Chris Hansen

Freelance Ad Designer & Page Designer

Location:Portland, Oregon, United States
2 Skills
A Customer Service oriented Graphic Artist for the last 20 plus years with strong interpersonal skills in problem-solving and communication. Successful working in a team or independently. Exceptional skills acquired by experience are:
Adobe Creative Suite Prepress
QuarkXpress Proofreading
Mac OS Editing

Graphic Production Artist Oct 2011 - Present
Rose City Label, Portland, Oregon
Rose City Label is a highly reputable custom label printing company that has been in business for 85 years. Communicated with customer during initial label process regarding specifications of label. Designed labels according to specifications as needed.
• Reviewed customer files for output and corrected all problems for fast processing;
sent email of label proof to client for approval
• Directed email reminders to clients to keep job on time for Flexographic printing
• Efficiently processed all jobs on time or before due date to keep on printing schedule
• Restructured and organized film and label files for speedy retrieval

Graphic Designer/Marketing Assistant Mar 2010 - July 2011
GlasWeld, Inc., Bend, Oregon (This was a contract job)
GlasWeld is known for Windshield & Window Glass Repair and Headlight Restoration. Collaborated with Marketing Director on all campaign designs, advertising and
instruction manuals.
• Worked with Marketing Director in design of magazine and website ads, postcards,
flyers and brochures
• Successfully created and designed Company Product Brochure to better market
company products and their uses
• Staged products and their components for photography to be displayed in brochure
• Authored content of brochure, quarterly newsletter, websites and marketing
campaigns for product clarity
• Created and composed email blasts with iContact
• Streamlined department files for ease of retrieval of past files

Production Artist Oct 2006 - Sept 2008
The Mandala Agency, Bend, Oregon
Mandala is a marketing and advertising agency. Collaborated with designers on design process, also designed projects and then produced printer ready files.
• Worked closely with client to devise design plan
• Designed and created brochures and magazine ads per client ideas
• Created mock-ups of brochures for clients final approval
• Generated printer ready files from designers ideas

Production Artist/Prepress April 2001 - Oct 2006
Tech Bindery, Santa Fe Springs, California
Tech Bindery is a printing, bindery services, typesetting and design company. Managed the Design and Typesetting department.
• Analyzed customer files to foresee and detour problems for output
• Reviewed, spell checked and proofread for grammatical mistakes on client files
• Prepared electronic files for film output on company presses
• Utilized internal systems to archive completed projects for future retrieval
• Trained new employees in department standards and processes

Flash, Central Oregon Community College, Bend, OR
Website Creation & Design in DreamWeaver,
Central Oregon Community College, Bend, OR
Design Fundamentals, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Courses in Photoshop, Loyola Marymount, West Los Angeles, CA
Certificate Program in Production Art, Platt College, Lakewood, CA

Healing Reins - Bend, Oregon
Assisted in providing horseback riding for the handicapped

Pasadena Rose Parade - Los Angeles, California
Helped decorate floats made of flowers and flowerlike products

The Western Riding Club, Los Angeles, California - Secretary
Skills (2) Rating
Ad Design
Page Design