Work History

My journey to this moment

Non relevant work / unemployed
5/10 - PRESENT

 

Self employed
Freelance graphic design - 9/04 - PRESENT

 

Nimlok New York City.

31 Dwight Place, Fairfield, New Jersey 07004
Graphic Designer / Print Production Manager 6/09 - 5/11

Assisted this companies creative project manager in a "ground floor" implementation of thier wide format inkjet print production department. This was necessary to faciltate the production of this type of work "in-house" versus having to sub-contract and outsource it. Design, print, lamination, finishing and general production of simple and complex trade show exhibit graphics. This included; pop-ups, banner stands, detachable panels and other miscellaneous large format graphics. Design of custom graphics to suit clients needs involving regular interaction with clients via meeting, e-mail, and telephone correspondence. Pre-flighting and preparation of customer supplied artwork on Macintosh OSX based computer systems utilizing the latest Adobe software. Set-up and operation of AGL laminator and HP z6100 60 inch designjet printers. Finishing of laminated artwork, including trimming to final sizes and specifications, application of velcro and / or magnets and hangers for panel system graphics. Inventory, ordering and handling materials and supplies including laminates, substrates, films, papers, and printer supplies. Color matching to client specifications. Testing various substrates, papers, films and laminates for best possible product. General maintenance of equipment.

 

Non relevant work / unemployed
12/08 - 6/09

 

Polylogics Consulting, Inc.

13-15 Broadway, Fair Lawn, New Jersey 07410
Graphic Artist 9/06 - 12/08

Design and creation of yellow page advertisements for telephone directory publishers and major phone book companies. Shipment of proofs to clients. Pagination using the companies patented QuarkXPress XTension which merged data and advertisements into final Quark phone book templates. Postscripting and/or PDF-ing final QuarkXPress pages for shipment to printer. Constant e-mail and phone support for, and from, publishers and printers during the production and proofing process to resolve any problems.

 

Non relevant work / unemployed
12/05 - 9/06


Dye Into Print

474 Getty Ave., Clifton, New Jersey 07011
Graphic Artist (Temporary) 2/05 - 12/05

Color correction of Illustrator and Photoshop files for dye sublimated polyesther banners and pennants used at sporting arenas, museums, trade shows, etc., etc. Handling client supplied artwork including pre-flighting files for any problems. Operation of 52" wide format Rastergraphics electrostatic dye sub ink printers. Supply of scaled fabric proofs for correct color, and upon approval, running full size transfers to create final banners.


Federal Direct

95 Main Ave. , Clifton , New Jersey 07014
Graphic Artist 6/97 - 2/05

Implementation of an all Macintosh work environment. General pre-press duties and production of business forms and direct mail materials. Layout, typesetting and design of original artwork and editing existing artwork. Pre-flight and preparation of digital art created by ad agencies and freelance designers. Preparation of layouts, logos, and photographs. Preparation and production of spot color and 4 color process artwork involving color corrections and trapping. Submission of artwork to proofreading and making corrections or changes when needed. Revisions to artwork already on file upon customer request. Research for, and training on new applications, upgrades, hardware and task specific plug-ins to merge text from a database. General maintenance of, and research for Macintosh systems, imagesetters and other equipment. Asked to fill-in as acting supervisor on a few occasions.

 

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