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I have over ten years of extensive experiences with meeting demanding deadline and consulting with sales staff or accounts to evaluate individual project needs. Design working proof to be approved by account prior to printing. Print and finish each project according to specifications set forth by account. In addition, I have provided customer service to high profile clients giving me the needed customer service skills to work with and satisfy customers.
Wine Lists and Brochures
Designiner with 10+ years of progressive Graphic experience, seeking a Graphic Designer role with an opportunity for creativity by utilizing all my skills in every aspect of the job in a challenging environment
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Excellent creativity in graphic designing.
Good experience with design concepts such as packaging and advertising.
Very much familiar with print production and preparation.
Strong communication and writing skills.
Good time management skills to meet tight deadlines, often under pressure.
Ability to manage constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.
Excellent conceptual skills, as well as strong organizational, time management and communication skills.
Demonstrable professional experience of managing the whole design process from concept through to print and delivery, including managing clients' expectations.
Exceptional internet research skills
Platt College Cerritos, CA, 1998 - 1999
Computer Graphic Design - AA Degree July 1999
Special recognition certificate - Platt College Quality Award
Intensive, hands-on training in design, layout, paste-up, and inking
Concentrated program in computer graphics using various graphic programs: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop,
Adobe PageMaker, and QuarkXpress Passport.
Fullerton College Fullerton, CA, 1992 - 1994
General Education Course
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Graphic Arts - Advertising design
Pre Press, Airbrush painting, Inking, Typography, Amberlith overlays,
Layout and paste-up, Illustration, Rough comps
SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE - Graphics Design and Desktop Publishing - Macintosh and PC platforms
Creative Suite, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe PageMaker, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Freehand, Flexisign, Corel Draw, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint, QuarkXpress, HP DeskScan, Avery Media
Scanners, Industrial Cutter, Plotter, Banner machines, Various Printers and Copiers
Invitations, Party Planning, Personalized Calendars
Republic National Distributing Co. Phoenix, AZ, May 2001 - Present
Determine appropriate format and setup within various software packages and performing layout and design including proposals, presentations, flyers, brochures, newsletters, drink lists, and wine menus, web menus for suppliers, stores, restaurants and other promotional materials. Gather ideas and concepts into creative and innovative images and designs in timely and effective manner. Consult with sales representative or account to evaluate individual project needs. Design working proof to be approved by account prior to printing. Print and finish each project according to specifications set forth by account. Meet with suppliers’ and keep budget spending in mind. Work under extreme pressure to meet deadlines; and last minute changes as the product continue to change to keep up with the market. Prepares financial estimate for all projects to ensure all costs are covered. Responsible for recouping expenses by charging materials to appropriate sources. Maintains print and image resource files, keeping all media current and readily accessible. Creating shelf talkers and signs for Statewide Wine & Spirits Trade Shows and other events. Research back up for supplier bill-backs. Coordinate projects, manage and prioritize work as marketing department needs for new promotions and events. Orders materials from outside sources as required per project. This includes, but is not limited to paper, books, and display media. Aide in creating forms for all departments. Switchboard relief.
Creating labels, POP and hang tags for store.
Aid in production of company materials for website, blogs, email and newsletters
Assist in creating event and sponsorship calendar
Gather, track and manage event opportunities
Represent the brand at events and festivals
Prepare equipment, product and materials for events
Generate creative solutions
Translates concepts and information into images; Apply design principles; and demonstrate attention to detail.
Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
Develop project plans; Coordinate projects; Communicates changes and progress; Complete project on time and budget.
Work within approved budget; Develop and implement cost saving measures; Conserve organizational resources.
Operation Technology Inc. Lake Forest, CA, May 1999 - March 2001
Determining appropriate format and setup within various software packages and performing layout and design including proposals, presentations, flyers, brochures, newsletters, and CD covers.
Transforming ideas and concepts into creative and effective images.
Create graphics for company web site. Coordination and tracking of print jobs, e-mail broadcasts, print mailings to support product launches, and lead fulfillment.
Working with Web Design team to create and update the current website
Partner with design team to create new website
Y & W Enterprises Fullerton, CA, January 1994 - May 1999
5+ years of progressive transformational experience with challenging environment
Art Department Associate
Design signs, banners, decals, price cards, vinyl sign designs, and page layout for company weekly newsletter.
Ordering merchandise, claiming cost of lost/stolen goods, and freight charges.
Responsible for inventory control for the merchandise in the stores, and weekly inventory reports.
Internet Order Manager
Processing orders and sending them out within their time limits.
School of Graphic Design - Platt College - California