Dana Fasano
Design Agency, United States
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St. Martin’s Press,
New York, NY

St. Vincent DePaul Medical Center,

World Publications,
Winter Park

Rushing & Associates Design,
Winter Springs

Florida Magazine,

Florida Trend,

Cleveland Magazine,
Cleveland, OH

Philadelphia Daily News,
Philadelphia, PA

Governing Magazine,
Washington, D.C.

Nursing Magazine,
Bethlehem, PA

The Bloomsbury Review,
Denver, CO


Common Good Productions,

Crow-Segal Management,
Winter Park

Bach Festival/Rollins College
Winter Park

Figurehead Records,

Southern Fried Sundays,

Cameo Theatre,

Bread & Circuses,
Professional Experience
Dana Fasano
2310 Walnut St. • Orlando, FL 32806
[email protected] blissinkstudios.com zelomagazine.com

Through my extensive experience in print journalism for major market daily
publications, I’m seeking a position with an innovative company that shares
a vision for progressive thinking and bold ideas.


With 20 years of publishing experience, including as a freelance illustrator
for books and magazines and most recently as a visual journalist at a major regional
newspaper, my skill set is wide. My 20-year tenure in journalism has helped me
build assets such as clarity and the capability to meet strict daily deadlines. I’ve been recognized
by industry leaders and my former coworkers for communicating complex ideas in clear, bold and
sophisticated ways.
My work has been showcased on daily front pages for many years, including daily broadsheet,
weekly tabloid, Sunday magazine, special sections and project series.


Orlando Sentinel
Senior Editorial News Artist, Orlando Sentinel
July 1989 - August 2007
In my many years at the newspaper, my role had evolved from staff artist to senior editorial
news artist and past visuals liaison to sports, news features, insight/op-ed, editorial special projects
group, breaking news, etc. Produced daily informational graphics.
Committees & groups

Calendar entertainment tab redesign, 1997- 2001:
Created new look for Calendar section and designed weekly covers.
Editorial redesign team, 1997-98:
Created and implemented design updates in tandem with the newspaper’s launch of the CCI system.
Readership Task Force, 1995-96:
Organized, documented and helped implement methods of better communication between reader focus
groups and newsroom staff and management.

The Florida Times-Union
Staff artist, The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, FL
In a pre-Macintosh newsroom, much of my work was more traditional editorial
illustration executed in a variety of media. I was involved in the visual planning for all
sections, including sports, news features and business.

Education and training

Art Institute of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1984
Degree in Graphic Design

American Illustration conference, New York, NY, 1986

Attended a variety of workshops with top illustrators and art directors from the nation’s top publications.

Society of News Design conference, Indianapolis, IN, 1997
Attended design, informational graphics and visual leadership workshops.

New Media Quick Course (SND), Orlando, FL, 2006
Attended a hands-on course in the finer points of Flash and Web presentation using animation, video and audio.
Awards and Recognition

• Sunshine State Awards, Front-Page Design/Large, World Cup front —2007
• Award of Excellence, Society of News Design, News Design/Page(s) — 2006
• First Place, Florida Society of Newspaper Editors, News/Business Page Design — 2003
• Third Place, Florida Society of Newspaper Editors, Informational Graphics — 1998
• Award of Excellence, Print’s Regional Design Annual, Illustration — 1992
• Award of Excellence, Society of Newspaper Design, 9th edition, Illustration — 1988


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