NJ Print Designers Are the Best in Marketing Design

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We’re not trying to brag about it, but New Jersey folks have a lot of pride in their state and the people in it, and the designers you find here are the best around. Not only are they part of a diverse culture, they know what it takes to create a successful design from book cover design and advertising to print design.

Print design mingles with several aspects of design, including packaging design, advertising, and graphic design. However, at its heart, print design is about telling a message in an appealing way – a visual piece of eye candy for the viewer to digest. If you’re looking to advertise your small business, draw attention to a local event, or create new marketing materials, print designers know what works best.

The fundamental aspects of good design – size, color, position, white space, typography, knowledge of best practice and so on – are the signs are a designer that knows their craft well. And we can’t help but to boast that the New Jersey print designers on this list will blow you away!

Jon Reinfurt

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Reinfurt currently teaches the senior portfolio course at the Philadelphia School of Arts. His unique artistic style and color design creates wonderful advertisements, poster designs, and product designs. His illustrations have received recognition from a number of notable organizations such as 3×3, American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts and How Magazine.

GiaVonni Velez

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GiaVonni Velez

Velez started her career as a freelance photographer producing family portraits and custom videography. It didn’t take long before her business expanded event graphic designs such as invitations and save-the-date cards for weddings. Now she specializes in helping small business owners in the South Jersey area by creating marketing materials for realtors, real estate investors and hair salons.

Robert Hazelrigg

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Hazelrigg is an art director and graphic artist with over 25 years experience in advertising and publishing. His skill combines his passion of advertising, branding, and graphic communication to produce designs that bring success to both large corporate and local business marketing.

Michelle Perez

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Perez is an up-and-coming graphic designer skilled in web design, branding & identity, print design, and motion graphic. Clients that she has worked with include The New York Times, Google, Alternative Press, BMI, and several up-and-coming startups just beginning to make their mark in the world.

Chris Leso

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Leso leads a staff of top-notch creative designers at a design agency he formed back in 2003. He oversees every project that comes out of his agency and works hard to keep his business grounded in the Central New Jersey area. He makes sure that for every project, he meets you in person develop designs you need that’s right for your business.

David Derr

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Derr has achieved national recognition with designs for clients such as A&E Cable Network, Zoom, Times Warner, Interep, M&A Advisors, and other clients in commercial as well as entertainment fields. His design expertise stretches from logos and branding to print design such as brochures, presentations, CD/DVD and book covers. His work has won numerous awards over the years since he started his business in 1993.

Alissa Dittamo

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Dittamo is an up and coming graphic designer that is in the beginning of her career, but her work is exceptional. She specializes in typography, packaging design, and print design.

Ted DeCagna

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DeCagna is a graphic designer with 26 years of experience in the field that he loves. As of July 2014, Ted has received 26 design awards and 2 photography “Awards of Excellence”, and welcomes the challenge of defining and communicating your business, services or products in the most creative and effective way.

Shannon Swan


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Although she is not a native New Jersey resident, Swan is dedicated to establishing herself as a freelance graphic designer. Over the last ten years, she has had experience as primary designer for different companies, as well as frequent freelance design projects over the years has given her a diverse portfolio.

Laura Dapito

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Dapito enjoys creating custom typography, hand-lettering, and offers stylized illustration services. She founded Likeletter Projects after years of design experience in marketing, advertising, and studio environments. It focuses primarily in design and concept execution for print collateral, package design, in-store, sales presentations, and advertising campaigns.

Sandra Picco



Picco specializes in modern design for events and small business. Wedding invitations, save the dates, day of paper goods, event invitations, custom design, stationery, and more, she loves it all. She’s a self-identified paper nerd. Her designs are elegant and beautiful.

Robert Cipolla

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For the last 15 years, Cipolla has worked hard to provide high quality graphic design to both his employers and his freelance clients. He goes above and beyond what you ask to give clients a design they will be happy with.

Joseph Dente

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Dente is an up-and-coming designer working towards his BFA at The College of New Jersey. is a creative enthusiast for the world of design and its range of applications. His passions range from identity, branding, logo design and creative writing to album art and book illustration.

Jessi Franko

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Franko loves to be creative and to take small ideas and transform them into marketing campaigns. She’s currently an adjunct professor in the Communication Department at Rider University and Adjunct Instructor at Mercer County Community College, where she teaches about graphic design.

Elizabeth Carben


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Carben  loves to work on meaningful products for special occasions or to help show personal style. She creates custom stationery, apparel, party and home decor products. Her work is not only sensible, it’s elegant and stylish too!

Amy Lando

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Lando is currently a senior at Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah, New Jersey.  She is interested in Print Design, Packaging Design, and Web Design. Her hand lettering and drawing skills has become major assets in her design work. Her portfolio work is already at the professional level!

Carley Hussain

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Hussain is a talented designer that manages both a freelance career and working in-house for print design.  She has designed custom stationery for a variety of clients, from wedding, event and corporate stationery, as well as created advertisements and marketing materials.

Katerina Paleckova

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Paleckova is a hard working designer that dreams of new realms of design. She specializes in creating identities, design for the web, and packaging. She’s skilled and extremely detailed – her portfolio shows how well-rounded she is with her techniques.

Nadin Radwan

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Radwan’s portfolio says enough about this designer – she is working hard and her technique is killer. She has worked as an in-house designer for Spit-ball Advertising, she freelances on the side to keep her skills sharp.

Michael Molloy


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Molloy is a a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator currently based out of Asbury Park. His work has received several awards and has received international recognition. It has been featured in Juxtapose magazine, The Source, The Washington Post, Artful Club, and many other design publications and websites.

These talented print designers are only a glimpse into the widespread talent pool available in New Jersey. We’re proud to share designers from all points of their career; from those in still in school to the professionals that have been in the business for over a decade.

What qualities do you think makes a top notch brochure or marketing ad for a local small business event? Share your thoughts below!

Kathleen is a New Jersey blogger with an interest in brand design and a passion for graphic design, illustration, and social media. She loves to deliver inspiration to others to give them the means to achieve their branding and design goals.

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