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I started off in the graphic arts field working with typography and its proper usage. After honing my typographical skills, I came over to the printing industry working as a prepress artist, and later as a production artist at ad agencies downtown. Moving to the design field, I created banners, logos and collateral materials for The Wildlife Experience. For me, there was no greater thrill than to see my design, such as a logo or 12 foot banner hanging in the front atrium of a large museum. Working with fine artists and exhibitors, it’s been a pleasure complimenting their artwork and making exhibits interesting and fun to be around. I believe that success hinges on how well we communicate with each other. To learn about a customer’s goals, to listen to their ideas and work in a collaborative effort to get the project completed.

Work experience

Feb 2010Feb 2011

Production Artist

Cottrell Printing

Responsible for preparing artwork for final plating. This work included design, layout, typesetting,

color correcting and checking for proper folding and die cuts. I had to match typefaces and create artwork

from customer designed sketches. I also created forms and used Acrobat for pdf workflow on all jobs.

Oct 2005Feb 2009

Graphic Designer

The Wildlife Experience

Designed and produced banners, posters, logos and museum displays. Work included large murals, kiosk wraps and directional signage. I worked closely with educational and exhibit staff to convey the museum’s conservation message. All designs were output in-house and applied to durable materials.

May 2005Oct 2005

Freelance production artist

Downtown Denver Advertising agencies
Corrected and prepared designs for final reproduction. Duties included editing, creating layouts and resizing ads for final output. Also did color enhancement to photo images.
Oct 2000Feb 2005

Prepress artist

In a timely and efficient manner, I preflighted files before plate making. This involved color correction, editing copy, trapping and imposing final signatures for the press.
May 2000Sep 2001

Production artist

Barnhart CMI
Created mock ups, edited copy, mounted ads and configured designs to match die line. I enhanced production flow by fixing problems with layouts before jobs went to press.




Graphic Design

Sep 2009Dec 2010

Web Design Certificate

Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design

I was provided training in the programs of Dreamweaver, Flash, XHTML and how this software is utilized in web design. The second phase was creating our own web site which was our final project.