publications, magazine advertisements, e-learning modules, and wordwide marketing collateral
  • Support global business teams in developing custom graphics and user-friendly templates for high-level presentations and proposals
  • Monitor and enforce brand identity across the organization and in all marketing and design
  • Manage in-house designer and freelancers workflow

Day Pitney, LLP | 2010 - 2011 | New York City, NY | Graphic Designer

  • Performed senior role in the concept, design and production of materials for print and web including corporate brochures, e-mail templates, newsletters, presentations, proposals, publications, mini-sites, advertisements, and marketing collateral utilizing Day Pitney's established graphic identity
  • Oversaw the daily activities of the Desktop Publishing Specialist
  • Implemented file management system and improved design process flow and managed print production, pre-press, and press checks
  • Selected and managed outside vendors, including ad agencies, photographers and printers

URS Corporation | 2008 - 2010 | New York City, NY | Graphic Designer

  • Responsible for design and execution of marketing materials, including printed and digital graphics for URS's national engineering, architectural and construction management pursuits
  • Develop conception and implementation of PowerPoint presentations, flash based animations, motion graphics and interactive media designs
  • Perform in-house print production using digital printing process, as well as coordinating with outside vendors
  • Trained users in use of InDesign and Photoshop
  • Worked closely with Proposal and Project Managers to bring completion to winning pursuits
  • URS Client work includes projects for Amtrak, PANYNJ, NYC Board of Education, NYCDOT, private firms and governmental organizations

Quickly Printing | 2003 - 2008 | Union, NJ | Graphic Designer

  • Creation of marketing materials, brand collateral, packaging, presentations, and interactive materials, all while maintaining a consistent, on-brand look and feel for all projects
  • Supervised all projects from initial concepts to printed pieces
  • Pre Press & Digital Production knowledge using Ricoh, Canon, Minolta, Roland, Pantone, CYMK/RGB
  • Creation of PDF files for Pre-Press and Proofs
  • Production of printed materials, preparation of pre-press materials for offset and digital printing with an emphasis on tight, clean mechanicals
  • Managing and archiving design file database
  • Client work includes projects for Bed Bath & Beyond Stores, Harmon Stores, Relay for Life Cancer Society, and local small businesses

Lords Sign & Printing | 2002 - 2003| Newark, NJ | Graphic Designer

  • Responsible for art creation
  • Interact with clients and utilized excellent organizational skills to arrange and coordinate all the creation and production of printed material
  • Created page layout design for flyers, data sheets, CD covers and other printed materials
  • Worked directly with clients to achieve project goals
  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously

Prestige Photography | 2008 | Mountainside, NJ | Photographer Assistant

  • Post production of photos using mainly Photoshop + Adobe Lightroom
  • Photographed weddings, parties, and other events

EDUCATION + CERTIFICATIONS

Fashion Institute of Technology | New York City, NY | 2009, 2011, 2012

Certificate Web Design + Video Production + Social Media Professional Classes

School of Visual Arts | New York City, NY | 2009

Professional Education in Web Programming

Union County College | Union, NJ | 2005-2008

Associates in Fine Arts Design Degree with an emphasis in Graphic Design and Photography

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Web + Interactive

Photoshop, Dreamweaver, xHTML, CS, Information Architecture, GUI, PHP, SEO, CMS,Basic JavaScript, Wordpress, Social Media Integration (Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Instagram, Pinterest and Blogs), Mobile/Tablet interface Design, E-Learning, Flash Animation, Motion Graphics

Print + Presentation

InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, Corel Draw, Word, Excel, PowerPoint Keynote, Prezi, Articulate, Quizmaker

Video + Motion

Final Cut Pro X, Premiere, After Effects, Sony Vegas Studio

Essentials

Both PC & Mac proficient / Organized with an eye-for-detail / Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize multiple important tasks / Efficiency in high pressure, deadline-oriented environments / Excellent organizational and communicative skills / Strong ability to work independently on projects / Pantone, CMYK and RGB workflows / Knowledge of digital printing with Fiery and Creo Rips.

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* references and portfolio samples available upon request

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Photography
Services

Branding + Corporate Identity

Branding

Brand Identify 
Finding your brand 

Brand identity & design
Packaging
Internal engagement
Digital service design
Retail and branded environments
Employer branding

Brand Strategy: 
Defining your brand 

Analytics
Positioning
Purpose & values
Brand architecture
Naming
Innovation

Corporate + Events Marketing

Print Collateral

Brochures
Posters
Catalogs
Infographics
Signage
Business Cards
Letterheads
Notepad
Envelopes

Event Materials

Invitations
Folders
Promotional materials
Postcards and Flyers
Banners
Trade show booth graphics
Signage
DVD covers and labels

 

Corporate Identity

Logo Development
Icons
Stationary - Business Cards, Letterheads, Notepad and Envelopes
Presentation Templates
Proposals and RFPs Templates
Corporate Infographics
Signage
eBrochures
Electronic Press Kits
Multimedia Newsletters
Product/Website Demos
Training Manuals
Social Media Profiles
Website Design and Development
Website Redesign and Redevelopment

 

 

Connect

Want to [hire] DAP for your next project?

I would love to handle your next design project.

For additional information about the services I offer, please connect with me using the contact form on this page or sending an email to deboraparentes@yahoo.com

Let's design your wedding invitation.

DAP/The Blush Market can help you design custom invitation and stationary for weddings, engagements, announcements and other occasions.

 

Let's Get Social

DAP+ More Blog

Etsy (The Blush Market)

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