Free-Lance Artist specifically
Free-Lance Ad Design
Lombard, United States
TIMELESS PHOTO a photo retoucher. Duties includes the restoration of vintage photos. These can need work in the areas of water damage, folds, tears, missing pieces of originals, color correction, stains, etc. End result is a like new, high quality keepsake. Heavy emphasis on family & historical photos.
Skokie, United States
Publication Production * Graphic Design, Ad Layout, Typesetting for IMP which is a tabloid size Industrial Trade Publication, published bi-weekly. IMP Publishes a large issue (Consisting of 100 to 150 pages per issue) and a small issue (Consisting of
DARD PRODUCTS INC.
Design, Pre-Press Company in the Promotions Novelty Business. ie Logo's printed on pens, key chains, magnets, etc. Graphics * Worked in Art department using: Quark X Press, Illustrator, Photoshop, Streamline, Etc. * Typesetting, Recreating-Cleaning up artwork to make print ready. * Scanning, Converting, Troubleshooting files sent from customers Pre-Press * Duties Include making screens for silk screening, burning plates for offset (as well as stripping film), and burning Cliches, (Plates used for Pad Printing process). * Reclaiming Silk Screens * Working between art/printing departments to resolve any printing issues
pages). Duties Included Creating Ads ranging in size from Full page. These would be produced from 1 color, 2nd color spot & full color ads. Created flyers for customers, as well as well as assembling pages & sections of the magazine so as to be ready for output at the printing facility. (Circulation of this publication was about 100,000) * Programs used included a heavy emphasis on Quark 5.0, Adobe Illustrator 9.0 and Photoshop 6.0. Also Adobe Acrobat Excel & Word. - Quark used to assemble ads, majority of typesetting, document layout and some design elements. - Photoshop used to obtain, clean, color correct photos, create clipping paths for use in Quark, Clean customer supplied artwork, create unique type designs, and as a tool with Illustrator to create backgrounds for ads.
Senior Artist, Art Director
* Responsible for creating all ad-work for Eazypower. This includes multiple full-page consumer ads published in Popular Mechanics on several occasions, as well as program magazines sold at Wrigley Field, & Woodworker's Journal to name a few. Also create Full Page Ads for inside trade publications including such clients as True Value, Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Do it Best & United Hardware. Have also created the last several ads for back page of The National Hardware Show Directory. * Create catalogs for Eazypower, as well as Drop-Ship Catalogs for Do it Best Hardware, Ace, Orgill, True Value among others. * Create Brand Identity, Package Design Artwork, (Boxes) and Carded Blister, Shrink Wrap Packaging. * Create Illustrations of Various Tools, Products, POP Displays. * Design & Creating, Banners, Posters, Window Clings, Business Cards, Instruction manuals, in-house invoicing forms. etc. * Photographing Products using a Professional Nikon SLR Camera, Color Correction, Clipping Paths, Retouching, Prepping RGB and CMYK for Eazypower and outside vendor's use. * Programs Used include, (Adobe CS6) In-Design. Illustrator, Photoshop, & Acrobat Pro, Excel, Word, Bar Code Pro. (Creating print ready PDF's) and QuarkXPress. * Since we have our own in-house print department, I create color separations for all of our multi-color art. Familiar with traps, bleeds, Spot & full 4 color printing, and producing printing plates direct from files on a Lotem Plate maker. Web Design. While I am new to this, Eazypower had no website, so I decided to learn web design on my own the past several months, through the aid of tutorials, and educational youtube video and articles. I hope you will view this website at eazypower.com. This was created using Dreamweaver, and features a great deal of my work with eazypower.