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Production Art

Skills

Smith Micro Poser and Poser Pro
Quark Xpress 7
Microsoft Office 2010
CorelDraw X5
Adobe Creative Suite 6
Digital Photography
Printing
Logo Design and Typography
Holography
Character Design (2D)
Cartooning
Packaging Design
Storyboarding
Narrative Art
Desktop Publishing
Advertising Design and Layout
Illustration
Graphic Design
Production Management
Art Direction and Management
Art Director and Production Manager for The Learning Key, Inc., responsible for all artwork and production at the company.

Work experience

Jun 2013Present

Production/Commercial Artist

Showcase Media (Part Time)
  • Created graphics, advertisement designs, logos, and layouts for several targeted weekly tri-state publications (Auto Shopper, Truck Shopper, Boat Shopper, Home Shopper)(QuarkXpress, Adobe CS) using Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, PhotoShop, InDesign) and Quark Xpress
  • Used digital and traditional photography for advertisements
  • Worked closely with Sales and Management personnel in all areas of production and promotion, including in-house and related projects
  • Performed quality control/proofreading/editing of advertisements prior to publishing
Sep 2013Present

Production/Graphic Artist

DeLorenzo's ASP (Part Time)
  • Created illustrations, logos and layouts for various printed items (shirts, jackets, hats, buttons/badges, etc.) for various educational and community groups and businesses (schools, academies, police departments, fundraising and charitable organizations, etc.)
  • Worked closely with Sales/Marketing to create various catalogs, brochures and other advertising materials for printed items mentioned above
  • Created artwork for awards, plaques and trophies, as well as assembling said items
  • Photo retouching/repairing and enhancement
  • Vinyl cutting and heat-press for apparel (t-shirts, banners, signs, mugs, etc.)
  • Maintains and updates online webstore, consolidating products for schools, charities, law enforcement, etc. as mentioned above
Apr 2006Jun 2012

Art Director/Production Manager

The Learning Key, Inc
  • Designed game artwork, including packaging, boards and logos
  • Created promotional art and advertising for web sites, magazines, newspapers and trade shows using Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, PhotoShop, InDesign) and CorelDRAW Graphics Suite
  • Designed layouts, graphics, and performed copy editing for training programs for various business clients including GlaxoSmithKline,Bristol Myers-Squibb, and Novartis
  • Created cover artwork and interior illustrations for several company authored books such as A Guide for Success for Technical Managers: Supervising in Research, Development, and Engineering (Treher, E., Piltz, D. Jacobs, S. Wiley Books, 2010), and Strategic Partnering (Treher, E., Mead, M. The Learning Key, Inc., 2006)
  • Responsible for in-house production of printed materials
  • Used digital photography for products for inclusion on web sites, product catalogs and news articles
Jan 2001Apr 2006

Graphic Artist/Holographer

ITW COVID Security Group
  • Designed security holograms/OVDs (Optically Variable Devices) for businesses and governments (global and local), including driver's licenses, passports, tax stamps, identification and pass cards, government documentation, currency, anti-counterfeiting devices for packaging, and in-house promotional items such as OVD sample catalogs and Power Point presentations
  • Used various software for hologram creation including Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, PhotoShop) and CorelDRAW Graphics Suite
  • Created graphics for Marketing and Sales presentations
  • Created brand name logo and packaging designs
  • Cross-trained in Quality Control and Purchasing
Oct 1997Dec 2000

Production/Commercial Artist

Larry Ross Advertising
  • Created graphics, advertisement designs and layouts for several weekly coupon-clipper style publications (The Marketeer, Shelly Shopper, Dollars for Shopping) using Quark Xpress, Adobe Photoshop and CorelDRAW Graphics Suite
  • Created logos, cartoons and illustrations for advertisements
  • Used digital photography for advertisements
  • Worked closely with Sales and Management personnel in all areas of production and promotion, including in-house and client projects
  • Performed quality control/proofreading/editing of advertisements prior to publishing
May 1989Oct 1997

Production/Commercial Artist

Showcase Publications, Inc.
  • Created graphics, advertisement designs, logos, and layouts for several targeted weekly tri-state publications (Auto Shopper, Truck Shopper, Boat Shopper, Home Shopper, as well as special editions for trade shows) using Quark Xpress, Adobe Photoshop and CorelDRAW Graphics Suite
  • Drew cartoons and illustrations for advertisements
  • Used digital and traditional photography for advertisements
  • Worked closely with Sales and Management personnel in all areas of production and promotion, including in-house and related projects
  • Managed personnel and inter-department coordination, including creating night shift which increased productivity 50% and led to almost 100% record of achieving deadlines
  • Performed quality control/proofreading/editing of advertisements prior to publishing

Education

Jun 1994Jun 1997

DDP Training Center

Training and certification for Adobe Illustrator 4.0, Adobe Photoshop 4.0, and Quark Xpress 3.0.

Sep 1993Dec 1993

Ocean County VoTech

Training and certification for Desktop Publishing and Adobe PageMaker 4.0.

Sep 1989Dec 1990

Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Design

Training and certification for:

  • Advanced Drawing and Illustration
  • Airbrush Art
  • Basic Animation
  • Commercial/Advertising Layout Design
  • Computer Graphics
  • Cartooning
  • Graphic Design
  • Narrative Art and Storyboarding
Sep 1985May 1989

B.A. Art (Honors)

Monmouth College/University
  • Education included several Free Elective and Independent Study courses in Narrative Art, Storyboarding, Advertising, Art Gallery duties, and occasional student teaching
  • Staff artist/cartoonist for weekly college newspaper, The Outlook

Logo Designs

Illustrations

Advertising Art

Portfolio

Portfolio