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Programs:

ADVANCED:
Quark XPress
Adobe Acrobat Pro
Adobe InDesign CC
Adobe Illustrator CC
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Mac OSX, Windows 7

INTERMEDIATE:
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Adobe Encore CS5 (video authoring)
Adobe Audition (audio editing)
HP Indigo Yours Truly (personalization)
Extensis Suitcase (font management)


Abilities:

Web Page Design
Advanced HTML / CSS
Basic PHP / Java Script inclusion
W3C Validation / Basic SEO
Vector Logo Re-creation
Advertisement / Branding
Advanced Design / Layout
Mechanical Drafting (ancient knowledge)

CMYK + Screen Print Prepress
Video Filming / Authoring
Digital Photography + Editing
Body Copy Writing
Public Speaking
Social Media
Tutorials & Video Reviews
Woodworking (ancient knowledge)


Experience:

International Branded Merchandise Company (current):
Lead production artist for direct to consumer division. Creating design proofs for customers with custom layouts and simulated photo mock-ups. Complete art / logo recreation, including font matching and crisp vectorization. Large volume, fast turnaround work requiring heavy multi-tasking on a dual screen Win 7 workstation. Personal optimizations through use of improved templates, action scripts and custom macro key bindings.

Press ready designs for 1 color, multi-color, 4 color process, embroidery, pad print, screen print, engraving and debossing. Communication with customer through heavy emailing and light phone conversation. Coordination of work flow with an outsourced overseas team. Adherence to strict branding standards for custom product designs of national corporate accounts.

Loose-Leaf Binder Manufacturer:
Upon Entry: Darkroom work. Paste ups. Film (positive) stripping.
After 3 Months: Mac layout for screen printed loose-leaf products. Three & Four color exact registration film output to Linotronic with custom trap. Output to 5 color digital process press. Logo & full layout recreation. Preflighting. Typesetting. Proofreading. CMYK color matching. Hardware & software installs.

Improving methods of operation, including creation of intra-web, improved back-ups and transition to all digital artwork. Work on Safety Committee. Close interaction with Customer Service & Sales Reps. New designs for college bookstores. Layouts for ads & catalogs. Creating new web pages for company websites. Maintenance of existing php & html pages including debugging of source code.

Athletic Apparel Supplier:
Mac workstation. Sole Graphic Designer. Logo recreation and adaptation for use with embroideries and screen prints. Concept presentations and basic layouts for T-shirt and cap designs. Basic interaction with sales reps and clientele. Preparing and packaging of finished garments.

Entertainment Company:
PC workstation. Marketing and promotional artwork for an entertainment company. Informational brochures and fliers for prospective vendors on concert events. Data compiling through web-based research based on varying criteria.


Training:

Graduated High School with honors.
Attained a degree in Commercial Art.
Externed for 5 weeks with a local newspaper.
(More details available with resume.)


Interests:

Caricature / Illustration
Blogging / Vlogging
Chemistry / Biology
Urban Gardening
Volunteer Work


Character:

Strong sense of precision and accuracy
Ability to meet deadlines
Excellent organizational skills
Good verbal / written communication skills
Tenacity through problem solving
Self-starting / Ability to self-manage
Willingness & desire to learn new things
NON-Smoker / Anti-Drugs