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Work History

Jan 2009Present

Freelance Designer/Production Artist

Minnesota Wild

Occasional help with overflow work from many departments. Mostly Production Art & Retouching/Photoshop work with some photography and design.

Feb 2014March 2015

Freelance Designer/Production Artist

Albarella Design

Assist with a wide variety of projects, ranging from client revisions to design, photography and retouching.

May 2013Present

Photographer/Graphic Designer

Black Dirt Theater

Volunteer position. I am the official photographer for Black Dirt Theater in Hastings, MN. I shoot photos for posters and other advertising, as well as rehearsals and performances of several productions per year. 

Mar 2010Present

Freelance Designer/Production Artist

Casey Jelinski Design

Production artist/retouching work for mostly medical technology clientele.

20002009

Graphic Designer/Production Artist

Sight Creative
  • Designed, or implemented the designs of others, to create a variety of materials, including sports team yearbooks and media guides, brochures, flyers, posters, CD/DVD packaging, and PowerPoint presentations for a wide variety of clients, including the Minnesota Wild, Minnesota Twins, Medtronic, 3M, General Mills, and Rollx Vans. Was also project manager for the Wild and Twins projects, which included all contact with the customer throughout the duration of the project.
  • Digital product and location photography.
19952000

Digital Imaging Specialist & Art Camera Technician

Sight Creative

Digital Imaging Specialist - 1997-2000: Print client and internal files on a variety of output devices, including MGI film recorders, Xerox Regal color copiers, Mimaki inkjet printer, and Fujix dye-sublimation printer. Troubleshoot and/or revise files as needed or requested for proper output. CD burning and duplication. Technical Services, Creative Department and Poster Shop assistance. Provide customer service and support.

Art Camera Technician - 1995-1997Produce flat art, reverse-outs, product shots, and format changes to client specifications. Slide duplication and mounting. Poster Shop and film processing assistance.

19921995

Custom Printer / Lab Technician

Custom color and black and white printing. C-41 dip-and-dunk processing. Mix and monitor chemicals. Negative cutting and sleeving. Proof-sorting and print-cutter operation.

19911992

Custom Printer / Technician

Black and White Labs

Custom black and white and color printing and processing. Produce copy negatives. Product photography.Customer service. Chemical mixing. Equipment maintenance.

Skills

Photography

People, places and things. (see portfolio link above)

Software

Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat), Adobe Lightroom, Microsoft Office

References

Dewayne Hankins

Give Andrew any idea and he can run with it. He is a very good graphic designer and understands deadlines very well. His ability to work quickly and multi-task are only topped by his skills and experience in publication work. His customer service skills are unparalleled. He definitely understands his customers' needs and is very patient with what can be many, many revisions. I would recommend any for any graphic design project.

Peter Hager

Andy Hill is a friendly, personable, and great addition to any organization looking for creative, graphic design, and photography skills. Andy has a unique blend of talents which allow him to seamlessly interact with people or work independently to produce results. The end product speaks for itself through his impressive portfolio of client projects within the B2B and B2C industries.

David Zimmel

Andy did a wonderful job working with our start-up company to determine service providers, web presence and brand design. He worked well to focus our firm on our current brand. All of our communications use the same brand that Andy designed for us. Many of our clients and candidates have commented on our web presence. We asked for a very clean and simple design in a timely manner and that is what we received. I would definitely move forward on these types of projects with Andy!

About Me

I am... Creative. Professional. Fun.

I am a graphic designer and photographer living in Hastings, MN. Much of my career has been spent with Sight Marketing (previously known as Sight Creative and ComputerChrome, now known as Pointward), where I steadily advanced from analog, film-based projects to serving as the lead designer on professional team yearbooks, media guides, corporate brochures and Web-based campaigns, as well as playing a supporting role on many projects with my photography and retouching skills.

For the last six years I've been doing design and photography on a freelance basis, meeting new people and accepting new challenges along the way.

As a member of the Nat'l Association of Photoshop Professionals, I've been able to keep up on the latest techniques, especially when they relate to my photography.

I have great communication skills and build rapport quickly with contacts at all corporate levels. I have often become the "go-to" person for many of these clients once a project begins and I am willing to do what is needed to finish a project on time without sacrificing quality.