My name is Michael Ruscitti, and I first found my passion in Graphic Design when I was only a child, being amazed by even the most simple designs, layouts and advertisements. Since then, my passion for designing has been rising.
In this vernissage video, you will find a variety of things! I can assure you, there is something for everyone on my portfolio website. As an added bonus, you can even visit my website to take a closer look at some of my words!
There comes a time in a lot of graphic designer’s lives where they find themselves drowning in endless possibilities of potential fields.
You may ask yourself “what is it that I’m good at?” For some, it can come very quick, while some have to really think this one out thoroughly. I, for one, am lucky to be able to say that this process came very naturally to me. Finding your niche is truly a process of self-discovery.
“What do I like? What am I best at designing? What can I have a liveable wage off of?”
At first, I had to dig deep into my likings and hobbies; Once I started to explore this, it became very obvious all at once. I have a passion for two very specific industries, two that have captivated me for years.
Ever since I was young, I’ve always had a passion for art and design. I was captivated by the design of video game logos and the cover art you would find on the physical copies. Something about the visuals on a cover giving you a hint about what you we’re about to play or listen to has always interested me.
In CEGEP at first, I didn’t quite know what I wanted to do. I knew I liked art, but I also really liked working with computers. After taking a Photoshop and basic HTML course as an elective I knew what I enjoyed doing, Graphic Design.
Currently, I am in my third year at John Abbott in Graphic and Web design. I am a dedicated, hardworking and preserving individual. One of my favorite things to do as a designer is to be involved in branding & illustrating. I can use my skills to help businesses achieve and reach their communication goals.
Drawing interests me a lot and I look forward to perfecting my current skills and developing new ones. I love to draw and convert my work into digital art. Creating innovative designs for branding & illustrating using my drawing skills is a passion.
I am looking for a stage placement and will be available for a summer internship. Next Fall I will be starting my Design studies at Concordia University and will be open to part-time design work. I look forward to collaborating and learning from the team that I will work with.
I am someone who loves to keep expanding my knowledge as this challenges me. My strengths in Adobe software are Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom and I am excited to put them to good use in the job market.
For next Fall I am planning on perusing my studies at Concordia in the Design Program. To start my career, I want to expand my knowledge. This will include doing meaningful work towards the sustainability of our planet.
As I begin my career, I am extremely enthusiastic and eager to see where my creative path will take me. I have developed numerous skills using a wide range of Adobe software programs. By getting a stage I hope to gain more work experience. I want to gain and make a positive contribution to a company. Through having had some experience with freelancing, it has helped me gain more knowledge, grow as a designer and become even more passionate about what I do.
I look forward to an interesting and successful career in the graphic design field.
Please feel free to view my portfolio and contact me with any questions.
It’s taken me time to find my calling, which is turning ideas into design.
I originally studied Creative Arts at CEGEP, I tried Art History at McGill University and I spent a year learning about Fashion Design at Lasalle College. One thing always stayed the same: I’ve never strayed from the creative field. I have the experience of having tried different things.
James Verdesoto, the movie posters artist behind iconic posters such as Pulp Fiction, Ocean’s Eleven;Girl, Interrupted, and Training Day, explains how color schemes are used in Hollywood movie posters.
This is a great glimpse into the mindset of a graphic designer as he not only discusses the use color, but also other narrative and formal techniques such as the use of negative space in the composition, relative scales of the subject within the page, framing, and the use of logos.
A great crash course in graphic design in only ten minutes!