With over 18 years of graphic design and pre-press experience, I know how to design for high quality for printing as well as uploading to the web.
Software and Quick Keys:
Adobe Creative Suite CSC 2017: InDesign CC2017, Photoshop CC2017, Illustrator CC2017, Acrobat Pro.
Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
BA Art (*** Laude) Concentration Graphic Design
AA Graphic Arts (Printing Press, Design, Screen Printing, Production and Estimating)
AA Business Management
I create marketing material such as business cards, brochures, magnets, flyers and other items. Also design logos, business packages, banners, magnets, ads, magazines and more for clients. I participate in cross networking with other vendors and businesses. I also have connections with printers and get great pricing that I pass on to the customer.
Wharf Industries Printing
Graphic Designer & Prepress Tech (full time)
107 Storrs Street, Concord, NH 03301 • (603) 224-5323 Full Time June 19, 2006 – Present Responsibilities: Work independently with both PC and Mac OS to service three to four sales people, as well as their clients. My main duties include: graphic design, file management, color correction and separation, technical support for customers and their various files, troubleshooting, preflighting and proofing, customer service, PDF creation for press and for proof, run both color and black and white copy jobs check job tickets to insure that the correct job is run on the most cost effective press, copier, etc. Graphic design business packages, logos, brochures, posters, annual reports, magazines, pocket folders and many other pieces.
• Software and Quick Keys include: QuarkXPress 8, Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Illustrator CS6, Adobe InDesign CS6, Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro, TrueFlow software, Caere OCR software, Publisher 2007, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Ticket Bench Pro (numbering software) and Word Perfect.
• Hardware include: Canon 7560 copier/printer/scanner and Konica C6501 color laser copier/printer/scanner with Fiery Rips.
Graphic Designer & Account Executive to Prepress Manager
107 Storrs Street, Concord, NH 03301 • (603) 224-5323 Full Time May 2000 to August 2002 • Part Time September 2002 to May 2005 (Full Time at PSU) Full Time May 2005 to June 16, 2006.
Responsibilities: Many of the same requirements as stated above. Designed a variety of pieces: business packages, logos, brochures, menus, calendars, posters, books, magazines and newsletters.
• Software and Quick Keys: QuarkXPress 6.5, Adobe Photoshop CS2, Adobe Illustrator CS2, Adobe InDesign CS2, Adobe PageMaker 7.0, Adobe Acrobat 7, TrueFlow software, Caere OCR software, Publisher 2003, Microsoft Office.
Plymouth State University Fall 2002 – Spring 2005 Plymouth, New Hampshire Class of 2005 College Advisor: John “Terry” Downs Graduated *** laude with my Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design with minor in art history. As a full time, transfer, commuter student I maintained a part time work schedule at Wallace Press/Reprographics in Concord. Course concentration in Graphic design, art history, photography, painting and drawing for my BA. Software applications used: Macromedia Freehand, Adobe Photoshop, QuarkXPress, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Adobe Acrobat.
New Hampshire Community Technical College Fall 1997 – Spring 1999 Laconia, New Hampshire, Class of 1999 Graduated with my Associates Degree in Applied Science in Graphic Arts, 3.05 GPA. This was a two year program with press, camera, typography and design classes. Trained with QuarkXPress 4.0, Adobe Photoshop 5, Illustrator 7 and Typestyler. Received a second place Tyler Award during my time at NHCTCLaconia. I also worked in the library as a library assistant as a work study opportunity.
Winnisquam Regional High School Fall 1993 – Spring 1997 Tilton, NH Received a Silver Key Award from the Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards in the graphic design category, 1994.