Graphic Designer / Prepress Manager Kingwood Resume - Kingwood, TX

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Last Updated: Dec 2, 2011 @ 9:23am

Seeking Job: Graphic Designer / Prepress Manager
Position Desired: Graphic Designer / Prepress Manager

Cover Letter:
My name is Michael Mumford. I have extensive design and prepress experience in all facets of the printing industry. Management experience as well. I was recently laid off from a grand format printing company due to down sizing and am eager to return to the workforce in graphic design, prepress or management as soon as possible.

Work History / Experience:
ABI Digital Solutions - Conroe, TX Dec. – June
Creative Services / Prepress Manager
Managed prepress and color management departments, Designed company brochures and sample products. Designed vehicle wraps. Create original graphics and recreate existing graphics as well as prepressed client files for the Grand Formant Printing Industry. Preparing approved files for press including bleeds, I-Cut files, color adjustments, plotter file creation and grouping files for best material use.

Speqtrum Prepress Production Services - Houston, TX Aug. – Dec.
Prepress Specialist / Customer Service Representative
Create original graphics and recreate existing graphics for the Flexo Printing Industry. Preparing approved files for film output, including trapping, framing and file distortion for rotary presses. CSR for all existing Houston area clients, including job quoting and art approval process. Researching new direct client prospects and working closely with the regional sales representative to service and expand the Houston market.

Identity Essentials LLC - Seabrook, TX Jan. – April
Project Manager
Design and coordination of signages, which includes creation, manufacture and installation, material specification and overseeing project progress. Research new materials or applications of materials used in the sign industry. Locate new vendors and suppliers, as well as establish and maintain relationships with both vendors and sub-contractors.

Aquent Partners / American Color (Houston Chronicle) - Houston, TX Dec. – Jan.
Prepress Specialist
Prepare and edit client files as required for publication in the Houston Chronicle. Color correction and PDF manipulation using PitStop to standardize output files. [Temp Position]

Mercury Signs & Display, Ltd. - Houston, TX Aug. – Nov.
Art Director / Production Manager
Hired as Pre-Press and Photoshop Specialist. Promoted through the ranks to Production Manager, supervising more than fifty employees and responsibility for all aspects of production including Art Department, Printing, Digital Imaging, Bindery and Shipping. Most recently held the position of Art Director, overseeing original art creation, pre-press operations & film output.

Aquent Partners / R. R. Donnelley Financial Printing - Houston, TX Aug. – Aug.
Desktop Specialist / Graphic Designer
Worked in both PC and Macintosh platforms to create, adjust and standardize graphic and text elements for financial reports. This included OCR scanning printed text, correcting, typesetting, translating files across platforms and programs, and creating annual report covers and graphs.

(During this time period I also worked as a production artist for Fogarty Klein Monroe, one of Houston’s largest advertising agencies.)

Computer literate in Macintosh 6.8-OSX, Windows 3.1-Windows 7.
Web Master CertificateExperience with the following software:
Illustrator CS4 Photoshop CS4 InDesign CS4 Acrobat Quark Xpress
Dream Weaver Onyx MS Office Suite Corel Draw WordPerfect
Filemaker Pro Freehand Flash Act Streamline

Experience with the following hardware and peripherals:
Macintosh, PowerPC and Pentium based CPU’s Scanners & Digital Cameras by AGFA, Howtek, Kodak, Optronics, HP, Epson, etc.
Panther Pro 46, Aspect and Linotronic 530 Image setters CDR/CDRW/DVD Burners
Networks including Localtalk, Appletalk and Ethernet Removable Data Storage including Syquest, ZIP, JAZ and DAT
Assorted large & smaller postscript printers (Epson, Tektronix, Apple, QMS, HP, etc.)

Experience in the following IS duties:
Software Installs Software Updates Font Maintenance
Mac System Trouble Shooting Accelerator Card Installs RAM Installs
Help Desk Services Remote Site Maintenance Server Back-ups
Inter-Platform Data Translation Hard Drive Maintenance

Experience in the following functions and duties:
Graphics and Logo Creation (for editorial and advertising) Scanning (Flatbed & Drum)
Photo Manipulation and Color Balancing / Correction Page Layout and Design
Image and Text Importing Die-Sub Proofing
CAD Drawing Production Schedule Creation and Maintenance
Pre-Press Functions (includes color processing, trapping, imposition, etc.)

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