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PRODUCTION SPECIALIST :: 10+ years of prepress/production work and actual hands-on printing experience (offset printing, screenprinting, manual trapping and separations) gives me a very solid understanding of the intricacies of print, which I apply in the digital world.

SOFTWARE POWERHOUSE :: Expert in all major graphic software, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, QuarkXpress… and dozens of plug-ins and programs to convert, fix and perfect print graphics. Standard skills with all office applications, Word, Excel, Power point, File maker, etc. I am also Apple-certified in Mac OS X Leopard support and am currently the co-chairperson of the Seattle Chapter of the InDesign Users Group, which meets on the Adobe campus.

PHOTO RETOUCHING AND COLOR CORRECTION PROFESSIONAL :: I have hundreds of published examples of my color and retouching work. I can clean up and deliver high quality images independently, or work closely with an art director to provide exactly what they desire.

MAC TROUBLESHOOTING :: Experienced using utilities such as Disk Warrior and Tech Tool Pro, along with some specialty Unix tools, for checking ram integrity, etc. I’m a swiss army knife of file conversions. Font first aid, using font apps to clean, troubleshoot, sort and sometimes repair client font sets. Creating custom modified fonts.

DESIGN SAVVY :: 5+ years of print graphic design for high-end fashion retailers and creative agencies. I have also created magazines, packaging and a variety of marketing materials from the concept phase through design. Valuable knowledge of art and graphic history.

PRODUCT ART DIRECTION :: Two years of working with local photographers and stylists, interpreting client needs, and delivering those images. Organizing the photoshoots and ensuring all props and product are delivered at the correct time. Extensive work with photography, mixed-media illustration, etching, hand-printed posters and cards and welding and metalwork.

RELATED CERTIFICATIONS

  • Apple Leopard 10.5 Support Certification, 2008