Career History

AOS Publications


106 S. Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
570-793-2000
April 2016 - Present

Lead Artist - Fort Atkinson Newspaper Group

• Created and revised ads for newspapers primarily in the Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin area.
• Ensured accuracy and timeliness for digital content.                 
• Supervised production artists and communicated instructions between artists and newspaper representatives.           
• Met and exceeded customer expectations, both in terms of quality and of turn-around time.
• Created and edited digital art using various software packages, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign.
• Liased with newspaper representatives and salespeople to deliver the final product.

CSS Industries / Paper Magic


54 Glenmaura National Blvd, Moosic, PA 18507
570-961-0776
Feb 2015 - July 2015

Production Artist

• Produced digital files - this included the process of combining digital files with type, borders, etc. into card templates. These files are approved and then released for creation of film or digital proofs.
• Created physical mockups or digital proofs for samples or presentations.                 
• Responsible for digital file integrity and file management.           
• Maintained work areas and equipment.
• Studio photography of product mockups and image correction and manipulation.

Northeastern Envelope Co.


2 Maxson Drive, Old Forge, PA 18518
1-800-233-4285
April 25, 2005 - Sept 1, 2014

Prepress technician

• Managed the collection and distribution of submitted art.
• Evaluated art files for quality.
• Adjusted the art as needed for prepress purposes.
• Coordinated with customers on prepress requirements, rebuilding files as necessary and expediting to meet deadlines.
Communicated to customers our requirements for quality control purposes.

The Personalization Station

1100 Memorial Highway, Dallas, PA 18612
(570) 675-2207
June 2003 - December 2003

Production Artist

• Oversaw the production of a wide range of product and media types, including puzzles, posters, mugs, T-shirts and other items.
• Designed a digital workflow procedure to make the greatest use of software and hardware.
• Processed downloaded image files in accordance with order requirements and directed files to create the required product.
• Maintained and troubleshooted various output devices.

Vertis, Inc


Van Nuys office 15350 Sherman Way, #340 Van Nuys, CA 91406
1-800-846-3470
November 1999 - May 2002

Production Artist - Los Angeles Times, The Daily News, The Daily Breeze newspapers

Deadline Department:
• Expedited last-minute changes and corrections to newspaper ads.
• Liaisoned with customer service representatives and prepress departments of the newspapers to ensure the ads run as required.
• Advised customer service representatives on various legal requirements for different types of ads.
• Utilized creative problem solving to make submitted art print as required.

Auto, Retail, and Real Estate Department:
• Created new ads from customer service representatives written and verbal ideas, and coordinated with customer service representatives to create the ad they want.
• Resize ads to fit new physical dimensions.
• Rework ads to run with different color requirements.
• Send proofs via various means and coordinate approvals or any necessary changes.
• Proofing others' work for inaccuracies.

Al Collins Graphic Design School


1407 W. 10th Pl, Tempe, AZ, 85281
1-800-876-7070
November 1998 - October 1999

Instructor - Design Principles, Photography, Computer Science, Computer Graphics, Adobe Illustrator, Quark Xpress

• Instructed students on the fundamentals of visual design philosophy and technique and the reasons behind them.
• Instructed students on the technical aspects of particular software packages.
• Modified and expanded upon the course curriculum per the needs of the students.
• Planned and executed classroom goals and methodology.
• Created course outlines, exercises, and grading systems.
• Devised and delivered presentations in various media to illustrate a particular point as needed.

West End Games


RR 3 Box 2345, Honesdale, PA
(570) 253 - 6990
November 1995 - July 1998

Graphic Designer

As the third largest Role-Playing game publisher in the industry, we dealt with many major motion picture companies, such as Lucasfilm, Universal, Sony/Amblin Entertainment and MGM.
• Planned and managed the design of simultaneous projects.
• Layed out book interiors and covers within tight deadlines and budgets.
• Contracted and directed many different freelance illustrators for required illustrations.
• Produced photographs, diagrams, maps, and 3D models on a freelance basis to be used as interior illustrations.

Guy Cali Associates Photography


1176 Winola Road, Clarks Summit, PA
(570) 586 - 2500
October 1993 - November 1995

Photographer

Northeast Pennsylvania’s largest commercial and portrait photography studio, our clients included Akzo-Noble Salt, ICS Schools, Lucent Technologies and Chamberlain Munitions.
• Assisted on location assignments.
• Developed and print black & white film.
• Managed the development of transparency film.
• Photographed architectural exteriors and interiors.
• Photographed commercial assignments.
• Set up and arranged lighting equipment and props.