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John Grathwohl

Freelance Illustrator & Logo Designer

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Location:Brentwood, Tennessee, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/johngrathwohl
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John David Grathwohl
5040 W Oak Highland Dr., Antioch, TN 37013
LINKEDIN: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dave-grathwohl/8/659/18a

INTRODUCTION:
I am looking for new and exciting challenges in the Graphic Arts/Design field. I have been working in graphic arts in some form or fashion since 1980. My experience and background would be an asset to any company looking for an individual that likes a challenge and enjoys what he does.

SKILLS and ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
I am well versed in the use of Photoshop, InDesign, Quark Express, Creative Suite 4, EXCEL, POWERPOINT and CorelDraw/PhotoPaint. I am comfortable working with either the WINDOWS or Mac OS.
I received awards and praise for my work in the Navy, and also during my time with Ingram Content Group for the pre-flighting and processing of more than 400 digital covers submitted in one day. I consistently met the 48 hour TAT assigned to digitally submitted files.

WORK EXPERIENCE:
Ingram Content Group Lavergne, TN. Jun 2007 - Nov 2011
Color Cover Scanner / Digital Prepress Specialist
Prepared digital color covers using In Design and client supplied material.
Lightning Source, Inc., Lavergne, TN. Jun 2002 – Jun 2007
Transitioned to 100% digital support. Prepared digital color covers using Quark Express and In Design and client supplied material.
Lightning Print, Inc, Lavergne, TN. Feb 2000 – Jun 2002
Scanned four-color covers, made corrections to the image as required, color matching, color correction and create Quark Express digital files. Prepared digital color covers using Quark Express and client supplied material.
Danka Services / IBM, Lavergne, TN. Nov 1998 – Jan 2000
Scanned four-color covers, made corrections to the image as required, color matching, color correction and create Quark Express digital files.

The TENNESSEAN, Nashville, TN, Oct 1997 – Oct 1998
Advertising Services
Placement of advertising art work in the newspaper, shooting film for four-color ads, assembling the newspaper primarily the classified section prior to printing.

UNITED STATES NAVY Jan 1977 – Sept 1997
Illustrator / Draftsman
Assigned to various ships and shore commands throughout a 20 year career in the military. My job responsibilities varied from running a small Print Shop and supervising subordinates to being part of a Graphic Shop that supported Joint Military Operations Command. I did anything from printing publications to full color multimedia presentations.

EDUCATION:
1975 - 1977 Cosumnes River College, Sacramento, Ca
Business Admin / Art were courses of study

1981 – 1984 San Diego City College, Night School San Diego, Ca
Graphic Arts / Design were courses of study

INTERESTS/ACTIVITIES:
Member and past President of the local Mustang Club
Member of the Mustang Club of America
British vintage motorcycles
Member of The National Association of PhotoShop Professionals
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Illustration
Logo Design