Highly creative, top performing, and goal-focused Design Professional with extensive cross-industry illustration and art direction experience, with a specialization in transforming concepts and text into impactful images. Extremely versatile and adaptable with exceptional multitasking and time management skills, and proven success designing custom products, marketing materials, books, and logos in deadline-critical environments. An outstanding communicator, capable of building and leading elite cross-functional teams, cultivating productive internal and external relationships, and collaborating across all organizational levels to ensure the achievement of immediate and long-term company goals. Languages: English, Italian (fluent), Portuguese, Spanish, French (basic)
Areas of Expertise include
◆ Graphic Design & Illustration ◆ Multitasking & Time Management ◆ Multimedia Platforms ◆ Marketing & Branding Campaigns ◆ Communication & Collaboration ◆ Adobe Creative Suite ◆ Teamwork & Leadership ◆ Problem & Conflict Resolution ◆ Microsoft Office Suite
Office of Public Affairs • New York, NY • 2007 to Present
Manage numerous simultaneous projects to ensure graphic design work is in full compliance with University standards
while exceeding client expectations in terms of creativity and quality. Perform extensive illustration work in collaboration
with university scientists, researchers, and doctors to develop high quality images for utilization in journals, websites,
videos, and presentations.
Oxford University Press
New York, NY • 2005 to 2007
Design Project Manager
Oversaw creation of design, graphics, and spot illustration for a variety of books, including companion volumes for English
as a Second Language (ESL) series Step Forward, as well as teacher books including Open Forum, Lecture Ready,
Effective Academic Writing, and Grammar Sense.
The Education People, Inc.
Katonah, NY • 1995 to 2005
Designed, illustrated, and managed manufacturing of K-12 educational awareness gift products including mugs, pads,
lapel pins, medallions, notepads, pens, cards, tote bags, T-shirts, banners, posters, videos, mailings, and catalogs.
BCG (Barolini Computer Graphics)
Freelance Graphic Artist
1993 to 1997
Sculpture & Painting Teacher at Nelson Mandela High School (Mount Vernon, NY)
Graphic Designer at Raven Press Medical Publisher (New York, NY)
Freelance Graphic Designer/Illustrator (Hastings-on-Hudson, NY)
Education & Training
Master of Education,
Art & Art Education, 2015
Columbia University, New York, NY
Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art
Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville, NY
Junior Year Study Abroad at Temple University, Rome, Italy and Cleveland Institute of Art, Lacoste, France
Certification, Graphic Design
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
School of Continuing Education in Fine Art – Columbia University
3D Scientific Illustration – New York University
Textile Design – Fashion Institute of Technology
Cartooning – SUNY Purchase
Awards & Recognition
Ferroptosis video selected by The Guild of Natural Science Exhibition, “Visualize: Art Revealing Science” at The American
Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, DC (2018) • Illustrated cover of The Journal of
Physical Chemistry (2017) • Nature Photonics: non-invasive vision correction illustrations (2016) • Created first known
video of Ferroptosis (2015) • Illustration selected for the cover of Cell Journal (2015) • Selected proposal for WestArts
building entrance by Westchester Arts Council (2014) •Illustration selected for cover image of Nature Methods Magazine
(2012) •Illustration selected for the cover of Nature Photonics Magazine (2010) • Office of the Mayor, City of Yonkers
Proclamation for public works art (2007) •New York Times, Metro Section: Gobbling Up Garbage, and Looking Good Doing
It (2007) •Journal News: Yonkers Garbage Trucks Become Works of Art (2007) • The Rivertowns Enterprise (Collector’s
Item): Painting Goes the Garbage Route (2007) • The Rivertowns Enterprise: Local Talent at Lyndhurst (2006) •
Photoshop, Illustrator, and Painter Side-by-Side, interview by Wendy Crumpler (2002) • Step-by-Step Electronic Design
Magazine, Dynamic Graphics: Painting in Adobe Photoshop (2001) • The Cow Parade, “I Cow” (2000) • The Rivertowns
Enterprise: Artist’s Scenes of Hastings Brighten Community Center Interview (1999)
Barolini, N. (2015).
The historical and current impact of public school art education. Brushes with History, Columbia
TeachersCollege, New York, NY, USA.
Barolini, N. (2015).
A tale of two urban neighbors: Social division and education in city college of New York and Columbia
University. CurioCity: International Student Conference, HumboldtUniversity, Berlin.