Creative and innovative…A smart person knows how something works, a clever person knows how to get something done.
Hi. I’m Tony Mastrangeli.
I have been working as a design professional for over 20 years now. With experience as a creative director, art director, graphic designer, web designer, photographer, and fine artist, I have been solving problems for my clients for two decades now.
- INDESIGN 90% 90%
- PHOTOSHOP 80% 80%
- ILLUSTRATOR 70% 70%
- WORDPRESS 80% 80%
- DREAMWEAVER 60% 60%
- HTML & CSS 70% 70%
- BLENDER 35% 35%
AT A GLANCE
Graphic Design. Over 20 years as a creative professional handling the layout and design from single page ads to 400+ page books.
Art Direction. Over 17 years of creative direction experience in advertising, tabletop games, publishing (book and magazine), ecommerce, and web design.
University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign
Bachelor of Fine Arts
2020 Ennie Awards
Planet Apocalypse for 5th edition
Nominee – Best Monster/Adversary Supplement
Nominee – Best Art, Interior
2019 Ennie Awards
Sandy Petersen’s Cthulhu Mythos for 5th Edition
Winner – Best Monster/Adversary Supplement
2007 American Inhouse Design Awards
Winner – GrowerTalks May 2006 Cover
Winner – Pest and Diseases of Herbaceous Cover
Art Director and Principal Graphic Designer
North Star Games
August 2022 – Present
Responsible for the layout and design of the company’s tabletop games. Source and manage freelance artists to provide gaming assets. Work with marketing and sales managers to build creative assets.
• Create the layout and design for both tabletop games and marketing materials
• Instituted a more comprehensive review system for production files
• Source new artistic talent and manage them in their creation of high quality illustrations and sculptures
April 2018 – July 2022
Was responsible for the overall design aesthetic and visual look of all the company’s projects. Created the visuals for all marketing initiatives. Handled the layout and design of board games, RPG books, and marketing assets.
• Spearheaded a packaging redesign of the company’s flagship product that brought increased sales
• Designed and laid out an award winning 400+ page RPG book
• Managed a team of over 20 active freelance artists to create both illustrations and 3D sculptors
August 2009 – April 2018
Managed the design team and oversaw the creative of all marketing and branding initiatives.
• Led the re-branding campaign of a national fitness chain that aided in member retention and increased new signups.
• Created the branding of a new boutique fitness studio that now has over 200 locations
e-Commerce Creative Manager
November 2007 – July 2009
Designed and coded the company’s website and email campaigns. Oversaw the look and design of all internet marketing initiatives. Reviewed web analytics data to identify ways to improve the user experience.
August 2005 – November 2007
Designed and laid out a monthly magazine, as well as a variety of educational textbooks and retail books. Created promotional, marketing, and other collateral materials for the company’s books and trade shows.
Lead Graphic/Web Designer
May 2000 – August 2005
Led the design team in the creation of all printed materials for the agency’s largest clients. Oversaw all projects from initial concept to final production.
What Do People Say About Me?
Tony is extremely easy to work with. He was lightning fast in response to requests and always eager to take on a last minute task. He is, frankly, the best graphic artist I have worked with in my 42 years as a game creator. He is cooperative, inventive, and manages an art team extremely well – keeping them happy and productive. He does not fear bringing problems to his superior’s attention, but accompanies said problems with suggestions for solution.
President at Petersen Games
Tony is one of the best employees I’ve ever managed. He is quick, (as well as quick-witted, which is appreciated) smart, and thorough. As the only web-designer and programmer on staff, he is able to juggle tasks easily and perform all duties for 4 different companies with ease. Tony is proactive, performs well with little supervision, and trustworthy. I would hire Tony again in a heartbeat!
Supervisor at CFM Consulting
Tony is an excellent designer. He can easily assimilate the details and direction of a job and design a solution that is aesthetically pleasing and functional in a short period of time. He is proficient in multiple software packages and demonstrates the ability to learn new packages and techniques with ease. Tony would be an asset to any company.
Coworker at Ball Publishing
I worked with Tony for over a year on various types of online marketing initiatives including ecommerce and email marketing, and his creative, user experience, and marketing skills are tremendous assets to Successories. Tony’s work on email campaigns resulted in significant increases in conversions and sales, and Tony also implemented many website improvements that enhanced the user experience and improved the brand presentation.
Consultant at Successories
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