PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

GRAPHIC DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT CO – FOUNDER

OWNER - GRAPHIC DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT CO.

Jewel Graphics Texas, Pottsboro, TX   2017 - current

  • Formed print and web graphic design company.
  • Continued relationships with vendors and clients from Florida and New York
  • Responsible for estimates, invoicing, pricing structure, licensing, registration, banking, and bookkeeping

NEW VENUE OPERATIONS MANAGER

NEW VENUE OPERATIONS MANAGER

Longhorn Ranch Event Center, Whitesboro, TX  2017- 2019

  • Developed property into an event center.
  • Designed venue. Project managed construction, painting, and cleaning.
  • Purchased venue furnishings.
  • Designed and printed signage
  • Created website, logo, Facebook page, Instagram & Twitter.
  • Developed event package pricing.
  • Setup online event management software.
  • Created event contracts
  • Direct sales
  • Onsite during all events

PRESIDENT – GRAPHICS & MARKETING CO.

PRESIDENT - GRAPHICS & MARKETING CO.

Jewel Graphics and Marketing, Pensacola, FL      2016 - 2018

  • Formed print and web graphic design company adding promotional products and custom apparel
  • Participated in networking groups including BNI, The Pensacola Chamber, and several other community organizations.
  • Established an office within the Economic Development Building
  • Developed relationships with multiple vendors
  • Produced art for promotional products and custom apparel
  • Acquired and maintained clients for promotional products, custom apparel graphic design, printing, and websites
  • Responsible for estimates, invoicing, pricing structure, licensing, registration, banking, and bookkeeping
Jewel Graphics Business Card

LEAD GRAPHIC DESIGNER PRINT & WEB

LEAD GRAPHIC DESIGNER PRINT & WEB

MarCom Services, Islip, NY     2004 - 2018

  • Designed projects for commercial printing, including catalogs, packaging, brochures, books, logos, and business cards
  • Using Photoshop, designed commercial websites.
  • Redesigned static websites using WordPress, content management system (CMS)
  • Provided excellent communication along with clear written documentation of a project's status, the work performed, and information for client billing. Attended client presentations.

NEWSPAPER DESIGNER AND PRODUCTION

NEWSPAPER DESIGNER AND PRODUCTION

Fire Island News, Ocean Beach, NY       2004 - 2006

  • Designed editorial and ad pages
  • Organized files, art, and fonts.
  • Conformed ads and pages to grid layout
  • Color correct and retouch photos
  • Output "press-ready"printer spreads, pdf files

OWNER GRAPHIC DESIGN COMPANY

OWNER GRAPHIC DESIGN COMPANY

Jewel Graphics, East Islip, NY      2001 - 2014

  • Formed graphic design company producing print-ready files.
  • Produced freelance and contract work for printing brokers and marketing agencies.
  • Created and acted as project manager for an annual 200-page souvenir journal for a major "Hamptons" social event.
  • Responsible for estimates, invoicing, pricing structure, licensing, registration, banking, and bookkeeping
Jewel Graphics Business Card

PRODUCTION MANAGER – COMMERCIAL PREPRESS

PRODUCTION MANAGER - COMMERCIAL PREPRESS

Extreme Color Technology, New York    1998 - 2001

  • Managed production at a digital pre-press company
  • Responsible to maintain a continuous workflow from shift to shift.
  • Delegated and communicated project information to all departments.
  • Maintained project schedules.
  • Kept senior management apprised of the production schedule.

PRODUCTION / CSR COMMERCIAL PRINTER

PRODUCTION / CSR COMMERCIAL PRINTER

Cedar Graphics, Ronkonkoma, NY       1997-1998

  • Entered incoming work into production, after determining job specifications and "best" production procedures.
  • Coordinated workflow with plant managers and department supervisors.
  • Performed press checks.

PRODUCTION/CSR PUBLICATION PREPRESS

PRODUCTION/CSR PUBLICATION PREPRESS

Kordet Color Corp / AGT, Oceanside, NY  1981 - 1987

  • Responsible for maintaining overnight production schedules of high-end publication covers and editorial including Newsweek, New York Mag, Penthouse, and multiple Conde Naste magazines.
  • Worked as a liaison between customers, manufacturing, and inter-department communications.
  • Conferred on color evaluations and retouching