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Graphic Designer/Production Artist
I have worked in the graphic arts field for nearly 12 years. I started out my career as a paste up artist. Did it the "Old fashioned" way, by pasting up the artwork. No computers were used. Can you even imagine? From there, I moved onto to bigger and better things and actually got to design on a computer for the very first time. The rest is history.
Associated Construction Publications
STAG-Parkway, Newell-Rubbermaid/Goody Products Division, Newell-Rubbermaid/Calphalon, B&W Advertising, Inc.,
Lewis Hyman, Inc.
Creative Director - Brigade Quartermasters
Responsible for: All of the duties of the Production Manager (see below) and in addition to overseeing all creative projects and
staff. Overall quality of work produced by the creative department. Dealing with people working in the department. Scheduling
the department’s workload. Scheduling meetings. Creating a job naming system. Working closely with outside vendors. Dealing
with disciplinary matters. Identifying employee’s training needs and progressing their careers. Managing creative projects from
concept to completion, and directing the creative team in the production of catalogs, advertising, marketing materials, tradeshows
and other collateral. Working closely as a team with the director of Marketing, Director of Merchandising and the CEO the
company as well as various other departments.
Production Manager - Brigade Quartermasters
Responsible for: Planning, coordination and control of department processes. Ensuring that goods and services are produced
efficiently; that they are of the right quality, quantity, and cost; and that they are produced on time, to the satisfaction of the CEO,
at the right price.
Graphic Artist - Reed Construction Data/Associated Construction Publications
Responsible for: The Design and Layout of 14 weekly and bimonthly national and custom publications, marketing materials,
directories and trader publications that are industry specific, creating and pre-flighting ads, scanning photos and slides, color
correcting, creating postscript files, electronically transmitting files to the printer, and updating information on the ACP website.
Senior Graphic Designer - Ben Meadows Company
Canton, GA-9/2000- 5/2001
Responsible for: All duties listed below as Graphic Designer, along with creating advertisements, postcards, box stuffers, web graphics,
cover design for all catalogs, art direction, manipulation of images in photoshop, utilizing the pantone color matching system for spot
color, as well as working with the 4-color process system (CMYK) and other various tasks. In addition to these duties, I also trained
new employees in the graphics department.
Graphic Designer - Ben Meadows Company
Canton, GA-3/1998 - 5/2001
Responsible for: All product and in-use photography, color correction of images, creating clipping paths, layout and design of
pages in a 556 page catalog and several small catalogs, design for numerous flyers and mailers, In-house newsletter, knowledge
of 4-color pre–press, reading color proofs and approvals, extensive knowledge of Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, Quark
Xpress and a working knowledge of Adobe GoLive, preparing images to upload on the website, creating PDFs in Adobe Acrobat,
organizing files and data entry, and some contact with vendors.
Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA- B.A. in Graphic Communications. Minor in Psychology.
Management, Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, Quark Xpress, Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, and Adobe Indesign.
Additional Information-Fully capable on both Mac and PC platforms.
Salary Requirements are negotiable.
On-line Portfolio: www.coroflot.com/arittberg
Kennesaw State University