Marlene Szczesny

New York, NY USA
Website: http://

Professional Experience

I have 15+ years experience as a magazine designer and art director. I have experience assigning photos and illustrations for FOB, features and covers as well as being instrumental in conceptualizing them; overseeing photo shoots; approving and correcting color separations; going on press; art directing a junior and a senior designer; overseeing a photo and a production department and budgeting. My overall design style is clean and bold. I have a good eye for typography and mix colors well. I'm adept at picking up the look of a magazine easily when freelancing as well as creating from scratch when necessary (ie. redesigns, special issues).


Art Director
11 Years
Graphic Designer
15 Years


5 Years
9 Years
1 Year


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
9 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
1 Year
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
5 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

15 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Time Inc. (1-2), Wall Street Journal (1-2), Hachette Filipacchi Media (1-2)

Other Work History

I am currently freelancing at the Wall Street Journal as an art director in the Greater New York Section handling the feature pages. I am available to work from home at this time or 1-2 days per week on location.

Foreign Language Skills

Passed the DELF which is a diploma given by the French Government to test fluency in the French language.


Freelancers Union

Computer Skills

InDesign, QuarkExpress, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Woodwings, QPS


Mac Powerbook G3, Epson Stylus C64


David Edwards, Creative Director, 917-450-9959 James Reyman, Principal, Reyman Studios, 212-675-9270


2 Silver Awards, Creative Cover Design, 1995 for 2 Total TV covers An Honorable Mention, SPD awards, for a fashion spread in Details Magazine, 1997


Avant Guild member



design and photo selection
design and photo selection
design and photo selection


design and photo selection; art direction of product shoot
design and photo selection; art direction of product shoot
design and photo selection