Freelance Magazine Designer & Graphic Designer

Location:New Ipswich, New Hampshire, United States
2 Skills
Dianne Amand
Meredith, NH

Graphic Designer/Art Direction, Production Artist
Village West Publishing / Hearth&Home Magazine
Gilford, NH
1999 to 2012

Worked with Editor and small design team to produce a monthly B2B magazine. Layout and designed all assigned pages for the magazine. Handled and understood all job duties including visual interpretation of story assignment, art planning, photography art direction for both print and digital solutions. Met internal as well as external pre-press schedules and culmination of pre-press production files for completeness and accuracy. Additionally there were design projects for yearly trade shows, annual reports, collateral, banners, e-newletters, logo design and illustration. Updated Web pages and Graphics as needed.

I helped to accomplish the change over from the traditional workflow to a complete digital workflow, saving production & shipping costs. Researched and acquired necessary software for internal pre-flighting and reporting, again saving a bundle.

• Highly experienced in InDesign, Quark, Photoshop and Illustrator, Acrobat Pro
• Digital/Traditional Printing background
• Color matching, Color correction, Color management, Image Manipulation
• Experience in large format printing and finishing
• Solid knowledge of file standards for print production
• Prepress background
• Color calibration experience
• Good communication skills
• An outgoing personality
• An eager and motivated attitude
• Organizational skills
• Excellent problem solving skills
• Ability to multitask: prioritizing, attention to detail, maintaining professionalism and high quality of work
• Cross-platform sensibilities; solid Mac and PC skills
• Excellent work ethic

New England School of Art & Design -
Boston, MA
Graphic Design, Photography, Fine Arts, Illustration
1980 to 1984

Additional Info:
I have also designed a few web pages;
hearthandhome.com, this was designed in quark/photoshop and a hired web master implemented the design.
hartsturkeyfarm.com, I designed this as a hired freelancer and third party implemented this design. He modified a few elements to my dismay
finkchiro.com, this was designed and implemented by me through homestead.
Skills (2) Rating
Magazine Design
Graphic Design