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marc@graphicspeak.com 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.


				
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