Graphic Designer with print production and page layout experience, but basic knowledge of web and web design. I am a stickler for detail and have a good eye for design. I work well with clients and offer creative solutions in a timely manner. Computer experience includes Quark, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro and Microsoft Office. Experienced working with outside printers and vendors, setting up files for press and attending press checks.
I am a very creative professional with extensive experience in client services, graphic design, print production and desktop publishing. I am a motivated team player with strong communication (written and oral) skills. Proficient in handling a number of projects simultaneously. Seasoned at meeting with clients and understanding their creative needs. I have successfully managed projects from client’s ideas through to completion/production. I have exceptional collaborative and interpersonal abilities. Highly effective at coordinating with internal staff, clients and vendors. Proven track record for accurate and timely print production. I am an organized, detail oriented person, accustomed to working under tight deadlines.
Newspapers, Catalogs, Magazines, Brochures, Newsletters, Books, Annual Reports, Journals, Flyers, Posters, Postcards, Print Ads, Web Banners, Direct Mail Merges
L. Brown & Sons Printing, Inc., Barre, VT
Graphic Designer/Print Production/Prepress
My duties were to prepare electronic files for press. I would insure that all images were in the correct color space and at an appropriate resolution; that fonts were supplied with the digital file or embedded as necessary. Addressed any file or image issues. Color corrected and/or edited images. Formatted text to be used in page layouts. Designed appealing page layouts by importing text and images utilizing my skills in typography, color and arrangement. Generated proofs of designed layouts in various stages for comments and changes. Proofread files for any text errors, image appeal and overall aesthetics of layouts. I would follow up with internal staff and vendors on issues and questions relating to assigned projects. Designed various print and interactive products such as books, annual reports and newsletters for web or print. I met with clients to determine their creative needs and then translated their ideas into concrete design projects. I scanned files and related materials for composition and/or imaging. Processed files through a pre-press workflow. Imposed files for plates or digital press. I checked printed materials and proofs for quality and accuracy. I worked with vendors on providing files according to specs and quality issues.
Northfield News, Northfield, VT
Page Designer/Production Artist/Graphic Artist
My duties were to design page layouts for the Front page and Sports page including spreads. I prepared finished copy and art by flowing and manipulating text within page layout, editing copy as needed. I helped proof all pages of the newspaper and wrote headlines. Versed in AP style. Responsible for preparing and editing images for print. I designed ads to run in local newspaper.
Quill Corporation, Lincolnshire, IL
Catalog Production Artist
My duties were to work on multiple catalogs at the same time from start to finish. I designed templates for catalogs, using style sheets, master pages, libraries. I designed fresh page layouts as well as reworked existing page layouts for new products to be added in existing catalog pages. Maintained assigned publication pages with corrections, updates and revisions. Worked with trafficking, production departments to ensure deadlines are met. Coordinated with marketing team and product managers for product information for updates and revisions.
J&B Importers, Miami, FL
Graphic Artist/Catalog Production Coordinator
I was in charge of the monthly catalogs. I designed catalog covers and page layouts, as well as reworked existing page layouts for new products to be added in existing pages. Maintained all catalog pages with corrections, updates and revisions. Responsible for in-house photography and all aspects of digital imaging of product in inventory. I worked with marketing and product managers to establish production schedule for job to be completed. Designed product packaging such as, boxes, blister packs, header cards. Created die-cuts for packaging. Created mockups of packaging for marketing team to proof and visualize end result. Worked with vendors on budget and quality issues and providing files according to specs.
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Arts, 1986 / University of Iowa / GPA 3.42/4.00
Post Baccalaureate in Art Education, 1991 / University of Vermont / GPA 3.54/4.00
Platforms: Mac: Tiger - Lion; iOS5 | PC: MS Windows: XP/Vista
ADOBE: InDesign, InCopy, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Pitstop for Adobe Acrobat
MICROSOFT: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook
OTHER: Quark Express, Darwin, XMPi, Prinergy Workflow, InSite Internet Portal, Extensis Suitcase, Fontbook, Filemaker Pro, Fetch