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CORE DESIGN COMPETENCIES

Illustration
Logo Design
Photography
Image Manipulation
Conceptual Design
Promotions
Web Design
Printed Collateral
Apparel Design
Brand Management
Creative Team Management

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Dreamweaver
Illustrator
InDesign
Photoshop
MS Office Suite
QuarkXPress
CSS
Fireworks
Flash
HTML

EDUCATION

BFA, Visual Communication
Concentration in Web Design and Development
American InterContinental Univ.
Schaumburg, IL
Expected graduation date: April 2013

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology
1997
Kean College of New Jersey
Union, NJ

Associate in Arts
1995
Union County College
Cranford, NJ

2013
Graphically Speaking | Rahway, NJ
GRAPHIC DESIGNER (2009-Present)

Clients: Tile-It and More, Samara Palmer Organization, Bohemian Construction, LLC

Produce logos, branding, apparel, printed collateral and Web design for diverse clientele.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Aligned client needs with artwork to ensure satisfaction, leading to repeat and referral business.
  • Consistently exceeded expectations in delivering work on time and within budget.
2012
Prudent Publishing Company, Inc. | Ridgefield Park, NJ
PREPRESS COORDINATOR

Functioned as liason between creative team, production team and vendors in preparation of files and documentation for printing. Provided enhanced techniques on required software.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Routinely met with vendors, establishing tight controls over existing processes and procedures for producing new product lines.
2011
Prudent Publishing Company, Inc. | Ridgefield Park, NJ
CREATIVE COORDINATOR

Instructed freelance artists, cultivating and incorporating final art into production-ready designs at a leading company in the premium greeting card industry. Coordinated design completion, testing and production. Attended press runs to ensure design fidelity.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Implemented digital forms, increasing accuracy and consistency throughout design and testing process.
  • Tested web interface for electronic greeting cards, leading to standardization of design process.
2009
Ideal Jacobs Corporation | Maplewood, NJ
PREPRESS MANAGER (2006-2009)

Clients: Alcatel-Lucent, Motorola, Emerson, Tyco Telecommunications

Led a 9-person on/offshore creative team (3 in China) for this rapid-growth company producing commercially screen-printed products for telecom industry clients. Provided “hands-on” artistic vision/guidance and product fabrication. Closely coordinated daily art flow with designers/production departments and drove advertising campaigns for new technologies.

Key Accomplishments:
  • Designed a variety of promotional pieces, including: a board game, book covers (4), presentations and flyers.
  • spearheaded online presence by conceptualizing, designing and maintaining company website; regularly updated site to reflect new technologies and products.
  • Innovated procedures/guidelines that reduced time spent on each project by at least one day, enabling department to consistently be 2 weeks ahead of schedule.
  • Established multi-tiered review protocol for art, film and data entry, raising accuracy from 90% to 96% and reducing production losses.
  • Increased profit margin 20% by instituting a methodical artwork evaluation process, leading to precise quotations and scheduling models.
  • Dramatically improved Chinese creative team’s productivity in less than 2 years through extensive training/mentoring.
  • Promoted to Prepress Manager due to outstanding dedication and contributions.