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South Hadley, MA
South Hadley, MA
Award-winning graphic artist, designer, writer, and business owner with more than 30 years of digital design and technical illustration expertise. My talents include design, concept development, composition, layout, writing, editing, illustration and generally being a self-sufficient individual.
Logos and Corporate Identity
Design and Rendering
Illustration and Book Design
As a lifelong designer I have worked on almost every type of project in the field. I'm proficient in most major design-related software packages, including Adobe Creative Suite, Quark, iLife -- and even the old FreeHand from Macromedia! I also utilize a fair amount of backup, video editing, font management, database, troubleshooting, and other content creation software in my work. I write, design, and produce annual reports, brochures, tourism guides, advertisements, catalogs, newsletters, and other publications. Logo design is a particular specialty. I possess thorough knowledge of all facets of printing and print management, prepress, and digital file preparation. I'm also accomplished in the layout and design of architectural spaces and have applied those skills to numerous design jobs.
As a business owner I've managed and been responsible for all aspects of business operations including job trafficking, data file management, bookkeeping, shipping, billing, and invoicing from a young age. Macintosh troubleshooting and consulting is another skill set I possess and I've provided support and equipment requisitioning services for a wide array of clients and installations.
As Mastercom Data Center, I produced dozens of graphic technical publications and art prints for the science fiction genre for more than 20 years. I was responsible for all aspects of business operations including product concept and design, technical illustration, writing, editing, production, printing supervision and proofing, shipping, catalog creation, dealer distribution contracts, and finances. I also worked as an artist and designer on publishing projects with Pocket Books in New York and Paramount PIctures in Los Angeles. I authored, illustrated, and self-published two five-star art fiction books and negotiated national distribution contracts with major book distributors Koen, Ingram, and Baker & Taylor. I successfully marketed my titles to buyers at all the major chains, leading to national placement in Barnes & Noble, Borders, Waldenbooks, Amazon, and others.
A detailed resume is available upon request.