Responsible for mechanically preparing print files for final output utilizing electronic production techniques. Responsibilities and desired skills: * Execute rough layouts through finished compositions according to design direction of the creative team * Ensure all electronic files are prepared properly for print output (includes preflight files) * Deliver clean, optimized files in Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign * Experience in product design and package design * Solid typographic skills and a good sense of composition, balance and color * Ability to take direction and critique own work throughout the design process * Ability to think strategically and conceptually to provide effective design communication/solutions * Experienced in working on multiple assignments simultaneously, prioritizing, and managing time * Proactive team player with a constructive and optimistic attitude, yet experienced in working independently * Ability to make fundamental choices to meet the project design criteria
Graphic Design Intern
Home Service Publications-American Woodworker Magazine
Work closely with the Art Directors, design layouts for upcoming stories, assist in photo shoots, select and color correct film, contact manufacturers to submit images of products.
InterDistrict Downtown School
Submitted a biweekly newsletter informing all parents of upcoming events, worked with copy editor, examined all data for errors, transferred all files via email in PDF format to the printing company.
Book Designer/Design Manager
St. Paul, MN
Work with editors to produce, on schedule, final electronic book (text & cover) files, including: * Produced photo shoots for Home Improvement and Lifestyles projects handled photo research managed photography budget edited photographs. * Managed press checks, art directed photos, maintained production schedules and budgets * Trained, supervised and provided design direction for intern designers * Create page layouts for assigned special sales and foreign sales projects. * Review files for proof/print process and page proofs for accuracy. * Design and typeset layouts for book interiors and covers * Hire and supervise freelance cover designers, page designers, and production artists. * Produce promotional material, sales kits and catalogues. * Complete pre-flights, create PDFs for print and package files for archival * Liaise with authors, editors, art director and publisher as needed * Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and prioritize tasks to suit tight deadlines * Ability to interface with all departments, including production, editorial, marketing, etc. * Extreme attention to detail