Joseph Sgambati III

Joseph Sgambati III

New York, NY, US



As a young adjunct professor, designer, and aspiring journalist, I have a passion for creative direction and a desire to explore the intersection of beauty, design, and politics. My portfolio and résumé feature an eclectic mix of experience and showcase a range projects from digital to traditional media. It is my career goal to enrich the lives of others through communication and design.



Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, Course Facilitator

Engage with, and facilitate conversation between, first-year
and new transfer students to foster reflection that promotes
self-awareness and understanding across difference

Jan 2019 - current

Laboratory Institute of Merchandising (LIM College), New York, NY, US, Adjunct Professor; Faculty Advisor

FAME 2020: Creative Computing
Instruct the creative computing course; Develop design elective
Oversee student publication’s creative direction, Art direct assignments
Tutor students in computer aided design programs

Apr 2018 - current

Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse, NY, US, Adjunct Professor

VIS 607/GRA 617: Graphic Communication, Theory, & Practice
Teach graduate students visual communication design and theory
Offer design critiques and creative direction
Write and deliver lectures with original content

Jul 2015 - current

BOFFO, New York, NY, US, Intern

Assist with Construction and Maintenance of Pop-Up Shops and Exhibits
Assist with Functions and Events
Contribute to the Design of Projects and Writing of Proposals.

Dec 2011 - current

Ethan Allen Design Center, Fayetteville, NY, US, Client Services Specialist/Design Assistant

Received and directed client traffic
Assisted designers as needed

Jun 2014 - Jun 2015

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, Research Assistant to Associate Dean

Assisted in research for exhibition in AIA NY Center for Architecture
Drafted spreadsheets, drawings, and base diagrams

Nov 2012 - Aug 2013

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, IA; Visiting Critic

EDI 451: Environmental Design Focus Studio
DES 101: Design Concepts
Offer design critiques and creative direction

Sep 2012 - Dec 2012

Swiss.Loc, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Assisted in design, drafting, and project renderings
Attended site visits

Mar 2012 - Apr 2012

Infographics, New York, NY, US, Visualization Specialist

Assisted in design and production of infographics
Copy editing

Jan 2012 - Apr 2012

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, Library Assistant

Assisted in Research and Development of Collections
Designed Posters and Pamphlets for Library Events
Repaired Working Drawings
Book-stack Maintenance
Scanned, Compiled, and Maintained Course Readers

May 2007 - Aug 2011


Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse, NY, US, Masters, Magazine, Newspaper, & Online Journalism

Hybrid Classroom/Field Experience:
My graduate education allowed me to study under academics and
journalism professionals who held top positions in communications
and contributed to publications that range from New York magazine
to Real Simple, Esquire, Glamour, and Vogue. The rigorous course of
study taught me how to generate story ideas, find reputable sources,
conduct interviews, fact-check, conceptualize a package, and write a
story under a tight deadlines.

Jun 2014 - May 2015

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Collaborated in Teams to Produce Models, Drawing Sets, Construct Installations
Produced Independent Designs for Fabric Screenprints
Studied Sewing Techniques to Create a Line of Repurposed Vinyl Bags

Architecture Student Organization Class Representative
Beaux Arts Ball Chair, Student Liaison Team Coordinator
AIAS Syracuse Chapter, Citizen Education Learning Community
Society of Multi-Cultural Architects and Designers

Writer for First Year University: A survival Guide Blog and Booklet Summer 2009
Strathmore by the Park Homes Tour: Home History Research Summer 2009
Make-A-Wish Foundation Summer 2006-2007
American Red Cross Disaster Prevention 2004-2005

Syracuse University Chancellor’s Scholarship
Syracuse University Citizenship Award for Community Service

Aug 2006 - Aug 2011

Areas of Specialization