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I have done professional and freelance photography for over 3 years. I have worked on event, product, and industrial photography, and have participated in numerous juried exhibitions for fine art and abstract photography. I currently work as a Prepress Coordinator and a Graphic Designer in the corrugated print industry for over 15 years. With over 7 years experience managing prepress meetings for flexographic printing plates, lithographic labels, and digital production jobs, I have been a part of the entire printing process, from concept to finished product. I have also been published as a comic book colorist, and I am an experienced illustrator in sequential art. I have worked as a designer in both digital and traditional styles, on a freelance basis, for over 15 years.
Professional Display Work
Illustration and Sequential Art
Mid-Atlantic Packaging Graphic Designer- Prepress Coordinator February 2005-present Graphic Designer who's skills include creating artwork for printing plates used in Point of Purchase corrugated displays, conducting prepress meetings of both lithographic and flexographic print jobs to modify artwork to run on a wide range of presses, and managing spot color ink matching to customer satisfaction. My artistic background, combined with 12 years experience in the printing industry, has allowed me to participate in the entire process, from conception to finalization. Duties Include: - Creating artwork for flexographic printing plates, lithographic labels, and digital presses - Managing prepress reviews of supplied artwork with production supervisors and printing plate suppliers to determine if any changes are needed. Modifying supplied artwork to press specifications - Managing the spot color ink creation and approval process. Built and manage a database to organize custom colors - Operator of the Roland LEJ-640 Versa UV digital printer, and the accompanying RIP software - Certified operator of the HP FB6300 UV digital press and the accompanying RIP software - Operator of the Kongsberg XL24 cutting table to cut out case samples and mock-ups - Prepress/color matching liaison charged with maintaining color and graphic consistency with our national and international partner plants - In house Photographer and Designer for company marketing campaigns. Software used: - Canon Digital Photo Professional - Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional - Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Adobe Illustrator CS5 - Adobe InDesign CS5 - Micorsoft Office 2010 - Roland VersaWorks 4.6 - Expertise with both Mac and PC Freelance Photographer Services July 2010 to present I started out as an in house photographer for Mid-Atlantic Packaging, Inc. producing photos of our equipment, facilities, finished product, and sales staff. I then started to work on Fine Art photography, and have been entering work in juried exhibitions since. I have branched into freelance, and have worked in concert, portrait and event photography for various clientele. Job Experience: - Photographer for musical concerts at The Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, PA. - Photographer for local band's press kit for upcoming album release. Included concert, band portrait, practice and recording studio photos - Staff photography for Cherry Hill Clinic, a local medical center in Cherry Hill, NJ. - Photographer for Pocono Race Lodge Reunion Car Show - Fine art photography for commission. I have had work displayed in 1615 Photography Studio in Los Angeles and the 2012 Kellicutt International Photo Show at the Coastal Arts League in California. Equipment and Programs: - Canon 40D with lighting and external flash - Canon Professional RAW software - Adobe Photoshop CS5