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I'm a Graphic Designer/Illustrator with experience in both print and video/digital worlds and have worked on a large variety of projects from DVD packaging to live event graphics/motion graphics to large format print. I'm always looking to expand my skill set/refine my craft with new and exciting projects.
Objective: To continue to evolve and grow in the creative field Education: Columbus College of Art & Design, 2002 BFA Software: • Adobe CS3-CS5 (Photoshop Extended, Illustrator, Indesign, After Effects, Acrobat, Distiller, Media Encoder, Catalyst) • Microsoft Office 2007-2010 (extremely proficient in Powerpoint) • iWork Keynote 2008-2009 • Quark Xpress Skills: • Strong freehand drawing capability • Solid knowledge of color and design theory • Working experience with print and pre-press • Capable in digital and video environments • Proficient with Mac and PC Operating systems • Experience with high pressure live events/tight deadlines for multiple projects • Comfortable working on team based projects or working independently • Has worked closely with, and on numerous times the executive leadership of large brands/clients • Familiar working with and respecting the boundaries of companies brand standards when required Work History: Mills James (December 2007-Present) Position: Graphic Designer Responsibilities: • Presentation, print, scenic, and motion graphic design/ development for clients and their events. Pre-press/pricing support as needed. • Logo design & event look development for proposals • Company marketing/in-house projects including advertisements, packaging, promotional materials and brand development • Graphics operator/onsite editor/video stage hand on live events • Miscellaneous creative tasks(photo editing, illustration, archiving) Suburban News Publications (October 2007-December 2007) Position: Freelance Graphic Designer Responsibilities: • Layout of print for newspapers/magazines • Advertisement design Best Transport (May 2007-October 2007) Position: Freelance Graphic Designer Responsibilities: • Print, logo and presentation design • Brand development U-Weekly (March 2007-October 2007) Position: Freelance Graphic Designer Responsibilities: • Print advertisement design Fine Homes & Estates Magazine (March 2007-July 2007) Position: Freelance Graphic Designer Responsibilities: • Print advertisement design • Magazine layout Lamar Graphics (August 2003-June 2007) Position: Print Technician Responsibilities: • Running and maintaining three NUR Blueboard large format printers • Quality control for color, size, resolution and print calibration • Formatting jobs for print • Prioritizing print and ship jobs as they occurred • Keeping inventory on supplies, ink and parts
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