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Jason Toussaint  
Graphic Designer
I have worked with a wide variety of clients developing unique and creative environmental and printed graphics. Currently I am a project manager at Poblocki Sign Company in Morrisville, NC. I am responsible for managing between 50-60 projects at a time across a broad range of interior/exterior high-end and cost effective packages. Previously I was the designer and production manager for Signs Now Chapel Hill. Before that I spent 4+ years at Design Communications, a custom sign manufacturer. I started at production artist and moved up to project management. After college I was the head designer at Sterling Graphics in San Diego CA, overseeing all aspects of their signage projects, from developing the initial concept to final production. No matter the size of the job, my goal has always been to develop a striking visual concept that exceeds the expectations of the client.
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::EDUCATION::
SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY, 1997-2001

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Arts and Sciences with Emphasis in Graphic Arts. Minor in Psychology.  

Graduated in the top 15% of my class.

Member of the Golden Key National Honor Society.


::EXPERIENCE::
7/2018 to present
POBLOCKI SIGN COMPANY, Project Manager
201 Kitty Hawk Dr, Morrisivlle NC 27560

I was hired to replace a retiring project manager. The PM’s at Poblocki are responsible for  handling all aspects of our projects as soon as our sales team hands it over. This includes submittals, procurement, scheduling, managing installation, punchlists and close out. It didn’t take me long to make an impact! In the 3rd quarter of 2019 I became the first project manager to do 1 million in completed orders for a quarter. Most project managers do 1-1.5 million a year at Poblocki. In 2020 I completed 2 million for the year (at a 36% profit margin), substantially more than my teammates.


10/2011 - 7/2018
SIGNS NOW, Graphic Designer / Production 
1322 N Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 

Sole graphic designer responsible for creating custom design solutions for interior and exterior dimensional projects. I develop the concept and create layouts for clients to review. I also handle all production; vinyl cutting on a 30” plotter, digital large format printing on a Roland VP540 and product assembly. Also, I work with vendors to handle projects that are beyond our scope. 

Increased client base by redesigning the company vehicle to give it a more current look and improve brand awareness.

Major clients include; UNC Chapel Hill, Eton Advisors, City of Chapel Hill, Orange County Planning Department.


9/2006 - 3/2011
DESIGN COMMUNICATIONS, Graphic Artist / Project Manager 
25 Drydock Ave, Boston, MA 02110

Performed both design and project management duties. I was a key factor in leading my team to become the most profitable within Design Communications in 2010. I accomplished this with effective time management, enhancing teamwork and camaraderie, overseeing production, and quick problem solving.

Primary duties were project management and graphic production. This includes preparation of drawings for our clients and light production work for major graphics projects including; WGBH Headquarters, Institute of Contemporary Arts Boston and The Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Develop great working relationships with my fellow employees, and directly oversee their progress from the beginning of a project to the end.


9/2001-8/2006
STERLING GRAPHICS, DESIGNER 
9520 Chesapeake Drive, #603. San Diego, CA 92123 

I was hired to takeover all design responsibilities. My position involved, 

Design signage packages for a wide range of projects, the most noteworthy being major donor recognition systems and fully ADA compliant signage systems for new construction and/or remodels.

Enhance renderings and presentations that were presented to clients. 

Create cost cutting solutions to major productivity problems. For example; I was able to use a relatively new printing process, thermal printing, to eliminate the need for screenprinting.

Create identity and branding solutions for smaller corporations and upstarts that included logo and stationary design. 

Client list included; Sharp Hospital, Qualcomm, Senior Resource Group, Junior Seau Foundation, San Diego Padres, MW Steele Architects and Ferguson, Pope, Baldwin Architects.


1999 - 2001
THE SIGN SHOP, Production / Assistant Designer 
Located at San Diego State University

While I was in school, I worked as an assistant to the head designer. My responsibilities were,

Create page layout designs for conference brochures and programs. In addition, logos, business cards, invitations.

Responsible for design and production of all types of signs within the San Diego State Campus.


::SKILLS::

Extensive knowledge in design and preparation of digital graphics, vinyl cutting, sign assembly. Extensive experience developing corporate identity packages through all levels of graphic communication; from logos to signage.

Extensive experience developing and overseeing large scale projects all the way from initial concept to finished product. 

Extensive knowledge of InDesign, Freehand, Omega, Illustrator, Photoshop, Word, Excel, Corel Draw, SignLab.

Extensive knowledge of large format digital printing, specifically the Roland Versacamm vp-540.

Moderate knowledge of sign installation.

Moderate management experience including project details, managing others and tight deadlines.

Moderate experience in web design using Dreamweaver and Flash.
Jason Toussaint
Seeking
Full-time, Part-time, On-site, Off-site, Permanent position
Experience
Senior
Skills
Design, Architecture
Industry
Industrial/Product, Print
POST DATE: 01.13.2022
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