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  Six years experience as a pre-press tech at a high-volume printing press. Experienced camera and vacuum frame operator. Familiar with operation and maintenance of Screen PlateRite 1000 and 2000 plate-setters. Knowledgeable in Nexus RIP, Acrobat Pro,PitStop Pro and InDesign.
2D/3D Animation
  Ten years experience as lead animator for a Chicago-based production company. Excellent client-relation skills, especially in helping clients realize their vision. Adept at describing technical concepts to non-technical clients and staff. Expert in 3D Studio Max, After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Proficient with Flash. Knowledgeable in Windows, OS X, and UNIX operating systems.

Work experience

Oct 2004Present

Freelance Graphics Producer & Animator

  • Develop animatics and produce graphics for various clients.

  • Work efficiently to meet defined deliverables and strict deadlines.

  • Projects include commercial work, corporate communications, and product visualization.
Jul 2007Oct 2012

Pre-press Technician

Newsweb Corporation
  • Managed pre-press production for 100+ publications.

  • Completed jobs using files delivered either electronically or conventionally as paste-up mechanicals.

  • Converted files and prepared plates for printing.

  • Designed and implemented digital pre-press workflows to increase efficiency of department.

  • Communicated with clients to ensure product quality.

  • Trained and mentored new pre-press staff.

  • Used Esko Nexus workflow and computer-to-plate systems and full-plate film image setters.

Aug 1995Oct 2004

Lead 2D/3D Animator

There Media
  • Managed all aspects of graphics production for corporate videos and broadcast advertising.

  • Worked as part of a team to help clients establish a brand for their product or company.

  • Developed animatics with agency creatives to secure projects with new and existing clients.

  • Mentored new members of the graphics team.

  • Serviced major national advertising agencies and local business owners.

  • Performed forensic analysis of video footage for law enforcement agents and law firms: Zapruder film (image stabilization) / Dale Earnhardt crash (image stabilization, tracking) / R. Kelly (detail analysis) / Security camera (image enhancement, video/911 call time-code matching).

Jul 1993Aug 1994

Desktop Publisher

Reza’s Copies
  • Created and designed printed material for local businesses.

  • Interacted with clients regarding their needs and goals.

  • Operated large-capacity copy machines, binders, and computer equipment.



Columbia College
  • Concentration in Motion Graphics/Computer Animation and Interactive Scripting.


Northeastern University


Tom Kwilosz

Eric Butkus

Randy Smith

Jeremy Susong

Mark Dolnick



Seeking full-time employment or freelance opportunities for 3D modeling and animation and 2D motion graphics and compositing.