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Graphic Artist Resume


Desired Industry: Publishing SpiderID: 68342
Desired Job Location: Hoboken, New Jersey Date Posted: 4/22/2013
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date:
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel:
Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors Willing to Relocate: No


Objective:
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.


Experience:
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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 Frommers 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 departments 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 departments art archive.
X Go-to-Person for Troubleshooting and correcting files and following printers 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.


Skills:
Adobe PhotoShop - Illustrator - InDesign - Flash - Dreamweaver - Premier - After Effects - Acrobat
Microsoft Project - Visio - Word - Excel - PowerPoint - Outlook - SharePoint and QuarkXPress.


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