Erich Faust

Erich Faust

Work History

Work History
Oct 2009 - Present

Freelance Graphic Designer

Self-Employed

Design various types of artwork for small businesses and personal profit such as logo

designs,brochures, business cards, music CD and DVD cases, promotional advertisements, photo

restoration, event invitations.

Manage client relationships and communicate directly with clients regularly.

Review specifications and make creative decisions based on the understanding of the client’s needs.

Work with short deadlines and time-sensitive materials collaboratively with the clients.

Mar 2009 - Oct 2009

Production Artist

Vernon Communication

Worked efficiently on multiple projects to meet tight deadlines on a temporary / as needed basis. Implemented quick revisions to match a client's, Art Director's or Senior Designer's requests. Trained in QuarkXPress, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop. Experience in proofing, pre-flighting, preparing and press checking files. Familiar with image compression, file correction, and optimization techniques.

Oct 2006 - Apr 2009

Digital Press Operator

Great Lakes Graphics

Prepared, operated, and maintained the Indigo 3050 printing press / Installed the ink and paper and made adjustments to paper size and ink levels / Kept a close eye on each job to monitor paper feeders and make adjustments to ink distribution 

Oct 2004 - Oct 2006

Department Manager

Office Depot

Xerox Certified Print Specialist with expertise knowledge in maintenance and production on all Xerox copy machines

Provide creative direction by translating customer requirements into effective graphic solutions

Guide and consult customers in defining needs and initiating orders which meet their requirements and budget for business cards; letterheads; digitally re-touching photographs; brochures; banners; booklet / binder assembly

Follow up with customers to insure satisfaction with products and services obtained

Conduct meetings / conference calls to train associates in copying, stamps, folding, binding, and laminating machines

A leader in department sales by 20% year to date throughout the district and region

Filing and keeping track of all customer orders placed within the company

Dealing with vendors regarding all custom orders and resolving issues that may arise 

Education

Education

Bachelor's

Westwood College

Alpha Beta Kappa National Honors Society, 3.4 GPA

Dean’s List, Executive Director’s List

 

Skills

Skills

Office Programs

  Windows XP / Vista/7 Strong knowledge of program layout and shortcuts; 10 yrs. experience   Mac OSX Strong knowledge of program layout and shortcuts, 10 yrs. experience   Microsoft Excel 2007 Spreadsheets and order sheet capabilities   Microsoft Word 2007 Shortcuts; knowledge of all features   Microsoft Power Point 2007 Fully featured presentation capability and visual enhancements   Microsoft Publisher 2007 Knowledge of all tools and preferences; knowledge of all templates   Outlook 2007 Strong knowledge of program layouts and shortcuts  

Design Programs

Adobe Photoshop CS4 Image masking, file touch-up, color matching, print preparation, multiple layers, filters, logos   Adobe Illustrator CS4 Blending, masking, line art, vector graphics, image tracing   Quark Xpress 7.0  /  Adobe InDesign CS3 Article layouts, multiple page image and text balancing  

Interest

In my spare time I enjoy writing and playing music

Summary

Hi, my name is Erich. I have a passion for design. I have been working with design projects for over 8 years. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in graphic design in 2006, and since that time I have been actively pursuing and participating in projects on a professional level as well as for personal hobby.  Here are some examples of the work I have recently done.  I particularly enjoy working with images, especially photo restoration and creating layout spreads for wedding albums, logo designs, as well as various multimedia for the music entertainment industry. I am constanty searching for new ways to express my creative ideas. Please enjoy your stay! 

Certifications

Certifications

HP Indigo 3050 Digital Press

Hewlett-Packard