Craig Federhen

Craig Federhen

Summary

From: Brian Fallon Crowley <briancrowley@comcast.net>

Date: November 27, 2006 6:34:20 PM EST

To: Deb Truche <dtruche@exetercopy.com>

Subject: mailing

Deb

Just wanted to drop a quick note regarding my printing experience while you were in FL.

I had a job that needed a quick turnaround, 500 names on a mailing list that needed envelopes and copying.  Craig handled it and at every corner was there with a yes.  He then turned the whole thing around after receiving the information in the afternoon to the very next morning.  I was able to get the entire mailing out that afternoon prior to Thanksgiving.

I was incredibly pleased and impressed.  I noticed after passing by the shop later in the weekend you got business of the year...it doesn't surprise me.  Thanks again to you and Craig.

Brian C

Brian Crowley

9 Summer St

Exeter, NH 03833

Objective

My training and experience in writing, editing, typography, design, and photography give me a thorough, well-balanced approach to graphic design and production. I’m a very tenacious problem-solver, whether that means learning a new software program, persuading a stubborn piece of equipment to do something it doesn’t seem to want to do, or figuring out how best to accomplish an unusual project. I’m accustomed to multi-tasking, and would like to find a position that would offer me the sort of creative challenges that I’ve always enjoyed working through.

Education

Education

B.A.

Oberlin College

Co-editor of "Plum Creek Review," college literary magazine.

Work History

Work History
2004 - 2008

Graphic Artist, Office Manager

Exeter Copy & More

Designed and/or produced business cards, brochures, flyers, booklets, posters, notecards and other printed materials, working with customer-supplied files or creating new files to customer specifications. Production duties included typesetting, page layout, editing, proofreading, scanning, image enhancement/manipulation, mail-merging, color/font matching, paste-up, faxing, binding, cutting, laminating, collating, folding, and (of course) copying. Software used included InDesign, Quark, Publisher, Word, Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, Excel, Acrobat, and internet browsers on both Mac and PC platforms. Office duties included ordering supplies, minor equipment repairs, invoicing jobs, filing customer records, and shutting down the office and writing up the daily sales sheet each evening. Exeter Copy & More received a Business of the Year Award in 2006 from the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce.

1999 - 2004

Newsletter Editor, Graphic Artist

Northeast Organic Farming Association, NH Chapter

Designed, produced, edited, and wrote articles for quarterly newsletter. Also designed and produced promotional advertisements, t-shirts, brochures, posters, flyers, fundraising letters, and a detailed map/catalogue of certified organic growers in New Hampshire in 2003 (updated again in 2007).  This was a freelance position.

1998 - 2002

Farm Worker

Berry Hill Farm

Pruned, weeded, composted, mulched, transplanted, and harvested raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries on an organic berry farm. Helped run an onsite farm stand while also collecting, delivering, and selling produce at farmers’ markets in Exeter, Dover, Durham, and Manchester. Also helped herd and handle some very cranky Chinese weeder geese. (And helped out one of the owners with her freelance graphic design business.)

1996 - 1997

Graphic Artist

Digital Direct

Prepared customer-supplied files for printing separations to graphic film for eventual offset printing. Responsibilities included preflighting, proofreading, trapping, page imposition, some typesetting & scanning, calibrating film processor, developing & cutting film, stripping film for color proofs, and keeping detailed cost logs for each job. 

1996

Graphic Artist, Ad Creator

The Concord Monitor

Prepared customer-supplied text, photos, and artwork for eventual printing on the Monitor's web press, either for insertion into the Monitor or as stand-alone publications, utilizing Quark, Illustrator, Photoshop, and/or manual pasteup. Also produced display ads for the Monitor, utilizing Quark or specialized software. Responsibilities included proofreading, copyfitting, typesetting, and pasteup.

1994 - 1995

Graphic Artist

Weadon Printing

Prepared customer-supplied files for printing separations to graphic film for eventual offset printing. Responsibilities included preflighting, proofreading, trapping, page imposition, considerable typesetting & scanning, and calibration. Trained by company to create, adjust, and enhance black & white scans for offset printing. Revised and edited customer workbook on how to prepare files for printing. Shot and processed photographs for company promotional materials.