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Work Samples

  • Drawing

  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Marker Rendering

Work History

Work Experience 8/2003 - Present Fastsigns Cincinnati, Ohio Environmental Graphic Designer / Production Manager * Guided clients through the process of sign design concept to completion leaving them impassioned and inspired. * Acted as liaison between client, sales and production to ensure accuracy and establish a cohesive understanding of client's expectations. * Designed and produced stress free way-finding system for the same day recovery unit of Children's Hospital of Cincinnati * Trusted by companies like P&G, Chiquita and 5/3rd for color, consistency and quality. * Branded corporate displays for First Group an international transportation company. * Authored technical training literature to educate and standardize store practices. * Orchestrated RIP printers and blade and laser plotter operations * Repaired, maintained and networked equipment arresting the added expense of 3rd party consultation. * Calibrated color equipment such as scanners, monitors, printers and created print profiles custom to our product line. 9/1999 - 6/2003 Signtronix Torrance, California Lead Computer Designer / Design Department Manager * Managed a staff of four individuals while maintaining production and inventory. * Created interactive technical guides with Macromedia Flash to aid in reducing company training costs for national sales staff. * Evaluated rough layouts and sketches to build provocative sales images * Created feature works that were used during sales presentations * Created stunning images using my background in composition, color, and fine arts techniques. * Monitored and corrected software and hardware configuration problems. * Operated Edge and Max 2 thermal emulsion printing systems, Gerber Odyssey plotter, as well as, Hewitt Packard Office Jet large format RIP printer 8/1997 - 8/1999 City of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio Sign Maker * Provided signs and design work on strict deadlines. * Used AUTO CAD and Flexisign based design applications. * Taught basic computer skills classes to city employees. * Introduced new computer software and hardware to the Public Works Department which saved time and expanded production possibilities. * Participated in several city projects for the Public Works Department including; Internet Research Team, Public Works Training Catalog Production Team, and City Web Site Design Team. Education 2004 - Present Cincinnati State Technical Cincinnati, Ohio Industrial Design * Associates degree to be completed by 2010. * Consistently received The Merit Award a.k.a Dean's list for part time students 2004 University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio * Marker Rendering 1989 - 1991 Art Academy of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio Illustration * Completed core studies in art and design. Certifications CNC, A+, MCP, Adobe Solutions, 3D Max v.3 Specialized Hardware and Software Knowledge Color Span 74" UV Flat Bed Printer, Hewlett Packard 5500 Design-Jet Printer, Seiko Color Painter 64S, MacDermid Colorspan72UVX, Ioline 260SD 72" Plotter, 3D Routing Systems, 42" Hot/Cold Laminator, Gerber Edge/Max Thermal Printing Systems, Eye One Color Calibration System, ULS flatbed laser cutting system Mac and PC capable, Adobe CSS (Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign), Alias Wavefront SoftImage, 3D MAX, Amiable Technologies Flexisign, AutoCAD 2006, A+ Certification, MCP Certification, CADCAM, Corel Draw, GSP Omega, Inventor 10, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office XP, MCP Certification, Onyx RIP Server

Education

Cincinnati State, Art Academy of Cincinnati

Specialties

Awards

Merit List awarded consistently

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