Saabeer Muhammad

Freelance Ad Designer & Banner Designer

1105
Location:Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone: 64-9-263 0182
Website: http://www.graphicicon.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/saabeermuhammad
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EXPERIENCE | 1989 - MAY 2012
I have the capability and complete knowledge in Graphic Reproduction including the following:
1. Designing (Corporate Branding, Logo Design, Magazine, Newspaper, Annual Reports, Product Packaging/Labels, Posters, Calendars, Business Stationery, Brochures, etc.) 2. Typesetting (Magazine, Newspaper), 3. Web Designing (Domain Name, Hosting, Site Management), 4. Scanning (High Res. Drum Scanning), 5. Trapping, Imposing
6. Computer-Cut Vinyl Sign (Vehicle & Fleet, Building & Shop Front, 3D Sign, Windows, Banners, Real Estate Signs, Digital Printing, Sandwich Board, etc. ), 7. Outputting to final film, 8. Checking Screen Rulings and Angles, 9. Proofing any Lithographic printing job

The following subjects that I have mastered:
1. Colour Models; Additive and Subtractive Colour, 2. Colour Gamut, 3. Density,
4. Colour Separation, 5. Scanning, 6. Continuous-tone and Halftone art,
7. Screen Rulings and Screen Angles, 8. Trapping, Dot Gain and Undercolour Removal,
9. Imposition and Binding, 10. Calibration and Proofing

Computer Equipment
Have knowledge and understanding of the following Computer Equipment:
1. Apple Power Macintosh, 2. RasterOps 21’’ Flat Hi-Res Monitor
3. AGFA Select Set 5000 Imagesetter, 4. AGFA Hardware Rip Machine, 5. Screen A2 Imagesetter
6. ColourGetter II Drum Scanner, 7. Scitec A3 HiRes Scanner, 8. AGFA Proofing Machine
9. AGFA Exposer Unit, 10. XEROX/HP/Apple Laser Printers, 11. Roland CAMM Vinyl Cutter
12. HP/EPSOM InkJet Printers, 13. Scitec Hi-Res A3 Flatbed Scanner,
14. Microtec Flatbed Scanner, 15. SONY 2GB Dat Drive, 16. Syquest 200MB External Drive
17. Lacie Toast CD Writer, 18. AGFA Daylight Proofer, 19. Bromide Exposer Unit

Software and Utilities
Have knowledge and experience in the following computer based Software and Utilities:
1. Adobe Illustrator CS3, 2. Adobe Photoshop CS5, 3. Quark Xpress 8.12, 4. Adobe Freehand MX
5. Adobe Acrobat Professional, 6. Dreamweaver MX, 7. Flash 3, MX, 8. Barcode Pro 3.03
9. Fireworks MX, 10. SignMate Plus, 11. ColourWriter 2, 12. Microsoft Word, 13. Toast Titanium
14. Suitcase Fusion 2, 15. Microsoft Entourage, 16. Classic FTP

WORK HISTORY
2002 - Present
Graphic Icon Ltd - Auckland, New Zealand | Graphic Design, Web Design, Print Management, Signage
Title: Art Director.

Work involved:
- Liaise with the Director / Production Manager to meet the specified outcomes as required by the Individual Contractor’s
- Scanning on high end scanner, ready for page make-up
- Web Design Consultation, with other designers
- Performing all aspects of Graphic Design work including:
Logo Design, Brochures, Catalogues, Newsletter, Product Labels, Branding,
Magazine Adverts and Layout, etc.
- Impose design work ready for final film
- Publishing of a monthly newspaper, a yearly Business Directory.
- Liase with Printers and Distributors, Community Leaders.
- Creating Computer-Cut Vinyl Signage for Vehicles and Buildings

1998 to 2001
Filmworx - Auckland, New Zealand | Pre-Press, Graphic Imaging
Title: Mac Operator / Graphic Designer.

Work involved:
- Scanning on high end scanner, ready for page make-up
- Picture manipulation
- Performing all aspects of Graphic Design work
- Impose design work ready for final film
- Receiving disk from client, from different software programmes,
prepare files for final separations.
- Print match of cromline proofs, printers guide
- Liaise with the Director / Production Manager to meet the specified outcomes as
required by the Individual Contractor’s
- Providing day to day working schedule

1996 to 1998
Medallion Graphics Limited - Auckland, New Zealand | Graphic Design, Screen Printing, Signage
Title: Mac Operator/Designer.

Work involved:
- Mac Operating using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and QuarkXpress
- Various types of Label designs and layout including sign design
- Pre-press Lithography
- Converting files from PC to Mac programs
- Production of Colour Separation using Panther A3 Imagesetter
- Photo retouching and manipulation
- Scanning using AGFA flatbed StudioScan
- Preparation of all types pre-press, ready for Offset, Rotary Letterpress,
Screen Printing and Kopack plates
- Various types of Sign Cutting using Roland CAMM Vinyl Cutter
- Marketing strategies from inception to completion
- Expressing ideas and design to clients for promotion and sales
- Teaching and training all staffs including management
- Planning strategies for present and future advancements

1993 to 1996
Graphic Systems Limited - Auckland, New Zealand
Title: Scanner/Systems Operator

Work involved:
- Using Color Getter II drum scanner to produce High Resolution Scans for in-house and
Advertising Agencies
- Manipulation and Retouching of Pictures for Brochures and Annual Reports
- Illustration of Graphics for Flyers and Catalogues
- Production of Colour Separations and Cromline Proofs
- Planning strategies for present and future advancements
- Expressing ideas and design to clients for promotion and sales
- Teaching and training all staffs including management
- Attending staff meeting and discussing work flow
- Marketing strategies from inception to completion
1989 to 1993
Top Art Limited - Suva, Fiji Islands
Title: Junior Graphic Artist

Commenced employment in 1987 after finishing NZ University Entrance Examination as a Junior Paste-up Artist. In 1990 I was promoted to Intermediate Artist. In 1992 a Graphic
Designer.
Work involved operating Apple Macintosh computers and IBM PC computers.
As a Systems Operator I was able to use Software like PageMaker, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe
Photoshop, Quark Xpress and Corel Draw.
As a Graphic Designer I was able to produce and Design Logo’s, Flyers, Four Colour Layouts for retail catalogues and travel brochures, News Letters and Annual Reports.

Qualification
Diploma in Graphic Design | Theory & Practical
As Assessed by New Zealand Qualifications Authority

Degree in Graphic Design | Practical
As Assessed by Programme Leader
Auckland Institute of Technology, New Zealand

ReFerences
- Bill Pugh Graphics Manager | Premier Print Services | Phone: (09) 379 3770
- Brian Morrel Manager | Medallion Graphics | Phone: (09) 579 6849
- Peter Gilderdale Programme Leader | Auckland Institute of Technology | Phone: (09) 307 9999
- Michael Cave Production Manager | Filmworx Ltd | Phone: (09) 358 3599
- Nazmin Bibi Production Manager | Graphic Icon Ltd | Phone: (09) 263 0182
Skills (2) Rating
Ad Design
Banner Design