Work History

Work History
Jan 2014 - Present

Print Technician

Red Envelope/Providecommerce.com

Preview and QC various type graphics files, making corrections when necessary in a high-pressure deadline driven environment.

Prepare files for output for multiple manufacturing techniques.

·   Large-format digital printing on canvas.

·   Plot and cut vinyl for hot and cold applications.

·   Large-format dye sublimation for heat press.

Maintain the upkeep all machinery to include preventive maintenance and various calibrations.Multitask and manage the production flow to ensure the delivery of high-quality graphics and Peripherals. Train and delegate responsibility to seasonal associates during high volume peak- times of the year.

Oct 2005 - Mar 2008

Pre-Press Operator / Graphic Tech III

RR Donnelley Response Marketing

Produce production files with traps, bleeds and screen count for flexo/screen press tolerance.I worked closely with Customer Service teams to monitor the quality of files before they are sent to print. Tested and evaluated new software, production techniques and technologies. I responded to challenges of a technical nature under tight production deadlines.

May 2003 - Oct 2005

Graphic Designer Production Manager

Hill Distributing Company

I was responsible for the planning and creation of the company’s graphics department. Designed and created point of sale displays and signage. Standardize forms and internal documents. Troubleshoot and maintained all the equipment under my charge. I worked with senior leadership using expertise in visual communication to effectively convey brand strategy in unique and innovative ways. Daily operations included overseeing the timely delivery of various types of marketing material to 45 sales representatives. I was able to improve and expand strong client relationships while maintaining of a practical fiscal budget.

Jan 2001 - Oct 2003

Senior Designer / Advertising Production Specialist

The Columbus Post Columbus

Conceptualized, planned, designed, and produced a wide range of specialized graphics and advertising.Worked with staff and other departments to ascertain needs and develop graphic directions, concepts, and specifications. Mentored and assisted department personnel and a design staff.Improved The Columbus Post visual brand and increased advertising sales by introducing new ad designs and initiating new trends in the publishing industry. Administered new software technologies in the creative department and changed the efficiency of the department to meet multiple deadlines and changing priorities.

Education

Education

http://tkpstudio.portfoliobox.me/

Skills

Skills

Professional

Adobe CS6 Creative Suite to include: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Corel Painter 12, FormZ, CSS & HTML, Prinergy and Preflight software- Flightcheck,

Certifications

Certifications
Apr 2013 - Present

Adobe Illustrator Certification

Columbus State Community College
Apr 2013 - Present

Adobe InDesign Certification

Columbus State Community College
Apr 2013 - Present

Adobe Photoshop Advance Certification

Columbus State Community College
Apr 2013 - Present

Digital Painting Certification

Columbus State Community College