Rey Verdugo

Freelance Graphic Designer & Print Ad Designer

Location:Gilbert, Arizona, United States
2 Skills
Summary of Qualifications
Highly motivated and dedicated professional with exceptional leadership and creative skills including the following competencies:
• Experience in team building and leadership
• Excellent bi-lingual communication skills
• Meeting deadlines under high pressure and challenging situations
• High level of competency in: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Professional, Bridge, Fireworks, XHTML), Mindfire (pURL software), iWay PressSense (Web-to-Print), Media Spectrum (ad management), HP SmartStream Designer
Current areas of study
php, CSS3, Javascript
Production Designer, ASU Foundation Tempe. AZ 2010-Present
A senior-level member of the Communications & Marketing team where responsibilities include:
• Works with project management and design staff to determine best print vendor partners for individual projects requirements
• Complete and submit print estimate forms to print vendors in the process of selecting and approving print vendors
• Collaborates with senior creative director, designers and project management in the selection of print vendors for final printing and production of projects
• Manages project throughout print life cycle
• Primary contact for print vendors, also representatives ASU Foundation at all press checks
• Prepares digital mechanical files for all print based projects
• Organize and maintain all artwork on server ensuring that artwork jobs are properly filed and easily accessible. Ensure that old artwork is archived appropriately
• In conjunction with editorial and project management staff, proofs all print based mechanicals
• Interface with printers to assure that all print files are correct and complete
• Attend weekly team production meetings to discuss job status and workload
• Knowledge in printing, cost structures, process and procedures, including color management, setting spreads and traps, etc.
• Meticulous attention to best practices and procedures for digital mechanical file preparation
• Troubleshoot issues and problems pertaining to print production
• Work with design staff in assisting with file preparation issues, suggestions or
tutoring as needed
Pre-Media Specialist, ASU Print & Imaging Lab Mesa, AZ 2009-2010
• Preparing all material for offset, digital, and large format printers including imposition, file correction, variable data (if applicable), and color management while ensuring client satisfaction.
• Designing various materials for client projects while meeting A.S.U. Commguide specs
• Managing the large format department which includes printing, mounting, and lamination
• Working with Press-sense iWay creating new templates, altering templates, resolving client issues and creating new accounts
Creative Services Manager, La Voz Publishing Phoenix, AZ 2006-2009
Managing six advertising designers create and modify customers’ advertisements, and one Information Technology (I.T.) employee
• Managing six publications with different formats, zones and deadlines
• Overseeing production of six publications: La Voz Saturday edition, La Voz Wednesday edition, TV y Más, Los Clasificados, Mercado, and Esquina del Sabor
• Planning, organizing and prioritizing workflow to meet various publication deadlines
• Producing and overseeing the creation of aesthetically and effective ads for current and prospective customers
• Collaborating with external ad agencies
• Working with sales team and clients to ensure customer satisfaction
• Training and mentoring new Production Department employees
• Training new Sales Representatives in production department procedures and ad development
• Correcting issues related to pagination and production
• Collaborating with I.T. on maintaining La Voz hardware and software
• Leading, negotiating and conducting interface testing and implementation of cutting edge production management system (Media Spectrum) at La Voz
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ — Bachelor of Science, Graphic Information Technology, 2011

Collins College, Tempe, AZ — Associates in Visual Communication, 1999
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Print Ad Design