With over 17 years marketing agency experience, I have performed and managed every step of the production process – from initial file creation and pre-press preparation, to delivery of final printed, presented, posted and published materials. Working directly with Creative Directors, Art Directors, Copywriters, Account Executives, Printers, Programmers and other vendors, I will keep projects moving smoothly and clients happy. With a firm understanding of web, mobile and interactive applications and their unique requirements, I manage the production of electronic projects from inception to launch. In short, I do what it takes to ensure production of the best product possible.

WORK EXPERIENCE
Freelance Project Work December 2010 to Present
DESIGN AND PRODUCTION SERVICES
Current clients include Hanlon Marketing Partners, Britehouse Group, Erickson Living, Dummen USA, The Homeless Persons Representation Project and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

SNS Marketing September, 2000 to December 2010
PRODUCTION MANAGER
Managed all stages of production for advertising, collateral, large format, promotional and presentation materials. Responsible for all pre-press production, including photo-retouching and color correction. Collaborated with Creative and Art Directors in the creation of new campaigns and concepts, created schedules and budgets based on project parameters, and saw them through to delivery of final materials. Designed print advertising and collateral to adhere to clients’ graphic and brand standards as demand dictated. Performed press checks and assured quality control of all agency product. Managed internal creative staff and outside resources to keep all projects – print and electronic – on time and on budget.

Visions Marketing July, 1999 to August, 2000
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR & GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Primarily responsible for pre-press production and photo-retouching, I was instrumental in the design of print advertising, direct mail and collateral for a predominately retail client base. Other responsibilities included traffic management, network maintenance, data management & archiving, and just about anything else needed to keep the agency running smoothly and clients happy.

Adler Design Group October, 1998 to July, 1999
PRODUCTION ARTIST
Performed all pre-press production and photo work on a wide variety and large volume of high-end print collateral, including a 32 page quarterly magazine for DuPont. Other clients included MCI WorldCom, Nasdaq-Amex and Sallie Mae. Also responsible for data management and archiving.

Hanlon Dorsey Advertising April, 1993 to November, 1998
GRAPHIC DESIGNER & PRODUCTION ARTIST
Responsible for all pre-press production, photo retouching and color correction. Worked with Art Directors and Copywriters to conceptualize promotional and advertising campaigns, created visual presentations for clients, and saw approved designs through to completion. Designed print advertising and collateral to adhere to clients’ graphic and brand standards. Worked under tight deadlines with a heavy volume of work, interacting closely with vendors, printers, Account Executives and clients. Other responsibilities included network maintenance, technical support, data management and archiving.

KEY SKILLS

  • Extensive experience with Adobe CS Design Premium, QuarkXPress, 
Microsoft Office and Keynote.
  • Superior Photoshop skills including complex photo retouching, color correction and image isolation.
  • Proven ability to take projects from concept through every stage of design and production.
  • The experience to efficiently manage web and interactive projects from inception to launch.
  • A “lead by example” management style that produces results and garners respect.
  • Expert in the creation and preparation of digital files for any application.
  • A thorough understanding of multiple print processes and their unique requirements.
  • Strong organizational, communication and problem-solving skills.

NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Pro Bono Work: Homeless Persons Representation Project
Design and produce collateral and advertising – print and web – for HPRP initiatives, including: The 2nd Annual Veterans’ Legal Assistance Conference & Training Seminar; The 2nd Annual Campaign to End Homelessness; and a 4-part speakers’ series featuring national experts on the importance of housing in our society.

Pro Bono Work: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Design and produce advertising for LLS National Capital Area Chapter initiatives, including: The Leukemia Ball, Light The Night, Team in Training and School & Youth Programs.

Merged The Creative And Production Departments Of Two Agencies
Designed and implemented procedures to keep the work of two agencies flowing smoothly through a complicated merger. Included completely new workflow, file management and archiving systems and procedures that incorporated the best and most efficient parts of each agency. Managed communications and expectations between the creative and account services departments, keeping staff and clients happy.

Produced A 500+ Page Catalog In Six Weeks
Assessed the need for and acquired necessary equipment and software to set up a workflow system that allowed for quick assessment of supplied data and streamlined production of a large office supplies catalog. Arranged for and managed freelance resources to work two shifts, to design, proof, present and produce the catalog. Worked directly with the client and the client’s printers, and supplied press ready files of sections as they were approved throughout the process. Delivered the finished project on time and on budget.

EDUCATION
University of Maryland University College Spring 2010 to present
Online continuing studies.

Maryland Institute College of Art 1990 to 1992
Continuing studies coursework. Classes included Drawing, Color Theory and Computer Design.

Community College of Baltimore County 1985 to 1987
Primary coursework included Graphic Design and Photography.