I am very capable when it comes to problem solving of any kind, whether it be hardware troubleshooting or assembling a complex design package for a client. I have experience with a multitude of computer hardware systems and design software applications. I have worked in smaller print and design related businesses as well as in larger corporate structured positions with thousands of employees. I am well motivated and enjoy being challenged by my job and surroundings.

Work Samples

  • Image Restoration

  • Illustrations

  • Shilo Inns Website Design

Work History

  • Graphic Design

    • DK77 Design
    • Beaverton, OR
    • Jan 2000 - Present (17 years 3 months)

    My work as a freelancer has varied from logo development & business card creation to full corporate identity packages including websites. These projects have provided me with invaluable experience & challenged me with short deadlines & working within preexisting design restrictions & requirements.

    * Web design & development
    * Computer network setup & maintenance
    * Hardware & software support
    * Logo design & corporate identity
    * Brochure & catalog design
    * Image manipulation & restoration
    * Technical support
    * Marketing & design consultation

  • Creative Director – Graphic Design

    With Shilo I was tasked with developing graphic materials to support the hotels & restaurants from business cards to billboards. During my employment I established a print & production department to move 90% of outside printed work in-house achieving significant savings. I also established & administered all of the social media channels on a variety of platforms and was responsible for creating graphic content for regularly scheduled postings and email newsletter distributions.

    * Advertisement design & creation
    * Print Production of in-house advertising
    * Design & distribution of email newsletters
    * Responsible for maintaining material stock
    * Social media administration
    * Technical equipment research
    * Design for company websites
    * Vehicle Wrap design layout

  • Production Artist

    While at Robson Publishing I worked with a team of 2 other graphic artists to produce advertisements for 7 monthly newsprint publications as well as completing the layout of each of those publications. I also worked on a quarterly magazine showcasing the interior design & layout of residences sold within a variety of communities.

    * Newspaper & magazine design & layout
    * Advertisement design
    * Client interaction
    * Design for company websites

  • Head of Digital Imaging

    • Tempe Camera
    • Tempe, AZ
    • Jun 1999 - Dec 2003 (4 years 6 months)

    With Tempe Camera I was employed as a digital retoucher / video editor & I was responsible for managing client jobs from submission to final approval. Restoration of damaged or aged photographs was a daily occurrence & I would often work on large 30 plus minute video presentations.

    * Film scanning utilizing drum & flatbed
    * Image restoration & retouching
    * Video editing & duplication
    * Client interaction & customer service
    * Provided customer technical support
    * Large-format image production

  • Graphic Artist

    • Superior Label of Alaska
    • Anchorage, AK
    • Mar 1996 - Aug 1997 (1 year 5 months)

    Superior Label exposed me to high-volume production work as well as introducing me to graphic design as a career. I worked in every area of production including label design & preparation, negative production, plate making to final shipping of the order to the client.

    * Create & prepare graphics for offset production
    * Negative & plate production
    * Package & distribute internationally
    * International relations with clientele
    * Purchasing & receiving of supplies

Education

  • Collins College, School of Design & Technology

    • Associates Graphic Design & Animation
    • 1997 - 1999

    Collins College introduced me to Graphic design as a profession and taught or refined my skills in the area of animation, photography, videography, illustration visual communication. Many of the skills I acquired during my education I continue to use on a daily basis.

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