Don Design Studio

About Us

Don is an award winning, highly talented senior creative director with 24 years of professional experience in design, development, management, marketing, branding, production, sourcing, retail, online & media (from concept to finish print/online production). He has tremendous experience in the following industries: Cosmetics/ Fragrances, Beauty/Fashion, Advertising, Retail, Packaging, Marketing, Promotions, Direct mail, Entertainment, P.O.P/Exhibit Display, Visual Merchandising, Kiosk, Seasonal Props, Interior design, Publishing, B2B, Retail, Health care & Pharmaceutical.

Don is an educated, trained in graphic arts and creative design and excellent proficiency in all Adobe suites software, all aspects of Print media (Packaging, Inserts, Branding, Brochure, Direct Mail, Billboard, Internet, Social Media (Interface design, web banner, wire framing), Photos shoot, photo direction, computer trouble shoot & networking. Don used to teach at Baruch College (C.U.N.Y), New York, NY: Division of Continuing & Professional Studies. Provide students with hands-on teaching, along with real-life Graphic Design & Graphic Software experiences using Adobe suite.

Don has positive attitude toward life, like to enjoy life & like to smile. Because he believe in Art is long but life is short. He has received several Outstanding Design Awards, Reviews in many magazines & newspapers including U.S.A & Internationally.

Client list: Este Lauder,, Donna Karan, Calvin klein, ABC Television(Channel 7), New York times, Nina Ricci, VH-1, MTV, Radio City Music Hall, Ryan Partnership Inc (Pillsbury), The Bronx Zoo, The U.S. Olympic Committee, America Online, Pepsi, Guitar & Guitar shop Magazines, Coca-Cola, Disney, AT &T, Sprint, U.S Tobacco, Salem Tobacco, Parliament cigarette, Kiss Products Inc., American Express, The Children Place & many more.


Master of Professional Graduate Studies, Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP)& Animation and Digital Arts, New York University (TISCH), New York. | M.P.S 2012

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design, Computer Art & Advertising School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. | B.F.A. 1995

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Advertising Graphics Arts and Advertising Technology, Rockland Community College (S.U.N.Y.), Suffern, New York. | A.A.S. 1991 (Deans Honor Roll all semesters. Phi Sigma Omicron for outstanding academic achievement.)

CERTIFICATE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Baruch Zicklin Business College, Business Administration & Marketing: Principles of Marketing, Principles of Accounting, Principles of Finance, Entrepreneurships (Business Plan, Operations).

CERTIFICATION: Professional Web Designer Certificate: (Queens College - C.U.N.Y) New York.HTML, Home Page Creation & Site Development, Web Site design Methodology & Technology, Adobe Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Internet Business Foundations. | 2008

CERTIFICATION: 3M Scotchprint, DCS Format Full Color Electronic Graphics, St. Paul, MN Transit Graphics, billboard, Exhibition Displays & Howteck Drum Scanner | 1997

LICENSE: University of the State of New York Education Department New York State Registered Full Teaching License # 45578396. Expire on 06/ 2018


* 2008 Design Award Achievements: Communicator Award

* 2009 Design Award of Excellence: Communicator Award

* 2008 Graphic Design Packaging Design Award.

* 2009 Graphic Design Award: Corporate Identity Campaign Award.

* 2009 American Graphic Design Award: Direct Marketing/Print Campaign Award.

* 2012 Linkedin - The Top Most Viewed LinkedIn profiles for 2012.

* Also received several Outstanding Design Awards, Reviews in many magazines & newspapers: U.S.A & Internationally.

Don Design Studio C & IT, NY Owner, Creative Director & Design/Brand Manager | 1998 Present |

Offer multi-media services, from concept and design to final Advertising, Print, Packaging, Web & Multimedia production.

Work in wide variety of industries such as advertising, publishing, marketing, Cosmetics, beauty & corporate environments. Provide consultation, training, Sourcing (domestic & internationally) and supervisory services for variety of clients, including:

(Cosmetics, Fragrances & Similar companies): Este Lauder, John Frieda & Kao Brands (Bior, Jergens, Curl, Ban)-CT, Raison Pure, NYC- Givenchy Fragrances, Kiss Cosmetic, Thierry Mugler, Maybelline & Towenly, NYC | Marketing/ Promotional/Retail/Direct Mail/Entertainment: Alcone Marketing Group, Marketing Corporation of America, Vogt Wein-A Draft Worldwide Company, Ben Marketing Group: CT, LifeStyle Marketing Group Inc, Retail Communication Corp, ABC Television Network, NYC,, NY) (Advertising: SS+k, Digitas, DDB World Wide: NYC) (Pharmaceutical & Health Care: PVD & Partners Inc.,Grey Healthcare Group, NYC, Montage Media, Torre LazurMcCann: NJ) (Design/P.O.P/Packaging: Dempsey Design, Inc., Daddaro Design Association, DJ Dircks Asso, Display Technologies, Duggal, Rubies costume, Mayo Studio: NY)

I believe in " Art is long but life is short". Art is long but time is fleeting. I love what I do! Design is the food of my mind & soul. Design is my passion. Design is as necessary as breathing. Design is the key of my soul. I enjoy design in my daily life style. I like shape, color, unique style and of course effective design, which will bring the benefit of the products or design or advertising to the consumers or clients. I constantly explore the boundaries of the medium, both technically and conceptually, seeking ways to stretch my own boundaries as an artist, graphic designer and creative director. I bring this sense of discovery and passion into my design, where I find my energy regenerated by the creative confidence, knowledge and expressive power that I see growing in design areas.

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Fashion design (From Concept to completion), My New Clothing line created

Pharmaceutical _Healthcare

Web, Interactive Design, Social Media & Development

Branding & Corporate identity:

Brand Design, Branding Guideline, New Business Development & Franchise Related design.

Interior & Exterior Design, Branding/Franchise Development

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48-27-Francis Lewis Blvd | Bayside, New York-11364 | | | |

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