Michael Salas

Freelance Ad Designer & Graphic Designer

Location:Noble, Oklahoma, United States
2 Skills
Freelance design — 2006-2011
Provide Design and Production services for various clients. Recent projects include: One Sheeter Sales Tools / Poster Designs / Newsletters / Financial Reports / Collateral Materials / Magazines.
Spurs Sports & Entertainment / Palo Alto College / Ousset Advertising / Foster Creative & Welcome Home Publications
production manager — 2003-2006 San antonio current
Responsible for managing all advertising design and production, pagination of publication, and performed quality assurance checks to ensure a flawless print product.
supervisor, production — 1992-2003 San antonio express-news
Oversaw design, trained, supervised, and evaluated a staff of computer operators producing ads for all automotive and real estate advertising clients. Directed and managed a new, exemplary divisional concept, which was earmarked as a prototype for implementation throughout the San Antonio Express News. Ads were completely produced on computers which involved research, photo scanning techniques, typesetting, and photography. All of this was accomplished in an accelerated production atmosphere requiring a twenty-four hour turnaround to meet press deadlines. In addition, responsible for the coordination of ads with the Editorial Department in the production of the weekly Images publication. Additionally, responsible for the servicing, training and coordination of all commercial print projects.
Designer/production artist/freelance — 1982-1992
Production Artist/Designer/Art Director/Freelance Artist and Designer
During these ten years, held various positions with some intermittent periods of freelance work. Using my various design and art skills techniques, and management skills, these positions involved the following: creating and designing artwork; developing and executing creative concepts from rough layout stage through mechanical production; directing and overseeing production artists, photographers, and printers; and training and supervising college student interns. These positions and freelance commitments were all held in San Antonio for the following businesses: Radio Cap, Cara Records, Palo Alto College, Chip Salas & Associates Advertising, A. C. Ink, Sosa & Associates, Ousset and Company Advertising, Giles Design, San Antonio College, Art House, and Lewis and Thompson Advertising.
San Antonio College – San Antonio, Texas - Major: Advertising Art and Commercial Design
Incarnate Word University – San Antonio, Texas - Continuing Education in Graphic Arts
San Antonio College – San Antonio, Texas - Continuing Ed: Flash & Dreamweavor
Extensive management experience of both projects and people?Superior artistic and creative ability?Bilingual (English/Spanish)?Excellent mechanical production skills?Proficient in the use of the following computer software: Quark Express, Freehand, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Indesign, and Microsoft Word?Extensive use of Photography
References available upon request.
Skills (2) Rating
Ad Design
Graphic Design