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I’m Monique Virgilio

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I am a New York based creative digital solutions leader with expertise directing strategy, design, development and integration of innovative eCommerce and corporate/marketing web sites.

My key strengths include building and leading cross-functional teams of designers, developers and implementation specialists; collaborating with clients for customized solution development and creating technology-focused tools to increase efficiency/effectiveness of delivery. I also have extensive experience managing vendor relationships and developing product brand strategies.

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More About Me

Currently working at ThomasNet, a division of Thomas Publishing, I drive strategy, design, development and implementation of customized eCommerce websites for Fortune 500 engineering companies while leading a team of designers and outsourced developers.  I also direct internal product development strategy and oversee selection/implementation of new CMS tools for integration into proprietary eCommerce and web platforms.

Outside of work I enjoy sharing social food experiences with fellow foodies through the Meetup Group I organize called the NYC CULINARY EXPLORERS. With over 1100 members, we enjoy exploring the NYC food scene one bite at a time!

I am also an avid cyclist with over 1300 NYC miles on my treads; mostly gained from volunteering as a tour marshal for Transportation Alternatives, Bike MS and the American Diabetes Tour de Cure rides.

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  • Core Competencies

    Operational Management; Entrepreneurial Leadership; Creative Direction; Training and Employee Development; Cross-functional Team Building, Product/Project Lifecycle Management; Client and Vendor Relations Management; CMS Product Design, Development and Management; Web, Mobile, Interactive and User Experience/User Interface Design and Development; Social Media Management

  • Technical Expertise

    Adobe Creative Cloud Suite; Microsoft Office Suite; HTML5/CSS3; HTML/CSS; JavaScript; JQuery; PHP; JSON; XML; AJAX; Media Queries; WordPress; Drupal; MySQL servers; CMS Systems; eCommerce Platforms

  • Passions

    Social Entrepreneurship; Women’s and Children’s Advocacy; Organizational Partnerships; Sustainable Product Development; Food Technology and Sustainability; Slow Food Movement; Responsive Web Design and Development; Event Planning; Photography; Cycling; Surfing

Companies I’ve Worked With

What others have said…

Linda Rigano

I had the pleasure of working directly with Monique on several important projects including the re-design of the company’s corporate site – www.thomaspublishing.com; and a brand new site for ThomasNet’s North American Scholarship program. Monique is an excellent manager with expertise in complex web design. She expertly leads a team of talented designers and always got the job done on schedule; exceeding everyone’s expectations. Monique is the “go to” person at Thomas and has a well-deserved, terrific reputation as one of the best project directors to work with!

Linda RiganoExecutive Director, Media RelationsThomas Industrial Network
Dorothy Tse

Monique is a very talented design professional. She consistently turned product concepts and features into visually aesthetic and user friendly designs that helped drive adoption of our products. I was always impressed with her work. She knows how to balance creative design work while meeting tight deadlines. Monique is someone I would love to work with again not only because of her impressive skillset but also because she is a great team player.

Dorothy TseVice President, Product ManagementNielsen
Linda Horvath

Monique is an excellent organizer and director at NYC Culinary Explorers. As a Co-Organizer, I have worked with Monique and witnessed her attention to detail, organization in managing multiple projects and ability to communicate effectively with everyone around her. She always is up for a challenge and has the expertise to efficiently work through each project she takes on and see it through to a successful completion.

Linda HorvathEvent OrganizerNYC Culinary Explorers
Hal Sturrock

It was great having Monique on our design team. She has a great sense of color and balance and knows how to design with the internet’s strengths and limitations. She was responsible to create the layout, graphics and general flow of the website. I would work with her again should the opportunity present itself.

Hal SturrockFounder & Director of Technology The Answer Pad

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