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					Scott A. Kratzar
1471 Fela Avenue • North Brunswick, NJ 08902 732.991.3468 • skatee@optonline.net • www.thinkgraphicdesignservices.com

OBJECTIVE:
To obtain a position creating and designing print and/or web graphics in a print / advertising / marketing environment

EXPERIENCE:
B&L Printing - Manville, NJ (Oct 06 – Present) – Lead Graphic Designer Duties included:
Producing original content for clients which included: Business stationery (business cards, letterhead, envelopes), presentation folders, brochures, direct mail, promotional signage and materials, advertisements, newsletters, product catalogues, posters and visual identity. Custom logos were developed in vector format to ensure scalability for varying usage. All images for content developed was purchased through web image sites, personally photographed, or created from scratch in the form of hand drawn art. Clients were met with personally, where design solutions were based and made based on customer expectations and budget restrictions. In addition to producing original content and layouts, customer supplied files were pre-flighted to ensure successful production (checking that all fonts and images were included in delivery of files, that all images were in the proper color format, and that all layouts met print production specifications in regards to job specifications.) If files supplied were in need of adjustment appropriate corrections were made. Digitally printed jobs were output to Canon Color and black and white devices, Kodak Digimaster 9100, and HP5500 Wide Format Inkjet Printer. Offset projects were packaged and sent for film for the production of metal plates or mechanicals were produced internally for simple spot color pieces.

Software used included:
Adobe Creative Suite 3 (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Acrobat Professional), Quark 7, Microsoft Office 2004 (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint), Extensis Suitcase Fusion, Colorburst Pro Layout Series, and Cyberduck FTP Client. (All new projects were designed exclusively in InDesign.)

LASERWAVE Design Studio – New Brunswick, NJ (Sep 06 – Oct 06) – Graphic Designer Duties included:
Updating graphical content on a variety of packaging for varying products, which included Just Wireless Cell Phone accessories and Micro Innovations computer accessories, brands carried in both Walmart and Target. Images used for products were shot digitally at inhouse photography studio, then prepped and corrected in Photoshop. Files were prepped and functional mock-ups were constructed. Upon completion and approval, files were packaged and uploaded via FTP site to China for production. Additionally, files developed outside and delivered by customers were pre-flighted to ensure successful print production.

Software used included:
Adobe Creative Suite 2 (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Acrobat Professional), Quark 6, Microsoft Office 2004 (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint), Extensis Suitcase, Colorburst Pro Layout Series, Cyberduck FTP Client. (All new projects were designed exclusively in InDesign.)

MMP Printing and Graphics – Somerville, NJ (Sep 02 – Sep 06) – Lead Graphic Designer Duties included:
Creating original graphic content for varying print pieces that included business stationery, flyers, brochures, catalogues, direct mail, posters, sell sheets, manuals, and invitation packages. Design solutions were created in anywhere from 1 to 3 spot colors to full process color. In addition to developing graphical content digitally, traditional hand drawn art was created and used. Digital proofs were created prior to production and were output digitally black and white to Canon Image Runner 3500 or to Toshiba and Ricoh color devices. Offset printing jobs were printed in house, poly plates were created using a DPX image setter, checked to ensure separations were correct and delivered to press room for production. In addition to producing original content and layouts, customer supplied files were pre-flighted to ensure successful production (checking that all fonts and images were included in delivery of files, that all images were in the proper color format, and that all layouts met print production specifications in regards to job specifications.) If files supplied were in need of adjustment appropriate corrections were

made.

Software used included:
Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Acrobat Professional), Quark 5, Microsoft Office 2001 (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint), Extensis Suitcase, Harlequin RIP software, Adobe Streamline, Microsoft Pagemaker. (All new projects were designed exclusively in InDesign.)

Cream Magazine – Ewing, NJ – Graphic Designer (part-time) Duties included:
Creating ads for small local newspaper. Designs were created both on-site and from home. Ads were designed in black and white, and designs were based on impactful layout and intelligent use of typography.

Software used included:
Adobe Photoshop 7, Illustrator 10, Quark 5, Adobe Pagemaker

COMPUTER SKILLS AND SOFTWARE:
Extensive knowledge of Mac OS 9 - Tiger, Windows 2000-XP Adobe Creative Suite 3 (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, Dreamweaver & Flash), QuarkXpress 7, Microsoft Office 2004, Microsoft Pagemaker, Colorburst Layout Series, Harlequin RIP software, Cyberduck FTP Client, Extensis Suitcase Fusion Type Manager

EDUCATION:
2001 - 03 Katharine Gibbs School, Piscataway, NJ - Certification in Visual Communications Program, 1993 - 95 Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ - Majored in Journalism, minored in psychology 1991 - 93 Middlesex County College, Edison, NJ - Majored in Liberal Arts, Associate Degree


				
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