Justin Dodd

Freelance Book Designer & Graphic Designer

1918
Location:Brooklyn, New York, United States
Phone: 347-374-0772
Website: http://www.justindoddpoetry.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/justindodd
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Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$40
Rate/Hr
PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Assistant Design Manager with ten years experience. Areas of expertise include all aspects of trade book publishing, from offsets to highly designed and conceptual original titles.

CORE QUALIFICATIONS
• Extensive experience with the Adobe Creative Suite CS2–CS5 on a Mac platform
• Proficient in Quark 6 & 7
• Proficient in HTML coding and optimizing graphics for the Web
• Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with senior management
• Outstanding interpersonal skills
• Computer proficient
• Quick learner
• Extensive experience with managing employees

EXPERIENCE
ASSISTANT DESIGN MANAGER 06/2005 - 07/2011
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS NEW YORK, NY
• Designed interiors for original trade paperbacks for the Harper Perennial and Harper paperbacks imprints
• Managed junior designers and freelance designers working on original titles, including routing sample pages, communicating editorial changes and requests to designer and keeping title on schedule ·
• Coordinated with production editor to ensure that design concept followed suggestions from author and editor
• Routed samples of design and ensured their approval before copyedited manuscript became available
• Converted titles from hardcover to trade editions including adding new front and backmatter and text corrections as needed
• Delivered print-ready files to printer, following the highest press standards

IN-HOUSE GRAPHIC DESIGNER 06/2003 - 06/2005
THE ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS NEW YORK, NY
• Responsible for layout and production of the Academy's journal American Poet
• Designed annual National Poetry Month advertisement and distributed to over twenty national publications
• Responsible for communicating with printers, including soliciting competitive bids
• Designed all other Academy materials as needed, including advertisements, postcards, and posters and installations for events

MEMBERS' SERVICES ASSISTANT 04/2001 - 08/2001
DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE WASHINGTON, DC
• Raised funds for various Democratic candidates

WEB/PRINT DESIGNER 06/2000 - 03/2001
FRANDATA CORPORATION WASHINGTON, DC
• Designed sales collateral materials, both print and internet advertisements, and several Web sites
• Created logos for the various divisions of FRANDATA

ART DIRECTOR 05/1999 - 05/2000
THE DECLARATION CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
• Responsible for all photographic and typographic art for The Declaration, a tabloid size alt weekly magazine
• Shot, developed, scanned photography for each issue
• Managed and commissioned freelance photographers and illustrators as necessary
• Designed the cover of each issue

ROCK DJ 06/1998 - 06/2000
91.1, WTJU, CHARLOTTESVILLE CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
• Hosted a weekly, three hour Rock ‘n’ Roll radio program

EDUCATION
MASTERS OF FINE ARTS
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
NEW YORK, NY 2003

BACHELOR OF ARTS
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 2000
Skills (2) Rating
Book Design
Graphic Design