creative retouching with a keyliner’s eye for detail
Spotted Dog Enterprises, Inc. • Chicago
9/02 to Present
Image manipulation and retouching. Clients include Draftfcb, MSI, Clutch Studios, Payne, Ross & Assc., Patty O’Friel Design, SPM Marketing & Comm., VSA Partners, DRT, Gyro:HSR, G2, DDB, Bagby & Co., Ogilvy & Mather, Seven Worldwide, Gooch Too Photo.
Schawk|Giannini Creative Imaging (Seven Worldwide) • Chicago
5/04 to 11/06
High-end image manipulation for a large variety of brands, such as Porsche, BMW, H2O+, Sears, Dell, Best Buy, Quaker, Gatorade, State Farm, Dove, Suave, Hilton, Jim Beam, Coke, Verizon, McDonald's, Miller Brewing Co., Harley-Davidson, JC Penny, Aveeno, Bahamas, Kraft, Ritz, Pfizer; and agencies, including Carmichael-Lynch, JWT, Ogilvy and Mather, DDB, Corbett, Rhea+Kaiser, Fallon, Lapiz, Leo Burnett, Y+R, Euro RSCG, Element 79, Energy BBDO, Burrell, Draftfcb.
Responsible for a.m. review and mark-up of digital proofs for quality control. Held a supervisory position over 3 people to manage workflow and mark-up proofs for second shift retouching.
Draftfcb, Resource Print Studio • Chicago
10/99 to 8/02
High-end image work in-house for direct, promotions and main agency clients such as ADM, Boeing, Mexicali (Coors), Kraft, Chase Bank, ADA, Nestlé, Ortega.
Led a Photoshop class for studio employees.
Capps Digital Studio • Chicago
3/99 to 9/99
Freelance Digital Artist for Leo Burnett clients.
R+B Group • Chicago
5/98 to 3/99
High-end image manipulation for a large variety of accounts such as JWT, Abelson-Taylor, DDB, Draftfcb, Ammirati Puris Lintas, Leo Burnett, Ogilvy and Mather, Cramer-Krasselt, Upshot, Y+R, etc.
Aquila Graphic Design, Inc. • Chicago
11/90 to 5/98
Computer graphics: image manipulation, design and page composition with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and QuarkXPress; scanning reflective and transparent art on flatbed Agfa scanner.
Knowledge of Acrobat, Freehand, Expression, Painter, Streamline.
Clean and precise keyline and comp assembly; 3-D comps. Close contact with Leo Burnett art directors and print service personnel.
Phase II • Chicago
6/89 to 10/90
Freelance artist. Clean and precise keyline and comp assembly; packaging; 3-D comps; type specing, book binding.
Close contact with Leo Burnett art directors and print service personnel.
Marketing Support, Inc. • Chicago
9/85 to 6/89
Keylines, comps, line illustrations, stat camera work, art direction, type specing, computer graphics using PageMaker, Illustrator, Lightspeed. and Packaging, collateral and catalog work.
American Academy of Art • Chicago
Associates in Technology with a Major in Graphic Art