Deanna Clohessy


I was born in Buffalo and grew up in the most nondescript suburban household ever. As soon as I could get out of there, I jetted like a bat out of hell to the far reaches of rural New Hampshire for college. When I was done with that, I moved to Chicago because if I'd had to endure one more frost heave or moose crossing on my way to work I was going to lose it. Also, driving a half hour to the grocery store was getting old.

Chicago, Chicago, job, job, job, boyfriend, job, layoff, blah blah blah.

Moved back to Buffalo in 2003. Decided about a year in that I had to get out of the perpetual scene from "Office Space" that had become my life, and I went back to school to be what I'd always wanted to be - a Graphic Designer! After four years I had a shiny new B.F.A. in hand, but that wasn't enough. Two weeks after I finished my undergraduate internship I started my two year graduate program, and in 2011 was awarded an M.S. in Creative Studies.

I'm now working in my field and loving life.

The end.


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Graphic Artist
Gallagher Printing, Inc. / Rocket Communications, Buffalo, NY
April 14,2014 – Present
Design & Marketing Coordinator
Takeout Taxi of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
January 2010 – March 2014
Freelance Designer and Illustrator
Deanna Clohessy Design & Creative Solutions, Buffalo, NY
2009 – 2014
Advertising Design Intern
Artvoice, Buffalo, NY
June 2009 – August 2009
Account Executive
Multisorb Technologies, West Seneca, NY
September 2004 – August 2005
Customer Care Representative
DiVal Safety, Buffalo, NY
July 2003 – September 2004


M.S. in Creative Studies
State University of New York College at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
2009 – 2011
B.F.A. in Communication Design
State University of New York College at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
2005 – 2009
B.A. in Theatre Arts
Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH
1989 – 1993


  • Awakenings Massage
  • Ruby Marketing and Communications
  • Sally Thelen/Unbrave Girl
  • Emily Julian
  • Erica Swiatek
  • Stinky Dog Photography
  • Ring Them Bells
  • Musician's Landing
  • Central Terminal Restoration Corp
  • Olean Podiatry
  • Hall Funeral Home
  • MotherHouse
  • Sigma Tau Delta
  • Whizzboom Publicity
  • Herbanite Wellness


  • Identity
  • Digital Illustration
  • Print Layout
  • Branding
  • Print Design
  • Typography
  • Copywriting


  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • AfterEffects
  • MS Word
  • Powerpoint
  • Excel
  • Grammar Cop
  • Spelling Sheriff


Buffalo, NY