The Printers, Inc
Jul 2003 - Present (17 years 9 months)
Design and create graphics and layouts for specific commercial production needs.
Digital manipulation of vector artwork and raster images.
Work cooperatively with clients to achieve goals for projects.
Lead designer for select regional and statewide trade publications and newsletters.
Serve as backup for imposition of layouts for plate production for printing presses.
Advise co-designers of current tips-and-tricks regarding design software.
Dakota Stage Ltd.
2004 - 2013 (9 years)
Oct 1999 - Jul 2003 (3 years 9 months)
Pioneered and nurtured the development of the print production department.
Developed cutting-edge print advertising to promote client image and product.
Designed logos, brochures, posters, billboards, and stationery packages.
Photographed numerous projects and photo-documented client events.
Created PowerPoint presentations to promote the company to potential clients,
and to pitch projects and marketing plans.
Maintained a job production database and archived data CDs.
Won an ADDY Award for "Industry Self-Promotion/Special Event Material" as presented by the Advertising Federation of Bismarck
Minot Daily News
Oct 1998 - Oct 1999 (1 year)
Responsible for digital page layout of the Classifieds section.
Verified page negatives, which were output from an imagesetter.
Assisted Creative Services with revisions and design of newspaper ads.
Digital Prepress Technician
Sep 1997 - Oct 1998 (1 year 1 month)
Performed digital format and paste up for customer full-color and spot-color orders.
Maintained a database for tracking customer orders.
Produced and verified project negatives output from an imagesetter.
Supported the bindery department and performed deliveries of customer orders.
Dec 1986 - Mar 1988 (1 year 3 months)
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