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  • Jeffrey Peterson

    Creative Professional

    Minneapolis, MN

I have had the opportunity take time to explore things outside being a graphic designer/creative professional, and now looking to resume my career. A 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 Portfolio is at http://www.coroflot.com/jeffpeterson

Work Samples

  • Year Book Designs

  • Grad Card

Work History

JEFFREY PETERSON Portfolio 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 CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Vast knowledge of the print industry, pharmaceutical 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, photographers, printers 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 October 2016 — February 2017 Graphic Designer Allegra Printing • Responsible for graphic design needs and production for current and new client needs for all aspects of designs from start finish. • Branding, logos, business cards, brochures, vehicle graphics, all aspects of creative print design/production • Professional client contact May 2015 — October 2016 Graphic Designer Minuteman Press • Responsible for graphic design needs and production for current and new client needs for all aspects of designs from start finish. • Branding, logos, business cards, brochures, vehicle graphics, all aspects of creative print design/production • Professional client contact August 2014 — April 2015 Graphic Coordinator/Designer Upsher-Smith Contract • Label Implementation Team (LIT) = a group of individuals representing the determined functional perspectives that wholly manage LA development through implementation at Upsher-Smith • Label Art (LA) = the printed package artwork component with text and/or graphics • Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) = the database for the management and storage of artwork and other documents at Upsher-Smith • Change Request (CR) = the documentation created and maintained within SAP at Upsher-Smith that captures and tracks the process of labeling changes • Worked on Posters within the Medical Publications for conferences. September 2012 — June 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 January 2010 — October 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. July 2007 — January 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 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 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.