Marc Appezzato firstname.lastname@example.org www.graphicspeak.com/portfolio.html (H) 732.827.0120 (C) 732.216.8469 1027 Leesville Ave Rahway, NJ 07065 FLUENCY Illustrator Photoshop InDesign GoLive EXPERTISE Creative Direction Illustration Conceptual Design Brand Management Logo Development Promotions Marketing Web Design Prepress Operations Management Copy Editing Photography Color Separation Asset Library Maintenance Imposition Schemes Materials Research CREATIVE DIRECTOR driving customer-focused artistic needs within highly competitive environments. Collaborates across fundamental design/production elements to determine approach and deliver results. Implements best practices, meeting project requirements within time and budget constraints. Directs diverse portfolios, overseeing the concept lifecycle of large-scale, cross-product initiatives Managed embroidery portfolios for Walt Disney, Anheuser-Busch, Reynolds and Reynolds, overcoming mechanical impediments to execute their brand/message clearly on outer- and inner-wear. Executed projects for JDS Uniphase, Sun Microsystems, Motorola/Emerson, and Alcatel-Lucent, translating intricate wireframe drawings into screen printed material. Conceptualized 7,000+ pieces for various mediums within telecommunications, promotions, websites, and published assets; maintained brand guidelines among all deliverables. Introduces innovative solutions for maximum efficiency and increased productivity Integrated Chinese design team into US operation, transcending language, cultural, and a 12-hour time barrier to shift a speed based frame of mind to a quality based course of action. Cut wasteful material usage 15%, overhauling off-shore system processes to correlate with overall forecasts; trained prepress manager on procedural checklist, performance accountability, and production throughput; overseas prepress unit became self-reliant within 24 months. Created an asset library, reducing sketch time and providing resources to facilitate a 35-design per artist per week schedule. Awarded patent for a progressive sawhorse design, solving pervasive storage and portability obstacles. Bridges communications, aligning corporate objectives with enhanced client satisfaction Formulated strategies with executive managers, identifying opportunities to expand corporate visibility through art work. Initiated/submitted company artwork to national exhibitions, winning multiple 1st prize awards at the EMB Honors Competition. Evaluated technical packs, sourced materials, and identified colors, facilitating accurate pricing models and timely scheduling; increased accuracy 20%. BS, Industrial Technology | Kean College of New Jersey Professional Overview IDEAL JACOBS CORPORATION Prepress Manager/Creative Director, 2006-2009 Oversaw four domestic and four international reports, providing artistic vision and product fabrication for commercial screen-printed goods to the telecom industry. Increased accuracy from 90% to 96%; cut production losses, analyzing workflow and instituting multitiered review protocol; evaluated masters, films, and paperwork to ensure adherence to expectations. Guided department toward a consistent two week ahead-of-production schedule, addressing and documenting design complexities for improved interdepartmental communication and production. Graphic Designer, 2001-2006 Transformed shipping/storage floor-plans, streamlining logistics, tracking, and inventory management. VANTAGE CUSTOM CLASSICS Embroidery Designer, Brand Management, 1997-2001 Illustrated 4,000+ needle ready concepts, rendering the logo marks of Fortune 500 clients. Trained peers on required software, metrics, and techniques.