William Maher

Freelance Graphic Designer & Brochure Designer

Location:Corbin, Kentucky, United States
Phone: 606-261-1411
Website: http://backtothedrawingboard.vpweb.com/default.html
2 Skills
Résumé 2012 – William J. Maher

Minuteman Press • London, Kentucky • 2007 – present
Computer Graphics and Digital Pre-Press, Operating PCs and Macs with all of the latest graphics software to design and produce a very wide range of computer graphics. Operate Wide format scanner, and Wide Format printers in this full service Commercial Print & Copy shop. Operate different Copy / Duplicator machines, (B/W & Color), Bindery including: folding, cutting, scoring, numbering, padding, laminating, stitching, drilling, etc... I am a Customer Service Representative working with and assisting customers with all of their printing / graphic needs. Strong problem solving skills combined with Organizing prowess. Develop efficient workflows to become an integral part of the team that has brought success to Minuteman Press.

Paper Tiger • Santa Fe, New Mexico • 2006 – 2007
Bindery person for this very busy full service Print, Copy, Sign shop. Folding, cutting, booklet making, perfect binding, collating, scoring, numbering, padding, laminating, stitching, drilling, UV coating, etc...
I am very proficient in all aspects of bindery and bindery equipment.

Copygraphics Desktop / Prepress Service Bureau
Santa Fe, New Mexico 1999 – 2006
Graphic production & design & troubleshooting of customer files for prepress problems regarding color, trapping, font issues etc. Developed proficiency in the latest graphic, prepress & production software, (QuarkXpress, Adobe CS II; Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, and Preps imposing software, Aldus Trapwise, Word, Freehand, Pagemaker, Disk Tracker Cataloging software, MYOB billing software). Run files to imagesetters for film and proofing devices for SWOP color proofs. Create matchprint proofs from film as necessary. Digital scanning and photoshop manipulation and cleaning digital images for print and web production. With a strong emphasis on Customer Service, I would interact with our clients to achieve the highest quality product possible for their specific needs. Maintain all prepress equipment, i.e. calibration and periodic cleaning.

Valley Wide Printing • Tempe (Phoenix), Arizona • 1997 – 1999
Plan, set-up, run and manage the Company’s first computer pre-press department. Computer graphic production and design, film output for a variety of offset and web presses. Operate darkroom process camera, stripping film into position for several different offset & web presses, plating and developing plates. Maintain darkroom & prepress departments.

Apex Printing • Phoenix, Arizona • 1994 – 1997
Computer and traditional graphic production and design for this smaller offset printer. Operate process camera, film developing, stripping and plating for 2 & 4 color presses. Finishing the printed products for packaging, shipping and delivery.

Para Plate & Plastic Company of Arizona, Inc. • Phoenix, Arizona • 1986 – 1994
Art Director/Manager/Quality Control for the Art & Camera departments regarding all production matters, scheduling and personnel matters and ordering materials and supplies for both departments. Rebuilt Art Department and directed projects from conception to completion in order to meet production and shipment deadlines. Worked as QC team representative to assure final product quality. As the senior graphic artist I performed all traditional graphic art production and design for the corrugated and plastic packaging industry. Operate typesetting machines and process cameras and film processors.

Freelance Graphic Artist (Back to the Drawing Board)
Phoenix, Arizona • 1984 – 1986
Worked with various local printers to gain Printing/Graphics industry experience. (Cybury Graphics, Rocket Speed Printing, Thank You Press, Wide World of Maps, etc.).

Education: Maricopa Tech Community College, MTCC • Phoenix, Arizona
1983-1985 Earned my AA degree in Advertising Arts and graduated with High Distinction.

Military: United States Air Force, Aircraft Armament System Specialist Germany & Arizona
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Brochure Design