Mark Vergalito
Mark Vergalito

Mark Vergalito

Mark Vergalito

Owner at Marco Fossalto Photography
Owner at Vergalito Computer Graphic Design

Owner:

Marco Fossalto Photography

Vergalito Computer Graphic Design

Stockholm, New Jersey, United States | 1-862-251-3612 | mark@vergalito.com

 

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Stockholm, New Jersey,
United States

1-862-251-3612

mark@vergalito.com

 

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YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

#About

My [work] experience comes from starting in the newspaper industry. I moved on to pharmaceutical advertising as a studio artist. Learning everything that I could, I moved up to Studio Manager quickly, then Director of Graphic Services/Studio Director where I managed 20+ studio artists and ran 2 shifts to cover demanding workloads.

My previous position lended me the opportunity to do it all and get it done right the first time. On any given day, I could work on layouts, print mechanicals, illustrations, professional photography, high resolution photo retouching, disk releases, print production for complex projects and simultaneous rollout of large print and multimedia strategies, multimedia banner ads, web development including WordPress, HTML5/CSS3, and even forecast and manage information technology/infrastructure.

My expertise is on the Apple Mac and Adobe Suite.

#Experience

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER

MARCO FOSSATO PHOTOGRAPHY (LLC)

SELF-EMPLOYED

Nov 2020 - Present
New Jersey, United States

Specializing in Lifestyle, Portraiture, and more based in Northern New Jersey, USA. I travel on-location using natural light or with additional lighting to create that perfect mood. Studio or in-home sessions are available. My breath of work starts by catching that perfect moment in time...combining it with an eye for composition and powerful colors to create my signature style.

Lifestyle and Natural

ON LOCATION AND SEASONAL

Capturing emotion and expressions in couples, family, teens, to newborns.

Action

EQUESTRIAN, SPORTS AND MOTION

Sporting events and motion photography including equestrian, sports, motor sports.

Portrait and Fine Art

STUDIO AND ON LOCATION

Corporate headshots to inspiring creative fiction and fine art.

Pets

PUPPY TO END-OF-LIFE

The entire lifecycle—from puppy to end-of-life for all pets. It can be natural or creative sessions.

Engagement

YOUR STORY STARTS HERE

The surprise to post engagement celebration and announcement.

Commercial Projects

BUSINESS SOLUTIONS FOR PRINT AND DIGITAL

Complimenting your business and marketing strategy by showcasing your branding, staff, equipment, or products.

PROFESSIONAL GRAPHIC DESIGNER

VERGALITO COMPUTER GRAPHIC DESIGN (LLC)
SELF-EMPLOYED

May 2013 - Present
New Jersey, United States

Utilizing the 25+ years of print production experience, I am available to jump in and support studios and agencies with launches, campaigns, conventions, and other various tight deadlines. I can work within a team or I can be your team.

Print Production

Extensive Knowledge
Large Formats
Binding/Tabs/Pockets
Product Packaging
Die Cuts
Post Production
Fulfillment

Adobe Illustrator

Creative Illustration
Logo Design
Charts
Photo to Vector Conversion

Adobe InDesign

Layout
Corrections
Mechanical
Prepress
Disk Release
Color Proofing

Websites

WordPress
Designing
Building/Staging
Maintaining
Security/Backups

Adobe Photoshop

Photo Imaging
Retouching
Editing
Compositing
Color Correction
Color Grading

HTML5/CSS3

Websites
Banner Ads
Animation

Photography

Product Shots
Packaging

Adobe Acrobat

Forms
Digital Routing

STUDIO DIRECTOR, PRINT PRODUCTION

PIVOT HEALTHCARE
FULL TIME

Nov 2007 - July 2020 (Company closed due to Covid-19 Pandemic)
New Jersey, United States

I was employed at Pivot Healthcare for 12 years and 9 months. I was the 6th person hired in the pharmaceutical advertising company and the last one released before the company closed due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

I was able to develop a Studio Department and staff accordingly. I developed and implemented the information technology; purchasing of all hardware for users, servers, backup protocols, and software purchases. I developed protocols for job routing (paper initially and then digital). I developed mechanical checklists to ensure accurate and successful production of work (print and digital). I managed production for all projects (print and digital)--average number of projects in a launch were 30. First and foremost, I was a problem solver. Problems were presented to me and I found solutions--most solutions saved time and/or costs to projects.

Studio Production

Print and Digital

Launches, Conventions

Meetings, Journal Ads

Scheduling/Timing

Fulfillment/Distribution

Client/Vendor Management

Mechanicals

Print and Digital

Layout Corrections

Prepress

Proofing

Release Protocols

Studio Director

Print and Digital

Staffing/Training

Scheduling/Timing of Projects

Department Procedures

Profit Center

Client/Vendor Management

Information Technology

New Technology

Yearly Budgeting

Software Management

Hardware Management

Server Management

On-Site Support

Computer Graphics

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Acrobat

Adobe XD/Sketch

HTML5/CSS3/WordPress

Specializing in...

Mechanicals

Retouching

Website

Prepress

DIRECTOR OF GRAPHIC SERVICES

PACE
FULL TIME

1999 - 2007
New Jersey, United States

I was employed at PACE, a pharmaceutical advertising agency, for 8 years.

I developed and directed a studio department, running on 2 shifts, of 20+ staff and additional freelance as dictated by workload. I turned the department into a profit center by charging hours and materials.

Director of Graphic Services

Print and Digital

Staffing/Training

Scheduling/Timing of Projects

Department Procedures

Profit Center

Client/Vendor Management

Computer Graphics

Quark XPress

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Acrobat

HTML/CSS/Adobe DreamWeaver

Specializing in...

Procedures

Mechanicals

Information Technology

Prepress

Retouching/NAPP member

STUDIO MANAGER

KRELL ADVERTISING
FULL TIME

1996 - 1999
New Jersey, United States

I was employed at Krell Advertising, a pharmaceutical advertising agency, for 3 years.

I started as a Studio Artist, where I worked on layout corrections, artwork creation, photo retouching, mechanical, prepress, and proofing.

I quickly rose to Studio Manager, by demonstrating my skills as a leader. I started by upgrading and streamlining the information technology of the company. I organized the 10+ staff and additional freelance to follow the protocols I developed for internal project routing, mechanical/disk release procedures, and archiving of old projects.

Studio Manager

Print and Digital

Staffing/Training

Scheduling/Timing of Projects

Department Procedures

Client/Vendor Management

Computer Graphics

Quark XPress

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Acrobat

HTML/CSS

Specializing in...

Procedures

Mechanicals

Information Technology

Prepress

Retouching

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Mark Vergalito
Owner at Marco Fossalto Photography, LLC and Vergalito Computer Graphic Design, LLC

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