David M. Edwards

13606 Willow Bend Rd.
Dallas, TX 75240
phone/fax: 972-233-6232
dmecreative@earthlink.net - www.dmecreative.com

* More than 18 years experience with a wide range of Macintosh computers and software. Extensive experience with most common layout and design software, including both Macintosh and Windows versions of Adobe CS2 — Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, and GoLive; QuarkXPress; Microsoft Office — Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; FileMaker Pro; Pagemaker and many others.

* Managed production of several quarterly magazines. Duties included writing and editing articles in AP style, layout and design, scheduling, supervision of editorial and graphics personnel, mail list management and communication with clients and vendors.

* Responsible for editing, layout and pre-press work on magazines, books, brochures, proposals, and newsletters, etc. Designed web sites. Converted print magazines to HTML format and posted on the Internet.

* Completely reorganized Xyan desktop publishing/pre-press department, including physical layout, and computer file system. Developed job-tracking database and file-handling procedures. Cited numerous times for work excellence.

June 2005 to Present — Lead graphic designer and desktop publisher for First Support Services, Inc., Dallas, Texas. Responsible for all graphic design, layout and production for proposals and a wide range of corporate communications, including brochures, reports, presentations, and more.

April 2001 to June 2005 — Freelance consultant in design, editing and print production with a variety of clients, including Taylor Publishing Company, Instructional Geography Systems, and Midway Press Inc., among others.

December 1999 to April 2001 — Desktop Publishing/Pre-press department of Xyan printing, Dallas, TX. Worked with a wide range of publishing software on both Macintosh and Windows computers. Did electronic pre-press work for traditional offset printing as well as Xerox DocuTech and DocuColor systems.

November 1998 to December 1999 — Freelance work in design, editing and print production, including long-term assignments with ABC Radio Disney, LaserTech Color, PGC Advertising and the Dallas Morning News.

April 1994 to October 1998 — Editor/Writer/ Production Manager/Webmaster for Quest Publishing Company, Dallas, Texas, publishers of Treatment Today magazine, Paradigm magazine, and others. Designed company web site. Developed and managed database files for subscribers, advertisers, etc.

January 1992 to January 1993 — Computer animation internship, Lone Star Picture and Sound, Dallas, Texas.

Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor of arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1992. The degree combines computer science and arts with emphasis on writing. Also studied classical piano at the University of North Texas and Psychology at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Earned continuing education credits in Adobe Photoshop CS2, InDesign CS2, and Microsoft Access.

Provided upon request.

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