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Robert Perry
Chicago, Illinois
call or text 773 606 9278

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.


California State University, Fresno | B.A. in English


The Sun-Gazette Newspaper | Exeter, CA
Production Manager/Art Director, 2015–present
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.

Mid-Valley Times Newspaper | Reedley, CA
Production Manager/Art Director, 2022–present
Just as with The Sun-Gazette (above), designs and lays out print edition weekly newspapers and magazines, and prepares them for press. Designs branding for the company and builds advertisements for ad buyers.

Tribune Publishing | Chicago, IL
Print Production Specialist, 2021–2022
Created 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. Conducted editorial proofing and copy editing based on AP Style Guide.

Chromozoa | San Francisco, CA
Owner, Graphic Designer, 2007–2020
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, 2003–2011
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.


Proficient on both Mac and Windows platforms.

Adobe Creative Cloud (CC 2023)
Microsoft Word
Amazon WorkSpaces


IAPHC Silver Award.
PINC Silver Award.
Exceptional Occurrence Award: 8-page ad, no errors or client changes.
7 Habits of Highly Effective People seminar.

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