|Desired Industry: Publishing
|Desired Job Location: Hoboken, New Jersey
||Date Posted: 4/22/2013
|Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent
||U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
|Job Level: Management (Manager, Director)
||Willing to Travel:
|Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors
||Willing to Relocate: No
Executive Summary: Graphic Designer and Traditional Artist with a background as a Production Manager. Proficient in book publishing, from raw manuscript to bound book. I offer a unique combination of creativity and analytical skills, which gives the ability to assess both vantage points and create cost-effective solutions. Managed creative teams, summarized objectives, tracked deadlines and production requirements. An experienced high-end user of Illustrator, Photoshop and supporting Adobe applications.
DANA CLASSIC FRAGRANCES, INC. - Saddlebrook, NJ
Package Designer/Production Artist December 2012 ¡V Current
„X Created general consumer packaging for classic brands such as ENGLISH LEATHER,
CANOE, TABU, HEAVEN SENT, TOUJOURS, and CHANTILLY.
„X Creating eye-catching sophisticated magazine layouts from concept to final press ready file.
„X Lead photographer in photo shoot sessions, setting up lighting and display.
„X Expert in photo retouching and color correcting from raw file formats to final art placement.
„X Created multi-product catalogs, brochures, labels and consumer advertisement specials.
„X Supported in tradeshow displays, exhibits and Kiosk, both in design and mockup presentation.
„X Designed and manufactured sample mockups of point-of-sale displays (POS) and boxes for
perfumes, colognes, soaps and deodorants.
„X Creating dye layout and final specifications for vendor printing and final product manufacturing.
JOHN WILEY & SONS - Hoboken, NJ
Graphic Designer March 2007 ¡V September 2012
„X Created line art illustrations for Frommer¡¦s travel guides.
„X Hands on experience working with 1, 2 and 4 color electronic files.
„X Set up electronic art files that required spot colors and foil stamping.
„X Developed advertisement layouts for marketing and creative design department.
„X Advised and created art layouts that included linked photographs and points of interest information.
„X Took initiative and developed interactive web based maps for consumer hand held devices.
„X Supervised vendor art assignments, tracked time budgets and status reports for projects.
„X Assembled editorial teams for status updates and reviewed manuscript submitted by authors.
„X Performed detailed project tracking and reporting from beginning to end of production cycles.
„X ¡§Go-To-Person¡¨ for FlightChecking electronic files and problems with these files submitted to vendors.
„X Performed art estimates, and art enhancement requests for art conversion to web.
Senior Project Supervisor/Book Covers and Promotions September 2004 ¡V March 2007
„X Supervised book cover production from concept to uploading final files to printer.
„X Project manager for Brochures, Postcards, Electronic Direct Mail, and Trade show banners.
„X Selected by outside departments to assist in photo retouching and creation of new cover art.
„X Proficient in FlightCheck software and responsible for final file uploading for print.
„X Negotiated prices and worked out schedules with vendors regarding manufacturing and shipping of promotional products to events.
„X Initiated procedures that cut down production schedule and improved quality of printed product.
„X Responsible for final electronic file transfer to print vendors for book manufacturing.
PEARSON EDUCATION - Upper Saddle River, NJ
Production Manager/Art Production June 1997 ¡V July 2004
„X Managed a staff of graphic artists responsible for the print production for over 150 books a year.
„X Coordinated and directed a creative staff of 3 Formatters and 5 Artists, managing workflow
and schedule of department¡¦s in-house print production.
„X Responsible for reviewing manuscript and presenting estimates for art production costs.
„X Efficient in negotiating with vendors regarding best prices for art and communicating schedule concerns.
„X Supervised the Implementation of the Pearson Asset Library (PAL) metadata for department¡¦s art archive.
„X Go-to-Person for Troubleshooting and correcting files and following printer¡¦s electronic file specifications.
„X Supervised press runs on high-level art publications, maintaining the highest color standards.
„X Attended the Annual Pearson Management Training sessions held specifically for Managers and Directors.
„X Performed performance reviews for department staff and delegated merit increases.
VOCALTEC COMMUNICATIONS - Fort Lee, NJ
Graphic Artist March 1995 ¡V June 1997
„X Created package design and layout for shelf and online products.
„X Managed all electronic files associated with labels, copy, design, photography, illustration templates,
color-specs, promotional material and other pertinent information.
„X Ensured accuracy of copy and color on all packages.
„X Performed tradeshow presentations and supported deliveries of advertising materials.
„X Released approved production art to color separator for film development.
„X Supervised press runs to insure color settings and maintain print quality standards.
HOWMEDICA/PFIZER - Rutherford, NJ
Refinisher (night shift) January 1994 ¡V June 1997
„X Published a monthly newsletter for department.
„X Inspected blueprints and schematics to ensure adherence to design specifications.
Adobe PhotoShop - Illustrator - InDesign - Flash - Dreamweaver - Premier - After Effects - Acrobat
Microsoft Project - Visio - Word - Excel - PowerPoint - Outlook - SharePoint and QuarkXPress.
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