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  • Jeffrey Peterson

    Creative Professional

    Minneapolis, MN

Focused creative talent as a designer and superior skill in nurturing and maintaining working relationships with clients and vendors. Experience in in two — four color design/production using various disciplines & programs to create ads, magazines, catalog and more. Proficiency using Mac/PC, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and QuarkXpress. And the associated Microsoft Word and Xcel, hardware, ie, printers, scanners and external hard drives. Having worked as a contractor for most of my career, this has allowed me to become proficient and quickly adapt to each working environment. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss in greater detail how my background can best serve your needs. Thank you for your consideration. Jeff Peterson

Work Samples

  • Year Book Designs

Work History

JEFFREY PETERSON 2954 Taylor Street NE Front Minneapolis, MN 55418 612.331.6411 (H) • 612.817.5582 (C) Email: jefpeterson@q.com www.coroflot.com/jeffpeterson Graphic communications that grab market attention by creating exciting and compelling visual impact. PROGRAMS AND DISCIPLINES QuarkXpress, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign creating PDFs, scanning and FTP sites. Working knowledge of Powerpoint, CCS, Dreamweaver and Flash. CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Vast knowledge of the print industry, designing magazines, catalogs, ads, lobby boards, billboards and promotional material. • Art direction on photoshoots, liaison between vendors and customers. • Flexibility to adapt to a variety of work environments. • Project management skills including planning, implementation and delegating tasks to freelancers. • Skilled in both Mac and PC platforms. • Effective communication skills, ability to understand the needs of the project and produce quality results under time sensitive deadlines. • Experienced in a variety of industries, able to quickly understand and meet the required goals. ART DIRECTION • Managed projects throughout the concept to print, working with editors, publishers, and advertisers. • Redesigned magazines and created a new magazine from start-up. • Researched and received legal use of images and or property to use in the creative process. GRAPHIC DESIGN • Handled concept to print processes working with a team or single client/vendor conversations. • Experience creating designs for magazines, newsletter, ads, brochures, packaging, sell sheets, mastheads, yearbooks, posters and promotional pieces. • Excels at working independently or under supervision. • Oversaw press checks and approval of proof from printer. PRODUCTION • Effectively transferred information from supervisors and clients to electronic files for print. • Created style sheets, Photoshop color correction, clipping paths, working in cymk and rgb, cropping and placement of images, working with vector and raster images, creating PDFs, transferring files via email, ftp sites and enhanced working file systems. RECENT CAREER HISTORY 2012 — 2013 Graphic Designer Perrigo, Rx Only Pharmaceuticals Contract • Managed, Created, and Design (Adobe Illustrator and In Designs) the Product Labeling pieces. • Assist Engineering in creating specifications/templates for all Labeling componentsy. • Coordinated the implementation of new and revised labeling (artwork/projects) between Marketing and Regulatory. • Worked closely with regulatory, engineering, marketing, scientist, pharmacist and quality control to complete the original draft and final print of the Product Labeling. • Assisted the company’s contract vendors by preparing draft labeling and approving the labeling for production. • Reviewed and approved labeling for actual product use prior to printing, transferring files to the print vendor and giving “OK to Print” in a timely manner to meet production needs 2010 — 2011 Graphic Designer 3M Traffic and Safety Division Contract • Responsibilities included converting silk screen state license plates to process 4 color to the color approval of our clients, while working with our printer to insure that we met the required color match. Creating color separations for longer run jobs. • Taking on the lead role for the art direction of new design on specialty plates for conferences and the redesign of plates that didn’t meet state requirements. 2007 — 2010 Art Director/Graphic Designer Freelancer/Self Employed • Working as a Freelancer, I worked on the art direction, design and production from concept through the printed design for the following: • The Fringe Festival two shows: 2009 and 2010 • Student grad invite cards • Rexton Burnsville Women of Today • Better with Age • Sport poster • Musical presentation • Church presentations • Wedding invitations • RND Sign Designs • Protective Coatings. CAREER HISTORY 2007 — 2007 Graphic Designer Walter's Publishing 2006 — 2007 Graphic Designer Fiskers Contract 2005 — 2006 Graphic Designer Ellen Blasena & Associates 2003 — 2004 Engraver Accent Signage 2002 — 2003 Art Director Casino Services Publishing 2001 — 2002 Art Director RCM Enterprise 2000 — 2001 Graphic Designer Music Land Contract 1999 — 2000 Graphic Designer ADC Communication Contract 1998 — 1999 Production Gopher Sport Contract 1998 — 1998 Graphic Designer Smart Carte Contract 1997 — 1998 Graphic Designer Eagle Mountain Communications 1995 — 1996 Graphic Designer American Express Trust Contract 1993 — 1995 Production Artist Montgomery Ward Direct EDUCATION • New Horizons: Updated my design skills in Interactive Media • Art Institute of Minnesota: Updated my design skills in Interactive Media • North Hennepin Community College: Associate of Applied Science, Graphic Design


North Hennepin Community College and Art Institute of MN



While attending North Hennepin, my design was chosen to promote the Student Art Exhibition. On a personal level, I was a summer league kart champion.