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Graphic Design Resume


Desired Industry: Publishing SpiderID: 63095
Desired Job Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Date Posted: 8/14/2012
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: 8/27/12
Desired Wage: 28,500
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: No
Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors Willing to Relocate: No


Objective:
Seeking a position in the Graphic Design field


Experience:
Northwest Futures PAC Philadelphia, PA
Graphic Designer 10/17/2011 to Present
Designed art and copy layouts.
Studied illustrations and photographs in order to plan the presentation of material, product and service.
Was instrumental in design and layout of Logos,Flyers and Postal Mailers.
Selected style and size of type and arranged layout based upon available space, knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts.
Drew sample of finished layout and presented sample to art director.
Formulated basic layout design concept.

Friends of Stephen KinseyPhiladelphia, PA
Graphic Designer 11/7/2011 to Present
Keyed information into computer equipment to create layouts for client and supervisor.
Prepared illustrations and rough sketches of material according to instructions of client and supervisor.
Reviewed final layout and suggested improvements as needed.
Reviewed, approved and presented final layouts to client and department head for approval.
Formulated basic layout design concept.

Spike's Trophies LimitedPhiladelphia, PA
Graphic Designer 9/14/2009 to 8/20/2011
Executed daily operations of preparing typographic layouts for trophy plates.
Layout of pop out designs for medals.
Layout and designed clients artwork and wording for lasering onto plastic, acrylic, brass and crystal.
Interacted with clients thru email to send and receive proofs of designs to be lasered.
Lasered designs onto materials such as wood, plastic, brass, acrylic and crystal.

Original Concepts MultimediaPhiladelphia, PA
Art Director 4/10/2006 to 1/2/2009
Prepared illustrations and rough sketches of material, discussing them with clients and supervisors and making necessary changes.
Marked up, pasted, and assembled final layouts to prepare layouts for printer.
Used computer software to generate new images.
Determined size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and selected style and size of type.
Created designs, concepts, and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts.
Studied illustrations and photographs to plan presentation of materials, products, and services.
Developed graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and Internet websites.
Designed web page layout and added graphics to enhance the look of the pages.
Submitted the site to search engines and added keywords to all pages to improve placement in search results.
Cut out designs along lines, using razor blades and knives.

Verizon Directory GraphicsNorristown, PA
Compositor 6/18/1997 to 12/31/2005
Secured graphic material from picture sources.
Marked dummy pages to indicate position and size of printed and graphic material.
Reviewed final proofs, approved and made changes.
Assembled typeset copy and artwork into paste-up for printing reproduction.
Determined size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, selected style and size of type and based layout on available space, knowledge of layout principles and aesthetic design concepts.
Created special effects such as vignettes, mosaics and image combining, and added elements such as sound and animation to electronic publications.
Executed daily operations of ad design, typesetting and proofreading.
Conceived and designed production materials for yellow pages phonebooks.
Managed design quotas for ad production.
Entered digitized data into electronic prepress system computer memory, using scanner, camera, keyboard, and mouse.
Selected number of colors and determined color separations.
Entered data, such as coordinates of images and color specifications, into system to retouch and make color corrections.
Edited graphics and photos using pixel and bitmap editing, airbrushing, masking, and image retouching.
Checked preliminary and final proofs for errors and made necessary corrections.
Converted various types of files for printing and for the Internet, using computer software.
Entered text into computer keyboard and selected the size and style of type, column width and appropriate spacing for printed materials.
Positioned text and art elements from a variety of databases in a visually appealing way in order to design and print web pages, using knowledge of type styles and size and layout patterns.
Imported text and art elements such as electronic clip-art and electronic files from photographs that had been scanned and produced with a digital camera, using computer software.

Philadelphia New ObserverPhiladelphia, PA
Graphic Designer 9/8/1992 to 5/18/1997
Assembled typeset copy and artwork into paste-up for printing reproduction.
Measured and marked board according to graphic designer's instructions.
Designed art and copy layouts for material to be presented by visual communications media such as books, magazines, newspapers, television and packaging.
Studied illustrations and photographs to plan presentation of materials, products, and services.
Trained and managed 4 employees to shoot with a stat camera and achieved significant improvements in their productivity.
Determined size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, selected style and size of type and based layout on available space, knowledge of layout principles and aesthetic design concepts.
Drew samples of finished layout and presented samples to art director for approval.
Reviewed final layout and suggested improvements as needed.
Marked-up, pasted and assembled final layouts to prepare layouts for printer.
Photographed layouts with camera to make layout prints for supervisor and client.
Keyed information into computer equipment to create layouts for supervisor and client.
Measured artwork and layout space of artwork on paste-up and compared measurements with ruler and proportion wheel to determine proportions needed to make reduced or enlarged photographic prints for paste-up.
Cut and trimmed typeset copy and artwork to specified size, applied adhesive and aligned artwork and typeset copy on board, following position marks.
Removed excess adhesive from board with scissors, artist's knives and drafting instruments.
Taped transparent plastic overlay to board, positioned and applied copy to plastic and applied masking film to artwork layout space on overlay to create clear space on negative where artwork could be added later.
Taped tracing paper to board to protect artwork and copy.
Wrote specifications on tracing paper.



Education:
Education: Art Institute of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
Associates Degree 1989


Skills:
Self-starting, goal-oriented strategist whose confidence, perseverance and vision promote success.
Quickly learn procedures and methods.
Proficient in the use of various software packages including Adobe CS4 Master Suite and Microsoft Office Software.
Work well in a high pressure environment.
Skilled with Macintosh, Windows and Linux computer systems and software.
Pleasant speaking voice.


Reference:
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