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  • Suzanne Lapila

    Graphic Artist/Illustrator

    Derby, CT

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

Work History

  • (Production Artist)

    • Imagemark
    • Wilton, CT

    * Layout and production of four magazines * Imported text from Word, utilized style sheets, placed ads, designed small ads * Archived files

  • (Production Artist)

    • Penny Publications
    • Milford, CT
    • Present

    * 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

    • (Freelance Digital Production Assistant)
    • Guilford, CT

    * Application of new style sheets to books using CS5 InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat and also, Quark * Preparing books to make ready for XML conversion

  • (Production Artist/Ad Traffic)

    • Bee Publishing
    • Newtown, CT

    * 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 * Assisted sales staff

  • (Graphic Designer)

    • Sir Speedy Printing
    • Shelton, CT

    * Designed brochures, flyers, letterheads, envelopes, business cards, logos, etc. * Answered and directed phone calls, took printing orders and account details over the phone and in person * Scheduled print jobs

  • (Production Artist/Assistant Art Director)

    • Cyberactive Media
    • Wilton, CT

    * 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 Graduated: Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT * 1995 * BA * Graphic Design

Education

  • Central Connecticut State University

    • B.A. Graphic Design
    • 1991 - 1995

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