Hello! My name is Joseph A. Lozano and I am a seasoned Art Director/Graphic Designer and Industry Veteran for over 22 years I have recently relocated back to IL and I feel my extensive skills and years of experience would be a powerful asset. My resume will display the many challenging roles and responsibilities that I have successfully managed in my career. Please feel free to contact me at any time. Thank you for your consideration. Joseph A. Lozano

Work Samples

  • Artwork Collage

  • Packaging

  • Labels

Work History

JOSEPH A. LOZANO 23603 West Lockport Street • Plainfield, IL 60544 602.741.8695 • jlozano1267@gmail.com CAREER VISION To excel and grow in a professional environment utilizing my years of experience in all aspects of Design, Production, Marketing, Management and Sales, emphasizing my extensive graphic skills and strong work ethic. EDUCATION Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale - Associates of Science Degree / Visual Communications - 1987 to 1989 EXPERIENCE 2011 - Present IMAGEWORKS MANUFACTURING 49 South Street Park Forest, IL 60466 Position: Prepress Manager Responsibilities: Offset Printing and Silk Screen. Concept through Print Ready Artwork for a variety of Direct Mail, Countermats, Mousepads, Globes and Nameplates. Equipment maintenance, repair. Offset Plate preparation and inspection. Silk Screen Film preparation and inspection. File Management. Job scheduling, Customer Relations.2011 ALLIED PACKAGING CORPORATION 5640 South 16th Street Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Position: Graphic Designer/Production Artist Responsibilities: Concept through Print Ready Artwork for a variety of Packaging mediums including Poly Bags, Chip Board Boxes, Corrugated and Pressure Sensitive Labels. Detailed Specification drawings for complex Packaging Structures and Requirements. Plate preparation and inspection. File Management. 2009 - 2011 SMI MANUFACTURING 2401 West 1st Street Tempe, Arizona 85281 Position: Art Director Responsibilities: Management of all Art/Print/Web related materials. Complete Design of all Website Art, Product Packaging, Promotional Materials and Collateral. Strong Customer Service Interaction along with Sales/Marketing Team. 2002 - 2009 WS PACKAGING GROUP 3801 East LaSalle Street Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Position: Pre-Press Manager - Flexographic Narrow Web Printing Responsibilities: Management of Art Department and Plate Production - Flexographic Narrow/Wide Web Printing All phases of Pre-Press Packaging Design, Construction, File Preparation and Digital FAST Plate Output. Extensive Color Correction, Color Trapping and Layout Preparation. Plate Integrity and Storage. Shift Scheduling, Reviews, and Direction of Art Department and Plate Production Team Members. Strong Customer Service Interaction and Sales/Marketing Consultation with Current and Prospective Clients. Additional Responsibilities: Safety Coordinator. Perform all aspects of Safety Training as per OSHA and Corporate requirements within WSPG Plant. Direct monthly Safety Meetings. Record all attendance and participation for entire facility. 6-S Team Member - Evaluation and Continuous Improvement of Lean Manufacturing Processes and Procedures. 1997-2002 LA FIESTA LABEL AND TAG 6162 West Detroit Street Chandler, Arizona 85226 Position: Art Director / Plant Manager - Flexographic Narrow Web Printing Responsibilities: Manage all phases of Pre-Press and Plate Production. Job Scheduling, Inventory, Ink Formulation, Shipping/Packing, Management of Production Team, Materials and Purchasing for Production Department. Marketing, Sales, Promotions, Photography, and Website Design. 1990 - 1997 LABELS UNLIMITED 3400 West 48th Place Chicago, IL 60632 Position: Assistant Art Director - Flexographic Narrow Web Printing Responsibilities: Label Design, Construction and Proofing. Film, Plate Output and Production. Promotional Material Design, Photography. 1989 - 1995 FISHER PRINTING INCORPORATED (Full/Part Time) 8640 South Oketo Bridgeview, Illinois 60455 Position: Production Artist - Offset Wide Web Printing Responsibilities: Art/Graphics Creation for various Sales Ads and Weekly Sale Circulars ADDITIONAL SKILLS: Proficient in the following Mac and PC based Software Applications: Adobe Illustrator CS5, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Quark Express 7.0 Nexus 8.4. and working knowledge of InDesign. Digital Photography, Kodak Digital FAST Plate Production. Epson-Dupont Colormatched Digital Proofing, Betaflex 334 Plate Measurement. Portfolio and References available upon request

Education

Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

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