Packaging Prepress Production
at Griffin Technology
October 2008 - February 2016
Prepress production of multiple retail packaging styles which include standard card stock packaging with thermoform inserts, PET packages, foil stamping, Pantone spot and fluorescent spot colors, embossing, spot UV, and die lines for printing facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, and China. Prepress production for London marketing campaigns which have included large format wraps for autos and busses, in-taxi ads, and backlit display ads for underground train platforms. Barcode production using Barcode Producer 5.5 and batch barcode label automation using Adobe Illustrator CC2015. Prepress production of user guides and manuals - including reader to printer spread conversions. Trained our packaging artists to use the Roland LEC-540 (large format printer w integrated contour cutting, scoring, and clear coat gloss ink) to create mock-up and prototype packaging for project managers and sales teams. Primary software used: Adobe Illustrator CC2015, Adobe Photoshop CC2015
at Campbell Station Development
March 2006 - October 2008
Commercial & Residential Property Management Technical Support - Established domain names, setup website hosting, and maintained informational internet sites as required using Adobe Dreamweaver & Flash. Responsible for programming and updates to the Daktronics digital retail sign for four retail centers. Responsible for troubleshooting network, printer, and computer issues (PCs and Macs). Responsible for installing / updating all software as required. Responsible for keeping all computers backed up on a weekly basis. Responsible for training and orienting new employees to the Mac OS. Responsible for graphic design and layout of ads to be placed in newspapers, phone listing services, catalogs, and brochures. Responsible for conversions of PC financial data to Mac Quicken format. Communicated directly with retail tenants and homeowners to resolve daily issues.
Graphic Design and Prepress Production
at Sir Speedy Printing
May 2002 - March 2006
Direct to Film, Plates (AGFA SelectSet Avantra 25), and Press (PressTek). Online Document Management, Variable Data Print Production (Data Merge). Graphic design for large format banners, posters, & signs. Business cards, labels, letterhead, envelopes, door hangers, postcards, specialty die cuts & embossing, catalogs, etc. Resolve color correction, trapping, & clipping path issues. Resolve color space issues (convert from RGB to CMYK & Pantone) from customer files. Communicate directly with customers during proofing and final approval process. Communicate directly with owner and sales reps to ensure timely print production and product delivery.
at Nashville State Community College
1992 - 1993 (1 year) Tennessee