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Bruce Kuo  
Senior Graphic Designer
Innovative and versatile creative professional with extensive design, project management, and pre-press production experience.  Dedicated, detail-oriented and efficient in fast paced environment while meeting deadlines and managing multiple projects. Communicate and collaborate with team members to achieve the successful execution of projects.
Professional Experience

Massey Knakal Realty Services  |  11/2013–Present  |  New York, New York
Senior Graphic Designer
Design and develop brand marketing materials for internal and external communication while working directly with the Chief Marketing Officer. Create print and digital advertisement for various media outlet and publications to promote company's diverse service divisions. Establish branded templates and guidelines for various marketing collateral. Oversee work by fellow designers to ensure company aesthetics and standards are met.  Manage freelance designers and interns while also working under tight deadlines daily to produce high quality work. In charge of all prepress process for different products. Communicate with colleagues, other teams within the company and vendors to manage expectation and accomplish tasks. 

SUNY Downstate Medical Center  |  9/2007–10/2013  |  Brooklyn, New York
Lead Designer
Responsible for the concept and creative development of graphic design projects for many aspects of medical school/hospital operations such as student recruitment, hospital marketing, philanthropy and internal communication. Projects include brochures, direct mail campaigns, magazines, annual reports, invitations, newsletters, web/digital graphics, posters, large format displays and banners. Lead project meetings with clients including senior management and department chairs, to strategize design direction and budget. Manage project schedules, quotes, and outside vendors for jobs. Collaborate with vendors and clients to achieve desired results by using effective colors, stock, and techniques. Responsible for all prepress work.

amNewYork  |  9/2003–9/2007  |  New York, New York
Production Manager/Senior Designer
Managed the daily operation of the production department for a 310,000 circulation daily newspaper that included pagination, ad trafficking, preflighting all the materials from various sources, and in charge of prepress work before sending the newspaper to print. Maintained tight deadlines daily by organizing office workflow into manageable tasks and prioritizing all projects. Created advertisements while maintaining the aesthetics and design principles of the newspaper. Designed editorial pages from the front cover to special sections. Responsible for the design of internal communication materials and sales packets.

Touch Creative Group  |  2/2000–4/2003  |  Fairfax, Virginia
Designed magazines, brochures, media kits, posters, flyers and a wide range of print products from concept to final production.  Managed tight deadlines by prioritizing projects and following production schedules. Commissioned illustrations for magazine covers and coordinated between illustrator and client.  Performed prepress work on all projects.  Developed animated website banners and ads. Clients included Association of Corporate Counsel, Minority Corporate Counsel Association, The Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, and Zero to Three.

LLW Consulting  |  9/2000–12/2002  |  Bethesda, Maryland
Graphic Designer
Created, designed, and developed company identity and website. Designed websites for a variety of local business clients. Responsible for the design of various web graphic elements and advertisements for clients. Attained versatile skills and knowledge in both designing and coding websites.


University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Bachelor of Art Studio/Graphic Design, December 1999

Specialized Skills

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Professional, Dreamweaver, QuarkXpress, AdForce, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese
Bruce Kuo
Full-time, Permanent position
Art Direction, Design
Print, Marcomm
POST DATE: 03.06.2014
Brooklyn, NY
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