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  • Michael Staples

    Aberdeen, WA



I have been employed in a variety of design environments and have personally provided service for numerous clientele. I have always been able to meet their needs creatively, technically and on schedule.

Proficient in both Windows and Macintosh OS environments. Extensive usage of QuarkXpress, Illustrator and Photoshop on both Mac and PC, a very good working knowledgeable of InDesign, Pagemaker, CorelDraw, AutoCad and 3D Studio MAX. For web page layout I use Dreamweaver and GoLive, with HomeSite and notepad as my tools of choice for dealing with pure code.

Aside from constantly striving to broaden my vision and ability as a graphic designer, I have also acquired many technical skills during my career. I have done traditional paste-up, camera work, film striping and plate burning and I have spent many hours doing preflight, trapping, imposition and film output. I have also been responsible for drum / flatbed scanning, cropping and color correction. While these skills are not essential to my competency as a graphic designer they have given me the ability to create graphics in a manner that flows seamlessly from concept to completion.