|Desired Industry: Publishing
|Desired Job Location: Fair Lawn, New Jersey
||Date Posted: 5/21/2013
|Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent
||U.S. Work Authorization: No
|Job Level: Management (Manager, Director)
||Willing to Travel: Yes, 50-75%
|Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors
||Willing to Relocate:
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Graphic Designer and Traditional Artist with over 15 years experience working with complete Adobe Suite software. Proficient in both 2D and 3D art layouts, concept layout final composition. Highly proficient working with InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, or creating dynamic layouts using Adobe Premier and After Effects. Managed creative teams, Project Managed complex art programs where custom stampings, foils, embossing and resolutions were required, summarized objectives, tracked deadlines and production requirements.
DANA CLASSIC FRAGRANCES, INC. - Saddlebrook, NJ
Package Designer/Production Artist (Term Project) December 2012 ¡V March 2013
„X Created dynamic tradeshow banners and short video presentations of product lines and history.
„X Developed catalog layouts for classic brands such as ENGLISH LEATHER, CANOE, TABU, HEAVEN SENT, TOUJOURS, and CHANTILLY.
„X Designed eye-catching sophisticated magazine layouts from concept to final press ready file.
„X Served as 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 Produced multi-product catalogs, brochures, labels and consumer advertisement specials.
„X Supported in tradeshow displays, exhibits and Kiosk, both in design and mockup presentation.
„X Constructed and manufactured sample mockups of point-of-sale displays (POS) and boxes for
perfumes, colognes, soaps and deodorants.
„X Provided dye layouts and final specifications for vendor printing and final product manufacturing.
JOHN WILEY & SONS - Hoboken, NJ
Graphic Designer March 2007 ¡V September 2012
„X Created art illustrations for Frommer¡¦s travel guides using complete Adobe Creative Suite software.
„X Worked 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 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 Served as ¡§Go-To-Person¡¨ for FlightChecking electronic files and problems with these files submitted to vendors.
„X Performed art enhancement requests for art conversion to web and hand held devices.
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 Served as 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 Worked with FlightCheck software and was 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 Performed electronic file transfer to print vendors for book manufacturing.
PEARSON EDUCATION - Upper Saddle River, NJ
Production Manager/Art Production June1997 ¡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 Reviewed manuscript and presented estimates for art production costs.
„X Negotiated 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 Served as 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.
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Adobe PhotoShop - Illustrator - InDesign - Flash - Dreamweaver - Premier - After Effects - Acrobat
Microsoft Project - Visio - Word - Excel - PowerPoint - Outlook - SharePoint and QuarkXPress ¡V FTP.
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