More than 15 years in the graphic arts field with experience in printing and publishing as well as freelance work. I strive for perfection on every job that I take on. I work best under tight deadlines and believe it brings out my best work.
Besides design :) - - - Reading, biking, walking, cake decorating, family time, photography and driving with the radio Super Loud.
trading card for the Blue Water Roller Derby
letterhead for orthopedic store
Open House announcement
inside of brochure
birthday party invite
Logo for orthopedic store
brochure for orthopedic store
Mar 2007 - Sep 2009
Design and layout all incoming jobs for pre-press, including but not limited to; logo brand development, ie: logos, business cards, letterhead and envelopes, brochures, booklets, promotional items, invitations and announcements, signage, technical forms, photo manipulations and misc. items. Also completed high-tech color copy jobs, oversaw occassional administrative duties and light duty bindry.
Mar 1994 - Feb 2007
Graphic Artist / Typsetter
Allegra Print and Imaging (Formerly American Speedy Printing)
Designed and type-set all incoming jobs for pre-press and completed black and white and color copy jobs. Completed light duty bindry jobs. Implemented customer service, monthly inventory and data processing.
Mar 2002 - Oct 2004
Monday Morning News
Designed advertisements for six different publications of automotive newspapers, Compiled ads and copy for newsprint pages, Edited copy, Completed final output of papers to print.
Oct 2000 - Sep 2001
Designed advertisements for Gannett newspapers. Edited copy and advertisments as needed. Completed final outputs for print.
Mar 1997 - Oct 2000
Graphic Designer / Spec Artist
Michigan Directory Company
Designed speculative and sold advertisments for the Michigan Directory Yellow Pages throughout Michigan. Also designed as needed for sister publications in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
1996 - 1998
Baker Colleg of Port Huron
Took courses in Human Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Microbiology, Sociology, Pathology, Algebra and English Comp. Was on the Dean's list for semesters attended.
Sep 1992 - Dec 1994
St. Clair County Comm College
Graduated Cum Laud with an Associates degree, majoring in Advertising Design. My artwork was published in the 35th and 36th Editions of the College's annual publication of 'Patterns' that supports creative excellence.