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To work in a lively, fun and professional environment as graphic designer
or production artist in print or web applications. Part-time or full-time,
contract or staff.
An experienced graphic designer with nearly 30 years of working in all
aspects of print design and production as well as 4-1/2 years in web-based
graphics, I've worked as staff and as a contractor in a variety of situationsfrom
small studios, corporate in-house art departments to large ad agencies,
and have a strong traditional background in graphic arts as well as 18
years of digital design and production. I'm an unusual designer in that
I love to do my own production and am accomplished in most production
I'm proficient in
all of the latest graphics and file management software for print as well
as many programs for web design and production. I am able and willing
to take any project from start to finish and am very experiencedand
a pleasure to work with, I'm toldin working with clients, creative
directors or account staff. My first love is working in print and I know
it like the back of my hand. My most recent passion is in designing and
developing graphics for the web. I'm constantly learning and gaining experience
in creating high impact and highly functional marketing pieces for my
Aside from freelance
work I've picked up in the South Bay over the last year, my most recent
full-time job included 3-1/2 years as an art director in the marketing
department of Providian Financial in San Francisco. Since leaving Providian,
I've been freelancing online and onsite for a number of clients, both
in San Jose and San Francisco. I live in San Jose and am available for
staff or contract work in the South Bay areafull or part-time. Long
distance assignments working from my home office available as well.
Creative, client-pleasing, award-winning graphic design
Creative direction of staff and freelance designers and production
18 years of design and production on a Mac platform.
13 years of traditional graphics: design, paste-up,
layout, comps, typography, darkroom,
Great communication with clients/co-workers
Strong budget/deadline awareness
Able to be calm and creative under outrageous deadline pressure
Motivated towards personal, professional and creative growth
Dedicated-hard-worker with strong sense of responsibility and accountability
Able to focus efficiently and get the job done
Fluent in many different design styles
Graphic Design Graphic Production Art Direction
Web Design Web Advertising
Logo Design Corporate Identity Advertising
Corporate Collateral Publishing Direct Marketing
Financial Marketing Insurance Health Care
Technology Packaging Retail Graphics
Marketing Material Print Collateral Print Ads
Website Design Web Advertising Non-profit
Design Web & Print Layout Production Web Animation
Typography Digital Imaging Photo Retouching
Color Correction Prepress
DreamWeaver Photoshop Illustrator Indesign
Freehand FlightCheck Microsoft Word Flash
FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGN San Francisco and San Jose, CA
Ariago | Contract web/print design and production
The Haggin Group | Contract exclusively catalog design and production
Deloitte Touche | Contract design and production
Bechtel | Contract work on project proposal graphics
Young & Rubicam | Contract advertising graphics
Kane & Finkel | Contract work on medical graphics
Many more assignments
San Francisco, CA 7/98-1/2002
Art Director: Contracting for 2-1/2 years as production artist and art
director before signing on as staff for another year. Worked primarily
in corporate communications creating advertising, inhouse graphics, development
of credit card art and related direct marketing materials. Worked with
the web department in creating graphics for corporate website and related
San Francisco, CA 1/89-10/96
Senior Graphic Designer: Award-winning graphic design and creative direction
on a wide variety of print projects including collateral, corporate ID,
advertising, publication design, packaging and just about anything else
that can be printed.
Experienced in working directly with clientsfrom initial
consultation to final delivery of each project. This includes meeting
my clients deadlines, providing great design as well as down-to-earth,
friendly, professional serviceon time and on budget.
More than 20 years experience working with related vendors such
as printers and prepress production professionalsservice bureaus,
photographers, and illustrators.
BAY AREA TYPE &
GRAPHICS San Mateo, CA 10/85-1/89
Graphic design and production of print projects. Prepare design
comps for paste-up and typesetting personnel. Customer service. Processing
incoming projects, estimating and scheduling, coordinate and oversee work
Traditional skills: Producing clean and accurate comps and mechanicals;
Excellent inking and type specification skills. Capable of working precisely;
Familiar with paper types and uses; Traditional typesetting.
Capable of working fast and accurately under deadline pressure;
Creative, highly motivated and very conscientious of quality and accuracy;
Working with professionals in related fields, i.e. typesetters, printers,
color separators, designers.
San Francisco, CA 6/81-10/85 Graphic Designer
Design, layout, typesetting and paste-up; Customer relations and
sales. Oversaw production of each project from concept to completion.
Responsible for all aspects of business including advertising,
marketing, secretarial, stock and supply, bookkeeping, supervision and
training of staff.
DESIGN Half Moon Bay, CA/San Francisco, CA 10/75-1/89
Worked as a sign artist and graphic designer on mostly small business
QUARKXPRESS 6 14 years (almost daily) exper/design/layout/stylesheets/master
pages/vector graphics. Expert level.
4 4 years of website design and development using Dreamweaver. Also
7 10 years exper/scanning/color correction: Intellihance 2.0/photo
collage/special effects: Kais Power Tools and many other PS plugins,
Gallery Effects/ layers/channels/vector graphics. Have in recent years
used Photoshop for designing much of the print and web work that I do.
4 years using Imageready to prep art for web. animation, optimization,
slicing etc. Would also use fireworks for the same purposes. Advanced
10 6 years experience/logo design/special effects: KPT Vector Effects/layers/layout
Adobe Streamline. Advanced level.
8 3 years experience/logo design/layout. Intermediate level.
Off and on several years working in PageMaker.
Mac OSX, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Interarchy and other FTP apps, Netscape,
Internet Explorer, Colorize, Zipit, Typestyler, Suitcase, ATM, Nortons
Utilities, Flight Check, Painter, StuffIt Deluxe, MacTools Pro, OCR software,
Mac OS X, Fireworks other Mac-based utilities. Familiar with Windows environment.
Dynamic Graphics: Case History Competition 1996
APEX/Award of Excellence: 1991/1992/1993/1995 (2)
American Corporate Identity 9: Award of Excellence
Northern California ADDY Awards: 1990/1991/1992 (2)/1994
International Mercury Awards: 1993 (2)/1995
Fox River Paper Co: Graphic Excellence 1988
Juniper Networks Virtual Silicon Postini Genentech
Ariago Design TrendMicro
Carinalli Vineyards Providian Financial Lifetapes
Communications, Inc. Sybervision
Chevron Bank of America Wells Fargo San Francisco
Ballet Fratelli Ruffatti of Italy
Grundig, Inc. Quartet Creative Services Applied Graphics
Joseph Schmidt SF/SPCA
Robert Half International Nortel Academy Records
Planned Parenthood US Courts
California State Bar Assoc. Dolby Laboratories Hot
& Spicy Foods Viacom Cable
Adventures Cross-Country SF Focus Magazine SF Police
Franciscan Vineyards Mark Hopkins Hilton Hotels
Omni Hotels Holiday Inn
Marriott Hotels Pacific Bell Americana Records
Paul Kagan International, Inc.
JLH Imports, Inc. California Nurses Association
Adecco Tad Technical Visuals MacTemps Pacific