graphic design/production artist
I'm currently seeking a position were I can utilize my skills and be a part of a professional creative hands-on environment.
I'm a good natured professional person, have a great rapport with people and truly enjoys working using my knowledge and experience in order to flourish within any given position.
TCG (Theatre Communication Group) graphic designer/production artist 5/2012—7/2013
Worked along side Creative Director and the Editorial department on the company’s magazine “American Theatre.” Followed a rigid schedule and met tight deadlines
Sole person responsible for the page layout, quality control and preflight of all pages which also included all advertisements placed in the magazine. Produced press ready PDF’s. Formatted and uploaded final files to a online printer, internet magazine distributor and a library archive site.
Created and produced web ready content for the magazine’s online section of the company’s website.
Also worked on various projects along with the company’s annual National Conference, which involved creating and editing print material, presentations, video clips and slides.
Ddesign graphic designer 1/2008 — 4/2012
Worked on a variety of projects with various clients. Provided design for print collateral to corporate identity. Sole proprietorship. References upon request
Wiselephant, LLC graphic designer/production artist 10/2004 — 7/2006
Created print materials for client’s promotional needs. Responsible for the layout and design of 30 book covers each month (front/back/inside). Handled the preparation, quality control and preflight of all files along with the uploading of files to various online printers.
SS+K graphic designer/production artist 3/98 — 7/2002
Worked on projects for Fortune 500 companies to smaller businesses. Collaborated with the creative team from initial spec through final output of all projects. Sole person responsible for the preparation, quality control and preflight of all mechanical files along with the resizing/reworking of all Ad Campaigns to fit various publication
Responsible for the layout to final output of all new business pitches and presentations. Organized and archived all of the agencies creative files.
Bozell Worldwide graphic designer/production artist 5/91 — 10/97
Worked in the agency’s full services art studio, “The CPS Group”. Collaborated with art directors, copywriters and management from initial spec through final output. The studio
was a fast paced detail oriented environment based on tight deadlines and a heavy workflow.
The agency’s clients consisted of a variety of Fortune 500 companies.
Created and revised mechanicals files along with the resizing/reworking of Ad Campaigns to fit various publications. All mechanical were routed through the QPS Managing System.
Collaborated with creative team on new business pitches and presentations. Worked in the studio’s output department when needed and aided in the organizing and archiving of the studio’s files.
The Princeton Review production artist/compositor (on-site) 6/2007 — 12/2007
Worked for the K12 division of the company, pouring, revising and laying out tests for all subjects. Responsible for the quality control, preflight and final art placement of all files. Produced press ready final PDF’s, distilled files to online printer through there FTP site. All files were routed through the K4 Publishing System.
Silver Edition production artist (on-site) 11/2006 — 3/2007
Assisted in the creation and production of the Georgia State Educational Science Books for Houghton Mufflin, grades 3 to 5. Worked from initial spec through final output. Responsible for the quality control, preflight and final art placement of all files. Produced press ready final PDF’s, distilled files and placed them on FTP server for printer.
Expert knowledge: Adobe Creative Suite, QuarkXpress, Freehand, Keynote, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat/Distiller, Mechanical Building, Page Layout and Design, Proofreaders Marks, Preflighting, Flightchecking, Prepress/Printing Process, K4 Publishing System, QPS Managing System, FTP Serves and Traditional Mounting. Excellent communication and organizational skills. The ability to work efficiently on multiple projects while meeting tight deadlines.
Center for the Media Arts, New York, NY, Division of Mercy College,
Certificate in Graphic Design & Technology
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, Continuing Education,
Photo Retouching, Image Manipulation, Color Theory & Print Design.