John Bates

John Bates

Haverhill, MA, US



At ease with multiple projects and deadlines, detail-oriented and concerned with brand integrity / adherence to graphic standards. Known for producing quality work quickly and for seeking and sharing information, software applications and techniques to improve productivity and output quality in my work group and firm-wide. Moves easily between design and marketing teams. Accustomed to working closely with principals during job development phase and assisting teams as projects are staffed up.



Pearson Learning Solutions, Boston, MA, US, Project Manager

Temp position with college textbook publisher. Used Pitstop add-on enhancing functionality of Adobe Acrobat in preparing custom print runs during peak period.

May 2011 - Aug 2011

Arrowstreet, Somerville, MA, US, Modelmaker, Draftsman, Graphic Designer, Architectural Illustrator

As Graphics Specialist from 1993 to 2009 used Autocad, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Acrobat, Quark Xpress, 3D Studio VIZ, Sketchup, Google Earth, Corel Draw. While firm was experiencing rapid growth spearheaded effort to implement office-wide presentation design standards resulting in greater visual consistency among teams representing firm to public.

Jan 1990 - Feb 2009

GUND Partnership, Cambridge, MA, US, Modelmaker, Draftsman, Archivist

Moved quickly from Office Support position to take on project responsibilities.

Mar 1987 - Dec 1988


Boston Architectural College (BAC), Boston, MA, US, Design Computing

Architectural Design Visualization certificate program. Achieved high grade point average.

Jan 2012 - Aug 2012

Massachussets College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, US, Professional Development courses in graphic design

Completed selected evening courses, not for certificate or degree.

Jan 1995 - Jun 1996

Colby College, Waterville, ME, US, Bachelors, Art History, Studio Art

Graduated cum laude with distinction in the major.

Sep 1983 - May 1985

Boston University, Boston, MA, US, Two-year core liberal arts cirriculum

Completed program with an A-minus GPA.

Sep 1980 - May 1982

Areas of Specialization