1. Resume 2015
I’m a determined and self-motivated individual looking to assume an exhilarating position as a
Team Player as a Graphic Designer for a firmly established Large Format Graphics Company.
Since my different positions as Art Director or Production Press Manager/Operator, Graphic Designer,
Web Developer, SEO and Sales Manager have all been collective thru the years I feel its time to step up
my game. I’m seeking a Graphic Design position where my applied knowledge, communication plus
time management skills will contribute substantially to the growth of the company and my own profit-
able and personal growth. I’ve worked with the biggest; it’s good to be organized.
My creative edge continually moves me to search for new ways to improve upon existing ideas and
ways of thinking. I love working late into the night until we break through that creative wall and
produce exactly what we’ve been visioning for weeks. I truly believe what makes our industry great
is the potential one has to connect everyday people to a brand or idea through their creative
insights and imagination. One has the ability to be a Picasso in the modern age. Very few people
have the privilege of saying imagination is their tool for success, I want that privilege because I’m
a Great Creative & Geek!
I’m well versed in CS 6 and or 7... (Cloud) Adobe Collection, many RIP Software’s (Onyx, Versaworks,
Caldera), Office Suite, Final Cut Pro, and more. I keep active with Lynda.com & other related online
tech learning sites. Because I like to learn!
• Cypress High School 1973-1976
• Cypress College / Fine Art 1977-1978
• ATI Airbrush Institute (CFA) 1980-1982
• AGFA-Gevaert, Inc. / Litho/Camera (CGA) 1985-1986
• Seiko Instruments Certification 2012 to date
• Roland Ink Jet Printer Certification 2012 to date
Sean Wigand/Think Big Image Printing: 949 254-2545
James Williams/Illustrator: 714 305-8787
Sal Velasco/CSR/Sales Manager at AmericasPrinter.com: 714 521-1100
Ed Aschoﬀ/Risk Mgmt. & Sustainability at Dansure: 800.757.1247
2. Job History
• Think Big Image Inc. Irvine, California. 9/2015 – 10/2015
Sr. Graphic Designer, Digital Pre-Press Tech.
I was hired on a friday, my boss was let go the following monday then within 2 weeks the company
had a merger with an oﬀset company. They restructured the entire business & let the existing
Graphics dept. go. The owner Sean is a good guy, he’s used as one of my references.
• Stickers by Sandstone Inc. Huntington Beach, California. 2/2015 – 7/2015
Sr. Graphic Designer, Roland Large format Print Operator, HP Latex 360 Print Operator, Service
Tech. & Payroll!
This company had me doing many things outside of Graphic Design & Large Format Operator plus
Payroll! I was let go due to lack of work coming into the building, I realized this company was not
the right fit for me so we mutually agreed-again to part ways due to lack of work. These are good
people, they have to make major changes so we agreed to help eachother. I’m still helping at the
company to date doing their Network Cat 6 & RJ45 Network Wiring, it’s kind-a-fun!
• Ultimate Image Printing Inc. Costa Mesa, California. 8/2012 – 12/2014
Sr. Graphic Designer/Illustrator/Web Developer then Online Sales Manager
Maintain websites, place current images, prices, and product info. etc. Keeping a fresh look, feel &
functionality for both front end creative & back end actions. Optimization of keywords & Meta tags
(it’s ever-changing). Interact with clients, gathering information for producing effective layouts for
customer review then prep for print. Setting up files for in-house mega inkjet printers from Epson’s
to Seiko’s to CET’s and Vutek’s all in house, Roland Cutters & CNC machines also. Excellent knowl-
edge of specific materials (Sentra, Foam core, MDF, printable plastics & papers, etc.) that work in
conjunction with printing inks and their printers. Create & pre-flight files for outside vendor print-
ing, both offset and or screen-print (I do it all). Interact with clients when creating complete brands
from building ones logo to building all print collateral materials.
I then took on the position as “Inside Sales Online Manager”; my first commission was based upon
over $13,000.00 in sales. The second commission was based upon almost $16,000.00. I like sales!
• Prepress Supply Inc. Fountain Valley, California. 3/2012 – 8/2012
Install, train and repair digital large format printers to small desktop printing systems (HP, Seiko,
Epson, Roland, CET, etc.). Configure software, install & train employees how to achieve optimum
workflow. Adobe programs and Industry RIP Software knowledge background (Onyx, etc.).
• I had 3 Major Spine Surgeries, 6 discs removed. 3/2002 – 1/2012
• The Y& R Companies. Irvine, California. 11/98 – 3/2002
Studio Graphic Designer/Illustrator/Art Director
Emphasis on Print Collateral Campaigns, Art Direction, and Illustration, high end editing and
prepress for the complete Print and Interactive Industries. Digitally create mock-ups for real-time
POP and build prototypes. Create "Mastered" support for all national modules. Directed account
management and production teams thru creative Layouts to Keyline then to print, pre-flight all
support files (raster & vector) profiled specifically for common color and or specific printers. Inter-
act with Vendors as to file setups and color mgmt. Build Layouts or HTML files for Web or Print, it’s
all creative to me.
3. Job History
• Mac Temps Inc. Irvine, California. 1/98 - 11/98
Graphic Designer/Illustrator/Art Director
Art Direction, Illustration to Keyline’s for Prep (Vendors). Worked as a part time Art Director for
Ernst &Young LLP,WCJ and other Agency Quality Companies. Specialized in Pre Press, it’s workflow
“The Course of the Job”. Also, MS Mail merge training, Illustrator, In Design, Photoshop to PDF
pre-press protocols & it’s variable’s!
• The Dot Printer Inc., Burlingame, California. 1/97 - 1/98
Prep-Dept. Supervisor/ Senior Scanner (Drum) Operator
Wrapping Transparency’s in oil around scanner drums, editing, swinging & shaping color for
mechanicals then to the RIP for film or digital plate and then to our in house presses. 5 Electronic
Stripping/Trapping Computers, 3 Color Stations, 1 Mac. Linked to Hi End DS 730 Drum Scanner all
linked to 3 RIP's behind 1 Plotter (Mega Output) & 2 Image setters (Film), Oh yes 2 traditional Strip-
ping Tables. We fed 2- presses 24 hrs. per. day all with a total of 8 Employees running 2 shifts.
• Bay Reprographics Inc. Tampa, Florida. 2/95 - 12/97
CAD Department Graphic Designer/Illustrator
Interact with all upper management as to the workloads and turn around times of all electronic
endeavors. Hi-end drum scanning from reflective or transparent media. Building of all Print Media
needed for sales reps. Presentation graphics using Photoshop 3.0.4 & Adobe Illustrator CS6, all
related create and layout programs (In Design, Quark, PageMaker). Maintain all Macintosh, PC,
Unix, Silicon Graphics systems and all Mega output devices (all Plotters). Correct & Pre Flight files
for Architects, engineers, designers, etc.
• Tampa Reprographic Services, Inc.; Tampa, Florida. 8/93-1/95
Sr. Graphic Designer
Illustration and graphic layout artist from Apparel to Product catalogues to litigation presentations
then to output. Knowledge in Silicon Graphics, Macintosh and PC Systems, using the latest create
programs and hi-end RIP software. Interacted closely with upper management as to upgrades and
profit margins within the CAD/Graphics department.
• The Flyer Publishing Co.; Tampa, Florida 2/91 to 7/93
Art Director/Sr. Graphic Designer
Created conceptual layouts and directions to computer designers for print Ad’s. Weekly publica-
tion with customer revisions and deadlines. Setup the art department with a new Macintosh plat-
form linked to a PC RIP Tower and a hi-resolution film output device. This new system increased
ads in numbers from 300 to 500 within 3 months.
Portfolio submitted upon request.