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RssExperienced Production Artist

Extensive experience in electronic desktop publishing using the Mac and PC platforms for advertising, pre-press, curriculum program materials and direct-mail.

Graphic Design

Dallas, TX

About Me

Industry:

Marketing & Advertising

Occupation:

Graphic Design

Ideal Companies:

small to mid-size studio
 

Education level:

Bachelor

Will Relocate:

No

Location:

Dallas, TX

Work Experiences

2/2006 - Present

(private)

Contractor / Freelance

  • Produce and implement all agency materials, including but not limited to advertisements, PowerPoint presentations, web sites, proposals, brochures, and catalogs

9/2003 - 1/2006

GroupBaronet

Individual Contributor

  • • Produced and implemented all agency sales materials, including capabilities books, website, proposals, etc. • Ordered all photos/art/fonts and other outside purchases necessary or not supplied by creative or client to complete assigned projects • Produced all artwork to AD’s specifications and advised best way(s) to achieve approved concept(s) via computer layout/illustration/pre-press technique • Assisted in preparing for client presentations (dummies, comps, mounting layouts) • Managed IT issues, liaison between employees and outside IT assistance, including: - provided maintenance for all printers (3), servers (3), and individual computers (14) - maintained email, FTP site, font library, and all archiving/retrieval of files - standardized file naming of folders/files • Maintained production/pre-press related computer software/equipment, including scanning, CD/DVD burners, illustration/photo manipulation and all related computer hardware

8/2002 - 12/2003

Belo Corp.

Contractor / Freelance

  • • Designed and produced corporate print materials including corporate stationery, presentations, invitations, and advertisements • Ensured consistency of corporate identity in print materials and electronic mediums for Belo subsidiaries, including WFAA-TV (Dallas, TX), The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA), and ÁM‡s! Arizona • Assisted in the creative design and image of corporate Web site and Intranet • Interacted with internal client departments as contact to assess collateral needs and to design appropriate materials • Acted as a liaison between Corporate Communications department, printers, and other vendors ensuring the timely delivery and distribution of materials

6/1998 - 7/2002

Brown+Partners

Individual Contributor

  • • Managed and produced Brown’s syndicated annual catalog through high-resolution CD output, and implemented a traffic system for the catalog workflow • Assisted in coordinating and executing mass mailings to a 240+ client base • Streamlined files, transparencies and procedures for all projects • Managed studio/color department archive files for 300+ jobs annually • Assisted in producing web sites for 100+ clients

4/1997 - 6/1998

Laser Tech Color

Individual Contributor

  • • Trapped client jobs and output to film; Micron Computers and GSD&M • Assisted in streamlining commercial production procedures manuals and fonts • Sent client ad PDFs to newspapers at print stage, using the Adsend program

Education

1993

Associate Degree

Art Institute of Dallas

  • Layout Production Art

1990

Bachelor Degree

Stephens College

  • Emphasis in Graphic Design and Photography

Skills

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