I have a B.A. in Graphic Design and 10+ years experience in the field. I am looking for a creative position as a graphic designer/production aritst that would allow me to fully utilize my skills and talents. I have experience in publishing and printing environments. I also have a passion for illustrating and creating designs and I am looking for that career opportunity to take me to the next level. I would appreciate the chance to work for a stable and growing company.

Work Samples

  • Graphic Design

  • Illustration

Work History

Suzanne C. Lapila Derby, CT E-mail: Suzyl22@aol.com Computer Skills: Adobe Creative Suite, (PhotoShop, Illustrator, In-Design, Acrobat), Quark, Flight-Check, Toast, Adobe Type Manager, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) Other Skills: Graphic design, page-layout, pre-press, mechanicals, illustration, ad traffic, communication skills, customer service Graduated: Central Connecticut State University • 1995 • BA • Graphic Design Work Experience: Penny Publications, Milford, CT May 2016-June 2017 (Production Artist) • Production of Penny Covers, changes, schedules, interacting with editors • Design and production of coloring book pages • Choose and download images from Shutterstock • Prepare images for print by making CMYK black • Use images to create and design patterns Globe Pequot Press, Guilford, CT May 2012-November 2012 (Freelance Digital Production Assistant) • Application of new style sheets to books using InDesign CS5 • Preparing books to make ready for XML conversion Bee Publishing, Newtown, CT January 2008-February 2009 (Production Artist/Ad Traffic) • Designed ads • Processed incoming ads by email and on disk. • Flight-checked ads for problems related to font or image • Printed all ads for newspaper • Archived files Imagemark, Wilton, CT July 2006-December 2006 (Production Artist) • Layout and production of four magazines • Imported text from Word, utilized style sheets, placed ads, designed small ads • Archived files Webloyalty.com, Shelton, CT December 2004-July 2006 (Customer Service Representative) • Answered incoming phone calls and e-mails • Assisted customers with account questions, and cancellations Sir Speedy Printing, Shelton, CT August 2004-October 2004 (Graphic Designer) • Designed brochures, flyers, letterheads, envelopes, business cards, logos, etc. • Answered and directed phone calls, took printing orders and handling account details over the phone and in person • Scheduled print jobs Cyberactive Media, Wilton, CT December 1999-March 2001 (Production Artist/Assistant Art Director) • Design and page-layout of weekly 56 page magazine • Utilized style sheets and master pages • Designed, flight-checked, and placed ads • Solved font, image and color related problems of printed materials to make ready for press. Omega Engineering, Stamford, CT November 1998-May 1999 (Production Artist) • Worked with minimal supervision on the design and layout of an engineering catalog, • Corrected errors regarding typographical and layout of page • Constructed charts in Quark


  • Central Connecticut State University

    • BA Graphic Design
    • 1991 - 1995

    Major: Graphic Design - Minor: Fine Art