Solution-focused creative talent, print industry experience in computer graphics, art direction, copy writing, and package design accompany the expert skill set I bring to every job—along with a schedule: I know what a deadline is.
The Sun-Gazette Newspaper | Exeter, CA
Production Manager/Art Director, 2015present
Produces error-free print mechanicals for weekly newspaper and a variety of local magazine publications monthly. Creates artwork for the company’s advertisers and archives the source files. Builds InDesign templates for the editorial staff to use. Art directs and edits source files as needed. Newspaper and magazine page layout. Proofreading and copy editing based on AP Style Guide.
Tribune Publishing | Chicago, IL
Print Production Specialist, 2021present
Creates page layouts in InDesign using Amazon WorkSpaces for weekly newspapers in Chicago IL, Baltimore MD, Hartford CT, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake VA, and the Broward and Palm Beach areas of Florida. Conducts editorial proofing and copy editing based on AP Style Guide.
Chromozoa | San Francisco, CA
Owner, Graphic Designer, 20072020
Established chromozoa.com, a web site for potential clients to review my qualifications and work. Beginning on a part-time basis in 2007, I contracted print design work with inquiring clients by supplying affordable estimates and by exceeding promised results. In 2011, after building my business up using evenings and weekends, I was finally able to leave my full-time office job to focus all of my attention on to running my own company. Most of my contract work was done during the Great Recession, between 2009 and 2016, when contractors were in higher demand. My client list included Amtrak, Living Care, 511 Bay Area, among others.
Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services | San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Graphic Designer/Production Artist, 20032011
Highly skilled in graphic computer programs InDesign, QuarkXPress, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Responsible for the development and layout of all major account brochures and marketing packages, while maintaining style consistencies according to corporate standards. Created corporate event logos and corresponding event collateral such as signs, brochures, menus and gifts. Produced and delivered print-ready mechanicals. Conducted press and printer quality checks to affirm desired and consistent color on all projects. Performed CMYK and RGB color enhancement and retouching on all company photography.