Graphic Designer/Production Artist/Illustrator
City of London, GB
I am currently writing my first two novels
Graphic Designer with broad experience in all aspects of publishing and general printing. Specializing in design and layout of magazines and books - from front to back cover andmore...Graphic Designer with broad experience in all aspects of publishing and general printing. Specializing in design and layout of magazines and books - from front to back cover and everything in between and restaurant conceptualizations.
Currently working on my second book — an historical and contemporary fiction mystery thriller.
Always interested in new fields of opportunity.
4-color process pre-press, cover designs, layout, conceptualization, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, 3D Sketchup Modeling. Mac platform.
Pencil Portraits from Your Photographs
Area Covered: Spokane, Washington Area
Job Title: Production Artist
Company: The Newprt Miner Newspaper
Description: I currently assist in all artistic phases of the production of the newspaper and other publications.
Job Title: Owner
Company: GREG SMITH IMAGES
Creative and highly skilled Graphic Designer with experience conceptualizing, creating, and producing a variety of print collateral, including brochures, identity pieces, and general marketing materials. Superb collaborative talents as well as adept interpersonal communication skills; excels in independent environments and liaises effectively with clients, colleagues, and senior management to surpass expectations. Unparalleled ability to achieve project objectives within time and budget requirements achieving complete customer satisfaction and creative design innovations. Thrives in fast-paced atmospheres with an emphasis on original concept development and quality designs.
Brochures & Catalogs, Logos & Newsletters, Posters & Business Cards, Corporate Stationery, Magazine Design & Layout, Book Design & Layout, Book Cover Designs, Illustration, Cartoon to Realistic, CD Cover & Insert Design, Web Site Design, Print, Publishing, Multimedia, Graphic Design, Creative Design, Team Collaboration, Client Service, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Project Manager, Project Management, Advertising Design, Marketing Design, Client Communications, Design Programs
Job Title: Partner
Company: Restaurant Consultants of America
Description: Perform comprehensive oversight of a wide range of design projects in close collaboration with company CEO as sole staff designer in telecommuting role. Design and update collateral for marketing and advertising purposes. Generate 3D conceptualizations for new and/or expanding restaurants. Communicate regularly with clients to ensure full satisfaction. Prepare and submit status reports and time/cost estimates.
Increased productivity by 60% and reduced job costs by 40% through track record of swift project turnaround, high degree of accuracy, and excellent customer service.
Successfully develop initial design concepts and drafts following briefings by CEO, unwaveringly meeting all client requirements and deadlines.
Balance multiple competing projects while establishing and maintaining strict schedule to control workflow and achieve deadlines.
Effectively anticipate client and project needs, resulting in consistent fast-tracking of client deadlines.
Job Title: Contract Designer
Company: New South Wales Police
Description: Contracted by state police department to collaborate with internal magazine editor, developing stories and producing final print-ready artwork. GEO-Australian Geographic
Served as Art Director on initial editorial team to produce Australia's first national geographic monthly magazine; designed logo and layout and created all graphics and art during first year of publication
Initiated bicycle safety program, including monthly newsletter, children's club, and road safety educational program. FAMS (Sydney Theatre Group)
Served in numerous production capacities including set designer, marketing graphic designer, and painter.
Job Title: Art Director
Company: AIRWAYS International Inc
Description: Spearheaded art department operations and staff for international commercial airline industry monthly magazine, collaborating successfully with editor-in-chief to design and complete special publication projects throughout their full life cycle from concept through execution. Conducted new hire orientation; delegated tasks, oversaw workflow, and monitored performances. Liaised with vendors (printers and suppliers), building and sustaining excellent relationships.
~ Significantly improved overall production quality and project turnaround time to reduce company expenses.
~ Created new corporate logo and design for monthly magazine and collateral materials; co-designed first corporate web site.
~ Recognized for consistently meeting deadlines and achieving requirements and goals, as well as ability to manipulate all types of photo submissions.
Field of Study: Graphic Design & Illustration
University / College: North Sydney Technical College, Australia
University / College: NORTH IDAHO WORKFORCE TRAINING CENTER