Freelance Graphic Designer
Aug 2016 - Present (5 years 1 month)
Freelance Graphic Designer . Hollywood, FL
Our City Media: Editorial layouts & Color correction for 150+ pages/mo. Photo shoots. HTML email mktg.
KAL Graphics: Standardization and redesign of official US government highway & road signs.
Impact Politics: Design of social media ads, banner ads and landing pages for 2018 election candidates.
Typography: Created Byway Series C, D, E and E Modified fonts, synchronizing highway signage designs.
Press & Grind Cafe: Menu redesign and printing, menu board redesign.
TRGMH Podcast: Weekly 1 hr. classic album podcast - 35+ episodes w/guests, live episodes. Audio & video editing
Traffic Manager / Packaging Designer
Pompano Beach, FL
Apr 2016 - Aug 2016 (4 months)
Trafficking all agency jobs via IBIS workflow system while preparing/ training for Workamajig implementation. Created 3D mockups of new products for national beverage client, and created packaging layouts for revamp of entire product line. Created animated web banner ads for new products and ecommerce launch. Color corrected and standardized new product photography and harvest photography for promotional materials.
Dec 2009 - Apr 2016 (6 years 4 months)
Design and production of seven full-color ad-driven community news publications (~360 pages per month) in a fast-paced environment, including: workflow implementation and supervision server management IT services graphic design off-site photography image color correction and editing image archiving prepress and soft approval.
Oct 2006 - Dec 2009 (3 years 2 months)
Designed and produced a 300 pg. high-end quarterly publication produced on a two-week schedule, specifically targeted and delivered to professional athletes in NBA, NFL, MLB & NHL. All facets of magazine design and production were involved, including coordination with national advertisers, prepress, soft proofing and approval.
Adobe CS Instructor
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mar 2007 - Mar 2008 (1 year)
Provides two-day intensive training sessions in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and for corporate clients.
Catalog Designer / Photo Retoucher
Sep 2000 - Oct 2006 (6 years 1 month)
Designed and produced a 200+ page / 2,000 item full-color catalog of imported toys, novelties, and gifts. Telecommuted to Orlando office with implementation of FTP and PDF for catalog production. Using Filemaker Pro database interface (XCatalog / InCatalog), automated production of catalog pages. Maintained and updated remote Filemaker Pro database used to track and complete catalog production. Assisted in photo shoots of products using digital photography. Color corrected, cleaned, sharpened, and animated product photography. Prepared full res PDFs of catalog for delivery to printer using FTP. Created full-color ads for various trade publications. Assisted in the design of ecommerce site, animated banner ads