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Jay Kustka  
Designer (Print & Web)
I am motivated, versatile, and detail-oriented graphic designer with experience in both print and web design.  Conversant and capable in all aspects of both design and production.  Extensive experience working with non-profit clients, as well as with a variety of different project formats. Creative and hardworking, I am interested in a freelance position (onsite/offsite) in the Boston area where I can continue to challenge and expand my skills while being an asset to your company. Program experience includes: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Quark, Acrobat, Powerpoint, Dreamweaver, Flash.
Position as Designer

Professional Experience

Computer Skills:

Adobe Indesign CS 
Adobe Illustrator CS 
Adobe Photoshop CS
Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Flash  
Adobe Dreamweaver
Apple Keynote
Web Usability Testing 
MAC OSX troubleshooting


Technical Training:
Clark University Computer Career Institute
Web Essentials
Program consisted of 400+ hours of instructor led classroom training utilizing an effective blend of lecture and hands-on labs intended to simulate real world production methods. Skills acquired include:

• Utilized HTML and CSS to create an effective and stylistically efficient web site. Worked with Dreamweaver to enhance web sites with popular features such as rollovers and layers.
• Developed a dynamic web site with Macromedia Flash that included animation, interactivity and sound.
• Explored the merits of Usability Testing and the creation of universally accessible web sites.
• Trained in the fundamentals of relational databases and in the usage of SQL to access and update the information in databases.
• Constructed an interactive, database driven web site utilizing JavaScript, Macromedia ColdFusion, Microsoft Access, and SQL.

Freelance Designer/Boston

Gerson Lehrman Group - New York/Boston
Starting as a freelance designer and transitioning to a permanent position, I was part of an eight-member team working with various departments throughout the company to meet both their internal and external marketing needs. Work included logo design, case studies, catalog styling, magazine ads, newsletters, internal signage, tradeshow materials, brochures, PowerPoint presentations, HTML emails, banner ads, and some web design.

Newport Creative Communications - Duxbury, MA
• Currently leading a team responsible for re-design of company's website, from concept to completion.
• Responsible for design and production of direct mail pieces, brochures and newsletters for non-profit organizations.
• Logo creation for various clients.
• Scanned and digitally altered client supplied artwork and photos using Adobe Photoshop.
• Worked closely with clients and Art Directors to achieve timely deadlines and expectations.

Big Duck Studio - New York, NY
• Worked with an art director on various projects including magazine, corporate identities and website design.
• Instrumental in company’s refocus on nonprofit organizations which included direct mailing and website redesign.
• Supervised workflow with freelance coders in website construction.
• Scanning of hi-res and lo-res artwork for two magazines designed in-house
• Worked closely with printers and other vendors.

R.R. Donnelley & Sons - Boston/London
Document Processor 1993-2000
• Worked as a shift lead, organizing overtime staffing, managing work flows and working closely with customer service in London, Paris and Frankfurt to ensure quality and accuracy of client documents.
• Worked with a team of typesetters and proofreaders to produce time-sensitive financial documents on both an overnight and quick-turn-around basis. Responsibilities included conversion of client produced, word processing documents into Donnelley’s system format. Edited documents produced in German, French and Finnish.
Jay Kustka
Full-time, Part-time, On-site, Off-site, Permanent position, Freelance/contract
Design, Art Direction
Print, Web/Multimedia
POST DATE: 03.02.2015
Somerville, MA
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