Kelly Solomon

Freelance Graphic Designer & Logo Designer

Location:Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Phone: 410-205-0337
2 Skills
(April 2008-Present) Xerox Corporation/TRowe Price, Owings Mills, Maryland
Certified iGen 4 Digital Press Operator/Technician/Graphic Designer - Responsible for graphic design and printing at TRowe Price Corporation. Experienced operator of the Nuvera 288, Watkiss Booklet Maker and BDFx Booklet Maker. Operator of Kodak and Canon wide format digital printing. Graphic Designer of in-house print request and Printing Specialist of in-house and outside (GPO) jobs. Operator of Web-Services, and Process Manager, for automatic pre-flight of all incoming jobs. Set-up of Workflows for variable templates.

(December 2006-November 2007) RPI Marketing, Inc., Owings Mills, Maryland
Junior Art Director/Graphic Designer - Responsible for creating graphic designs for clients.
Designer of publications, banner-ups, logos, etc.

(January 2005-December 2006) Solocup Company, Owings Mills, Maryland
Computer Artist - Responsible for creating 4-color, 2-color, and black & white illustration vector art for cups, bowls, plates, etc. Preflight of all art files for Scitex department. Also responsible for DCS2 PhotoShop manipulation.

(September 2004-January 2005) Aquent, Baltimore, Maryland
Graphic Designer/Production - Freelance graphic designer with various corporations and agencies within the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan Area. Designed brochures, newsletters, electronic publications, posters, banner ups, slide presentations, formatting of government proposals, etc.

(August 2002-June 2004) U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C.
Manager and Graphic Designer/Preflight Operator - Responsible for graphics design and prepress work and preflight of digital files. A Visual Documentation Specialist who coordinated all printing and software issues. Assisted in the preparation of documents for composition and printing by performing copyediting; determining publication design and format; reviewed proofs; and assisted in the coordination of electronic publishing of technical publications. Wrote up job tickets for the request of all publication and printing needs. Operation of Macintosh and PC platforms, utilized all software and hardware. Worked closely with Secretary of Labor, Elaine Chao, in designing all publications. Worked closely with Government Printing Office (GPO) and utilized GPO standards and guidelines. Attended press checks at GPO as well as other agencies.

(July 2001-August 2002) NAFFCCA, Inc., Washington, D.C.
Training Center Manager/Graphic Designer - Designer of all publications. Instructor of on-site training center for graphic design courses and computer training. Designed 4-Color process publications and illustrations. Operation of digital camera for photo shoots. Designed badges, nameplates, newsletters, etc.

(July 2000-August 2001) MedStar Research Institute, Washington, D.C.
Graphics Designer/Coordinator- Responsible for designing brochures and presentation for meetings and conferences.. Coordinated the design and developing of slide presentations. Worked closely with physicians and nurses to achieve quality results of brochures, flyers, posters, etc. Proofed blue-lines and pantone colors from printing vendors. Operation of 35mm camera for digital photo scenes from downtown Washington, D.C. Attended Press checks and bidded on jobs for best quotes.

(October 1996 - July 2000) Swales Aerospace/Goddard Space Flight Center, Beltsville, Maryland
Graphics and Communications Specialist - Responsible for designing graphics, formatting proposals and interacting with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Designed illustrations for stickers and patches for NASA’s on-base gift shop. Formatted and generated PDF files from Adobe Acrobat. Designed covers for proposals. Worked closely with web-designers and scientists, by designing graphics and linking pages for aerospace website.

(September 1992 - October 1996) National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, D.C.
Publications/Graphics Coordinator - Responsible for designing and coordinating all in-house graphics. Technical computer support for all in-house problems. Assisted accounting with billing of vendor invoices. Worked closely with physicians and nurses for presentation materials for grand rounds meetings. Audiovisual/photographer support in hospital auditorium. Designed 2-Color and 4-Color process ads for facility advertisements. Attended medical terminology courses, to reassure proper writing and editing to all healthcare publications and on-line electronic publications

Hardware - Macintosh/Mac OS Operating Systems; PC Platforms; Montage Presentation 35mm film recorders; 35mm digital cameras; Scanners; Laser printers; Docutech digital printers; Xerox iGen 4 Digital Press, Xerox 6060, Docutech 6135, 6115, Nuvera 288, Xerox 240, 260, KODAK, CANON printers; Watkiss, BDFx booklet makers; Perfectbinder, GBC bindery; LOGE processor; Linotronic P100 processing systems; Audiovisual equipment operation; Photography equipment; Back-up server

Software - Quark Express; PageMaker; PhotoShop; Illustrator CS, CS2, and CS3; InDesign; Freehand; Acrobat, Ad Creator; Corel Draw; Microsoft Office; FrontPage; Textbrige Pro; OmniPage; PowerPoint; Excel; Dreamweaver; Flash; Autocad; Visio, Web Services, Process Manager, Freeflow

Glenelg High School, Glenelg, Maryland: Diploma
Howard County VoTech, Ellicott City, Maryland: 3-Dimensional Design/Commercial Art/Graphic Design
Howard Community College, Columbia Maryland: Graphic Design/Commercial Art

Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Logo Design