Kit Carlson

Freelance Photo Editor & Page Designer

Location:Post Falls, Idaho, United States
2 Skills
Resume: Kit Carlson
12754 North Hauser Lake Road, Hauser, ID 83854 • Cell: 425-941-4020 • Email:
The process of developing graphic communications is a triangle, from concepting at the base to production art at the tip. A gold standard at the point ensures integrity of the rock solid whole.

• Arts background, extensive experience as Prepress Specialist, Graphic Designer, Production Artist
• Excellent attention to detail, strong organization skills, ability to manage multiple projects
• Expert knowledge in color correction along with file management
• Passionate and inventive; demonstrated strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills
• Sound designs and production principles to produce high quality color output
• Accustomed to performing in deadline intensive, high-pressure environments requiring the ability to
multi-task while delivering high quality, certain turnaround, and cost efficiency
• Dependable, hard-working, versatile team player with the diplomacy to deal direct with clients

Platform Fluency: Extensive knowledge of Macintosh through Mac OS 10.6.6 (Snow Leopard)
Software Proficiency: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat through Creative
Suite 4.0, Adobe PageMaker, Quark XPress, Macromedia Freehand, Microsoft Excel & Word

Color Specialist/Prepress Specialist/Production Artist, Schawk Inc., (formerly Color Control & Applied Graphics Technology), Redmond WA
• Daily stewardships include color correction, image manipulation, file editing and final file
assembly for clients such as Williams-Sonoma, Harry & David, Northwest Fly Fishing, Bayer
and other Pacific Northwest notables
• Expert at color correction, image manipulation, file editing, file assembly, editing of client files
• Advanced knowledge of all graphics programs and processes, including the full use of Adobe
Acrobat workflow for making files ready for print
• Responsible for employing Adobe Acrobat workflow for making files ready for print
• Work directly with internal and external (end use) clients (electronically and in person) with
appropriate documentation and reports to management [1993 – present]
Department Manager, Target, Bellevue, WA
• Sales specialist and area manager of Camera, Sound & Electronics departments
• Daily duties included managing the department, ensuring high quality customer service,
supervising up to five employees, product ordering, inventory management, and security [1990 –1993]

Graduate, Phoenix Institute of Technology, Phoenix, AZ, August 1991
Courses: Graphic Design, Production Art, Graduated August 1991
Awards: President’s List, Perfect Attendance
Graduate, Lakeland High School, Rathdrum, ID, June 1990
Courses: General education with an emphasis (four years) of art courses
Awards: Advanced diploma
Skills (2) Rating
Photo Editing
Page Design