John Avis Jr.

John Avis Jr.


References available upon request.


   My twenty plus years in the Printing and Graphics Industry could be of value to your company. Along with my strong interests in computer technology and photography, my goal of lifelong learning places myself as a progressive candidate who is seeking a forward looking company with a team orientated workforce.

Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to our possible future.

Work History

Work History
Jan 1999 - Mar 2009

Job Engineer

Thomson-Shore Inc.

Preflighting, imposing and proofing of electronic files. Plan the flow of work to meet production workload. Check product specifications, make adjustments for availability and compatibility. Communicate with other production departments and customer account representative, as well as with customers to discuss, options, changes to specifications or issues.       

Nov 1989 - Dec 1998

Customer Service Represenative/ Production Planner

Sheridian Books

Customer Service Representative:

Receives and enter jobs. Control and plan the flow of work to meet customer's deadlines. Check product specifications, make adjustments, monitor the work and quality of other departments. Assist customers with questions and needs.

4-Color Specialist:

Provide specifications and secure quotes from outside vendors for 4-color separations. Communicate changes between customers and vendors.

Senior Planner:

Job engineering of printing orders. Check for issues and availability of materials.Determine equipment and outside services needed to meet the customer needs.Provide training and assistance to junior planners. Update planning guidelines

1987 - 1989

Sheetfed Estimator/Staff Artist

Grandville Printing

Staff Artist

Design & produce camera ready layouts of advertising ads and brochures per customers specifications.

Sheetfed Estimator:

Provide quotes of sheetfed printing, bindery and composition along with speciifying and securing external pricing.

1986 - 1987

Production Coordinator

O & O Communications

Provide specifications, quotes and purchasing of internal and external printing. Ensure quality control and coordinate schedules of designs, printing and external services

1983 - 1986

Staff Artist

Designer and leyline artist of camera ready material from one color to four color process for eleven weekly newspapers., inserts and commercial work.

1978 - 1983

Graphic Manager

ABI Inc.

Responsibilities: Purchasing , designer, keyline artist and production manager of all printed materials along with coordinating of mass mailings.


Jan 2010 - Aug 2011


Jackson Community College

Phi Theta Kappa member.

Deans' List

4.0 GPA

Study has been suspended due to No Worker Left Behind program funding cuts. It is my goal to resume at a future date when financing can be worked out.

Sep 1975 - May 1977


Ferris State University