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Charley Cioffero

Tampa, FL 727-542-3979





Graphics Design professional with multi-year experience in leading and managing graphics design departments including liaising with sales account managers, sales teams and clients.  Leader with the ability to perform dual roles for Marketing and News Departments.  Significant experience in developing projects including animated sponsorships for on-air TV advertising, web advertising and print advertising.  Considerable experience in creating national and local clients web ads and content; responsible for placement of the ads on the top ranked local TV website.  Extensive experience in creating national and local 2D and 3D animated video commercial and sponsorships for top ranked local 24 hour TV station.


Skills Summary


  • Adobe Creative Cloud, including After Effects, Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator

  • Maxon Cinema 4D

  • Microsoft Office 365

  • PowerPoint

  • Zaxwerks 4.2 3D Animator

  • Final Cut Pro editing systems

  • ChyronHego Lyric 8.8 and Lyric X

  • Photographer



Professional Experience



  • Dual role as the Senior Designer for the Marketing department and News graphics departments.  Includes maintaining and designing both News and Marketing on-air graphics packages, signage for event print and advertising.  Providing graphics for and digital and social media graphic platforms. The scope and scale of projects included on-air graphics packages, giant stadium murals, news set background images and vehicle wraps

  • Lead designer for the News graphics department creating animations and full screen monitors graphics for daily newscasts, and WFLA Now.  Lead ChyronHego Lyric template designer and scene builder

  • Knowledge of ChyronHego Lyric 8.8 & Lyric X, Axis, LUCI, and CAMIO used for building templates for newscasts. 

  • Experience with Channelbox Prime and Newsticker for maintaining News tickers and building templates for Sales advertising and News snipes

  • Maintaining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Preseason football graphics package for WFLA News Channel 8

  • Knowledge of ClipCentric for designing web ads for the Sales department

  • Audio Operator, Master Control Operator, Videotape Editor, Chyron Operator, StudioRobotic camera operator for Newscasts


  • Created, designed and produced animated sponsorships for local and national clients for Bay News 9, Bright House Networks, Marketplace On Demand, I-TV and

  • Managed commercial and website production orders and billing for Ad Sales Division account executives and clients

  • Designed and managed client contests and sweepstakes for the website

  • Location video and audio engineer, digital and analog film and video productions, on location throughout the Midwest



Employment History


Cioffero Digital Design freelance

Tampa, FL

2013 – 2016 & 2019 - 2021

WFLA, News Channel 8

Tampa, FL

Motion Graphics Designer

2016 - 2019

Stay-at-home dad

Tampa, FL

2008 – 2016

Bright House Networks

Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL

Creative Services Producer

2003 – 2008

Bay News 9

Tampa/St.Petersburg, FL

Production Specialist

Jan. 2003 - Sept. 2003


Omaha, NE

Production Assistant/Operator

1998 - 2002

Chvala & Company Productions

Omaha, NE

Production Assistant

1993 - 1998



St. John’s University

New York, NY

Broadcast Production Major

University Of Nebraska

Omaha, NE

Broadcast Production/News Journalism Major


Employee of the Quarter

Bay News 9, 2005, 2006, & 2007

Employee of the Month

Bay News 9, May 2003

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