CLifford Rumpf

Freelance Magazine Designer & Graphic Designer

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Location:Little Falls, New Jersey, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/cliffordrumpf
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Clifford Rumpf
29 Lower Notch Rd
Little Falls, NJ 07424
T + 973.668.8640
W + imaginethisdesign.com

Profile
Art Director, experienced across the gamut of graphics, advertising, brochures, catalogs, identity, illustration, marketing, magazines, newsletters, packaging, photography, supplements, web sites and more. Consistently delivers creative ideas and smart design solutions on budget and on time.

Computer Skills
SOFTWARE: InDesign, Quark, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, HTML, CSS, Bridge, Acrobat, QPS, K4, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PHP
SYSTEM: Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Work History

Owner & Creative Director
FEBRUARY 2001 – PRESENT

IMAGINE THIS DESIGN, Little Falls, NJ
• Owner and Creative Director of Imagine This Design, a graphic design studio.
• Conceptualized and created the ImagineThisDesign.com web site.

IMAGINE THIS DESIGN CLIENTAL:
REGIONAL FIELD MANAGER, NJ DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, Hackettstown, NJ
• Designed, illustrated, and constructed original commissioned artwork.
RememberThatTreasure.com, Little Falls, NJ
• Designed identity and web site for a dolls, toys, antiques, and collectibles company.
TheBattleLine.com, Little Falls, NJ
• Developed graphic identity and web site for a New Jersey-based online militaria collectibles business.

SYLVIN FARMS WINERY, Egg Harbor City, NJ
• Designed new identity for an award winning winery, including logo, packaging, signage, promotional graphics, photography, and web site.

THE McGRAW-HILL COMPANIES, New York, NY> EMPLOYEE, JANUARY 2006 – JANUARY 2009
• EMPLOYEE, JANUARY 2006 – JANUARY 2009
• WORKED EXCLUSIVELY ON-SITE AS A CONSULTANT, DECEMBER 2004 – DECEMBER 2005

GREENSOURCE: THE MAGAZINE OF SUSTAINABLE DESIGN, The McGraw-Hill Companies, New York, NY
• Senior Designer of an award-winning bi-monthly magazine.
• Senior Book Designer, Emerald Architecture: Case Studies in Green Building.
• Coordinated all architectural renderings with illustrator.
• Created spot illustrations.
• Coordinated with production manager and managing editor to prepare files for prepress production.
• Worked with Production Manager to process and correct all color images to ensure printing quality.
• Designed various marketing material.
• Assisted Managing Editor in design and production scheduling.
• Ensured brand consistency across web site and marketing materials.
• Quality Control; finalize proofs.

ARCHITECTURAL RECORD, The McGraw-Hill Companies, New York, NY
• Designed features and departments for a leading monthly architectural design magazine.
• Design of 2008 American Institute of Architects Honor Awards feature.

McGRAW-HILL CONSTRUCTION DIVISION, The McGraw-Hill Companies, New York, NY
• Worked directly with Design Director on multiple projects including the brochure, banner, media kit, and invitations for the U.S. Pavilion’s Architectural Biennale Exhibition, Venice Italy.
• Design of McGraw-Hill Construction Media Plan.

ARCHITECTURAL RECORD REVIEW, The McGraw-Hill Companies, New York, NY
• Design and production of a quarterly architectural design supplement.

MYHOUSE: IN THE MOUNTAIN STATES, The McGraw-Hill Companies, New York, NY
• Senior Designer and production of a bimonthly home design publication.
• Design of direct marketing and promotional material.

FIT, Goodman Media Group, New York, NY
• Art Director of a bimonthly fitness trade magazine.
• Collaborated with editor to plan and execute compelling cover and page designs that add to brand value and recognition.

FIT YOGA, Goodman Media Group, New York, NY
• Art Director of a bimonthly international yoga trade publication.
• All assignments taken from concept to production.
• Directed photo-shoots for covers and features.

LOG HOMES ILLUSTRATED AND TIMBER HOMES ILLUSTRATED, Goodman Media Group, New York, NY
• Art Director and production of Annual Buyer’s Directories.

SPIEGEL, New York, NY
• Design and production of catalog for American women of style.

THE VITAMIN SHOPPE, North Bergen, NJ
• Art Director of catalog redesign for leading vitamin retailer.

Art Director
OCTOBER 1996 – FEBRUARY 2002

FIRE ENGINEERING, PennWell Publishing, Saddle Brook, NJ
• Art Director of a 130 year leading monthly trade publication aimed at the professional firefighter.
• Responsible for complete redesign of magazine.
• Design of all marketing and heavy trade show collateral, from concept through to production.
• Established and managed in-house art department and design production schedule.
• Hired and directed designers, illustrators, and photographers to provide design support.
• Go-to person for resolving questions about prepress specs, Mac troubleshooting and design advice.
• Conducted cost analysis for all printing.
• Quality Control; finalize proofs.

Acting Assistant Design Director
MARCH 1996 – OCTOBER 1996

ARCHITECTURAL RECORD, The McGraw-Hill Companies, New York, NY
• Acting Assistant Design Director for Design Director on sick leave.
• Design and production of feature and departments.

Art Director
MARCH 1992 – AUGUST 1995

HYPE HAIR, TRY-IT-YOURSELF HAIR, BLACK HAIR DIGEST, TEEN DREAM, Great Eastern Color, Paramus, NJ
• Conceptualized and created Try-It-Yourself Hair and Black Hair Digest.
• Redesign, art direction, and production of Hype Hair, a monthly hair care and beauty magazine.
• Art direction and production of Teen Dream.
• Directed team of three graphic artists; traffic management and delegation of workflow.
• Analyzed how best to showcase covers, based on discussions with publisher on newsstand strategies,
• Design and production of marketing ads, magazine supplements, media kits, postcards, and posters.
• Supervised press runs to ensure Quality Control.

Assistant Art Director
NOVEMBER 1991 – MARCH 1992

HIT PARADER, TEEN DREAM, WORD UP, Great Eastern Color Corporation, Paramus, NJ
• Responsible for the design of features and departments.

Designer
JULY 1991 – NOVEMBER 1991

HIT PARADER, TEEN DREAM, WORD UP, Great Eastern Color Corporation, Paramus, NJ
• Design and production of departments and direct marketing material.

Education
BFA, Graphic Design, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, 1990

Awards
2011 Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology, Funky Nests 2011 Contest, Winner, Best Video.
2011 Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology, Funky Nests 2010 Contest, Winner, Photography.
2010 The Jesse H. Neal Award, Gold Winner, “Best Single Issue” – GreenSource.
2009 Society of Publication Designers, Merit Award, “Feature Design” – GreenSource.
2007 Ozzie Award, Gold Winner, “Best Design New Magazine” – GreenSource.
2007 Ozzie Award, Gold Winner, “Best Overall Design” – GreenSource.
2007 The Jesse H. Neal Award, Gold Winner, “Best Startup Publication” – GreenSource.
2007 Society of Publication Designers, Merit Award, “Design of Entire Issue” – GreenSource.
2006 Ozzie Award, Silver Winner, “Best Design New Magazine” – GreenSource.
2004 Garden State Wine Growers Association, Silver Award – Photography.
Skills (2) Rating
Magazine Design
Graphic Design