As the owner and managing director of Rotundo Studios, North Port, FL, I provide illustration, graphic design and web design services to businesses, both large and small, as well as institutions, non-profits, design studios and printers. Originating in Cleveland, Ohio, I have been in business since 1993. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Akron with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. After graduating, I honed my skills for over two years under the tutelage of Darby Scott, Owner/Director of Darby Scott Design, Mentor, Ohio. During that time, I formed Rotundo Studios and continued to build my own business clientele, several of whom remain loyal clients after moving my studio to North Port over thirteen years ago.
I am a very versatile artist, illustrator and designer with experience that includes fine arts, illustration, branding, web design, logo development, posters, games, books, packaging, brochures, correspondence packages, calendars, t-shirts, magazine layout and pagination, ads, menus, newsletters, cd/dvd covers, post cards, banners and directories. I am pre-press experienced, thoroughly reliable, and deadline sensitive.
As an artist/illustrator, I am able to enhance the graphic and web design by blending my traditional skills of drawing, painting and design with industry standard technology. Because I prefer my illustrations to achieve an organic look and style, I do them by hand, using pencil, ink, washes, watercolor, gouache, oils and acrylics. I then take the illustration to the computer for further refinement, the final output being a digital file. I am also skilled in the use of Illustrator and Photoshop in creating illustrations strictly on the computer as pure digital files.
Mac Proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, QuarkXPress, Freehand, Dreamweaver, Flash and Fireworks .