Graphic Design, Associates Degree, at Parkland College 1996
Desktop Publishing, Associates Degree, at Parkland College 1998
Certified in Adobe InDesign at Heartland College 2006
Pantagraph Jan. 2012-Current
Phone: 1-800-747-7323 • 301 W. Washington St. Bloomington, IL
Imaging Technician/Graphic Designer
Creating Ads and templates for publications. Pre-laying out daily, weekly, monthly and yearly publications. Designing and laying out specialty publications, such as Community Guides. Scanning in and processing photographs for news and advertising.
Software Used: Adobe CS5.5: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, Acrobat Distiller; Microsoft Office 2010; Specialty software: Layout 8000, for dummying in the newspapers; Pongrass, laying out classified section; APT (ad booking software) Affinity (ad trafficking software).
Minuteman Press Apr. 2011-Jan. 2012
Phone: 217-355-0500 • 805 S. Neil St., Champaign, IL
Designing files for customers to be printed either in house or setting up the files for one of our specialty print locations, including but not limited to business cards, brochures, forms, booklets, and fixing submitted files to be ready for print. I was in charge of running the large format color laser press (Konica Minolta 8000, which used a Fiery driver).
Software used: Adobe CS5: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro; Microsoft Word and Excel 2010; Coral Draw, Publisher.
City of Farmer City Web Designer/Web Maintenance June 2010-Current (Contract)
309-928-3412 • 105 S. Main St., Farmer City, IL
Designed the City of Farmer City’s website using WordPress and ongoing maintenance and adding content to site including: writing, photographer, videographer and posting events and press releases to the site.
Farmer City Journal Aug. 1996 – Apr. 2010 (Office closed)
Steve Hoffman, managing editor cell: 309-825-9325
Title: Production Coordinator/Graphic Designer
Responsibilities included for three newspapers the Farmer City Journal, LeRoy Journal and Heyworth Star: ad design using InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, page layout, creation and layout of special sections, magazines, photography, scanning, writing occasional articles and editing of stories, tech help for other offices. Creating yearly PDFs of all issues to CD for searchable archives.
Parkland College Aug. 1997 – Dec. 1997
Phone: 217-351-2407 • 1307 N. Mattis Ave., Champaign, IL 61821
Title: Computer Lab Monitor
Responsibilities Include: Watching over the computer lab, helping students with Windows, DOS, and Macintosh programs and computers. Fixing some minor computer problems.
Prairie Gardens/PGI Warehouse Oct. 1993 – Sept. 1997
Phone: 217-356-5590 • 3000 W Springfield Ave, Champaign, IL 61822
Title: Sign Maker/Display Craftsman
Responsibilities Include: Designing displays, materials purchasing, sign and template creation and fabrication (laser printer & plotter), vinyl application, creating, printing and using Coral Draw to make signs, data archiving digital sign and template files.
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