Graphic Design / Photo Retouching / Pre-Press Technician / Campaign Design Web Design / Wide Format Design Service and Production / Reprographic Operations
Digital Asset Management / B.R.M., M.P.M., M.O.M., E.M.M. / V.D.P. Mail Campaign Design and Coordination / Business Management Customer Service
A results - oriented media professional, managing multiple projects in a high pressure environment. Over 15 years of outstanding ability to sell and translate practical business/operational requirements and effective workflow solutions into graphic, print, web and all marketing channels. Worked with high profile clientele to aid in their marketing operations such as Christian Dior, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Estée Lauder, Chanel and much more.
BS in Business Management | FTC, LI, N.Y. Certified Alison Graduate in Graphic and Web Design, Multi-Media (Graphic Design) at Southern Westchester BOCES
skills: Proficient in Mac and PC, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Animate, Dreamweaver, Acrobat Pro, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, EFI MIS Software, Online store front software (Page Path MyOrderDesk and EFI Digital Store Front), Color Editing and Workflow programs
Reading Comprehension, Complex Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Judgment and Decision Making, Speaking, Writing, Monitoring, Active Learning.
Social Media Page Development and Maintenance:
LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, Google+ and more
Received an invitation from the Central Intelligence Agency for a two part Group and Individual interview after passing their initial screening and two part aptitude test. Received Six letters of recommendations from various work locations and sources. Was a NYPD Candidate 3317/591 on 4/15/2013.
Creative Design / Client Services / Marketing
Laid out and edited multiple design files from top rated organizations utilizing my design talent. As a print specialist, the clients have a secure peace of mind that all design layouts meet and exceed print requirements. Built trusting relationships through thoughtful and sincere file handling and turn around time acknowledging the importance of their job. Produced stunning print and cut work for retail window vinyl, corporate wall graphics and much more as part of grand format designs.
Print Production Workflow including Pre-Press / Post-Press
Preflighted and performed quality checks to ensure file accuracy and dependability. Used Quite Imposing in placing "X" amount on a production sheet for mass production. Oversaw Ricoh (Pro C900, C1000), Konica Minolta (CCP 650, C7000), Xerox (4127, 4590, 5000, 8080, c1000), OCE (6250/6320) and Canon 7010 printers. Have in depth knowledge of paper inventory management and preparation.
11/15 - Present
Team Lead - Graphic Designer / Print Production Specialist, New York Print Partners, New York, NY
Provide excellent client services with high profile clients such as Estée Lauder and its subsidiaries, Chanel, Ronald McDonald House and many others. Design, reformat and repair client submitted files. Operate both hi-end wide format and print production printers with an innovative approach. Provide VDP services via all major shipping couriers using their software interface (UPS, Fedex,USPS).
02/14 - 08/15
PrePress Technician/Graphic Artist and Print Production Specialist, Fitch Group, New York, NY
Preflighted and adjusted art files to allow high quality prints happen. Executed excellent client services and even educated graphic designer clients in file preparations. Operate with precision both color and black and white hi-end production printers and various binding services with tab creation. Pre and post cut paper for both digital and offset print runs. Contributed to Fitchs’ marketing design concepts and layouts for their collateral and website design. Bringing in new clientele while demonstrating innovation.
02/11 - Present
Freelance Web/Graphic Designer/Production Specialist, various clients in NYC and Westchester County, NY
Provided excellent design services in retail merchandising. For clients like Modells and Mars candy com. Re-designed two presentations expeditiously for the P.A.X. Organization. Ensured that content and production adheres to BNP Paribas visual identity standards while providing excellent client services. Lead the production team and served the Presentation and Graphics department as the guru in graphics and print production. Secured highly sensitive corporate financial bank documents for the client. Develop company’s brand new marketing collateral. Partnered with an Art/Marketing Director to direct Vista Imaging Group in a progressive direction.
03/06 - 01/11
Print Production Coordinator, Rye Printing Inc, Rye, NY
Oversaw online / offline print operations, and Implemented sales / marketing strategies that resulted in solid leads. Developed new methods to enhance client reach. Co-coordinated multiple V.D.P. projects simultaneously at various amounts, prioritizing time sensitive to standard mailings. Managed and ordered paper inventory for both offset and digital jobs.