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Work experience

Mar 2004Jul 2009

production manager

Hartford City News Times

  • �Prepared samples and advertisements discussing them with clients and supervisors and making necessary changes.
  • �Executed daily operations of pagination, ad creation and web maintenance.
  • �Used Adobe InDesign to layout pages and create ads.
  • �Was instrumental in Special insert creation.
  • �Determined size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and selected style and size of type.
  • �Oversaw the office transition from Quark to InDesign.
  • �Created designs, concepts, and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts.
  • �Produced still and animated graphics for the website.
  • �Oversaw the production of 1 daily newspaper, 2 weekly newspapers, and several miscellaneous monthly publications.
  • �Developed negatives and prints to produce layout photographs, using negative and print developing equipment and tools.
  • �Developed graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and websites.
  • �Conferred with clients to discuss and determine layout design.
  • �Reviewed final layouts and suggested improvements as needed.
  • �Restructured, and improved the system's network
  • �Responsible for final production of several newspapers
  • �Trained as a pre-press operator
May 2009Jul 2009

Composition

Winchester News-Gazette

Sister Paper of Hartford City.  Our Departments merged and I worked in both offices with the same responsibilities with the addition of Pre-press operation.

Jul 2000Feb 2004

Glossy Department Trainer

Life Touch

  • �Trained 20 people in Photoshop Techniques
  • �Successfully handled production and shipping of Senior Photographs
  • �Daily Responsibilities: Sort, retouch, and arrange digital photographs 
  • �Used Photoshop to retouch/repair images
  • �Used Photoshop to generate new images.

Education

Halloween Invitation

References

Cindy Payne

Cindy was my publisher and direct supervisor for 2 year at the News Times.  She is still the Publisher at the News Times and now The Winchester Gazette.

Ads

Pages, Redball and Tabs

Skills

Experience in Graphic Programs
    � Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat) � 3D Studio Max � AutoCAD � Quark � Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)    
Web Design
HTML CSS  
Pre-press operation
Advertisement design & layout
Prepared samples and advertisements discussing them with clients and supervisors and making necessary changes. Used Adobe InDesign to layout pages and create ads. Reviewed final layouts and suggested improvements as needed. Conferred with clients to discuss and determine layout design. Developed graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and websites.
Pagination
Page layout for 1 daily newspaper, 1 weekly shopper, all special tabs

Graphic Resume

Programs

  • �Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat)
  • �3D Studio Max
  • �AutoCAD
  • �Quark
  • �Microsoft Office

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Summary

For the last six years, I have been employed as a graphic designer/product manager for a local newspaper.  I oversaw the production of 3 local newspapers, 2 high school newspapers, and the advertisements for 1 daily and 1 weekly newspaper.  My daily responsibilities included:

  • Page layout for 1 daily newspaper, 1 weekly shopper, all special tabs
  • Product photography (when necessary)
  • Ensured print quality for 3 local newspapers and 2 high school newspapers
  • Advertisement creation for print and web
  • Web page content updates
  • Press operation

I have extensive experience in several design programs.  Most commonly, I have used Adobe's Creative suite which includes InDesign and Photoshop.  I have. however, also used several 3D modeling programs, AutoCAD, and Quark.  While employed at the Hartford City News Times, I oversaw the company's transition from Quark to InDesign. During the transition it was my duty to train employees how to use the new programs.