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Nick DeSantis
1735 York Ave., Apt. 22F
New York, NY 10128
(845) 641-4592


Infographics/Editorial Contributor
MTV Networks/Viacom, New York, NY
2013 – Present
MTV News, Film.com & NextMovie Websites
• Research, develop and design movie-based infographics.
• Conceptualize, research and write news and feature stories.
• Work has appeared on front page of Buzzfeed.com and Reddit.com.

Creative Director
DeCicco Family Markets
, Pelham, NY
2013 – Present
Westchester County-based Premium Food Market Chain
Devise, assign & implement assorted branding and multi-channel marketing initiatives, including direct mail, in-store signage, outdoor advertising and other promotional campaigns.

Owner & Creative Director
Nick DeSantis Design, New York, NY
2003 – Present
Freelance Graphic Design and Copywriting
• Conceptualized and created branding, design and copywriting for clients such as Columbia University, American Cancer Society, Bluewolf and City of Yonkers, NY.

Video and Editorial Contributor
The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC
May – June 2013
Charleston-based Daily Newspaper
• Led the shooting and editing of video coverage featuring interviews with artists and performance footage from the Spoleto Festival.
• Contributed advancers, reviews and feature articles.
• Designed banners for Spoleto-based blog entries.

Lead Producer & Contributor
TheNewshouse.com, Syracuse, NY
2012 – 2013
Syracuse University Community News Website
• Created, oversaw, assigned and edited stories for the entertainment section and blogs.
• Created banners, graphics and other visual content.

Editorial Intern
Syracuse New Times and Family Times, Syracuse, NY
Sept. – Dec. 2012
Weekly Alternative Newspaper
• Developed arts and culture stories for weekly publication.

Graphic Designer & Social Media Coordinator
Rye Playland, Rye, NY
2008 – 2012
Amusement Park and National Historic Landmark
• Consistently worked with marketing department to conceptualize and create print and web advertising promoting the park during the on and off season.
• Created and managed content as webmaster of the official Rye Playland and Playland Ice Casino websites.
• Created “Playland Vintage Photo Caption Contest,” responsible for an increase of over 20,000 fans on the official
Rye Playland Facebook page since April 2009.

Graphic Designer & Copywriter
Engel Entertainment, New York, NY
2007 – 2012
Film and Television Production Company
• Conceptualized and executed design and copywriting for more than 40 one-sheets for new TV pilots.
• Developed promotional materials and website layout as part of three-member team for acclaimed documentary “A Walk To Beautiful.”


• Completed improvisational comedy levels 1 through 4 and sketch comedy writing level 1 at the Upright Citizens
Brigade Theatre in New York City.


Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, QuarkXPress, Microsoft Word, Excel, SharePoint Designer,
PowerPoint, Final Cut Pro X, Audacity and HD video.

Editorial, Social Media and Web:
AP Style, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, Vine, Instagram, HTML, CSS, XML, Drupal, LexisNexis, WordPress and Tumblr.


First Place: Best TV Feature Story
Syracuse Press Club
Roller Derby is a Lifestyle for CNY Players” – TheNewshouse.com

Honorable Mention: Video or Multimedia Project
Student Society For News Design (SSND)
Roller Derby is a Lifestyle for CNY Players” – TheNewshouse.com


Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
2012 – 2013
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
MA in Arts Journalism

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
1999 – 2003
School of Visual and Performing Arts
BFA in Computer Graphics
Minor in Public Communications,
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications