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Freelance Experience:


August 2016 – present
REMOTE EDITORIAL DESIGNER, Top Agent Magazine, Atlanta, GA
Editorial typesetting and page layout of profiles and articles; Compilation of weekly national and international editions.


April 2014 – present
REMOTE DESIGNER, Innovation In MedTech, virtual company
Design, layout and production of The MedTech Strategist - online and print biweekly publication. Design of trade show booth graphics and fulfillment publications, website UI, ad development, and marketing materials.


June 2013 – present
REMOTE LAYOUT ARTIST, ACResolution Magazine / Association for Conflict Resolution, New Haven, CT
Produce quarterly print and digital magazine. Editorial layouts, photo selections, cover and ad designs.


January 2013 – February 2015
REMOTE LAYOUT EDITOR, Golson Media, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Layout and editing of encyclopedias / reference manuals for various publishers (HarperCollins,
Grey House, Salem Press, etc.) through final production phases for print or digital.



Corporate Experience:


April 2014 – Dec. 2016
MEDIA DESIGNER, Wire Association International / Madison, CT

Worldwide nonprofit publisher and international trade show organizer
Management of print / digital design and production for magazines and trade shows
• Editorial layout, design and imposing of monthly magazine, The Wire Journal
• Layout and design of books and reference directories
• Design of trade show booths, signage and fulfillment
• Preflight ad materials, execute revisions, press checks
• Website graphics and modifications


Dec 2011 – April 2014
PRODUCTION ARTIST / TRAFFIC MANAGER, Air Age Media / Wilton, CT

Multimedia publisher with 6 newsstand magazines, 10 websites, books, DVDs, expos and webcasts
Management of print production, magazine imposing, ad collection and digital distribution
• Design of print and digital marketing materials and editorial magazine layouts
• Branding and design of trade show booths, signage, marketing and fulfillment
• Traffic and preflight ad materials, execute revisions, press checks
• Magazine imposing, establish ratios, issue weights, ad / editorial positioning
• Create editorial, production, and advertising schedules


Jan 2001 – Aug 2011
DESIGN & PRODUCTION DIRECTOR
Elsevier Business Intelligence / Norwalk, CT & Amsterdam

Healthcare information publisher with 11 subscription-based magazines, international conferences, webinars
Hands-on production designer and team lead – accountable for the creative fulfillment of all corporate programs and campaigns spanning all media.

• Print & HTML layout design and production of 11 Life Sciences magazine titles, producing 23 issues monthly
• Ad design & page assignments; scheduling with outside advertisers and internal marketing
• Schedule press runs, production calendars, department workflow
• Quality Control, press approvals, paper purchasing, vendor selection
• Planning, implementation, design and brand print & web marketing collateral for corporate campaigns,
 trade shows, sponsorships, publications, white papers, newsletters and presentations
• Present concepts and creative to department heads and product managers
• Creation of SOPs, graphic style guides and product branding guidelines
• Acquire print vendors, mail houses, freelance designers
• Measure and track department performance and implement financial controls to meet P&L objectives
• Ensure ongoing development and enhancement of department skills and capabilities

Awards:
Gold - Best Publication redesign, Society of Healthcare Publication Editors, 04/2011
Bronze - Best Publication redesign, Society of Healthcare Publication Editors, 05/2007


(1996 - 2000)
LEAD COPYWRITER / EDITORIAL DESIGN
Cendant Corporation / NetMarket Group, Trumbull, CT
Lead a 4-member team on the creation of written content for consumer catalogs representing
American Express, Citibank, Chase & America Online memberships. Copywriting household goods product descriptions, press releases, membership information and special promotions.


(1991 - 1996)
PRINT PRODUCTION MANAGER
HES Publishing, Guilford, CT
All production work on 3 US regional highway construction trade magazines


Education:
Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
Journalism & Communications (May 1990)





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About Me

Magazine Designer Production Artist Desktop Publisher

I am an award-winning,
Adobe CC proficient, communications designer specializing in composing, production and trafficking of deliverables for varied business lines including publications, trade shows, presentations, websites and advertising.

Skills

adobe CC 2017

Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Illustrator, Animate, Flash, Fireworks

Final Cut Pro, QuarkXPress, Microsoft Office, Sharepoint, Insite, Proteus, ALS Imposing, Virtual Publisher