A graphic designer position utilizing my skills in art direction, graphic design, illustration, web design, pre-press knowledge and computer graphics.
Software: QuarkXPress, InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Flash, HTML, CSS, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Mac OSX and Windows platforms.
Student/Freelance Graphic Designer
2006 - 2009
Attending Santa Monica College to take Web Design courses (see Education) while also working on freelance graphic design projects.
SHAPELL INDUSTRIES, INC, Beverly Hills, CA 1993 –2006
Designed and produced advertising and marketing collateral as the sole graphic designer in marketing department of luxury homebuilder with gross annual sales in excess of $500,000,000. Worked directly with Director of Marketing to create the design and production of four-color newspaper and magazine advertising, brochures, logos, invitations, flyers, stationary, postcards, direct mail pieces and signage. Used Macintosh computer to create comps and electronic prepress files. Duties included interfacing with vendors, performing press checks, and trouble-shooting and maintaining Macintosh system. Brought company advertising from black & white and two-color mechanical paste-up boards to four-color electronic pre-press.
Freelance Graphic Designer 1991 - 1993
Did Macintosh computer graphic design, illustration and mechanical production work for various firms including Alpha Telecommunications, Knightsbridge Publishing, Joel Goldstein Marketing Communications, Presentation Products Magazine, Hauser Long Advertising, Pic “N” Save and Playboy Entertainment Group.
IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT, INC., Chatsworth, CA 1990
Responsible for the design and production of video laserdisc packaging and inserts. Duties included design, layout, comping, type-spec, logotype and title treatment design, illustration and mechanical production.
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Syracuse, NY
B.F.A, in Advertising Design, 1977
PLATT COLLEGE, Los Angeles, CA
300 hour course of intensive instruction in Macintosh computer graphics utilizing Photoshop, Quark XPress, Pagemaker, Illustrator, Freehand and Powerpoint.
SANTA MONICA COLLEGE, Santa Monica, CA
January 2006 - June 2009