Artie Kirchhofer

Freelance Book Illustrator & Illustrator

900
Location:Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/artiekirchhofer
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Kudos
3.0
2 Skills
$25
Rate/Hr
Artie Kirchhofer
5720 Hidden Lake Lane
Nineveh, In 46164
(812) 552-1363
zr1artie@aol.com
2013 – 2014
AME Inc.
Designer / Writer Illustrator (6 month Contract) • Redesigned the CaltermX/CUTY Cummins Engineering Ewiki website. Worked closely with application engineering developers, team members, project managers and site architecture to create a simpler cohesive look, increase page composition and use a newer page layout technique to change the user’s website experience. Visio Microsoft software was utilized to develop new and existing graphics. This website is for Cummins authorized engineers, no link is available. Ability to work alone or in a team environment with minimal instructions. Strong understanding of HTML, SGML, XML practices and Excel, Word, and Outlook.

2011 – 2013
Lionbridge Technologies Inc.
Project Lead / Illustrator • Excellent communication skills in both written and verbal. Strong technical aptitude in understand engineering drawings, developing, communicate complex technical writing/illustration approaches. Work effectively with team members to maintain writing/graphics standards (style guide) and writer/illustrator database for the publication department plus end user (Rolls-Royce, DRS and AgSynergy). Self-managed technical writer/illustrator and interacts with writers, illustrators, managers, engineers, and end user smoothly. Manage multiple ongoing projects for various products and meet deadlines. Proficient in Windows, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Quicksilver, SGML (SP2000), XML and HTML.
o The following illustrations was develop “to scale” for Rolls-Royce from engineering detail/assembly drawings using the IsoDraw software. For additional information and examples, see Scan 021 Scan 022. More illustrations are available.
o This 165 page Operator’s & Maintenance Manual was created from scratch for DRS. It was developed from photos, personal notes, and operating the equipment. The manual was created and delivered in a word document format, per customer’s request. For additional information and examples, see Scan 017 Scan 018 Scan 019 Scan 020. Complete copy of manual is available.
o This 35 page Operator’s Manual was created from scratch for AgSynergy. It was developed from photos, personal notes, and detailed/assemble drawing. The manual was created and delivered in Interleaf software. For additional information and examples, see Scan 014 Scan 015 Scan 016 or http://www.agsynergy.com .Complete copy of manual is available.
2010 - 2011
O'Neil Associates Inc.
Lead Writer / Illustrator
• Proficient in SGML and XML (Arbor text Editor) desktop publishing. Prioritize writing assignments and artwork request and schedule production. Created technical content, edit, content reviewer, illustrate (CorelDraw 9) and coordinate the completion of Diagnostic/Troubleshooting Manuals for Navistar Engine. Ensure customer cost effectiveness. Customer satisfaction follows ups. Maximize the use of previously developed text and/or illustrations. Work closely with Project Manager, interpreting contractual specifications, engineering drawings, and status reports. Development subordinates strategic skills and team building.

2001 - 2009
Techcom Inc.
Illustrator/Writer • Proficient in SGML (Arbor text Editor) desktop publishing and developing technical content for Cummins. Create illustrations (CorelDraw) in color or black/white drawings used for Parts Announcement, Service/Parts Topics, Service Bulletins, Service Tool Instructions (STI), Installation Instructions, Operator’s Manuals, Fuels Manuals, Troubleshooting Manuals, Maintenance Manuals, Warranty Fail Code Manuals, and Service Manuals. Supplied technical illustrations/markups, photos, and reference materials required to create illustrations to support other publication projects.
o The following illustrations was develop for Cummins Inc. from engineering assembly drawings and photos using the CorelDraw software. For additional information and examples, see Scan 002 Scan 008. More illustrations are available.


1999 - 2001
O'Neil Associates Inc.
Lead Illustrator • Interface with Cummins engineering groups to develop, creating, revising STI and other Cummins manuals graphics using CorelDraw. Assist in the technical illustrations projects ensuring projects are completed in a timely and a cost effective manner.

1998 - 1999
Republic Inc.
Graphic Artist/Pre-press
• Graphic and editorial responsibilities. Proficient in Photoshop editor on toning of new paper and customer photos. Maintain chemical composition for the process printing

1997 -1999
System Maintenance and Technology
Illustrator/Writer
• Develop, create, edit, and illustrations using CorelDraw 9 software for U. S. Navy Warfare Center (Top Secret). Extensive knowledge of related fields, including provisioning and logistic support analysis. Organization and creation of Individual Parts Breakdown (IPB) for the Warfare Center…..
o The following illustrations was develop for U. S. Navy Warfare Center using CorelDraw. For example, see Scan 004 Scan 005 .


1994 - 1996
Manpower Technical
Technical Illustrator (Contractor) • Communicate with writers, engineers, project managers, about photos and reference materials required to create illustrations to support the Allison Jet Engines requirements. Create in Unigraphics, isometric, and orthographic views from engineering drawings.
o The following illustrations was develop for Cummins Inc. from engineering assembly drawings and photos using the CorelDraw software. For additional information and examples, see Scan 001 Scan 003 . More illustrations are available.


1994 - 1987
Transportation Manufacturing Corporation
Lead Illustrator • Oversee technical illustration projects and implement technical illustration guidelines. Responsibilities included supervise illustrators and all other duties assigned. Proficient in Interleaf software. Develop, create, edit, and coordinate technical illustrations used for Motor Coach Industries (MCI), Rapid Transit Series (RTS) and Transport Technology Incorporation (TTC) bus manuals. Set deadlines and schedules. Maximize the use of previously developed drawings and/or illustrations. Work closely with department manager, typesetters, compositors, illustrators and engineering.
o This concept illustration was develop for TTC using the board artwork technology (pin & ink). For example, see Scan 009 Scan 011 .

1985 - 1987
Neoplan USA Corporation
Technical Illustrator/Writer • Created or revise isometric exploded Illustrations for the Illustrated Parts Breakdown (IPB), Operator’s and Maintenance manuals. Designed a brand new Operator’s Manuals for the articulated Neoplan busses.
o This 50 page Operator’s Manual was created from scratch for Neoplan. It was developed from photos. The manual was created and delivered as camera ready artwork to a local printing company. For examples, see Scan 007 Scan 010
Skills (2) Rating
Book Illustration
Illustration