Christine Bassett

Christine Bassett


Energetic, outgoing, hybrid graphic designer. Strong skills in Adobe CS5 Design and Premium applications. Excels at troubleshooting problematic situations and effectively handling multiple assignments simultaneously in a fast-paced environment. The key to success for me is being resourceful and ambitious. I adapt quickly and am able to work well independently or on a team. I am motivated by challenges in creative expression.

Work History

Work History

Desktop Publishing/Digital Prepress Specialist

Consolidated Graphics Group

Originally hired by Emerson Press and then transferred over to Consolidated Graphics Group under new management. Performed pre-flight checks; troubleshot problematic file structure and executed repair which ultimately saved time and material costs for both the client and employer. Performed color corrections, image scanning, clipping paths, and other alterations as needed of digital images in Photoshop for client brochures. Applied use of PressWise imposition software. Imaged film through RAMpage ripping system, Dainippon Screen imagesetters and TruRite Digital Color Proofing System while maintaining production accuracy in excess of 95%. MAC platform.

Technical Writer


Responsible for writing technical documentation and the page layout for the health care manuals. Worked hand-in-hand with engineers and technical writers on a daily basis. PC platform.

Dec 2003 - Present

Document Specialist

Ernst & Young

Heavy production work in the preparation of proposals, financial statements, reports, presentations, e-mail invitations, web-based surveys, posters, brochures, etc. formatted according to Ernst & Young branding standards and SEC guidelines. Work effectively and efficiently. Accuracy and attention to detail a must. Project management skills, design, production, proofing, and finishing of all projects including printing on Xerox 5252 color printer and Docutech 6100; laminating; GBC and Wire-O binding. PC platform.

Oct 2002 - Present

Graphic Design

Pauler Communications, Inc.

Creation of ad work, coupons and covers for Townplanner calendars throughout the United States. This work is done on a seasonal basis every fall. I have worked for this company off and on as needed since 2002. Flightchecking of all files before submitting to printer (Wilcox Press). MAC OSX.

Oct 2007 - Oct 2009


The Plain Dealer

Hired as an Artist. Responsibilities included heavy production work in the preparation of a wide variety of ads including auto and real estate. Accuracy and attention to detail a must. Project management skills, design, and production all projects. Moved into pagination department operating all the prepress applications for output of the daily paper. Applications included Newsway, NMP, and Mactive. MAC platform.

Oct 1996 - Dec 2002

Graphics Coordinator

Ernst & Young

Created and designed National PowerPoint templates in accordance with corporate branding standards to be used for client presentations and deliverables of major firm initiatives. Designed staging graphics for National IPO CEO Retreat for 3 consecutive years. Designed an electronic newsletter which solved a challenging corporate communication problem. Newsletter contributed to increased communications throughout the firm.

Jun 1987 - Oct 1996

Desktop Publishing/Digital Prepress Specialist

Ernst & Young LLP

Implemented desktop publishing procedures necessary in the creation of marketing brochures, invitations, and booklets using PageMaker, Quark Express, FreeHand, Photoshop and Acrobat on both Mac and PC platforms. Applied use of PressWise imposition software. Performed pre-flight operations troubleshooting problematic file structure and repair of file structure. Imaged film for all corporate printing materials while consistently maintaining 95% accuracy. PC platform.


May 2003 - May 2004


Sep 1998 - Sep 1983

Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Communications Management & Technology

Cuyahoga Community College





Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Powerpoint

Microsoft Word

Adobe Flash

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Photo editing, resizing, actions, compositing, retouching.

Adobe InDesign

Brochures, proposals, invitations, registration cards, nametags, tabletents, data merges.