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PROFILE/RESUME
Jason Reid  
Graphic Designer
 
I am a creative, resourceful, and an experienced graphic designer that enjoys collaborating with clients and will discover what you are passionate about, what challenges you face, and through the process create a solution that I hope will excite you. In that process I will discover the details of your audience, research options, sketch out concepts, be inspired, be open to your feedback, refine artwork and typography, tailor the options to various formats, and create high quality and beautiful work. I am reliable, detail oriented, and will deliver the project on time and in budget. Having both design and production skills to draw from allows me to have control over the project and I am confident that my experience will provide the expertise your project needs. I have a strong skill set in Adobe Creative Suite and have trained others in Illustrator and Photoshop. Some of the projects I have been involved with include editorial layout design, direct mail, DVD packaging, flyers, logos, stationary, brochures, posters, media guides and kits, digital interactive for iPad, animation, caricature drawings, catalogs, illustration (charts, drafts, diagrams, and patterns), inserts, event promotions, photo enhancement, banner ads, eBooks, etc.
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EXPERIENCE
Graphic Designer, Interweave, Fort Collins, CO   Nov 1998–May 2017
• Spearheaded daily design and production of magazines and ­collateral materials such as print ads, web ads, media kits, eBooks, etc.
• Designed up to 14 magazines annually and 192 magazines overall.
• Coordinated multiple overlapping deadlines in a fast-paced ­environment while remaining attentive to details, priorities, 
and quality.
• Collaborated from concept of design to final proofing. Customized design and art direction to adhere to branding.
• Maintained a high quality of production. Preflighted and packaged files for printer and checked all content for accuracy.
• Retouched and processed images to convert to print or web.

Graphic Specialist, City of Fort Collins, Fort Collins, CO   Mar 1997–Nov 1998
• Spearheaded daily design and production servicing 53 departments requiring a flexibility to adapt to multiple formats and various needs. 
• Managed fiscal operations for over 150 projects annually.
• Designed and managed multiple projects at a time meeting ­deadlines and fulfilling goals of projects while staying within ­budget.

Graphic Designer, SafeCard Services, Cheyenne, WY   Feb 1992–Dec 1996
• Spearheaded daily design and production of direct mail ­solicitation and fulfillment for 160 major bank, oil, and retail clients. 
• Multi-tasked on average 20 jobs at a time producing color ­mock-ups and seeing project through to film.
• Quickly transitioned with department’s upgrades to better serve customers by being in control of four-color in-house film.
• Followed client’s identity standards along with the pressure of high quantity print runs that often numbered in the millions.

SKILLS
•Strong team player and ­communicator willing to be flexible and share ­knowledge, ideas, and tasks in a collaborative environment.
•Successful in developing and presenting creative ideas by ­listening to client’s needs and ­providing viable solutions.
•Expert in Adobe Creative Suite both in design and ­production.
•Present ideas in a compelling and professional manner.
•Exceptional design sensibilities.
•Dependable in ­effectively ­coordinating tasks to meet deadlines with timeliness, ­creativity, and quality.
•Working knowledge of print production and prepress process.
•Knowledge of branding and ensuring consistency of branding.
•Self-initiate projects from beginning to end either by leading or working independently.
•Strong motivation to learn and teach others in software.

HIGHLIGHTS
• Selected to be a part of a small group dedicated to achieve the company’s goal of reaching a broader audience through interactive digital platforms.
• Self-initiated knowledge of Flash and Edge Animate to further the experience of the user.
• Developed in-depth GREP coding to efficiently produce text styling of complicated how-to instructions increasing efficiency by 600% across multiple teams.
• Designed special issue publication that was reprinted due to overwhelming sales.

EDUCATION
Colorado Institute of Art: 
­Denver, CO
Associates Degree of ­Occupational 
Studies in Visual Communications
Jason Reid
Seeking
Full-time, Freelance/contract
Experience
Mid-level
Skills
Design, Production
Industry
Print, Publishing
POST DATE: 07.05.2019
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Fort Collins, CO
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