Gino Verna

Experienced in creating new brands from the ground up. Managing and growing the potential and market goals of existing brands, elevating them both to compete effectively in the highly competitive creative marketplace. Proven experience as an innovator, quick to remain on trend to effectively stand out. Track record of experience with high-profile intellectual property such as Marvel, Universal Studios, etc. Some of my most satisfying work experiences have been when I have sat in on meetings and given solutions and ideas that ended up being successfully implemented.

Art Direction • Design • Brand Management • Product Development and Management • Domestic and Overseas Production Management Trade Booth Design • Creative Consulting • Photo Editing • Pre-press Management • Public Relations • UX Designer • Digital Art • Production

Most recent clients:
Della Penna Foundation
, Santa Monica, CA.
Creative Director/Brand Management
, Austin, TX. Freelance UI designer & Photo re-toucher for Verizon In-Store interactive display. Contact: Wilson Green PM

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 Bell Atlantic (currently known as Verizon).

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)

he 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, packaging, support marketing materials & product development for:
20th Century Fox — Alien vs. Predator — The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising — Buffy The Vampire Slayer — Robots
ABC — Alias — Jericho — Lost — The 4400
Darkhorse Comics/Revolution Studios
— Hellboy
DC Comics
— Justice League — Smallville (Warner Brothers)
Dreamworks —Shrek
The Edward Gorey House
—G.I. Joe
— The Sopranos
James O’Barr
— The Crow
John LaFleur/Shawn Dubin
— Dreary & Naughty
Marvel Entertainment
—Earth X and countless others
New Line Cinema
— Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D
Paramount — Tomb Raider
Top Cow Comics
— Rising Stars
— Veronica Mars
Warner Brothers — Angel — Charmed — Scooby-Doo — Supernatural
Wildstorm Comics
— Crimson


John LaFleur, Edward Gorey House, Dreary & Naughty, Edgar Allan Poe House, President, Rocket USA: 617-620-0159
Warren Craghead, Art Director, Inkworks: 434-284-3127
Allan Caplan, President, Inkworks: 919-696-3344
More references upon request


Adobe Creative Cloud + Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and many more (30 plus years experience)