Hard working individual driven to succeed, motivated by satisfaction and quality leadership. Creative specialist, enjoys discussing creative solutions and problem solving, working in teams and goal oriented opportunities. A quick, hands-on study, willing to learn anything.
Conceptualizing, problem solving, illustration, copywriting, photo editing and color correction, digital/studio camera experience, technical drawing for sign construction, web development, keen eye for proportion and composition.
Macintosh and PC experience, ten plus years with Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Quark, Acrobat, MS Office, ImageReady; recently retrained in Flash and Dreamweaver, HTML5 and CSS3. Seven years of signage/vinyl design, certified with FlexiSign.
Premier Printing, Inc., June 2009-present, Marshfield, WI
Design and production for digital and offset press, large format printing, apparel graphics and vinyl graphics. High level of personal job management, organization and prioritizing required to produce quality work in a multiple deadline workflow, using multiple output tools and equipment.
Vertis Communication, Inc., Sept. 2007-April 2009, Eau Claire, WI
Customer Support Engineer
Provide day to day customer support of custom advertising production/web based software, troubleshoot issues to resolution in timely manner, escalate critical issues to the help desk; plan, develop and provide training to individuals and groups, produce training documentation regarding best practices and system enhancements; gather, document, communicate and track enhancement requests, monitor user activity and make system enhancement recommendations, drive new function software testing on staging environment and conduct user acceptance review before release to client
Stratford Sign Company, May 2006-Sept. 2007, Stratford, WI
Communicate with clients to provide signage, vinyl graphic or decal solutions. Complete solutions in timely manner while handling multiple jobs. Operate Roland 30” vinyl printer/cutter, Mimaki 25” & 48” vinyl cutter, 96” Mimaki printer. FlexiSign Pro, Adobe Illustrator.
Vertis, Inc., June 2003-May 2006, Stillwater, MN
Production Artist, Night Team Lead
Advertisement production for SuperValu/Cub Foods. Page layout utilizing type and paragraph styles Supervise 6 other employees. Proofreading ad insert pages created in QuarkXPress. PDF workflow and production, organizing multiple Quark layers, maintain character and paragraph styles. FTP uploads for client review, corrections and approval.
B.F.A., Graphic Design, May 2001, University of Wisconsin/Stout, Menomonie, WI
Emphasis on logo development, packaging design and identity systems. Education also included fine arts, typography design, interface design, four color print processes, and photography.