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Job Skills
  • Design and layout of all printed and electronic media.
  • Retouching/compositing full color photos and creating artwork for newspaper, commercial printing and the web.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite 5 & 6: Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign on a Mac platform. Experience in Word and PowerPoint.
Professional Experience

Swardlick Marketing Group
Portland, ME
April 1996 - May 2010

Senior Graphic Designer

  • Photoshop retouching, composites and color correction.
  • Produced illustrative artwork as appropriate to a projectís defined concept and direction.
  • Created mechanicals and designs for ads, brochures, direct mail, newspaper, web elements, email blasts, billboards, banners and fleet graphics.
  • Prepress knowledge ó file release, checking for bleeds, spot color, color modes, image resolution and applying profiles.
  • Worked with printers and specialty vendors to ensure print quality.
  • Mounted creative materials for presentations and contest submissions.
  • Added color proofing station, lighting and maintained monitor calibration to bring color-correction in-house.

Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram,
Portland, Maine
April 1984 - March 1996

Staff Artist
  • Designed the look and style of all in-house advertising, sales materials and signage.
  • Designed and created printed newspaper ads, inserts, special supplements, rack cards, subscriber direct mail, banners, employee newsletter, new employee orientation package, premium items and materials for sponsored events.
  • Created artwork and illustrations for various promotional campaigns.
  • Set the standard for computer equipment and software specifications for advertising and marketing departments.
Education
The University of the Arts
B.F.A. Illustration, Honors
June 1978