A graphics professional with years of experience in design, print production and pre-press. I can manage projects solo or supervise others to produce outstanding work while staying within budget and on schedule. I possess extensive knowledge of Offest/4C printing and production in the digital world as well as a thorough knowledge of typesetting, packaging, direct mail, collateral materials and mechanicals. My skill set encompasses Adobe Creative Suite, QuarkXpress and MS Word on both Mac & PC platforms. Also skilled in the physical creation of comps and dummies for both client approval and internal trafficking. I am a problem solver with a proven track record of managing tight deadlines on large and small jobs, getting the file to print while maintaining an eye on quality. I am accustomed to working closely with clients, creative directors, art directors, sales people and vendors.
Weeks Lerman Group, Maspeth, In House Graphic Designer
Creative design and execution of client commissioned artwork using QuarkXpress, Adobe Creative Suite, Excel and MS Word. This work includes typesetting forms, logo creation and imprints, detail aids, mailers, virtual proofs, business cards, illustration, photo retouching, brochures, pamphlets, corporate identity kits, newsletters and more in one to four color process
*Preparation and revision of RFPs for new business
*Troubleshooting and output of client supplied files
*Responsible for tracking of billable hours on jobs
*Extensive vendor contact
*Responsible for archiving high resolution product images and maintaining extensive client database archives
*Processing & preparation of product images for the company website, creation of virtual proofs
General Foods Holdings, New York, NY, US, Conceptual Designer
Freelance conceptual designer for Today’s Market, a division of General Foods Holdings. Provided concept designs for rollout of Today’s Market, a chain of green eco/friendly vertically integrated “neighborhood Costcos”. This entailed creation and execution of concepts and designs for corporate identity and establishing a graphic look for the chain’s visual identity. Created logos, business plans, web strategies, investor materials and prospectus as well as prototypes for store signage, canned goods, food pouches and other materials.
School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York, Bachelors, Graphic Design