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Chris Stuhr

Freelance Photo Editor & Printing Freelancer

Location:Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Phone: 612-710-2939
2 Skills
Christopher A. Stuhr
2130 105th Lane N.W.
Coon Rapids MN 55433

Dear Hiring Manager:

I have over 25 years of experience in high end prepress production with a emphasis in Photoshop and Illustrator. I understand CMYK and RGB and what is involved to produce quality images for both medias.

Most recently, I am working as an independent contractor working as a Digital Image Specialist for General Mills performing File Creation, Retouching, Color Correction, File Management and all Mass Transit of files to outside vendors. I also have worked as a prepress technician involving conventional offset and packaging prepress duties. I have a strong eye for color and a thorough understanding of print as well as the web. It would be my pleasure to meet with you to further discuss how my background and experience would bring immediate value to your organization. Please see my resume on page 2 and 3 of this document.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Christopher Stuhr

Christopher A. Stuhr
2130 105th Lane N.W.
Coon Rapids MN 55433


I am an accomplished Prepress Production Professional with proven skills in all aspects of the printing industry, successful at making consistent contributions to improving operating efficiency and productivity, while reducing costs and enhancing quality and service.


Excellent oral and written communication skills as demonstrated by successful history coordinating with various departments to complete all necessary documentation required to process print work through the prepress department.

Experienced with all duties that are required for the prepress production to meet and exceed efficiency goals and error prevention guidelines set by management in a lead role.?
I am skilled at consulting with vendors and clients on any issues that occur before and during the prepress coordination along with issues while on press.

Experienced and efficient with file preparation, – effectively build files to MATCH products and job specifications along with color correction and retouching and process of print ready files.

Competencies include Prinergy/Evo and Nexus workflows, Page assembly, Color correction and retouching, Cad table cutting/mockups, Proofing, Preps, Creo Computer to Plate functions and processing plates.

Proficient in the following software’s Photoshop, Quark Express, Indesign, Acrobat/pitstop, Illustrator, Preps imposition and Word.


Involved with high end print production and training of personnel through many stages of the prepress production and Photoshop process's including work that required fast turn times and color accuracy.

Played a lead role in the implementation and upgrade of new prepress equipment, 2 new presses, papers, inks and color management at Cenveo.?
Being recognized by General Mills as their No. #1 independent Digital Image Specialist contracting with them currently.

Working on many Fortune 500 clients print production needs, including Target, Northwest Airlines, American Express, Best Buy and General Mills.

Color correction, retouched and assembled the Cover of Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine for many years.


Digital Image Specialist
General Mills Corporate HQ (Independent Contractor) Currently

Cenveo, Minneapolis, MN Lead Prepress Technician

Prepress Technician - Color Correction and Retouching Specialist
Riverside Color Corporation, Blaine, MN

Hennepin Technical College – Printing and Color Separation – graduate with honors
North Hennepin Community College – Associative Arts coursework
Skills (2) Rating
Photo Editing