Work Experience

Skills & Computer Languages
  • TYR Sport, Inc., Farmingdale, NY, (2015 - Present)

  • Digital Asset Manager

Working closely with the creative and development teams, utilizing the latest web technology available to transform and build responsive, scalable and interactive designs. Bring complex designs to life to stand out from competition.

  • DraftStreet / DraftKings Inc., NYC, (2014 - 2015)

  • Senior Graphic Designer

Worked closely with the marketing team to design creative campaigns for multiple pro sports including: MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA, MLS, and PGA, which have been published on ESPN.com, NHL.com, and Yahoo Sports. Designed high-quality banner ads for web posting including website-skins; designed and produced print, large vinyl/print banners, flyers, and other collateral materials. Consistently brought in fresh design perspective and generated new ideas to a creative team thriving in the Fantasy Sports world, which helped drive over 500,000 new customers to DraftKings.com.

  • MedNet Technologies, Inc., Melville, NY, (2013 - 2014)

  • Senior Interactive Designer / Web Developer

Interactive Designer & Web Developer, working on detailed projects from conception to completion, transforming verbal ideas into multimedia experience, while meeting tight deadlines. At MedNet Technologies, I was an integral part of a large production team, which let me utilize my development and design skills regularly, collaborating effectively with the creative team, programers and management.

  • Mammoth Advertising, LLC., Brooklyn, NY, (2012 - 2013)

  • Motion Graphic Designer

Worked on the production team for some of the world’s largest entertainment brands, such as Showtime, Disney, Dreamworks,Weinstein, A&E, History Channel & IFC films.

Freelancer Graphic Designer (2006 - 2012)

- Gained considerable experience as a Web Designer for Diamond Roof Jewelers, Inc., Levittown, NY.
- Photo Re-toucher and Graphic Designer for MyLabPrints, West Hempstead, NY.
- Did extensive work as a freelance designer, creating logo designs, illustrations, and image editing for J&R Fashion, Inc., Queens, NY, and Quality Graphics, Inc., Dulles, VA.
- Worked as a subcontractor designer for E.S. Illustration & Design, Inc., Arlington, VA.

Projects


- Marketing campaigns have been published on ESPN.com, NHL.com, NBA.com, The Score, Fox Sports and Yahoo Sports. Production at DraftStreet / DraftKings Inc.,

- Dr. Greenberg - a renowned plastic surgeon website (greenbergcosmeticsurgery.com)
Front-end web development at MedNet Technologies, Inc.

- History Channel Mankind website - Front-end production at Mammoth Advertising, LLC

- Walt Disney Awards website (waltdisneystudiosawards.com)
Front-end production at Mammoth Advertising, LLC

- Dreamworks Pictures Awards website (dreamworkspicturesawards.com)
Front-end production at Mammoth Advertising, LLC

- A&E, IFC Films, Showtime, and other Showtime Affiliates
Production work such as Html Emails, Postcards, Youtube skins, Static and Flash banners.
Promoting Movies, TV Shows, Nascar, Football games and Boxing matches.
Contributing from initial concepts to final execution for large and small web initiatives,
such as websites, rich media banner campaigns, social media and mobile apps.


Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
Dreamweaver
Edge
Flash
After Effects
Premiere
Final Cut Pro X
HTML5
JavaScript
PHP
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Portfolio

Attention to pixels with every design

Education


Bachelor of Technology in Visual Communications
Farmingdale State College - Farmingdale, New York, (2009 - 2012)


Web Design and Development Minor
Farmingdale State College - Farmingdale, New York, (2010 - 2012)


Associate in Applied Science - Commercial Art: Digital Technology
Nassau Community College (NCC) - Garden City, New York, (2005 - 2008)


Certificate in Art - Fine Art Major
Cultural Art Center - Syosset, New York, (2004 - 2005)



  • Exhibitions

    • The Babylon Art Gallery Show, 2011 and 2012
    • Jericho Public Library Art Gallery, 2011
    • Farmingdale State College Art Gallery, 2009 and 2010
    • NCC Art Competition Exhibition, 2007 and 2008
    • The Heckscher Museum of Art, 2005
    • At The JASON Foundation for Education during live broadcasts, 2005
    • Art Gallery in the Cultural Art Center, 2004 and 2005
    • New York Institute of Technology Art Gallery, 2004
    • Levittown Public Library Art Show, 2002 and 2003
    • Art Gallery in Levittown Memorial BOCES Center, 2002 and 2003

  • Awards

    - Award of Excellence in the FSC Foundation Presidential Awards Ceremony, 2012
    - Excellence Award in the Babylon Art Awards Ceremony, 2011
    - Award of Distinction by NCC Foundation Awards, 2008
    - Academic Excellence Award in the NCC Presidential Awards Ceremony, 2008
    - AAA Art Department Scholarship by NCC President & Chairman of the Board of Trustees, 2008
    - Certificate of Achievement by Thomas Suozzi, County Executive, Nassau County, 2008
    - Certificate of Recognition for Academic Achievement by Nassau County Legislature, 2008
    - Long Island’s Best Artist at the Heckscher Museum of Art for 2005
    - Certificate of Merit for Academic Achievement by New York State Assembly, 2005
    - Certificate of Achievement & Accomplishments by Cultural Art Center for 2005
    - Academy Award for Most Artistic by Cultural Art Center for 2005
    - JASON Expedition Certificate of Awards during a live broadcast in 2004

Recommendations

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Scott Salsbury

UX/Creative Director at DraftKings, Inc.

Wadi is a highly skilled designer with a professional and easy-going approach. He consistently provides clear and thoughtful input to others while always remaining receptive to feedback on his own work. Wadi is the ultimate team player and one of the nicest guys you will ever meet.

Tony Voorhees

Creative Director at DraftKings, Inc.

It is with pleasure that I recommend Wadi Talhami for his role as a senior graphic designer. For the past 7 months, Wadi has worked with me at Draft Kings in New York, as well as the creative team based in Boston. Wadi also worked closely with the marketing team to design creative campaigns for multiple pro sports including: MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA, MLS and PGA. His work has been published on ESPN.com, NHL.com, and Yahoo Sports.

Wadi's keen eye for detail, typography and all around design has helped drive over 500,000 new customers to DraftKings.com. He consistently brought in fresh design perspective and generated new ideas to a creative team thriving in the Fantasy Sports world. I highly recommend Wadi Talhami for any design role and potential creative projects in print or digital.

Michael Kibort

General Manager at DraftKings, Inc.

Wadi has an eye for great design. He takes pride in his work and enjoys the feedback of others. He is a team player who is easy to work with.

Kenneth Cooney

Senior Graphic Designer at DraftKings, Inc.

It was a pleasure working with Wadi! He is a very likable person with great design skills, hard-working and always had a smile on his face. I would definitely work with him again!

Steven Ruhs

Senior Director of Creative Services at MedNet Technologies

I directed Wadi on company and client projects at MedNet. Wadi produced original graphic ideas and animations that allowed us to give a more advanced look to our websites. He is an amazing artist, which gives him the ability to create unique logos and illustrations for animation. He is a pro in Adobe Suite, including Edge and has the dedication and skills needed to satisfy company and client projects. It was a pleasure working with Wadi, and I know that he will succeed with all he does in the industry.

Ivanka J. Kostial

Associate Director of Creative Services at MedNet Technologies

Wadi joined our creative team as an interactive/motion designer and has been a great asset and a pleasure to work with. He is very innovative, always helpful, very insightful and always looking for new solutions to exceed client expectations. His work ethic is admirable.



Wadi possesses very versatile skills and is absolutely proficient with the entire Creative Suite. In addition to all of the above, his most remarkable talent is his artistic sense and phenomenal drawing skills. His work is truly impressive -- from motion design to typography to fine art. He clearly possesses a finely-tuned aesthetic sense that has won him many awards and his peers' respect.

John Renaldo

Senior Digital Marketing Manager at Blue Fountain Media

Wadi is an extremely talented designer and artist. He is one of the most talented people I have ever worked with or had the pleasure of knowing. His extreme care of his work and attention to detail really separate his quality from the rest. In addition to that, he is a friendly and humble person. Any potential employer would be lucky to have Wadi the person and Wadi the designer on your team. I am glad that we were able to work together for a few years!

Timothy Cook

Technical Account Manager at Krux Digital, Inc.

Wadi is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to design. He cohesively uses the principles and elements of design to create well developed designs that maintain complete functionality. My written recommendation can only say so much. I highly suggested that you take a look at his work. It completely speaks for itself.

Saif Zureikat

Programmatic Lead, US

I had the pleasure of working with Wadi when I hired him to do graphic and web design for my company, CollegeScene. From the start, Wadi portrayed an unwavering ability to understand our needs and vision for the project. He was diligent in ensuring that he delivered outstanding results in a timely manner. His ability to combine creative energy with business oriented thinking was evident throughout. Every step of the way, Wadi took the time to research the best overall solution for us while maintaining our budget constraints. Wadi is truly one of a kind in this industry, and I highly recommend that he is considered for your next creative project.

Locksley Pommells

Supervisor Technical Support Group at Cablevision

Wadi is a creative web/graphics designer who is very reliable. He produces excellent work at a reasonable cost and comes highly recommended by his many clients.

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Wadi Talhami
Senior Graphic Designer
& Web Developer