About My Design Career

The artist, Deanna Yildiz

This is a photo of artist and designer Deanna Yildiz.

I’m an expert in Freehand Drawing, Illustrator & Photoshop. I’ve created websites for, Arrow Advertising, Crescent Publishing, The Gifted Portfolio, The GeoPalette, & Jimmy Whispers Acting School to name a few. I’ve also worked on developing a site for EmpowRx, a health care provider site, as well as internal websites to track templates and user workflows & assignments using PHP & mySQL. I enjoy working quickly, creating work that is great to look at and also very useful to use.

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Here are some of the Companies I’ve done Design work for

JPMorgan, Banc of America, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch, BainCapital, Lazard, Motorola, Bank One, Honeywell, FedEx, Google, UBS Investment Bank, Honeywell, Equifax, Cushman & Wakefield, CBRE, JPMorgan, Sorin Group, Heineken, HD Supply, VOSS, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, AOL, CollegeBoard, Geo Palette, Commerzbank, Time Warner, Travel Agent Magazine, Unique Homes Magazine, Alcoholics Anonymous, Fashion Institute of Technology, Bill Clinton, Andrew Cuomo, Yankee Ingenuity, FreeSpirit Soldiers, Team Danger Girl

Deanna's Client List

These are some of the Companies that I have done designs & artwork for. I look forward to working with you too! : )

View Online or Download a PDF of Deanna Yildiz’s Resume here.

Deanna Yildiz’s Resumé

2001-Now Designer, NYC
  • Design interfaces, user interactions, storyboarding, personas, illustrate products, photo-retouching, educational manuals, illustrations, restaurant menus, websites, flyers, newsletters, postcards, animations, videos & business cards, utilizing Photoshop, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and other design programs. Create custom illustrations for manuals and books to demonstrate learning techniques and processes. Develop email campaigns, videos & social media sites for marketing purposes. Photo retouching & high-end image manipulation using layers, effects, clipping paths and attention to detail.
  • Clients include: EmpowRx, SpaTech, DKLegal, The Law Offices of Jeffrey F. Levine, Michael Faillace & Associates, P.C., The GeoPalette Hair System, The Gifted Portfolio, Arrow Advertising & Pyropeg Solar Energy
  • Create paintings for private clients, including family portraits and animal portraits.
2012-2014 Arrow Advertising – Designer, NYC
  • Provided 2D and 3D high-end imagery to produce industry specific deal toys in a fast-paced deadline driven environment. Produced graphics, typography and design layouts for clients on demand fitting within their specific branding criteria. Develop content for website including a template driven website to increase production. Keyword images and website-content for faster search engine results. Delivered high quality proofed artwork to scale for final factory 3D production.
  • Clients included: Honeywell, Equifax, Cushman & Wakefield, CBRE Richard Ellis, JPMorgan, Sorin Group, Heineken, HD Supply, VOSS, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, CollegeBoard, Commerzbank
2002-2009 The Gifted Portfolio – Graphic Artist, NYC
  • Led fast paced art department for corporate gift firm specializing in promotional items for large financial institutions. Outlined project time lines. Developed & updated templates. Supervised & trained graphic production staff. Maintained network server, backup, computer equipment, file & image archives. Set up emails and network access for new users. Negotiated cost effective design solutions to fit the clients’ budget.
  • Clients included: JPMorgan, Banc of America, Goldman Sachs & Co., Credit Suisse First Boston, Merrill Lynch, BainCapital, Lazard, Motorola, Bank One, Honeywell, FedEx, Google, Bill Clinton and UBS Investment Bank
2000-2001 Só – MIS Director/Illustrator, NYC

  • Conceptualized and created web graphics, illustrations, animations and banner ads for articles and content promotions.
  • Created and updated HTML pages. Created interactive tools to collect user feedback.
  • Updated Oracle database which tracked all user and article information through the use of TOAD, SQL Server and Vignette Story Server.
  • Created Internal Databases to track Purchase Orders, Staff Software, Vendors & Invoices
  • Supported staff updating the website software on the Vignette Story Server and assisted them with HTML coding & backing up. Setup new computers for users and installed software.
  • Purchased, tracked and supported all office hardware and software. Created and administered network and email accounts for staff.
1997-2000 Crescent Publishing Group – Desktop Publishing Support Specialist; Information Technology Support Specialist, NYC
  • Designed and implemented company databases, including security and user support, to generate and track purchase orders, inventory, serial numbers, help desk calls, employee data, website updates and banner ads.
  • Conducted classes in Quark, Illustrator, Photoshop, Office and FileMaker Pro for art directors. Developed curriculum, lecture material and instructional handouts.
  • Created a monthly newsletter containing software and production tips for both web and print design.
  • Researched, tested and purchased multi-user site licenses for graphic software and tracked serial number distribution to employees. Created keyworded image browsers to track clip art, images and banner ads.
  • Set up and maintained machines in a mixed Mac and PC environment consisting of approx. 200 workstations. Developed a Help Desk system to troubleshoot user and system errors, interface with callers and track service requests.
  • Created and administered network and email accounts, defining access rights and establishing connections using TCP/IP. Created customized Netscape profiles for users on shared machines.
  • Developed efficient solutions to maximize a user’s work routine using macros, templates, and customized database solutions.
  • Conducted interviews with prospective employees, including tests of their computer software skills.
1994-1997 Fashion Institute of Technology, Academic Computing – Technologist C, NYC
  • Assisted instructors and students in classrooms and labs. Provided hands-on technical and instructional support for students, instructors and staff in the use of computer equipment and graphic software. Created instructional documentation for lab and classroom support.
  • Repaired and upgraded computer equipment: including peripheral and RAM installation, virus protection procedures, application installation and network connections.
1993-1997 Fashion Institute of Technology, Academic Skills Center – Tutor, NYC
  • Tutor students in various subjects covering the following software: Photoshop, Illustrator, QuarkXPress, LumenaVista, CDI, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, 3DStudio, Animator Pro and AutoCad.
1992-1994 Fashion Institute of Technology, Financial Aid Office – Clerical Assistant, NYC
  • Duties Included: Assisting students at front desk, answering phones, assisting Loan Counselor, updating student database, typing, filing, making appointments, opening mail and sending letters to students.
1999-2000 MSExcel, Visual Basic and SQL Server classes, New Horizons Training Solutions, NYC
1998 Photoshop, Web and Quark Seminars, Seybold, NYC
1994 Bachelor of Fine Arts in General Illustration, Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC
1998 Woodstock School of Art: Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, Woodstock, NY

2012 Solo Art Exhibition for “Around the World” Art & Group Art Exhibition in Romance Show, Cornell Street Studios, Kingston, NY
2012-2013 Solo Art Exhibition, Edison Place, Glendale, NY
2002 9/11 Memorial Exhibition: Prevailing Human Spirit, Society of Illustrators, NYC
2001-2002 Solo Art Exhibition, Alijax Studios, Richards Productions, Rondout, NY
1991-2001 Annual Art Exhibition Mum’s Festival, Saugerties, NY
1994 Student Scholarship Exhibition, Society of Illustrators, NYC
1993 Japanese Triptych Exhibition, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Brooklyn, NYC

  • Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Maya, Fireworks, Flash, Quark, Illustrator, FileMaker Pro, Acrobat, SQL, Visual Basic, Portfolio, 3DStudio, Excel, Outlook, Word, Powerpoint and AutoCad
  • Exceptional drawing and painting skills in both computerized and traditional media.
  • Typing: 65/wpm
  • Portfolio available upon request.

    Here are some of my Client, Supervisor and Co-Worker Testimonials.