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Joe Nendza

Freelance Graphic Designer & Illustrator

Location:Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Phone: 505-369-5989
2 Skills
Graphic Designer/Illustrator – Xerox Corporation
At Xerox my responsibilities include layout, design, production and illustration of materials for new products being developed. Instructional labels, specification sheets for vendors, and interactive training materials. Created and developed a series of animated graphics for printers to help consumers with printer updates and repairs. Using a MAC system and working in Photoshop CS, Illustrator CS, Word, Power Point, GoLive 4 and Flash.

Freelance Graphic Design – Buffalo, NY
American-Book Publisher, ORD Products, Fred Meyer Corporation, The Creative Company. For these freelance clients I have created brochures, posters, ads, illustrations, isle banners, packaging, book jackets and print production work. On a MAC System using Illustrator, Photoshop, QuarkXpress, InDesign, Flash and Word as my main programs.

Production Artist/Designer - Domain Group - Seattle, WA
Pre-press production of materials for direct mail projects ranging from 2 to 4 color using a MAC system and Quark 4.1, Photoshop 4, and Illustrator 7. Design monthly newsletter and accompanying direct mail pieces for the Olive Branch Mission of Chicago. Photo and file manipulation and correction for preparation of files for network transmission to vendors.

Asst. Art Director - Out-West Publications - Phoenix, AZ
Hired to re-organize the Art Department. Responsible for distribution of assignments to Graphic Designers, plus the coordination of materials, graphic standards and reviewing work completed to make sure it met with these standards and clients instructions.

Instructor - Al Collins Graphic Design School - Tempe, AZ
Instructor: Illustrator and Photoshop on MAC & PC systems. Prepared class lectures, tests, assignments, instructional handouts, graded test, and reviewed portfolios.

Owner/Creative Director - Flying Mouse Productions - Port Orchard, WA
Graphic Design agency created to service area business needs: graphic design, marketing, public relations and consulting. Design brochures, logos, and posters, create illustrations, write press releases, and marketing materials. Working closely with clients, media, and suppliers to produce successful campaigns.

Graphic Designer/Illustrator - Tacoma Community College - Tacoma, WA - Part-Time Position
Design, layout, illustrate and produce brochures, posters, catalogs, class schedules and quarterly schedules. Select paper stocks, type styles, inks, photos, check bluelines, color keys, and galleys while working with the college print shop and local printers to ensure timely production of materials.

On-Air Personality - KITZ-AM - Silverton, WA - Part-Time Position
Saturday AM show that I produced and selected music, board operations, carting commercials and board operations for satellite feeds.

Instructor - NW College of Art - Poulsbo, WA - Part-Time Evenings
Instructor in graphic design, desktop publishing, illustration, print production, design fundamentals, and computer graphics. Prepared class lectures, tests, assignments, instructional materials, graded test, and reviewed portfolios.

Sr. Marketing Specialist - Paratransit - Bremerton, WA
Created brochures, flyers, newsletters, press releases, presentation and bid request proposals. Prepared audiovisual materials, while coordinating special events and assisting the Marketing Manager with trade show presentations.

Graphic Arts Supervisor - Daily Journal - Seattle, WA
Coordinated projects from design thru printing, layout, design, production and copy writing of brochures, subscription ads, newspaper promotions and billboards. Creating cartoons and illustrations used in news stories. Also created a weekly one-panel cartoon strip “Job-Site”. And layout, design and production of special sections plus organization of the Art Department.

Web Site Building Basics - Dreamweaver - Linn-Benton Community College, Albany, OR
DesignPro Workshop - Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark & Web Design - Seattle, WA
Pagemaker for PC’s – Computer Literacy – Seattle, WA
Homepage Development – ECRC – Bremerton, WA
Clear Writing Seminar for Proposals & Presentations – Bremerton, WA
Effective Teaching Workshop - Al Collins Graphic Design School - Tempe, AZ
National Broadcasting School (Radio & TV Announcing) - Seattle, WA
Internship - KBSG-FM, KITZ-AM - Seattle, Silverdale, WA
Graphic Communications Seminar – Arizona State University – Tempe, AZ
American Advertising Federation Conference – San Francisco, CA
Commercial Art & Advertising Degree -
Potter Road School - West Seneca, NY
Attend Educational Seminars on a Continuing Basis

TELEVISION - Case Closed - USA Cable Network
VOICE-OVER - Documentary Genesis Farm for cable distribution
COMMERCIAL - Block Watch - Phoenix Police Department
PUBLISHED - Directory of Illustration Volume 23 and 25
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design