Gino Verna

2200 Dickson Dr. #122 • Austin, TX 78704

Phone: (512) 698-1226 • Email:


A fun yet seasoned professional.  I have been freelancing for the past decade.  As a freelancer I take on the roles of Art director, designer,

production artist and illustrator.  I also enjoy contract work and can work on site if the job requires it.  Lately, I have considered working full time if the company and creative team is a right fit.  I feel with my experience a role can be found for me on any given creative team, whether it is
contributing specific skills to a collective creative group or acting as leader in a management position.


Art Direction • Design • Brand Management • Product Development and Management • Domestic and Overseas Production Management
Trade Booth Design • Creative Consulting • Photo Editing • Pre-press management • Color Correction


Gino Verna Studios, Philadelphia, PA/Austin, TX, Freelance/Independent Contractor (1999-Present)

Clients Include: Rocket USA, Sunset Press, Johnson Bros. Bakery (San Antonio), Inkworks Trading Cards, Edward Gorey Estate, LaFleur & Dubin. Art Direction, design, brand management, production art and all things in between based on client’s needs.


• Dreary and Naughty optioned to Maverick Entertainment. Currently in discussions “Twilight” producer, Mark Morgan

• Buffy Evolution Trading Cards:  Winner of “Non-Sports Card of the Year 2001”, Non-Sports Update Magazine

• Various American Graphic Design Awards for Branding and Packaging Design

Dynamic Forces, Pennsauken, NJ, Art Director/Senior Designer (1996-1999).

Clients Include Marvel Entertainment, Lucasfilm as well as numerous other studios. Responsible for design and brand management of several licensed products. Original design as well as maintaining the integrity of established brands.


• Various American Graphic Design Awards for Branding and Packaging Design

Peter Ancone & Associates, Pocopson, PA, Creative Consultant/Designer/Print Production (1994-1996)

Grant Marketing/Kingswood Advertising, Conshohocken, PA, Designer/Print Production (1994-1996)

Clients Includes: Berol Prismacolor Markers, Breyer’s Ice Cream, and AT&T.

Hire Knowledge, Philadelphia, PA Designer/Print Production/Mac Specialist (1993-1994)

Hired out on a temporary basis to several surrounding Advertising and Marketing Firms.

Independence Press, Philadelphia, PA, Designer/Pre-press (1993-1994)

The Type Connection, Philadelphia, PA Designer/Typesetter/Pre-press (1990-1992)

Clients ranged from Campbell’s Soup to Cigna Insurance, as well as several Advertising and Marketing Firms.


Art Institute of Philadelphia

Associates Degree, Sept. 1991

Major: Visual Communications


Design trading cards, packaging and support marketing materials for:

Alias (ABC)

Alien vs. Predator (20th Century Fox)

Andromeda (Tribune Entertainment)

Angel (Warner Brothers)

Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Warner Brothers/20th Century Fox)

Crimson (Wildstorm Comics)

Charmed (Spelling Television/Warner Brothers)

Jericho (ABC)

Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D (New Line Cinema/Walden Media), Justice League (DC Comics)

Hellboy (Darkhorse Comics/Revolution Studios)

Lost (ABC)

Robots (20th Century Fox)

Scooby-Doo (Warner Brothers)

Shrek (Dreamworks)

Smallville (DC Comics/Warner Brothers)

Supernatural (Warner Brothers)

The 4400 (ABC)

The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (20th Century Fox/Walden Media)

The Sopranos (HBO)

Tomb Raider (Paramount)

Veronica Mars (UPN)

Art direct, design, product development, packaging and support marketing materials for:

Edward Gorey House (The Edward Gorey Estate)

Earth X and more (Marvel Entertainment)

G.I. Joe (Hasbro/Dreams and Visions)

The Crow (James O’Barr)

Crimson (Wildstorm Comics)

Dreary and Naughty (John LaFleur /Shawn Dubin)

Rising Stars (Top Cow)


John LaFleur, President, Rocket USA: 617-620-0159

Warren Craghead, Art Director, Inkworks: 434-284-3127
David Bristow, President, Sunset Press, Inc.: 512-388-2533


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