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  • Dan Osterman

    Boston, MA

I am an artist! Too long have I been cooped up in my cubicle as a graphic designer! Now, I am taking flight and looking for illustration/cover work, where my design background and all that goes with it, copy and proofreading; experiece in many media and applicationsQuark, Photoshop, Word and Illustrator can work together in one package. Where do you want your illustrator to go today?

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Dan Osterman, 249 A Street, Unit 52 Boston, MA 02210 617-348-9206 / dan_illustration@yahoo.com Print Publishing and Graphic Arts 1997–present (Inclusive) Community Newspaper Company 2000–present - Paginator/Copy-Editor/Designer (Needham & Framingham offices): presently employed in the Features Section of the MetroWest Dailies. Duties include the design, layout & proofreading of pages by importing, arranging & styling of text & digital photos; downloading from subscription net sources feature graphics and photos for print; coordinating with editors & co-workers in a deadline-oriented newspaper environment on weeklies & dailies; utilizing QuarkExpress, Photoshop & Word applications in a networked Mac environment; preparing & troubleshooting color and black & white PDF documents for prepress. 1997–2000 - Creative (Needham office): creating large and small ROP advertising to run in CNC newspapers according to specifications given; scanning customer-supplied art, proofreading & transcribing copy in consultation with CNC salespeople 1995-1997 Haverhill Gazette, Haverhill, MA Paste-up: utilizing mechanical hand tools to design and layout pages in a daily newspaper environment; creating advertisements in a PC-environment 19891–1994 Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Worcester, MA Paste-up: utilizing mechanical hand tools to design and layout pages in a daily newspaper environment 1987-1991 Arrow Typography, West Boylston - Proofreader for corporate & education clients Other Professional Experience 1995 –1997 - Pine Street Inn, Boston, Massachusetts. Donations Supervisor responsible for overseeing client/team members, managing incoming soft goods donations, and organizing the dispersal of these items throughout Pine Street and the greater Boston area. 1990–1994 - Community Kitchens of Northeast Connecticut, Danielson, CT. General Coordinator managing local and state food resources, fundraising, publicity, and volunteers for a network of five free-meal sites serving ten communities in northeast Connecticut. 1998–present P.T., WGBH fundraiser, Member Outreach Services, WGBH Radio 89.7 1987–present Freelance illustration commissions accepted from a wide variety of clients including: University of Massachusetts Alumnae Magazine, The Community Newspaper Group , TAB Newspapers, Glue Magazine, The Haverhill Gazette, Action for Boston Community Development, Massachusetts Tobacco Education Clearinghouse Education 1984–1987 University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts BFA 1995–1996 Lowell Institute School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Graphics Applications Certificate


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