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Darrell Goza
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"Do it, do it right, do it right now!"

Biography
Goza Creative/ScriptGraphics: Freelance Commercial Graphic Art & Design specialists. Networked with a nationwide group of creators to handle the most difficult, but interesting, creative art projects. Basically we’re two interconnected divisions; Goza Creative handles corporate branding and design through art foundations and corporations and ScriptGraphics handles comic book content creation and comic art teaching in educational settings and art galleries.

Goza Creative - Corporate Identity Branding Services. From consulting, strategy development, content creation, social media integration, we help you identify opportunities for your company, outline a flexible ongoing awareness strategy, establish print and online brand recognition, and develop an aesthetic that suits your brand and ensures customer interaction with your brand that gives customers the best visual experience possible.

ScriptGraphics - Cartoon and comic content creation and production that takes the form of print comic books, online comics and character development for print and online websites that wish to establish cartoon and comic content for their websites.

I do public speaking engagements for both. For companies, to help them understand corporate identity branding, promotions, and Advertising of their brand. For comic content creation we do panel discussions on diversity in comics and give lectures on Black Creators and Characters that have gone largely unacknowledged for their contributions to the field of comic books.

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey: Design and implementation of course work to teach young creators how to produce the work on display in the three galleries at the Center. As the exhibits change every couple of months, I get to guide the students in exploring and understanding the concept of what the exhibiting artists were going for in their show displays and assist the students in being able to produce similar work while remaining true to their artistic voice. The work takes such varied forms as installations, sculpture, and animation in a variety of media on a variety of materials.

The Barat Foundation: Design of ten week art courses for Newark, NJ grammar and high schools where youth classes are engaged in the creation of comic art, art appreciation, school identity design and Animodule painting.

cWOW! Gallery - Newark, NJ.
Mentor in the ArtReach Program, tasked with teaching comic book production to teenage inner city creators. We complete full sized comic books which are available for purchase at the ArtReach Gallery Exhibition at the end of the mentor program.

6 Sixty Group - Irvington, NJ
Design political campaign graphics and specialty design graphics. Most recently: The Joanna Wright School Board Election and the Shavar Jeffries Mayorial run in Newark, NJ.

Arts Unbound Gallery - Orange, NJ.
Design and teach comic book creation and assist in production of comic books to be provided for the classes being taught. Often we were partnered with local grammar schools.

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey - Summit, NJ.
Traditional/Fine Arts: Create course for teaching inner city high school age youths practical application and execution of fine art techniques based on the current exhibit being shown in the Visual Arts Center's galleries. Exciting and interesting as the gallery changes exhibit throughout the year, requiring a wide range and vast understanding of techniques used by exhibiting artists. On going...

Gibbs College - Montclair, NJ
Teacher of Computer Graphics, Desktop Publishing, Graphic Design and Typography. I was Responsible for creating the link between digital platforms and traditional graphic study, and for training the artists and designers of tomorrow.

Casio Watch - Dover, NJ.
Graphic designer responsible for store displays and in store promotional displays and ads. Created graphics for watch debuts and designed the graphic press release for the G-Shock watch debut at 'Limelight' in NYC.

Darrell's Graphic Arts Studio - NJ.
created to handle freelance artistic workload. Clients included: American Towman - My function as Creative Director was to redesign the magazine and give it a more consistent industrial look. Also Art Directed American Towman's towing industry newspaper called The Road Service News.

Beatnik Productions/Dreadlockedninja Publishing - East Orange, NJ.
As Art Director, was directly responsible for the look for their line of books and created a mechanism for freelance artists to be a part of their formation without having to live in the area. Provided additional penciling, inking, lettering (using computer software), and some coloring by computer (using Photoshop) to keep the books on deadline. Was responsible for setting dates with printers for the solicitations, promotions, and printing of the books. Designed company house ads and established their placement in industry trade publications and developed budgets for contracted freelance artists. I also enlisted printers for jobs completion.

The Advocate - East Orange, NJ.
Responsible for ad design and editorial imposition for the Christian newspaper.

El Diario - Newark, NJ.
Created editorial design and ad design for the Spanish language newspaper.

COMMERCIAL GRAPHICS with TRADITIONAL and/or DIGITAL assist:
Additional Freelance Clients -
AGENCIES:
Lintas Worldwide, BBDO_NYC, Y & R., Louis Scott Advertising, Saatchi & Saatchi, Brown, Alpha Presentations, Continuity Associates, Anderson Consulting, Morgan Stanley Investments.
SERVICE COMPANIES:
Porta-Print, Mount Carmel Guild, CorPlan and Women of Color.
PRODUCTS:
Gordon's Gin, Courvoisier, Barcardi Light Rum; Camel Cigarettes, Winston Cigarettes, Vantage Cigarettes, Salem Cigarettes; Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Coke, Diet Coke, Cherry Coke, Fanta; Mercedes Benz, Subaru, Pan Am Airlines; Starlight Express; Donna Karen, Jockey Sportswear, Reebok; Konica Film, Polaroid Cameras, IBM, Cannon Copiers, Toshiba, Technics; New York University, Rutgers University; Gothic Cabinet Craft, Hosposible Products, Inc, Vasaline.
COMICS:
Heroic Comics/Publishing, Blackthorne Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Americomics/AC Comics, Beatnik Productions, Dreadlockedninja Publishing Continuity Comics, DC Comics, Kiss Me Comics and Modern Publishing (Columbia Pictures-Ghostbusters II).

Contact Information
Darrell Goza
NJ - NY - PA, New Jersey
United States

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Darrell Goza
Voice: 973-762-2050

Recent Clients
Visual Arts Center of NJ-Summit, NJ
The Barat Foundation
cWOW! Arts Gallery-Newark, NJ
Beatnik Productions/Dreadlockedninja Publications
Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center
Continuity Associates, NYC

Awards
Winner, Most Popular: Writer/Artist/Publisher 10/2013-Small Press Assoc. Self Publisher Magazine
Winner-Certificate of Appreciation: Horizon Blue Cross Blue/Shield of NJ_EBusiness Kid's Day Eve
Hororable mention, 2005: Best Web Site from Peoples ComicBook Newsletter
Creation Convention Best in Show 2nd Place 1979 NYC
Creation Convention Best in Show 3rd Place 1979 NYC
Specializations
Advertising
Book Covers/Jackets
Brochures
Corporate ID
Editorial
Magazine Design
Packaging
Posters
Presentation Graphics
Web sites
comic book design/creation

Software
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
FreeHand
QuarkXPress
 
 
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