Nov 2014 - Present (6 years 10 months)
Create artwork from concept to production phase for various gaming supplies (Pull Tabs, Bingo) using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop software. Provide marketing materials for sales staff.
Graphic Designer/Production Coordinator
Issaquah Press Inc.
Jun 2014 - Nov 2014 (5 months)
Creating both print and online advertisements according to customer needs as well as production of both in-house and ad copy from external sources. Overhaul existing file system and workflow to coordinate with the existing order entry system. Create weekly online newspapers, in pdf format, based off the printed publications, including special section inserts. Produce sales materials/flyers to aid sales staff.
Jan 2008 - May 2013 (5 years 4 months)
Created both print and online advertisements according to customer needs as well as production of both in-house and ad copy coming in from external sources. Created a weekly online newspaper (aka "green version") via Adobe Acrobat Pro and uploaded to the website. Produced special section layouts, sales material to aid sales staff. Organized files and created annual backups.
Purchasing/Customer Service/Graphic Design
Northwest Printers Supply
Sep 2003 - Jan 2008 (4 years 4 months)
Purchased and maintained inventory and pricing of all offset printing equipment and supplies. Acquired knowledge of the latest printing technologies. Created sales brochures with current offerings. Customer service: Greet walk-in customers, answer phones, research products..
King County Journal
Nov 2003 - May 2007 (3 years 6 months)
Created ads and maintained existing ads making edits, scanning logos and photos for various papers in the Puget Sound area. Used a variety of different software including Multi-Ad Creator, Photoshop, Illustrator, QuarkXpress and Microsoft Word.
Seattle FilmWorks / PhotoWorks
Sep 1995 - Aug 2003 (7 years 11 months)
Created package design for private label and in-house single-use cameras. Also produced print collateral for direct mail marketing campaigns. Included: brochures, letters, packaging, POP displays, labels, logos, envelopes, ordering forms. Operated and maintained imagesetter and processor for private label printing of film containers, canisters and single-use cameras.
United Advertising Publications
Jan 1992 - Sep 1995 (3 years 8 months)
Create and edit advertisements, check for correct spelling/grammar. Scan logos and photo negatives making adjustments for advertisements. Checking files for printing purposes (prepress). Problem solve files that would not process through imagesetter.