Resume

Profile

Graphic Designer and Pro­duc­tion Artist/Manager, spe­cial­iz­ing in computer-generated design projects.
Knowl­edge of all aspects of print pro­duc­tion, includ­ing desk­top pub­lish­ing, pre­sen­ta­tions. Expe­ri­ence with
web­site devel­op­ment, image pro­cess­ing, HTML cod­ing, hav­ing worked in a vari­ety of indus­try envi­ron­ments,
includ­ing adver­tis­ing, pub­lish­ing, print­ing, mar­ket­ing, and cor­po­rate identity.

Software Skills

Design appli­ca­tions: Quark XPress; Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat;
Microsoft Office Suite; PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, and Entourage;
Web appli­ca­tions: Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash, and Fire­works, Word­Press, and HTML cod­ing
Plat­forms: Mac OSX, and Windows

Design and Production Skills

Graphic Design

  • Responsible for design solutions for a mid-sized corporate accounting firm, where I created proposal covers,
    marketing materials, posters, ads, and corporate collateral. I also developed artistic assets and templates for the company’s transition to a new brand identity program.
  • Photo researched in-house and independent sources for quality images to support design ideas.
  • Designed forms for distribution through print, e-mail and web pages.
  • Designed and formatted PowerPoint presentations for corporate banking and accounting firms.
  • Assembled comprehensive presentations for sales meetings and client review.
  • Designed covers and interior pages for trade books, and educational materials for book developer.
  • Collaborated with various art directors, editors, and account executives to produce
    final art for print and web.
  • Project management for several publications, supervised other freelancers.
  • Photo retouching, color correction and compositing images for photography used in designs.
  • Created templates for trade books, publications, and corporate collateral materials.
  • Quality control for output; proofreading edited copy.
  • Developed independent website that includes an interactive form.
  • Optimizing graphics for quality; size to be used on the web.
  • Assessed and problem-solved client files for production on digital press operations to insure that
    final product matched client specifications.
  • Developed list of best practices that improved production methods. Created accurate design
    template for covers for research publications.

Print Production

  • Collaborated with various art directors, editors, and account executives to produce final art for print and web.
  • Project management for several publications, supervised other freelancers.
  • Photo retouching, color correction and compositing images for photography used in designs.
  • Created templates for trade books, publications, and corporate collateral materials.
  • Quality control for output; proofreading edited copy.

Web Development

  • Developed independent website that includes an interactive form.
  • Optimizing graphics for quality; size to be used on the web.

Prepress

  • Assessed and problem-solved client files for production on digital press operations to insure that
    final product matched client specifications.
  • Developed list of best practices that improved production methods. Created accurate design template
    for covers for research publications.

Work Experience:

2010-2012    MITCHELL & TITUS, LLP, NEW YORK, NY — Graphic Designer

2008-2010   FREELANCE DESIGNER — Print And Web Designer

2006-2008   CITIGROUP, NEW YORK, NY — Pre-Press Coordinator

1994-2006   FREELANCE STUDIO ARTIST — Print, Publishing and Advertising Designer

Representative Clients:

  • Grey Healthcare
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Ziff Davis Publishing, Co.
  • Standard & Poor’s
  • Grolier Publishing Co.
  • Klemtner Advertising

Education:

PRATT INSTITUTE, Brook­lyn, NY BFA/Fine Arts
SCHOOL OF THE VISUAL ARTS, New York, NY Graphic Design Studies
NOBLE DESKTOP, New York, NY Cer­tifi­cate in Web Design