San Francisco, CA
Mar 2016 - 2017 (1 year 9 months)
San Francisco, CA
Feb 2014 - Feb 2016 (2 years)
As a Digital Production Designer, I'm responsible to create, execute, and produce digital files, email communications, and other deliverables for large consumer brands. Execute assigned tasks for web pages, emails, flow copy into pre-existing PSD documents, adjust the balance of imagery to copy as necessary, create adaptations of original designs for different aspect ratios, scales, perfect padding guides and environments. Also create adaptations of original designs based on existing templates, keeping consistency with pre-established design templates.
Clients: Adobe, Autodesk, Union Bank, Dun & Bradstreet, Desk.com, CalChamber
Dec 2013 - Jan 2014 (1 month)
Short contract which I provided design and production support to the Creative Department in various powerpoint presentations, creative design assessments using PowerPoint and other Adobe Suite software such as Illustrator, Photoshop. Expert in using my many skills to enhance design tasks proficiently and speedily as required.
San Jose, CA
Apr 2013 - Aug 2013 (4 months)
Working for major corporations in the creative department as a Graphic Production Artist.
PowerPoint presentation design, animation and production.
Create and develop web banners.
Responsible for pre-press production, including photo-retouching and color correction.
Clients: Qualcomm, Infinera, Epson, NuGEN, ForeScout, Couchnase, KLA Tencor
Graphic & Print Production Artist
Sep 2012 - Apr 2013 (7 months)
Brand development, Create design solutions from concept to completion, including: collateral materials, packaging, labels, publications, brand identity.
Assist and support the Marketing & Sales Department on day-to-day design needs.
Graphic Artist (Contractor)
2012 - Apr 2013 (4 months)
Lead creation and design of marketing materials, branding, tradeshow graphics, presentations.
Typesetting, pre-press, production, package design.
Worked closely with office manager on creative materials to promote products.
Production Artist, Graphic Designer
Walnut Creek, CA
Jul 2010 - Apr 2012 (1 year 9 months)
Design Product Labels, Boxes, Sell Sheets, Redesign Websites, Photo retouching
Dec 2009 - Mar 2010 (3 months)
Managed all stages of production for advertising, collateral, large format, promotional and presentation materials.
Responsible for pre-press production, including photo-retouching and color correction. Collaborated with Creative and Art Directors in the creation of new campaigns and concepts, and saw them through to delivery of final materials. Designed print advertising and collateral to adhere to clients’ graphic and brand standards as demand dictated.
Young & Rubicam
Sep 2008 - Dec 2009 (1 year 3 months)
Production of advertising including billboards, brochures, sales office signage, magazine and newspaper ads. Developed and executed dielines for packaging and folders. Ensured art was ready for print and web. Production of industry magazine, including press approvals. Maintained archives and network server.
Primarily responsible for pre-press production and photo-retouching, I was instrumental in the design of print advertising, direct mail and collateral for a predominately retail client base.
Mar 2003 - Jan 2006 (2 years 10 months)
Responsible for layout and design, including direct mail, collateral, signage and brochures, billboards, Print ads.Correcting files, apply traps, designate appropriate colors, and adjust support files for imaging at high resolution.
Preflighting all design work before sending the jobs via FTP to the printers. Responsible for art manipulation, file management, scanning, color correcting, typesetting and electronic trapping. Ensured sizing, color, folds and bleed specifications are met before documents/mockups are sent to the printers.
Graphic Designer & Production Artist
Dec 2000 - Mar 2003 (2 years 3 months)
Worked on in-store displays, white papers, brochures, booklets, corporate identity styleguides, cd labels, and other printed items according to established corporate guidelines using Quark, Illustrator, and Acrobat.
Adjusted complicated table layouts, finessed typographic detail, and color-corrected photos for a multipage booklet using Quark and Photoshop.
Jun 1992 - Dec 2000 (8 years 6 months)
Take client files preflight look for missing fonts and images, update graphics and prepare file for a Digital Proof using the software that the file was prepared in. Fix anything that does not lining up correctly or would create a problem for Press or Bindery. Make sure the proofs were 100% accurate and match client's lasers.
Go above and beyond standard protocol to make sure all clients files will work in our operating system. Initiated the final proof or Make Plates for completion of job and check plates against proofs for accuracy