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Summary

Dynamic Graphic Designer with over 20 years experience. 

Enthusiastic & reliable professional with a passion for art and design. 

Work History

Jan 2013Present

Graphic Designer

Kwik Kopy Business Solutions - Store 709

Single-handedly manage the Graphic Design Department while providing design, marketing and printing solutions to our clients in a fast paced environment.

Create uniquely designed products from concept to completion for clients and store marketing, such as business cards, brochures, flyers, forms, letters, envelopes, direct mail using variable data and Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM), rack cards, invitations, event programs, raffle tickets, signs, banners, posters, booklets, directories and more!

Website development and management of the Key Account Program using MyOrderDesk for on-line ordering at www.kwikkopynet.com and www.cyfairprinting.com.

Offset Printing / Digital Copying and Printing:

  • Print plates for the four color offset printing press & the two color printing press.
  • Operate 2 Konica Minolta Digital Color Printing Systems and a Canon Black & White Printing System.
  • Use the Fiery Command Workstation software.
  • Collaborate with vendors for outsourced production.

Customer Service: answer phones, sell products, write up quote details, send email proofs and greet walk-in customers, always with a smile and a helpful attitude.

Mar 2005Oct 2007

Graphic Designer

ETA Hand2Mind

Worked with a large team of Graphic Designers in the Creative Services Department for an educational teaching aid manufacturing company. Clients included:

  • Marketing and Merchandising Department: Served as the Catalog Lead Designer for the 2006 & 2007 Pre-Kindergarten catalogs. Tasks included design and layout, photography and project management.
  • Product Development Department: Designed teacher resource guides and activity cards, packaging, etc.
  • Sales Department: Created trade show signs and exhibits
Feb 2000Dec 2004

Graphic Designer

The Daily Reporter Publishing Co.

Collaborated with Editorial, Advertising and Public Notice groups to produce quality editorial layouts and advertisements on tight deadlines for The Daily Reporter and Wisconsin Law Journal newspapers and the Wisconsin Builder magazine.

Aug 1998Dec 1999

Graphic Designer

City Desktop Productions

Designed book pages and updated manuscripts for a full-service book publishing company.

Oct 1997Dec 1997

Photography Assistant

Carroll Studios

Retouched photographs using Adobe Photoshop. Assisted in portrait photography, took passport photos, custom framing and album production. Customer Service support.

Aug 1996Oct 1997

Sales Representative

The Palette Shop

Sold art supplies in the Historic Art District of Downtown Milwaukee.

Software Skills

  • Mac & PC Proficient
  • Adobe Creative Suite: Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • QuarkExpress
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Microsoft Publisher

Education

2009

Web Design class, A

Milwaukee Area Technical College

www.matc.edu

Used Adobe Dreamweaver software

19951999

Associate in Applied Science Degree in Visual Communications and Computer Graphics

Milwaukee Area Technical College

www.matc.edu

Completed internship in Audio/Visual Dept. at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI, 1998

References

Available upon request.

Professional Portfolio

Logo Design

Product Development

web site

Marketing and Advertising

Catalog Samples

Invitations