Hardworking individual with outstanding creativity and attention to detail. Comprehensive knowledge and skills in graphic design. Extremely dedicated and focused person who has the ability to work independently or as part of a team.
Highly gifted, creative, and energetic Graphic Artist with six years experience in creating compelling designs for print on varying media.
? Extensive knowledge and experience with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign with a sound ability to design and create graphics for any task requiring digital or traditional art.
? Training in a variety of programs such as Ergosoft Rip software, After Effect, and Corel Draw, as well as a strong desire to adapt and learn.
? Strong degree of creativity with a significant ability for the technical production skills required to get work ready for print.
? Flexibility and good judgment with time oriented tasks and excellent organization skills to meet all deadlines accurately.
? Leadership and team building skills to ensure every aspect of a job is done correctly and in a timely manner.
2012–Present Ahold USA Carlisle, PA
Responsible for designing and building weekly circulars including:
? Building pages for Giant, Martain’s and Stop and Shop sales fliers, including switchouts of products and pricing to provide an accurate and custom ad for 791 different stores.
? Maintaining organization while remaining on schedule for multiple projects deadlines, as well as preserving consistency on three different weeks worth of ads simultaneously.
? Cleaning up copy and images throughout the page while anticipating sales staff and proofreaders needs by utilizing a database for all product information, special pricing, promotions, coupon codes and variety art.
? Creating sample proofs for each page to be evaluated for uniformity and cohesiveness throughout the ad by sales staff as well as senior management.
? Isolating, resizing, color correcting and properly filing all images appearing in the ad including new products and beauty shots.
? Working closely with proofreaders and traffic team to ensure precision and accuracy of each ad as well as adhering to company standards.
? Understanding and utilizing color tags to ensure minimal plates to be used during the printing process as well as cutting down on plate costs.
? Working closely with other members of the team to ensure all pages are completed in an accurate and timely manner.
2008–2012 TexVisions Carlisle, PA
Graphics Coordinator Team Lead
Responsible for overseeing complete artistic process, from concept to execution including:
? Training and preparing new artists on the use of equipment and software for the time oriented tasks ahead, oversee all artists to maintain deadlines, and institute new procedures where needed.
? Use a working knowledge of company products, materials and machines to translate the clients’ design to assure quality printing.
? Create easy to use templates for customer use, and quick preparation of artwork for all products.
? Troubleshoot issues between salesman and production team by interpreting guidelines and exercising creative solutions for each specific assignment.
? Organize and prepare clients’ artwork to company standards for best print available, and provide clients with any support and consultation needed in matters concerning artwork quality and color.
? Design and edit visual elements for all company exhibitions, conferences, and presentations, and oversee print procedure so all elements are correctly unified.
? Assess and calibrate all machines to achieve highest quality of print for all materials available. Maintaining consistent standards and color correcting digital files for press.
2004–2008¬¬¬ The Beistle Company Shippensburg, PA
Responsible for development of artwork for products and advertising campaigns for small and large corporations, including:
? Create concept designs and develop new products for leading decoration lines, from sketch to actual mass production, monitoring product development through all stages of production.
? Design company trade show booths, as well as signage with both product promotion and salesmen in mind.
? Provide quality photos for latest catalogs, fliers, packaging, and websites.
? Develop imaginative products and presentations on a regular basis to expand existing lines, as well as suggest new opportunities to freshen old products and increase sales.
? Coordinate with salesmen and production department to ensure the highest quality of product and catch issues before mass production.
? Recreate corporate logos so they can easily and accurately be reproduced, closely working with production and prepress operator to ensure quality work with timely results.
? Design products and eye-catching packaging kits for promotional advertisement allowing room for individual corporate branding and client associations.
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
2002 – 2004 Thompson Institute Harrisburg, PA
Associates Degree, Specialized Technology for Digital Arts
2006 Seminar for Photoshop Users Hershey, PA
Certificate of Completion
2010 Sachsen Fahnen Kamenz, Germany
Specialized training in procedures, quality of product and design skills to implement at Tex Visions.