Jill Gustaferri - Freelancer
Art Direction User Experience Visual Design
- Location Brooklyn, United States
- Local time 11:58 AM
- Experience 8 years
I am a New York based Creative Consultant with over 8 years experience working in the digital space.
Creative Direction, User Experience, User Interface, and Prototyping across multiple platforms such as Web, Phone, Tablet, Connected Television, Set Top Box, and Xbox Console.
I graduated with Honors from Pratt institute in 2008.
While at Pratt I focused on branding and package design.
After my first internship with AOL, I fell in love with digital experiences and continued on to work with companies such as Interactive One, Conde Nast, A Different Engine, and Directv.
Over the last two years, I have been building my own consulting business, working with clients to build custom digital experiences.
I'm looking for challenging work, and clients who value design!
Emerging Technology, Problem Solving, Networking, Learning, Improving, Organization.
Jill Gustaferri's Skills
- Connected TV
- Art Direction
- User Experience
- Visual Design
- Adobe Creative Suite
- Basic HTML / CSS
- User Interface Design
- User Interface Designer (UI)
- Art Director
Jill Gustaferri's Portfolio
Recommendations for Jill Gustaferri
Senior FX Technical Director at Blue Sky Studios
I have known Jill for quite a few years now. We first met when working together as lab assistants at the Pratt CG department. Jill was a very responsible co-worker, and was always there to assist other students at the labs. She was always on time to shifts, and stayed longer if people needed additional help from her. Turned out that Jill was much more than just a good co-worker. She turned out to be a great friend too. Till today Jill and I stay in touch. On a professional note, I would like to say that any agency that hires Jill; is very lucky to have the opportunity to work with such a talented and creative individual.
Director of Technology, 23 Stories x Condé Nast
Jill has an astounding aesthetic and can transform the utter mundane into a magical experience. She's detail oriented, but never loses sight of the overarching feeling and message her work strives to convey. Working with her on any project has always been a journey worth smiling about. All interactive developers should have the luck to work with such a talented designer.
Senior Product Manager at The Topps Company
Jill is a great worker who is full of enthusiasm for design and agile design sensibilities. She helped us specifically with all our marketing assets for Games.com. She is a leader and positive influence on any team she is on. I would recommend her for any job she is applying for.
Senior Product Manager at 12Twenty, Inc.
Jill is a highly motivated team player and a very talented designer. Jill's ambition shows in her constant efforts to further educate herself and expand her abilities, especially in skills not usually required of a designer, such as programming. Jill has an intuition for design that, paired with her talent, leads to attractive, lean, and effective marketing elements. Furthermore, Jill brings a genuine enthusiasm for digital media, technology, and marketing to every project. I hope I get to work with Jill again in the future!
Senior Designer at Sequence
Jill is a talented, passionate interactive designer, with a flair for branding and the latest-and-greatest mobile technology. The energy and enthusiasm she brings to her creative process make her a joy to work with.
Executive Producer, Integrated Production at Publicis North America
I have had the pleasure of working with Jill for nearly two years. In that time, I have seen her progress into one of the star creatives on the team. Jill was able to quickly prove her creative chops to the entire team, as she was being thrown into many of the most hi-level campaigns in the organization. These are the most visible, most critical, most "don't mess it up," campaigns we produce. Unfortunately, many of these campaigns share the same milestones. Fortunately, for project managers, Jill takes her work extremely seriously and is also able to manage her own time and deliver award winning creative with tight time constraints and hi-stress levels (which she seems to thrive in). In short, 1. As Jill is so closely tuned into the industry, she is able to bring some of the most innovative and contemporary design ideas to the table 2. She is willing to fight for her creative vision (even when team members or clients may not "get it," at first 3. She understands the role and objectives of each of the other team disciplines (and how teams must interact, in order to be successful)
Sr. Developer at Condé Nast - 23 Stories
Jill is more than just a designer. Jill brings passion and insight to everything that she touches. Nothing is a throw away, everything matters, every detail matters, Jill is scrupulous. Jill delivers quality designs with thoughtful insights to the user story under high pressure and at a very fast pace. The work that she has done has helped the studio win awards and millions of dollars in business. When Jill is with you on a project, you can count on quality and commitment that will drive your project to success. Not only have I enjoyed working with Jill at Conde Nast, but when I need design for my personal projects she is one of the first people to which I turn.
Project Manager at Endurance International Group
I've had the pleasure of working will Jill on several Studio projects over the past year and can attest to her superior knowledge of digital advertising. She has a strong understanding of the digital user experience, and how to intelligently translate a concept into a customized campaign. I should also note that she takes pride in presentation, which is great when we need her to step in and present to clients. As well, her ability to prioritize and positive attitude makes her an asset to the team.
Amy (Maisel) Picone
Director of Product Marketing at Pixability
Design and strategy teams do not always play well together in the same sandbox. However, when working with JIll, her designs are not only innovative and demand attention, they also take performance levels to another level. Jill's projects are always at the high end of our case studies for the department, and provide the team with some best-in-class results that exceed industry standards in click through and engagement. She has been recognized by some of the world's largest advertisers as someone who stays true to their brand while keeping things fresh. This past year, Jill was also tasked with two product designs in addition to her marketing work at The Studio at Conde Nast, and she was agile enough to develop this work with great attention to detail on usability for both internal teams and external users. She's a teamplayer, and it has been a pleasure working with Jill!
Head of Video at Dow Jones
What struck me immediately other than her unmatched eye for design was the fact that Jill is one of the easiest people to work with I’ve ever had the pleasure of doing so. Jill’s hard work and dedication to her craft is apparent from your first conversation with her to your first project working with her. She’s organized, detailed, and meticulous – a true professional. If you ever have the option of working with Jill, I highly recommend it, you won’t be disappointed.
Jill is a UX powerhouse. She can visualize any concept in a snap. And she can make it function without sacrificing sleek design. Constant improver. When it can't get better, Jill has the right recommendation. Super savvy techhead. I think she even dreams in html5.
Integrated Marketing Director, WIRED
Jill’s passion for design and amazing aesthetic constantly shines through in all of her work. A marketer’s dream is to work with a designer who is not only innovative, but one who designs creative that delivers results…enter Jill with her superior understanding of the UX. It doesn’t end there… Jill’s enthusiasm for her work is contagious. She constantly strives to make it (whichever project she’s working on) better, and just when you think it can’t get any better, it does!
Product Specialist and Developer
I had the pleasure of working with Jill on quite a few projects at A Different Engine. One thing you'll notice about Jill right off the bat is that she's got a great attitude, fantastic sense of humor and is a joy to work with. And then there's her work... Jill's talented at designing user experience and interfaces for a wide variety of devices. She understands how to define user interactions to best accommodate complicated user flows and unique device considerations. In addition, she's open to feedback and is happy to rethink or reconsider layout or flow when things change. All in all - I hope to work with her again, and soon!
Sr. Product Manager at Method
Jill is an exceptionally talented Art Director with a keen eye for design. Despite this talent she was also very inclusive, always listening and encouraging members of the team to share ideas and be a part of the process. She's a real team player. I highly recommend her!
Award-Winning Creative Director and Digital Strategist with over 15 years of experience!
When you assign a project to a designer, a great designer will give you something you didn't know you wanted. And the only way a designer can acheive this, is if they pour just enough of their own soul and passion into it. This is Jill.
Product and Technology Entrepreneur
Jill was fantastic in her role as an Art Director she was detail oriented, creative, a breeze to work with and fun to hang out with. Would love to work with her again.