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					Steve Girlock
Multi-Media Designer

Steve was born and raised in North East Pennsylvania, in the town of Wilkes-Barre. He joined the Navy at age 17 right after high school and traveled the world. He visited Europe, many of the Caribbean islands, South America, went through the Panama Canal and even crossed the equator to become a Shellback. After the Navy tour, Steve went back to PA to attend Luzerne County Community College and received an Associates Degree in Commercial Art/Graphic Design. Upon graduating, Steve was hired by R. H. Donnelley in Scranton, PA, the largest yellow page publisher in the world and Fortune 500 Company. After about a year and a half of working in Scranton, he transferred to the new headquarters office in Raleigh, NC. While working for Donnelley in Raleigh, Steve perfected workflows and helped with the overall success of the graphics department. Four years into the move to Raleigh, Steve was promoted to Graphics Trainer and was given the responsibility of training all new designers and provided advanced training for experienced graphic designers. In 2000, Steve transferred again with Donnelley, this time to Miami to help open a web design division. After about a year, Steve left to start his own web/graphic design company in Ft. Lauderdale called Design Highway. During that time he created websites and various printed pieces for small businesses around the country. In June of 2005, Steve accepted a graphic design position with BCT’s corporate office in Ft. Lauderdale. After 9 months at BCT, Steve was promoted to Field Consultant to work in the Operations department. Steve did some traveling to many BCTs around the country to help with workflows and pre-press issues, worked a few tradeshows and helped organize and setup two BCT conventions. When not traveling, he designed online training programs for the retail online catalog and AMOS A/R as well as providing plant support via telephone and email. Most recently, Steve has transferred back to being a graphic designer. With over 15 years of graphic design experience, Steve now worked on the marketing team and tackled projects such as the new OfficeMax catalog, Staples and OfficeMax online training, maintains the BCT websites and forums and designs various sales and marketing pieces. He enjoys keeping current on software and technology and sharing his knowledge with others. Outside of work, Steve enjoys spending time with friends, family and his 12 year old Miniature Pinscher, Zippy, who recently lost her sight. He also enjoys snorkeling, racquetball, golfing and many of the other outdoor activities that beautiful South Florida offers.

3215 Port Royale Drive South, Apt. L, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308 (954) 804-9563 Email: steve@designhighway.net Portfolio: http://www.designhighway.net

Stephen J. Girlock

Summary
Seeking a position where I can contribute my proven graphic design/web design/trainer skills to a company’s success. I’m looking for a challenging and exciting work environment where everyone works together as a team. I am creative, highly motivated and deadline-savvy, with superior problem solving skills and attention to details.

Professional Profile
• 15 years of design experience includes various printed materials, websites and online training sites. • 2 years as a Graphics Trainer, teaching Photoshop, Illustrator and advanced graphic design skills. • A team player, able to take ideas and turn them into exciting marketing pieces.

Experience Multi-Media Designer – Business Cards Tomorrow – Ft. Lauderdale, FL (2005-2009) – http://www.bct-net.com
• Design various marketing materials, catalogs, in-store displays and signage for retail office chains across N. America • Develop interactive training demos, which are viewed on disk and internet, for the same retail office chains • Design and mock-up many other types of printed materials from business cards to tradeshow booths • Prepare files for print and troubleshoot files that won’t print correctly (from our plants) • Maintain company websites and recently redesigned one for the franchisees: http://bctorlando.orderprinting.com • Travel for press checks, trade shows and to provide support to any of our 70+ printing plants • Participate in marketing meetings and provide creative solutions for various projects • Write a monthly newsletter article about tips and tricks for designers • Successfully juggle many projects at once for many different departments, printing plants and national accounts

Owner/Web-Graphic Designer – DesignHighway.net – Ft. Lauderdale, FL (2000-present)
• Design many types of print jobs such as magazines, brochures, post cards & business cards • Design and maintain custom websites • Sales, billing, & customer service

Web Designer – SuccessDirectUSA.com – Boca Raton, FL (2002-2004)
• Designed custom websites for many types of online businesses • Maintained websites using Dreamweaver, ImageReady, HTML & CSS • Created many types of printed materials such as business cards, brochures & folders

Web Designer – Get Digital Smart (Donnelley Internet Services) – Miami Lakes, FL (2000)
• Designed graphics, layouts and small business web sites • Designed and animated banners and display ads • Designed and maintained the company intranet site • Digital photography • Liaison for vendors, such as IBM, Earthlink and WebStream

Graphics Trainer – Reuben H. Donnelley – Raleigh, NC (1998-2000)
• Taught Illustrator, Photoshop and computer skills to graphic artists of all skill levels • Certified trainer from Langevin Learning Services • Responsible for hiring and training all new graphic artists • Developed and delivered training classes • Evaluated trainees performance during and after training classes

Graphic Artist – Reuben H. Donnelley – Raleigh, NC (1996-1998)
• Designed hi-impact, spot color and four color yellow page ads & logos • Developed action scripts to automate job functions • Graphics Software Tester

Graphic Artist – Reuben H. Donnelley – Scranton, PA (1994-1996)
• Same as above description

Education AAS Degree in Graphic Design - Luzerne County Comm. College - Nanticoke, PA (1992-1994) Computer Skills Experience on PC & Mac platforms
• Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, ImageReady, & Dimensions • HTML / CSS, Dreamweaver, Captivate and some Flash • MS Office


				
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