Brent Staples

Freelance Business Card Designer & Logo Designer

Location:Vermillion, Minnesota, United States
2 Skills

Patient Education Design (Full-time contractor) August 2015-present
Full-time contractor for The Creative Group at (Mayo Clinic) Rochester, MN
Prepared and created art files for upload in Sitecore (Web Integration)
Collected and organized art files into new organizational filing folder system
Rendered Patient Education files (flyers, booklets and brochures) for approval
to print/web

Preflight/Production Artist May 2014-June 2015
Big Ink, Eagan, MN
Created layout approvals for Project Managers/Customers/Production for use in
print department
Adjusted art files for printing capabilities
Inspected art for production capabilities so that all necessary files were ready for implementation on banners, large display graphics and printed fabrics

Graphic Layout Artist/Font Manipulator June 2005-May 2014
Gemini Inc., Cannon Falls, MN
Go-to mediator on production capabilities
Communicated with customers to review project objectives
Designed layouts for both fabricated letters and plaques
Implemented organizational systems for better productivity
Executed designs through various art programs from concept to completion

Preflight/Graphic Artist/Screen/Digital Printer/Pre-press September 1996-June 2005
Immedia, Minneapolis, MN
Inspected art for graphic artists so that all necessary files were ready for production
Set-up/ran 4-color in-line screen printing press and digital presses

Broken Crayon (Freelance) Owner September 2015 - Present
Plaque Design, Logo Design, Branding, Vectorization, Photo Manipulation/Restoration, Invitations, Announcements, Advertisements
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Professional, GSP Composer, Excel,
and QuarkXpress

A.A.S. Degree in Visual Communications Technologies May 2002
Century Technical College
White Bear Lake, MN

Assessed and manipulated customer supplied art for production specifications for
color correction, photo enhancement, vectorization, and layout.

Created plaque layout designs using various art related software for customer requirements in accordance with manufacturing capabilities.

Developed creative problem solving techniques in a team environment for increased productivity for daily workflow.

Go-to mediator between art, sales and production plant on production capabilities.
Proven ability to gain customer’s confidence with strong communication skills and trust by being committed to providing the best quality product possible.

Maintained consistency in a fast paced environment for reliability, quality, dependability, accuracy, work ethic, and honesty on a daily basis under deadlines utilizing effective time management and resources.
Skills (2) Rating
Business Card Design
Logo Design