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I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, and anyone who has met me knows this because I love Pittsburgh and talk about it TOO MUCH. I left the ‘burgh to attend Cornell University where I graduated in 2011 with a B.A. in American Studies and a minor in Visual Studies and Art History, receiving highest honors for my thesis on the image of the American Road. By the end of sophomore year at Cornell I realized I wanted to work in design, but it was too late to change my major so I took as many visual studies and studio classes as I could, including taking a semester off to study communication design at Parson Paris.

I moved back to the beloved ‘burgh from 2011 - 2013 working as a communication designer in a variety of roles, and eventually developing programming and teaching design and film workshops to teens as a digital media mentor at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

As an extracurricular activity in Pittsburgh I started performing comedy and in 2013. I followed this interest to Chicago, accepting a position as a Graphics Editor at The Onion.  I gradually moved into the role of Art Director where I worked on and managed image production for The Onion, ClickHole, AV Club, and The Takeout

I now work on a freelance basis taking on a variety of design and branding projects in Chicago, Pittsburgh and Minneapolis. When I’m not working, I’m doing anything active including soccer, tennis, snowboarding and triathlon.

CONTACT

Want to learn more? Shoot me an e-mail!

JNANTONUCCIO@gmail.com